* Term of Office: 6 years
* One of two U.S. Senators who represent California's interests
in the Senate in Washington, D.C.
* Proposes and votes on new national laws.
* As a U.S. Senator, votes on confirming federal judges and U.S.
Supreme Court Justices.
* SALARY - $133,600
Mike Huffington - Republican
Dianne Feinstein - Democrat
Barbara Blong - Green
Richard Boddie - Libertarian
Linh Dao - American Independent
Review/Analysis by the California Journal
Feinstein vs. Huffington: Wealth battles wealth in the race for U.S. Senate
Past and present officeholders
|Office Holder||Party Affiliation||Years in Office|
|Dianne Feinstein||Democrat||1992 - Present|
|Barbara Boxer||Democrat||1992 - Present|
|John Seymour||Republican||1991 - 1992|
|Pete Wilson||Republican||1983 - 1990|
|Alan Cranston||Democrat||1969 - 1992|
|S.I. Hayakawa||Republican||1977 - 1982|