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2018 California elections

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California state elections in 2018 were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with the primary elections being held on June 5, 2018. Voters elected one member to the United States Senate, 53 members to the United States House of Representatives, all eight state constitutional offices, all four members to the Board of Equalization, 20 members to the California State Senate, and all 80 members to the California State Assembly, among other elected offices.

Pursuant to Proposition 14 passed in 2010, California uses a nonpartisan blanket primary. All the candidates for the same elected office, regardless of respective political party, run against each other at once during the primary. The candidates receiving the most and second-most votes in the primary election then become the contestants in the general election.


Vote by mail ballots being counted in Santa Clara County.


Incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein won re-election.

United States Senate election in California, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 2,947,035 44.2
Democratic Kevin de León 805,446 12.1
Republican James P. Bradley 556,252 8.3
Republican Arun K. Bhumitra 350,815 5.3
Republican Paul A. Taylor 323,533 4.9
Republican Erin Cruz 267,494 4.0
Republican Tom Palzer 205,183 3.1
Democratic Alison Hartson 147,061 2.2
Republican Rocky De La Fuente 135,278 2.0
Democratic Pat Harris 126,947 1.9
Republican John "Jack" Crew 93,806 1.4
Republican Patrick Little 89,867 1.3
Republican Kevin Mottus 87,646 1.3
Republican Jerry Joseph Laws 67,140 1.0
Libertarian Derrick Michael Reid 59,999 0.9
Democratic Adrienne Nicole Edwards 56,172 0.8
Democratic Douglas Howard Pierce 42,671 0.6
Republican Mario Nabliba 39,209 0.6
Democratic David Hildebrand 30,305 0.5
Democratic Donnie O. Turner 30,101 0.5
Democratic Herbert G. Peters 27,468 0.4
No party preference David Moore 24,614 0.4
No party preference Ling Ling Shi 23,506 0.4
Peace and Freedom John Thompson Parker 22,825 0.3
No party preference Lee Olson 20,393 0.3
Democratic Gerald Plummer 18,234 0.3
No party preference Jason M. Hanania 18,171 0.3
No party preference Don J. Grundmann 15,125 0.2
No party preference Colleen Shea Fernald 13,536 0.2
No party preference Rash Bihari Ghosh 12,557 0.2
No party preference Tim Gildersleeve 8,482 0.1
No party preference Michael Fahmy Girgis 2,986 0.0
Green Michael V. Ziesing (write-in) 842 0.0
No party preference Ursula M. Schilling (write-in) 17 0.0
Democratic Seelam Prabhakar Reddy (write-in) 4 0.0
Total votes 6,697,720 100.00
General election
Democratic Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) 6,019,422 54.2
Democratic Kevin de León 5,093,942 45.8
Total votes 11,113,364 100.0
Democratic hold

House of Representatives

Statewide constitutional offices


Incumbent Democrat Jerry Brown was term-limited and was succeeded by Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.

2018 California gubernatorial election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom 2,343,792 33.7
Republican John H. Cox 1,766,488 25.4
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa 926,394 13.3
Republican Travis Allen 658,798 9.5
Democratic John Chiang 655,920 9.4
Democratic Delaine Eastin 234,869 3.4
Democratic Amanda Renteria 93,446 1.3
Republican Robert C. Newman II 44,674 0.6
Democratic Michael Shellenberger 31,692 0.6
Republican Peter Y. Liu 27,336 0.4
Republican Yvonne Girard 21,840 0.3
Peace and Freedom Gloria Estela La Riva 19,075 0.3
Democratic J. Bribiesca 17,586 0.3
Green Josh Jones 16,131 0.2
Libertarian Zoltan Istvan 14,462 0.2
Democratic Albert Caesar Mezzetti 12,026 0.2
Libertarian Nickolas Wildstar 11,566 0.2
Democratic Robert Davidson Griffis 11,103 0.2
Democratic Akinyemi Agbede 9,380 0.1
Democratic Thomas Jefferson Cares 8,937 0.1
Green Christopher N. Carlson 7,302 0.1
Democratic Klement Tinaj 5,368 0.1
No party preference Hakan "Hawk" Mikado 5,346 0.1
No party preference Johnny Wattenburg 4,973 0.1
No party preference Desmond Silveira 4,633 0.1
No party preference Shubham Goel 4,020 0.1
No party preference Jeffrey Edward Taylor 3,973 0.1
Green Veronika Fimbres (write-in) 62 0.0
No party preference Arman Soltani (write-in) 32 0.0
No party preference Peter Crawford Valentino (write-in) 21 0.0
Republican K. Pearce (write-in) 8 0.0
No party preference Armando M. Arreola (write-in) 1 0.0
Total votes 6,961,254 100.0
General election
Democratic Gavin Newsom 7,721,410 61.9
Republican John H. Cox 4,742,825 38.1
Total votes 12,464,235 100.0
Democratic hold

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom was term-limited and was succeeded by the Democratic former United States Ambassador to Hungary Eleni Kounalakis.

California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eleni Kounalakis 1,587,940 24.2
Democratic Ed Hernandez 1,347,442 20.6
Republican Cole Harris 1,144,003 17.5
Democratic Jeff Bleich 648,045 9.9
Republican David Fennell 515,956 7.9
Republican Lydia Ortega 419,512 6.4
Republican David R. Hernandez 404,982 6.2
No party preference Gayle McLaughlin 263,364 4.0
Libertarian Tim Ferreira 99,949 1.5
Democratic Cameron Gharabiklou 78,267 1.2
No party preference Danny Thomas 44,121 0.7
No party preference Marjan S. Fariba (write-in) 18 0.0
Total votes 6,553,599 100.0
General election
Democratic Eleni Kounalakis 5,914,068 56.6
Democratic Ed Hernandez 4,543,863 43.4
Total votes 10,457,931 100.0
Democratic hold

Attorney General

Incumbent Democrat Xavier Becerra won his first election after his appointment and confirmation to the office on January 24, 2017.

2018 California Attorney General election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 3,024,611 45.8
Republican Steven C. Bailey 1,615,859 24.5
Democratic Dave Jones 1,017,427 15.4
Republican Eric Early 943,071 14.3
Total votes 6,600,968 100.0
General election
Democratic Xavier Becerra (incumbent) 7,790,743 63.6
Republican Steven K. Bailey 4,465,587 36.4
Total votes 12,256,330 100.0
Democratic hold

Secretary of State

Incumbent Democrat Alex Padilla won re-election.

California Secretary of State election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alex Padilla (incumbent) 3,475,633 52.6
Republican Mark P. Meuser 2,047,903 31.0
Democratic Ruben Major 355,036 5.4
Republican Raul Rodriguez Jr. 330,460 5.0
Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 155,879 2.4
Green Michael Feinstein 136,725 2.1
Peace and Freedom C.T. Weber 61,375 0.9
Green Erik Rydberg 48,705 0.7
Total votes 6,611,716 100.0
General election
Democratic Alex Padilla (incumbent) 7,909,521 64.5
Republican Mark P. Meuser 4,362,545 35.5
Total votes 12,272,066 100.0
Democratic hold


Incumbent Democrat John Chiang left office to run for governor and was succeeded by Democratic State Board of Equalization member Fiona Ma.

2018 California State Treasurer election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fiona Ma 2,900,606 44.5
Republican Greg Conlon 1,357,635 20.8
Republican Jack M. Guerrero 1,257,315 19.3
Democratic Vivek Viswanathan 848,026 13.0
Peace and Freedom Kevin Akin 148,282 2.3
Total votes 6,511,864 100.0
General election
Democratic Fiona Ma 7,825,587 64.1
Republican Greg Conlon 4,367,816 35.9
Total votes 12,202,403 100.0
Democratic hold


Incumbent Democrat Betty Yee won re-election.

California State Controller election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betty Yee (incumbent) 4,033,197 62.1
Republican Konstantinos Roditis 2,200,926 33.9
Peace and Freedom Mary Lou Finley 261,876 4.0
Total votes 6,495,999 100.0
General election
Democratic Betty Yee (incumbent) 8,013,067 65.5
Republican Konstantinos Roditis 4,229,480 34.5
Total votes 12,242,547 100.0
Democratic hold

Insurance Commissioner

Incumbent Democrat Dave Jones was term-limited and was succeeded by Democratic state senator Ricardo Lara.

California Insurance Commissioner election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
No party preference Steve Poizner 2,569,254 41.0
Democratic Ricardo Lara 2,538,478 40.5
Democratic Asif Mahmood 846,023 13.5
Peace and Freedom Nathalie Hrizi 316,149 5.0
Total votes 6,269,904 100.0
General election
Democratic Ricardo Lara 6,186,039 52.9
No party preference Steve Poizner 5,515,293 47.1
Total votes 11,701,332 100.0
Democratic hold

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent Tom Torlakson was term-limited and was succeeded by Democratic state assemblymember Tony Thurmond.

California Superintendent of Public Instruction primary, 2018
Candidate Votes %
Marshall Tuck 2,223,784 37.0
Tony Thurmond 2,136,919 35.6
Lily Ploski 984,932 16.4
Steven Ireland 658,786 11.0
Douglas I. Vigil (write-in) 83 0.0
Thomas L. Williams (write-in) 66 0.0
Total votes 6,004,570 100.0
California Superintendent of Public Instruction general election, 2018
Candidate Votes %
Tony Thurmond 5,385,912 50.9
Marshall Tuck 5,198,738 49.1
Total votes 10,584,650 100.0

Board of Equalization

District 1

Incumbent Republican George Runner was term-limited and was succeeded by Republican state senator Ted Gaines.

California's 1st Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Hallinan 606,159 39.4
Republican Ted Gaines 500,879 32.6
Republican Connie Conway 283,477 18.4
Republican David Evans 147,473 9.6
Total votes 1,537,988 100.0
General election
Republican Ted Gaines 1,436,547 51.4
Democratic Tom Hallinan 1,355,782 48.6
Total votes 2,792,329 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

Incumbent Democrat Fiona Ma left office to run for state treasurer and was succeeded by Democratic San Francisco supervisor Malia Cohen.

California's 2nd Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Malia Cohen 723,355 38.7
Republican Mark Burns 502,143 26.9
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 480,887 25.7
Democratic Barry Chang 163,102 8.7
Total votes 1,869,487 100.0
General election
Democratic Malia Cohen 2,482,171 72.8
Republican Mark Burns 927,949 27.2
Total votes 3,410,120 100.0
Democratic hold

District 3

Incumbent Democrat Jerome Horton was term-limited and was succeeded by Democratic Santa Monica city councilmember Tony Vazquez.

California's 3rd Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. Rick Marshall 335,570 26.4
Democratic Tony Vazquez 255,988 20.2
Democratic Cheryl C. Turner 214,916 16.9
Democratic Scott Svonkin 170,254 13.4
Democratic Nancy Pearlman 160,105 12.6
Democratic Doug Kriegel 44,962 3.5
Democratic Ben Pak 44,588 3.5
No party preference Micheál "Me-Haul" O'Leary 43,084 3.4
Total votes 1,269,467 100.0
General election
Democratic Tony Vazquez 1,895,972 69.2
Republican G. Rick Marshall 815,829 30.1
Total votes 2,711,801 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4

Incumbent Republican Diane Harkey left office to run for the United States House of Representatives and was succeeded by Democratic former San Diego city councilmember and perennial candidate Mike Schaefer.

California's 4th Board of Equalization district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joel Anderson 492,122 31.2
Democratic Mike Schaefer 269,044 17.0
Republican John F. Kelly 263,294 16.7
Democratic David Dodson 234,534 14.9
Democratic Ken Lopez-Maddox 228,811 14.5
Republican Jim Stieringer 58,642 3.7
Republican Nader F. Shahatit 32,105 2.0
Total votes 1,578,552 100.0
General election
Democratic Mike Schaefer 1,559,373 52.2
Republican Joel Anderson 1,427,566 47.8
Total votes 2,986,939 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

State Legislature

State Senate

State Assembly

Statewide ballot propositions

June primary election

Since the passage of a law in November 2011, state primary elections may only feature propositions placed on the ballot by the state legislature.[1]

  • Proposition 68 - Passed
    A $4 billion bond measure to fund various parks, natural resources protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection projects. Proponents argued that these projects will ensure and protect water resources, even during times of droughts. Opponents worried about adding more bonds to California's already existing debt.[2]
  • Proposition 69 - Passed
    A state constitution amendment that mandates that revenues generated by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 can only be used for transportation purposes. Proponents argued that this will prevent the state legislature from redirecting these funds to non-transportation programs. Opponents argued that this will not fix or build new roads, nor would it protect gas tax revenues.[3]
  • Proposition 70 - Failed
    A state constitution amendment that would have required that revenue from cap and trade programs be collected in a special fund starting in 2024. The state legislature would then need a two-thirds majority vote to spend this money. Proponents argued that this will ensure that the state legislature will spend these funds wisely on high priority projects. Opponents argued that this will empower anti-environmental special interest groups because a two-thirds majority vote requirement will lead to more legislative gridlock.[4]
  • Proposition 71 - Passed
    A state constitution amendment to move the effective date of passed ballot measures from the day after the election to the fifth day after the Secretary of State certifies the results. Proponents wanted to make sure that future election results are officially certified before ballot measures go into effect. Opponents worried that this will prevent future ballot measures from retroactively taking effect, because there may be a scenario where a voter-approved ballot measure may need to be enforced as soon as possible.[5]
  • Proposition 72 - Passed
    A state constitution amendment to exclude rainwater capture systems completed on or after January 1, 2019 from property tax assessments. Proponents wanted more homeowners to install these systems to help conserve water, and not get taxed on them. There was no opposing argument submitted to the Secretary of State.[6]

November general election

  • Proposition 1 – Passed
    Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. This mandatory proposition, placed by the state legislature and the Governor, will authorize $4 billion in bonds to fund various veterans' home loans and affordable housing programs.[7][8] Supporters want such affordable housing, while opponents argue that there are better alternative solutions.[9]
  • Proposition 2 – Passed
    No Place Like Home Act of 2018. This mandatory proposition, placed by the state legislature and the Governor, will allow revenue generated by 2004's Proposition 63, the 1 percent tax on incomes above $1 million, be used for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing.[8] Supporters say that this will help people get off the street, while opponents argue that diverting Prop. 63 revenue from the state's public mental health system may actually increase the homelessness.[9]
  • Proposition 3
    Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage. Initiative Statute. Authorizes $8.877 billion in bonds to fund such infrastructure projects.[8] Supporters favor funding such water projects, while opponents argue that it is not worth adding more bond debt if it is not going to produce new, usable water.[9]
  • Proposition 4 – Passed
    Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds to funding construction at various hospitals providing children’s health care. Initiative Statute. Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds to fund grants for construction and improvements at various children's hospitals.[8] supporters favor such new hospital projects, while opponents would rather look for better ways to improve the state's overall health care system.[9]
  • Proposition 5 – Failed
    Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Will amend 1978's Proposition 13 by allowing homeowners who are over 55 years old or severely disabled to transfer their property tax base from their old home to their new one, regardless of the new residence's property value, location, or their previous transfers.[8] Supporters want to make it easier for seniors and the severely disabled when they move to a new residence, while opponents worry that public programs and services could be cut as a result of the potential loss of up to $1 billion of tax revenue.[9]
  • Proposition 6Failed[10]
    Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for those Purposes. Requires any Measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Repeals the fuel tax increases and vehicle fees under the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. Any future increases would then require a mandatory proposition placed on the ballot.[8] Supporters feel that the fuel taxes and vehicle fees are unfairly regressive, while opponents worry about the safety of roads and bridges if they do not get properly maintained.[9]
  • Proposition 7Passed[11]
    Daylight Savings Time. This mandatory proposition, placed by the state legislature and the Governor, will repeal 1949's Proposition 12, allowing the state legislature to enact permanent daylight saving time, subject to approval by the U.S. Congress.[8] Supporters cite the public health and safety drawbacks of the biannual time changes, while opponents say that it is not worth it having people, especially school children, having to walk in the dark in the morning during the winter months.[9]
  • Proposition 8 – Failed[12]
    Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. Among other requirements, mandates that kidney dialysis clinics issue refunds to their patients if their revenue exceeds 115 percent of their costs of direct patient care and health care quality improvements.[8] Supporters want to protect patients from higher fees and from being overcharged, while opponents worry that these stricter requirements will force the closure of many of these clinics.[9]
  • Proposition 9 - Removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court
    Division of California into Three States. Initiative Statute. Also known as the Cal 3 measure, this would have divided California into three U.S. states, subject to approval by the U.S. Congress.[8] It was removed from the ballot by the California Supreme Court on July 18, 2018, for further legal review.[13] In September, the court affirmed their removal of the measure along with banning any such measure to be on the ballot in the future.
  • Proposition 10 – Failed[14]
    Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. Repeals the Costa–Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995, lifting its limits on municipal rent control ordinances.[8] Supporters argue that more local control will preserve affordable rents, while opponents worry that this will increase the local bureaucracy by allowing them to also regulate single-family homes and to also potentially add fees on top of the rents.[9]
  • Proposition 11 – Passed[15]
    Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute. Among other requirements, would require private-sector emergency ambulance employees to remain on call during breaks, be trained in certain emergency situations, and receive paid mental health services from their employers.[8] Supporters argue that these changes will help save lives during disasters and emergencies. There was no opposing argument submitted to the Secretary of State.[9]
  • Proposition 12Passed[16]
    Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute. Requires meats and eggs be produced from farm animals that are confined in areas greater than a specific amount of space. Any eggs and uncooked meat from animals not housed under these requirements would then be banned from being sold in the state.[8] Supporters hope that this will help further stop animal cruelty on these farms. Opponents state that this legalizes cages until at least 2022, and claim some of the specific space regulations (such as only allowing a single square foot of space per hen) are not exactly animal-friendly.[9]


  1. ^ Siders, David (October 8, 2011). "Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill restricting ballot initiative to November elections". Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on February 12, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  2. ^ "Proposition 68". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State.
  3. ^ "Proposition 69". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State.
  4. ^ "Proposition 70". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State.
  5. ^ "Proposition 71". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State.
  6. ^ "Proposition 72". June 5, 2018 Primary Election Official Voter Information Guide. California Secretary of State.
  7. ^ "California lawmakers reach deal on affordable housing bond". Los Angeles Times. August 28, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Qualified Statewide Ballot Measures". Secretary of State of California. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "California General Election, November 6, 2018 Official Voter Information Guide" (PDF). California Secretary of State. pp. 5–10. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "California voters reject move backed by top Republicans to repeal state gas tax increase". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  11. ^ "California voters approve year-round daylight saving measure". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  12. ^ "California voters reject ballot measure to cap dialysis company profits". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  13. ^ Egelko, Bob (July 18, 2018). "Splitting up California: State Supreme Court takes initiative off ballot". San Francisco Chronicle.
  14. ^ "Voters reject Proposition 10, halting effort to expand rent control across the state". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Voters approve Proposition 11 to require ambulance crews to stay on call through breaks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  16. ^ "California voters approve new cage-free egg requirements". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

External links

Official Board of Equalization District 1 campaign websites
Official Board of Equalization District 2 campaign websites
Official Board of Equalization District 3 campaign websites
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