- Lieutenant Governor
- Attorney General
- Secretary of State
- Insurance Commissioner
- California Superintendent of Public Instruction
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- Board of Equalization
- State Senate
- State Assembly
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
Note that ties on the Board of Equalization are broken by the vote of the State Controller.
The parties are as follows: American (A), Anti-Monopolist (AM), Constitutional Union (CU), Democratic (D), Independent (I), Nonpartisan (NP), National Union (NU), Progressive (P), Republican (R), Whig (W), and . a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials
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- A Democrat, John Bigler, was re-elected Speaker, continuing in his service from when it was a non-partisan body.
- The Whig sided with the Know-Nothings to elect a Know-Nothing President Pro Tempore, Delos R. Ashley.
- Died in office
- A Democrat, William Irwin, was elected President Pro Tempore with the help of the People's Independent Party.
- A representative of the People's Independent Party, Morris M. Estee, was elected Speaker with the help of Democrats.
- Elected a Democratic President Pro Tempore.
- Appointed to fill vacancy.
- Republicans held the State Controller's office for the duration of this tie and cast the tie-breaking vote here, giving control of the Board to the Republicans.
- A Progressive Speaker was elected with Democratic support.
- Resigned November 8, 1938. Thomas M. Storke (D) was appointed to replace McAdoo on November 9, but as Congress was not in session Storke never took any legislative action or cast any votes in his time as Senator.
- A Democrat, Hugh M. Burns was elected Senate President Pro Tempore.
- Democrat James Mills continued as Senate President Pro Tempore.
- Democratic State Controllers have held office for the entire duration of this tie, giving Democrats control of the Board.
- Deputy officer who served in an acting capacity after a vacancy.
- Democrat Willie Brown continued as Speaker for the first half of 1995 with the support of an Republican-turned-Independent, Paul Horcher, and two Republicans, and those two Republicans, Doris Allen and Brian Setencich, each served as Speaker for three months the second half of 1995. Republican Curt Pringle was then selected as Speaker in 1996 after the Independent and two Republicans were recalled and/or removed from office.
- Recalled in 2003.
- Resigned March 4, 2005. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Cathy Mitchell served in an acting capacity from March 4 until March 29.
- Democratic Senator Josh Newman was recalled and replaced with Republican Ling Ling Chang.
- Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein switched to the Democratic Party.