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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 7, 2014
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): May 2014
Primary: June 3, 2014
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This page was last updated on May 26, 2015


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Jerry Brown (D)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
Gavin Newsom (D) - Lt. Governor, Ex-San Francisco Mayor & Businessman
Steve Westly (D) - Ex-State Controller, Venture Capitalist, Ex-Internet Executive & '06 Candidate

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

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Gavin Newsom (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]

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)* - (Campaign Site)

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
Dave Jones (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Peter Camejo for Governor

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
Tom Torlakson (D)* - (Campaign Site)


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. ]
Akinyemi Agbede (D) - Mathematician, '12 Candidate & '14 Gov. Candidate
Stewart Albertson (D) - Attorney & Army Veteran

Xavier Becerra (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney & '01 L.A. Mayor Candidate
Louis Caldera (D) - Ex-US Army Secretary, Ex-State Assemblyman & Attorney

Kamala Harris (D) - Attorney General & Ex-San Francisco District Attorney
Phillip House (D) - '04 San Francisco Supervisor Candidate
Temperance Lance-Council (D) - Frequent Candidate
Loretta Sanchez (D) - Congresswoman & Ex-Financial Analyst
Rocky Chavez (R) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Oceanside City Councilman & Retired USMC Officer
Tom Del Beccaro (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair & Conservative Blogger

Tim Donnelly (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Businessman, Tea Party Activist & '14 Gov. Candidate

John Estrada (R) - Businessman, Navy Veteran, GOP Activist & '94/'98 US Rep. Candidate
Albert Howard (R) - Singer, Pastor, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Tim Kalemkarian (R) - Frequent Candidate
Robert Molnar (R) - Cryptocurrency Executive & Ex-Political Consultant

Doug Ose (R) - Ex-Congressman, Businessman & '08/'14 US Rep. Candidate

Tom Palzer (R) - Retired Urban Planner & USAF Veteran

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

Duf Sundheim (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair, Attorney & Mediator
Phil Wyman (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney, Rancher & '14 Atty. Gen. Candidate
Jerry Leon Carroll (Independent) - Frequent Candidate
Jason Swaim (Independent) - Oilfield Worker

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)
N. Eugene Cleek (R) - Trauma Surgeon & Farmer

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

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

District 6:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joseph McCray Sr. (R) - Landscaping Contractor, Retired Army Officer & '12/'14 Candidate

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Igor Birman (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide & '14 Candidate
D.A. "Art" Tuma (Libertarian) - Retired Civil Engineer, Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate

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

District 9:
Jerry McNerney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kathryn Nance (R) - Police Officer

District 10:
Jeff Denham (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Barkley (D) - Attorney, Democratic Activist, Navy Veteran & '12/'14 Candidate

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

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

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
John Dennis (R) - Businessman, Ron Paul Campaign Activist & Frequent Candidate
Barry Hermanson (Green) - Businessman, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate

Preston Picus (Independent) - Writer & Ex-Teacher

Desmond Thorsson (Independent) - Businessman & Ex-TV/Radio Broadcaster & '14 Candidate

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)
David Rogers (R) - Madera County Supervisor, Ex-Chowchilla City Councilman & General Contractor
Johnny Tacherra (R) - Farmer & '12/'14 Candidate

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

District 21:
David Valadao (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joaquin Arambula (D) - Physician & Son of Ex-Assemblyman Juan Arambula
John Hernandez (D) - Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO & '12/'14 Candidate

Daniel Parra (D) - Fowler City Councilman, Computer Systems Analyst & USAF Veteran

Michael Rubio (D) - Ex-State Sen.

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. ]
Benny Bernal (D) - Retired Labor Union Local VP & Community Activist
Salud Carbajal (D) - Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Ex-Public Administrator & USMC Veteran
Bill Ostrander (D) - Farmer & Campaign Finance Reform Activist
Helene Schneider (D) - Santa Barbara Mayor & Ex-Santa Barbara City Councilwoman
Katcho Achadjian (R) - State Assemblyman, Ex-San Luis Obispo County Supervisor & Businessman
Justin Fareed (R) - Businessman, Rancher, Ex-Congressional Aide & '14 Candidate
Steve Isakson (Independent) - Electronical Engineer & '14 Candidate

District 25:
Steve Knight (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Maria Gutzeit (D) - Santa Clarita Water Board Member, Businesswoman & Environmental Engineer
Lou Vince (D) - Agua Dulce Town Councilman, Police Officer, USMC Veteran & '14 LA County Sheriff Candidate

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

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)

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

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

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Baca (D/R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Army Veteran & '12/'14 Candidate

Paul Chabot (R) - Businessman, Retired Navy Officer, '14 Candidate & '10 State Assembly Candidate

District 32:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Art Alas (R) - Realtor, GOP Activist, Ex-Pro Soccer Player & '14 Candidate

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

District 34:
Xavier Becerra (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Howard Johnson (PFP) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate

Peace & Freedom Party

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

District 36:
Raul Ruiz (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Lupe Ramos Watson (R) - Indio City Councilor & Businesswoman

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

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Benjamin Campos (R) - Accountant, Army Veteran & '12/'14 Candidate

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)
Tim Sheridan (D) - Attorney, Labor Union Organizer, Democratic Activist & '14 Candidate

Bob Dornan

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

District 44:
[ Janice Hahn (D)* - Candidate for Los Angeles County Supervisor in 2016. ]
Carmen Avalos (D) - South Gate City Clerk, Ex-Teacher, Ex-Medical Researcher & '10 Assembly Candidate

Nanette Barragan (D) - Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman & Attorney

Maria Davila (D) - South Gate City Councilor

Isadore Hall III (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & '12 Candidate
Marcus Musante (D) - Attorney & '11 Los Angeles District Attorney Candidate

District 45:
Mimi Walters (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Lauten (R) - Vietnam War Veteran, LaRouche Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 46:
[ Loretta Sanchez (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2016. ]
Claudia Alvarez (D) - Community College Trustee & Ex-Santa Ana City Councilwoman
Valerie Amezcua (D) - Santa Ana School Board Member & Probation Officer
Jordan Brandman (D) - Anaheim City Councilman & Ex-Anaheim School Board Member

Lou Correa (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Orange County Supervisor & Attorney

Michele Martinez (D) - Santa Ana City Councilwoman & Graduate Student
Vincent Sarmiento (D) - Santa Ana City Councilman & Attorney
Jose Solorio (D) - Community College Trustee, Ex-State Assemblyman & '14 State Sen. Candidate

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)

District 50:
Duncan Hunter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
James Kimber (D) - Physician Assistant, Navy Veteran & '14 Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

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

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jacquie Atkinson (R) - Iraq War Veteran, Defense Contractor Program Manager & LGBT Activist

District 53:
Susan Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Ash (R) - Business Consultant
Matt Mendoza (R) - Aerospace Factory Program Manager
James Veltmeyer (R) - Physician


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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