California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

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California Lieutenant Gubernatorial Election

Primary Date:
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Gavin Newsom Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Gavin Newsom Democratic Party
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California State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Controller, Superintendent, Insurance Commissioner

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The California lieutenant gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Gavin Newsom (D) was first elected in 2010 and won re-election against Republican candidate Ron Nehring. Newsom won another four-year term in the election.

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]

Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Gavin Newsom - Incumbent Green check mark transparent.png [4]
Republican Party Ron Nehring - Former California GOP Chair[5]

Lost in the primary

Democratic Party Eric Korevaar - Businessman, engineer, former candidate[6]
Republican Party David Fennell[7][8]
Republican Party George Yang - Software engineer[9]
Green Party Jena Goodman - Former Solano County Green Party Chair[10]
Peace and Freedom Party Amos Johnson - College student[11]
Independent Americans Elect, Alan Reynolds - City Commissioner, engineer, small businessman[12]

Results

General election

Lieutenant Governor of California, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGavin Newsom Incumbent 56.2% 3,289,104
     Republican Ron Nehring 43.8% 2,565,347
Total Votes 5,854,451
Election Results via The New York Times. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

Primary election

Lieutenant Governor of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Eric Korevaar 5.6% 232,596
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGavin Newsom Incumbent 49.9% 2,082,902
     Republican David Fennell 8.6% 357,242
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Nehring 23.4% 976,128
     Republican George Yang 8% 333,857
     Green Jena Goodman 2.4% 98,338
     Peace and Freedom Amos Johnson 0.9% 39,675
     Americans Elect Alan Reynolds 1.3% 56,027
Total Votes 4,176,765
Election Results California Secretary of State.


Past elections

2010

2010 California lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Gavin Newsom 50.12%
     Republican Party Abel Maldonado 39.94%
     Green Party James Castillo 1.67%
     Libertarian Party Pamela J. Brown 5.86%
     American Independent Party Jim King 1.88%
     Peace and Freedom Party C.T. Weber 1.19%
     NP Karen England 0.36%
Total Votes 9,813,130

Key deadlines

Deadline Event
February 20, 2014 Deadline for candidates to file signatures in lieu of a filing fee
March 7, 2014 Candidate filing deadline if paying fee for ballot access
June 3, 2014 Primary election
November 4, 2014 General election
November 6-December 2, 2014 State Canvassing Board meeting to certify election results
January 5, 2015 Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election

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