The Green Papers: California 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Primary Election House CD 34: Tuesday 4 April 2017
✓ Special General Election House CD 34: Tuesday 6 June 2017
Thursday 9 February 2017 - Filing Deadline Special Primary Election House CD 34.
Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Special Primary Election House CD 34. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p PDT (1400-0300 UTC).
Tuesday 6 June 2017 - Special General Election House CD 34. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p PDT (1400-0300 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).

 
           

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

Class 1 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1992 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson (Republican): 7 January 1991- which John Seymour (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson (Republican) to fill, 10 January 1991];
Elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000; 2006; 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (20)
  Candidate No Party Preference     Donald R. "Don" Adams
FEC S8CA00325
  Candidate Democratic     Topher Brennan
  Candidate No Party Preference     Jerry Leon Carroll
FEC S2CA00591; 30 Jun 17; Tot $40; Dsb $40
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kevin de León
  Candidate No Party Preference     Michael Eisen
FEC S8CA00382
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Dianne Feinstein
9 October 2017: Will run for re-election in 2018.

FEC S0CA00199; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,353,240; Dsb $209,506
  Candidate Green     Eric Frame
  Candidate No Party Preference     Tim Gildersleeve
FEC S6CA00733
  Candidate Republican     former Assemblyman David Hadley
  Candidate Democratic     Eugene Patterson "Pat" Harris
FEC S8CA00358; 30 Jun 17; Tot $104,685; Dsb $30,125
  Candidate Democratic     David Hildebrand
FEC S8CA00317; 30 Jun 17; Tot $4,260; Dsb $1,573
  Candidate No Party Preference     Charles Junior Hodge
FEC S8CA00341
  Candidate Republican     Timothy Charles Kalemkarian
?

FEC S6CA00477
  Candidate Republican     Caren Dianna Lancona
FEC S8CA00333
  Candidate No Party Preference     Richard Thomas Mead
FEC S8CA00374
  Candidate Democratic     John "Stuttering John" Melendez
FEC S8CA00309
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Howard Pierce
FEC S6CA00790
  Candidate No Party Preference     Clifton Roberts
FEC S8CA00390
  Candidate Republican     Stephen James Schrader
FEC S8CA00366
  Candidate Democratic     Steve Stokes
FEC S6CA00873; 30 Jun 17; Tot $40; Dsb $369

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

  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 (42)
  Candidate Democratic     Akinyemi Agbede
  Candidate Republican     Assemblyman  Travis Allen
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Amare
  Candidate Democratic     David Asem
  Candidate Republican     Stasyi Barth
  Candidate No Party Preference     Michael Bilger
  Candidate No Party Preference     Andy Blanch
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Robert Bracamontes
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Bribiesca
  Candidate Republican     John-Leslie Brown
  Candidate No Party Preference     David Bush
  Candidate Green     Christopher Carlson
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer  John Chiang
17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     John Cox
  Candidate No Party Preference     Peter Crawford-Valentino
  Candidate Democratic     Ted Crisell
  Candidate Republican     Brian Domingo
  Candidate Democratic     former Public Instruction Superintendent Delaine Eastin
  Candidate Republican     Yvonne Girard
  Candidate Republican     Rosey Grier
    Republican     former Assemblyman David Hadley - apparently not a candidate
19 July 2017: Dropped out.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Grant Handlik
  Candidate Republican     Tulare County Supervisor Allen Ishida
  Candidate Libertarian     Zoltan Istvan
Transhumanist
  Candidate No Party Preference     Analila Joya
  Candidate Democratic     Harmesh Kumar
  Candidate No Party Preference     Joshua Laine
  Candidate Republican     Peter Y. Liu
  Candidate Republican     Jacob Morris
  Candidate Republican     Robert Newman, II
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Timothy Richardson
  Candidate No Party Preference     Boris Romanowsky
  Candidate No Party Preference     H. Fuji Shioura
  Candidate No Party Preference     Lindsey Neil Shortland
  Candidate Republican     Laura Smith
  Candidate No Party Preference     Scot Sturtevant
  Candidate Democratic     Klement Tinaj
  Candidate No Party Preference     James Tran
  Candidate Democratic     former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
10 November 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate No Party Preference     Frederic Prinz von Anhalt
  Candidate Democratic     former state Controller Steve Westly
Possible candidate. Served as Controller 2002 - 2006.
  Candidate Libertarian     Nickolas Wildstar

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

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Gavin Newsom
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 11 February 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018
 Candidate list (9)
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Tom Berryhill
Possible candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Australia Jeff Bleich
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Anthony Cannella
Possible candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Kevin de León
Possible candidate.
  Candidate Republican     David Fennell
Possible candidate.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ed Hernandez
10 July 2016: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Democratic     former Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis
    Democratic     former state Senator Mark Leno - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Asif Mahmood
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew Rizzie
12 July 2016: Announced candidacy.
    Democratic     former state Senator Darrell Steinberg - apparently not a candidate

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

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Doug LaMalfa
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Dennis Dean Duncan
FEC H8CA01224; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,171; Dsb $2,364
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Jones Holcombe
FEC H8CA01190; 30 Sep 17; Tot $15,320; Dsb $5,923
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Doug LaMalfa
FEC H2CA02142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $215,212; Dsb $138,829
  Candidate Democratic     Brandon Storment
FEC H8CA01216; 30 Sep 17; Tot $629; Dsb $628
  Candidate Democratic     Martha M. "Marty" Walters
FEC H8CA01208; 30 Sep 17; Tot $16,958; Dsb $8,300

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman  Jared W. Huffman
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared W. Huffman
FEC H2CA06259; 30 Sep 17; Tot $351,915; Dsb $212,652

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  John Raymond Garamendi
First elected in a special election: 3 November 2009 to fill the seat of Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  John Raymond Garamendi
FEC H0CA10149; 30 Sep 17; Tot $360,171; Dsb $196,993

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Regina Bateson
FEC H8CA04194; 30 Sep 17; Tot $195,349; Dsb $72,375
  Candidate Democratic     Roza I. Calderon
FEC H8CA04202; 30 Sep 17; Tot $77,465; Dsb $24,829
  Candidate Republican     Steven Dion Castellano, Jr.
  Candidate Democratic     Richard James Martin
FEC H8CA04228
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Thomas "Tom" McClintock
FEC H8CA04152; 30 Sep 17; Tot $422,598; Dsb $344,058
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Morse
FEC H8CA04210
  Candidate Democratic     Rochelle Lyn Wilcox
FEC H8CA04186; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,490; Dsb $8,690

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Green     Jason Kishineff
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
FEC H8CA01109; 30 Sep 17; Tot $662,176; Dsb $719,259
  Candidate Not readily classifiable     Douglas Scott Van Raam
Party affiliation: Free Soil Party of 1848

FEC H4CA11099

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Congressman  Doris K. Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Doris K. Matsui
FEC H6CA05195; 30 Sep 17; Tot $425,580; Dsb $357,083

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7 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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,925; Dsb $1,060
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Amerish "Ami" Bera
FEC H0CA03078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $926,477; Dsb $230,069
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Grant
FEC H8CA07056; 30 Sep 17; Tot $164,861; Dsb $21,606
  Candidate Republican     Omba Joel Kipuke
FEC H6CA06243
  Candidate Democratic     Brad Westmoreland
FEC H8CA07064; 30 Sep 17; Tot $833; Dsb $473

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Paul Cook
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
    Democratic     Yolanda Brown - apparently not a candidate
14 October 2017: Filed a report to the FEC "Yolanda Brown will not be running for the 8th Congressional District"..

FEC H8CA08104; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Cook
FEC H2CA08164; 30 Sep 17; Tot $301,867; Dsb $111,795
  Candidate Republican     former state Assemblyman Timothy M. "Tim" Donnelly
FEC H8CA08120
  Candidate Democratic     Marge Doyle
FEC H8CA08112
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald J. O'Donnell
FEC H8CA08096

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney
FEC H4CA11081; 30 Sep 17; Tot $388,894; Dsb $227,876

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10 Republican Congressman  Jeff Denham
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael James "Mike" Barkley
FEC H2CA00096; 30 Sep 17; Tot $36,102; Dsb $3,600
    Democratic     Lisa Battista - apparently not a candidate
5 September 2017: "... I have decided to withdraw from the 2018 Congressional race in California’s 10th District."

FEC H8CA10134; 30 Jun 17; Tot $7,028; Dsb $1,841
  Candidate Democratic     Terrance John "TJ" Cox
FEC H8CA10167; 30 Sep 17; Tot $181,896; Dsb $44,840
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Jeff Denham
FEC H0CA19173; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,520,225; Dsb $263,251
  Candidate Democratic     Josh Harder
FEC H8CA10126; 30 Sep 17; Tot $644,186; Dsb $132,495
  Candidate Democratic     Virginia Madueño
FEC H8CA10175; 30 Sep 17; Tot $45,456; Dsb $31
  Candidate Democratic     Mateo Bedolla Morelos
FEC H8CA10100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $118; Dsb $44
  Candidate Democratic     former Riverbank Citymember Dorothy "Dotty" Nygard
FEC H8CA10118; 30 Sep 17; Tot $33,523; Dsb $26,111
  Candidate No Party Preference     Terra Eva Snover
FEC H8CA10142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $380; Dsb $338
  Candidate Democratic     Seth Michael Vaughn
FEC H8CA10159; 30 Sep 17; Tot $948; Dsb $417
  Candidate Democratic     Modesto School Board Member  Sue Zwahlen
FEC H8CA10183; 30 Sep 17; Tot $82,962; Dsb $30,536

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Congressman  Mark DeSaulnier
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark DeSaulnier
FEC H0CA10073; 30 Sep 17; Tot $181,397; Dsb $135,156

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Congressman  Nancy Pelosi
First elected: 2 June 1987- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Sala Burton, 1 February 1987
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Chase Demasi
FEC H8CA12247
  Candidate Green     Barry Hermanson
FEC H4CA12089; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,203; Dsb $1,203
  Candidate Democratic     Stephen R. Jaffe
FEC H8CA12239; 30 Sep 17; Tot $65,761; Dsb $61,246
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Nancy Pelosi
FEC H8CA05035; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,882,984; Dsb $1,728,048

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Congressman  Barbara Lee
First elected: 7 April 1998- in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Ronald Dellums, 6 February 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Barbara Lee
FEC H8CA09060; 30 Sep 17; Tot $729,651; Dsb $535,352

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 14 Democratic Congressman  Jackie Speier
First elected: 8 April 2008 in a Special Election
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jackie Speier
FEC H8CA12171; 30 Sep 17; Tot $400,625; Dsb $204,828

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 15 Democratic Congressman  Eric Michael Swalwell
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Erick Brendan "Brendan" St. John
FEC H8CA15109
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Eric Michael Swalwell
FEC H2CA15094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $894,916; Dsb $846,121

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 16 Democratic Congressman  Jim Costa
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jim Costa
FEC H4CA20082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $558,633; Dsb $219,340

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 17 Democratic Congressman  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Ronald H. "Ron" Cohen
FEC H6CA17141; 30 Jun 17; Tot $225; Dsb $52
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Rohit "Ro" Khanna
FEC H4CA12055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,162,683; Dsb $652,713
  Candidate Democratic     Khanh Tran
FEC H8CA17097

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 18 Democratic Congressman  Anna G. Eshoo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Anna G. Eshoo
FEC H8CA12098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $317,002; Dsb $338,822

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 19 Democratic Congressman  Zoe Lofgren
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Zoe Lofgren
FEC H4CA16049; 30 Sep 17; Tot $764,923; Dsb $638,132

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 20 Democratic Congressman  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
    No Party Preference     Robert Neil Cheader - apparently not a candidate
1 July 2017: Terminating candidacy due to lack of contributions.

FEC H8CA20083; 30 Jun 17; Tot $50; Dsb $55
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta
FEC H6CA20152; 30 Sep 17; Tot $352,037; Dsb $177,311

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 21 Republican Congressman  David G. Valadao
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Emilio J. Huerta
FEC H6CA21218; 30 Sep 17; Tot $70,611; Dsb $77,425
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David G. Valadao
FEC H2CA20094; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,104,950; Dsb $291,142

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 22 Republican Congressman  Devin Gerald Nunes
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bobby Bliatout
FEC H8CA22154; 30 Sep 17; Tot $54,894; Dsb $8,699
  Candidate Democratic     Ricardo Jose "Rico" Franco
FEC H8CA22147; 30 Sep 17; Tot $14,355; Dsb $9,889
  Candidate Democratic     Fresno County District Attorney Prosecutor  Andrew Narong Janz
FEC H8CA22139; 30 Sep 17; Tot $145,631; Dsb $105,563
  Candidate Democratic     Mallory Kremer
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Devin Gerald Nunes
FEC H8CA20059; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,046,723; Dsb $578,003
  Candidate Democratic     Tulare City Councilman  Jose Sigala
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Vargas

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 23 Republican Congressman  Kevin McCarthy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Joe Aleman
  Candidate Democratic     Tatiana Matta
FEC H8CA23103
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin McCarthy
FEC H6CA22125; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,490,747; Dsb $1,659,392
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Thurman Owen, III
FEC H8CA23095; 30 Sep 17; Tot $17,369; Dsb $19,435
  Candidate Democratic     Wendy Reed
FEC H6CA23206; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,160; Dsb $5,622
  Candidate No Party Preference     Kurtis K. "Kurt" Wilson
FEC H8CA23111

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 24 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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,331,563; Dsb $262,298
  Candidate Republican     Justin Donald Fareed
FEC H4CA24142; 30 Sep 17; Tot $218,482; Dsb $17,211
  Candidate Republican     Michael Erin Woody
FEC H8CA24150; 30 Sep 17; Tot $11,200; Dsb $9,027

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 25 Republican Congressman  Steve Knight
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Bryan Caforio
FEC H6CA25177; 30 Sep 17; Tot $466,617; Dsb $177,149
  Candidate Democratic     Kelan John Farrell-Smith
FEC H8CA25066
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Fleming
FEC H8CA25090
  Candidate Democratic     Diedra Michelle Greenaway
FEC H8CA25108; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Katherine Lauren "Katie" Hill
FEC H8CA25074; 30 Sep 17; Tot $444,736; Dsb $177,148
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Steve Knight
FEC H4CA25123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $673,982; Dsb $116,135
  Candidate Democratic     Jess Phoenix
FEC H8CA25082; 30 Sep 17; Tot $126,184; Dsb $100,884

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 26 Democratic Congressman  Julia Brownley
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Julia Brownley
FEC H2CA00120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,005,953; Dsb $208,803
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey David Burum
FEC H8CA26122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $10,703; Dsb $9,508
  Candidate Republican     Rafael Dagnesses
FEC H4CA26139; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,057; Dsb $1,012
  Candidate Democratic     John Robert Nelson
FEC H8CA26130
  Candidate Republican     Antonio Sabato, Jr.
FEC H8CA26114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $41,856; Dsb $23,803
  Candidate Republican     Shane John Skelton
FEC H8CA26106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $61,358; Dsb $61,158

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 27 Democratic Congressman  Judy Chu
First elected in a Special Election 14 July 2009 to fill the seat of Congressman Hilda L. Solis
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Judy Chu
FEC H0CA32101; 30 Sep 17; Tot $518,035; Dsb $281,344
  Candidate Libertarian     Brian Anthony Espinoza
FEC H8CA27104

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 28 Democratic Congressman  Adam B. Schiff
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Juan Markos
FEC H8CA28177
  Candidate Republican     Johnny N. Nalbandian
FEC H8CA28185
  Candidate Democratic     Damien Michael Nichols
FEC H8CA28169
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Adam B. Schiff
FEC H0CA27085; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,670,195; Dsb $781,061

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 29 Democratic Congressman  Tony Cárdenas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tony Cárdenas
FEC H2CA28113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $647,225; Dsb $450,002
  Candidate Green     Angelica Maria Duenas
FEC H8CA29100
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Ivaro "Joe" Shammas
FEC H8CA29092

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 30 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 Pelzer
FEC H8CA30066; 30 Sep 17; Tot $16,094; Dsb $10,720
  Candidate Democratic     Aejaz "Raji" Rab
FEC H4CA30123; 30 Sep 17; Tot $27,200; Dsb $24,441
  Candidate Republican     Joseph Schrage
FEC H8CA00135
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Brad Sherman
FEC H6CA24113; 30 Sep 17; Tot $390,138; Dsb $212,161

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 31 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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,138,693; Dsb $383,991
  Candidate Democratic     Kaisar Ahmed
  Candidate Republican     Sean Masaki Flynn
FEC H6CA31134; 30 Sep 17; Tot $220,079; Dsb $129,642

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 32 Democratic Congressman  Grace Flores Napolitano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Mary Ann Lutz
?

FEC H8CA32062; 30 Sep 17; Tot $48,488; Dsb $31,778
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Grace Flores Napolitano
FEC H8CA34068; 30 Sep 17; Tot $76,157; Dsb $50,194
  Candidate Democratic     Andre Quintero
?

FEC H8CA32070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $86,150; Dsb $19,059

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 33 Democratic Congressman  Ted W. Lieu
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Alexis Edelstein
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ted W. Lieu
FEC H4CA33119; 30 Sep 17; Tot $704,478; Dsb $342,062
  Candidate Republican     Kenneth W. Wright
FEC H6CA33106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,185; Dsb $2,998

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 34 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
    Democratic     Jason Ahn - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8CA34217
  Candidate Republican     Simon Mark Alvarez
FEC H8CA34340
    Democratic     Congressman Xavier Becerra - apparently not a candidate
FEC H2CA30143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $24,771; Dsb $101,258
    Democratic     Keith Lucas Kirkwood - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8CA34209
  Candidate Green     Kenneth Mejia
FEC H6CA34237; 30 Sep 17; Tot $54,644; Dsb $51,678
  Candidate Democratic     Raymond Anthony Meza, Jr.
FEC H8CA34175; 30 Jun 17; Tot $37,504; Dsb $61,171
    Democratic     former state Assemblyman John A. Perez - apparently not a candidate
12 December 2016: Drops out citing a health issue.

FEC H6CA34245; 20 Jan 17; Tot $6,740; Dsb $6,740
    Democratic     Alex Poulton - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Karl Siganporia - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8CA34159
  

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.


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 34
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Democratic
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 6 June 2017
Special Election
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 19,761 60.12% former state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez
5 February 2017: Received the California Democratic Party endorsement. Received 28% in the Tuesday 4 April 2017 Primary. Proceeds to 6 June 2017 runoff.

FEC H8CA34266; 30 Sep 17; Tot $934,981; Dsb $1,144,551
  Candidate Democratic 13,108 39.88% Robert Lee "Bobby" Ahn
Received 19% in the Tuesday 4 April 2017 Primary. Proceeds to 6 June 2017 runoff.

FEC H8CA34258; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,670,408; Dsb $1,667,326
Total 32,869 100.00%  
 

26 January 2017: California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) called a Special Election to fill this vacant seat. The primary is Tuesday 4 April 2017 and the General Election, if necessary, is 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: Special Election Congressional District 34 from the Secretary of State.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 35 Democratic Congressman  Norma J. Torres
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Norma J. Torres
FEC H4CA35031; 30 Sep 17; Tot $191,790; Dsb $142,713

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 36 Democratic Congressman  Raul Ruiz
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Dan Ball
FEC H8CA36162
  Candidate Republican     Kimberlin Brown Pelzer
FEC H8CA36170
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raul Ruiz
FEC H2CA36439; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,309,654; Dsb $522,791
  Candidate Republican     Stephan Wolkowicz
FEC H8CA36188

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 37 Democratic Congressman  Karen R. Bass
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate American Independent     Ted Mesfin Alemayhu
FEC H8CA37301
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Karen R. Bass
FEC H0CA33117; 30 Sep 17; Tot $206,145; Dsb $229,862
  Candidate Republican     Ron Bassilian
FEC H8CA37293; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 38 Democratic Congressman  Linda T. Sánchez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Linda T. Sánchez
FEC H2CA39078; 30 Sep 17; Tot $633,600; Dsb $498,332

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 39 Republican Congressman  Edward R. "Ed" Royce
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate No Party Preference     Julio Castañeda
FEC H8CA39141
  Candidate Democratic     Gilbert "Gil" Cisneros
FEC H8CA39174; 30 Sep 17; Tot $732,789; Dsb $246,608
  Candidate No Party Preference     Stephan "Steve" Cox
FEC H8CA39190
  Candidate Democratic     Samir "Sam" Jammal
FEC H8CA39166; 30 Sep 17; Tot $158,527; Dsb $25,285
  Candidate Democratic     Phil Andrew Janowicz
FEC H8CA39133; 30 Sep 17; Tot $250,838; Dsb $109,584
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Edward R. "Ed" Royce
FEC H6CA39020; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,671,771; Dsb $1,025,020
  Candidate Democratic     Ted Rusk
FEC H8CA39208; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Andy Thorburn
FEC H8CA39182; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,142,477; Dsb $151,328
  Candidate Democratic     Mai-Khanh Tran
FEC H8CA39158; 30 Sep 17; Tot $612,437; Dsb $118,746

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 40 Democratic Congressman  Lucille Roybal-Allard
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Lucille Roybal-Allard
FEC H2CA33048; 30 Sep 17; Tot $226,606; Dsb $222,292

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 41 Democratic Congressman  Mark A. Takano
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Doug Shepherd
FEC H6CA41182; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,477; Dsb $1,379
  Candidate Republican     Aja Smith
FEC H8CA41170; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,597; Dsb $4,310
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Mark A. Takano
FEC H2CA43245; 30 Sep 17; Tot $396,177; Dsb $300,248

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 42 Republican Congressman Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert
FEC H2CA37023; 30 Sep 17; Tot $681,559; Dsb $301,246
  Candidate Democratic     Julia Claire Peacock
FEC H8CA42228; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,073; Dsb $12,395
  Candidate No Party Preference     Matt Woody
FEC H8CA42236; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,639; Dsb $2,091

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 43 Democratic Congressman Maxine Waters
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Forest Baker
  Candidate Republican     Candance Camper
FEC H8CA43127; 30 Sep 17; Tot $171; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Frank T. DeMartini
FEC H8CA43143; 30 Sep 17; Tot $230; Dsb $230
  Candidate Republican     Edwin Duterte
FEC H8CA43135; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,000; Dsb $278
  Candidate Republican     Omar Navarro
FEC H6CA44145; 30 Sep 17; Tot $114,091; Dsb $92,590
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Maxine Waters
FEC H4CA23011; 30 Sep 17; Tot $228,384; Dsb $169,425

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 44 Democratic Congressman  Nanette Diaz Barragán
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Nanette Diaz Barragán
FEC H6CA44103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $640,882; Dsb $170,762
  Candidate Democratic     Isadore Hall, III
FEC H2CA35100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,503; Dsb $7,949

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 45 Republican Congressman  Mimi Walters
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Forde
FEC H8CA45189; 30 Sep 17; Tot $469,440; Dsb $110,234
  Candidate No Party Preference     John Graham
  Candidate Democratic     Kia Hamadanchy
FEC H8CA45155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $309,417; Dsb $148,757
  Candidate Democratic     David "Dave" Min
FEC H8CA45148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $466,418; Dsb $147,239
  Candidate Democratic     Katherine "Katie" Porter
FEC H8CA45130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $474,604; Dsb $117,911
  Candidate Democratic     Gregory Robert "Greg" Ramsay
FEC H8CA45171
  Candidate Democratic     Eric Rywalski
FEC H8CA45163; 30 Sep 17; Tot $24,724; Dsb $19,933
  Candidate Democratic     Ron Varasteh
FEC H2CA48095; 30 Sep 17; Tot $252,426; Dsb $1,497
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Mimi Walters
FEC H4CA45097; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,518,779; Dsb $507,401

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 46 Democratic Congressman  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jose Luis "Lou" Correa
FEC H6CA46116; 30 Sep 17; Tot $462,265; Dsb $126,222

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 47 Democratic Congressman  Alan S. Lowenthal
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Alan S. Lowenthal
FEC H2CA00104; 30 Sep 17; Tot $276,985; Dsb $160,173

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 48 Republican Congressman  Dana Rohrabacher
First elected: 1988
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (12) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Scott Baugh
FEC H6CA48245; 30 Sep 17; Tot $71; Dsb $1,515
  Candidate Democratic     Hans Keirstead
FEC H8CA48076; 30 Sep 17; Tot $469,442; Dsb $167,408
  Candidate No Party Preference     Kevin Thomas Kensinger
FEC H8CA48118; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,963; Dsb $2,963
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Kotick
FEC H8CA48100; 30 Sep 17; Tot $237,312; Dsb $133,490
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Oatman
FEC H8CA48043; 30 Sep 17; Tot $165,503; Dsb $108,976
  Candidate Republican     Stelian Onufrei
FEC H8CA48092; 30 Sep 17; Tot $202,000; Dsb $34,997
  Candidate Libertarian     Brandon Reiser
FEC H8CA48068; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,370; Dsb $1,973
  Candidate Democratic     Boyd Lachlan Roberts
FEC H4CA42078
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Dana Rohrabacher
FEC H8CA42061; 30 Sep 17; Tot $856,353; Dsb $494,128
  Candidate Democratic     Harley E. Rouda, Jr.
FEC H8CA48035; 30 Sep 17; Tot $601,608; Dsb $229,031
  Candidate Democratic     Omar A. Siddiqui
FEC H8CA48084; 30 Sep 17; Tot $322,833; Dsb $13,938
  Candidate Democratic     Tony Zarkades
FEC H8CA48050

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 49 Republican Congressman  Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Douglas Loren "Doug" Applegate
FEC H6CA49102; 30 Sep 17; Tot $545,687; Dsb $345,670
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Darrell Edward Issa
FEC H0CA48024; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,256,988; Dsb $734,111
  Candidate Democratic     Paul G. Kerr
FEC H8CA49066; 30 Sep 17; Tot $504,327; Dsb $275,288
  Candidate Democratic     Mike Levin
FEC H8CA49058; 30 Sep 17; Tot $918,919; Dsb $388,593

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 50 Republican Congressman  Duncan Duane Hunter
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Pierre Voteau "Pete" Beauregard
FEC H8CA50114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,161; Dsb $19,219
  Candidate Democratic     Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board Member  Josh Butner
FEC H8CA50106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $316,263; Dsb $84,372
  Candidate Democratic     Ammar Campa-Najjar
FEC H8CA50098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $343,974; Dsb $141,560
  Candidate Democratic     Grossmont Healthcare District Trustee Gloria A. Chadwick
FEC H8CA50080; 16 Aug 17; Tot $32,688; Dsb $32,688
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Duncan Duane Hunter
FEC H8CA52052; 30 Sep 17; Tot $410,415; Dsb $626,019
  Candidate Democratic     Glenn Jensen
  Candidate Democratic     Jeffrey Patrick Malloy
FEC H6CA50258; 30 Sep 17; Tot $347; Dsb $3,562
  Candidate Republican     Shamus Sayed
FEC H8CA50148
  Candidate Republican     Andrew Zelt
FEC H8CA50122

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 51 Democratic Congressman  Juan C. Vargas
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Juan C. Vargas
FEC H2CA50026; 30 Sep 17; Tot $305,773; Dsb $328,479

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 52 Democratic Congressman  Scott Peters
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael Allman
FEC H8CA52136
  Candidate Republican     Daniel "Danny" Casara
FEC H8CA50130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $18,810; Dsb $12,822
    Democratic     Alexander Daniel Miller - apparently not a candidate
22 July 2017: Filed with the FEC for CD 52 and CD 53.
3 October 2017: Filed a termination report with the FEC.

FEC H8CA52128; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Scott Peters
FEC H2CA52089; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,217,078; Dsb $303,395
  Candidate Republican     Omar Qudrat
FEC H8CA52102; 30 Sep 17; Tot $140,601; Dsb $93,373
  Candidate Republican     James Veltmeyer
FEC H8CA52110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $56,688; Dsb $41,692

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 53 Democratic Congressman  Susan A. Davis
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Susan A. Davis
FEC H0CA49055; 30 Sep 17; Tot $128,696; Dsb $129,355
  Candidate No Party Preference     Bryan Robert Kim
FEC H8CA53068

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

  Democratic Secretary of State  Alex Padilla
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Mark Meuser

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

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

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Treasurer John Chiang
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 17 May 2016: Announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Assemblymember Mike Gatto
17 May 2016: Announced candidacy.
  Candidate Democratic     state Board of Equalization Chairwoman  Fiona Ma
17 May 2016: Announced candidacy.

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

  Democratic Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Xavier Becerra
    Democratic     former state Senator Ellen Corbett - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Eric Early
    Democratic     former state Representative Dario Joseph Frommer - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Insurance Commissioner  Dave Jones
    Republican     San Bernardino County District Attorney  Michael A. "Mike" Ramos - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Dan Wagner - apparently not a candidate
 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

  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 (3)
    Democratic     former state Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Republican     Peter Kuo
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Ricardo Lara
    Democratic     former state Assemblymember Henry T. Perea - apparently not a candidate
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Song

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

  Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent  Tom Torlakson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Karen Blake
  Candidate Democratic     state Assemblyman  Tony Thurmond
  Candidate 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
  Democratic (affiliates): 50 incumbents, 153 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 76 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 6 candidates
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American Independent (affiliate of America's Independent): 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Peace And Freedom
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  The Humane Party
  Unity
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
  No Party Preference: 30 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable: 1 candidate
 
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

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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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