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 20 October 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
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 
2022-2030 Representatives:53(12.18% of 435)
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.


General Election from the California Secretary of State.


27 July 2020: The California Assembly Elections Committee passed SB 970 which moves the state's primary from March to the first Tuesday after the first Monday June in midterm years.
18 September 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) signed SB 970.


3 November 2020 7 April 2021 Supplement to the Statement of Vote 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
 Candidate list (6, 5 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 11,110,639 63.48% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(55 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Republican 6,006,518 34.32% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Libertarian 187,910 1.07% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Green 81,032 0.46% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate American Independent 60,162 0.34% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Kanye Omari West
FEC P60016342; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,220,189; Dsb $14,208,041
  Candidate Peace And Freedom 51,038 0.29% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 23 Nov 20; Tot $43,674; Dsb $39,726
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity) 2,605 0.01% Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 611 0.00% James George "Jesse Ventura" Janos
for Vice President: Cynthia McKinney
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 559 0.00% Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian D. Wallace
FEC P00012039; 23 Nov 20; Tot $157,733; Dsb $155,506
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 185 0.00% Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,347,587; Dsb $6,315,486
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Equality) 121 0.00% Joseph Kishore Tanniru
for Vice President: Norissa Santa Cruz
FEC P00015230; 03 Dec 20; Tot $25,816; Dsb $25,738
Total 17,501,380 100.00%  

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
Open Seat - 11 August 2020: Former Vice President Joe Biden chooses Senator Kamala D. Harris as his Running Mate.
7 November 2020: Apparently elected Vice President.
Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) will appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term ending in 2023.
22 December 2020: Secretary of State Alex Padilla (Democratic) is chosen by Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) to fill the Senate Class 3 Seat Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) who has been elected Vice President.
 Candidate list (14)
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
FEC S6CA00634
  Candidate Republican     Arun Bhumitra
  Candidate Other     Jerry Leon Carroll
FEC S2CA00591; 30 Sep 19; Tot $40; Dsb $40
  Candidate Republican     Erin Alvarez Cruz
FEC S8CA00440
  Candidate Republican     Paul Anthony Gutierrez
FEC S2CA00849
  Candidate Democratic     Dhruva Herle
FEC S2CA00930
  Candidate None     Fepbrina Estrelvia Keivaulqe Autiameineire
FEC S2CA00922
  Candidate Republican     Sarah Liew
FEC S2CA00872
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
FEC S2CA00880
  Candidate Democratic     Robert George Lucero, Jr.
FEC S2CA00898
  Candidate None     Mary Glory Thach
FEC S2CA00914
  Candidate Republican     Erik Urbina
FEC S2CA00906
  Candidate Libertarian     Ellerton Pratt "Mark" Whitney, III
FEC S2CA00864
  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 (3)
  Candidate Republican     John Cox
  Candidate No Party Preference     Adriel Hampton
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar

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 (2)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Melissa Melendez
  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 Renominated);
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
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 204,190 56.99% Member of Congress  Doug LaMalfa
FEC H2CA02142; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,237,962; Dsb $1,136,921
  Candidate Democratic 154,073 43.01% Audrey L. Denney
FEC H8CA01257; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,471,286; Dsb $2,458,389
Total 358,263 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jared W. Huffman
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 294,435 75.74% Member of Congress  Jared W. Huffman
FEC H2CA06259; 23 Nov 20; Tot $915,205; Dsb $796,413
  Candidate Republican 94,320 24.26% Dale Kenneth Mensing
FEC H4CA02098; 03 Dec 20; Tot $5,960; Dsb $2,236
Total 388,755 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  John Raymond Garamendi
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 176,043 54.67% Member of Congress  John Raymond Garamendi
FEC H0CA10149; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,100,861; Dsb $699,695
  Candidate Republican 145,945 45.33% Tamika Hamilton
FEC H0CA03128; 23 Nov 20; Tot $394,967; Dsb $379,154
Total 321,988 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 247,291 55.95% Member of Congress  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
FEC H8CA04152; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,064,628; Dsb $2,102,944
  Candidate Democratic 194,731 44.05% Brynne S. Kennedy
FEC H0CA04175; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,014,843; Dsb $2,991,473
Total 442,022 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 271,233 76.09% Member of Congress  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
FEC H8CA01109; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,198,032; Dsb $1,930,873
  Candidate Republican 85,227 23.91% Scott Giblin
FEC H0CA05107; 30 Sep 19; Tot $0; Dsb $594
Total 356,460 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Doris K. Matsui
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 229,648 73.34% Member of Congress  Doris K. Matsui
FEC H6CA05195; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,022,021; Dsb $1,020,850
  Candidate Republican 83,466 26.66% Christine "Chris" Bish
FEC H0CA06170; 19 Feb 20; Tot $15,676; Dsb $14,775
Total 313,114 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Amerish "Ami" Bera
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 217,416 56.62% Member of Congress  Amerish "Ami" Bera
FEC H0CA03078; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,823,723; Dsb $1,061,591
  Candidate Republican 166,549 43.38% Robert "Buzz" Patterson
FEC H0CA07137; 31 Dec 19; Tot $43,926; Dsb $29,664
Total 383,965 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Member of Congress  Paul Cook
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Vacant Office - 17 September 2019: Not running for re-election. Ran for and won the contest for San Bernardino County Supervisor.
7 December 2020: Resigned be seated as a San Bernardino County Supervisor
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 158,711 56.06% state Assemblyman  Jay Obernolte
FEC H0CA08135; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,386,593; Dsb $2,276,072
  Candidate Democratic 124,400 43.94% Christine "Chris" Bubser
FEC H0CA08101; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,876,140; Dsb $1,871,082
Total 283,111 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 174,252 57.58% Member of Congress  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
FEC H4CA11081; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,191,065; Dsb $1,037,619
  Candidate Republican 128,358 42.42% Antonio C. "Tony" Amador
FEC H0CA09125; 31 Dec 20; Tot $52,225; Dsb $52,225
Total 302,610 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Josh Harder
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 166,865 55.16% Member of Congress  Josh Harder
FEC H8CA10126; 23 Nov 20; Tot $7,465,810; Dsb $4,065,308
  Candidate Republican 135,629 44.84% former Tracy City Councilor Ted D. Howze, II
FEC H8CA10209; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,582,664; Dsb $1,876,487
Total 302,494 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mark DeSaulnier
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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.
4 May 2020: Member of Congress Mark DeSaulnier is released from the hospital.
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 271,063 72.99% Member of Congress  Mark DeSaulnier
FEC H0CA10073; 23 Nov 20; Tot $608,565; Dsb $433,198
  Candidate Republican 100,293 27.01% Nisha Sharma
FEC H0CA15262; 23 Nov 20; Tot $186,079; Dsb $155,789
Total 371,356 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Nancy Pelosi
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 281,776 77.63% Member of Congress  Nancy Pelosi
FEC H8CA05035; 23 Nov 20; Tot $26,140,278; Dsb $21,162,992
  Candidate Democratic 81,174 22.37% Shahid Buttar
FEC H8CA12262; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,699,736; Dsb $1,656,213
Total 362,950 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Barbara Lee
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 327,863 90.37% Member of Congress  Barbara Lee
FEC H8CA09060; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,840,248; Dsb $1,720,776
  Candidate Republican 34,955 9.63% Konstantine Nikka-Sher "Nikka" Piterman
FEC H0CA13127; 23 Nov 20; Tot $9,879; Dsb $9,944
Total 362,818 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 14
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jackie Speier
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 278,300 79.29% Member of Congress  Jackie Speier
FEC H8CA12171; 23 Nov 20; Tot $932,390; Dsb $890,335
  Candidate Republican 72,705 20.71% Ran S. Petel
FEC H0CA14125
Total 351,005 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 15
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Eric Michael Swalwell
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 242,991 70.90% 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; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,903,500; Dsb $4,003,954
  Candidate Republican 99,710 29.10% Alison Hayden
FEC H0CA15247
Total 342,701 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 16
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jim Costa
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 128,690 59.38% Member of Congress  Jim Costa
FEC H4CA20082; 31 Dec 20; Tot $2,146,775; Dsb $1,846,494
  Candidate Republican 88,039 40.62% Kevin Cookingham
FEC H0CA16120; 23 Nov 20; Tot $266,739; Dsb $264,331
Total 216,729 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 17
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 212,137 71.35% Member of Congress  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
FEC H4CA12055; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,880,735; Dsb $2,350,877
  Candidate Republican 85,199 28.65% Ritesh Tandon
FEC H0CA17193; 23 Nov 20; Tot $178,001; Dsb $177,440
Total 297,336 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 18
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Anna G. Eshoo
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 217,388 63.17% Member of Congress  Anna G. Eshoo
FEC H8CA12098; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,128,637; Dsb $2,015,400
  Candidate Democratic 126,751 36.83% Rishi Kumar
FEC H0CA18068; 23 Nov 20; Tot $679,888; Dsb $690,484
Total 344,139 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 19
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Zoe Lofgren
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 224,385 71.68% Member of Congress  Zoe Lofgren
FEC H4CA16049; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,754,292; Dsb $1,715,490
  Candidate Republican 88,642 28.32% Justin James Aguilera
FEC H8CA19051; 23 Nov 20; Tot $9,102; Dsb $4,528
Total 313,027 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 20
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 236,896 76.78% Member of Congress  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
FEC H6CA20152; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,010,455; Dsb $1,562,256
  Candidate Republican 71,658 23.22% Jeff Gorman
FEC H0CA20122; 23 Nov 20; Tot $67,734; Dsb $64,127
Total 308,554 100.00%  

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
  Elected Republican 85,928 50.45% 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; 31 Dec 20; Tot $4,077,512; Dsb $3,999,332
  Candidate Democratic 84,406 49.55% Member of Congress  Terrance John "TJ" Cox
FEC H8CA10167; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,045,834; Dsb $5,960,962
Total 170,334 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 22
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Devin Gerald Nunes
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 170,888 54.23% Member of Congress  Devin Gerald Nunes
FEC H8CA20059; 23 Nov 20; Tot $26,330,106; Dsb $19,808,207
  Candidate Democratic 144,251 45.77% Phil Arballo
FEC H0CA22102; 23 Nov 20; Tot $5,174,723; Dsb $5,143,022
Total 315,139 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 23
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kevin McCarthy
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 190,222 62.14% Member of Congress  Kevin McCarthy
FEC H6CA22125; 23 Nov 20; Tot $27,575,088; Dsb $23,990,518
  Candidate Democratic 115,896 37.86% Kim Mangone
FEC H0CA23167; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,684,850; Dsb $1,623,439
Total 306,118 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 24
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Salud O. Carbajal
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 212,564 58.66% Member of Congress  Salud O. Carbajal
FEC H6CA24303; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,149,692; Dsb $1,350,116
  Candidate Republican 149,781 41.34% James Andrew "Andy" Caldwell
FEC H0CA24157; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,322,945; Dsb $1,292,347
Total 362,345 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 25
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Michael "Mike" Garcia
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected in a Special Election: 12 May 2020 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill (Democratic)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 169,638 50.05% Member of Congress  Michael "Mike" Garcia
FEC H0CA25105; 31 Dec 20; Tot $10,032,040; Dsb $9,628,194
  Candidate Democratic 169,305 49.95% state Assemblywoman  Christy Smith
FEC H0CA25154; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,034,871; Dsb $5,762,087
Total 338,943 100.00%  
 

27 October 2019: Member of Congress Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill (Democratic), who was first elected in 2018 announced her resignation: "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.
12 May 2020: Michael "Mike" Garcia is elected in a Special Election.


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)
  Elected Republican 95,667 54.86% Michael "Mike" Garcia
FEC H0CA25105; 31 Dec 20; Tot $10,032,040; Dsb $9,628,194
  Candidate Democratic 78,721 45.14% state Assemblywoman  Christy Smith
13 May 2020: Conceded.

FEC H0CA25154; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,034,871; Dsb $5,762,087
Total 174,388 100.00%  
 

 
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.

12 May 2020 returns from the California Secretary of State.

12 May 2020: Michael "Mike" Garcia is elected in a Special Election.


Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 26
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Julia Brownley
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 208,856 60.58% Member of Congress  Julia Brownley
FEC H2CA00120; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,953,563; Dsb $1,285,234
  Candidate Republican 135,877 39.42% Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy
aka Ronda Kennedy

FEC H0CA26145; 14 Oct 20; Tot $251,909; Dsb $72,891
Total 344,733 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 27
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Judy Chu
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 221,411 69.78% Member of Congress  Judy Chu
FEC H0CA32101; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,219,273; Dsb $941,829
  Candidate Republican 95,907 30.22% Johnny J. Nalbandian
FEC H0CA27127; 23 Nov 20; Tot $39,195; Dsb $38,570
Total 317,318 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 28
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Adam B. Schiff
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 244,271 72.66% Member of Congress  Adam B. Schiff
FEC H0CA27085; 23 Nov 20; Tot $19,041,049; Dsb $10,034,281
  Candidate Republican 91,928 27.34% Eric Early
FEC H0CA28182; 23 Nov 20; Tot $4,091,625; Dsb $3,715,200
Total 336,199 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 29
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Tony Cárdenas
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 119,420 56.61% Member of Congress  Tony Cárdenas
FEC H2CA28113; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,422,816; Dsb $1,161,351
  Candidate Democratic 91,524 43.39% Angélica María Dueñas
FEC H8CA29100; 23 Nov 20; Tot $80,840; Dsb $76,516
Total 210,944 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 30
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Brad Sherman
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 240,038 69.48% Member of Congress  Brad Sherman
FEC H6CA24113; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,484,754; Dsb $1,080,264
  Candidate Republican 105,426 30.52% Mark S. Reed
FEC H6CA30185
Total 345,464 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 31
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Pete Aguilar
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 175,315 61.29% Member of Congress  Pete Aguilar
FEC H2CA31125; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,473,431; Dsb $1,836,486
  Candidate Republican 110,735 38.71% Agnes Gibboney
FEC H0CA31129; 23 Nov 20; Tot $140,887; Dsb $130,087
Total 286,050 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 32
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Grace Flores Napolitano
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 172,942 66.58% Member of Congress  Grace Flores Napolitano
FEC H8CA34068; 23 Nov 20; Tot $483,426; Dsb $248,983
  Candidate Republican 86,818 33.42% Joshua M. Scott
FEC H8CA32088; 23 Nov 20; Tot $23,527; Dsb $12,971
Total 259,760 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 33
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ted W. Lieu
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 257,094 67.58% Member of Congress  Ted W. Lieu
FEC H4CA33119; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,656,292; Dsb $1,564,799
  Candidate Republican 123,334 32.42% James P. Bradley
FEC H0CA48156; 31 Dec 20; Tot $100,850; Dsb $100,975
Total 380,428 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jimmy Gomez
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
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
  Elected Democratic 108,792 52.98% Member of Congress  Jimmy Gomez
FEC H8CA34266; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,408,798; Dsb $1,266,590
  Candidate Democratic 96,554 47.02% David Yung Ho Kim
FEC H0CA34131; 23 Nov 20; Tot $197,050; Dsb $84,000
Total 205,346 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 35
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Norma J. Torres
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 169,405 69.33% Member of Congress  Norma J. Torres
FEC H4CA35031; 23 Nov 20; Tot $660,859; Dsb $652,581
  Candidate Republican 74,941 30.67% Michael K. "Mike" Cargile
FEC H0CA35146; 23 Nov 20; Tot $36,323; Dsb $36,026
Total 244,346 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 36
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Raul Ruiz
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 185,151 60.34% Member of Congress  Raul Ruiz
FEC H2CA36439; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,406,837; Dsb $1,719,473
  Candidate Republican 121,698 39.66% Erin Cruz
FEC H0CA36193; 23 Nov 20; Tot $54,226; Dsb $50,162
Total 306,849 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 37
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Karen R. Bass
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 254,916 85.94% Member of Congress  Karen R. Bass
FEC H0CA33117; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,220,477; Dsb $1,170,782
  Candidate Republican 41,705 14.06% Errol Webber
FEC H0CA37167; 31 Dec 20; Tot $176,113; Dsb $176,112
Total 296,621 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 38
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Linda T. Sánchez
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 190,467 74.34% Member of Congress  Linda T. Sánchez
FEC H2CA39078; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,256,121; Dsb $1,109,914
  Candidate Democratic 65,739 25.66% Michael Tolar
FEC H0CA38157
Total 256,206 100.00%  

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
  Elected Republican 173,946 50.60% former state Assemblywoman Young Kim
FEC H8CA39240; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,206,169; Dsb $5,874,913
  Candidate Democratic 169,837 49.40% Member of Congress  Gilbert "Gil" Cisneros
FEC H8CA39174; 23 Nov 20; Tot $4,511,569; Dsb $4,416,377
Total 343,783 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 40
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Lucille Roybal-Allard
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 135,572 72.74% Member of Congress  Lucille Roybal-Allard
FEC H2CA33048; 23 Nov 20; Tot $749,182; Dsb $720,773
  Candidate Republican 50,809 27.26% C. Antonio Delgado
FEC H0CA40138; 23 Nov 20; Tot $85,014; Dsb $77,495
Total 186,381 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 41
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mark A. Takano
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 168,126 64.03% Member of Congress  Mark A. Takano
FEC H2CA43245; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,028,510; Dsb $933,637
  Candidate Republican 94,447 35.97% Aja Smith
FEC H8CA41170; 23 Nov 20; Tot $666,540; Dsb $648,265
Total 262,573 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 42
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 210,274 57.13% Member of Congress  Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
FEC H2CA37023; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,443,862; Dsb $1,507,938
  Candidate Democratic 157,773 42.87% William Edward "Liam" O'Mara, IV
FEC H0CA42217; 23 Nov 20; Tot $128,484; Dsb $125,024
Total 368,047 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 43
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Maxine Waters
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 199,210 71.68% Member of Congress  Maxine Waters
FEC H4CA23011; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,845,887; Dsb $1,904,914
  Candidate Republican 78,688 28.32% Joe Edward Collins, III
FEC H0CA43108; 23 Nov 20; Tot $10,463,061; Dsb $9,814,560
Total 277,898 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 44
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Nanette Diaz Barragán
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 139,661 67.78% Member of Congress  Nanette Diaz Barragán
FEC H6CA44103; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,169,296; Dsb $707,034
  Candidate Democratic 66,375 32.22% Analilia Joya
FEC H4CA44157
Total 206,036 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 45
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Katherine "Katie" Porter
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 221,843 53.46% Member of Congress  Katherine "Katie" Porter
FEC H8CA45130; 23 Nov 20; Tot $16,671,242; Dsb $6,524,566
  Candidate Republican 193,096 46.54% Mission Viejo Mayor  Gregory Gerard "Greg" Raths
FEC H4CA45089; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,392,731; Dsb $1,254,461
Total 414,939 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 46
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 157,803 68.75% Member of Congress  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
FEC H6CA46116; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,208,555; Dsb $666,547
  Candidate Republican 71,716 31.25% James Stevens Waters
FEC H0CA46077; 23 Nov 20; Tot $12,892; Dsb $7,007
Total 229,519 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 47
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Alan S. Lowenthal
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 197,028 63.27% Member of Congress  Alan S. Lowenthal
FEC H2CA00104; 31 Dec 20; Tot $683,348; Dsb $859,602
  Candidate Republican 114,371 36.73% Ocean View School Board Trustee  John Briscoe
FEC H8CA47078; 31 Dec 20; Tot $65,302; Dsb $61,538
Total 311,399 100.00%  

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
  Elected Republican 201,738 51.06% Orange County Supervisor  Michelle Park Steel
May run for Comptroller in 2022.

FEC H0CA48198; 31 Dec 20; Tot $6,337,160; Dsb $6,182,073
  Candidate Democratic 193,362 48.94% Member of Congress  Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
FEC H8CA48035; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,252,826; Dsb $6,410,603
Total 395,100 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 49
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Mike Levin
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 205,349 53.13% Member of Congress  Mike Levin
FEC H8CA49058; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,805,101; Dsb $2,800,423
  Candidate Republican 181,157 46.87% San Juan Capistrano Mayor  Brian L. Maryott
FEC H8CA49108; 31 Dec 20; Tot $3,026,234; Dsb $3,005,705
Total 386,506 100.00%  

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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 195,521 53.95% former Member of Congress  Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000, re-elected 2002-2016; not a candidate for re-election: 2018.

FEC H0CA50178; 23 Nov 20; Tot $16,517,729; Dsb $16,451,291
  Candidate Democratic 166,869 46.05% Ammar Campa-Najjar
FEC H8CA50098; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,385,072; Dsb $6,328,378
Total 362,390 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 51
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Juan Carlos Vargas
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 165,596 68.30% Member of Congress  Juan Carlos Vargas
FEC H2CA50026; 23 Nov 20; Tot $799,725; Dsb $691,771
  Candidate Republican 76,841 31.70% Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr.
FEC H8CA51062; 14 Oct 20; Tot $52,086; Dsb $41,119
Total 242,437 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 52
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Scott Peters
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 244,145 61.58% Member of Congress  Scott Peters
FEC H2CA52089; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,925,755; Dsb $2,097,284
  Candidate Republican 152,350 38.42% James "Jim" DeBello
FEC H0CA52083; 23 Nov 20; Tot $428,384; Dsb $424,627
Total 396,495 100.00%  

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."
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 199,244 59.50% Sara Jacobs
FEC H0CA53115; 23 Nov 20; Tot $7,687,862; Dsb $7,492,426
  Candidate Democratic 135,614 40.50% San Diego City Council Member  Georgette Gómez
FEC H0CA53107; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,718,982; Dsb $1,690,382
Total 334,858 100.00%  

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.
22 December 2020: Secretary of State Alex Padilla is chosen by Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) to fill the Senate Class 3 Seat Senator Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) who has been elected Vice President.
22 December 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) appointed Assemblymemeber Shirley Weber (Democratic) to be the new Secretary of State. Both houses of the California Legislature must confirm the appointment.
 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.
6 December 2020: Nominated by apparent President-elect Joe Biden as Health and Human Services Secretary.

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)

 

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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): 56 incumbents, 68 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 56 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.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Peace And Freedom: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Socialist Equality: 1 candidate
  The Humane Party
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Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  No Party Preference: 1 candidate
  None: 2 candidates
  Other: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 5 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.

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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.

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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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2020 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
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  Chronologically   --   Chronologically with Filing Deadlines  
  Poll Closing Times (with time zones)  
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General Election Poll Closing Times (with time zones)
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically   --   Electoral College  
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Poll Closing Times (list)
  All Elections     Primary/Special Elections     General Elections  
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  Presidential Candidates     Presidential Candidates by State     Presidential Candidate Ballot Access by State  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2020 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2020 Presidential Election  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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  Dates of U.S. Presidential Election "Events": 1789 to present  
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  Complete Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President  
  Complete Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President and filling of vacancies of the same  
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