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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

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Gavin Newsom (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Rob Bonta (D) - Attorney General, Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Alameda City Councilman 
Michael Huizar (R)
Raymond Jenkins (G)
Eleni Kounalakis (D) - Lt Governor, Ex-US Ambassador & Businesswoman
Betty Yee (D) - Ex-State Controller & Ex-State Board of Equalization Member

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

[ Eleni Kounalakis (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2026. ] 
Toni Atkins (D) - State Senate President Pro Tempore & Ex-State Assembly Speaker 
Frank Bigelow (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Madera County Supervisor & Rancher 
Steven Bradford (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Gardena City Councilman 
Autumn Burke (D) - Ex-State Assemblywoman & Lobbyist 
Ian Calderon (D) - Ex-State Assembly Majority Leader
Bill Dodd (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Napa County Supervisor
Susan Eggman (D) - State Sen., Ex-Stockton City Councilor, Social Worker & Army Veteran 
David Fennell (R) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate   
Steve Glazer (D) - State Sen., Ex-Orinda City Councilman & '22 State Controller Candidate  
Brian Jones (R) - State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Santee Councilman 

Fiona Ma (D) - State Treasurer, Ex-Equalization Member & Ex-State Assemblywoman

Chad Mayes (NPP) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Yucca Valley Mayor & Ex-Republican
Melissa Melendez (R) - Ex-State Sen., Businesswoman & Navy Veteran
Josh Newman (D) - State Sen., Nonprofit Executive & Army Veteran
Patrick O'Donnell (D) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Long Beach Councilman & Ex-Teacher
Anthony Rendon (D) - State Assembly Speaker & Ex-Nonprofit Executive 
Scott Wilk (R) - State Sen. & Ex-State Assemblyman

Shirley Weber (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Malia Cohen (D)* - (Campaign Site)

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

Fiona Ma (D)* - Candidate foir Lieutenant Governor in 2026. ]
Andrew Do (R) - Orange County Supervisor, Ex-Garden Grove City Councilman & '22 Candidate
Ricardo Lara (D) - State Insurance Commissioner, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Legislative Aide
Nancy Skinner (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblywoman & Ex-Berkeley City Councilor
Tony Vazquez (D) - State Board of Equalization Member & Ex-Santa Monica Mayor
Yvonne Yiu (D) - Monterey Park Councilwoman, Financial Executive & '22 St Controller Candidate

Rob Bonta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Darrell Steinberg (D) - Sacramento Mayor, Ex-State Senate President Pro Tem & Attorney

 Ricardo Lara (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Tom Daly (D) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Orange County Clerk & Ex-Anaheim Mayor 
Mike McGuire (D) - State Sen Majority Leader, Ex-Sonoma Co Supervisor & Ex-Healdsburg Mayor
Richard Roth (D) - State Sen., Attorney & Retired USAF Major General

Peter Camejo for Governor

(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
Tony Thurmond (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Connie Leyva (D) - Ex-State Sen. & Ex-California Labor Federation President

Barbara Boxer - 1992


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[ Dianne Feinstein (D)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Paul Anderson (G) 
Keivaulqe Autiameineire (NPP) - '22 US Rep Candidate
Dana Bobbitt (NPP) - Retired Ironworker
Eric Early (R) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Danny Fabricant (R) - Imprisoned Felon, '22 Candidate & '20 US Rep Candidate
Jacob Farmos (D) - Surf Shop Manager 
Jeremy Fennell (D) 
Frank Ferreira (NPP)
Carson Franklin Jr. (D) - IT Management Consultant 
Denice Gary-Pandol (R) - Podcast Host & Writer
Jehu Hand (R) - Businessman, Disbarred Attorney & Felon
Zakaria Kortam (R) - College Student 
Paul Krzemuski (R) - Real Estate Executive
Harmesh Kumar (D) - Psychologist, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate
Roxanne Lawler (R) - Contract Administrator
Barbara Lee (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-State Assemblywoman
Peter Liu (R) - Insurance Agent, Disabled Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
John Pappenheim (R) - Manufacturing Plant Manager 
David Peterson (D) - Technology Professional & Frequent Candidate  
Douglas Howard Pierce (D) - Businessman & '18/'22 Candidate
Katie Porter (D) - Congresswoman, Attorney & Ex-Law Professor 
Raji Rab (D) - Businessman, Commercial Pilot & Frequent Candidate
Jonathan Reiss (R) - Multimedia Consultant, '22 US Rep Candidate & '18 Assembly Candidate
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.


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)
Tief Gibbs Jensen (R) - Office Manager, Ex-Realtor & '22 School Board Candidate

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
Jason Kassel (D) - College Professor

District 6:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Bish (R) - Realtor, Financial Investigator & '20/'22 Candidate
Bret Daniels (R) - Citrus Heights City Councilman, Ex-Police Officer, USAF Veteran & '22 Candidate
Craig DeLuz (R) - Robla School Board Member, Communications Consultant & Conservative Activist

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)
Max Semenenko (R) - Real Estate Developer, Realtor & '22 Candidate

District 8:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rudy Recile (R) - Businessman, Retired Army Officer, MAGA Activist & '22 Candidate

District 9:
Josh Harder (D)* -  (Campaign Site)
Brett Dood (R) - Pastor
Karena Feng (NPP) - Realtor & '22 Candidate

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

Calvin Nguyen (D) - Business Consultant

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Dennis (R) - Businessman, GOP Activist & Frequent Candidate
Jane Kim (D) - Ex-San Francisco Supervisor, Attorney & Progressive Political Organizer
Christine Pelosi (D) - DNC Member, Attorney, Political Consulant & Congresswoman Pelosi's Daughter

Bianca Von Krieg (D) - Actress, Model, Trans Rights Activist & '22 Candidate
Scott Wiener (D) - State Sen. & Ex-San Francisco Supervisor

District 12:
Barbara Lee (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Tony Daysog (D) - Alameda City Councilman & '14 Candidate
Denard Ingram (D) - Social Worker, Psychologist & Democratic Activist 
Tim Sanchez (D) - Businessman, Navy Reserve Officer & Afghan War Veteran
Lateefah Simon (D) - BART Board Member, Ex-CSU Trustee & Nonprofit Executive

Loren Taylor (D) - Ex-Oakland City Councilor, Biomedical Engineer & '22 Mayor Candidate

Jennifer Tran (D) - College Professor & Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce President

Buffy Wicks (D) - State Assemblywoman, Political Consultant & Ex-Obama White House Aide

District 13:
John Duarte (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Arballo (D) - Financial Advisor, Pornography Producer, Community Activist & '20/'22 Candidate  
Brad Boyd (D) - Retired Army Colonel & Ex-Congressional Aide 
Adam Gray (D) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '22 Candidate
Diego Martinez (R) - Businessman, '22 Candidate & '21 Gov Candidate
Angelina Rosario Sigala (D) - Public Health Educator

District 14:
Eric Swalwell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joseph "Doc" Grcar (R) - Computational Scientist & '22 St Assembly Candidate
Alison Hayden (R) - Teacher, Ex-Peace Corps Official, Ex-Banker & '20/'22 Candidate
Steve Iyer (R) - Renewables Executive, Engineer & '22 Candidate
Luis Reynoso (R) - Community College Trustee, Ex-School Board Member & College Professor
Vin Kruttiventi (R) - Businessman

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 
Sam Liccardo (D) - Ex-San Jose Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Attorney 
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 (D) - Businessman, Computer Engineer & '20/'22 Candidate

District 18:
Zoe Lofgren (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Peter Hernandez (R) - Ex-San Benito County Supervisor, Shaved Ice Shop Owner & '22 Candidate
Luele Kifle (D) - IT Consultant

Sam Liccardo (D) - Ex-San Jose Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Attorney

David Rangel (D)

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

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

District 20:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site)
Nathaniel Bruce (R) - Janitor
John Burrows (D) - Public Relations Consultant
Ben Dewell (D) - Meteorologist, Community Activist & '22 Candidate
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)
Miguel Arceo (D)
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)
Miguel Chapa (R) - Salesman
Brian Hawkins (R) - San Jacinto City Councilman, Pastor & '22 Candidate  

Cici Truman (R) - Businesswoman, '22 Candidate & '20 City Council Candidate
Ian Weeks (R) - Financial Planner & '22 Assembly Nominee

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)
Franky Carrillo (D) - Exoneree Criminal Justice Advocate & Democratic Activist

David Rudnick (R) - Appliance Repair Company Owner, USMC Veteran & '22 Candidate

George Whitesides (D) - Ex-NASA Chief of Staff & Ex-Virgin Galactic CEO 

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. ]
Alex Balekian (NPP) - Physician
Josh Bocanegra (D) - Businessman 
Drew Britton (D)
Mike Castellanos (D)
Steve Dunwoody (D) - Educator, Iraq War Veteran & Democratic Activist
Laura Friedman (D) - State Assemblywoman & Ex-Glendale City Councilwoman 
Mike Feuer (D) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Ex-Los Angeles City Attorney & '22 Mayor Candidate
Patrick Lee Gipson (R) - Police Officer & '22 Candidate
Sarah Idan (D) - 2017 Miss Universe Contestant for Iraq & Pro-Israel Activist
Nick Melvoin (D) - Los Angeles School Board Member, Attorney & Ex-Teacher|

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

Anthony Portantino (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-La Canada City Councilman 
G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo (D) - Community Activist, Drag Performer & '20/'22 Candidate
Jirair Ratevsoian (D) - Public Health Professional, Ex-US State Dept Official & Ex-Congressional Aide
Ben Savage (D) - Actor & '22 City Council Candidate
Eric Sawchuk (R) - Businessman & Community Activist
Sepi Shyne (D) - West Hollywood Mayor, Attorney & LGBT Rights Activist

Arianna Huffington - 2003

District 31:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Archuleta (D) - State Sen.

District 32:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Brown (D)
Geoff Wolfe (D)

District 33:
Pete Aguilar (D)* - (House Democratic Caucus Chair Site) - (Campaign Site)
Sarah Sun Liew (R) - Businesswoman, '22 US Sen Candidate & '20 Candidate

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
Melissa May(D)

District 36:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Cheaure (D) - Creative Director
Julia Hashemieh (R) - Outpatient Surgery Company CEO
Melissa Toomim (R) - Businesswoman, Actress, Writer, MAGA Activist & '22 Candidate

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)
Allyson Muniz Damikolas (D) - Tustin School Board Trustee & Engineer
Joe Kerr (D) - Retired Fire Captain & '22 State Sen Candidate

District 41:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Hawkins (D) - San Jacinto City Councilman, Pastor, Ex-Republican & '22 Candidate
Will Rollins (D) - Ex-Federal Prosecutor & '22 Candidate
Tim Sheridan (D) - Lake Elsinore City Councilman, Attorney & '14/'16 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
Cheyenne Hunt (D) - Attorney & Progressive Activist 
Kim Nguyen (D) - Garden Grove Councilwoman & '20/'22 County Supervisor Candidate
Aditya Pai (D) - Attorney & Community Activist
Jimmy Phan (D) - Attorney, Community Activist & '22 City Council Candidate
Mike Schaefer (D) - State Board of Equalization Member & Attorney

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
Steven Cotton (R)
James "JB" Griffin (R) - Real Estate Broker, Property Manager & '20 Candidate
Dom Jones (D) - Fitness Instructor & Community Activist 
Dave Min (D) - State Sen., Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 Candidate 
Mike Schaefer (D) - Equalization Board Member, Ex-San Diego City Councilman & Attorney
Max Ukropina (R) - Businessman
Joanna Weiss (D) - Attorney & Progressive Activist

District 48:
Darrell Issa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Houlahan (D) - Ex-Santee Councilman, Nurse, '22 Candidate & '20 Mayor Candidate
Lucinda Jahn (NPP) - Entertainment Industry Technician, USAF Veteran  & '22 Candidate

District 49:
Mike Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sheryl Adams (R) - Businesswoman

Lisa Bartlett (R) - Orange County Supervisor, Ex-Dana Point Mayor, Businesswoman & '22 Candidate

Matt Gunderson (R) - Auto Dealer & '22 State Sen 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
Bill Wells (R) - El Cajon Mayor, Healthcare Executive, Psychologist, Nurse & '18 Candidate

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


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Maureen Reagan for Congress


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Pat Brown for Governor - 1966


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