California state executive official elections, 2014

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

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]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in California:











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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Governor Jerry Brown
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2011 Yes[4][5]
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom.jpg
2011 Yes[5]
Secretary of State Debra Bowen
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2007 Term-limited
Attorney General Kamala Harris
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2011 Yes[6]
Treasurer Bill Lockyer
Bill Lockyer.jpg
2007 Term-limited
Controller John Chiang
John Chiang.jpg
2007 Term-limited, running for treasurer[7]
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Tom-Torlakson.jpg
2011 Yes
Commissioner of Insurance Dave Jones
Dave Jones.jpg
2011 Yes[8]

Governor

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Lieutenant Governor

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Attorney General

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Secretary of State

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Treasurer

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Controller

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Insurance Commissioner

General Election Candidates

Lost in the Primary

Deadline Event
February 20 Deadline for candidates to file signatures in lieu of a filing fee
March 7 Candidate filing deadline if paying fee for ballot access
June 3 Primary election
November 4 General election

Governor

Governor of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Akinyemi Agbede 0.8% 32,908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Brown Incumbent 54.3% 2,136,341
     Republican Richard Aguirre 0.8% 32,323
     Republican Andrew Blount 2.1% 83,215
     Republican Glenn Champ 1.8% 69,767
     Republican Tim Donnelly 14.9% 584,881
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeel Kashkari 19.5% 767,280
     Republican Alma Marie Winston 1.1% 41,901
     Green Luis Rodriguez 1.5% 58,234
     Peace and Freedom Cindy L. Sheehan 1.2% 46,384
     Nonpartisan "Bo" Bogdan Ambrozewicz 0.3% 13,201
     Nonpartisan Janel Hyeshia Buycks 0.3% 10,858
     Nonpartisan Rakesh Kumar Christian 0.3% 9,986
     Nonpartisan Joe Leicht 0.2% 8,455
     Nonpartisan Robert Newman 1% 39,497
Total Votes 3,935,231
Election Results California Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Eric Korevaar 5.5% 208,120
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGavin Newsom Incumbent 49.8% 1,890,783
     Republican David Fennell 8.6% 326,899
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Nehring 23.6% 893,883
     Republican George Yang 8% 301,701
     Green Jena Goodman 2.3% 86,802
     Peace and Freedom Amos Johnson 0.9% 35,429
     Americans Elect Alan Reynolds 1.3% 50,295
Total Votes 3,793,912
Election Results California Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Attorney General

Attorney General of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKamala Harris Incumbent 53.2% 2,054,839
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Gold 12.4% 477,542
     Republican John Haggerty 8.2% 315,984
     Republican David King 9.1% 350,091
     Republican Phil Wyman 11.6% 448,134
     Libertarian Jonathan Jaech 2.4% 92,034
     Nonpartisan Orly Taitz 3.1% 121,162
Total Votes 3,859,786
Election Results via California Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Secretary of State

California Secretary of State, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Derek Cressman 7.5% 219,382
     Democratic Jeff Drobman 4.6% 135,063
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlex Padilla 30.1% 884,857
     Democratic Leland Yee 9.8% 287,590
     Republican Roy Allmond 6.5% 191,516
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPete Peterson 29.6% 871,388
     Green David Curtis 3% 86,835
     Nonpartisan Dan Schnur 8.9% 263,028
Total Votes 2,939,659
Election Results California Secretary of State.

Treasurer

California Treasurer, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Chiang 54.9% 2,041,798
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Conlon 38.6% 1,436,430
     Green Ellen Brown 6.4% 239,597
Total Votes 3,717,825
Election Results via California Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Controller

**Recount in progress**

California Controller, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Tammy D. Blair 1.7% 200,532
     Democratic John Perez 7.3% 877,714
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetty Yee 73.7% 8,878,195
     Republican David Evans 7.1% 850,109
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAshley Swearengin 8.3% 1,001,473
     Green Laura Wells 1.9% 231,352
Total Votes 12,039,375
Election Results via California Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Superintendent of Public Instruction

California Superintendent of Public Instruction, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Lydia Gutierrez 24.4% 679,056
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Torlakson Incumbent 46.9% 1,303,161
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarshall Tuck 28.6% 795,419
Total Votes 2,777,636
Election Results via California Secretary of State.


Insurance Commissioner

California Insurance Commissioner, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDave Jones Incumbent 53% 1,911,114
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Gaines 41.7% 1,504,721
     Peace and Freedom Nathalie Hrizi 5.2% 188,999
Total Votes 3,604,834
Election Results California Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

See also

California

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