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Ronald Reagan for Governor - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: December 6, 2019
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): February 2020
Primary: March 3, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on November 21, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Gavin Newsom (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John Cox (R) - Businessman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate 

Kevin Faulconer (R) - Ex-San Diego Mayor, Ex-City Councilman & Businessman

Adriel Hampton (NPP) - Campaign Digital Media Strategist & '09 US Rep Candidate
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., Assemblywoman & Ex-Lake Elsinore City Councilor
Errol Webber (R) - Documentary Producer, Cinematographer & '20 US Rep Candidate

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Alex Padilla (D)* - Term-Limited in 2022. ]
Lorena Gonzalez (D) - Assemblywoman & Ex-Labor Union Official

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:

[ Kamala Harris (D)* - US Vice President-elect - Governor to Appoint Replacement. ]
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
Paul Gutierrez (R) - Political Consultant, Retired Project Manager & Law School Graduate
Dhruva Herle (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
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

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)

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)

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)* - Candidate for San Bernardino County Supervisor in 2020. ]
won Jay Obernolte (R) - Assemblyman, Ex-Big Bear City Councilman & Computer Engineer

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

District 10:
Josh Harder (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Tom Ammiano for San Francisco Mayor

District 11:
Mark DeSaulnier (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 12:
Nancy Pelosi (D)* - (House Speaker 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)
Rishi Kumar (D) - Saratoga City Councilman, Engineer, Businessman & '20 Candidate

Gray Davis for Governor - 1974

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

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

District 21:
T.J. Cox (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David Valadao (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Assemblyman & Dairy Farmer

District 22:
Devin Nunes (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Jerry Brown for Oakland Mayor

District 23:
Kevin McCarthy (R)* - (House Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)

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

District 25:
Mike Garcia (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Christy Smith (D) - Ex-Assemblywoman, Ex-Newhall School Board Member & '20 Candidate

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)
Mumin Khan (D) - Software Engineer

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:
[ Gil Cisenros (D)* - Lost for Reelection in 2020. ]
won Young Kim (R) - Ex-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)

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

District 45:
Katie Porter (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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

Ralph Waite (Pa Walton) for Congress

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

District 48:
[ Harley Rouda (D)* - Lost for Reelection in 2020. ]
won Michelle Steel (R) - Orange County Supervisor & Ex-State Board of Equalization Member

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

District 50:
[ Duncan Hunter (R)* - Resigned January 13, 2020, following felony conviction. ]
won Darrell Issa (R) - Ex-Congressman & Businessman

John Briggs for Governor - 1978

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

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

District 53:
[ Susan Davis (D)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
won Sara Jacobs (D) - Ex-US State Dept. Official, Ex-UN Official & '18 Candidate



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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