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All Districts > GOV: Statewide
[incumbent: Jerry Brown (D) - term limit: 2018]

Probable Primary Election Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Likely Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 100.0 R
  • Zoltan Istvan Gyorko (Libertarian) -   
  • Desmond A. Silveira (No Party Preference) -
    www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/347234/desmond-silveira  
  • Timothy Richardson (No Party Preference) -   
  • Michael J. Bilger (No Party Preference) -   
  • Tony Galatti (Democratic) -   
  • Peter Liu (Republican) - Real estate broker
    localwiki.org/oakland/Peter_Y._Liu  
  • Robert Griffis (Libertarian) -
    www.facebook.com/griff4gov/  
  • Andrew Blanch, Jr. (No Party Preference) -
    www.facebook.com/Andy-Blanch-for-Governor-1293105690740077/  
  • Nickolas Wildstar (Libertarian) -
    governorwildstar.com  
  • Frederic Prinz von Anholt (No Party Preference) -   
  • Gavin Newsom (Democratic) - Lieutenant Governor
    www.gavinnewsom.com  
  • Johnny Wattenburg (No Party Preference) -   
  • Lindsey Neil Shortland (No Party Preference) -   
  • Klement Tinaj (Democratic) - CEO /Educator/Artist
    www.klementtinajforgovernor.com  
  • Robert Newman II (Republican) - Rancher  
  • Stasyi Barth (Republican) - Business owner
    stasyiforgovernor.com  
  • Hilaire Shioura (No Party Preference) -   
  • Glenn Keilar (No Party Preference) -   
  • Peter Crawford-Valentino (No Party Preference) -   
  • Travis Allen (Republican) - Member, State Assembly
    jointravisallen.com  
  • Albert Mezzetti (Democratic) -   
  • Brian Domingo (Republican) - Insurance broker
    briandomingo.com  
  • Yvonne Girard (Republican) - Judicial assistant  
  • Nicca Niccan (No Party Preference) -   
  • Kevin Shellenberger (No Party Preference) -   
  • Jacob Morris (Republican) -   
  • Jonathan R. Finn (Republican) -   
  • Scot Sturtevant (No Party Preference) - Healthcare consultant
    www.facebook.com/Scot4California/  
  • William Morrison (Republican) -   
  • Greg Ferguson (No Party Preference) -   
  • Nicholas W. Carter (Republican) -   
  • Akinyemi Agbede (Democratic) -   
  • Michael Podkomorka (No Party Preference) - Businessman  
  • Robert P. Kleinberger (No Party Preference) - Consultant
    www.kleinbergerforgovernor.com  
  • Ramon Barajas III (Democratic) -   
  • John Leslie-Brown (Republican) - Motivational speaker
    www.john-lesliebrown.com  
  • Gloria Estela La Riva (Peace and Freedom) -   
  • Juan Bribiesca (Democratic) - Retired
    www.juanbribiesca.com  
  • Zoltan Istvan Gyorko (Libertarian) -   
  • Grant Handzlik (No Party Preference) - Union journeyman  
  • Christopher N. Carlson (Green) -   
  • Thomas Cares (Democratic) -   
  • David Asem (Democratic) - Technical evangelist
    davidasem.us  
  • Patrick Wheat (No Party Preference) -   
  • Harmesh Kumar (Democratic) - Psychologist
    www.drkumar4governor.com  
  • Veronika Fimbres (Green) - Nurse  
  • Matthew Houston (No Party Preference) - Computer programmer
    www.matthewhouston.net  
  • Boris Romanowsky (No Party Preference) - Parole agent  
  • John Chiang (Democratic) - California State Treasurer
    johnchiang.com  
  • Delaine Eastin (Democratic) - Educator, Youth Advocate
    www.delaineforgovernor.com  
  • David Bush (No Party Preference) -   
  • Analila Joya (No Party Preference) -   
  • John Cox (Republican) - Businessman
    johncoxforgovernor.com  
  • Rakeshkumar Christian (No Party Preference) -   
  • Laura Smith (Republican) -
    www.facebook.com/groups/373877366304151/  
  • Jeffrey Taylor (Republican) -   
  • Shubham Goel (No Party Preference) - Businessman  
  • Brian Barnholtz (Democratic) -   
  • Mavrick Von Haug (Republican) - Actor  
  • Avery Banks (No Party Preference) -   
  • Michael E. Horne (Republican) -   
  • Josh Jones (Green) -   
  • James Tran (No Party Preference) -   
  • Daniel Amare (Republican) -   
  • Antonio Villaraigosa (Democratic) - Public Policy Advocate
    antonioforcalifornia.com  
  • Michael Bracamontes (Democratic) - Attorney
    michaelbracamontes.com  
  • Klement Tinaj (Democratic) -   
  • Ted Crisell (Democratic) - Businessman
    www.tedcrisell4governor.com  
  • Joshua Laine (Democratic) - Beer-maker  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    With Jerry Brown term limited in 2018 and in a state that he won by 20% over Neel Kashkari in 2014 and with Hillary Clinton outpolling Donald Trump by 20.1% in the state, t . . .

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    Fundraising

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    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for GOV
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 12.4% 6.9% 25.6%
    Total Population 13.9% 6.6% 38.2%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Incumbent term limit: 0
    • John Chiang (D) - State Controller
    • Kamala Harris (D) - Attorney General
    • Gavin Newsom (D) - Lieutenant Governor
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