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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 8, 2023
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): February 20, 2024
Primary: March 5, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on January 26, 2023


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Gavin Newsom (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Rob Bonta (D) - Attorney General, Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Alameda City Councilman
Eleni Kounalakis (D) - Lt Governor, Ex-US Ambassador & Businesswoman
Fiona Ma (D) - State Treasurer, Ex-Equalization Board Member & Ex-State Assemblywoman

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Eleni Kounalakis (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Fiona Ma (D) - State Treasurer, Ex-Equalization Member & Ex-State Assemblywoman

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Shirley Weber (D)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE CONTROLLER:
Malia Cohen (D)* - (Campaign Site)

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
[ Fiona Ma (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Ricardo Lara (D) - State Insurance Commissioner, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Legislative Aide

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Rob Bonta (D)* - (Campaign Site)

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
[ Ricardo Lara (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]

Peter Camejo for Governor

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
[ Tony Thurmond (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]


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)
Jeremy Fennell (D)
Carson Franklin Jr. (D) - IT Management Consultant
Denice Gary-Pandol (R) - Podcast Host & Writer
Denard Ingram (D) - Social Worker, Psychologist & Democratic Activist

Ro Khanna (D) - Congressman, Attorney & Ex-US Commerce Dept Official

Zakaria Kortam (R) - College Student
Barbara Lee (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Assemblywoman
Peter Liu (R) - Insurance Agent, Disabled Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
David Peterson (D) - Technology Professional & Frequent Candidate
Katie Porter (D) - Congresswoman, Attorney & Ex-Law Professor
Jessica Resendez (D) - Digital Content Editor & Progressive Activist
Adam Schiff (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

Alex Padilla (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2028.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Lavin (D) - Businessman, Motivational Speaker & Author
Trenten Phillips (NPP) - Business Development Associate & Navy Veteran
Aaron Webster (D) - Screenwriter & Documentary Filmmaker

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

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
Kevin Kiley (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kermit Jones (D) - Physician, Iraq War Veteran & '22 Candidate

District 4:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Brock (R) - Water Utility Supervisor, '22 Candidate & '20 City Council Candidate

District 5:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (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/'22 Candidate

Omba Kipuke (D) - Policy Analyst , Graduate Student & Army Veteran

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 9:
Josh Harder (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Kerr (G) - Gardener, Army Veteran, Progressive Activist & '20/'22 Candidate

Harvey Milk for Supervisor

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

District 12:
[ Barbara Lee (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]

District 13:
John Duarte (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
Phil Arballo (D) - Financial Advisor, Community Activist & '20/'22 Candidate

Brad Boyd (D) - Retired Army Colonel & Ex-Congressional Aide
Angelina Rosario Sigala (D) - Public Health Educator

District 14:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Shirley Temple Black for Congress - 1967

District 15:
Kevin Mullin (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 16:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rishi Kumar (D) - Saratoga City Councilman, Engineer, Businessman & '20/'22 Candidate
Joe Simitian (D)- Santa Clara County Supervisor, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Palo Alto Mayor
Greg Tanaka (D) - Palo Alto City Councilman, Engineer, Businessman & '22 Candidate

District 17:
Ro Khanna (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Dehn (L) - Ex-Libertarian Party National Secretary & Frequent Candidate

Ritesh Tandon (R) - Businessman, Computer Engineer & '20/'22 Candidate

District 18:
Zoe Lofgren (D)*
- (Campaign Site)

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

District 19:
Jimmy Panetta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Gorman (R) - Financial Advisor, GOP Activist & '20/'22 Candidate

District 20:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site)
Andy Morales (D) - Security Guard

District 21:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Maher (R) - Businessman, Ex-FBI Agent & Navy Veteran & '22 Candidate

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

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Jay Obernolte (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matthew Favro (D)

Derek Marshall (D) - Progressive Political Organizer, Ex-Tech Executive & '22 Candidate

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

District 25:
Raul Ruiz (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Brian Hawkins (R) - San Jacinto City Councilman, Pastor & '22 Candidate

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Jacobs (R) - Attorney & '22 Candidate

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Mike Garcia (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Rudnick (R) - Appliance Repair Company Owner, USMC Veteran & '22 Candidate 

District 28:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kerry Lewis (R) - Self-Employed
Robert Lucero (R) - Podcast Host, Political PAC Founder & '22 US Sen Candidate

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

District 30:
[ Adam Schiff (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Josh Bocanegra (D) - Businessman
Drew Britton (D)
Laura Friedman (D) - State Assemblywoman & Ex-Glendale City Councilwoman

Mike Feuer (D) - Ex-Los Angeles City Attorney & '22 LA Mayor Candidate

Nick Melvoin (D) - Los Angeles School Board Member, Attorney & Ex-Teacher|

Johnny Nalbandian (R) - Businessman, Trump Campaign Activist & Frequent Candidate

Anthony Portatino (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-La Canada City Councilman
G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo (D) - Community Activist, Drag Performer & '20/'22 Candidate
Ben Savage (D) - Actor & '22 City Council Candidate

Sepi Shyne (D) - West Hollywood Mayor, Attorney & LGBT Rights Activist

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 32:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Raji Rab (D) - Businessman, Commercial Pilot & Frequent Candidate
Geoff Wolfe (D)

District 33:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (House Democratic Caucus Chair Site) - (Campaign Site)
Mark Porter (R) - Disaster Response Coordinator, Ex-Hospitality Worker & '22 Candidate

District 34:
Jimmy Gomez (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
David Kim (D) - Movie Executive, Attorney, Neighborhood Council Member & '20/'22 Candidate

Peace & Freedom Party

District 35:
Norma Torres (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Cargile (R) - Independent Filmmaker, Army Veteran & '20/'22 Candidate

District 36:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 37:
Sydney Kamlager (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aja Smith (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate 

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Eric Ching (R) - Walnut City Councilman, Businessman & '22 Candidate

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 40:
Young Kim (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 41:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Will Rollins (D) - Ex-Federal Prosecutor & '22 Candidate

District 42:
Robert Garcia (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Briscoe (R) - School Board Trustee, Business Consultant & Frequent US Rep Candidate

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 45:
Michelle Steel (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Chen (D) - Community College Trustee, Businessman, Navy Reserve Officer & '22 Candidate

Kim Nguyen (D) - Garden Grove City Councilwoman & '20/'22 County Supv Candidate

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

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
[ Katie Porter (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Lori Kirkland Baker (D) - TV Show Writer/Producer
Scott Baugh (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney & '18/'22 Candidate
Brian Burley (R) - IT Consultant & Frequent Candidate
Dom Jones (D) - Fitness Instructor & Community Activist
Dave Min (D) - State Sen., Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Candidate
Harley Rouda (D) - Ex-Congressman, Businessman & Attorney

District 48:
Darrell Issa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Houlahan (D) - Ex-Santee Councilman, Nurse, '22 Candidate & '20 Mayor Candidate

District 49:
Mike Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lisa Bartlett (R) - Orange County Supervisor, Ex-Dana Point Mayor, Businesswoman & '22 Candidate
Brian Maryott (R) - San Juan Capistrano Councilman, Financial Advisor & Frequent US Rep Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

District 50:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 51:
Sara Jacobs (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Stan Caplan (R) - Businessman & '22 Candidate
Barrett Holman Leak (D) - Author, Ex-UNICEF Employee, Ex-Journalist & '22 Candidate

District 52:
Juan Vargas (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tyler Geffeney (R) - Businessman, Pastor & '22 Candidate



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

American Independent Party (AIP)
American Solidarity Party (ASP)
California National Party (CNP)
Common Sense Party (CS)
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 (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:

Antelope Valley Press
Asian Journal
Bakersfield Californian
Bakerfield El Popular (Spanish)
Berkeleyside
Beverly Hills Weekly
Black Voice News
California Voter Foundation
Davis Enterprise
East Bay Times
East Bay Express (Alternative)
El Tecolte (Spanish)
Eureka Times-Standard
Excelsior California (Spanish)
FlashReport.org (Conservative)
Hispanos Unidos San Diego
Inland Empire Community News
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Inland Valley News (African American)
La Opinion (Spanish)
Latino Times
Lompoc Record
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Los Angeles Blade (LGBT)
Los Angeles Daily Breeze
Los Angeles Daily News
LAist (Alternative)
Los Angeles Magazine
Los Angeles Sentinel (African American)
Los Angeles Times
LA Weekly (Alternative)
Modesto Bee
Nevada City Union

John G Schmitz for US Senate - 1982

The Oaklandside
Orange County Register
Orange County Weekly (Alternative)
Palm Springs Desert Sun
Pasadena Star-News
Placerville Mountain Democrat
The Pride LA (LGBT)
Redlands Daily Facts
Ridgecrest Daily Independent
Riverside Press-Enterprise
Rough & Tumble (Politics)
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Observer (African American)
Salinas Californian
San Bernadino County Sun
San Diego Daily Transcript
San Diego iNewsource
San Diego Union Tribune
San Francisco Bay Area Reporter (LGBT)
San Francisco Bay Guardian (Alternative)
San Francisco Bay View (African American)
SFGate
San Francisco Chronicle
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
San Jose Mercury News
San Jose Spotlight
San Luis Obispo Tribune
Santa Barbara News-Press
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
Siskiyou Daily News
Solano County Daily Republic
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Stockton Record
Tahoe Sierra Sun
Torrance Daily Breeze
Vacaville Reporter
Valley Center Roadrunner
Ventura County Star
Whittier Daily News
Wind Newspaper (Chinese)

Duke Cunningham for Congress

KCBS TV-2 (CBS - Los Angeles)
KNBC TV-4 (NBC - Los Angeles)
KABC TV-7 (ABC - Los Angeles)
KTTV TV-11 (FOX - Los Angeles)
KMEX TV-34 (Univision - Los Angeles)
KVEA TV-52 (Telemundo - Los Angeles)
KQED TV-9 / Public Radio (PBS / NPR - San Francisco)
Northern California Public Media
KPPC Public Radio (NPR)
CapRadio (NPR)

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