California Secretary of State election, 2014

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California Secretary of State election, 2014
California
2010 ←
November 4, 2014
→ 2018

Incumbent Secretary of State

Debra Bowen
Democratic

The 2014 California Secretary of State election will be held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Secretary of State of California. Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Debra Bowen is term limited and not eligible to run for re-election to a third term.

Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates will appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. The primary is scheduled for June 3, 2014.[1] In the primary, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers — regardless of party — advance to the general election in November, even if a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Louisiana and Washington are the only other states with this system, a so-called "jungle primary".

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Roy Allmond, California state employee[3]
  • Pete Peterson, Executive Director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement at Pepperdine University[6]

Green Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • David S. Curtis, architectural designer[7][8][9]

Independent[edit]

Declared[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Derek
Cressman (D)
David
Curtis (G)
Alex
Padilla (D)
Pete
Peterson (R)
Dan
Schnur (I)
Leland
Yee (D)
Other Unde-
cided
SurveyUSA May 16–19, 2014 610 ±4% 48% 32% 9% 11%
Field Poll Mar. 18–Apr. 5, 2014 504 ±4.5% 3% 5% 17% 30% 4% <0.5% 41%
2% 4% 10% 27% 4% 8% 1% 44%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election". California Secretary of State. Mar 28, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ Paul Blumenthal (March 5, 2014). "Derek Cressman Aims To Take The Citizens United Fight Inside Government". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Official certified list of candidates". Secretary of State. California Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Patrick McGreevy (April 11, 2013). "Sen. Alex Padilla announces run for California secretary of state". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Indicted California state senator ends Secretary of State campaign". Reuters. Mar 27, 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jean Merl (March 4, 2014). "Secretary of state candidates make their case at L.A. forum". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "California Secretary of State Candidate David Curtis Talks Green Politics". IVN. January 10, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "David Curtis Excluded from Sacramento Press Club Debate". Cal Newsroom. April 20, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Can a Green Party candidate break the glass ceiling?". Los Angeles Times. April 20, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Alex Gauthier (September 12, 2013). "Dan Schnur running for California Secretary of State". SCPR. Retrieved March 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites