California elections, 2018

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California state elections in 2018 will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the primary election being held on June 5, 2018. Voters will elect one member to the United States Senate, 53 members to the United States House of Representatives, all eight state constitutional offices, all four members to the Board of Equalization, 20 members to the California State Senate, and all 80 members to the California State Assembly, among other elected offices.

Congress[edit]

Senate[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein is running for reelection.

United States Senate election in California, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arun K. Bhumitra
Republican James P. Bradley
Republican John "Jack" Crew
Republican Erin Cruz
Republican Rocky De La Fuente
Democratic Kevin de León
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent)
No party preference Colleen Shea Fernald
No party preference Rash Bihari Ghosh
No party preference Tim Gildersleeve
No party preference Michael Fahmy Girgis
No party preference Don J. Grundmann
No party preference Jason M. Hanania
Democratic Pat Harris
Democratic Alison Hartson
Democratic David Hildebrand
Republican Jerry Joseph Laws
Republican Patrick Little
No party preference David Moore
Republican Kevin Mottus
Republican Mario Nabliba
No party preference Lee Olson
Republican Tom Palzer
Peace and Freedom John Thompson Parker
Democratic Herbert G. Peters
Democratic Douglas Howard Pierce
Democratic Gerald Plummer
Libertarian Derrick Michael Reid
No party preference Ling Ling Shi
Republican Paul A. Taylor
Democratic Donnie O. Turner
Total votes 100.0

House of Representatives[edit]

Statewide constitutional offices[edit]

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Jerry Brown is term-limited.

California gubernatorial election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Akinyemi Agbede
Republican Travis Allen
Democratic J. Bribiesca
Democratic Thomas Jefferson Cares
Green Christopher N. Carlson
Democratic John Chiang
Republican John H. Cox
Democratic Delaine Eastin
Republican Yvonne Girard
No party preference Shubham Goel
Democratic Robert Davidson Griffis
Libertarian Zoltan Istvan
Green Josh Jones
Peace and Freedom Gloria La Riva
Republican Peter Y. Liu
Democratic Albert Caesar Mezzetti
No party preference Hakan "Hawk" Mikado
Republican Robert C. Newman II
Democratic Gavin Newsom
Democratic Amanda Renteria
Democratic Michael Shellenberger
No party preference Desmond Silveira
No party preference Jeffrey Edward Taylor
Democratic Klement Tinaj
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa
No party preference Johnny Wattenburg
Libertarian Nickolas Wildstar
Total votes 100.0

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom is term-limited.

California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Bleich
Republican David Fennel
Libertarian Tim Ferreira
Democratic Cameron Gharabiklou
Republican Cole Harris
Republican David R. Hernandez
Democratic Ed Hernandez
Democratic Eleni Kounalakis
No party preference Gayle McLaughlin
Republican Lydia Ortega
No party preference Danny Thomas
Total votes 100.0

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Xavier Becerra is running for his first election after his appointment and confirmation to the office on January 24, 2017.

California Attorney General election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven K. Bailey
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent)
Republican Eric Early
Democratic Dave Jones
Total votes 100.0

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Alex Padilla is running for reelection.

California Secretary of State election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Michael Feinstein
Libertarian Gail K. Lightfoot
Democratic Ruben Major
Republican Mark P. Meuser
Democratic Alex Padilla (incumbent)
Republican Raul Rodriguez, Jr.
Green Erik Rydberg
Peace and Freedom C.T. Weber
Total votes 100.0

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Democrat John Chiang is leaving office to run for governor.

California State Treasurer election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Peace and Freedom Kevin Akin
Republican Greg Conlon
Republican Jack M. Guerrero
Democratic Fiona Ma
Democratic Vivek Viswanathan
Total votes 100.0

Controller[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Betty Yee is running for reelection.

California State Controller election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Peace and Freedom Mary Lou Finley
Republican Konstantinos Roditis
Democratic Betty Yee (incumbent)
Total votes 100.0

Insurance Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Dave Jones is term-limited.

California Insurance Commissioner election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Peace and Freedom Nathalie Hrizi
Democratic Ricardo Lara
Democratic Asif Mahmood
No party preference Steve Poizner
Total votes 100.0

Superintendent of Public Instruction[edit]

Incumbent Tom Torlakson is term-limited.

California Superintendent of Public Instruction election, 2018
Primary election
Candidate Votes %
Steven Ireland
Lily Ploski
Tony Thurmond
Marshall Tuck
Total votes 100.0

Board of Equalization[edit]

District 1[edit]

Incumbent Republican George Runner is term-limited.

California's 1st Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Connie Conway
Republican David Evans
Republican Ted Gaines
Democratic Tom Hallinan
Total votes 100.0

District 2[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Fiona Ma is leaving office to run for state treasurer.

California's 2nd Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Burns
Democratic Barry Chang
Democratic Malia Cohen
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani
Total votes 100.0

District 3[edit]

Incumbent Democrat Jerome Horton is term-limited.

California's 3rd Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Doug Kriegel
Republican G. Rick Marshall
No party preference Micheál "Me-Haul" O'Leary
Democratic Ben Pak
Democratic Nancy Pearlman
Democratic Scott Svonkin
Democratic Cheryl C. Turner
Democratic Tony Vazquez
Total votes 100.0

District 4[edit]

Incumbent Republican Diane Harkey is leaving office to run for the United States House of Representatives.

California's 4th Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joel Anderson
Democratic David Dodson
Republican John F. Kelly
Democratic Ken Lopez-Maddox
Democratic Mike Schaefer
Republican Nader F. Shahatit
Republican Jim Stieringer
Total votes 100.0

State Legislature[edit]

State Senate[edit]

State Assembly[edit]

Statewide ballot propositions[edit]

June primary election[edit]

Since the passage of a law in November 2011, state primary elections may only feature propositions placed on the ballot by the state legislature.[1]

  • Proposition 68, a $4 billion bond measure to fund various parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection projects. Proponents argue that these projects will ensure and protect water resources, even during times of droughts. Opponents worry about adding more bonds to California's already existing debt.[2]
  • Proposition 69, a state constitution amendment that would mandate that revenues generated by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 can only be used for transportation purposes. Proponents argue that this will prevent the state legislature from redirecting these funds to non-transportation programs. Opponents argue that this will not fix or build new roads, nor would it protect gas tax revenues.[3]
  • Proposition 70, a state constitution amendment that would require that revenue from cap and trade programs be collected in a special fund starting in 2024. The state legislature would then need a two-thirds majority vote to spend this money. Proponents argue that this will ensure that the state legislature will spend these funds wisely on high priority projects. Opponents argue that this will empower anti-environmental special interest groups because a two-thirds majority vote requirement will lead to more legislative gridlock.[4]
  • Proposition 71, a state constitution amendment would move the effective date of passed ballot measures from the day after the election to the fifth day after the Secretary of State certifies the results. Proponents want to make sure that future election results are officially certified before ballot measures go into effect. Opponents worry that this will prevent future ballot measures from retroactively taking effect, because there may be a scenario where a voter-approved ballot measure may need to be enforced as soon as possible.[5]
  • Proposition 72, a state constitution amendment that would exclude rainwater capture systems completed on or after January 1, 2019 from property tax assessments. Proponents want more homeowners to install these systems to help conserve water, and not get taxed on them. There was no opposing argument submitted to the Secretary of State.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siders, David (October 8, 2011). "Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill restricting ballot initiative to November elections". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on February 12, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Proposition 68". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State. 
  3. ^ "Proposition 69". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State. 
  4. ^ "Proposition 70". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State. 
  5. ^ "Proposition 71". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State. 
  6. ^ "Proposition 72". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State. 

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