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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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2014 elections in California

On the 2014 ballot
Find current U.S. election news and links here.

Voting in California

Important voting information
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External resources for the State of California

Sample ballot
Past election results
Candidate database
Campaign finance reports
Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

National politics in California

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from California

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, 2015Link
Alan Lowenthal
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Democratic PartyDistrict 47 2013January 3, 2015Link
Ami Bera
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2013January 3, 2015Link
Anna Eshoo
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 1993January 3, 2015Link
Barbara Lee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 1999January 3, 2015Link
Brad Sherman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 30 1997January 3, 2015Link
Buck McKeon
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 1993January 3, 2015Link
Dana Rohrabacher
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Republican PartyDistrict 48 1989January 3, 2015Link
Darrell Issa
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Republican PartyDistrict 49 2001January 3, 2015Link
David G. Valadao
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Republican PartyDistrict 21 2013January 3, 2015Link
Devin Nunes
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Republican PartyDistrict 22 2003January 3, 2015Link
Doris Matsui
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2005January 3, 2015Link
Doug LaMalfa
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2013January 3, 2015Link
Duncan Hunter
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Republican PartyDistrict 50 2009January 3, 2015Link
Edward Royce
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Republican PartyDistrict 39 1993January 3, 2015Link
Eric Swalwell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 15 2013January 3, 2015Link
Gary Miller
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Republican PartyDistrict 31 1999January 3, 2015Link
George Miller
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Democratic PartyDistrict 11 1975January 3, 2015Link
Gloria Negrete McLeod
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Democratic PartyDistrict 35 2013January 3, 2015Link
Grace Napolitano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 32 1999January 3, 2015Link
Henry Waxman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 33 1975January 3, 2015Link
Jackie Speier
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2008January 3, 2015Link
Janice Hahn
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Democratic PartyDistrict 44 2011January 3, 2015Link
Jared Huffman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2013January 3, 2015Link
Jeff Denham
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2015Link
Jerry McNerney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2007January 3, 2015Link
Jim Costa
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Democratic PartyDistrict 16 2005January 3, 2015Link
John Campbell
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Republican PartyDistrict 45 2005January 3, 2015Link
John Garamendi
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2015Link
Juan Vargas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 51 2013January 3, 2015Link
Judy Chu
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Democratic PartyDistrict 27 2009January 3, 2015Link
Julia Brownley
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Democratic PartyDistrict 26 2013January 3, 2015Link
Karen Bass
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Democratic PartyDistrict 37 2011January 3, 2015Link
Ken Calvert
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Republican PartyDistrict 42 1993January 3, 2015Link
Kevin McCarthy
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Republican PartyDistrict 23 2007January 3, 2015Link
Linda Sanchez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 38 2003January 3, 2015Link
Lois Capps
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Democratic PartyDistrict 24 1998January 3, 2015Link
Loretta Sanchez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 46 1997January 3, 2015Link
Lucille Roybal-Allard
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Democratic PartyDistrict 40 1993January 3, 2015Link
Mark Takano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 41 2013January 3, 2015Link
Maxine Waters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 43 1991January 3, 2015Link
Mike Honda
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2001January 3, 2015Link
Mike Thompson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1999January 3, 2015Link
Nancy Pelosi
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 1987January 3, 2015Link
Paul Cook
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2015Link
Raul Ruiz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 36 2013January 3, 2015Link
Sam Farr
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 1993January 3, 2015Link
Scott Peters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 52 2013January 3, 2015Link
Susan Davis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 53 2001January 3, 2015Link
Tom McClintock
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015Link
Tony Cardenas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 29 2013January 3, 2015Link
Xavier Becerra
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Democratic PartyDistrict 34 1993January 3, 2015Link
Zoe Lofgren
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Democratic PartyDistrict 19 1995January 3, 2015Link

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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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