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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 May 5, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Gavin Newsom (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Angelyne (NPP) - Entertainer & '03 Candidate
David Asem (D) - Technology Consultant & '18 Candidate
Charles Boggus (WI/R) - Civilian Defense Dept Employee & USAF Veteran
Jerry Brandt (NPP)
Edward Buraye (R) - Insurance Broker
Tom Cares (D) - Businessman, '18 Candidate & '19 St Sen Candidate

Mike Cernovich (I) - Alt-Right Social Media Personality, Author & Conspiracy Theorist

M. Grover Coltharp (R) - Insurance Broker & Ex-Police Officer
Mary "Mary Carey" Cook (NPP) - Ex-Porn Actress & '03 Candidate
John Cox (R) - Businessman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Brian Domingo (R) - Businessman & '18 Candidate
Kevin Faulconer (R) - Ex-San Diego Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Businessman
Chaz Flemmings (NPP) - Catering Manager, Chef & '20 City Council Candidate
Rhonda Furin (R) - Retired Teacher & '20 US Rep Candidate
Samuel Gallucci (R) - Pastor & Ex-Corporate Executive
Jason Gateus (R) - College Professor & Supply Chain Consultant
Steven Green (D)

Adriel Hampton (NPP) - Campaign Digital Media Strategist & '09 US Rep Candidate
Sean Harrison (NPP) - Patient Advocate Manager & Conservative Activist
Tim Herode (R) - IT Consultant
Jeff Hewitt (L) - Riverside County Supervisor, Ex-Calimesa Mayor & Businessman
Justin Hubbard (R)
Raymond Jenkins (AIP)
Caitlyn Jenner (R) - Ex-Reality TV Show Star & Ex-Olympic Medalist
Paul Kangas (D) - Private Investigator, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Chauncey "Slim" Killens (R) - Conservative Activist
Jenny Rae LeRoux (R) - Management Consultant
Michael Loebs (CNP) - University Lecturer & State Party Founder/Chair
Joseph Luciano (R) - Musician & Businessman
Diego Martinez (R) - Bail Bondsman & Ex-Auto Dealership Manager
Barbara McVeigh (G) - Filmmaker & Progressive Activist
Daniel Mercuri (R) - Advertising Executive, Navy Veteran & '20 US Rep Candidate
Robert Newman II (R) - Psychologist, University Instructor & Frequent Candidate
Doug Ose (R) - Ex-Congressman & Real Estate Developer

Randy Quaid (R) - Actor & Conspiracy Theorist

Charles Reyburn (NPP)
Laura Smith (R) - Businesswoman, Community Activist & '18 Candidate
Sarah Stephens (R) - Pastor, Motivational Speaker & Community Activist

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
Major Williams (R) - Businessman, Community Activist & '18 Pasadena Mayor Candidate

Jerry Waldie for Governor - 1974

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Eleni Kounalakis (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jerek Evans (D)
David Fennell (R) - Businessman & '14/'18 Candidate

Tim Ferreira (L) - Utility Industry Consultant, Programmer & '18 Candidate

Ray Foreman (WI/D) - Construction Worker
Melissa Melendez (R) - State Sen., Ex-Assemblywoman & Ex-Lake Elsinore City Councilor
Hannah Miyamoto (D) - Retired Attorney & Progressive Activist
Ali Navid (R) - Computational Systems Biologist
Scott Sebel (R)

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Shirley Weber (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Pat Bates (R) - State Sen., Ex-Laguna Niguel Mayor & Social Worker

Lorena Gonzalez (D) - State Assemblywoman & Ex-Labor Union Official

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

Jason Paletta (R) - Police Officer & Army Veteran

STATE CONTROLLER:
[ Betty Yee (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Richard Bloom (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-Santa Monica Mayor & Attorney
Steven Bradford (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Ex-Gardena City Councilman
Bob Hertzberg (D) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-Assembly Speaker & Attorney
Richard Pan (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Assemblyman & Physician
Jim Nielsen (R) - State Sen., Farmer & Rancher
Michelle Steel (R) - Congresswoman, Ex-County Supervisor & Ex-Equalization Board Member
Phil Ting (D) - State Assemblyman & Ex-San Francisco City Assessor-Recorder

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Rob Bonta (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Nathan Hochman (R) - Ex-US Asst Attorney General & Ex-Los Angeles Ethics Commissioner
Anne Marie Schubert (NPP) - Sacramento County District Attorney & Ex-Republican

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)
Marco Amaral (D) - South Bay School Board Trustee & Teacher

Jean Fuller (R) - Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Bakersfield School Superintendent


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
Daphne Bradford (NPP) - Teacher & '20 Pres 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
Yvonne Girard (R) - Judicial Assistant, USAF Veteran & Frequent Candidate

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

Paul Gutierrez (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Project Manager & Law School Graduate
Elizabeth Heng (R) - Businesswoman, Ex-Congressional Aide & '18 US Rep Candidate
Dhruva Herle (D) - Student
Denard Ingram (D)
Max Khenson (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
Urvishkumar Mehta (NPP) - Systems Engineer
Douglas Howard Pierce (D) - Businessman & '18 Candidate
Jessica Resendez (D) - Digital Content Editor & Progressive Activist|
Ernest Taylor Jr. (D)
Mary Thach (NPP)
Chris Theodore (D) - Multi-Media Publisher
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

Marcus Godfrey (L)

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

Aaron Smith (R)

Tony Coelho for Congress - 1978

District 3:
John Garamendi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tamika Hamilton (R) - Pastor, USAF Veteran & '20 Candidate
Monika London (R) - Project Management Consultant

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)
Chris Bish (R) - Realtor, Financial Investigator & '20 Candidate

Sherwood Haisty Jr. (R) - Baptist Minister & '20 Candidate

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

Tony Coelho

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

District 8:
Jay Obernolte (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Derek Marshall (D) - Community Organizer, Ex-Tech Executive & Progressive Activist

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)
Eric Curry (D) - Pet Sitter, Author & Progressive Activist
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) - Progressive Activist
Bianca Von Krieg (D) - Actress, Model & Trans Rights Activist

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)
Jackie Cota (R) - Program Manager & GOP Activist

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
David Giglio (R) - Businessman & Ex-Teacher
Monika London (R) - Consultant & Daycare Center Operator

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)
Gurpinder Singh Sagoo (R) - Police Officer & Private Security Firm Owner

District 25:
Mike Garcia (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Bellingham (D) - Environmental Scientist & Army Veteran

Katie Hill (D) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Non-Profit Group Executive

Ruth Luevanos (D) - Simi Valley City Councilwoman & Teacher
Rhoda Nazanin (D) - Project Manager & Ex-Pastor
Christy Smith (D) - Ex-State Assemblywoman, Ex-School Board Member & '20 Nominee

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

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

Pat Brown for Governor - 1966

District 27:
Judy Chu (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Gio DePaolis (NPP) - Media Consultant
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)
Carolyn Covell (R) - Pastor

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
Patrick Raphael (R)
Leah Toomim (R)

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)
Randy Economy (R) - Radio Talk Show Host & Conservative Activist

Brian Hawkins (R) - San Jacinto City Councilman & Pastor

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

District 38:
Linda Sanchez (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Sylvester Ani Jr. (D) - Autistic Community Personal Attendant & Community Activist
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
Steve Cox (NPP) - Journalist, Photographer & '18/'20 Candidate

District 40:
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Felix (D) - Homeless Program Analyst, Labor Union Activist & '20 Candidate

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
Regina Marston (D) - Marketing Consultant & '20 Candidate
Russ McMahon (D)
Brandon Mosely (D) - Teacher & Community Activist
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)
Scott Baugh (R) - Ex-State Assemblyman, Attorney & '18 Candidate

Brian Burley (R) - IT Consultant, '20 Candidate & '18 City Council Candidate

District 46:
Lou Correa (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jestin Samson (D) - Community Organizer, Progressive Activist & '18 St Sen Candidate

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

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

William Summerville (D) - Baptist Pastor & Progressive Activist

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)
California National Party (CNP)
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)
Write-In Candidate (WI)


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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