2018 Elections

California Gubernatorial Election 2018


  • David Asem, attorney
  • Michael Bracamontes, attorney
  • Ted Crisell, perennial candidate
  • Harmesh Kumar, psychologist and perennial candidate
  • Klement Tinaj , Actor, martial artist, producer
Name Born Current or previous positions Announced
31-Jul-62 California State Treasurer since 2015 17-May-16
 John Chiang (age 55) Member of the State Board of Equalization (1997–2007)
New York, New York California State Controller (2007–15) (Website)
20-Aug-47 California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (1995–2003) 1-Nov-16
 Delaine Eastin (age 70) Member of the California State Assembly (1986–94)    (Website)
San Diego, California
10-Oct-67 Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011 11-Feb-15
 Gavin Newsome (age 49) Mayor of San Francisco (2004–11)
San Francisco, California Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (1997–2004)   (Website)
23-Jan-53 Mayor of Los Angeles (2005–13) 10-Nov-16
 Antonio Villaraigoso (age 64) Member of the Los Angeles City Council (2003–05)  (Website)
Los Angeles, California Member of the California State Assembly (1994–2000)

2016 Ballot Propositions

Proposition 51
School Bonds. Funding For K-12 School and Community College Facilities.
Propostion 61
Imposes price controls on state drug purchases
No Position
Propostion 62
Replaces the death penalty with life in prison
Propostion 63
Imposes new gun-control restrictions
No Position
Propostion 64
Legalizes recreational use of marijuana
Propostion 65
Redirects revenue arising from state ban on plastic bags (see Proposition 67)
Propostion 66
Speeds up the death penalty process
Propostion 67
Referendum to uphold or repeal a law restricting single-use carryout bags
Proposition 52
Locks in a quality assurance fee on hospitals
Proposition 53
Requires public vote on revenue bonds of more than $2 billion
Propostion 54
Prohibits votes on bills not in print for three days
Propostion 55
Extends a temporary income tax increase on wealthy filers
Propostion 56
Increases the state tax on cigarettes by $2 to $2.87
Propostion 57
Changes parole rules for some nonviolent offenders
Propostion 58
Restores some bilingual education programs
Propostion 59
Questions voters on “Citizens United” ruling
Propostion 60
Requires condoms for adult film actors
No Position

April 10, 2015 For Immediate Release

UFCW Western States Council Endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

SACRAMENTO — The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council today announced its endorsement of Kamala Harris for United States Senate. “As Attorney General, Kamala Harris has been a consistent advocate for working families and a champion for consumer protection,” said Mickey Kasparian, President of UFCW Western States Council. “As California’s next U.S. Senator, Kamala Harris will fight to expand our nation’s middle class and carry on the proud legacy of Senator Barbara Boxer.”

The United Food and Commercial Workers Western States Council is the regional coordinating body of 11 UFCW local unions representing over 200,000 workers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The Council is a part of the 1.2 million member strong UFCW International Union.