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CALIFORNIA

Your complete directory of California candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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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 December 2, 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
Delaine Eastin (D) - Ex-State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ex-State Assemblywoman & Educator
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
Loretta Sanchez (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-Financial Analyst & '16 US Sen. 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
Ed Hernandez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Optometrist
Mark Leno (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-San Francisco Supervisor
Matthew Rizzie (D) - Attorney & Psychologist

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)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Mike Gatto (D) - State Assemblyman, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Fiona Ma (D) - State Board of Equalization Chair, Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-San Francisco Superviso

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Xavier Becerra (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dario Frommer (D) - Ex-State Assembly Majority Leader & Attorney
Dave Jones (D) - State Insurance Commissioner, Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Sacramento Councilman & Attorney
Mike Ramos (R) - San Bernardino County District Attorney & Ex-Redlands School Board Member

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

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 2:
Jared Huffman (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 4:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 6:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
Paul Cook (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 9:
Jerry McNerney (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Jeff Denham (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)

District 13:
Barbara Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

Shirley Temple Black for Congress - 1967

District 15:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 16:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 17:
[ Mike Honda (D)* - Defeated for Re-election in 2016. ]
Ro Khanna (D) - Ex-US Commerce Dept. Official, Educator & '14 Candidate

District 18:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

District 19:
Zoe Lofgren (D)*
- (Campaign Site)

District 20:
[ Sam Farr (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Jimmy Panetta (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran, Community Activist & Son of Ex-Cong Leon Panetta

District 21:
David Valadao (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Majority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)

District 24:
[ Lois Capps (D)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Salud Carbajal (D) - Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Ex-Public Administrator & USMC Veteran

District 25:
Steve Knight (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 28:
Adam Schiff (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 29:
Tony Cardenas (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 30:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 32:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 33:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 34 - Special Election in 2017:
[ Xavier Becerra (D)* - Resigned December 1, 2016 to become Attorney General. ]
Gil Cedillo (D) - Los Angeles City Councilman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Attorney
Jimmy Gomez (D) - State Assemblyman
Jose Huizar (D) - Los Angeles City Councilman & Attorney

John Perez (D) - Ex-State Assembly Speaker, Ex-Labor Organizer & '14 State Controller Candidate

Peace & Freedom Party

District 35:
Norma Torres (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 36:
Raul Ruiz (D)* -
(Campaign Site)

District 37:
Karen Bass (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Ed Royce (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 40:
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 41:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 44:
[ Janice Hahn (D)* - Candidate for Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2016. ]
Nanette Barragan (D) - Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman & Attorney

District 45:
Mimi Walters (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
Alan Lowenthal (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 48:
Dana Rohrabacher (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 49:
Darrell Issa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Applegate (D) - Attorney, Iraq War Veteran, Retired USMC Colonel & '16 Nominee

District 50:
Duncan Hunter (R)* - (Campaign Site)

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 51:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 53:
Susan Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)


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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