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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
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on November 28, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Jerry Brown (D)* - Term Limited in 2018. ]
won Gavin Newsom (D) - Lt. Governor, Ex-San Francisco Mayor & Businessman

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

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

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

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

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
[ John Chiang (D)* - Lost Primary for Governor in 2018. ]
won Fiona Ma (D) - State Bd of Equalization Chair, Ex-Assemblywoman & Ex-San Francisco Supervisor

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

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
[ Dave Jones (D)* - Lost Primary for Attorney General in 2018. ]
won Ricardo Lara (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Legislative Aide

Peter Camejo for Governor

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


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.
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)

District 2:
Jared Huffman (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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)

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:
[ Jeff Denham (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won Josh Harder (D) - Venture Capitalist & Business Consultant
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 Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)

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)

District 17:
Ro Khanna (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

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

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

District 21:
[ David Valadao (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won T.J. Cox (D) - Businessman, Chemical Engineer & '06 Nominee

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:
Salud Carbajal (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 25:
[ Steve Knight (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won Katie Hill (D) - Non-Profit Group Executive

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)

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

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

Arianna Huffington - 2003

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

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

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)

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

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

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
[ Ed Royce (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Gil Cisneros (D) - Philanthropist, Lottery Winner & Retireds Navy Officer

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

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

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

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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:
[ Mimi Walters (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won Katie Porter (D) - Attorney, Law Professor & Consumer Advocate

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

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

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

District 48:
[ Dana Rohrabacher (R)* - Lost for Reelection in 2018. ]
won Harley Rouda (D) - Businessman & Attorney

District 49:
[ Darrell Issa (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won Mike Levin (D) - Attorney & Democratic Activist

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

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

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

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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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