California elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in California
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in California
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



California

The state of California held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in California
Local ballot measure election (1) February 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure election (1) February 11, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for candidates filing petitions in lieu of a filing fee February 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (2) March 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for candidates paying filing fee March 7, 2014 Red padlock.png
State Senate special election March 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (6) April 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (1) April 8, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures in California April 18, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (7) May 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election May 19, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for primary election May 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (54) June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (1) June 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 20, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Local ballot measure elections (16) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (135) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in California in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State Assembly Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (8 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in California

U.S. Congress


See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014
  • 7th Congressional District
See also: California's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. Ami Bera (D) was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program was designed to protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 elections.
  • 10th Congressional District
See also: California's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Jeff Denham (R) faced a tight re-election in California's newly re-drawn districts. Denham filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for Lieutenant Governor of California but never formally entered the June 3 primary race.
  • 21st Congressional District
See also: California's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. David Valadao (R) won a decisive election in 2012. However, the newly drawn 21st district was not a safe Republican seat. California's 21st Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to it being a Democratic leaning district held by a Republican incumbent. Incumbent Valadao (R) and Amanda Renteria (D) triumphed in the blanket primary over John Hernandez (D). Valadao successfully defended his seat, defeating Renteria in the general election on November 4, 2014.
  • 36th Congressional District
See also: California's 36th Congressional District elections, 2014
After defeating incumbent Mary Bono Mack in 2012, freshman Rep. Raul Ruiz (D) was ranked as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2014 by The Washington Post.


California State Legislature


See also: California State Senate elections, 2014 and California State Assembly 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. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of California State Assembly 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. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in California
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in California

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in California took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected 53 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 53 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 20, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by May 19, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 20, 2014 (the 15th calendar day before that election).[4]

See also: California elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held 38 of the 53 congressional seats from California.

Members of the U.S. House from California -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 38 39
     Republican Party 15 14
Total 53 53

Incumbents


The 53 incumbents prior to the election are listed below. Click "show" to reveal the table.

List of candidates by district


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1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Doug La Malfa Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Heidi Hall


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Doug La Malfa - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Gregory Cheadle
Democratic Party Heidi Hall Approveda
Democratic Party Dan Levine

Withdrew

Republican Party Dolores Lucero

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jared Huffman Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dale Mensing


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Jared Huffman - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Andy Caffrey
Republican Party Dale Mensing Approveda

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party John Garamendi Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Logue


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party John Garamendi - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Dan Logue Approveda

Withdrew

Independent Ryan Harter

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Tom McClintock Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Art Moore


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Tom McClintock - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Art Moore Approveda
Independent Jeffrey Gerlach

Withdrew

Democratic Party Kris Johnson
Independent Jason Mallory

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mike Thompson Green check mark transparent.png
Independent James Hinton


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Mike Thompson - Incumbent Approveda
Independent James Hinton Approveda
Independent Doug Van Raam

Withdrew

Republican Party Stewart Cilley

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Doris Matsui Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joseph McCray, Sr.


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Doris Matsui - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Joseph McCray, Sr. Approveda

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ami Bera Approveda
Republican Party Doug Ose


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Ami Bera - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Igor Birman
Republican Party Elizabeth Emken - 2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate[5]
Republican Party Doug Ose Approveda
Libertarian Party Douglas Arthur Tuma
Independent Phill Tufi

8th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Paul Cook Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bob Conaway


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Paul Cook - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Paul Hannosh
Democratic Party Bob Conaway Approveda
Democratic Party Odessia Lee

Withdrew

Democratic Party John Pinkerton
Republican Party Rodney Lee Conover

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jerry McNerney Approveda
Republican Party Tony Amador


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Jerry McNerney - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Tony Amador Approveda
Republican Party Steve Colangelo
Republican Party Karen Mathews Davis

10th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Jeff Denham Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Michael Eggman


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Jeff Denham - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Mike Barkley
Democratic Party Michael Eggman Approveda

11th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mark DeSaulnier Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tue Phan-Quang


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Tony Daysog
Democratic Party Mark DeSaulnier - State senator Approveda
Democratic Party Ki Ingersol
Democratic Party Cheryl Sudduth
Republican Party Tue Phan-Quang Approveda
Independent Jason Ramey

12th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Dennis


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party David Peterson
Democratic Party Michael Steger
Republican Party John Dennis Approveda
Green Party Barry Hermanson
Peace and Freedom Party Frank Lara
Independent Desmond Thorsson
Independent Jim Welles

Withdrew

Republican Party Curtis Davies

13th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Barbara Lee Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dakin Sundeen


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Barbara Lee - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Justin Jelincic
Republican Party Dakin Sundeen Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Lawrence Allen

14th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jackie Speier Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robin Chew


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Jackie Speier - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Robin Chew Approveda

15th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Eric Swalwell Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hugh Bussell


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Eric Swalwell - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Ellen Corbett - State Senate Majority Leader
Republican Party Hugh Bussell Approveda

16th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Jim Costa Approveda
Republican Party Johnny Tacherra


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Jim Costa - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Job Melton
Republican Party Joanna Botelho[6]
Republican Party Steve Crass
Republican Party Mel Levey
Republican Party Johnny Tacherra[7] Approveda

Withdrew

Democratic Party Loraine Goodwin

17th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mike Honda Approveda
Democratic Party Ro Khanna


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Mike Honda - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Ro Khanna - Former U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary[8] Approveda
Republican Party Vanila Singh
Republican Party Joel Vanlandingham

Disqualified

Republican Party Vinesh Singh Rathore

18th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Anna Eshoo Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Fox


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Anna Eshoo - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Bruce Anderson
Republican Party Oscar Alejandro Braun
Republican Party Richard Fox Approveda

Withdrew

Republican Party Wilson Farrar

19th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Robert Murray


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Zoe Lofgren - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Robert Murray Approveda

20th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Sam Farr Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Ronald Paul Kabat


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Sam Farr - Incumbent Approveda
Independent Ronald Paul Kabat Approveda

21st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party David Valadao Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Amanda Renteria


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party David Valadao - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Amanda Renteria[9] Approveda
Democratic Party John Hernandez[10]


22nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Devin Nunes Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Devin Nunes - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party John Catano
Democratic Party Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero Approveda

23rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Kevin McCarthy Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Raul Garcia[11]


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Kevin McCarthy - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Raul Garcia (write-in)[12][13] Approveda

24th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lois Capps Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Mitchum


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Lois Capps - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Paul Coyne, Jr.
Democratic Party Sandra Marshall
Republican Party Bradley Allen
Republican Party Justin Fareed
Republican Party Dale Francisco
Republican Party Chris Mitchum Approveda
Republican Party Alexis Stuart
Independent Steve Isakson

25th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Tony Strickland
Republican Party Stephen Knight Green check mark transparent.png


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Lee Rogers
Democratic Party Evan Thomas
Republican Party Troy Castagna
Republican Party Stephen Knight - State Senator Approveda
Republican Party Navraj Singh
Republican Party Tony Strickland - Former state senator Approveda
Libertarian Party David Bruce
Independent Michael Mussack

Withdrew

Democratic Party Jorge Puentes[14]


26th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Julia Brownley Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Gorell


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Julia Brownley - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Jeff Gorell - State assemblyman[15] Approveda
Republican Party Rafael Dagnesses[16]
Independent Douglas Kmiec

27th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Judy Chu Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Orswell


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Judy Chu - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Jack Orswell Approveda

28th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Adam Schiff Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Steve Stokes


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Adam Schiff - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Sal Genovese
Independent Steve Stokes Approveda

29th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Tony Cardenas Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William O'Callaghan Leader


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Tony Cardenas - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Venice Gamble
Republican Party William O'Callaghan Leader Approveda

30th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Brad Sherman Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Reed


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Brad Sherman - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Marc Litchman
Republican Party Pablo Kleinman
Republican Party Mark Reed Approveda
Green Party Mike Powelson

31st Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Paul Chabot
Democratic Party Pete Aguilar Green check mark transparent.png


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Pete Aguilar Approveda
Democratic Party Joe Baca - Former U.S. rep
Democratic Party Danny Tillman
Democratic Party Eloise Gomez Reyes
Republican Party Lesli Gooch - Aide to retiring Rep. Gary Miller
Republican Party Paul Chabot Approveda
Republican Party Ryan Downing

Withdrew

Republican Party John Valdivia

32nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Grace Napolitano Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Art Alas


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Grace Napolitano - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Art Alas Approveda

33rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ted Lieu Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elan Carr


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Vince Flaherty
Democratic Party Wendy Greuel
Democratic Party Kristie Holmes
Democratic Party David Kanuth
Democratic Party Ted Lieu Approveda
Democratic Party Matt Miller
Democratic Party Barbara Mulvaney
Democratic Party Zein Obagi
Democratic Party Michael Shapiro
Republican Party Elan Carr Approveda
Republican Party Lily Gilani
Republican Party Kevin Mottus
Libertarian Party Mark Matthew Herd
Green Party Michael Ian Sachs
Independent Tom Fox
Independent Marianne Williamson[17]

Withdrew

Democratic Party James Graf
Democratic Party Derrick Ferree
Democratic Party Karl Siganporia
Republican Party Patrick Kilpatrick
Independent Brent Roske[18]


34th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Xavier Becerra Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Adrienne Nicole Edwards


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Xavier Becerra - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Adrienne Nicole Edwards Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Howard Johnson

35th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Norma Torres Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Christina Gagnier


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Christina Gagnier Approveda
Democratic Party Scott Heydenfeldt
Democratic Party Norma Torres - State senator Approveda
Democratic Party Anthony Vieyra

Withdrew

Democratic Party Paul Avila

36th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Raul Ruiz Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Nestande


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Raul Ruiz - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Ray Haynes
Republican Party Brian Nestande - State representative[19] Approveda

37th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Karen Bass Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Adam King


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Karen Bass - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Mervin Evans
Republican Party Adam King Approveda

38th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Linda Sanchez Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Benjamin Campos


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Linda Sanchez - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Benjamin Campos Approveda

39th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Edward Royce Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Peter Anderson


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Edward Royce - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Peter Anderson Approveda

40th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Sanchez


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Lucille Roybal-Allard - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party David Sanchez Approveda

41st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Mark Takano Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Adams


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Mark Takano - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Veronica Franco
Republican Party Steve Adams Approveda
Republican Party Yvonne Terrell Girard

42nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Ken Calvert Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Tim Sheridan


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Ken Calvert - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Kerri Condley
Democratic Party Chris Marquez
Democratic Party Tim Sheridan Approveda

Withdrew

Democratic Party Boyd Roberts
Independent Robert Rand

43rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Maxine Waters Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Wood


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Maxine Waters - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party John Wood Approveda

44th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Janice Hahn Green check mark transparent.png
Peace and Freedom Party Adam Shbeita[20]


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Janice Hahn - Incumbent Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Adam Shbeita (Peace and Freedom Party write-in)[21][22] Approveda

45th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Mimi Walters Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Drew Leavens


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Drew Leavens Approveda
Republican Party Greg Raths[23]
Republican Party Mimi Walters - State senator[23] Approveda
Independent Al Salehi

Withdrew

Republican Party Pat Maciariello[23]
Republican Party John Moorlach[23]


46th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Adam Nick


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Loretta Sanchez - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Ehab Atalla
Republican Party John Cullum
Republican Party Adam Nick Approveda
Republican Party Carlos Vazquez

47th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Alan Lowenthal Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andy Whallon


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Alan Lowenthal - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Andy Whallon Approveda

48th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sue Savary


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Dana Rohrabacher - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Wendy Leece
Democratic Party Robert John Banuelos
Democratic Party David Burns
Democratic Party Sue Savary Approveda

Withdrew

Independent Robert Soloway

49th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Darrell Issa Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dave Peiser


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Darrell Issa - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party Noboru Isagawa
Democratic Party Dave Peiser[24] Approveda

Withdrew

Democratic Party Johnny Moore

50th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Duncan Hunter Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party James Kimber


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Duncan Hunter - Incumbent Approveda
Democratic Party James Kimber Approveda
Libertarian Party Michael Benoit

51st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Juan Vargas Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Meade


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Juan Vargas - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Stephen Meade Approveda

52nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Scott Peters Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carl DeMaio


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Scott Peters - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party Carl DeMaio Approveda
Republican Party Kirk Jorgensen
Republican Party Fred Simon

53rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Susan Davis Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Wilske


June 3, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Susan Davis - Incumbent Approveda
Republican Party John Edwards
Republican Party Joel Marchese
Republican Party Jim Stieringer
Republican Party Wayne True
Republican Party Larry Wilske Approveda
Independent Christina Bobb
Independent John Campbell

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State executive official elections in California

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See also: California state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in California
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Eight state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of California.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in California:

List of candidates by office

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Governor


General election

Democratic Party Jerry Brown - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png[25]
Republican Party Neel Kashkari - Former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary, Investment Firm Executive[26]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Akinyemi Agbede - Mathematician[27]
Republican Party Richard Aguirre - Economist, 2010 candidate[28]
Republican Party Alma Marie Winston - CEO of project funding company[27]
Republican Party Glenn Champ - Contractor[27][29]
Republican Party Tim Donnelly - Member of the California State Assembly, representing District 33.[30]
Green Party Luis Rodriguez - Author, journalist and political activist[31]
Independent (No Party Preference) Robert Newman - Psychologist, Farmer, perennial candidate[32]
Independent (No Party Preference), Janel Hyeshia Buycks - Minister[27]
Independent (No Party Preference), "Bo" Bogdan Ambrozewicz - Businessman[33][27]
Independent (No Party Preference), Rakesh Kumar Christian - 2010 candidate[34][35]
Independent Joe Leicht - Golf course manager[36][27]
Pink.png Peace and Freedom Party, Cindy L. Sheehan - Activist, perennial candidate[34][37]

Lieutenant Governor


General election

Democratic Party Gavin Newsom - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png [38]
Republican Party Ron Nehring - Former California GOP Chair[39]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Eric Korevaar - Businessman, engineer, former candidate[40]
Republican Party David Fennell[41][42]
Republican Party George Yang - Software engineer[43]
Green Party Jena Goodman - Former Solano County Green Party Chair[44]
Peace and Freedom Party Amos Johnson - College student[45]
Independent Americans Elect, Alan Reynolds - City Commissioner, engineer, small businessman[46]

Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Kamala D. Harris - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Gold - Attorney[27]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party John Haggerty - Attorney[27][47]
Republican Party David King (California) - Attorney[27]
Republican Party Phil Wyman - Former state Sen.[27]
Libertarian Party Jonathan Jaech - Attorney, mechanical engineer[27][48]
Independent No Party Preference, Orly Taitz - Attorney, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate[49]

Secretary of State


General election

Republican Party Pete Peterson - Executive director of Pepperdine University's Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership[50][51]
Democratic Party Alex Padilla Green check mark transparent.png - State Senator District 20[52]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Roy Allmond[53]
Democratic Party Derek Cressman - Political Reform Activist[54][55]
Democratic Party Jeff Drobman - Software developer[56][27]
Independent No Party Preference, Dan Schnur - Professor, former GOP political strategist[57]
Green Party David Scott Curtis - 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of Nevada[58]
Democratic Party Leland Yee - Ex-state Senator (Yee remained on the ballot but is no longer an active candidate)

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Treasurer Bill Lockyer
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2007 Term-limited Democratic Party John Chiang
Republican Party Greg Conlon
Democratic Party John Chiang No
Controller John Chiang
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2007 Term-limited, running for treasurer[59] Democratic Party Betty Yee
Republican Party Ashley Swearengin
Democratic Party Betty Yee No
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
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2011 Yes[60] Independent Tom Torlakson
Independent Marshall Tuck
Independent Tom Torlakson No
Commissioner of Insurance Dave Jones
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2011 Yes[61] Democratic Party Dave Jones
Republican Party Ted Gaines
Democratic Party Dave Jones No


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State Senate election in California

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See also: California State Senate elections, 2014, State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
Contents
1 State House elections in California
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date

There were both regular elections and special elections scheduled for the California State Senate in 2014.

Regularly scheduled elections


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.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the California State Senate:

California State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 27 25
     Republican Party 12 14
     Vacancy 1 1
Total 40 40

List of candidates by district

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District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38District 40

Special elections by date


March 25, 2014



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State Assembly elections in California

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See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014, State legislative special elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly 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.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the California State Assembly:

California State Assembly
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 55 52
     Republican Party 24 28
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 80 80

List of candidates by district

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Statewide ballot measure elections in California

See also: California 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Eight statewide ballot propositions were certified for the 2014 ballot in California: two on the state's June ballot and six on the state's November ballot.

The November 2014 ballot included a number of hot-button issues, possibly including gun control/gun rights, abortion, nuclear power, marijuana, taxes, pensions, teacher performance, donor disclosure, minimum wage, term limits, voter ID, the death penalty and a variety of healthcare regulations.[66][67][68]

Two of the 2014 certified ballot propositions had previously been approved to appear on ballots in earlier years. The Rainy Day Fund Amendment and the Water Bond Measure had previously been scheduled for the state's 2012 ballot. However, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 202 on October 7, 2011, the Rainy Day Fund Amendment was moved to the 2014 ballot.

On the ballot


June 3:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Proposition 41 Bonds $600 million bond to provide multifamily housing to veterans Approveda
LRCA Proposition 42 Gov't Acc Local agencies must comply with the California Public Records Act Approveda

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LBM Proposition 1 Bonds $7.12 billion bond for California's water system Approveda
LRCA Proposition 2 Gov't Finances Increase amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund Approveda
CISS Proposition 45 Insurance Public notice required for insurance company rates initiative Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 46 Healthcare Increase the cap on damages that can be assessed in medical negligence lawsuits to over $1 million Defeatedd
CISS Proposition 47 Criminal Trials Reduces the classification of most nonviolent crimes from a felony to a misdemeanor Approveda
VR Proposition 48 Gambling Ratification of gaming compacts with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe Defeatedd

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Local ballot measure elections in California

See also: Local ballot measures, California and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for all 2014 California local measures.

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School board elections in California

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and California school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of 137 California school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 405 seats. One board election was held in April 2014 and another was held in June 2014, while the remaining 135 districts held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about California's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 3,075,427 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[69] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 California School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Long Beach Unified School District 4/8/2014 3 5 84,606
Twin Rivers Unified School District 6/3/2014 3 7 31,561
Alameda Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,906
Alhambra Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 18,344
Alum Rock Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,056
Alvord Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,774
Anaheim City School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,092
Anaheim Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 33,134
Antioch Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 19,005
Apple Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 14,785
Bakersfield City School District 11/4/2014 2 5 27,590
Berkeley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,397
Cajon Valley Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 16,036
Calexico Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,269
Capistrano Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 53,168
Carlsbad Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 5 11,023
Central Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 14,817
Chaffey Joint Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 25,384
Chico Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,036
Chino Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 31,603
Chula Vista Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 27,714
Clovis Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 38,493
Coachella Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 18,478
Colton Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 23,360
Conejo Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 21,072
Corona-Norco Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 53,134
Cupertino Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 18,360
Desert Sands Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 29,114
East Side Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 25,628
Elk Grove Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 62,171
Escondido Union High School District 11/4/2014 4 5 19,242
Escondido Union School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,318
Etiwanda School District 11/4/2014 3 5 12,882
Evergreen Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,389
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 21,451
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 18,860
Fontana Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 40,800
Franklin-McKinley School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,274
Fremont Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,547
Fremont Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,379
Fresno Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 74,826
Fullerton School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,648
Fullerton Joint Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 14,710
Garden Grove Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 7 48,632
Gilroy Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 11,076
Grossmont Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 24,094
Hayward Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 21,686
Hemet Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 22,248
Hesperia Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 23,120
Huntington Beach Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 16,290
Irvine Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 27,180
Jurupa Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 20,069
Kern High School District 11/4/2014 4 5 37,452
Kings Canyon Unified School District 11/4/2014 5 7 9,765
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District 11/4/2014 3 5 12,387
Lake Elsinore Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 22,039
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 5 12,771
Lodi Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 30,448
Lompoc Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,877
Los Alamitos Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,629
Los Banos Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,250
Lucia Mar Unified School District 11/4/2014 5 7 10,561
Madera Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 19,576
Manteca Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 23,376
Marysville Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 9,858
Merced City School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,778
Merced Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 10,430
Milpitas Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,887
Moreno Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 36,762
Morgan Hill Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,531
Mount Diablo Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 33,967
Murrieta Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 22,313
Napa Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 17,977
Natomas Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,330
New Haven Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,937
Newport-Mesa Unified School District 11/4/2014 5 7 21,794
Oak Grove School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,530
Oakland Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 46,428
Ocean View School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,554
Oceanside Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 21,057
Ontario-Montclair Elementary School District 11/4/2014 4 5 22,579
Orange Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 30,336
Oxnard School District 11/4/2014 3 5 15,870
Oxnard Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 16,642
Pajaro Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 19,542
Palm Springs Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 23,620
Palo Alto Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,941
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District 11/4/2014 2 5 16,562
Perris Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,589
Pittsburg Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,938
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 25,810
Pleasanton Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,876
Porterville Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 13,656
Poway Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 34,051
Redlands Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 21,368
Rialto Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 26,987
Rocklin Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,648
Roseville City Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,830
Roseville Joint Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,047
Sacramento City Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 47,585
Saddleback Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 6 31,700
San Diego Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 131,434
San Dieguito Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 12,456
San Francisco Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 55,571
San Jacinto Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,637
San Jose Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,980
San Juan Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 46,851
San Lorenzo Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,849
San Marcos Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 18,612
San Ramon Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 28,962
Sanger Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 7 10,752
Santa Ana Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 57,286
Santa Barbara Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,670
Santa Clara Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 15,369
Santa Maria-Bonita School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,182
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 11,562
Santa Rosa High School District 11/4/2014 3 7 11,379
Simi Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 19,916
South San Francisco Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,295
Stockton Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 38,233
Sweetwater Union High School District 11/4/2014 5 5 41,374
Temecula Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 30,225
Tracy Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 17,529
Tulare City School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,293
Tustin Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 23,087
Upland Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 14,218
Vacaville Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 12,620
Val Verde Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 19,657
Victor Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 11,639
Victor Valley Union High School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,930
Vista Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 25,791
West Contra Costa Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 29,583
Western Placer Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,170
Westminster Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,722
Woodland Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 10,397
Yuba City Unified School District 11/4/2014 4 7 13,194
Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,730



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Voting in California

See also: Voting in California

Important voting information

  • California is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election.[1][2][3]
  • As of November 2014, California is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in California, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

California is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting dates in California are determined by the counties. Look up your county information here. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

California ranked 48th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. California received an overall score of 48 percent.[70]

See also

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