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CJ Jawahar

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CJ Jawahar
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Former candidate for
California State Senate, District 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
CJ Jawahar was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 4 of the California State Senate.


Campaign themes


Jawahar's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Rural Jobs

  • Excerpt: "We need to change our conversation."

Crude by Rail

  • Excerpt: "Catastrophe-in-waiting. You could stop it!"

Chico needs a better vision, literally!

  • Excerpt: "We should persuade Jim to build his next office/factory in Chico, home for another CSU campus north of Sacramento covering more than 10 counties!"

Primary Care, Medical school, Nurse Practitioners, Telemedicine and more!

  • Excerpt: "My senate campaign's platform includes a common sense solution to the California's ever growing need for Primary Care."

Tesla motors in my home turf?!

  • Excerpt: "I am all for bringing an electric car company to NorCal. During my senate race over next five months and as your newly elected senator from District 04 in November, I will continue my work to achieve this goal!"



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Jim Nielsen (R) and CJ Jawahar (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Nielsen defeated Jawahar in the general election.[2][3][4]

California State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Nielsen Incumbent 63.7% 139,199
     Democratic CJ Jawahar 36.3% 79,457
Total Votes 218,656



In 2014, Jawahar's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • California Democratic Party (CDP)
  • California Teachers Association (CTA)
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • California State Labor Federation.
  • Sacramento Central Labor Council
  • Mid-valley Central Labor Council
  • Communications Workers of America, Sacramento.
  • California Faculty Association.
  • Evolve-ca, San Francisco.
  • Pipe Trades Local 228
  • Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, California.
  • Assemblyman Mike Gatto ( D - Los Angeles )
  • Ricky Samayoa - Mayor, City of Marysville.
  • Scott Gruendl – Mayor, City of Chico.
  • Carlos Alcala – Chair, Chicano Latino Caucus , CDP
  • Lawson C. Stuart – Chair, Veterans Caucus, CDP
  • Courtney Driver - Chair, CYD Black Caucus
  • Bob Mulholland, Former Member DNC, Chico.
  • Ruth Ann Walker – Member, Senior Citizen Commission, Roseville.
  • David Larson - Vice-Chair, Planning Commission, City of Roseville.

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