The Candidates

as endorsed by the California Democratic Party

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Alex Padilla

U.S. Senator

Be sure to vote for Mr. Padilla in both the "Regular" and "Special" election categories. We want to vote for him to finish his term as Kamala Harris's replacement AND for his own term.

Gavin Newsom

Governor

Mr. Newsom is the current Governor of California, running for his second term.

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Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor

Mrs. Kounalakis is the current Lieutenant Governor of California, running for her second term.

Dr. Shirley Weber

Secretary of State

Dr. Weber is the current California Secretary of State. She is running for her second term.

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Malia Cohen

Controller

Ms. Cohen is the current Chair of the California Board of Equalization from the 2nd District. She is running to become California's first Black female Controller.

Fiona Ma

Treasurer

Ms. Ma is the current California Treasurer. She is running for her second term.

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Rob Bonta

Attorney General

Mr. Bonta is the current Attorney General of California, and the first Filipino-American to hold that office.

Ricardo Lara

Insurance Commissioner

Mr. Lara is the current Insurance Commissioner for the state of California, and is running for his second term.

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Tony Thurmond

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mr. Thurmond is the current California State Superintendent. He is running for his second term.

Braden Murphy

Board of Equalization - 1st District

Mr. Murphy is a progressive candidate running for the Board of Equalization in the 1st District.

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Marisa Wood

House of Representatives - 20th District

Ms. Wood is a public school teacher running to unseat Kevin McCarthy in the California 20th.

Susanne Gundy

State Senate - 12th District

Ms. Gundy is a Tulare County Democrat running against Republican Shannon Grove.

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