2018 Candidates for Governor

 


Candidate for Governor


Gavin Newsom Gavin Newsom

https://www.gavinnewsom.com/

Gavin Newsom currently serves as Lieutenant Governor of the State of California. Newsom served previously as Mayor of the City of San Francisco and on the Board of Supervisors for the County of San Francisco. Newsom is the owner of several businesses.


The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for Lt. Governor

Candidates* for Lt. Governor


Ed Hernandez, D.O. Sen. Ed Hernandez, O.D.

http://www.edhernandez4ca.com/

Sen. Ed Hernandez, O.D. served as an elected Member of the California State Assembly prior to his election to the California State Senate. Sen. Hernandez is licensed Doctor of Optometry. Prior to his election to public office, Sen. Hernandez served as President of California Optometric Association and as President of California Board of Optometry. 


Eleni Kounalakis Eleni Kounalakis

https://www.eleniforca.com/

The Honorable Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis U.S. Ambassador to Hungary by President Barack Obama. Prior to her appointment, Hon. Kounalakis was President of AKT Development firm, one of the largest land developers in California. Hon. Kounalakis has not been elected to office previously, however she has served as Trustee for the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center as Mayor Gavin Newsom's appointee.


* = The Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee has not taken a position in this race, nor has the California Democratic Party.

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for Insurance Commissioner

Candidate for Insurance Commissioner


Ricardo Lara Ricardo Lara

http://www.ricardolara.com/ 

State Senator Ricardo Lara was elected to his first term in the State Senate of California in 2012. Prior to servince in the senate, Sen. Lara served in the State Assembly and on Planning Commission for City of Los Angeles. Before running for office, Sen. Lara served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Firebaugh when he was Majority Leader, and as District Director for then-Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nuñez, before serving as Communications Director for then-Assembly Member, Kevin De León.


The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for California State Attorney General

Candidate for Attorney General


Xavier Becerra Xavier Becerra

https://xavierbecerra.com/

Hon. Xavier Becerra was appointed to the position of California State Attorney General by Governor Jerry Brown and was sworn into office on January 24, 2017. Hon. Becerra served one term in the California State Assembly before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1992, where he served representing Los Angeles-area voters until his appointment earlier this year.


The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for California State Treasurer

Candidate for Treasurer


 
Fiona Ma Fiona Ma

https://www.fionama.com/

Early in her political career, Hon. Ma worked in then-Sen. John Burton's district office until she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She went on to be elected to California State Assembly and to serve as Majority Whip under Speaker Fabian Núñez and as Speaker pro Tempore during John A. Pérez's term as Speaker of the Assembly. In 2014, Hon. Ma was elected to the Board of Equalization where she now serves. 


The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for Insurance Commissioner

Candidate for Superintendent for Public Instruction


Tony Thurmond Tony Thurmond

http://www.tonythurmond.com/ 

Assembly Member Tony Thurmond currently represents the 15th Assembly District. Prior to his election to the California State Assembly, Hon. Thurmond served as on the Richmond City Council and on the West Contra Costa Unified School District.


The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for Insurance Commissioner

Candidate for Secretary of State


Alex Padilla Alex Padilla

http://www.alex-padilla.com/

State Senator Ricardo Lara was elected to his first term in the State Senate of California in 2012. Prior to servince in the senate, Sen. Lara served in the State Assembly and on Planning Commission for City of Los Angeles. Before running for office, Sen. Lara served as Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Firebaugh when he was Majority Leader, and as District Director for then-Speaker of the Assembly, Fabian Nuñez, before serving as Communications Director for then-Assembly Member, Kevin De León.


 The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for Board of Equalization

Candidate for Board of Equalization, District 2


Malia CohenMalia Cohen

https://maliacohenforboe.nationbuilder.com/

San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen is running for the state Board of Equalization to put the interests of the people before those of special interests on the Board of Equalization. She serves as Chair of the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee, which oversees appropriation ordinances and measures concerning bond issues, taxes, fees, and other revenue measures, redevelopment, and real estate. She also serves as the President of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS), which manages a $20 billion pension fund. In this role, she has led efforts to divest from fossil fuels and thermal coal investments, and moved $100 million into a fossil fuel-free index fund.  


 The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for California State Treasurer

Candidate for Controller


 Betty Yeebetty headshot 500x500

https://bettyyee.com/

For a Working Economy: As California’s chief fiscal officer, Betty believes the state’s sustained economic health rests on the financial health of every Californian. It is unacceptable that California, a prominent global economy, is home to high rates of poverty and leaving too many communities behind. Betty’s service and leadership is dedicated to achieving a working economy — one that creates good-paying and lasting jobs, one in which workers can thrive, and one that can provide opportunities for all.


The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

2018 Candidates for Lt. Governor

California Democratic Party positions on Statewide Ballot Propositions


Proposition 1 (Support)

Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs. Legislative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 2 (Support)

Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness. Legislative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 3 (No position)

Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute. (PDF).

Proposition 4 (Support)

Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 5 (Oppose)

Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 6 (Oppose)

(17-0033.)Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding. Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Approved by The Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. (PDF)

Proposition 7 (Support)

Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute. (PDF)

Proposition 8 (Support)

Regulates Amounts Outpatient Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 9 (Removed by court order)

On July 18, 2018, Proposition 9 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court. (PDF)

Proposition 10 (Support)

Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 11 (Oppose)

Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks. Eliminates Certain Employer Liability. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 12 (Support)

Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Noncomplying Products. Initiative Statute.

 


Candidates for Reelection to the California State Legislature


Jim Woodjimwood portrait

http://www.jim-wood.com/

Assemblymember Jim Wood was reelected to represent the 2nd Assembly District in November 2016—a district that includes all of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties, as well as northern and coastal Sonoma County.

 


Mike McGuire Mike McGuire

https://www.senatormikemcguire.com/

Mike is a third-generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century. He and his wife Erika, a local elementary school principal, live in Healdsburg. Good jobs, strong schools, affordable health care, better and safer roads, a pristine coast and a strong rainy day fund – that’s a lot – but these are the issues that Senator Mike McGuire is relentlessly focused on every day.


 

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.