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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: March 11, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): May 2022
Primary: June 7, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on June 28, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Gavin Newsom (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Dahle (R) - State Sen., Ex-Assemblyman, Ex-Lassen County Commissioner & Farmer

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Eleni Kounalakis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Angela Underwood Jacobs (R) - Ex-Lancaster City Councilwoman & Businesswoman

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Shirley Weber (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rob Bernosky (R) - Financial Executive

STATE CONTROLLER:
[ Betty Yee (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Lanhee Chen (R) - Policy Analyst, Attorney & Political Scientist
Malia Cohen (D) - State Board of Equalization Member & Ex-San Francisco Board President

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
Fiona Ma (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jack Guerrero (R) - Cudahy City Councilman, Investment Banker, Accountant & '18 Candidate

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Rob Bonta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nathan Hochman (R) - Ex-US Attorney & Ex-Los Angeles Ethics Commissioner

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
Ricardo Lara (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marc Levine (D) - State Assemblyman & Ex-San Rafael City Councilman

Peter Camejo for Governor

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
Tony Thurmond (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lance Christensen (R) - Policy Executive & Ex-Legislative Aide


Barbara Boxer - 1992

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State Assembly - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Alex Padilla (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Meuser (R) - Attorney, '18 Sec of State Candidate & '12 St Sen Candidate

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

Dianne Feinstein (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Joshua Bocanegra (D)
Carson Franklin Jr. (D)
Denice Gary-Pandol (R) - Podcast Host & Writer
Jessica Resendez (D) - Digital Content Editor & Progressive Activist


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Max Steiner (D) - Ex-US Foreign Service Diplomat, US Army Reservist & Iraq War Veteran

District 2:
Jared Huffman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Doug Brower (R) - Ex-Ferndale City Councilman, Pastor & Humboldt County GOP Chair

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
[ Tom McClintock (R)* - Seeking Re-Election in CD-5. ]
Kermit Jones (D) - Physician & Iraq War Veteran
Kevin Kiley (R) - State Assemblyman, Attorney & '21 Gov Candidate

District 4:
Mike Thompson (D)*- (Campaign Site)
Matt Brock (R) - Water Utility Supervisor & '20 City Council Candidate

District 5:
[ Connie Conway (R)* - Current CD-5 (Old CD-22) Incumbent - Not Running in 2022. ]
Tom McClintock (R)* - Current CD-3 Incumbent
- (Campaign Site)
Mike Barkley (D) - Attorney, Accountant, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tamika Hamilton (R) - Pastor, USAF Veteran & '20 Candidate

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Max Semenenko (R) - Real Estate Developer, Realtor & Community Activist

District 8:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rudy Recile (R) - Businessman, Retired Army Officer & Trump Campaign Activist

District 9:
[ Jerry McNerney (D)* - CD-9 Incumbent - Retiring in 2022. ]
Josh Harder (D)* - CD-13 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Tom Patti (R) - San Joaquin County Supervisor & Businessman

District 10:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Kerr (G) - Gardener, Army Veteran, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site)
John Dennis (R) - Businessman, Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 12:
Barbara Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Slauson (R) - Electrical Engineer & Frequent Candidate

District 13:
[ OPEN SEAT - NO INCUMBENT]
John Duarte (R) - Nursery Owner & Farmer
Adam Gray (D) - State Assemblyman & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 14:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Alison Hayden (R) - Teacher, Ex-Peace Corps Official, Ex-Banker & '20 Candidate

Shirley Temple Black for Congress - 1967

District 15:
[ Jackie Speier (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
David Canepa (D) - San Mateo County Supervisor & Ex-Daly City Councilman
Kevin Mullin (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-South San Francisco Councilman & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 16:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rishi Kumar (D) - Saratoga City Councilman, Engineer, Businessman & '20 Candidate

District 17:
Ro Khanna (D)*- (Campaign Site)
Ritesh Tandon (R) - Businessman, Computer Engineer & '20 Candidate

District 18:
Zoe Lofgren (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Peter Hernandez (R) - San Benito County Supervisor & Ex-School Board Member

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

District 19:
Jimmy Panetta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Gorman (R) - Financial Advisor, GOP Activist & '20 Candidate

District 20:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Marisa Wood (D) - Teacher

District 21:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Maher (R) - Businessman, Ex-FBI Agent & Navy Veteran

District 22:
David Valadao (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rudy Salas (D) - State Assemblyman & Ex-Bakersfield City Councilman

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Jay Obernolte (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Derek Marshall (D) - Community Organizer, Ex-Tech Executive & Progressive Activist

District 24:
Salud Carbajal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brad Allen (R) - Surgeon & '14 Candidate

District 25:
Raul Ruiz (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Brian Hawkins (R) - San Jacinto City Councilman & Pastor

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Jacobs (R) - Attorney

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Mike Garcia (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christy Smith (D) - Ex-State Assemblywoman, Ex-School Board Member & '20 Nominee

District 28:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Wes Hallman (R) - Nonprofit Group Executive & Retired USAF Colonel

District 29:
Tony Cardenas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Angelica Duenas (D) - HR Professional, Peace Activist & '18/'20 Candidate

District 30:
Adam Schiff (D)* - (Campaign Site)
G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo (D) - Community Activist, Drag Performer & '20 Candidate

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Dan Martinez (R) - Attorney & Talent Scout

District 32:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lucie Volotzky (R) - Businesswoman, Realtor & '20 Assembly Candidate

District 33:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Porter (R) - Disaster Response Coordinator & Ex-Hospitality Worker

District 34:
Jimmy Gomez (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
David Kim (D) - Movie Executive, Attorney, Neighborhood Council Member & '20 Candidate

Peace & Freedom Party

District 35:
Norma Torres (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Cargile (R) - Independent Filmmaker, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 36:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Collins (R) - Financial Consultant, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate

District 37:
[ Karen Bass (D)* - Candidate for Los Angeles Mayor in 2022. ]
Sydney Kamlager (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-Community College Trustee
Jan Perry (D) - Ex-Los Angeles City Councilwoman, Ex-Economic Official & '13 Mayor Candidate

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Eric Ching (R) - Walnut City Councilman & Businessman

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aja Smith (R) - Businessman, USAF Veteran & '18/'20 Candidate

District 40:
Young Kim (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Asif Mahmood (D) - Physician & '18 State Insurance Comm Candidate

District 41:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Will Rollins (D) - Ex-Federal Prosecutor

District 42:
[ Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)* - Old CD-40 Incumbent - Retiring in 2022. ]
[ Alan Lowenthal (D)* - Old CD-47 Incumbent - Retiring in 2022. ]
John Briscoe (R) - School Board Trustee, Business Consultant & '18/'20 Candidate
Robert Garcia (D) - Long Beach Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & College Professor

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Omar Navarro (R) - Alt-Right Activist, Convicted Stalker & Frequent Candidate

District 44:
Nanette Barragan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Jones (R) - Pastor & '20 Candidate

District 45:
Michelle Steel (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Chen (D) - Community College Trustee, Businessman & Navy Reserve Officer

District 46:
Lou Correa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Gonzalez (R) - Attorney, Army Veteran, '20 Candidate & '10 Mayor Candidate

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
Katie Porter (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Baugh (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney & '18 Candidate

District 48:
Darrell Issa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Houlahan (D) - Ex-Santee City Councilman, Nurse & '20 Mayor Candidate

District 49:
Mike Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Maryott (R) - San Juan Capistrano Councilman, Financial Advisor & '18/'20 Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 50:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Corey Gustafson (R) - Businessman

District 51:
Sara Jacobs (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Stan Caplan (R) - Businessman

District 52:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tyler Geffeney (R) - Businessman & Pastor



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

American Independent Party (AIP)
American Solidarity Party (ASP)
California National Party (CNP)
Common Sense Party
Constitution Party of California (C)
California Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of California (G)
Libertarian Party of California (L)
Peace & Freedom Party (PFP)
People's Party (PP)
Rally West Party (RW)
Reform Party of California (REF)
California Republican Party (R)
Socialist Party of California (S)
Socialist Workers Party (SWP)
Independent / No Party Preference (NPP)
Write-In Candidate (WI)


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 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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