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NorCal races of interest for 2022 June Primary

Voter Guide: Northern California races of interest in 2022 June Primary


The 2022 primary elections in June are less than a month away and several state and congressional offices are at play in California, as well as local races in your county.With many of these races that voters will have a say in, the June 7 election day will be crucial. California’s top-two system advances the top two vote-getters regardless of political identification to the November General Election.The California Secretary of State’s Office released the certified list of candidates for state and federal offices on March 31, and locally, many of the counties in the greater Sacramento area have also released their list of candidates for county and citywide races.| VIDEO BELOW | California’s secretary of state on how her office is preparing for the 2022 Primary ElectionRegardless of the county you live in, there will be big choices to make on your ballot, including the races for U.S. Senate, which may cause some confusion because it’s two races for the same seat (we’ll explain why).Below is a breakdown of the prominent races to expect on the June 7 ballot.The race for U.S. SenateAs mentioned earlier, the same U.S. Senate position is up for grabs twice. This is because when then-Sen. Kamala Harris became vice president, she created a vacancy. Gavin Newsom within his power as California governor appointed then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill the vacancy, but it’s only a temporary appointment.Now that seat — its term is set to expire Jan. 3, 2023 — is one of the races on your primary ballot. Voters will get to choose who they want to serve out the remainder of the term. Here’s where some head-scratching could happen. There’s the partial term you could vote on, but then that same seat is also up for election. So Californians will vote on who they want as a temporary senator as well as the primary for their next full-term senator. The top two people in both races will face off in the November election.Padilla, who currently holds the seat, is running for both races.See the full list of certified candidates here.State office races in CaliforniaSee the full list of certified candidates for these state offices here.Governor — Gavin Newsom, who last year soundly beat back efforts to recall and remove him from office, does not face any major Democratic opposition in his re-election campaign. The California GOP in April endorsed State Sen. Brian Dahle, R-Bieber, for governor. He represents the state’s 1st Senate district, which covers parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sierra counties. He also served on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for 16 years. See all governor candidate statements here. Lieutenant Governor — Eleni Kounalakis currently holds this office and is running again. She ran with Newsom when he first became governor. What’s interesting is the GOP-endorsed candidate Angela Underwood Jacobs does not have a statement present in the physical copy of the voter guide mailed out to residents. However, she is listed in the Secretary of State’s Office as one of the certified candidates. KCRA 3 is reaching out to understand why she was left out of the guide. Jacobs serves as deputy mayor of Lancaster. She also works as a community banker and began her service on the Lancaster City Council in 2015.See all other candidates for this office below.Jeffrey Highbear Morgan, DemocraticWilliam Cavett “Skee” Saacke, DemocraticDavid Fennell, RepublicanClint W. Saunders, RepublicanMohammad Arif, Peace and FreedomDavid Hillberg, No Party PreferenceSecretary of State —Shirley Weber currently holds this office and is running again to maintain her position as the state’s elections chief. See all other candidates for this office below.Rob Bernosky, RepublicanRachel Hamm, RepublicanJames “JW” Paine, RepublicanRaul Rodriguez Jr., RepublicanGary N. Blenner, GreenMatthew D. Cinquanta, No Party PreferenceController — Betty Yee currently holds this office and is not running for re-election. This position serves as the chief fiscal officer of California, and is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s finances. For example, it was the state controller’s responsibility in ensuring Golden State Stimulus payments intended to provide pandemic relief were sent out to California residents.Democratic State Sen. Steve Glazer is also running for this office. See all other candidates for this office below.Malia M. Cohen, DemocraticRon Galperin, DemocraticYvonne Yiu, DemocraticLanhee Chen, RepublicanLaura Wells, GreenTreasurer — Fiona Ma currently holds this office and is running again. This position also deals with finances as the state’s banker and financier, and the elected official sits on the boards of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). See all other candidates for this office below.Andrew Do, RepublicanJack M. Guerrero, RepublicanMeghann Adams, Peace and FreedomAttorney General — Rob Bonta currently holds this office after being appointed by Newsom. Bonta succeeded Xavier Becerra, who resigned from office to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden. With Bonta’s nomination, he became the state’s first Filipino attorney general.The current attorney general faces opposition from Anne Marie Schubert, the Sacramento County District Attorney, who is running as an independent. She’s made recent headlines in leading the investigation of downtown Sacramento’s gang-related shooting that left six dead and 12 injured. She was also prominently known for her work investigating the police shooting death of Stephon Clark and being a key figure in the East Area Rapist — the Golden State Killer — case.In 2002, Schubert formed the Cold Case Protection Unit and served as its first prosecutor. She was elected Sacramento County’s district attorney in 2014. See all other candidates for this office below.Eric Early, RepublicanNathan Hochman, RepublicanDan Kapelovitz, GreenInsurance Commissioner — Ricardo Lara currently holds this office and is running again. This position was created in 1988, and it offers Californians insurance protection from fraud and the impacts of natural disasters.Assm. Marc Levine, whose district includes the North San Francisco Bay Area, is also running for office. See all other candidates for this office below.Vinson Eugene Allen, DemocraticJasper “Jay” Jackson, DemocraticGreg Conlon, RepublicanRobert Howell, RepublicanVeronika Fimbres, GreenNathalie Hrizi, Peace and FreedomRobert J. Molnar, No Party PreferenceSuperintendent of Public Instruction — Tony Thurmond currently holds this office and is running for re-election. This position serves as the state’s head of public schools. See all other candidates for this office below.Marco Amaral, Non-PartisanJoseph Guy Campbell, Non-PartisanLance Ray Christensen, Non-PartisanJim Gibson, Non-PartisanAinye E. Long, Non-PartisanGeorge Yang, Non-PartisanCalifornia Board of Equalization — This state agency is responsible for administering taxes and overseeing county property tax assessments. There are four districts up for grabs this year, and some of the current members are running for re-election. See the full list of certified candidates here.NorCal Congressional RacesCalifornia has 52 offices for U.S. Representatives, which represent the lower house of Congress, in the mix. The state lost a seat after the 2020 census because its population grew slower compared to other states in the country. This year will be particularly different because of redistricting, the process of redrawing district lines. With an entire seat gone, that means some California residents may have someone different representing them.There are also some interesting match-ups involving Northern California public figures and officials running for office. Here are some of the races of interest for U.S. House Of Representatives.You can view the full list of certified candidates for each district here.District 1 — Doug LaMalfa, R-Oroville, currently holds this office and is running again. See all other candidates for this office below.Max Steiner, DemocraticTim Geist, RepublicanRose Penelope Yee, No Party PreferenceDistrict 3 — Two prominent Republicans, Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, are competing for this new district created as a result of redistricting. Kiley is an often outspoken GOP member often critical of Gov. Gavin Newsom. He campaigned in the governor recall efforts against Larry Elder but received fewer votes than Elder when voters were asked who they would replace Newsom with if he’s recalled.Kiley was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 and re-elected twice since. According to Kiley’s campaign website, he currently represents 67% of voters in the new District 3.Jones announced his intent to run in January, telling KCRA 3 then that he “really had some service left to give.” He plans to run with public safety as the cornerstone of his candidacy.“I will fight for law and order in America, stand up against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement, and secure our border. It’s time to put the safety of America and Americans first again,” he said on Twitter.The new district includes parts of Sacramento, El Dorado, Yuba, Alpine, Inyo, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties. See all other candidates for this office below.Kermit Jones, DemocraticDavid Peterson, Democratic| RELATED | Former President Trump endorses Rocklin’s Kevin Kiley for CongressDistrict 4 — This is a district newly drawn after redistricting that includes parts of Yolo and Solano counties.See all candidates for this office below.Andrew David Engdahl, DemocraticMike Thompson, DemocraticMatt Brock, RepublicanScott Giblin, RepublicanJimih L. Jones, RepublicanJason Kishineff, No Party PreferenceDistrict 5 — Tom McClintock, a current Republican congressman, is running for this district, which represents parts of Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Calaveras and Amador counties. See all other candidates for this office below.Michael J. “Mike” Barkley, DemocraticNathan F. Magsig, RepublicanDavid Main, RepublicanKelsten Charles Obert, RepublicanSteve Wozniak, No Party PreferenceDistrict 6 — Ami Bera, a current Democratic congressman, is running for this district, which represents parts of northern Sacramento County.See other candidates for this office below.Mark Gorman, DemocraticChris (Christine) Bish, RepublicanKarla Black, RepublicanBret Daniels, RepublicanTamika Hamilton, RepublicanD. Keith Langford, Jr., RepublicanDistrict 7 — Doris Matsui, a current Democratic congresswoman, is running for this district, which represents much of Sacramento County.See all other candidates for this office below.Jimmy Fremgen, DemocraticMax Semenenko, RepublicanDistrict 8 — John Garamendi, a current Democratic congressman, is running for this district, which represents parts of Solano County and the Bay Area around the city of Vallejo. He currently represents District 3, which — before redistricting — also included the Yuba City area of Sutter County.See all other candidates for this office below.Christopher Riley, DemocraticEdwin Rutsch, DemocraticCheryl Sudduth, DemocraticRudy Recile, RepublicanDistrict 9 — Josh Harder, a current Democratic congressman, is running for this district, which represents the San Joaquin County area of the Central Valley. He currently represents District 10, which — before redistricting — included parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. Harder faces opposition from Tom Patti, a San Joaquin county board of supervisors member running under the Republican ticket. See all other candidates for this office below.Harpreet Singh Chima, DemocraticKarena Apple Feng, DemocraticKhalid Jeffrey Jafri, DemocraticJonathan Madison, RepublicanJim Shoemaker, RepublicanMark T. Andrews, No Party PreferenceDistrict 11 — This district affects residents in the San Francisco area. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is running for re-election here.See all other candidates for this office below.Shahid Buttar, DemocraticJeffrey Phillips, DemocraticBianca Von Krieg, DemocraticEve Del Castello, RepublicanJohn Dennis, RepublicanDistrict 12 — This district affects residents in the Berkeley, Alameda and San Leandro area. Longtime Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, who currently represents District 13, is running for office here.See all other candidates for this office below.Eric Wilson, DemocraticNed Nuerge, RepublicanStephen Slauson, RepublicanGlenn Kaplan, No Party PreferenceDistrict 13 — Formerly a Bay Area-centric district, it now represents parts of Stanislaus and Merced counties, including Modesto, Turlock, Patterson and the City of Merced.See all candidates for this office below.Phil Arballo, DemocraticAdam Gray, DemocraticJohn Duarte, RepublicanDavid A. Giglio, RepublicanDiego Javier Martinez, RepublicanOther races involving NorCal public officials, figuresPlacer County Sheriff — The two candidates vying to be the new sheriff are current Undersheriff Wayne Woo and current administrative sergeant Brandon Bean. Currently, the race is embattled with accusations of the current sheriff using private information to get votes for Woo.KCRA 3 confirmed with Woo’s campaign that a letter was sent in March from Sheriff Devon Bell specifically to concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit holders in Placer County. The letter reads in part: “Wayne has assured me we will enjoy the same CCW policy and I’m asking all of you for your support of Wayne.” Bean said a handful of people have reached out to him about receiving the letter, upset that their privacy was violated.Read more here. State Senate District 8 —There are 40 state senate districts in total. Angelique Ashby, a Sacramento city council member, is running for District 8.See all other candidates for this office below.Rafa Garcia, DemocraticDave Jones, DemocraticState Assembly Member District 3 — Republican James Gallagher is the incumbent and is running for re-election. This district represents the Yuba City, Chico and Tehama areas.The other candidate running for this office is David Leon Zink, a Democrat.State Assembly Member District 6 — Kevin McCarty is running for District 6, which represents the northwestern part of Sacramento County. He currently holds office in District 7, which represents North Highlands, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights and Folsom.See all other candidates for this office below.Josh Pane, DemocraticCathy Cook, RepublicanBob Marques, RepublicanJanice Marlae Bonser, LibertarianState Assembly Member District 10 — Sacramento City Council Member Eric Guerra is running for this office, which represents the south Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.See all other candidates for this office below.Stephanie Nguyen, DemocraticTecoy Porter, DemocraticBen Thompkins, DemocraticEric M. Rigard, RepublicanState Assembly Member District 13 —Democratic Assm. Carlos Villapudua is the incumbent for this district, which represents the Stockton and Tracy areas of San Joaquin County. See all other candidates for this office below.Mateo Bedolla, DemocraticVeronica Vargas, DemocraticSacramento County Sheriff — Assm. Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, is running for this office. He tried campaigning for the position in 2010 but was defeated by Scott Jones. Cooper has a background in law enforcement.His opponent is Jim Barnes, currently the undersheriff for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and running as a Republican. Jones has expressed public support for Barnes.KCRA 3 sat down with both Cooper and Barnes to talk about the race. View more Sacramento County-specific races here. Related ContentImportant dates, deadlines for California votersHow to vote, track your ballot in California’s 2022 elections

The 2022 primary elections in June are less than a month away and several state and congressional offices are at play in California, as well as local races in your county.

With many of these races that voters will have a say in, the June 7 election day will be crucial. California’s top-two system advances the top two vote-getters regardless of political identification to the November General Election.

The California Secretary of State’s Office released the certified list of candidates for state and federal offices on March 31, and locally, many of the counties in the greater Sacramento area have also released their list of candidates for county and citywide races.

| VIDEO BELOW | California’s secretary of state on how her office is preparing for the 2022 Primary Election

Regardless of the county you live in, there will be big choices to make on your ballot, including the races for U.S. Senate, which may cause some confusion because it’s two races for the same seat (we’ll explain why).

Below is a breakdown of the prominent races to expect on the June 7 ballot.

The race for U.S. Senate

As mentioned earlier, the same U.S. Senate position is up for grabs twice. This is because when then-Sen. Kamala Harris became vice president, she created a vacancy. Gavin Newsom within his power as California governor appointed then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill the vacancy, but it’s only a temporary appointment.

Now that seat — its term is set to expire Jan. 3, 2023 — is one of the races on your primary ballot. Voters will get to choose who they want to serve out the remainder of the term.

Here’s where some head-scratching could happen. There’s the partial term you could vote on, but then that same seat is also up for election. So Californians will vote on who they want as a temporary senator as well as the primary for their next full-term senator. The top two people in both races will face off in the November election.

Padilla, who currently holds the seat, is running for both races.

See the full list of certified candidates here.

State office races in California

See the full list of certified candidates for these state offices here.

Governor — Gavin Newsom, who last year soundly beat back efforts to recall and remove him from office, does not face any major Democratic opposition in his re-election campaign.

The California GOP in April endorsed State Sen. Brian Dahle, R-Bieber, for governor. He represents the state’s 1st Senate district, which covers parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Siskiyou and Sierra counties. He also served on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for 16 years.

See all governor candidate statements here.

Lieutenant Governor — Eleni Kounalakis currently holds this office and is running again. She ran with Newsom when he first became governor.

What’s interesting is the GOP-endorsed candidate Angela Underwood Jacobs does not have a statement present in the physical copy of the voter guide mailed out to residents. However, she is listed in the Secretary of State’s Office as one of the certified candidates. KCRA 3 is reaching out to understand why she was left out of the guide.

Jacobs serves as deputy mayor of Lancaster. She also works as a community banker and began her service on the Lancaster City Council in 2015.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Jeffrey Highbear Morgan, Democratic
  • William Cavett “Skee” Saacke, Democratic
  • David Fennell, Republican
  • Clint W. Saunders, Republican
  • Mohammad Arif, Peace and Freedom
  • David Hillberg, No Party Preference

Secretary of State —Shirley Weber currently holds this office and is running again to maintain her position as the state’s elections chief.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Rob Bernosky, Republican
  • Rachel Hamm, Republican
  • James “JW” Paine, Republican
  • Raul Rodriguez Jr., Republican
  • Gary N. Blenner, Green
  • Matthew D. Cinquanta, No Party Preference

Controller — Betty Yee currently holds this office and is not running for re-election. This position serves as the chief fiscal officer of California, and is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s finances. For example, it was the state controller’s responsibility in ensuring Golden State Stimulus payments intended to provide pandemic relief were sent out to California residents.

Democratic State Sen. Steve Glazer is also running for this office.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Malia M. Cohen, Democratic
  • Ron Galperin, Democratic
  • Yvonne Yiu, Democratic
  • Lanhee Chen, Republican
  • Laura Wells, Green

Treasurer — Fiona Ma currently holds this office and is running again. This position also deals with finances as the state’s banker and financier, and the elected official sits on the boards of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Andrew Do, Republican
  • Jack M. Guerrero, Republican
  • Meghann Adams, Peace and Freedom

Attorney General — Rob Bonta currently holds this office after being appointed by Newsom. Bonta succeeded Xavier Becerra, who resigned from office to become U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden.

With Bonta’s nomination, he became the state’s first Filipino attorney general.

The current attorney general faces opposition from Anne Marie Schubert, the Sacramento County District Attorney, who is running as an independent. She’s made recent headlines in leading the investigation of downtown Sacramento’s gang-related shooting that left six dead and 12 injured. She was also prominently known for her work investigating the police shooting death of Stephon Clark and being a key figure in the East Area Rapist — the Golden State Killer — case.

In 2002, Schubert formed the Cold Case Protection Unit and served as its first prosecutor. She was elected Sacramento County’s district attorney in 2014.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Eric Early, Republican
  • Nathan Hochman, Republican
  • Dan Kapelovitz, Green

Insurance Commissioner — Ricardo Lara currently holds this office and is running again. This position was created in 1988, and it offers Californians insurance protection from fraud and the impacts of natural disasters.

Assm. Marc Levine, whose district includes the North San Francisco Bay Area, is also running for office.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Vinson Eugene Allen, Democratic
  • Jasper “Jay” Jackson, Democratic
  • Greg Conlon, Republican
  • Robert Howell, Republican
  • Veronika Fimbres, Green
  • Nathalie Hrizi, Peace and Freedom
  • Robert J. Molnar, No Party Preference

Superintendent of Public Instruction — Tony Thurmond currently holds this office and is running for re-election. This position serves as the state’s head of public schools.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Marco Amaral, Non-Partisan
  • Joseph Guy Campbell, Non-Partisan
  • Lance Ray Christensen, Non-Partisan
  • Jim Gibson, Non-Partisan
  • Ainye E. Long, Non-Partisan
  • George Yang, Non-Partisan

California Board of Equalization — This state agency is responsible for administering taxes and overseeing county property tax assessments. There are four districts up for grabs this year, and some of the current members are running for re-election.

See the full list of certified candidates here.

NorCal Congressional Races

California has 52 offices for U.S. Representatives, which represent the lower house of Congress, in the mix. The state lost a seat after the 2020 census because its population grew slower compared to other states in the country. This year will be particularly different because of redistricting, the process of redrawing district lines. With an entire seat gone, that means some California residents may have someone different representing them.

There are also some interesting match-ups involving Northern California public figures and officials running for office. Here are some of the races of interest for U.S. House Of Representatives.

You can view the full list of certified candidates for each district here.

District 1 — Doug LaMalfa, R-Oroville, currently holds this office and is running again.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Max Steiner, Democratic
  • Tim Geist, Republican
  • Rose Penelope Yee, No Party Preference

District 3 — Two prominent Republicans, Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, are competing for this new district created as a result of redistricting. Kiley is an often outspoken GOP member often critical of Gov. Gavin Newsom. He campaigned in the governor recall efforts against Larry Elder but received fewer votes than Elder when voters were asked who they would replace Newsom with if he’s recalled.

Kiley was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 and re-elected twice since. According to Kiley’s campaign website, he currently represents 67% of voters in the new District 3.

Jones announced his intent to run in January, telling KCRA 3 then that he “really had some service left to give.” He plans to run with public safety as the cornerstone of his candidacy.

“I will fight for law and order in America, stand up against the ‘Defund the Police’ movement, and secure our border. It’s time to put the safety of America and Americans first again,” he said on Twitter.

The new district includes parts of Sacramento, El Dorado, Yuba, Alpine, Inyo, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas and Sierra counties.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Kermit Jones, Democratic
  • David Peterson, Democratic

| RELATED | Former President Trump endorses Rocklin’s Kevin Kiley for Congress

District 4 — This is a district newly drawn after redistricting that includes parts of Yolo and Solano counties.

See all candidates for this office below.

  • Andrew David Engdahl, Democratic
  • Mike Thompson, Democratic
  • Matt Brock, Republican
  • Scott Giblin, Republican
  • Jimih L. Jones, Republican
  • Jason Kishineff, No Party Preference

District 5 — Tom McClintock, a current Republican congressman, is running for this district, which represents parts of Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Calaveras and Amador counties.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Michael J. “Mike” Barkley, Democratic
  • Nathan F. Magsig, Republican
  • David Main, Republican
  • Kelsten Charles Obert, Republican
  • Steve Wozniak, No Party Preference

District 6 — Ami Bera, a current Democratic congressman, is running for this district, which represents parts of northern Sacramento County.

See other candidates for this office below.

  • Mark Gorman, Democratic
  • Chris (Christine) Bish, Republican
  • Karla Black, Republican
  • Bret Daniels, Republican
  • Tamika Hamilton, Republican
  • D. Keith Langford, Jr., Republican

District 7 — Doris Matsui, a current Democratic congresswoman, is running for this district, which represents much of Sacramento County.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Jimmy Fremgen, Democratic
  • Max Semenenko, Republican

District 8 — John Garamendi, a current Democratic congressman, is running for this district, which represents parts of Solano County and the Bay Area around the city of Vallejo. He currently represents District 3, which — before redistricting — also included the Yuba City area of Sutter County.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Christopher Riley, Democratic
  • Edwin Rutsch, Democratic
  • Cheryl Sudduth, Democratic
  • Rudy Recile, Republican

District 9 — Josh Harder, a current Democratic congressman, is running for this district, which represents the San Joaquin County area of the Central Valley. He currently represents District 10, which — before redistricting — included parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

Harder faces opposition from Tom Patti, a San Joaquin county board of supervisors member running under the Republican ticket.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Harpreet Singh Chima, Democratic
  • Karena Apple Feng, Democratic
  • Khalid Jeffrey Jafri, Democratic
  • Jonathan Madison, Republican
  • Jim Shoemaker, Republican
  • Mark T. Andrews, No Party Preference

District 11 — This district affects residents in the San Francisco area. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is running for re-election here.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Shahid Buttar, Democratic
  • Jeffrey Phillips, Democratic
  • Bianca Von Krieg, Democratic
  • Eve Del Castello, Republican
  • John Dennis, Republican

District 12 — This district affects residents in the Berkeley, Alameda and San Leandro area. Longtime Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, who currently represents District 13, is running for office here.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Eric Wilson, Democratic
  • Ned Nuerge, Republican
  • Stephen Slauson, Republican
  • Glenn Kaplan, No Party Preference

District 13 — Formerly a Bay Area-centric district, it now represents parts of Stanislaus and Merced counties, including Modesto, Turlock, Patterson and the City of Merced.

See all candidates for this office below.

  • Phil Arballo, Democratic
  • Adam Gray, Democratic
  • John Duarte, Republican
  • David A. Giglio, Republican
  • Diego Javier Martinez, Republican

Other races involving NorCal public officials, figures

Placer County Sheriff — The two candidates vying to be the new sheriff are current Undersheriff Wayne Woo and current administrative sergeant Brandon Bean. Currently, the race is embattled with accusations of the current sheriff using private information to get votes for Woo.

KCRA 3 confirmed with Woo’s campaign that a letter was sent in March from Sheriff Devon Bell specifically to concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit holders in Placer County. The letter reads in part: “Wayne has assured me we will enjoy the same CCW policy and I’m asking all of you for your support of Wayne.”

Bean said a handful of people have reached out to him about receiving the letter, upset that their privacy was violated.

Read more here.

State Senate District 8 —There are 40 state senate districts in total. Angelique Ashby, a Sacramento city council member, is running for District 8.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Rafa Garcia, Democratic
  • Dave Jones, Democratic

State Assembly Member District 3 — Republican James Gallagher is the incumbent and is running for re-election. This district represents the Yuba City, Chico and Tehama areas.

The other candidate running for this office is David Leon Zink, a Democrat.

State Assembly Member District 6 — Kevin McCarty is running for District 6, which represents the northwestern part of Sacramento County. He currently holds office in District 7, which represents North Highlands, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights and Folsom.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Josh Pane, Democratic
  • Cathy Cook, Republican
  • Bob Marques, Republican
  • Janice Marlae Bonser, Libertarian

State Assembly Member District 10 — Sacramento City Council Member Eric Guerra is running for this office, which represents the south Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Stephanie Nguyen, Democratic
  • Tecoy Porter, Democratic
  • Ben Thompkins, Democratic
  • Eric M. Rigard, Republican

State Assembly Member District 13 —Democratic Assm. Carlos Villapudua is the incumbent for this district, which represents the Stockton and Tracy areas of San Joaquin County.

See all other candidates for this office below.

  • Mateo Bedolla, Democratic
  • Veronica Vargas, Democratic

Sacramento County Sheriff — Assm. Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, is running for this office. He tried campaigning for the position in 2010 but was defeated by Scott Jones. Cooper has a background in law enforcement.

His opponent is Jim Barnes, currently the undersheriff for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and running as a Republican. Jones has expressed public support for Barnes.

KCRA 3 sat down with both Cooper and Barnes to talk about the race.

View more Sacramento County-specific races here.

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