California Resources

Population: 39,144,818 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 9, 2018.

Primary: June 5, 2018.

California (D+9) was once swingy, even Republican, but has turned left with the influx of Hispanics and the growth of traditionally liberal high-tech and environmental industries. Many of the Congressional districts were radically changed in the re-apportionment in 2011, which was done by an independent commission. As of 2010, California is 44% White, 33% Hispanic, 14% Asian and 6% Black.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 55. Since 1992, California has been a reliably Democratic state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Dianne Feinstein

Senator class 1: Dianne Fein­stein (D)
Committees: Intelligence, Rules, Appropriations, Judiciary (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Dianne Fein­stein
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 9, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Dianne Fein­stein (b.1933) is a former Mayor of San Francisco, and has been in the Senate since winning a special election in 1992.

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Kamala Harris

Senator class 3: Kamala Harris (D)
Committees: Homeland Security, Intelligence, Environment, Budget.

Democratic nominee: Kamala Harris
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
State Attorney General Kamala Harris (b.1964) defeated another Democat in 2016, with 62%.

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Representatives: 53 Representatives; 39 Democrats and 14 Republicans. In Cali­fornia, all candidates, regardless of affiliation, run on the same ballot in June and the top two proceed to November.

Doug LaMalfa

District 1
Representative: Doug LaMalfa (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Doug LaMalfa

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+10) cover the northeastern parts of the state, including Redding and Yreka and the Mt Shasta-region. It is 80% White and 10% Hispanic. Rice farmer and State Senator Doug LaMalfa (b.1960) was first elected in 2012. He took 59% in 2016.

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Jared Huffman

District 2
Representative: Jared Huffman (D)
Committees: Natural Resources, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Jared Huffman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+20) covers the northern coastal regions, from the Golden Gate bridge to the Oregon border. It is 75% White and 15% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Jared Huffman (b.1964) was first elected in 2012 and took 77% in 2016.

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John Garamendi

District 3
Representative: John Garamendi (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: John Gara­mendi
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, June 13, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+3) covers the areas north and west of Sacramento and is 55% White, 25% Hispanic and 10% Asian. Former Insurance Supervisor and Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi (b.1945) first won election in 2009 and was reelected with 59% in 2016.

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Tom McClintock

District 4
Representative: Tom McClintock (R)
Committees: Budget, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Tom McClintock

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+10) covers much of the central areas of the state, including Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Sierra Forest. It is 80% White and 10% Hispanic. Former State Representative Tom McClintock (b.1956) was first elected in 2008 and took 63% in 2016.

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Mike Thompson

District 5
Representative: Mike Thompson (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Mike Thompson
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+19) contains the famous wine district north of San Francisco. It is 60% White, 20% Hispanic and 10% Asian. Wine farmer and State Senator Mike Thompson (b.1951) was first elected in 1998 and took 77% in 2016.

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Doris Matsui

District 6
Representative: Doris Matsui (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Doris Matsui
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+18) contains parts of Sacramento and is 40% White, 10% Black, 25% Hispanic and 15% Asian. Lobbyist Doris Matsui (b.1944) won a special election upon the death of her Congressman husband in 2005 and won 75% in 2016.

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Ami Bera

District 7
Representative: Ami Bera (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Science.

Democratic nominee: Ami Bera
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+0) contains parts of Sacramento and is 60% White, 7% Black, 15% Hispanic and 15% Asian. Physician Ami Bera took the seat from a Republican Congressman on the second attempt in 2012. He has had close elections ever since and got 51% in 2016.

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Paul Cook

District 8
Representative: Paul Cook (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Paul Cook

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+10) runs from Mono Lake down to Joshua Tree National Park, and includes Death Valley. It is 56% White, 7% Black and 30% Hispanic. Teacher and State Representative Paul Cook (b.1943) won the district in 2012 and got 62% in 2016.

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Jerry McNerney

District 9
Representative: Jerry McNerney (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Science.

Democratic nominee: Jerry McNerney
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+6) covers central areas, especially around Stockton, east of San Francisco. It is 43% White, 8% Black, 33% Hispanic and 14% Asian. Mathematician and engineer Jerry McNerney (b.1951) first won election in 2006 and took 57% in 2016.

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Jeff Denham

District 10
Representative: Jeff Denham (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Transportation, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jeff Denham

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+1) covers central areas around Modesto, to the south east of San Francisco. It is 50% White and 35% Hispanic. Veteran and State Senator Jeff Denham (b.1967) was first elected in 2010 and won 52% in 2014.

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Mark DeSaulnier

District 11
Representative: Mark DeSaulnier (D)
Committees: Education, Transportation, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Mark DeSaulnier
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+17) contains the suburbs north and east of San Francisco and is 50% White, 10% Black, 20% Hispanic and 15% Asian. Businessman and State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (b.1952) held the seat for the Dems in 2014 and won 72% in 2016. DeSaulnier has been diagnosed with a mild form of Leukemia.

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Nancy Pelosi

District 12
Representative: Nancy Pelosi (D)
Committees: None.

Democratic nominee: Nancy Pelosi
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+34) lies inside San Francisco’s city limits and is 45% White, 15% Hispanic and 30% Asian. Minority Leader and former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (b.1940) was first elected in a special election in 1987 and won 81% in 2016.

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Barbara Lee

District 13
Representative: Barbara Lee (D)
Committees: Appropriations, Budget.

Democratic nominee: Bar­bara Lee
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+37) covers coastal areas east of San Francisco Bay and is 37% White, 19% Black, 18% Hispanic and 22% Asian. State Senator Barbara Lee (b.1946) won a special election in 1998 and took 91% in 2016.

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Jackie Speier

District 14
Representative: Jackie Speier (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Jackie Speier
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+23) contains parts of San Francisco, plus southern suburbs. It is 40% White, 22% Hispanic and 32% Asian. Lawyer and State Senator Jackie Speier (b.1950) first won a special election in 2008 and took 81% in 2016.

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Eric Swalwell

District 15
Representative: Eric Swalwell (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Eric Swal­well
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+16) covers areas west of San Jose, including parts of Silicon Valley. It is 40% White, 20% Hispanic and 30% Asian. Lawyer Eric Swalwell (b.1980) defeated an incumbent Demo­cra­t in 2012 and took 74% in 2016.

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Jim Costa

District 16
Representative: Jim Costa (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: Jim Costa
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, June 13, 2016:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+7) covers southern, central parts of the state, including most of Fresno and Merced. It is 30% White and 50% Hispanic. Centrist farmer and State Senator Jim Costa (b.1952) was first elected in 2004, and won 58% in 2016.

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Ro Khanna

District 17
Representative: Ro Khanna (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Budget.

Democratic nomineeRo Khanna
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+20) contains the southern parts of San Francisco Bay, the northern parts of San Jose and much of Silicon Valley. It is 30% White, 15% Hispanic and 50% Asian. Lawyer and former US Commerce Dept. official Ro Khanna (b.1976) defeated a Democratic incumbent on the second attempt in 2016, with 61%.

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Anna Eshoo

District 18
Representative: Anna Eshoo (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Anna Eshoo
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+18) covers southern suburbs of San Francisco. It is 60% White, 15% Hispanic and 20% Asian. County Supervisor Anna Eshoo (b.1942) was first elected in 1992 and took 71% in 2016.

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Zoe Lofgren

District 19
Representative: Zoe Lof­gren (D)
Committees: Science, Administration, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Zoe Lof­gren
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+19) covers most of San Jose and is 30% White, 37% Hispanic and 27% Asian. Lawyer and County Supervisor Zoe Lof­gren (b.1947) was first elected in 1994 and won 74% in 2016.

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Jimmy Panetta

District 20
Representative: Jimmy Panetta (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: Jimmy Panetta
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+20) covers the coastal areas south of San Francisco and is 45% White, 44% Hispanic and 6% Asian. The Democrats held the seat with Assistant County Attorney Jimmy Panetta (b.1969), who is the son of former Congressman, Presidential Chief of Staff and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. He won 71% in 2016.

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David Valadao

District 21
Representative: David Valadao (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: David Valadao

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+2) covers southern, central parts, including Bakersfield. It is 25% White and 65% Hispanic. Dairy owner and State Representative David Valadao (b.1977) was first elected in 2012, and won 57% in 2016.

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Devin Nunes

District 22
Representative: Devin Nunes (R)
Committees: Intelligence (Chair), Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Devin Nunes

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+10) covers south central California, including Clovis and Tulare. It is 50% White and 40% Hispanic. Agriculture economist Devin Nunes (b.1973) was first elected in 2002 and took 68% in 2016.

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Kevin McCarthy

District 23
Representative: Kevin McCarthy (R)
Committees: None.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kevin McCarthy

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+16) The district covers parts of Bakersfield and southern parts of Central Valley. It is 55% White and 30% Hispanic. State Representative Kevin McCarthy (b.1965) was first elected in 2006 and won 69% in 2016. He is currently the House Majority Leader.

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Salud Carbajal

District 24
Representative: Salud Carbajal (D)
Committees: Armed Services, Budget.

Democratic nomineeSalud Carbajal
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+4) follows the coast south of the 20th and contains all of Santa Barbara County. It is 62% White and 29% Hispanic. Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal (b.1964) held the seat in 2016 with 53%.

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Steve Knight

District 25
Representative: Steve Knight (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Science, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Steve Knight

Rating, Sep 3, 2016:
Lean GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+3) lies in southern California and contains areas north and east of Los Angeles. It is 50% White, 30% Hispanic, 10% Black and 10% Asian. Police officer and State Senator Steve Knight (b.1966) was first elected in 2014 and won 53% in 2016.

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Julia Brownley

District 26
Representative: Julia Brownley (D)
Committees: Transportation, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Julia Brownley
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely Dem.

Status, May 15, 2016:
The district (D+4) covers the coast south of the 24th, including Thousand Oaks. It is 50% White and 40% Hispanic. State Representative Julia Brownley (b.1952) won the seat in 2012 and took 60% in 2016.

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Judy Chu

District 27
Representative: Judy Chu (D)
Committees: Ways and Means, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Judy Chu
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+11) contains northern suburbs of Los Angeles and is 30% White, 25% Hispanic and 40% Asian. State Senator Judy Chu (b.1953) won a special election in 2009 and took 67% in 2016.

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Adam Schiff

District 28
Representative: Adam Schiff (D)
C
ommittees: Intelligence (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Adam Schiff
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+20) contains parts of central Los Angeles and some northern suburbs. It is 60% White and 25% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Senator Adam Schiff (b.1960) was first elected in 2000 and took 78% in 2016.

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Tony Cardenas

District 29
Representative: Tony Cardenas (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Tony Car­denas
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, June 17, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+25) covers central and northern parts of Los Angeles and is 20% White and 65% Hispanic. LA City Councilman Tony Cardenas (b.1963) was first elected in 2012 and took 75% in 2016.

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Brad Sherman

District 30
Representative: Brad Sherman (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Brad Sherman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+14) covers areas north and west of Los Angeles and is 55% White, 24% Hispanic and 12% Asian. Lawyer Brad Sherman (b.1954) was first elected in 1996 and won 73% in 2016.

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Pete Aguilar

District 31
Representative: Pete Aguilar (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Pete Aguilar
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district covers part of San Bernardino County and is 34% White, 11% Black, 44% Hispanic and 8% Asian. Mayor Pete Aguilar (b.1979) won it in 2014 and got 56% in 2016.

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Grace Napolitano

District 32
Representative: Grace Napolitano (D)
Committees: Natural Resources, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Grace Napo­li­tano
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, July 2, 2016:
The district (D+13) contains eastern parts of Los Angeles and is 20% White, 60% Hispanic and 10% Asian. State Representative Grace Napolitano (b.1936) first won election in 1998 and took 62% in 2016.

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Ted Lieu

District 33
Representative: Ted Lieu (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Ted Lieu
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+11) contains northwestern parts of Los Angeles, including Beverly Hills. It is 70% White, 10% Hispanic and 13% Asian. Lawyer, veteran and State Senator Ted Lieu (b.1969) was first elected in 2014 and won 66% in 2016.

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Jimmy Gomez

District 34
Representative: Jimmy Gomez (D)
Committees: ?

Democratic nominee: Jimmy Gomez
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, June 7, 2017:
The district (D+30) includes Chinatown and central parts of Los Angeles. It is 10% White, 60% Hispanic and 20% Asian. Lawyer Xavier Becerra (b.1958) has represented Downtown LA since 1993. He took 77% in 2016, but was appointed the new Attorney General of California. State Rep. Jimmy Gomez won the special election with 60% against another Democrat.

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Norma Torres

District 35
Representative: Norma Torres (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: Norma Torres
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 15, 2016:
The district (D+15) contains areas east of Los Angeles and is 20% White and 65% Hispanic. State Senator Norma Torres (b.1965) held the seat in 2014 and won 72% in 2016.

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Raul Ruiz

District 36
Representative: Raul Ruiz (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Raul Ruiz
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+1) covers southeastern parts of the state, including Joshua Tree NP and the cities Indio and Palm Springs. It is 50% White and 40% Hispanic. Physician Raul Ruiz (b.1972) took the seat from a GOP Congresswoman in 2012 and won 62% in 2016.

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Karen Bass

District 37
Representative: Karen Bass (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Karen Bass
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+34) contains western parts of Los Angeles and is 27% White, 25% Black, 34% Hispanic and 11% Asian. Speaker of the State House, Karen Bass (b.1953) was first elected in 2010 and won 81% in 2016.

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Linda Sanchez

District 38
Representative: Linda Sanchez (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Linda San­chez
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+12) contains parts of southeastern Los Angeles and is 22% White, 57% Hispanic and 16% Asian. Lawyer Linda Sanchez (b.1969) was first elected in 2002 and won 70% in 2016.

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Ed Royce

District 39
Representative: Ed Royce (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs (Chair), Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ed Royce

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+4) covers eastern suburbs of LA and parts of Orange County. It is 37% White, 30% Hispanic and 30% Asian. Businessman and State Senator Ed Royce (b.1951) was first elected in 1992 and won 57% in 2016.

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Lucille Roybal-Allard

District 40
Representative: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Lucille Roybal-Allard
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+29) covers areas of eastern Los Angeles and is 7% White and 84% Hispanic. State Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (b.1941) first won here in 1992 and took 71% in 2016.

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Mark Takano

District 41
Representative: Mark Takano (D)
Committees: Education, Veterans, Science.

Democratic nominee: Mark Takano
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+9) contains eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, including Riverside. It is 30% White, 10% Black and 50% Hispanic. Teacher Mark Takano (b.1960) was first elected in 2012 and won 65% in 2016.

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Ken Calvert

District 42
Representative: Ken Calvert (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ken Cal­vert

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+9) contains southeastern suburbs of Los Angeles and is 50% White, 30% Hispanic and 10% Asian. Real estate manager Ken Calvert (b.1953) was first elected in 1993 and won 59% in 2016.

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Maxine Waters

District 43
Representative: Maxine Waters (D)
Committees: Financial Services (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Maxine Waters
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+26) covers south central parts of Los Angeles and is 18% White, 24% Black, 42% Hispanic and 14% Asian. State Representative Maxine Waters (b.1938) was first elected in 1990 and took 76% in 2016.

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Nanette Barragan

District 44
Representative: Nanette Barragan (D)
Committees: Homeland Security, Natural Resources.

Democratic nomineeNanette Barragan
Democratic nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+32) covers southwestern parts of Los Angeles and is 9% White, 18% Black and 65% Hispanic. Hermosa Beach Councilwoman and lawyer Nanette Barragan (b.1976), held the seat in 2016 with 52% against a fellow Democrat.

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Mimi Walters

District 45
Representative: Mimi Walters (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mimi Walters

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+7) covers parts of Orange County and is 58% White, 16% Hispanic and 21% Asian. State Senator Mimi Walters (b.1962) held the seat for the GOP in 2014 and won 59% in 2016.

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Lou Correa

District 46
Representative: Lou Correa (D)
Committees: Homeland Security, Veterans.

Democratic nomineeLou Correa
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+9) covers parts of Orange County, including Anaheim. It is 20% White, over 60% Hispanic and 15% Asian. Investor, real estate broker and State Senator Lou Correa (b.1958) held the seat in 2016, taking 70% against another Democrat.

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Alan Lowenthal

District 47
Representative: Alan Lowenthal (D)
Committees: Transportation, Natural Resources.

Democratic nominee: Alan Low­enthal
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+8) contains Long Beach and some of Orange County. It is 40% White, 30% Hispanic and 20% Asian. Professor Alan Lowenthal (b.1941) represented Long Beach in the State Legislature for years, before winning this seat in 2012. He won 64% in 2016.

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Dana Rohrabacher

District 48
Representative: Dana Rohrabacher (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Science.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dana Rohra­bacher

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+7) follows the coast south of Los Angeles and includes Huntington Beach. It is 60% White, 20% Hispanic and 20% Asian. Presidential speechwriter Dana Rohrabacher (b.1947) was first elected in 1988 and won 58% in 2016.

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Darrell Issa

District 49
Representative: Darrell Issa (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Dar­rell Issa

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+4) contains the coastal areas from the southern parts of Orange County down to San Diego. It is 65% White, 22% Hispanic and 8% Asian. Businessman Darrell Issa (b.1953) was first elected in 2000, but won just over 50% in 2016.

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Duncan Hunter

District 50
Representative: Duncan Hunter (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Education, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Duncan Hunter

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (R+13) covers areas east and north of San Diego and is 63% White and 26% Hispanic. Businessman and veteran Duncan Hunter (b.1976) took over this seat from his retiring father in the 2008 election and won 63% in 2016.

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Juan Vargas

District 51
Representative: Juan Vargas (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Juan Vargas
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+16) runs along the Mexican border all the way to Arizona, but expands in a northeasterly direction. It includes Chula Vista and El Centro. The district is 18% White and 64% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Senator Juan Vargas (b.1961) was first elected in 2012 and won 73% in 2016.

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Scott Peters

District 52
Representative: Scott Peters (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Scott Peters
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Likely Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+2) contains northern and western parts of San Diego. It is 65% White, 12% Hispanic and 18% Asian. Lawyer and Port Commissioner Scott Peters (b.1958) beat an incumbent Repub­lican in 2012 and won 57% in 2016.

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Susan Davis

District 53
Representative: Susan Davis (D)
Committees: Armed Forces, Education.

Democratic nominee: Susan Davis
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 15, 2016:
Safe Dem.

Status, Jan 9, 2017:
The district (D+10) contains central and eastern parts of San Diego County, including El Cajon. It is 50% White, 28% Hispanic and 14% Asian. State Representative Susan Davis (b.1944) was first elected in 2000 and won 67% in 2016.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: The first Monday after January 1.

The Governor of California and all other State Officers are term limited for life after 2 x 4 years in an Office. 

Jerry Brown

Governor: Jerry Brown (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Safe Dem.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Lawyer Jerry Brown (b.1938) served as Governor of California from 1975 until 1983 and was known as ‘Governor Moonbeam’ for his radicalism. He also ran for President in 1992. Brown showed himself to be a more moderate and responsible administrator when serving as the Mayor of Oakland from 1999 until 2007. He was elected State Attorney General in 2006 and Governor in 2010. He was re-elected with 60% in 2014, but is now term limited.

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Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
The Lieutenant Governor is nominated and elected separately in California. Businessman and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (b.1967) was first elected in 2010 and took 57% in 2014. He is term limited, but likely to run for Governor in 2018.

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Alex Padilla

Secretary of State: Alex Padilla (D)

Democratic nominee: Alex Padilla
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Engineer, Los Angeles Councilman and State Senator Alex Padilla (b.1973) held the office with 54% in 2014.

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Betty Yee

Con­troller: Betty Yee (D)

Democratic nominee: Betty Yee
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Political scientist Betty Yee (b.1957) was budget advisor to the State Legislature and then to the Governor before being appointed Tax Commissioner in 2004. She was elected Controller in 2014, with 54%.

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John Chiang

Treasurer: John Chiang (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, June 13, 2016:
Lawyer John Chiang (b.1962) was a legal advisor to the IRS before being appointed Tax Commissioner in 1997. He served as Controller from 2007 to 2015 and was elected Treasurer in 2014, with 59%. He has already announced his candidacy for Governor in 2018.

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Attorney General­: Xavier Becerra (D)

Democratic nomineeXavier Becerra
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 25, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
Lawyer and AG Kamala Harris (b.1964) was elected to the Senate in 2016. Lawyer and Congressman Xavier Becerra (b.1958) was nominated and confirmed to succeed her.

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Dave Jones

Insurance Supervisor: Dave Jones (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
Lawyer and State Representative Dave Jones (b.1962) was first elected in 2010 and took 58% in 2014. He is term limited.

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Tom Torlakson

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Tor­lakson (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 15, 2016:
This office is officially ‘non-partisan’, but for over 20 years the office holder has been someone with political experience. Teacher Tom Tor­lakson (b.1949) was a Democratic member of the State Legislature for years before he was first elected in 2010. He took 52% against another Democrat in 2014 and is now term limited.

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State Senate: 40 (27D / 13R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State Assembly: 80 (55D / 25R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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