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CALIFORNIA

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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: March 14, 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): May 25, 2018
Primary: June 5, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 2, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Jerry Brown (D)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
John Cox (R) - Businessman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Gavin Newsom (D) - Lt. Governor, Ex-San Francisco Mayor & Businessman

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Gavin Newsom (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Ed Hernandez (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Optometrist
Eleni Kounalakis (D) - Ex-US Ambassador, San Francisco Port Commissioner & Businesswoman

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Alex Padilla (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Meuser (R) - Journalist, Attorney, Conservative Activist & '12 State Sen. Candidate

STATE CONTROLLER:
Betty Yee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kostas Roditis (R) - Taxi Company CEO, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
[ John Chiang (D)* - Lost Primary for Governor in 2018. ]
Greg Conlon (R) - Ex-Public Utilities Commissioner, Accountant, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Fiona Ma (D) - State Bd of Equalization Chair, Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-San Francisco Supervisor

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Xavier Becerra (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steven Bailey (R) - Retired Superior Court Judge, Attorney & Ex-State Legislative Aide

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
[ Dave Jones (D)* - Lost Primary for Attorney General in 2018. ]
Ricardo Lara (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Legislative Aide
Steve Poizner (I) - Ex-State Insurance Commissioner, Technology Executive & '10 Gov. Candidate

Peter Camejo for Governor

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
[ Tom Torlakson (D)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Tony Thurmond (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Richmond City Councilman & Ex-School Board Member

Marshall Tuck (D) - Ex-Charter School System CEO, Businessman & '14 Candidate


Barbara Boxer - 1992

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State Assembly - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Dianne Feinstein (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin de Leon (D) - Ex-State Senate President, Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Community Organizer

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

Kamala Harris (D)*- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.
Erin Cruz (R) - Radio Talk Show Host, Ex-Human Resource Specialist & '18 Candidate
Paul Gutierrez (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Project Manager & Law School Graduate


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Audrey Denney (D) - Agricultural Educational Consultant & Farmer

District 2:
Jared Huffman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dale Mensing (R) - Cashier, Navy Veteran & '14/'16 Candidate

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charlie Schaupp (R) - Farmer, Retired USMC Lt Colonel & Frequent Candidate

District 4:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jessica Morse (D) - National Security Strategist & Ex-USAID Official

District 5:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Mills (I) - Mariner

District 6:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jrmar Jefferson (D) - Ex-TV Realtity Show Contestant, '16 Candidate & '14 Supervisor Candidate

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Grant (R) - Businessman & Afghan War Veteran

District 8:
Paul Cook (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Donnelly (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Businessman & '14 Gov. Candidate

District 9:
Jerry McNerney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marla Livengood (R) - Legislative Analyst, Ex-Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 10:
Jeff Denham (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh Harder (D) - Venture Capitalist & Business Consultant

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Fitzgerald (R) - Businessman, Neo-Nazi Activist, Conspiracy Theorist & '12 Candidate

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Lisa Remmer (R) - College Student Support Assistant & GOP Activist

District 13:
Barbara Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Laura Wells (G) - Financial Consultant & Frequent Candidate

District 14:
Jackie Speier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Cristina Osmena (R) - Solar Energy Executive & GOP Activist

Shirley Temple Black for Congress - 1967

District 15:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rudy Peters (R) - Businessman, Community Activist & Navy Veteran

District 16:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Elizabeth Heng (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide

District 17:
Ro Khanna (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Cohen (R) - Accountant & '16 Candidate

District 18:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Christine Russell (R) - Technology Executive

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

District 19:
Zoe Lofgren (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Justin Aguilera (R) - Bail Bonds Company Marketing Director

District 20:
Jimmy Panetta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Kabat (I) - Accountant, Army Veteran, Tea Party Activist & '10/'14 Candidate

District 21:
David Valadao (R)* - (Campaign Site)
T.J. Cox (D) - Businessman, Chemical Engineer & '06 Nominee

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Janz (D) - Attorney

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Majority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Tatiana Matta (D) - Public Relations Consultant

District 24:
Salud Carbajal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Justin Fareed (R) - Businessman, Rancher, Ex-Congressional Aide & '14/'16 Candidate

District 25:
Steve Knight (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Katie Hill (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Antonio Sabato Jr. (R) - Actor & Trump Campaign Activist

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Witt (D) - Railroad Operations Supervisor, Ex-Police Officer & USMC Veteran

District 28:
Adam Schiff (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Nalbandian (R) - Businessman & Trump Campaign Activist

District 29:
Tony Cardenas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Benny Bernal (R) - Retired Labor Union Official, '16 Candidate & '16 LA City Council Candidate

District 30:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Reed (R) - Realtor, Rancher & '14/'16 Candidate

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Flynn (R) - College Professor, Economist & Author

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

District 33:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kenneth Wright (R) - Surgeon & '16 Candidate

District 34:
Jimmy Gomez (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Kenneth Mejia (G) - Accountant, Sanders Campaign Activist & '16/'17 Candidate

Peace & Freedom Party

District 35:
Norma Torres (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Christian Valiente (R) - Janitorial Cleaning Contractor & Army Veteran

District 36:
Raul Ruiz (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Kimberlin Brown Pelzer (R) - Actress, Farmer & Businesswomane

District 37:
Karen Bass (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ron Bassilian (R) - IT Professional

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Ryan Downing (R) - Pastor, Community Activist & '14/'16 Candidate

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
[ Ed Royce (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Gil Cisneros (D) - Philanthropist, Lottery Winner & Retireds Navy Officer
Young Kim (R) - Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 40:
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rodolfo Cortes Barragan (G) - Social Scientist

District 41:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aja Smith (R) - Federal Employee & USAF Veteran

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Julia Peacock (D) - Teacher & Progressive Activist

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Navarro (R) - Businessman, Trump Campaign Activist & '16 Candidate

District 44:
Nanette Barragan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aja Brown (D) - Withdrew, but name remains on ballot.

District 45:
Mimi Walters (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Katie Porter (D) - Attorney, Law Professor & Consumer Advocate

District 46:
Lou Correa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Russ Lambert (R) - Credit Fraud Investigator & USMC Veteran

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
Alan Lowenthal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Briscoe (R) - Ocean View School Board Trustee & Business Consultant

District 48:
Dana Rohrabacher (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Harley Rouda (D) - Businessman & Attorney

District 49:
[ Darrell Issa (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Diane Harkey (R) - Board of Equalization Member, Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-Dana Point Mayor
Mike Levin (D) - Attorney & Democratic Activist

District 50:
Duncan Hunter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) - Communications Consultant & Ex-US Labor Dept. Official

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 51:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Juan Hidalgo Jr. (R) - Retired USMC Sergeant Major & '16 Candidate

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Qudrat (R) - Attorney & Afghan War Veteran

District 53:
Susan Davis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Morgan Murtaugh (R) - Journalist & Conservative Activist



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

American Independent Party
Constitution Party of California
California Democratic Party
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


Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

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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