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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 2021
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): February 2022
Primary: March 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on February 28, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Gavin Newsom (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Cernovich (I) - Alt-Right Social Media Personality, Author & Conspiracy Theorist

John Cox (R) - Businessman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate 
Kevin Faulconer (R) - Ex-San Diego Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Businessman
Rhonda Furin (R) - Retired Teacher & '20 US Rep Candidate

Ric Grenell (R) - Ex-US Ambassador, Ex-Acting DNI & Trump Campaign Activist

Adriel Hampton (NPP) - Campaign Digital Media Strategist & '09 US Rep Candidate
Joseph Luciano (NPP)

Doug Ose (R) - Ex-Congressman & Real Estate Developer
Antonio Villaraigosa (D) - Ex-L.A. Mayor, Ex-Assembly Speaker & Ex-City Councilman & '18 Candidate

Errol Webber (R) - Documentary Producer, Cinematographer & '20 US Rep Nominee
Nickolas Wildstar (L) - Digital Marketing Specialist & Frequent Candidate

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

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

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Shirley Weber (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lorena Gonzalez (D) - State Assemblywoman & Ex-Labor Union Official

Evan Low (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Campbell Mayor & Yang Campaign Activist

STATE CONTROLLER:
[ Betty Yee (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Michelle Steel (R) - Congresswoman, Ex-County Supervisor & Ex-Equalization Board Member

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

STATE TREASURER:
Fiona Ma (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
Ricardo Lara (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Peter Camejo for Governor

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
(Note: Superintendent is a Non-Partisan Positition)
Tony Thurmond (D)* - (Campaign Site)


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)
Brian Ainsworth (R)
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
Fepbrina Estrelvia Autiameineire (NPP) - "Vienmerisce" Community Organizer
Danny Fabricant (R) - Imprisoned Drug Trafficker & '20 US Rep Candidate

Don Grundmann (NPP) - State Constitution Party Chair, Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate 

Paul Gutierrez (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Project Manager & Law School Graduate
Dhruva Herle (D)
Denard Ingram (D)
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
Jessica Resendez (D) - Digital Content Editor & Progressive Activist
Paul Taylor (R) - Businessman & '18 Candidate
Mary Thach (NPP)
Erik Urbina (R) - Cellist & Music Instructor
Mark Whitney (L) - Businessman, Libertarian Activist, Felon & '96 St Sen Nominee
John-Michael "JM" Williams (NPP) - Substitute Teacher & '18 US Rep Candidate
Lily Zhou (R) - Businesswoman & '20 San Diego City Council Candidate

Sonny Bono for US Senate 1992

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Doug LaMalfa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gregory Cheadle (R) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate

District 2:
Jared Huffman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Andy Caffrey (D) - Green Party Co-Founder, Environmental Activist & Frequent Candidate
Dale Mensing (R) - Cashier, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 4:
Tom McClintock (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brynne Kennedy (D) - Software Executive & '20 Candidate

District 5:
Mike Thompson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Mills (NPP) - Mariner & '20 Candidate

District 6:
Doris Matsui (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sherwood Haisty Jr. (R) - Baptist Minister & '20 Candidate

Mathew Jedeikin (NPP) - Marketing Consultant, Writer & Ex-Journalist

Tony Coelho

District 7:
Ami Bera (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
Jay Obernolte (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Derek Marshall (D)

District 9:
Jerry McNerney (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 10:
Josh Harder (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mike Barkley (D) - Attorney, Accountant, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Angelina Sigala (D) - Teacher

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Kerr (G) - Organic Gardener, Army Veteran, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate
Nisha Sharma (R) - Realtor, Community Activist & '20 Candidate

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Speaker Site) - (Campaign Site
John Dennis (R) - Businessman, Libertarian Activist & Frequent Candidate

Deanna Lorraine (R) - Dating Coach, Trump Campaign Activist & '20 Candidate

Joseph Roberts (R) - Law Student, Navy Veteran & GOP Activist
Jeff Phillips (D)

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)
Don Grundmann (NPP) - State Constitution Party Chair, Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate 

District 16:
Jim Costa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Cookingham (R) - Real Estate Agent, Retired Educator & '20 Candidate 

District 17:
Ro Khanna (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Dehn (L) - Libertarian Activist, Ex-Libertarian Party National Secretary & Frequent Candidate
Ritesh Tandon (R) - Businessman, Computer Engineer & '20 Candidate

District 18:
Anna Eshoo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rishi Kumar (D) - Saratoga City Councilman, Engineer, Businessman & '20 Candidate
Greg Tanaka (D) - Palo Alto City Councilman, Engineer & Businessman

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

District 19:
Zoe Lofgren (D)*
- (Campaign Site)
Justin Aguilera (R) - Bail Bonds Company Marketing Director & '18/'20 Candidate

Ignacio Cruz (R) - Businessman, Conservative Activist & '20 Candidate 

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

District 21:
David Valadao (R)* - (Campaign Site)
T.J. Cox (D) - Ex-Congressman, Businessman & Chemical Engineer
Chris Mathys (R) - Ex-Fresno City Councilman, Businessman, Army Veteran & '20 Candidate
Nicole Parra (D) - Ex-State Assemblywoman, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Phil Arballo (D) - Financial Advisor, Community Activist & '20 Candidate
Eric Garcia (D) - Graduate Student, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Candidate
Lourin Hubbard (D) - Water Board Operations Manager

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Bruno Amato (D) - Actor, Ex-Ironworker & Navy Veteran

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

District 25:
Mike Garcia (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rhoda Nazanin (D) - Project Manager & Ex-Pastor

District 26:
Julia Brownley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Jacobs (R)
Ronda Kennedy (R) - Attorney, 20 Candidate & '18 Assembly Candidate
Daniel Wilson (NPP)

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gio DePaolis (NPP)

Johnny Nalbandian (R) - Businessman, Trump Campaign Activist & '18/'20 Candidate

District 28:
Adam Schiff (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Braun (D)
Sal Genovese (D) - Community Services Director & Frequent Candidate
G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo (D) - Community Activist, Drag Performer & '20 Candidate

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

District 30:
Brad Sherman (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shervin Aazami (D) - Public Health Professional
Raji Rab (D) - Businessman, Commercial Pilot & Frequent Candidate

Mark Reed (R) - Realtor, Rancher & Frequent Candidate

Lucie Volotzky (R) - Businesswoman, Realtor & '20 Assembly Candidate

Arianna Huffington - 2003

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

District 32:
Grace Napolitano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Mumin Khan (D) - Software Engineer

Joshua Scott (R) - Analyst, Paralegal & '18/'20 Candidate

District 33:
Ted Lieu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sarah Sun Liew (R) - Businesswoman & '20 Candidate 

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

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

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Paul Jones (NPP) - '20 Candidate
Elizabeth Moreira (D) - Hospitality Manager

Jack Dean - 1988

District 39:
Young Kim (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Chen (D) - Community College Trustee, Businessman & Navy Reserve Officer

Gil Cisneros (D) - Ex-Congressman, Philanthropist & Retired Navy Officer

Steve Cox (NPP) - Journalist, Photographer & '18/'20 Candidate

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

District 41:
Mark Takano (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Aja Smith (R) - Federal Employee, USAF Veteran & '18/'20 Candidate

District 42:
Ken Calvert (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Saul Castillo (D) - College Graduate Student & Army Veteran
Liam O'Mara (D) - College Professor, Progressive Activist & '20 Candidate
Angel Rios (D) - College Laboratory Instructor

Bob Dornan

District 43:
Maxine Waters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Collins (R) - Financial Consultant, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate

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

District 45:
Katie Porter (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Burley (R) - IT Consultant, '20 Candidate & '18 City Council Candidate 

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

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

District 47:
Alan Lowenthal (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Briscoe (R) - School Board Trustee, Business Consultant & '18/'20 Candidate

District 48:
Michelle Steel (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Balasinski (NPP) - Referee & Labor Organizer
Harley Rouda (D) - Ex-Congressman, Businessman & Attorney

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

District 50:
Darrell Issa (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Stephen Houlahan (D) - Ex-Santee City Councilman, Nurse & '20 Mayor Candidate

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

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

District 52:
Scott Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Judah Hosannah (R) - Videographer/Photographer & Nonprofit Group Founder

District 53:
Sara Jacobs (D)* - (Campaign Site)



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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

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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