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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

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
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on March 20, 2019


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Gavin Newsom (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Eleni Kounalakis (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

STATE CONTROLLER:
Betty Yee (D)* - (Campaign Site)

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
Fiona Ma (D)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Xavier Becerra (D)* - (Campaign Site)

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
Ricardo Lara (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Peter Camejo for Governor

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


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) - Next Election in 2024.

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

Kamala Harris (D)*- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.
James Bradley (R) - Business CFO, '18 Candidate & '20 US Rep Candidate
Erin Cruz (R) - Radio Talk Show Host, Ex-Human Resource Specialist & '18 Candidate
Paul Gutierrez (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Project Manager & Law School Graduate
John-Michael "JM" Williams (I) - Substitute Teacher & '18 US Rep Candidate


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jason Cienkus (D) - Digital Marketing Consultant
Audrey Denney (D) - Agricultural Educational Consultant, Farmer & '18 Candidate
David "Chuck" Peterson (D) - Technology Professional & Frequent Candidate 

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

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

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

District 4:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Frame (D) - Media Production Specialist & Progressive Activist

District 5:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jason Kishineff (G) - Sanders Campaign Activist & '18 Candidate

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

Tony Coelho

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

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

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

District 10:
Josh Harder (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ted Howze (R) - Ex-Turlock City Councilman, Veterinarian & '18 Candidate 

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

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

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site)
Agatha Bacelar (I) - Multimedia Content Manager
John Dennis (R) - Businessman, Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate
Stephen Jaffe (D) - Attorney, Sanders Campaign Activist & '18 Candidate

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

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:
Ro Khanna (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rishi Kumar (D) - Saratoga City Councilman, Businessman & Mechanical Engineer

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

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

District 20:
Jimmy Panetta (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 21:
T.J. Cox (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ricardo "Rico" Franco (D) - Technology Consultant & '18 Candidate

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

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

District 24:
Salud Carbajal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Angela Kennedy (D)

District 25:
Katie Hill (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Patron (R)

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)
Akinyemi Agbede (D) - Mathematician & Frequent Candidate

District 29:
Tony Cardenas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Angelica Duenas (D) - HR Professional, Peace Activist & '18 Candidate
Abdeli Sanchez (D)

District 30:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Danny Fabricant (R) - Convicted Drug Trafficker & Federal Prisoner

Mark Reed (R) - Realtor, Rancher & Frequent Candidate

Arianna Huffington - 2003

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

District 32:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Ann Lutz (D) - Ex-Monrovia Mayor & Ex-Congressional Aide
Andre Quintero (D) - El Monte Mayor, Ex-Community College Trustee & Attorney

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

District 34:
Jimmy Gomez (D)*
- (Campaign Site)

Peace & Freedom Party

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

District 36:
Raul Ruiz (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Kimberlin Brown Pelzer (R) - Actress, Farmer, Businesswoman & '18 Candidate

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

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

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Gil Cisenros (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Cox (I) - Journalist & Photographer

Young Kim (R) - Ex-State Assemblywoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Candidate

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

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

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Liam O'Mara (D) - College Professor & Sanders Campaign Activist
Julia Peacock (D) - Teacher, Progressive Activist & '18 Candidate

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Navarro (R) - Businessman, Trump Campaign Activist & '16/'18 Candidate

District 44:
Nanette Barragan (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 45:
Katie Porter (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Don Sedgwick (R) - Laguna Hills City Councilman, Ex-School Board Member & Businessman

District 46:
Lou Correa (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

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

District 48:
Harley Rouda (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Bradley (R) - Business CFO & '18 US Sen Candidate
Brian Burley (R) - Technology Consultant & '18 Huntington Beach City Council Candidate

Janet Nguyen (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Orange County Supervisor & Ex-Garden Grove City Councilor
George Papadopoulos (R) - Oil/Gas Consultant, Ex-Trump Campaign Advisor & Felon

Daniel Rice (R)

District 49:
Mike Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Knoblock (R) - Ex-San Clemente City Councilman & Attorney
Brian Maryott (R) - San Juan Capistrano Mayor, Financial Advisor & '18 Candidate
Grace Williams (D) - Perris City Economic Development Director & Army Veteran

District 50:
Duncan Hunter (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) - Communications Consultant, Ex-US Labor Dept. Official & '18 Candidate
Matt Rahn (R) - Temecula Mayor, Educator & Attorney
Bill Wells (R) - El Cajon Mayor, Healthcare Executive, Clinical Psychologist & '18 Candidate
Larry Wilske (R) - Retired Navy SEAL, '18 Assembly Candidate & '14 Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 51:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aeiramique Glass (D) - Ex-Radio Talk Show Host

Juan Hidalgo Jr. (R) - Retired USMC Sergeant Major & '16/'18 Candidate

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Qudrat (R) - Attorney, Afghan War Veteran & '18 Candidate
James Veltmeyer (R) - Physician & '16/'18 Candidate

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



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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