The Green Papers: California 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 9 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Wednesday 14 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - if no incumbent files.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p PDT (1400-0300 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p PST (1500-0400 UTC).
 
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 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.

Senator Ricardo Lara introduced SB 568 on 11 April 2017. The state legislature passed SB 568 (Assembly 55-21 on 15 September; Senate 26-10 on 16 September). Governor Jerry Brown (Democratic) signed the bill on 27 September. This action moves all primaries from June to the "1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March in each even-numbered year" (effective 1 January 2019).


2018 California Election Guide from the California Secretary of State.

5 June 2018 Primary Certified List of Candidates and Official Certified List of Write-In Candidates from the California Secretary of State.

6 June 2018 Primary
Returns, Statement of Vote Complete, and Statement of Vote Summary from the Secretary of State.
Results from The Los Angeles Times.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.

6 November 2018 General Election.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kevin de León
On General Election ballot

FEC S8CA00408; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,572,161; Dsb $1,263,114
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Dianne Feinstein
On General Election ballot
9 October 2017: Will run for re-election in 2018.

FEC S0CA00199; 30 Sep 18; Tot $15,994,654; Dsb $14,349,788

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Kamala D. Harris
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Erin Cruz
FEC S8CA00440; 30 Sep 18; Tot $31,342; Dsb $31,155
  Candidate Republican     Paul Anthony Gutierrez
FEC S2CA00849

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     John H. Cox
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
On General Election ballot
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ed Hernandez
10 July 2016: Announced candidacy.
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis
On General Election ballot

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
14 Republican (12 on General Election ballot, 2 Open);
39 Democratic (39 on General Election ballot)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Doug LaMalfa
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Audrey L. Denney
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA01257; 30 Sep 18; Tot $900,325; Dsb $468,241
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Doug LaMalfa
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA02142; 30 Sep 18; Tot $811,729; Dsb $433,396

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jared W. Huffman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared W. Huffman
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA06259; 30 Sep 18; Tot $838,162; Dsb $645,441
  Candidate Republican     Dale Kenneth Mensing
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA02098; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,268; Dsb $3,061

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Raymond Garamendi
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA10149; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,005,328; Dsb $719,402
  Candidate Republican     Charles Eugene "Charlie" Schaupp
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA03067; 30 Jun 18; Tot $25,405; Dsb $10,537

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA04152; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,561,022; Dsb $1,073,492
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Morse
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA04210; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,845,634; Dsb $1,780,530

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Anthony Mills
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA05209
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA01109; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,901,649; Dsb $1,823,310

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Doris K. Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Delma Jrmar "Jrmar" Jefferson
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA06090
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Doris K. Matsui
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA05195; 30 Sep 18; Tot $976,974; Dsb $1,013,392

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Amerish "Ami" Bera
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Amerish "Ami" Bera
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA03078; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,697,284; Dsb $1,062,436
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Grant
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA07056; 30 Sep 18; Tot $491,945; Dsb $419,478

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Paul Cook
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Cook
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA08164; 30 Sep 18; Tot $881,636; Dsb $899,285
  Candidate Republican     former state Assemblyman Timothy M. "Tim" Donnelly
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA08120; 30 Sep 18; Tot $161,606; Dsb $153,180

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Marla Livengood
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA09144; 30 Jun 18; Tot $51,541; Dsb $29,912
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA11081; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,110,651; Dsb $647,593

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Jeff Denham
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jeff Denham
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA19173; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,117,126; Dsb $2,507,434
  Candidate Democratic     Josh Harder
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA10126; 30 Sep 18; Tot $6,091,868; Dsb $4,568,976

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mark DeSaulnier
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark DeSaulnier
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA10073; 30 Sep 18; Tot $533,072; Dsb $427,073
  Candidate Republican     John Fitzgerald
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA07111

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Nancy Pelosi
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA05035; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,919,202; Dsb $4,320,463
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Remmer
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA12270; 30 Sep 18; Tot $18,983; Dsb $5,928

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Barbara Lee
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA09060; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,620,584; Dsb $1,562,600
  Candidate Green     Laura Wells
Ran as a Green Write-in in the primary.
On General Election ballot.

FEC H8CA13096; 30 Sep 18; Tot $7,383; Dsb $6,681

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jackie Speier
First elected: 8 April 2008 in a Special Election
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Cristina Osmeña
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA14185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jackie Speier
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA12171; 30 Sep 18; Tot $869,650; Dsb $592,691

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Eric Michael Swalwell
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Rudy Lowell Peters, Jr.
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA15117; 30 Sep 18; Tot $41,564; Dsb $31,096
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Eric Michael Swalwell
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA15094; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,646,473; Dsb $2,067,282

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jim Costa
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jim Costa
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA20082; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,565,196; Dsb $1,465,958
  Candidate Republican     Elizabeth Heng
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA16065; 17 Oct 18; Tot $1,055,788; Dsb $703,784

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ronald H. "Ron" Cohen
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA17141; 30 Jun 18; Tot $3,446; Dsb $2,774
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA12055; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,628,633; Dsb $1,741,860

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Anna G. Eshoo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anna G. Eshoo
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA12098; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,216,834; Dsb $1,087,691
  Candidate Republican     Christine Russell
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA18087

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman Zoe Lofgren
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Justin James Aguilera
On General Election ballot.
5 June 2018: Ran as a write-in in the Primary.

FEC H8CA19051; 30 Sep 18; Tot $11,400; Dsb $931
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Zoe Lofgren
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA16049; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,564,359; Dsb $1,631,057

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Ronald Paul "Ron" Kabat
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA17185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA20152; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,043,932; Dsb $527,775

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David G. Valadao
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Terrance John "TJ" Cox
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA10167; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,258,304; Dsb $1,753,420
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David G. Valadao
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA20094; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,936,889; Dsb $1,335,009

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Devin Gerald Nunes
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Fresno County District Attorney Prosecutor  Andrew Narong Janz
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA22139; 30 Sep 18; Tot $7,289,868; Dsb $5,859,978
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Devin Gerald Nunes
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA20059; 30 Sep 18; Tot $10,583,761; Dsb $8,636,647

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kevin McCarthy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Tatiana Matta
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA23103; 30 Jun 18; Tot $34,975; Dsb $28,835
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin McCarthy
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA22125; 30 Sep 18; Tot $7,469,855; Dsb $5,025,958

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Salud O. Carbajal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Salud O. Carbajal
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA24303; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,550,068; Dsb $1,300,625
  Candidate Republican     Justin Donald Fareed
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA24142; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,222,790; Dsb $1,109,677

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Steve Knight
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA25074; 30 Sep 18; Tot $6,293,771; Dsb $3,933,466
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steve Knight
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA25123; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,159,563; Dsb $1,776,866

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Julia Brownley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Julia Brownley
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA00120; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,413,287; Dsb $1,327,814
  Candidate Republican     Antonio Sabato, Jr.
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA26114; 30 Sep 18; Tot $294,174; Dsb $251,556

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
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 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Judy Chu
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA32101; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,251,996; Dsb $722,636
  Candidate Democratic     Bryan Witt
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA27112; 30 Sep 18; Tot $11,000; Dsb $8,948

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Adam B. Schiff
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Johnny J. Nalbandian
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA28185; 30 Sep 18; Tot $28,046; Dsb $26,487
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Adam B. Schiff
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA27085; 30 Sep 18; Tot $5,699,186; Dsb $3,234,179

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Tony Cárdenas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Benito "Benny" Bernal
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA29203; 30 Sep 18; Tot $6,945; Dsb $4,850
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tony Cárdenas
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA28113; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,378,199; Dsb $1,282,649

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Brad Sherman
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Mark S. Reed
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA30185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brad Sherman
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA24113; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,162,804; Dsb $498,031

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Pete Aguilar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Pete Aguilar
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA31125; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,522,787; Dsb $1,444,718
  Candidate Republican     Sean Masaki Flynn
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA31134; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,047,853; Dsb $938,494

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Grace Flores Napolitano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Grace Flores Napolitano
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA34068; 30 Sep 18; Tot $336,795; Dsb $164,819
  Candidate Republican     Joshua M. Scott
On General Election ballot.
5 June 2018: Ran as a write-in in the Primary.

FEC H8CA32088; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,574; Dsb $3,289

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ted W. Lieu
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ted W. Lieu
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA33119; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,645,921; Dsb $896,327
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth Weston Wright
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA33106; 30 Sep 18; Tot $142,008; Dsb $92,109

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jimmy Gomez
First elected: 6 June 2017 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jimmy Gomez
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA34266; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,436,616; Dsb $1,344,529
  Candidate Green     Kenneth Mejia
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA34237; 30 Sep 18; Tot $126,595; Dsb $88,050
  

1 December 2016: Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) is nominated by Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) for California Attorney General.
23 January 2017: California's state Senate votes, 26-9, to confirm Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) as the state's new Attorney General.
24 January 2017: Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) who was first elected in 1992, resigns to become California Attorney General. Within 2 weeks, Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) will call a special election to fill this vacant seat. The election is held in 18 to 20 weeks.
26 January 2017: California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) has called a Special Election to fill this vacant seat. The primary is Tuesday 4 April 2017 and the General Election is tentatively Tuesday 6 June 2017. 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.
14 February 2017: CANDIDATES FOR APRIL 4, 2017, SPECIAL PRIMARY ELECTION from the California Secretary of State.
4 April 2017: Since no one received a majority (50% + 1) in the Special primary, the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the Special Tuesday 6 June 2017 General Election.
6 June 2017: Jimmy Gomez (Democratic) is elected in a Special Election.
11 July 2017: Jimmy Gomez (Democratic) is sworn.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Norma J. Torres
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Norma J. Torres
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA35031; 30 Sep 18; Tot $584,278; Dsb $525,864
  Candidate Republican     Christian Leonel Valiente
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA35115; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,326; Dsb $4,099

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Raul Ruiz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Kimberlin Brown Pelzer
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA36170; 30 Sep 18; Tot $675,284; Dsb $496,946
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raul Ruiz
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA36439; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,956,359; Dsb $1,825,517

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 37
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Karen R. Bass
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Karen R. Bass
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA33117; 30 Sep 18; Tot $733,704; Dsb $735,488
  Candidate Republican     Ron J. Bassilian
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA37293; 30 Sep 18; Tot $7,803; Dsb $6,114

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 38
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Linda T. Sánchez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ryan Downing
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA31105
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Linda T. Sánchez
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA39078; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,612,333; Dsb $1,229,825

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 39
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Edward R. "Ed" Royce
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 8 January 2018: "I have decided not to seek reelection in November."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gilbert "Gil" Cisneros
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA39174; 30 Sep 18; Tot $9,974,498; Dsb $9,691,587
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblywoman Young Kim
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA39240; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,204,680; Dsb $1,864,032

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 40
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Lucille Roybal-Allard
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Green     Rodolfo Cortes Barragan
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA40206; 30 Sep 18; Tot $12,957; Dsb $12,155
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lucille Roybal-Allard
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA33048; 30 Sep 18; Tot $483,813; Dsb $468,989

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 41
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Mark A. Takano
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Aja Smith
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA41170; 30 Sep 18; Tot $38,130; Dsb $31,301
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark A. Takano
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA43245; 30 Sep 18; Tot $968,471; Dsb $847,769

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 42
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA37023; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,380,417; Dsb $1,240,204
  Candidate Democratic     Julia Claire Peacock
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA42228; 30 Sep 18; Tot $137,611; Dsb $114,562

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 43
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Maxine Waters
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Omar Navarro
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA44145; 30 Sep 18; Tot $807,751; Dsb $651,212
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Maxine Waters
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA23011; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,292,232; Dsb $840,012

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 44
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Nanette Diaz Barragán
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Nanette Diaz Barragán
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA44103; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,416,371; Dsb $719,061
  Candidate Democratic     Compton Mayor  Aja L. Brown
5 April 2018: Withdrew. Remains on the ballot.
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA44117; 30 Sep 18; Tot $18,610; Dsb $17,819

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 45
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mimi Walters
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Katherine "Katie" Porter
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA45130; 30 Sep 18; Tot $5,028,843; Dsb $4,482,709
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mimi Walters
On General Election ballot

FEC H4CA45097; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,895,290; Dsb $3,362,495

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 46
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
On General Election ballot

FEC H6CA46116; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,009,207; Dsb $436,881
  Candidate Republican     Russell Rene Lambert
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA46120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $140; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 47
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alan S. Lowenthal
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ocean View School Board Trustee  John Briscoe
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA47078; 30 Jun 18; Tot $23,775; Dsb $11,785
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alan S. Lowenthal
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA00104; 30 Sep 18; Tot $653,895; Dsb $480,356

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 48
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Dana Rohrabacher
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Dana Rohrabacher
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA42061; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,195,833; Dsb $1,927,711
  Candidate Democratic     Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA48035; 30 Sep 18; Tot $6,355,852; Dsb $4,860,677

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 49
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 10 January 2018: "I have decided that I will not seek re-election."
19 September 2018: Nominated by President Trump for the position of U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Board of Equalization member  Diane L. Harkey
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA49082; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,317,602; Dsb $1,127,988
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Levin
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA49058; 30 Sep 18; Tot $4,914,241; Dsb $3,404,728

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 50
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Duncan Duane Hunter
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot -
21 August 2018: Indicted for misusing $250,000 in campaign funds.
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ammar Campa-Najjar
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA50098; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,488,429; Dsb $1,803,482
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Duncan Duane Hunter
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA52052; 30 Sep 18; Tot $987,318; Dsb $1,459,918

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 51
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Juan C. Vargas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr.
On General Election ballot.

FEC H8CA51062; 30 Sep 18; Tot $50,427; Dsb $40,131
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Juan C. Vargas
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA50026; 30 Sep 18; Tot $789,271; Dsb $728,682

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 52
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Scott Peters
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Scott Peters
On General Election ballot

FEC H2CA52089; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,642,923; Dsb $1,282,254
  Candidate Republican     Omar Qudrat
On General Election ballot

FEC H8CA52102; 30 Sep 18; Tot $337,711; Dsb $319,325

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 53
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Susan A. Davis
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Susan A. Davis
On General Election ballot

FEC H0CA49055; 30 Sep 18; Tot $375,315; Dsb $389,821
  Candidate Republican     Morgan Murtaugh
On General Election ballot.

FEC H8CA53084; 30 Sep 18; Tot $70,796; Dsb $59,243

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Alex Padilla
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Mark P. Meuser
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Alex Padilla
On General Election ballot

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election Democratic Controller  Betty T. Yee
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Konstantinos Roditis
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     Controller  Betty T. Yee
On General Election ballot

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer John Chiang
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     former Public Utilities Commissioner P. Gregory "Greg" Conlon
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     state Board of Equalization Chairwoman  Fiona Ma
On General Election ballot
17 May 2016: Announced candidacy.

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     retired El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Steven C. Bailey
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
On General Election ballot
 3 January 2017: Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (Democratic), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, was elected to the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat on 8 November 2016 and resigned as Attorney General. Prior to her resignation, Attorney General Harris named Kathleen "Kate" Alice Kenealy as Chief Deputy Attorney General. She is the Acting Attorney General until Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.'s (Democratic) nomination, Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic), is confirmed by the state Legislature.
23 January 2017: California's state Senate votes, 26-9, to confirm Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) as the state's new Attorney General.
24 January 2017: Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) takes office as California General.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
5 June 2018: Lost primary for Attorney General.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ricardo Lara
On General Election ballot
  Candidate No Party Preference     former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner
On General Election ballot
First elected Insurance Commissioner as a Republican: 2006; did not run for re-election: 2010.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     state Assemblyman  Tony K. Thurmond
On General Election ballot
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     Marshall Tuck
On General Election ballot
  

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 49 incumbents, 67 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 53 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent)
  Conservative USA
  Peace And Freedom
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  The Humane Party
  Unity
Independents
  No Party Preference: 3 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in
 
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.

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.


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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
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