King Hall Candidates Sweep 2010 Election Races
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye '84, Darrell Steinberg '84, and other UC Davis School of Law graduates swept the board in the November 2010 election, winning a series of state and national offices.
Cantil-Sakauye, who was named by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as his choice for Chief Justice of California in July, was confirmed by voters November 2, becoming the first Asian American to lead the state's judiciary and giving the California Supreme Court its first female majority. Justice Kathleen Butz '81 also received voter approval, winning reelection to the 3rd District Courts of Appeal bench with more than 69 percent of the vote.
In the District 7 Congressional race, Democrat George Miller '72 bucked a national trend and was returned to office for his nineteenth term, winning more than 67 percent of the vote.
In the California Legislature, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg '84 easily won reelection in District 6. Assemblyman Charles Calderon '75 also triumphed as an incumbent, winning reelection to the 58th District Assembly seat with more than 69 percent of the vote. Luis Alejo '01 won the California 28th District Assembly seat as a newcomer to the state Legislature.