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Welcome to California on Ballotpedia!

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Bordering the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, California is located on the West Coast of the United States. The state's capital is Sacramento.

California is governed as a republic, with three branches of government – the executive branch consisting of the governor and other independently elected constitutional officers; the legislative branch consisting of the State Assembly and State Senate; and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts. California has two members of the U.S. Senate and a total of 53 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.


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National politics in California


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Barbara Boxer
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, California 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016(dead link) Link
Dianne Feinstein
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, California 1993January 3, 2019November 2018Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Adam Schiff
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Democratic PartyDistrict 28 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Alan Lowenthal
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Democratic PartyDistrict 47 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ami Bera
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Anna Eshoo
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Barbara Lee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Brad Sherman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 30 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Dana Rohrabacher
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Republican PartyDistrict 48 1989January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Darrell Issa
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Republican PartyDistrict 49 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
David G. Valadao
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Republican PartyDistrict 21 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Devin Nunes
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Republican PartyDistrict 22 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Doris Matsui
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Doug LaMalfa
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Duncan Hunter
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Republican PartyDistrict 50 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Edward Royce
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Republican PartyDistrict 39 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Eric Swalwell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 15 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Grace Napolitano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 32 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jackie Speier
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2008January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Janice Hahn
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Democratic PartyDistrict 44 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jared Huffman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jeff Denham
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jerry McNerney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jim Costa
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Democratic PartyDistrict 16 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Garamendi
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Juan Vargas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 51 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Judy Chu
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Democratic PartyDistrict 27 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Julia Brownley
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Democratic PartyDistrict 26 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Karen Bass
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Democratic PartyDistrict 37 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ken Calvert
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Republican PartyDistrict 42 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Kevin McCarthy
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Republican PartyDistrict 23 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Linda Sanchez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 38 2003January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lois Capps
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Democratic PartyDistrict 24 1998January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Loretta Sanchez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 46 1997January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Lucille Roybal-Allard
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Democratic PartyDistrict 40 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mark DeSaulnier
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Democratic PartyDistrict 11 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mark Takano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 41 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Maxine Waters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 43 1991January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mike Honda
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mike Thompson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1999January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mimi Walters
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Republican PartyDistrict 45 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Nancy Pelosi
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Norma Torres
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Democratic PartyDistrict 35 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Paul Cook
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Pete Aguilar
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Democratic PartyDistrict 31 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Raul Ruiz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 36 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Sam Farr
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Scott Peters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 52 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Stephen Knight
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Susan Davis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 53 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ted Lieu
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Democratic PartyDistrict 33 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom McClintock
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tony Cardenas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 29 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Xavier Becerra
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Democratic PartyDistrict 34 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Zoe Lofgren
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Democratic PartyDistrict 19 1995January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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All links below will redirect you to our sister site, Judgepedia, an online encyclopedia about the United States' courts and judges.



Check out California's judiciary on Judgepedia


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The structure of the California judicial system is laid out in Article 6 of the state constitution. There are three levels of the state courts: the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal and the California Superior Courts.


On the federal level, there are four courts: the United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Appeals are made at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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The Golden State
Capital:   Sacramento
Motto:   Eureka
Translation:   I have found it
Population:   37.3 million
Area of state:   163,695 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1850
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