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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

Filing Deadline: December 6, 2019
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): February 2020
Primary: March 3, 2020
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
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(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 16, 2020


Gavin Newsom (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Cox (R) - Businessman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate 
Adriel Hampton (NPP) - Campaign Digital Media Strategist & '09 US Rep Candidate

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Eleni Kounalakis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Melissa Melendez (R) - State Sen., Assemblywoman & Ex-Lake Elsinore City Councilor

[ Alex Padilla (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Lorena Gonzalez (D) - Assemblywoman & Ex-Labor Union Official

[ Betty Yee (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Michelle Steel (R) - Orange Co Supervisor, Ex-Equalization Board Member & '20 US Rep Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

Fiona Ma (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Xavier Becerra (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Ricardo Lara (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Peter Camejo for Governor

(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
Tony Thurmond (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Barbara Boxer - 1992


State Assembly - ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )

State Senate
- ( Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus )


Dianne Feinstein (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

Kamala Harris (D)*- (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.
Akinyemi Agbede (D) - Mathematician & Frequent Candidate
Arun Bhumitra (R) - Engineer, Businessman & '18 Candidate

James Bradley (R) - Business CFO, '18 Candidate & '20 US Rep Candidate

Erin Cruz (R) - Radio Show Host, Ex-HR Specialist, '18 Candidate & '20 US Rep Candidate
Paul Gutierrez (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Project Manager & Law School Graduate
Sarah Liew (R) - Businesswoman & '20 US Rep Candidate
Peter Liu (R) - Insurance Agent, Disabled Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Robert Lucero (D) - Podcast Host & Political PAC Founder
Mark Whitney (L) - Businessman, Libertarian Activist, Felon & '96 St Sen Nominee
John-Michael "JM" Williams (NPP) - Substitute Teacher & '18 US Rep Candidate


District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Audrey Denney (D) - Agricultural Educational Consultant, Farmer & '18 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)
Tamika Hamilton (R) - Pastor & USAF Veteran

District 4:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brynne Kennedy (D) - Software Executive

District 5:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Giblin (R) - IT Technician

District 6:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Bish (R) - Realtor & FInancial Investigator

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Buzz Patterson (R) - Retired USAF Officer, Pilot, Author & Conservative Activist

District 8:
[ Paul Cook (R)* - Candidate for San Bernardino County Supervisor in 2020. ]
Chris Bubser (D) - Engineer & Biotech Consultant

Jay Obernolte (R) - Assemblyman, Ex-Big Bear City Councilman & Computer Engineer

District 9:
Jerry McNerney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tony Amador (R) - Retired US Marshall, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate

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)
Nisha Sharma (R) - Realtor & Community Activist

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site)
Shahid Buttar (D) - Attorney, Singer, Artist, Poet & '18 Candidate

District 13:
Barbara Lee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nikka Piterman (R) - Software Engineer

District 14:
Jackie Speier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ran Petel (R) - Financial Executive, Private Equity Consultant & Israeli Army Veteran

Shirley Temple Black for Congress - 1967

District 15:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Alison Hayden (R) - Teacher, Ex-Peace Corps Official & Ex-Banker

District 16:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Cookingham (R) - Real Estate Agent & Retired Educator

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

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)
Justin Aguilera (R) - Bail Bonds Company Marketing Director & '18 Candidate

District 20:
Jimmy Panetta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Gorman (R) - Monterey County GOP Chair & Financial Advisor

District 21:
T.J. Cox (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Valadao (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Assemblyman & Dairy Farmer

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Arballo (D) - Financial Advisor & Community Activist

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Kim Mangone (D) - Retired Systems Engineer & USAF Veteran

District 24:
Salud Carbajal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andy Caldwell (R) - Radio Talk Show Host & Conservative Activist

District 25:
Mike Garcia (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christy Smith (D) - Assemblywoman, Ex-Newhall School Board Member & Ex-Policy Analyst

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy (R) - Attorney & '18 Assembly Nominee

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Johnny Nalbandian (R) - Businessman, Trump Campaign Activist & '18 Candidate

District 28:
Adam Schiff (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Early (R) - Attorney & '18 Attorney General Candidate

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

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

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Agnes Gibboney (R) - Retired Educational Aide & Anti-Sanctuary Activist

District 32:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joshua Scott (R) - Analyst, Paralegal & '18 Candidate

District 33:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Bradley (R) - Business CFO & '18 US Sen Candidate

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

Peace & Freedom Party

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

District 36:
Raul Ruiz (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Erin Cruz (R) - Radio Show Host, Ex-Human Resource Specialist & '18 US Sen. Candidate

District 37:
Karen Bass (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Errol Webber (R) - Documentary Film Producer & Cinematographer

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Michael Tolar (D) - Retail Store Worker, Desert Storm Veteran & Progressive Activist

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Gil Cisenros (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Young Kim (R) - Ex-Assemblywoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Candidate

District 40:
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)* - (Campaign Site)
C. Antonio Delgado (R) - Attorney

District 41:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aja Smith (R) - Federal Employee, USAF Veteran & '18 Candidate

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Liam O'Mara (D) - College Professor & Sanders Campaign Activist

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Collins (R) - Financial Consultant & Navy Veteran

District 44:
Nanette Barragan (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Analilia Joya (D) - Teacher, Disability Advocate, '13 LA Comptroller Candidate & '18 Water Bd Candidate

District 45:
Katie Porter (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Greg Raths (R) - Mission Viejo Councilman, Businessman, Retired USMC Colonel & '14/'16 Candidate

District 46:
Lou Correa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Waters (R) - Retired Postal Worker & Disabled Veteran

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
Alan Lowenthal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Briscoe (R) - Ocean View School Board Trustee, Business Consultant & '18 Candidate

District 48:
Harley Rouda (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michelle Steel (R) - Orange County Supervisor & Ex-State Board of Equalization Member

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

District 50:
[ Duncan Hunter (R)* - Resigned January 13, 2020, following felony conviction. ]
Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) - Communications Consultant, Ex-US Labor Dept. Official & '18 Candidate
Darrell Issa (R) - Ex-Congressman & Businessman

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 51:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Juan Hidalgo Jr. (R) - Retired USMC Sgt Major & '16/'18 Candidate

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim DeBello (R) - Businessman & Inventor

District 53:
[ Susan Davis (D)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Georgette Gomez (D) - San Diego City Council President
Sara Jacobs (D) - Ex-US State Dept. Official, Ex-UN Official & '18 Candidate


American Independent Party (AIP)
Constitution Party of California (C)
California Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of California (G)
Libertarian Party of California (L)
Peace & Freedom Party (PFP)
Reform Party of California (REF)
California Republican Party (R)
Socialist Party of California (S)
Independent / No Party Preference (NPP)

Maureen Reagan for Congress


Secretary of State's Office

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966


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
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Eureka Times-Standard
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Frontiers Newsmagazine (Gay)
Law.com California
League of Women Voters: California Education Fund
Lompoc Record
Long Beach Press-Telegram
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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)
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Ontario Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Palm Springs Desert Sun News
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Placerville Mountain Democrat
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Rough & Tumble
Sacramento Bee
San Bernadino County Sun
San Diego Daily Transcript
- (Government Section)
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- (Politics Section)
San Francisco Bay Area Reporter (Gay)
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San Francisco Bay View (African-American)
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune
San Jose Mercury News
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Siskiyou Daily News
Smart Voter - League of Women Voters
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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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