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California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

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California's 3rd Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
John Garamendi Democratic Party
John Garamendi.jpg

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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 3rd congressional district of California will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

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]

Heading into the election the incumbent is John Garamendi (D), who was first elected in 2008.

California's 3rd Congressional District is located in the north-central portion of the state and includes the counties of Glenn, Lake, Colusa, Yolo, Solano, Sutter and Yuba, as well as southwestern Sacramento County.[4]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Democratic Party John Garamendi
Republican Party Dan Logue

June 3, 2014, primary results

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


Independent Ryan Harter

Campaign contributions

John Garamendi

John Garamendi (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2013$40,280.08$148,060.48$(129,067.97)$59,272.59
July Quarterly[6]July 15, 2013$59,272.59$180,721.31$(115,796.84)$124,197.06
October Quarterly[7]October 15, 2013$124,197.06$154,683.54$(86,165.31)$192,715.29
Year-End[8]January 31, 2014$192,715$115,073$(91,604)$216,183
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$216,183$144,451$(112,658)$247,977
Pre-Primary[10]May 22, 2014$247,977$102,418$(85,832)$264,562
July Quarterly[11]July 15, 2014$264,562$144,814$(66,943)$342,433
Running totals

Dan Logue

Dan Logue (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$0.00$101,796.00$(1,097.08)$100,698.92
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$100,698.92$205,225.00$(116,888.53)$189,035.39
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$189,035$205,058$(143,224)$250,868
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$250,868$208,060$(176,099)$282,829
Pre-Primary[16]May 22, 2014$282,829$193,662$(201,705)$274,786
Running totals

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Logue's committee owed $560,000 in outstanding loans to Dan Logue.

District history


On November 6, 2012, John Garamendi (D) won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kim Dolbow Vann in the general election.

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi Incumbent 54.2% 126,882
     Republican Kim Vann 45.8% 107,086
Total Votes 233,968
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Dan Lungren won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ami Bera, Jerry L. Leidecker, Douglas Arthur Tuma and Mike Roskey in the general election.[17]

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Lungren Incumbent 50.1% 131,169
     Democratic Ami Bera 43.2% 113,128
     American Independent Jerry L. Leidecker 2.5% 6,577
     Libertarian Douglas Arthur Tuma 2.4% 6,275
     Peace and Freedom Mike Roskey 1.8% 4,789
Total Votes 261,938

See also

External links


  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. California Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  5. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi April Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  6. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2013
  7. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi October Quarterly," accessed October 21, 2013
  8. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Year-End," accessed February 4, 2014
  9. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  10. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  11. Federal Election Commission, "John Garamendi July Quarterly," accessed July 23, 2014
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Dan Logue Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"