The Green Papers: California 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary and Special Election House CD 25: Tuesday 3 March 2020
Special Runoff (no one received a majority on 3 March 2020) House CD 25: Tuesday 12 May 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Wednesday 6 November 2019 - Filing Deadline - Primary - in lieu of filing fees.
Friday 6 December 2019 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 10 December 2019 - Filing dealine Special Election House CD 25 In-Lieu Petitions.
Wednesday 11 December 2019 - Filing Deadline - Primary - if no incumbent files.
Thursday 9 January 2020 - Filing Deadline: Special Election U.S. House CD 25 Declaration of Candidacy.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 - Primary and Special Election House CD 25. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p PST (1500-0400 UTC).
Tuesday 12 May 2020 - Special Runoff (no one received a majority on 3 March 2020) House CD 25. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p PDT (1400-0300 UTC).
Friday 7 August 2020 - Filing Deading - Independent Presidential.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


California has a "Top-Two" primary system:

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

2020 California Election Guide; 3 March 2020 Presidential Primary Election; and 3 March 2020 Special Primary and 12 May 2020 Special General Election Congressional District 25 from the California Secretary of State.


3 March 2020 Primary returns from the California Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 55 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Dianne Feinstein
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1992 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson (Republican): 7 January 1991- which John Seymour (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson (Republican) to fill, 10 January 1991];
Elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000; 2006; 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Dianne Feinstein
FEC S0CA00199

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Kamala D. Harris
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
FEC S6CA00634
  Candidate Other     Jerry Leon Carroll
FEC S2CA00591; 30 Sep 19; Tot $40; Dsb $40
  Candidate Republican     Erin Cruz
FEC S8CA00440
  Candidate Republican     Paul Anthony Gutierrez
FEC S2CA00849
  Candidate Independent     Brant John-Michael "J.M." Williams
FEC S2CA00856

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Gavin Newsom
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate No Party Preference     Adriel Hampton

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Eleni Kounalakis
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Errol Webber

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (5 on General Election ballot, 1 Open);
45 Democratic (44 on General Election ballot, 1 Open);
2 Vacancies

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Doug LaMalfa
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Audrey L. Denney
FEC H8CA01257; 12 Feb 20; Tot $860,085; Dsb $513,400
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Doug LaMalfa
FEC H2CA02142; 12 Feb 20; Tot $699,313; Dsb $269,090

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jared W. Huffman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jared W. Huffman
FEC H2CA06259; 12 Feb 20; Tot $499,438; Dsb $467,194
  Candidate Republican     Dale Kenneth Mensing
FEC H4CA02098; 20 Feb 20; Tot $521; Dsb $2,017

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  John Raymond Garamendi
First elected in a special election: 3 November 2009 to fill the seat of Member of Congress Ellen O. Tauscher
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  John Raymond Garamendi
FEC H0CA10149; 12 Feb 20; Tot $626,371; Dsb $385,025
  Candidate Republican     Tamika Hamilton
FEC H0CA03128; 12 Feb 20; Tot $48,447; Dsb $43,134

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brynne S. Kennedy
FEC H0CA04175; 12 Feb 20; Tot $835,982; Dsb $629,419
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
FEC H8CA04152; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,032,568; Dsb $730,106

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Scott Giblin
FEC H0CA05107; 30 Sep 19; Tot $0; Dsb $594
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
FEC H8CA01109; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,341,431; Dsb $1,378,402

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Doris K. Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Christine "Chris" Bish
FEC H0CA06170; 19 Feb 20; Tot $15,676; Dsb $14,775
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Doris K. Matsui
FEC H6CA05195; 12 Feb 20; Tot $664,598; Dsb $634,249

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Amerish "Ami" Bera
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Amerish "Ami" Bera
FEC H0CA03078; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,101,693; Dsb $741,111
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Buzz" Patterson
FEC H0CA07137; 30 Sep 19; Tot $29,438; Dsb $16,658

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Paul Cook
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 17 September 2019: Not running for re-election. Running for San Bernardino County Supervisor.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Christine "Chris" Bubser
FEC H0CA08101; 12 Feb 20; Tot $655,107; Dsb $528,156
  Candidate Republican     state Assemblyman  Jay Obernolte
FEC H0CA08135; 12 Feb 20; Tot $753,101; Dsb $516,630

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Antonio C. "Tony" Amador
FEC H0CA09125; 12 Feb 20; Tot $6,500; Dsb $3,436
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
FEC H4CA11081; 12 Feb 20; Tot $625,529; Dsb $418,629

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Josh Harder
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Josh Harder
FEC H8CA10126; 12 Feb 20; Tot $3,607,076; Dsb $752,555
  Candidate Republican     former Tracy City Councilor Ted D. Howze, II
FEC H8CA10209; 12 Feb 20; Tot $717,115; Dsb $854,546

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mark DeSaulnier
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot -
23 March 2020: Reports state Member of Congress Mark DeSaulnier's condition has deteriorated and he is now in critical condition. He is COVID-19 negative.
18 March 2020: Reports state Member of Congress Mark DeSaulnier was admitted to the hospital on for pneumonia.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mark DeSaulnier
FEC H0CA10073; 12 Feb 20; Tot $336,900; Dsb $190,241
  Candidate Republican     Nisha Sharma
FEC H0CA15262; 12 Feb 20; Tot $68,428; Dsb $36,392

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Nancy Pelosi
First elected: 2 June 1987- in Special Election re: death of Member of Congress Sala Burton, 1 February 1987
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Shahid Buttar
FEC H8CA12262; 12 Feb 20; Tot $491,281; Dsb $397,436
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Nancy Pelosi
FEC H8CA05035; 12 Feb 20; Tot $6,665,376; Dsb $4,921,759

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Barbara Lee
First elected: 7 April 1998- in Special Election re: resignation of Member of Congress Ronald Dellums, 6 February 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Barbara Lee
FEC H8CA09060; 12 Feb 20; Tot $986,919; Dsb $948,613
  Candidate Republican     Konstantine Nikka-Sher "Nikka" Piterman
FEC H0CA13127; 31 Dec 19; Tot $4,959; Dsb $5,152

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jackie Speier
First elected: 8 April 2008 in a Special Election
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ran S. Petel
FEC H0CA14125
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jackie Speier
FEC H8CA12171; 12 Feb 20; Tot $496,771; Dsb $495,884

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Eric Michael Swalwell
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot - 8 April 2019: "I'm running for president of the United States." We are not sure if the Member of Congress will run for both re-election to the U.S. House and President.
8 July 2019: "My presidential campaign ends today...."
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Alison Hayden
FEC H0CA15247
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Eric Michael Swalwell
8 April 2019: "I'm running for president of the United States."
8 July 2019: "My presidential campaign ends today...."

FEC H2CA15094; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,735,396; Dsb $3,210,468

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jim Costa
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Cookingham
FEC H0CA16120; 12 Feb 20; Tot $86,435; Dsb $73,191
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jim Costa
FEC H4CA20082; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,302,234; Dsb $829,456

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
FEC H4CA12055; 12 Feb 20; Tot $2,259,082; Dsb $1,373,189
  Candidate Republican     Ritesh Tandon
FEC H0CA17193; 12 Feb 20; Tot $36,340; Dsb $24,388

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Anna G. Eshoo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Anna G. Eshoo
FEC H8CA12098; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,376,989; Dsb $883,180
  Candidate Democratic     Rishi Kumar
FEC H0CA18068; 12 Feb 20; Tot $371,772; Dsb $321,901

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Zoe Lofgren
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Justin James Aguilera
FEC H8CA19051; 12 Feb 20; Tot $935; Dsb $3,912
  Candidate Republican     Ignacio Cruz
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Zoe Lofgren
FEC H4CA16049; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,199,972; Dsb $1,087,046

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Jeff Gorman
FEC H0CA20122; 12 Feb 20; Tot $25,610; Dsb $13,626
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
FEC H6CA20152; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,008,980; Dsb $968,940

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 21
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Terrance John "TJ" Cox
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Terrance John "TJ" Cox
FEC H8CA10167; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,763,941; Dsb $956,779
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  David G. Valadao
First elected to the U.S. Congress: 2012; re-elected: 2014, 2016; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2018.

FEC H2CA20094; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,366,316; Dsb $390,442

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Devin Gerald Nunes
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Arballo
FEC H0CA22102; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,394,492; Dsb $1,153,028
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Devin Gerald Nunes
FEC H8CA20059; 12 Feb 20; Tot $9,471,998; Dsb $5,991,498

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kevin McCarthy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kim Mangone
FEC H0CA23167; 12 Feb 20; Tot $95,878; Dsb $73,617
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kevin McCarthy
FEC H6CA22125; 12 Feb 20; Tot $9,375,892; Dsb $6,656,337

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Salud O. Carbajal
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     James Andrew "Andy" Caldwell
FEC H0CA24157; 12 Feb 20; Tot $518,202; Dsb $372,366
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Salud O. Carbajal
FEC H6CA24303; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,285,787; Dsb $538,168

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Democratic Member of Congress  Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - 27 October 2019: "It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."
1 November 2019: Officially resigned.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Garcia
FEC H0CA25105; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,202,849; Dsb $925,614
  Candidate Democratic     state Assemblywoman  Christy Smith
FEC H0CA25154; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,160,104; Dsb $901,132
 

Member of Congress Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill (Democratic), who was first elected in 2018 announced her resignation on 27 October 2019: "It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."
1 November 2019: Member of Congress Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill (Democratic) officially resigns.


Special Election - 116th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 12 May 2020
Special Election
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Michael "Mike" Garcia
FEC H0CA25105; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,202,849; Dsb $925,614
  Candidate Democratic     state Assemblywoman  Christy Smith
FEC H0CA25154; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,160,104; Dsb $901,132
 

 
Member of Congress Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill (Democratic), who was first elected in 2018 announced her resignation on 27 October 2019 effective 1 November 2019: "It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress. This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community, and our country."

14 November 2019: Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) called a 3 March 2020 Special Primary Election to fill the vacant seat in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan 3 March 2020 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 a 12 May 2020 Special General Election. The In-Lieu Petitions are due 10 December 2019 and the Declaration of Candidacy is due 9 January 2020. The winner will serve the remainder of the term which ends in January 2021.

Congressional District 25, Special Primary Election from the California Secretary of State.

3 March 2020: Sine no one received a majority on 3 March, the top two vote getters, state Assemblywoman Christy Smith 35% and Michael "Mike" Garcia 26%, will advance to a 12 May 2020 Special General Election.

18 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, there is a possibility of conducting the 12 May runoff exclusively by mail. All registered voters already receive ballots by mail however vote centers are available.


Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Julia Brownley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy
aka Ronda Kennedy

FEC H0CA26145; 12 Feb 20; Tot $54,331; Dsb $46,032
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Julia Brownley
FEC H2CA00120; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,058,659; Dsb $677,218

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Judy Chu
First elected in a Special Election 14 July 2009 to fill the seat of Member of Congress Hilda L. Solis
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Judy Chu
FEC H0CA32101; 12 Feb 20; Tot $698,141; Dsb $488,878
  Candidate Republican     Johnny J. Nalbandian
FEC H0CA27127; 12 Feb 20; Tot $16,186; Dsb $16,007

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Adam B. Schiff
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Eric Early
FEC H0CA28182; 12 Feb 20; Tot $528,121; Dsb $402,651
  Candidate Democratic     Silver Lake Neighborhood Councilor  G. "Maebe A. Girl" Pudlo
FEC H0CA28174; 12 Feb 20; Tot $6,104; Dsb $3,982
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Adam B. Schiff
FEC H0CA27085; 12 Feb 20; Tot $9,256,352; Dsb $4,680,208

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Tony Cárdenas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Tony Cárdenas
FEC H2CA28113; 12 Feb 20; Tot $613,995; Dsb $579,246
  Candidate Democratic     Angélica Maria Dueñas
FEC H8CA29100; 12 Feb 20; Tot $9,842; Dsb $8,072

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Brad Sherman
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Mark S. Reed
FEC H6CA30185
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Brad Sherman
FEC H6CA24113; 12 Feb 20; Tot $685,100; Dsb $481,307

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Pete Aguilar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Pete Aguilar
FEC H2CA31125; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,351,052; Dsb $1,055,375
  Candidate Republican     Agnes Gibboney
FEC H0CA31129; 12 Feb 20; Tot $64,674; Dsb $25,079

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Grace Flores Napolitano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Grace Flores Napolitano
FEC H8CA34068; 12 Feb 20; Tot $295,894; Dsb $141,851
  Candidate Republican     Joshua M. Scott
FEC H8CA32088; 12 Feb 20; Tot $3,327; Dsb $860

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ted W. Lieu
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     James P. Bradley
FEC H0CA48156; 12 Feb 20; Tot $22,809; Dsb $20,845
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Ted W. Lieu
FEC H4CA33119; 12 Feb 20; Tot $998,904; Dsb $1,031,161

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jimmy Gomez
First elected: 6 June 2017 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Member of Congress Xavier Becerra (Democratic)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jimmy Gomez
FEC H8CA34266; 12 Feb 20; Tot $730,278; Dsb $235,428
  Candidate Democratic     David Yung Ho Kim
FEC H0CA34131; 12 Feb 20; Tot $40,238; Dsb $38,615

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Norma J. Torres
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael K. "Mike" Cargile
FEC H0CA35146
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Norma J. Torres
FEC H4CA35031; 12 Feb 20; Tot $355,077; Dsb $269,884

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Raul Ruiz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Erin Cruz
FEC H0CA36193
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Raul Ruiz
FEC H2CA36439; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,256,667; Dsb $795,131

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 37
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Karen R. Bass
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Karen R. Bass
FEC H0CA33117; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,119,423; Dsb $707,596
  Candidate Republican     Errol Webber
FEC H0CA37167; 12 Feb 20; Tot $6,696; Dsb $6,567

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 38
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Linda T. Sánchez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Linda T. Sánchez
FEC H2CA39078; 12 Feb 20; Tot $645,852; Dsb $522,813
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Tolar
FEC H0CA38157

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 39
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Gilbert "Gil" Cisneros
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Gilbert "Gil" Cisneros
FEC H8CA39174; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,486,624; Dsb $725,309
  Candidate Republican     former state Assemblywoman Young Kim
FEC H8CA39240; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,507,116; Dsb $662,881

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 40
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Lucille Roybal-Allard
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     C. Antonio Delgado
FEC H0CA40138; 12 Feb 20; Tot $3,500; Dsb $196
  Candidate Democratic     Anthony Felix, Jr.
FEC H0CA40120; 31 Mar 20; Tot $5,780; Dsb $5,780
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Lucille Roybal-Allard
FEC H2CA33048; 12 Feb 20; Tot $383,390; Dsb $307,314
  Candidate Democratic     David John Sanchez
FEC H0CA34099

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 41
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mark A. Takano
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Aja Smith
FEC H8CA41170; 12 Feb 20; Tot $7,797; Dsb $5,929
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mark A. Takano
FEC H2CA43245; 12 Feb 20; Tot $629,987; Dsb $466,154

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 42
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
FEC H2CA37023; 12 Feb 20; Tot $956,261; Dsb $778,285
  Candidate Democratic     William Edward "Liam" O'Mara, IV
FEC H0CA42217; 12 Feb 20; Tot $39,150; Dsb $25,473

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 43
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Maxine Waters
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Joe Edward Collins, III
FEC H0CA43108; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,041,885; Dsb $1,014,726
  Candidate Republican     Omar Navarro
FEC H6CA44145; 12 Feb 20; Tot $551,901; Dsb $661,056
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Maxine Waters
FEC H4CA23011; 12 Feb 20; Tot $847,985; Dsb $599,497

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 44
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Nanette Diaz Barragán
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Nanette Diaz Barragán
FEC H6CA44103; 12 Feb 20; Tot $716,493; Dsb $507,805
  Candidate Republican     Billy Z. Earley
FEC H0CA44189; 12 Feb 20; Tot $4,155; Dsb $29,580
  Candidate Democratic     Analilia Joya
FEC H4CA44157

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 45
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Katherine "Katie" Porter
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Katherine "Katie" Porter
FEC H8CA45130; 12 Feb 20; Tot $3,867,406; Dsb $942,242
  Candidate Republican     Mission Viejo Mayor  Gregory Gerard "Greg" Raths
FEC H4CA45089; 12 Feb 20; Tot $451,637; Dsb $325,491

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 46
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
FEC H6CA46116; 12 Feb 20; Tot $639,366; Dsb $309,802
  Candidate Republican     James Stevens Waters
FEC H0CA46077; 12 Feb 20; Tot $6,101; Dsb $5,270

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 47
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Alan S. Lowenthal
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ocean View School Board Trustee  John Briscoe
FEC H8CA47078; 30 Sep 19; Tot $37,374; Dsb $44,000
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Alan S. Lowenthal
FEC H2CA00104; 12 Feb 20; Tot $382,925; Dsb $325,912
    Republican     Amy Phan West - lost primary
FEC H0CA47141; 31 Mar 20; Tot $39,396; Dsb $13,292

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 48
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
FEC H8CA48035; 12 Feb 20; Tot $2,549,316; Dsb $935,749
  Candidate Republican     Orange County Supervisor  Michelle Park Steel
May run for Comptroller in 2022.

FEC H0CA48198; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,775,815; Dsb $641,306

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 49
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mike Levin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Mike Levin
FEC H8CA49058; 12 Feb 20; Tot $2,067,619; Dsb $1,334,390
  Candidate Republican     San Juan Capistrano Mayor  Brian L. Maryott
FEC H8CA49108; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,165,254; Dsb $846,505

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 50
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Member of Congress  Duncan Duane Hunter
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - 2 December 2019: Will plead guilty re: misuse of campaign funds; and reportedly will leave Congress.
3 December 2019: Pleaded guilty to misuse campaign funds.
6 December 2019: "Shortly after the Holidays, I will resign from Congress. It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District...."
7 January 2020: Announced his resignation effected 13 January.
8 January 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will not call a Special Election to fill the so to be vacant seat. The seat will remain vacant until the new Congress is seated in January 2021.
13 January 2020: Resigned.
17 March 2020: Former Member of Congress Duncan Hunter (Republican) is sentenced to 11 months in prison.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ammar Campa-Najjar
FEC H8CA50098; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,972,681; Dsb $1,271,243
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000, re-elected 2002-2016; not a candidate for re-election: 2018.

FEC H0CA50178; 12 Feb 20; Tot $4,180,709; Dsb $2,758,488

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 51
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Juan Carlos Vargas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr.
FEC H8CA51062; 31 Dec 19; Tot $10,020; Dsb $10,264
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Juan Carlos Vargas
FEC H2CA50026; 12 Feb 20; Tot $354,389; Dsb $387,479

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 52
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Scott Peters
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Republican     James "Jim" DeBello
FEC H0CA52083; 12 Feb 20; Tot $290,910; Dsb $52,042
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Scott Peters
FEC H2CA52089; 12 Feb 20; Tot $1,146,960; Dsb $1,069,562

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 53
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Susan A. Davis
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 4 September 2019: "I will not seek another term in Congress."
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     San Diego City Council Member  Georgette Gómez
FEC H0CA53107; 12 Feb 20; Tot $660,305; Dsb $540,011
  Candidate Democratic     Sara Jacobs
FEC H0CA53115; 12 Feb 20; Tot $2,081,280; Dsb $1,818,880

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Alex Padilla
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     state Assemblywoman  Lorena Gonzalez

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Controller  Betty T. Yee
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - At Term Limit

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Fiona Ma
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Appointed: 24 January 2017 [re: resignation of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (Democratic)]; first elected: 2018.

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Ricardo Lara
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent  Tony K. Thurmond
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  

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): 57 incumbents, 68 candidates
  Republican: 7 incumbents, 52 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)
  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
  Independent: 1 candidate
  No Party Preference: 1 candidate
  Other: 1 candidate
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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