The Green Papers: California 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:37,341,989 (12.05% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:55(10.22% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:53(12.18% of 435)
Capital:Sacramento
 

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California State and Local Government

California 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


California has a "Top-Two" primary system:

  • Regular Elections: All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Primary. The top two vote getters, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the General Election.
  • Special Elections: All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Special Primary. If one candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of the primary vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the Special General Election.
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1992 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson (Republican): 7 January 1991- which John Seymour (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson (Republican) to fill, 10 January 1991];
Elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000; 2006; 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Dianne Feinstein
FEC S0CA00199

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Open Seat - 8 January 2015: Announced she will not run for re-election.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
FEC S6CA00634
    Democratic     Stewart Albertson - apparently not a candidate
circa 6 August 2015: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC S6CA00618; 30 Jun 15; Tot $30,949; Dsb $30,949
  Candidate Independent     Mikelis Valainis Beitiks
FEC S6CA00766
    Democratic     Senator Barbara Boxer - apparently not a candidate
Open Seat - 8 January 2015: Announced she will not run for re-election.

FEC S2CA00286; 30 Sep 15; Tot $36,063; Dsb $104,363
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Jerry Leon Carroll
FEC S2CA00591; 30 Sep 15; Tot $60; Dsb $70
  Candidate Republican     state Assemblymember Rocky Chávez
FEC S6CA00626; 30 Sep 15; Tot $93,697; Dsb $84,169
  Candidate Republican     Thomas "Tom" Del Beccaro
FEC S6CA00683; 30 Sep 15; Tot $145,142; Dsb $89,867
  Candidate Republican     John Estrada
FEC S6CA00600
  Candidate No Party Preference     Tim Gildersleeve
FEC S6CA00733
  Candidate Republican     Mary Elisabeth Godwin
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
FEC S6CA00584; 30 Sep 15; Tot $6,000,775; Dsb $2,666,715
  Candidate Democratic     Phillip Marcel House
FEC S6CA00576
  Candidate Republican     Albert Howard
FEC S6CA00659; 30 Sep 15; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Charles "Tim" Kalemkarian
FEC S6CA00477
  Candidate Democratic     Temperance Lance-Council
FEC S6CA00642
  Candidate Republican     Bob Larivee
FEC S6CA00758
  Candidate Republican     Jerry Joseph Laws
FEC S6CA00717
  Candidate Libertarian     Gail K. Lightfoot
  Candidate Independent     Mukund Martand Moharir
FEC S6CA00709
    Republican     Robert Molnar - apparently not a candidate
12 May 2015: Filed termination report with the FEC.

FEC S6CA00568; 31 Mar 15; Tot $1,000; Dsb $2,000
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Edward "Tom" Palzer
FEC S6CA00675; 15 Sep 15; Tot $3,336; Dsb $2,722
  Candidate Republican     Al Ramirez
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Loretta Sanchez
CD 46.
12 May 2015: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.

FEC S6CA00691; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,839,160; Dsb $279,078
  Candidate Republican     George "Duf" Sundheim
FEC S6CA00741; 30 Sep 15; Tot $241,118; Dsb $110,772
  Candidate Independent     Jason Alan Swaim
FEC S6CA00592
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Douglas Scott Van Raam
Party: Free Soil Party

FEC S6CA00725
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Phillip D. Wyman
FEC S6CA00667; 30 Sep 15; Tot $33,900; Dsb $11,761

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.
First elected: 2010 (Governor Brown served 2 terms as Governor-- from 1975 through 1983); re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Controller Steve Westly
Served as Controller 2002 - 2006.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
14 Republican (14 Undetermined);
39 Democratic (35 Undetermined, 4 Open)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman Doug LaMalfa
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Doug LaMalfa
FEC H2CA02142; 30 Sep 15; Tot $194,888; Dsb $116,480

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman Jared Huffman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Jared Huffman
FEC H2CA06259; 30 Sep 15; Tot $374,454; Dsb $245,874

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman John Raymond Garamendi
First elected in a special election: 3 November 2009 to fill the seat of Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     N. Eugene Cleek
FEC H6CA03117; 30 Sep 15; Tot $273,230; Dsb $49,640
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman John Raymond Garamendi
FEC H0CA10149; 30 Sep 15; Tot $382,241; Dsb $211,229

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Thomas "Tom" McClintock
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Wayne Derlet
FEC H6CA04156
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Thomas "Tom" McClintock
FEC H8CA04152; 30 Sep 15; Tot $360,676; Dsb $306,053
  Candidate Democratic     David Peterson

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
FEC H8CA01109; 30 Sep 15; Tot $737,446; Dsb $685,527

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman Doris K. Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Doris K. Matsui
FEC H6CA05195; 30 Sep 15; Tot $436,054; Dsb $282,830

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Amerish "Ami" Bera
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Amerish "Ami" Bera
FEC H0CA03078; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,088,416; Dsb $328,792
  Candidate Republican     Sacramento County Sheriff Scott R. Jones
FEC H6CA07126

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman Paul Cook
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Paul Cook
FEC H2CA08164; 30 Sep 15; Tot $331,832; Dsb $92,260
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Sandra Queen Noble
Party: S.H.E.R.O.

FEC H6CA08181

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
FEC H4CA11081; 30 Sep 15; Tot $386,401; Dsb $177,441
  Candidate Republican     Kathryn D. Nance
FEC H6CA09098; 30 Sep 15; Tot $29,173; Dsb $23,528

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman Jeff Denham
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael James "Mike" Barkley
FEC H2CA00096; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,282; Dsb $4,390
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jeff Denham
FEC H0CA19173; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,025,901; Dsb $252,093
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Ray Eggman
10 June 2015: Also running for state Assembly District 31

FEC H4CA10075; 30 Sep 15; Tot $286,691; Dsb $42,594

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Mark DeSaulnier
FEC H0CA10073; 30 Sep 15; Tot $249,662; Dsb $137,495

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Congressman Nancy Pelosi
First elected: 2 June 1987- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Sala Burton, 1 February 1987
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Nancy Pelosi
FEC H8CA05035; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,389,103; Dsb $1,526,761
  Candidate Independent     Preston Picus
FEC H6CA12175

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman Barbara Lee
First elected: 7 April 1998- in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Ronald Dellums, 6 February 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Barbara Lee
FEC H8CA09060; 30 Sep 15; Tot $422,161; Dsb $416,709

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 14 Democratic Congressman Jackie Speier
First elected: 8 April 2008 in a Special Election
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Jackie Speier
FEC H8CA12171; 30 Sep 15; Tot $203,882; Dsb $253,210

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 15 Democratic Congressman Eric Michael Swalwell
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Eric Michael Swalwell
FEC H2CA15094; 30 Sep 15; Tot $892,690; Dsb $508,222

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 16 Democratic Congressman Jim Costa
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Jim Costa
FEC H4CA20082; 30 Sep 15; Tot $469,760; Dsb $187,541
  Candidate Republican     Madera County Supervisor David Bryan Rogers
FEC H6CA16135; 30 Sep 15; Tot $105,655; Dsb $5,056
  Candidate Republican     Johnny Tacherra
FEC H2CA16100; 30 Sep 15; Tot $147,050; Dsb $126,696

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 17 Democratic Congressman Michael M. "Mike" Honda
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ronald H. "Ron" Cohen
FEC H6CA17141
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Michael M. "Mike" Honda
FEC H0CA15148; 30 Sep 15; Tot $989,507; Dsb $453,856
  Candidate Democratic     Rohit "Ro" Khanna
FEC H4CA12055; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,646,485; Dsb $322,585

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 18 Democratic Congressman Anna G. Eshoo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Anna G. Eshoo
FEC H8CA12098; 30 Sep 15; Tot $360,638; Dsb $345,291

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 19 Democratic Congressman Zoe Lofgren
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Zoe Lofgren
FEC H4CA16049; 30 Sep 15; Tot $520,757; Dsb $363,493

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 20 Democratic Congressman Sam Farr
First elected: 8 June 1993- in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Leon Panetta, 21 January 1993
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 12 November 2015: Announced retirement.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
    Democratic     Congressman Sam Farr - apparently not a candidate
12 November 2015: Announced retirement.

FEC H4CA17021; 30 Sep 15; Tot $184,036; Dsb $143,571
  Candidate Republican     Pacific Grove City Councilwoman Casey J. Lucius
FEC H6CA20145; 30 Sep 15; Tot $33,055; Dsb $18,442
  Candidate Democratic     Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Jimmy Panetta
FEC H6CA20152

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 21 Republican Congressman David G. Valadao
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fowler City Councilman Daniel Thomas Parra
FEC H6CA21192; 30 Sep 15; Tot $39,608; Dsb $30,123
    Democratic     Connie Perez - apparently not a candidate
3 November 2015: Dropped out.

FEC H6CA21200
    Democratic     Michael Rubio - apparently not a candidate
FEC H2CA21159
  Candidate Republican     Congressman David G. Valadao
FEC H2CA20094; 30 Sep 15; Tot $937,423; Dsb $253,641

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 22 Republican Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes
FEC H8CA20059; 30 Sep 15; Tot $832,932; Dsb $278,623

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 23 Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kevin McCarthy
FEC H6CA22125; 30 Sep 15; Tot $3,855,578; Dsb $1,696,049
  Candidate Democratic     Wendy Reed
FEC H6CA23206

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 24 Democratic Congressman Lois G. Capps
First elected: 10 March 1998- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Walter Capps, 28 October 1997
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 8 April 2015: Announced retirement.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman Khatchik "Katcho" Achadjian
FEC H6CA24295; 30 Sep 15; Tot $258,538; Dsb $50,431
  Candidate Democratic     Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal
FEC H6CA24303; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,038,907; Dsb $235,709
  Candidate Republican     Justin Donald Fareed
FEC H4CA24142; 30 Sep 15; Tot $432,062; Dsb $57,796
    Republican     Santa Barbara Council Member Dale Francisco - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     William Ostrander
FEC H6CA24287; 30 Sep 15; Tot $18,443; Dsb $18,087
  Candidate Democratic     Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider
FEC H6CA24311; 30 Sep 15; Tot $370,645; Dsb $138,903

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 25 Republican Congressman Steve Knight
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Newhall County Water District Director Maria Gutzeit
FEC H6CA25169; 30 Sep 15; Tot $60,366; Dsb $51,006
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Steve Knight
FEC H4CA25123; 30 Sep 15; Tot $511,506; Dsb $156,327
    Democratic     Evan Charles "Ivan" Thomas - apparently not a candidate
21 September 2015: Withdrew.

FEC H4CA25107; 30 Sep 15; Tot $10,261; Dsb $6,729
  Candidate Democratic     Agua Dulce Town Councilman Lou Vince
FEC H6CA25151; 30 Sep 15; Tot $26,814; Dsb $18,097

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 26 Democratic Congressman Julia Brownley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Julia Brownley
FEC H2CA00120; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,196,398; Dsb $241,049
  Candidate Republican     Rafael Dagnesses
FEC H4CA26139; 30 Sep 15; Tot $40,725; Dsb $787

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 27 Democratic Congressman Judy Chu
First elected in a Special Election 14 July 2009 to fill the seat of Congressman Hilda L. Solis
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Judy Chu
FEC H0CA32101; 30 Sep 15; Tot $370,558; Dsb $242,312
  Candidate Republican     Jack Orswell
FEC H2CA27198; 30 Sep 15; Tot $77,526; Dsb $12,426

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 28 Democratic Congressman Adam B. Schiff
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Casey Logsdon Gray
FEC H6CA28155
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Adam B. Schiff
FEC H0CA27085; 30 Sep 15; Tot $307,728; Dsb $331,175
  Candidate Nonparty     Yuriy Seretskiy
FEC H6CA28163

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 29 Democratic Congressman Tony Cárdenas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Benito "Benny" Bernal
FEC H6CA29203; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,219; Dsb $670
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Tony Cárdenas
FEC H2CA28113; 30 Sep 15; Tot $476,833; Dsb $430,139
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Ivaro "Joe" Shammas
FEC H6CA29211

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 30 Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Aejaz "Raji" Rab
FEC H4CA30123; 30 Sep 15; Tot $29,550; Dsb $22,937
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Brad Sherman
FEC H6CA24113; 30 Sep 15; Tot $381,004; Dsb $182,968

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 31 Democratic Congressman Pete Aguilar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Pete Aguilar
FEC H2CA31125; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,206,730; Dsb $385,733
  Candidate Republican     Paul R. Chabot
FEC H4CA31071; 30 Sep 15; Tot $157,375; Dsb $115,068

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 32 Democratic Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano
FEC H8CA34068; 30 Sep 15; Tot $100,714; Dsb $40,904

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 33 Democratic Congressman Ted W. Lieu
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Samuel L. Jackson
Communist Party

FEC H6CA33098
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ted W. Lieu
FEC H4CA33119; 30 Sep 15; Tot $494,675; Dsb $310,821

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 34 Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Xavier Becerra
FEC H2CA30143; 30 Sep 15; Tot $748,717; Dsb $717,527

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 35 Democratic Congressman Norma J. Torres
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Libertarian     Shon Pieters
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Norma J. Torres
FEC H4CA35031; 30 Sep 15; Tot $236,071; Dsb $132,120

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 36 Democratic Congressman Raul Ruiz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Indio City Councilwoman Lupe Ramos Watson
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Raul Ruiz
FEC H2CA36439; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,229,816; Dsb $314,552
    Republican     Kirk Wayne Thompson - apparently not a candidate
5 March 2015: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC H6CA36158; 05 Mar 15; Tot $0; Dsb $0
    Republican     Indio Mayor Lupe Ramos Watson - apparently not a candidate
3 June 2015: Withdrew

FEC H6CA36166

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 37 Democratic Congressman Karen R. Bass
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Karen R. Bass
FEC H0CA33117; 30 Sep 15; Tot $226,016; Dsb $221,166
  Candidate Democratic     Mervin Leon Evans
FEC S4CA00191
  Candidate Republican     Shariff Hazan

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 38 Democratic Congressman Linda T. Sánchez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Benjamin "Ben" Campos
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Linda T. Sánchez
FEC H2CA39078; 30 Sep 15; Tot $549,171; Dsb $404,107

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 39 Republican Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brett Murdock
FEC H6CA39137
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce
FEC H6CA39020; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,471,949; Dsb $460,500

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 40 Democratic Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard
FEC H2CA33048; 30 Sep 15; Tot $296,126; Dsb $237,073

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 41 Democratic Congressman Mark A. Takano
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Doug Shepherd
FEC H6CA41182
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Mark A. Takano
FEC H2CA43245; 30 Sep 15; Tot $324,530; Dsb $187,035

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 42 Republican Congressman Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
FEC H2CA37023; 30 Sep 15; Tot $613,410; Dsb $291,832
  Candidate Democratic     Kerri Condley
FEC H4CA42060; 30 Sep 15; Tot $9,046; Dsb $7,000
  Candidate Democratic     Timothy J. "Tim" Sheridan
FEC H4CA42086; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,431; Dsb $6,335

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 43 Democratic Congressman Maxine Waters
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Omar Navarro
2 September 2015: Filed a Statement of Candidacy with the FEC for CD 44.
13 November 2015: Filed a Statement of Organization with the FEC for CD 43.

FEC H6CA44145
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Maxine Waters
FEC H4CA23011; 30 Sep 15; Tot $201,536; Dsb $273,846

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 44 Democratic Congressman Janice Hahn
First elected in a Special Election: 12 July 2011 re: resignation of Congressman Jane Harman (Democratic)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 18 February 2015: Running for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2016.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan
FEC H6CA44103; 30 Sep 15; Tot $282,063; Dsb $71,118
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Castillo
FEC H6CA44129; 30 Sep 15; Tot $5,220; Dsb $5,190
    Democratic     Congressman Janice Hahn - apparently not a candidate
18 February 2015: Running for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

FEC H8CA36097; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,025; Dsb $47,266
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Isadore Hall, III
FEC H2CA35100; 30 Sep 15; Tot $565,994; Dsb $136,436
  Candidate Democratic     Marcus Musante
FEC H6CA44111; 30 Sep 15; Tot $36,694; Dsb $14,925
  Candidate Democratic     William R. "Bill" Orton
?

FEC H6CA44137

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 45 Republican Congressman Mimi Walters
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Independent     Robert Edmund Lauten
FEC H8CA47052
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Mimi Walters
FEC H4CA45097; 30 Sep 15; Tot $751,299; Dsb $240,791

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 46 Democratic Congressman Loretta Sanchez
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 12 May 2015: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anaheim City Council Member Jordan Brandman
FEC H6CA46132; 30 Sep 15; Tot $116,298; Dsb $9,155
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
FEC H6CA46116; 30 Sep 15; Tot $179,682; Dsb $28,596
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Joseph "Joe" Dunn
FEC H6CA46157; 30 Sep 15; Tot $131,274; Dsb $1,497
  Candidate Democratic     Garden Grove Mayor Bao Quoc Nguyen
FEC H6CA46140; 30 Sep 15; Tot $54,030; Dsb $3,673
    Democratic     Heberto M. Sanchez - apparently not a candidate
Filed termination report with FEC.

FEC H6CA46124; 30 Sep 15; Tot $3,319; Dsb $3,319
    Republican     Irvine City Councilwoman Lynn Schott - apparently not a candidate
25 May 2016: No longer running.

FEC H6CA46108; 30 Sep 15; Tot $5,810; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 47 Democratic Congressman Alan S. Lowenthal
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Alan S. Lowenthal
FEC H2CA00104; 30 Sep 15; Tot $298,528; Dsb $146,728

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 48 Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Banuelos
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
FEC H8CA42061; 30 Sep 15; Tot $449,210; Dsb $236,912
  Candidate Democratic     Suzanne Joyce "Sue" Savary
FEC H6CA48237

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 49 Republican Congressman Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Loren Applegate
FEC H6CA49102; 30 Sep 15; Tot $23,596; Dsb $3,709
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Darrell Edward Issa
FEC H0CA48024; 30 Sep 15; Tot $250,111; Dsb $361,326
  Candidate Democratic     David Klutts

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 50 Republican Congressman Duncan Duane Hunter
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Duncan Duane Hunter
FEC H8CA52052; 30 Sep 15; Tot $471,354; Dsb $301,826

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 51 Democratic Congressman Juan C. Vargas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr.
FEC H6CA51066
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Juan C. Vargas
FEC H2CA50026; 30 Sep 15; Tot $282,556; Dsb $229,387

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 52 Democratic Congressman Scott Peters
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Jacquie Atkinson
FEC H6CA52114; 30 Sep 15; Tot $89,307; Dsb $40,427
  Candidate Republican     Mike Canada
FEC H6CA52122
  Candidate Republican     Denise Gitsham
FEC H6CA52130
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Scott Peters
FEC H2CA52089; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,301,546; Dsb $308,530

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 53 Democratic Congressman Susan A. Davis
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     James "Jim" Ash
FEC H6CA53047
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Susan A. Davis
FEC H0CA49055; 30 Sep 15; Tot $144,347; Dsb $149,656
  Candidate Republican     Matthew James "Matt" Mendoza
FEC H6CA53062; 30 Sep 15; Tot $602; Dsb $377
  Candidate Republican     James Drew Veltmeyer
FEC H6CA53054; 30 Sep 15; Tot $40,385; Dsb $34,027

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Secretary of State Alex Padilla
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Controller Betty T. Yee
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer John Chiang
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 13 January 2015: Candidate for Senate Class 3 in 2018.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
  Candidate Republican     San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. "Mike" Ramos

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 21 November 2015: Candidate for Attorney General in 2018.

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Torlakson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
  

Candidates run as non-partisan. If a candidate receives the majority of the vote (50% + 1) in the June primary, that candidate is elected. When no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the primary, the top two vote-getters participate in the November runoff election. (Section 4180)

 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 49 incumbents, 76 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 53 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent)
  Conservative USA
  Peace And Freedom
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
  No Party Preference: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
  Nonparty: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 4 candidates
  The Humane Party
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const.html
Election Authority
  California Secretary of State
  California Secretary of State - Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  California State Assembly
  California State Legislature
  California State Senate
  Citizens Redistricting Commission
Democratic
  California Democratic Party
  California Senate Democratic Caucus
  California State Assembly Democratic Caucus
Republican
  California Republican Party
  California State Assembly Republican Caucus
  California State Senate Republican Caucus
Third Party
  American Independent Party (prefers NOT to be allied with the national Constitution Party)
  California Peace and Freedom Party
  California ProLife Council California Affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee
  Conservative Party USA California
  Constitution Party - California
  Green Party of California
  Libertarian Party of California
  Libertarian Party of California
  Reform Party of California
  Socialist Party of California
  The Humane Party
  The Unity Party of California
Media & others
  @LA - the guide to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California
  Alameda Times-Star
  Antelope Valley Press
  Around The Capitol.com (Lay Consulting)
  Beverly Hills Weekly
  California Voter Foundation
  CalNews.com
  Calraaces.com - Insider Commentary on California Politics
  Chico Enterprise-Record
  Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek
  Daily Breeze - Torrance
  Daily Democrat - Woodland
  Daily Republic - Fairfield
  DMOZ - California
  East Bay Times - Walnut Creek
  ElectionVolunteer.com - California Candidate and Election Information
  FlashReport
  Fort Bragg Advocate-News
  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario
  Join California Election History for the State of California
  Los Angeles Daily News
  North County Times - San Diego and Riverside Counties
  OC Weekly - Orange County
  Orange County Now
  Pasadena Star-News
  Political Vanguard (Republican)
  Politics1.com - California
  Random Lengths News - San Pedro
  Redlands Daily Facts
  Ridgecrest Daily Independent
  Rough & Tumble
  San Bernardino Sun
  San Francisco Bay Guardian
  San Francisco Chronicle
  San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina
  San Jose Mercury News
  Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
  Siskiyou Daily News - Yreka
  Smart Voter - League of Women Voters
  Sonoma Index-Tribune
  Tahoe World
  The Bakersfield Californian
  The Daily Transcript / San Diego Source - San Diego
  The Davis Enterprise
  The Lompoc Record
  The Los Angeles Times
  The Modesto Bee
  The Mountain Democrat - Placerville
  The Orange County Register - Santa Ana
  The Press-Enterprise - Riverside - Inland Southern California
  The Record - Stockton
  The Reporter - Vacaville
  The Sacramento Bee
  The San Diego Union-Tribune
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  Whittier Daily News

 


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