The California secretary of state released the official list of eligible candidates for state and federal offices. For governor, 27 hopefuls are running to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.
That list includes 12 Democrats and five Republicans. Others are registered Green, Libertarian, Peace and Freedom or no party preference.
Of the 27, seven have established themselves as mainstream candidates: Democrats Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; State Treasurer John Chiang; former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (listed as Public Policy Advisor on the ballot); former state Superintendent of Education Delaine Eastin; and former Hillary Clinton staffer Amanda Renteria. For the Republicans, Assemblyman Travis Allen and businessman John Cox are the most viable candidates.
Even more crowded is the field for U.S. senator. Dianne Feinstein is running for re-election. Of her 31 challengers, the most notable is state Sen. Kevin de León. Both are Democrats.
Under California’s “jungle” primary system, the top-two vote getters, regardless of party, move on to the November general election.
A full list of all candidates can be found here.
Here’s a look state and federal races within the Valley jurisdictions:
Board of Equalization — District 1
U.S. Representative — District 4
|Tom McClintock (incumbent)||Republican|
U.S. Representative — District 10
|Jeff Denham (incumbent)||Republican|
U.S. Representative — District 16
|Jim Costa (incumbent)||Democrat|
U.S. Representative — District 21
|David Valadao (incumbent)||Republican|
U.S. Representative— District 22
|Devin Nunes (incumbent)||Republican|
|Brian Carroll||No party preference|
U.S. Representative — District 23
|Mary Helen Barro||Democrat|
|Kevin McCarthy (incumbent)||Republican|
|James Davis||No party preference|
State Senator — District 8
|Mark Belden||No party preference|
Note: Sen. Tom Berryhill is termed out.
State Senator — District 12
Note: Sen. Anthony Cannella is termed out.
State Senator — District 14
|Andy Vidak (incumbent)||Republican|
State Senator — District 16
Note: Sen. Jean Fuller is termed out.
Assembly — District 23
|Jim Patterson (incumbent)||Republican|
Assembly — District 26
|Devon Mathis (incumbent)||Republican|
Assembly — District 31
|Joaquin Arambula (incumbent)||Democrat|
Assembly — District 32
|Rudy Salas (incumbent)||Democrat|
Other notes: 21st District Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) is unopposed.