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CALIFORNIA

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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline: March 11, 2016 (March 16 in races where no incumbent is seeking reelection)
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): May 24, 2016
Primary: June 7, 2016

This page was last updated on June 15, 2016


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Jerry Brown (D)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
David Asem (D)

John Chiang (D) - State Treasurer, Ex-State Controller, Ex-State Board of Equalization Member & Attorney

Grant Handlik (Independent) - Businessman & Ex-Commercial Diver
Allen Ishida (R) - Tulare County Supervisor, Farmer, Ex-USDA Official & Ex-Realtor
Gavin Newsom (D) - Lt. Governor, Ex-San Francisco Mayor & Businessman

Steve Poizner (R) - Ex-State Insurance Commissioner, Technology Executive & '10 Candidate

Scot Sturtevant (Independent) - Healthcare Consultant & Ex-Paramedic

Ashley Swearengin (R) - Fresno Mayor, Ex-Economic Development Executive & '14 State Controller Nominee
Antonio Villaraigosa (D) - Ex-Los Angeles Mayor, Ex-State Assembly Speaker & Ex-Los Angeles City Councilman

Steve Westly (D) - Ex-State Controller, Venture Capitalist, Ex-Internet Executive & '06 Candidate

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Gavin Newsom (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Tom Berryhill (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Farmer
Anthony Cannella (R) - State Sen. & Ex-Ceres Mayor
Kevin DeLeon (D) - State Senate President Pro Tem, Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Community Organizer

Jeff Denham (R) - Congressman & Ex-State Sen.

David Fennell (R) - Venture Capitalist
Mike Gatto (D) - State Assemblyman, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Ed Hernandez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Optometrist
Mark Leno (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-San Francisco Supervisor
Matthew Rizzie (R) - Attorney & Psychologist
Darrell Steinberg (D) - Ex-State Senate President Pro Tem, Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Sacramento City Councilman

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Alex Padilla (D)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE CONTROLLER:
Betty Yee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ashley Swearengin (R) - Fresno Mayor, Ex-Economic Development Executive & '14 Nominee

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
John Chiang (D)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Kamala Harris (D)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Ellen Corbett (D) - Ex-State Senate Majority Leader, Attorney & '14 US Rep. Candidate
Lou Correa (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Orange County Supervisor & Attorney
Dario Frommer (D) - Ex-State Assembly Majority Leader & Attorney
Dave Jones (D) - State Insurance Commissioner, Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Sacramento Councilman & Attorney

Nancy O'Malley (D) - Alameda County District Attorney

Mike Ramos (R) - San Bernardino County District Attorney & Ex-Redlands School Board Member
Dan Wagner (R) - Attorney

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
[ Dave Jones (D)* - Candidate for Attorney General in 2018. ]
Susan Bonilla (D) - State Assemblywoman & '15 State Sen. Candidate
Henry Perea (D) - Ex-State Assemblyman & Lobbyist

Peter Camejo for Governor

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
[ Tom Torlakson (D)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]


Barbara Boxer - 1992

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State Assembly - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

U.S. SENATOR:

[ Barbara Boxer (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Kamala Harris (D) - Attorney General & Ex-San Francisco District Attorney
Loretta Sanchez (D) - Congresswoman & Ex-Financial Analyst

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

Dianne Feinstein (D)* - Next Election in 2018.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Reed (D) - Attorney & Electrical Engineer

District 2:
Jared Huffman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dale Mensing (R) - Supermarket Supervisor, Navy Veteran & '14 Candidate

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
N. Eugene Cleek (R) - Trauma Surgeon & Farmer

District 4:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Derlet (D) - Physician & Ex-Medical School Professor

District 5:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carlos Santamaria (R) - Construction Energy Efficiency Consultant

District 6:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Evans (R) - Retired Government Auditor & '96/'98 Candidate

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Jones (R) - Sacramento County Sheriff

District 8:
Paul Cook (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rita Ramirez (D) - Ex-Copper Mountain Community College Trustee, Educator & '12 Candidate

District 9:
Jerry McNerney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tony Amador (R) - Ex-US Marshall, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate

District 10:
Jeff Denham (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Eggman (D) - Bee Farmer & '14 Nominee

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Roger Petersen (R) - Political Consultant, Retired HR Manager, Vietnam War Veteran & '08 Nominee

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Robert Miller (R) - Retired Electrician

District 13:
Barbara Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sue Caro (R) - Retired Realtor & Ex-Alameda County GOP Chair

District 14:
Jackie Speier (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Shirley Temple Black for Congress - 1967

District 15:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Danny Turner (R) - Businessman

District 16:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Tacherra (R) - Farmer & '12/'14 Candidate

District 17:
Mike Honda (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ro Khanna (D) - Ex-US Commerce Dept. Official, Educator & '14 Candidate

District 18:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Fox (R) - Physician, Attorney & '14 Candidate

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

District 19:
Zoe Lofgren (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
G. Burt Lancaster (R) - Technology Consultant & '14 State Assembly Candidate

District 20:
[ Sam Farr (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Casey Lucius (R) - Pacific Grove City Councilwoman, College Professor & Navy Veteran
Jimmy Panetta (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran, Community Activist & Son of Ex-Cong Leon Panetta

District 21:
David Valadao (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Emilio Huerta (D) - Attorney & Civil Rights Activist

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Louie Campos (D) - College Student & Tutor

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Majority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Wendy Reed (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive & Conservation Activist

District 24:
[ Lois Capps (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Salud Carbajal (D) - Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Ex-Public Administrator & USMC Veteran
Justin Fareed (R) - Businessman, Rancher, Ex-Congressional Aide & '14 Candidate

District 25:
Steve Knight (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Bryan Caforio (D) - Attorney

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rafael Dagnesses (R) - Realtor, Ex-Police Officer, USMC Veteran & '14 Candidate

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jack Orswell (R) - Private Investigator, Ex-FBI Agent & '12/'14 Candidate

District 28:
Adam Schiff (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lenore Solis (R) - Tax Preparer & Paralegal

District 29:
Tony Cardenas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Richard Alarcon (D) - Ex-Los Angeles City Councilor, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Assemblyman

District 30:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Reed (R) - Businessman, Realtor, Rancher & '14 Candidate

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Chabot (R) - Businessman, Retired Navy Officer, '14 Candidate & '10 State Assembly Candidate

District 32:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gordon Fisher (R) - Businessman

District 33:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kenneth Wright (R) - Physician

District 34:
Xavier Becerra (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Adrienne Edwards (D) - Community Organizer & '14 Candidate

Peace & Freedom Party

District 35:
Norma Torres (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tyler Fischella (R) - Business Development Associate & '15 San Dimas City Council Candidate

District 36:
Raul Ruiz (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Jeff Stone (R) - State Sen., Ex-Riverside County Supervisor, Ex-Temecula Mayor & Pharmacist

District 37:
Karen Bass (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Wiggins (D) - HR Recruiter & Ex-Congressional Intern

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Ryan Downing (R) - Pastor, Community Activist & '14 Candidate

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Ed Royce (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brett Murdock (D) - Ex-Brea Mayor & Attorney

District 40:
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Roman Gonzalez (Independent) - Medical Technician

District 41:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Shepherd (R) - Real Estate Broker

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Sheridan (D) - Attorney, Labor Union Organizer, Democratic Activist & '14 Candidate

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Navarro (R) - Businessman & GOP Activist

District 44:
[ Janice Hahn (D)* - Candidate for Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2016. ]
Nanette Barragan (D) - Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman & Attorney
Isadore Hall III (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & '12 Candidate

District 45:
Mimi Walters (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Varasteh (D) - Scientist, Businessman, Democratic Activist & '12 Candidate

District 46:
[ Loretta Sanchez (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Lou Correa (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Orange County Supervisor & Attorney

Bao Nguyen (D) - Garden Grove Mayor & Ex-Garden Grove School Board Member
Bob Peterson (R) - Orange County Sheriff’s Department Commander & Community Activist

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
Alan Lowenthal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andy Whallon (R) - Engineer, GOP Activist & '14 Candidate

District 48:
Dana Rohrabacher (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sue Savary (D) - Retired College Professor, Management Consultant & '14 Candidate

District 49:
Darrell Issa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Douglas Applegate (D) - Attorney, Iraq War Veteran & Retired USMC Colonel

District 50:
Duncan Hunter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Malloy (D) - Real Estate Broker

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 51:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Juan Hidalgo (R) - Retired USMC Sergeant Major

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Denise Gitsham (R) - Political Consultant, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 53:
Susan Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Ash (R) - Business Consultant


Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

American Independent Party
California Democratic Party
Constitution Party of California
Green Party of California
Libertarian Party of California
Peace & Freedom Party
Reform Party of California
California Republican Party
Socialist Party of California


Maureen Reagan for Congress

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


Norm Mineta for Congress

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alameda Times-Star
Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale)
Around the Capitol
Bakersfield Californian
Beverly Hills Weekly
California Greening
California Voter Foundation
CalNews.com (Conservative)
Capitol Alert (Sacramento)
Contra Costa Times
Davis Enterprise
East Bay Express (Alternative)
ElectionVolunteer.com
Eureka Times-Standard
FlashReport.org (Conservative)
Frontiers Newsmagazine (Gay)
Law.com California
League of Women Voters: California Education Fund
Lompoc Record
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Los Angeles City Beat (Alternative)
Los Angeles Daily Breeze
Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Jewish Journal
Los Angeles Times
- (Politics Section)
Los Angeles Weekly (Alternative)
- (Politics Section)
Modesto Bee
Nevada City Union

John G Schmitz for US Senate - 1982

North County Times (San Diego/Riverside)
Oakland Tribune
Orange County Now
Orange County Register
Orange County Weekly (Alternative)
Ontario Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Palm Springs Desert Sun News
Pasadena Star-News
Placerville Mountain Democrat
Political Vanguard (Republican)
PolitickerCA
Pomona Inland Valley News (African-American)
Redlands Daily Facts
Ridgecrest Daily Independent
Riverside Press-Enterprise / Inland Empire Online
Rough & Tumble
Sacramento Bee
San Bernadino County Sun
San Diego Daily Transcript
- (Government Section)
San Diego Union Tribune
- (Politics Section)
San Francisco Bay Area Reporter (Gay)
San Francisco Bay Guardian (Alternative)
San Francisco Bay View (African-American)
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Usual Suspects (Politics)
San Francisco Weekly (Alternative)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
San Jose Mercury News
San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune
Santa Barbara News-Press
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
Siskiyou Daily News
Smart Voter - League of Women Voters
Solano County Daily Republic
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Stockton Record
Tahoe World
Torrance Daily Breeze
Vacaville Reporter
Valley Roadrunner
Ventura County Star
Watch Sonoma County (Politics)
Whittier Daily News

Duke Cunningham for Congress

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