November 4, 2014 California General Election

State and Legislative Candidates



Candidate statements will be posted the week of August 11

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Office Incumbent Party Preference Candidate Statement Ballot Designation


Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown

X Dem   Governor of California

Neel Kashkari

  Rep   Businessman

Lieutenant Governor

Ron Nehring

  Rep   Small Businessman/Educator

Gavin Newsom

X Dem   Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State

Alex Padilla

  Dem   California State Senator

Pete Peterson

  Rep   Educator/Institute Director


Ashley Swearengin

  Rep   Mayor, City of Fresno

Betty T. Yee

  Dem   California State Board of Equalization Member


John Chiang

  Dem   California State Controller

Greg Conlon

  Rep   Businessman/CPA

Attorney General

Kamala D. Harris

X Dem   Attorney General of California

Ronald Gold

  Rep   California Attorney

Insurance Commissioner

Dave Jones

X Dem   Insurance Commissioner

Ted Gaines

  Rep   Independent Insurance Agent

Member, State Board of Equalization, 2nd District

Fiona Ma

  Dem   CPA/Taxpayer Representative

James E. Theis

  Rep   Organic Foods Manager

United States Representative, 18th District

Anna G. Eshoo

X Dem Yes Member of Congress

Richard Fox

  Rep Yes Pediatrician/Attorney

United States Representative, 20th District

Sam Farr

X Dem No United States Representative

Ronald Paul Kabat

  No Party Preference Yes Certified Public Accountant

Member of State Assembly, 29th District

Mark Stone

X Dem Yes Assemblymember

Palmer Kain

  Rep Yes Independent Insurance Agent

Member of State Assembly, 30th District

Mark Starritt

  Rep Yes Commercial Pilot/Builder

Luis Alejo

X Dem Yes Member of the State Assembly

Superintendent of Public Instruction (Nonpartisan)

Tom Torlakson

X     Educator/California Superintendent

Marshall Tuck

      Educator/Schools' Executive