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State of California - Governor

Governor — State of California

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the Governor — State of California

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

The highest elected official in California: Oversees most state departments and agencies. Prepares annual state budget. Approves or rejects new state laws.
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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 26 candidates.

Gavin Newsom

Democratic
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Brian Dahle

Republican
Senator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Affordability/Cost of Living
  2. Safe Communities
  3. Homelessness
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Michael Shellenberger

No Party Preference
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Anthony Trimino

Republican
CEO and Founder of Traffik Advertising
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  1. Reducing the cost of living by providing tax relief,...
  2. Protecting our greatest natural resource, our children
  3. Ending the state of emergency and lifting all mandates
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Jenny Rae Le Roux

Republican
Businesswoman, Entrepreneur, Mom
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  1. Lower the cost of living by suspending the gas tax...
  2. Ensure safe cities by enforcing laws and investing...
  3. Address homelessness by treating mental health and...
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Shawn Collins

Republican
Military Officer and Attorney
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  1. Public Safety-Career politicians have failed to protect...
  2. Education-California needs an innovative education...
  3. Homelessness-Solving the homeless crisis will require...
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Luis Javier Rodriguez

Green
Writer/Poet/Activist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. End poverty, end homelessness
  2. Clean air, water, soil for all Californians
  3. End mass incarceration and deadly police practices
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Leo S. Zacky

Republican
Businessman, Farmer, Broadcaster
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Drought
  2. Homelessness
  3. Corruption
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Major Williams

Republican
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Robert C. Newman, II

Republican
Clinical Research Psychologist/Farmer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Return citizens rights, outlined in the U.S. Constitution,...
  2. Do away with the duplicate government agencies and...
  3. Reduce regulations
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Joel Ventresca

Democratic
Retired Airport Analyst & Administrator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Enact free, universal, high-quality healthcare, education...
  2. Raise minimum wage to $18.50-an-hour with no exceptions...
  3. End homelessness, poverty, gender-based violence,...
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David Lozano

Republican
Attorney, Chief Executive Officer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Solving homelessness for all 160,000 of California's...
  2. Stopping California's crime wave and senseless shootings...
  3. Building affordable housing for lower and middleclass...
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Ronald A. Anderson

Republican
Steel Contractor 30 years also a...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I have spoken to several homeless people, I have spent...
  2. Water issues, will be fixed, and we will stop the...
  3. Taxes: Cutting back on taxes and lowering cost means...
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Reinette Senum

No Party Preference
Former 2-time mayor and council member
Top 3 Priorities
  1. homelessness and crime
  2. cost of living
  3. natural resources
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Armando "Mando" Perez-Serrato's priorities are not yet available.

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Ron Jones

Republican
Former U.S. Army Officer & Retired...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restore order and revoke unconstitutional executive...
  2. Ensure safety in our streets & businesses
  3. Recreate a positive business environment to strengthen...
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Daniel R. Mercuri's priorities are not yet available.

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Heather Collins

Green
Business owner, Cosmetologist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Homeless Crisis
  2. Crime
  3. Water Shortages
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Anthony "Tony" Fanara's priorities are not yet available.

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Cristian Raul Morales

Republican
Manufacturing Executive - Director...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Companies relocating out of state - California is...
  2. Housing costs - 2nd least affordable housing in the...
  3. Immigration - Northern Triangle and Mexico having...
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Lonnie Sortor

Republican
Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restore personal freedom and liberty to the people...
  2. Restore Law and Order by repealing Prop 47 and supporting...
  3. Solving the Homeless crisis that is destroying our...
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Frederic C. Schultz

No Party Preference
Human Rights Attorney
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Pardon the millions of CA slaves convicted of unconstitutional...
  2. Sue in Supreme Court to make CA (+USA!) a democracy...
  3. Fight f/wealth tax, as I did in my prez campaign f/20+yrs,...
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Woodrow "Woody" Sanders, III's priorities are not yet available.

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James G. Hanink

No Party Preference
Educator and writer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Foster policies that promote a consistent respect...
  2. Foster policies that promote a fair distribution of...
  3. Foster policies that help safeguard California against...
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Serge Fiankan

No Party Preference
Small Business Owner/Real Estate...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I want to change the status quo and address the real...
  2. Address the Cost of Living
  3. Address the Homelessness
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Bradley Zink

No Party Preference
Children's book author
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Solve the homelessness problem in California
  2. Develop the 200 miles of unused land from San Diego...
  3. Develop revenue-generating programs for public schools...
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