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.

Certified List of Candidates from the California Secretary of State.

 
           

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
 Candidate list (32)
  Candidate Republican     Arun K. Bhumitra
FEC S8CA00572
  Candidate Republican     James Patrick Bradley
FEC S8CA00515
  Candidate Republican     John "Jack" Crew
FEC S8CA00580
  Candidate Republican     Erin Cruz
FEC S8CA00440; 31 Mar 18; Tot $16,923; Dsb $10,324
  Candidate Republican     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente
FEC S8CA00598
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kevin de León
FEC S8CA00408; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,012,004; Dsb $339,672
  Candidate Democratic     Adrienne Nicole Edwards
FEC S8CA00549
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Dianne Feinstein
9 October 2017: Will run for re-election in 2018.

FEC S0CA00199; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,118,941; Dsb $1,192,409
  Candidate No Party Preference     Colleen Shea Fernald
FEC S6CA00527
  Candidate No Party Preference     Rash Bihari Ghosh
FEC S8CA00630
  Candidate No Party Preference     Tim Gildersleeve
FEC S6CA00733
  Candidate No Party Preference     Michael Fahmy Girgis
FEC S8CA00655
  Candidate No Party Preference; (Constitution)     Don J. Grundmann
FEC S4CA00332
  Candidate No Party Preference     Jason M. Hanania
FEC S6CA00998
  Candidate Democratic     Eugene Patterson "Pat" Harris
FEC S8CA00358; 31 Mar 18; Tot $641,871; Dsb $374,395
  Candidate Democratic     Alison Hartson
FEC S8CA00416; 31 Mar 18; Tot $298,296; Dsb $189,652
  Candidate Democratic     David Hildebrand
FEC S8CA00317; 31 Mar 18; Tot $24,806; Dsb $22,590
  Candidate Republican     Jerry Joseph Laws
FEC S6CA00717
  Candidate Republican     Patrick Little
FEC S8CA00606
  Candidate No Party Preference; (Socialist Equality)     David Moore
FEC S8CA00531; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,480; Dsb $3,480
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Mottus
FEC S8CA00614
  Candidate Republican     Mario Nabliba
FEC S8CA00523
  Candidate No Party Preference     Lee W. Olson
FEC S8CA00465
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Edward "Tom" Palzer
FEC S6CA00675; 31 Mar 17; Tot $0; Dsb $45
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     John Thompson Parker
FEC S6CA00949
  Candidate Democratic     Herbert G. "Herb" Peters
FEC S6CA00907
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Howard Pierce
FEC S6CA00790; 31 Dec 17; Tot $9,000; Dsb $62,392
  Candidate Democratic     Gerald Plummer
FEC S8CA00556
  Candidate Libertarian     Derrick Michael Reid
FEC S8CA00507
  Candidate No Party Preference     Ling Ling Shi
FEC S8CA00457
  Candidate Republican     Paul Allen Taylor
FEC S8CA00481; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,493; Dsb $6,100
  Candidate Democratic     Donnie O. Turner
FEC S8CA00564

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Kamala D. Harris
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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
 Candidate list (27, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Travis Allen
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Bribiesca
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Cares
  Candidate Green     Christopher N. Carlson
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     John H. Cox
  Candidate Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     former San Francisco Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Veronika Fimbres
  Candidate Republican     Yvonne Girard
  Candidate No Party Preference     Shubham Goel
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Davidson Griffis
  Candidate Libertarian     Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanist
  Candidate Green     Josh Jones
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Gloria Estela La Riva
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
  Candidate Democratic     former Manteca City Councilman Albert Caesar Mezetti
  Candidate No Party Preference     Hakan "Hawk" Mikado
  Candidate Republican     Robert C. Newman, II
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Democratic     Amanda Renteria
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Shellenberger
  Candidate No Party Preference; (American Solidarity; Independent)     Desmond Silveira
  Candidate No Party Preference     Jeffrey Edward "Jeff" Taylor
  Candidate Democratic     Klement Tinaj
  Candidate Democratic     former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
10 November 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Johnny Wattenburg
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar

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
 Candidate list (11)
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich
  Candidate Republican     David Fennell
  Candidate Libertarian     Tim Ferreira
  Candidate Democratic     Cameron Gharabiklou
  Candidate Republican     Cole Harris
  Candidate Republican     David R. Hernandez
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ed Hernandez
10 July 2016: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis
  Candidate No Party Preference; (Green)     former Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin
  Candidate Republican     Lydia Ortega
  Candidate No Party Preference     Danny Thomas

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
14 Republican (11 Undetermined, 1 on General Election ballot, 2 Open);
39 Democratic (28 Undetermined, 11 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
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Gregory Edward Cheadle
FEC H2CA01136
  Candidate Democratic     Audrey L. Denney
FEC H8CA01257; 31 Mar 18; Tot $120,544; Dsb $40,828
  Candidate Green     Lewis Keith Elbinger
FEC H8CA01240; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,579; Dsb $2,417
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Jones Holcombe
FEC H8CA01190; 31 Mar 18; Tot $257,646; Dsb $105,181
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Doug LaMalfa
FEC H2CA02142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $428,642; Dsb $217,864
  Candidate Democratic     David "Chuck" Peterson
FEC H6CA01202; 31 Mar 18; Tot $17,275; Dsb $12,697
  Candidate Democratic     Martha M. "Marty" Walters
FEC H8CA01208; 31 Mar 18; Tot $54,862; Dsb $40,885

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Caffrey
FEC H6CA02226
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared W. Huffman
FEC H2CA06259; 31 Mar 18; Tot $567,180; Dsb $487,813
  Candidate Republican     Dale Kenneth Mensing
FEC H4CA02098; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,606; Dsb $2,367

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Raymond Garamendi
FEC H0CA10149; 31 Mar 18; Tot $560,275; Dsb $290,621
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Puett
FEC H8CA03170
  Candidate Republican     Charlie Eugene Schaupp
FEC H6CA03067

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Regina Bateson
FEC H8CA04194; 31 Mar 18; Tot $597,727; Dsb $336,144
  Candidate Democratic     Roza I. Calderon
FEC H8CA04202; 31 Mar 18; Tot $97,376; Dsb $32,122
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Lawton
FEC H8CA04244
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
FEC H8CA04152; 31 Mar 18; Tot $965,028; Dsb $564,793
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Morse
FEC H8CA04210; 31 Mar 18; Tot $918,382; Dsb $203,288
  Candidate Republican     Mitchell Kendrick White
FEC H8CA04236; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,406; Dsb $4,447

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Green     Jason Kishineff
FEC H8CA05183
  Candidate No Party Preference     Anthony Mills
FEC H8CA05209
  Candidate No Party Preference     Nils Ian Palsson
FEC H6CA05344
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
FEC H8CA01109; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,192,735; Dsb $1,202,807

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
FEC H6CA06219
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Doris K. Matsui
FEC H6CA05195; 31 Mar 18; Tot $624,681; Dsb $627,767

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
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Yona Barash
FEC H8CA07072; 31 Mar 18; Tot $246,131; Dsb $114,156
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Amerish "Ami" Bera
FEC H0CA03078; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,705,132; Dsb $468,628
  Candidate No Party Preference     Reginald H. Claytor
FEC H8CA07098
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Grant
FEC H8CA07056; 31 Mar 18; Tot $292,115; Dsb $211,200
  Candidate Green     Robert Christian "Chris" Richardson
FEC H8CA07080

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
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Cook
FEC H2CA08164; 31 Mar 18; Tot $554,937; Dsb $246,521
  Candidate Republican     former state Assemblyman Timothy M. "Tim" Donnelly
FEC H8CA08120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $68,603; Dsb $47,983
  Candidate Democratic     Marjorie "Marge" Doyle
FEC H8CA08112; 31 Mar 18; Tot $348,186; Dsb $77,040
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald J. O'Donnell
FEC H8CA08096
  Candidate Democratic     former Copper Mountain Community College Trustee Rita Ramirez
aka Rita Ramirez-Dean

FEC H8CA41139; 31 Mar 18; Tot $75; Dsb $3,266

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Marla Livengood
FEC H8CA09144; 31 Mar 18; Tot $34,724; Dsb $27,185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
FEC H4CA11081; 31 Mar 18; Tot $645,207; Dsb $363,935
  Candidate American Independent     Mike A. Tsarnas
FEC H8CA09151

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
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael James "Mike" Barkley
FEC H2CA00096; 31 Mar 18; Tot $46,347; Dsb $13,497
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jeff Denham
FEC H0CA19173; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,677,709; Dsb $635,865
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Ray Eggman
FEC H4CA10075; 31 Mar 18; Tot $208,157; Dsb $93,460
  Candidate Democratic     Josh Harder
FEC H8CA10126; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,292,855; Dsb $475,928
  Candidate Republican     Former Turlock City Councilman Ted D. Howze
FEC H8CA10209
  Candidate Democratic     former Riverbank Mayor Virginia Madueño
FEC H8CA10175; 31 Mar 18; Tot $243,851; Dsb $87,456
  Candidate Democratic     former Riverbank Citymember Dorothy "Dotty" Nygard
9 March 2018: "Today, I am ending my campaign for Congress...." Note: The candidate withdrew after filing closed.

FEC H8CA10118; 31 Mar 18; Tot $68,413; Dsb $54,619
  Candidate Democratic     Modesto School Board Member  Sue Zwahlen
FEC H8CA10183; 31 Mar 18; Tot $300,492; Dsb $144,670

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark DeSaulnier
FEC H0CA10073; 31 Mar 18; Tot $320,733; Dsb $242,138
  Candidate Republican     John Fitzgerald
FEC H0CA07111
  Candidate Democratic     Alva Dennis "Dennis" Lytton
FEC H8CA11090; 31 Mar 18; Tot $20,326; Dsb $15,287
  Candidate No Party Preference     Chris Wood
FEC H8CA11108

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
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shahid Buttar
FEC H8CA12262; 31 Mar 18; Tot $33,682; Dsb $10,526
  Candidate No Party Preference     Michael Goldstein
FEC H8CA12296
  Candidate Green     Barry Hermanson
FEC H4CA12089; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,988; Dsb $5,373
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen R. Jaffe
FEC H8CA12239; 31 Mar 18; Tot $97,027; Dsb $96,230
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan A. Khojasteh
FEC H8CA12254; 31 Mar 18; Tot $41,217; Dsb $34,866
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Nancy Pelosi
FEC H8CA05035; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,835,397; Dsb $2,914,907
  Candidate Republican     Lisa Remmer
FEC H8CA12270; 31 Mar 18; Tot $100; Dsb $0

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 (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Barbara Lee
FEC H8CA09060; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,045,208; Dsb $882,759

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
FEC H8CA14185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jackie Speier
FEC H8CA12171; 31 Mar 18; Tot $613,567; Dsb $365,515

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Rudy Lowell Peters, Jr.
FEC H8CA15117; 31 Mar 18; Tot $885; Dsb $27
  Candidate No Party Preference     Erick Brendan "Brendan" St. John
FEC H8CA15109
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Eric Michael Swalwell
FEC H2CA15094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,594,195; Dsb $1,384,479

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
FEC H4CA20082; 16 May 18; Tot $916,786; Dsb $557,259
  Candidate Republican     Elizabeth Heng
FEC H8CA16065; 31 Mar 18; Tot $118,367; Dsb $13,340

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
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ronald H. "Ron" Cohen
FEC H6CA17141; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,926; Dsb $2,234
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen Forbes
FEC H8CA17105
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
FEC H4CA12055; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,933,873; Dsb $1,149,843
  Candidate Democratic     Khanh Tran
FEC H8CA17097; 31 Mar 18; Tot $14,474; Dsb $0
  Candidate Libertarian     Kennita Watson
FEC H6CA17174

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anna G. Eshoo
FEC H8CA12098; 31 Mar 18; Tot $741,177; Dsb $665,684
  Candidate No Party Preference     John Karl Fredrich
FEC H8CA18095
  Candidate Republican     Christine Russell
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 (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Zoe Lofgren
FEC H4CA16049; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,071,877; Dsb $1,080,164

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Deitch
FEC H8CA20091
  Candidate No Party Preference     Ronald Paul "Ron" Kabat
FEC H0CA17185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
FEC H6CA20152; 31 Mar 18; Tot $615,943; Dsb $310,653

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
FEC H8CA10167; 31 Mar 18; Tot $625,064; Dsb $208,668
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David G. Valadao
FEC H2CA20094; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,780,319; Dsb $543,486

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bobby Bliatout
FEC H8CA22154; 31 Mar 18; Tot $169,165; Dsb $143,706
  Candidate No Party Preference     Brian T. Carroll
FEC H8CA22162
  Candidate Democratic     Ricardo Jose "Rico" Franco
FEC H8CA22147; 31 Mar 18; Tot $44,507; Dsb $42,319
  Candidate Democratic     Fresno County District Attorney Prosecutor  Andrew Narong Janz
FEC H8CA22139; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,395,907; Dsb $783,634
  Candidate Libertarian     William "Bill" Merryman
FEC H8CA22188
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Devin Gerald Nunes
FEC H8CA20059; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,578,919; Dsb $1,221,720

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Helen Barro
FEC H8CA23129; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,962; Dsb $7,620
  Candidate No Party Preference     James Timothy Davis
FEC H8CA23137
  Candidate Democratic     Tatiana Matta
FEC H8CA23103; 31 Mar 18; Tot $21,548; Dsb $16,710
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin McCarthy
FEC H6CA22125; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,308,613; Dsb $3,085,366
  Candidate Democratic     Wendy Reed
FEC H6CA23206; 31 Mar 18; Tot $22,389; Dsb $14,868
  Candidate Democratic     Kurtis K. "Kurt" Wilson
FEC H8CA23111; 31 Mar 18; Tot $11,260; Dsb $11,249

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Salud O. Carbajal
FEC H6CA24303; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,903,551; Dsb $501,547
  Candidate Republican     Justin Donald Fareed
FEC H4CA24142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $538,060; Dsb $277,258
  Candidate Republican     Michael Erin Woody
FEC H8CA24150; 31 Mar 18; Tot $153,134; Dsb $87,265

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
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bryan Caforio
FEC H6CA25177; 31 Mar 18; Tot $999,414; Dsb $462,661
  Candidate Democratic     Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill
FEC H8CA25074; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,129,532; Dsb $608,130
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steve Knight
FEC H4CA25123; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,260,955; Dsb $254,664
  Candidate Democratic     former Oak Park School Board Member Mary Pallant
FEC H6CA24246; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,921; Dsb $4,388
  Candidate Democratic     Jess Pelaez Phoenix
FEC H8CA25082; 31 Mar 18; Tot $408,406; Dsb $351,054

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Julia Brownley
FEC H2CA00120; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,645,754; Dsb $365,175
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey David Burum
FEC H8CA26122; 16 May 18; Tot $37,439; Dsb $36,826
  Candidate Democratic     John Robert Nelson
FEC H8CA26130; 31 Mar 18; Tot $16,397; Dsb $10,335
  Candidate Republican     Antonio Sabato, Jr.
FEC H8CA26114; 31 Mar 18; Tot $131,443; Dsb $91,494

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
FEC H0CA32101; 31 Mar 18; Tot $788,369; Dsb $465,182
  Candidate Democratic     Bryan Witt
FEC H8CA27112; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,924; Dsb $4,214

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sal Genovese
FEC H6CA31126
  Candidate Republican     Johnny J. Nalbandian
FEC H8CA28185; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,956; Dsb $6,230
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Adam B. Schiff
FEC H0CA27085; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,729,470; Dsb $1,951,141

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
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Benito "Benny" Bernal
FEC H6CA29203; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,300; Dsb $2,184
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tony Cárdenas
FEC H2CA28113; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,065,889; Dsb $902,934
  Candidate Green     Angelica Maria Dueñas
FEC H8CA29100
  Candidate No Party Preference     Juan Rey
FEC H8CA29118
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Ivaro "Joe" Shammas
FEC H8CA29092

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jonathan Neil "Jon" Pelzer
FEC H8CA30066; 31 Mar 18; Tot $71,625; Dsb $54,964
  Candidate Democratic     Aejaz "Raji" Rab
FEC H4CA30123; 31 Mar 18; Tot $89,950; Dsb $66,003
  Candidate Republican     Mark S. Reed
FEC H6CA30185
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brad Sherman
FEC H6CA24113; 31 Mar 18; Tot $642,674; Dsb $324,345

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Pete Aguilar
FEC H2CA31125; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,758,487; Dsb $743,999
  Candidate Democratic     Kaisar Ahmed
FEC H6CA31159
  Candidate Republican     Sean Masaki Flynn
FEC H6CA31134; 31 Mar 18; Tot $657,596; Dsb $352,711

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 (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Grace Flores Napolitano
FEC H8CA34068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $178,624; Dsb $92,820

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ted W. Lieu
FEC H4CA33119; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,121,624; Dsb $579,263
  Candidate Democratic     Emory P. Rodgers
FEC H8CA33268
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth Weston Wright
FEC H6CA33106; 31 Mar 18; Tot $82,076; Dsb $6,953

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jimmy Gomez
FEC H8CA34266; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,187,913; Dsb $1,233,404
  Candidate Libertarian     Angela Elise McArdle
FEC H8CA34324; 31 Jan 18; Tot $6,713; Dsb $2,327
  Candidate Green     Kenneth Mejia
FEC H6CA34237; 31 Mar 18; Tot $77,326; Dsb $64,154
  

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman Joe Baca
First elected (as a Democrat): 16 November 1999- in Special Election re: death of Congressman George Brown, 15 July 1999; re-elected 2000-2010; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2012; unsuccessful candidate for nomination: 2014; unsuccessful candidate for nomination (as a Republican): 2016.

FEC H6CA31142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,750; Dsb $3,470
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Norma J. Torres
FEC H4CA35031; 31 Mar 18; Tot $332,774; Dsb $265,170
  Candidate Republican     Christian Leonel Valiente
FEC H8CA35115

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Dan Ball
FEC H8CA36162; 31 Mar 18; Tot $16,944; Dsb $15,989
  Candidate Republican     Robert Bentley
FEC H8CA36196; 31 Dec 17; Tot $110; Dsb $50
  Candidate Republican     Douglas Donald "Doug" Hassett
FEC H8CA36204; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,529; Dsb $9,161
  Candidate Republican     Kimberlin Brown Pelzer
FEC H8CA36170; 31 Mar 18; Tot $262,607; Dsb $90,659
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raul Ruiz
FEC H2CA36439; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,160,147; Dsb $893,702
  Candidate Republican     Stephan J. Wolkowicz
FEC H8CA36188; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,238; Dsb $1,544

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
FEC H0CA33117; 31 Mar 18; Tot $448,739; Dsb $467,601
  Candidate Republican     Ron J. Bassilian
FEC H8CA37293; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,311; Dsb $1,820

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
FEC H4CA31105
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Linda T. Sánchez
FEC H2CA39078; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,056,995; Dsb $905,267

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."
 Candidate list (17) - 116th Congress
  Candidate American Independent     Ted Mesfin Alemayhu
FEC H8CA37301
  Candidate American Independent     Sophia Josephine Alexander
FEC H8CA39273
  Candidate Democratic     Gilbert "Gil" Cisneros
FEC H8CA39174; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,513,712; Dsb $1,490,136
  Candidate No Party Preference     Stephan "Steve" Cox
FEC H8CA39190; 31 Mar 18; Tot $4,557; Dsb $4,068
  Candidate Republican     John J. Cullum
FEC H2CA46123; 31 Mar 18; Tot $102,400; Dsb $8,212
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Bob Huff
FEC H8CA39224; 31 Mar 18; Tot $312,326; Dsb $100,141
  Candidate Democratic     Samir "Sam" Jammal
FEC H8CA39166; 31 Mar 18; Tot $433,618; Dsb $200,233
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblywoman Young Kim
FEC H8CA39240; 31 Mar 18; Tot $606,579; Dsb $139,817
  Candidate Democratic     Herbert H. Lee
FEC H8CA39299; 31 Mar 18; Tot $47,853; Dsb $43,079
  Candidate Democratic     Suzi Park Leggett
Widow of Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Leggett (1926-1997).

FEC H8CA39257; 31 Mar 18; Tot $35,200; Dsb $7,000
  Candidate Republican     Phil Liberatore
FEC H8CA39307; 31 Mar 18; Tot $25,000; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Orange County Supervisor  Shawn Nelson
FEC H8CA39232; 31 Mar 18; Tot $397,478; Dsb $56,434
  Candidate Republican     La Mirada City Councilor  Andrew Sarega
FEC H8CA39216; 31 Mar 18; Tot $35,785; Dsb $7,898
  Candidate No Party Preference     Karen Lee Schatzle
FEC H8CA39315
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Thorburn
FEC H8CA39182; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,565,707; Dsb $1,769,637
  Candidate Democratic     Mai Khanh Tran
FEC H8CA39158; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,188,828; Dsb $618,931
  Candidate Republican     Brea City Council Member  Steven Craig "Steve" Vargas
FEC H8CA39281

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
FEC H8CA40206; 31 Mar 18; Tot $3,569; Dsb $2,237
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lucille Roybal-Allard
FEC H2CA33048; 31 Mar 18; Tot $301,941; Dsb $320,513

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
FEC H8CA41170; 31 Mar 18; Tot $18,691; Dsb $15,746
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark A. Takano
FEC H2CA43245; 31 Mar 18; Tot $611,986; Dsb $550,909

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
FEC H2CA37023; 31 Mar 18; Tot $952,017; Dsb $627,381
  Candidate Democratic     Julia Claire Peacock
FEC H8CA42228; 31 Mar 18; Tot $68,541; Dsb $49,590
  Candidate Democratic     Norman Alberto Quintero, Sr.
FEC H8CA42244; 31 Mar 18; Tot $115,680; Dsb $111,025
  Candidate No Party Preference     Matt Woody
FEC H8CA42236; 31 Mar 18; Tot $24,559; Dsb $9,475

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
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Frank T. DeMartini
FEC H8CA43143; 31 Mar 18; Tot $32,029; Dsb $18,116
  Candidate Republican     Edwin P. Duterte
FEC H8CA43135; 31 Mar 18; Tot $16,435; Dsb $10,327
  Candidate Republican     Omar Navarro
FEC H6CA44145; 31 Mar 18; Tot $214,427; Dsb $195,835
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Maxine Waters
FEC H4CA23011; 31 Mar 18; Tot $540,368; Dsb $317,678
  Candidate Green     Miguel Angel "MigZ" Zuñiga
FEC H8CA43150

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Nanette Diaz Barragán
FEC H6CA44103; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,097,815; Dsb $309,298
  Candidate Democratic     Compton Mayor  Aja L. Brown
5 April 2018: Withdrew. Remains on the ballot.

FEC H8CA44117; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,500; Dsb $155
  Candidate Republican     Stacey Dash
30 March 2018: "... I am withdrawing my candidacy." Remains on the ballot.

FEC H8CA44109; 31 Mar 18; Tot $44,700; Dsb $35,858
  Candidate Republican     Jazmina "Jaz" Saavedra
FEC S8CA00432; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,820; Dsb $1,581

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Forde
FEC H8CA45189; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,242,270; Dsb $580,165
  Candidate No Party Preference     John Lawrence Graham
FEC H8CA45197; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,300; Dsb $13,686
  Candidate Democratic     Kia Hamadanchy
FEC H8CA45155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $573,295; Dsb $425,956
  Candidate Democratic     David "Dave" Min
FEC H8CA45148; 31 Mar 18; Tot $898,816; Dsb $511,278
  Candidate Democratic     Katherine "Katie" Porter
FEC H8CA45130; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,030,839; Dsb $453,596
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mimi Walters
FEC H4CA45097; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,230,383; Dsb $932,516

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
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
FEC H6CA46116; 31 Mar 18; Tot $718,481; Dsb $292,787
  Candidate No Party Preference     William "Will" Johnson
FEC H8CA46138
  Candidate Republican     Russell Rene Lambert
FEC H8CA46120
  Candidate No Party Preference     Ed Rushman
FEC H8CA46146

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
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ocean View School Board Trustee  John Briscoe
FEC H8CA47078; 31 Mar 18; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     David Michael Clifford
FEC H8CA47060; 31 Mar 18; Tot $9,217; Dsb $8,891
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alan S. Lowenthal
FEC H2CA00104; 31 Mar 18; Tot $468,513; Dsb $288,110

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
 Candidate list (16) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     former state Assemblyman Scott Baugh
FEC H6CA48245; 31 Mar 18; Tot $317,725; Dsb $120,880
  Candidate Republican     John Gabbard
FEC H8CA48142; 31 Mar 18; Tot $19,943; Dsb $17,666
  Candidate Democratic     Hans Keirstead
FEC H8CA48076; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,276,579; Dsb $634,661
  Candidate No Party Preference     Kevin Thomas Kensinger
FEC H8CA48118; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,344; Dsb $6,749
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Kotick
11 April 2018: Dropped out endorsing Harley Rouda but remains on the ballot.

FEC H8CA48100; 31 Mar 18; Tot $488,262; Dsb $390,474
  Candidate Republican     Paul Martin
FEC H8CA48167
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Oatman
21 March 2018: Dropped out endorsing Harley Rouda but remains on the ballot.

FEC H8CA48043; 31 Mar 18; Tot $236,915; Dsb $221,387
  Candidate Republican     Stelian Onufrei
19 April 2018: Withdrew endorsing Scott Baugh. Remains on the ballot.

FEC H8CA48092; 31 Mar 18; Tot $311,555; Dsb $309,961
  Candidate Democratic     Rachel Payne
1 May 2018: Dropped out- "I believe that we shouldn't split the vote ...." Remains on the ballot.

FEC H8CA48159; 31 Mar 18; Tot $277,160; Dsb $186,874
  Candidate Libertarian     Brandon Reiser
FEC H8CA48068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $11,221; Dsb $7,307
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Dana Rohrabacher
FEC H8CA42061; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,480,361; Dsb $816,841
  Candidate Democratic     Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
FEC H8CA48035; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,790,219; Dsb $688,343
  Candidate Republican     Shastina Sandman
FEC H8CA48175
  Candidate Democratic     Deanie Ann Schaarsmith
FEC H8CA48134
  Candidate Democratic     Omar A. Siddiqui
FEC H8CA48084; 31 Mar 18; Tot $933,351; Dsb $72,634
  Candidate Democratic     Tony Zarkades
FEC H8CA48050; 31 Mar 18; Tot $2,065; Dsb $2,779

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."
 Candidate list (16, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Loren "Doug" Applegate
FEC H6CA49102; 31 Mar 18; Tot $816,704; Dsb $644,326
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Rocky J. Chávez
FEC H8CA49124; 31 Mar 18; Tot $203,747; Dsb $19,005
  Candidate Republican     San Diego County Supervisor  Kristin Gaspar
FEC H8CA49090; 31 Mar 18; Tot $261,252; Dsb $75,758
  Candidate Libertarian     Joshua L. Hancock
FEC H8CA49181
  Candidate Republican     Board of Equalization member  Diane L. Harkey
FEC H8CA49082; 31 Mar 18; Tot $312,509; Dsb $133,225
  Candidate Democratic     Sara Jacobs
FEC H8CA49074; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,690,604; Dsb $597,227
  Candidate Democratic     Paul G. Kerr
FEC H8CA49066; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,956,742; Dsb $1,611,786
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Levin
FEC H8CA49058; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,566,163; Dsb $1,050,825
  Candidate Republican     San Juan Capistrano City Councilman  Brian L. Maryott
FEC H8CA49108; 31 Mar 18; Tot $420,828; Dsb $361,587
  Candidate Republican     David Medway
FEC H8CA49140
  Candidate Write-in     Christopher Meller
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Jordan P. Mills
FEC H8CA49199
  Candidate Republican     Craig Arthur Nordal
FEC H8CA49157; 31 Mar 18; Tot $10,840; Dsb $9,825
  Candidate No Party Preference     Robert Brian Pendleton
FEC H8CA49165; 31 Mar 18; Tot $5,356; Dsb $5,006
  Candidate Republican     Michael D. "Mike" Schmitt
FEC H8CA49132; 31 Mar 18; Tot $500; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Joshua S. Schoonover
FEC H8CA50155; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,323; Dsb $7,809
  Candidate Green     Danielle St. John
FEC H8CA49173

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
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board Member  Josh Butner
FEC H8CA50106; 31 Mar 18; Tot $599,025; Dsb $291,120
  Candidate Democratic     Ammar Campa-Najjar
FEC H8CA50098; 31 Mar 18; Tot $725,398; Dsb $392,053
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Duncan Duane Hunter
FEC H8CA52052; 31 Mar 18; Tot $671,386; Dsb $1,081,952
  Candidate No Party Preference     Richard "Rich" Kahle
FEC H8CA50171; 16 May 18; Tot $18,420; Dsb $14,974
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Patrick Malloy
FEC H6CA50258; 31 Mar 18; Tot $522; Dsb $4,284
  Candidate Republican     S. "Shamus" Sayed
FEC H8CA50148; 31 Mar 18; Tot $253,179; Dsb $95,618
  Candidate Republican     El Cajon Mayor  William Daniel "Bill" Wells
FEC H8CA50163; 16 May 18; Tot $50,395; Dsb $36,633

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Louis A. Fuentes
FEC H8CA51088
  Candidate Republican     Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr.
FEC H8CA51062; 31 Mar 18; Tot $6,242; Dsb $497
  Candidate No Party Preference     Juan Carlos "Charlie" Mercado
FEC H6CA51082; 31 Mar 18; Tot $8,505; Dsb $7,763
  Candidate No Party Preference; (Socialist Equality)     Kevin Mitchell
FEC H8CA51096
  Candidate Republican     John R. Renison, Jr.
FEC H8CA51054; 31 Mar 18; Tot $15,375; Dsb $13,433
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Juan C. Vargas
FEC H2CA50026; 31 Mar 18; Tot $520,428; Dsb $510,789

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
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael Allman
FEC H8CA52136; 31 Mar 18; Tot $379,509; Dsb $144,161
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Danny" Casara
FEC H8CA50130; 31 Mar 18; Tot $28,075; Dsb $27,229
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey "Jeff" Cullen
FEC H8CA52151
  Candidate Republican     John Henry Horst
FEC H6CA52148; 31 Mar 18; Tot $20,933; Dsb $20,832
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Scott Peters
FEC H2CA52089; 31 Mar 18; Tot $1,893,110; Dsb $562,331
  Candidate Republican     Omar Qudrat
FEC H8CA52102; 31 Mar 18; Tot $256,108; Dsb $195,074
  Candidate Republican     James Veltmeyer
FEC H8CA52110; 31 Mar 18; Tot $139,855; Dsb $135,370

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
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Susan A. Davis
FEC H0CA49055; 31 Mar 18; Tot $203,957; Dsb $235,828
  Candidate Republican     Brett Allen Goda
FEC H8CA53076
  Candidate Republican     Shawn "Gino" Kane
FEC H8CA53092; 16 Apr 18; Tot $2,600; Dsb $2,600
  Candidate No Party Preference     Bryan Robert Kim
FEC H8CA53068; 31 Mar 18; Tot $29,571; Dsb $28,638
  Candidate Republican     Matthew James "Matt" Mendoza
FEC H6CA53062; 05 Mar 18; Tot $5,840; Dsb $280
  Candidate Republican     Morgan Murtaugh
FEC H8CA53084; 31 Mar 18; Tot $7,660; Dsb $251

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
 Candidate list (8)
  Candidate Green     former Santa Monica Mayor Michael Feinstein
  Candidate Libertarian     Gail K. Lightfoot
  Candidate Democratic     Ruben Major
  Candidate Republican     Mark P. Meuser
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Alex Padilla
  Candidate Republican     Raul Rodriguez, Jr.
  Candidate Green     Erik Rydberg
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     C.T. Weber

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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Mary Lou Finley
  Candidate Republican     Konstantinos Roditis
  Candidate Democratic     Controller  Betty T. Yee

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.
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Kevin Akin
  Candidate Republican     former Public Utilities Commissioner P. Gregory "Greg" Conlon
  Candidate Republican     Cudahy City Councilman  Jack M. Guerrero
  Candidate Democratic     state Board of Equalization Chairwoman  Fiona Ma
17 May 2016: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Democratic     Vivek Viswanathan

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
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Republican     retired El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Steven C. Bailey
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
  Candidate Republican     Eric Early
  Candidate Democratic     Insurance Commissioner  Dave Jones
 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.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Peace And Freedom     Nathalie Hrizi
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ricardo Lara
  Candidate Democratic     Asif Mahmood
  Candidate No Party Preference     former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner
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.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Steven Ireland
  Candidate Nonpartisan     Lily Espinoza Ploski
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     state Assemblyman  Tony K. Thurmond
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Democratic)     Marshall Tuck
  

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, 152 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 116 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): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 15 candidates
  Libertarian: 10 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 3 candidates
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Peace And Freedom: 7 candidates
  Right to Life
  Socialist Equality: 2 candidates
  Socialist Party USA
  The Humane Party
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  No Party Preference: 40 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
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.


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 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
  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
  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
  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
  The Tribune - San Luis Obispo
  The Union - Grass Valley
  The Usual Suspects - San Francisco
  Times-Standard - Eureka
  Whittier Daily News

 


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