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California secretary of state election, 2014

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California Secretary of State Election

Primary Date:
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
Alex Padilla Democratic Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Debra Bowen 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 secretary of state election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Debra Bowen (D) was first elected in 2006 and is ineligible to seek re-election in 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]


Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. 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

Republican Party Pete Peterson - Executive director of Pepperdine University's Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership[4][5]
Democratic Party Alex Padilla Green check mark transparent.png - State Senator District 20[6]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Roy Allmond[7]
Democratic Party Derek Cressman - Political Reform Activist[8][9]
Democratic Party Jeff Drobman - Software developer[10][11]
Independent No Party Preference, Dan Schnur - Professor, former GOP political strategist[12]
Green Party David Scott Curtis - 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of Nevada[13]
Democratic Party Leland Yee - Ex-state Senator (Yee remained on the ballot but is no longer an active candidate)

See also

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