California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018

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California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2018

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  Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis (cropped).jpg Official Headshot Senator Hernandez (cropped).jpg
Candidate Eleni Kounalakis Ed Hernandez
Party Democratic Democratic

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor

Gavin Newsom
Democratic



The 2018 California lieutenant gubernatorial election will be held on November 6, 2018, to elect the lieutenant governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits and is running for Governor instead. Democrats Eleni Kounalakis and Ed Hernandez will face each other in the general election, as no Republican finished in the top two positions of the nonpartisan blanket primary.

Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

No Party Preference[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Jeff Bleich
Organizations
Newspaper Editorial Boards
Federal officials
State legislators
Local officials
Community leaders and activists
Tech leaders
Cole Harris
Individuals
Organization
David Hernandez
Individuals
Organizations
Local officials
Ed Hernandez
Federal officials
State officials
State legislators
Eleni Kounalakis
Elected Officials
  • Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States[56]
  • Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator (D-CA)[57]
  • Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative (D-CA-18)
  • Mike Thompson, U.S. Representative (D-CA-5)
  • Doris Matsui, U.S. Representative (D-CA-6)[58]
  • Jimmy Panetta, U.S. Representative (D-CA-20)
  • Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D-CA-15)
  • Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Representative (D-CA-19)
  • Nanette Barragán, U.S. Representative (D-CA-44)
  • Jerry McNerney, U.S. Representative (D-CA-9)
  • Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative (D-NY-12)
  • John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative (D-MD-3)
  • Kevin McCarty, California Assemblymember (D-7)
  • Ed Lee, former Mayor of San Francisco (deceased)
  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
  • Darrell Steinberg Mayor of Sacramento
  • Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • California State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
  • Millbrae Mayor Gina Papan
  • Belmont Mayor Charles Stone
  • Hillsborough Mayor Marie Chuang
  • Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly
  • Folsom City Vice Mayor Kerri Howell
  • Foster City Mayor Sam Hindi
  • San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell
  • Sonoma Supervisor James Gore
  • Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna
  • Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor
  • San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
  • San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessey
  • Glendale City Clerk Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian
  • Fresno City Council President Esmeralda Soria
  • San Mateo City Council Member Diane Papan
  • Chico City Council Member Karl Ory
  • Piedmont City Council Member Teddy Gray King
  • Stockton City Council Member Christina Fugazi
  • Roseville City Council Member Scott Alvord
  • Redwood City Council Member Shelly Masur
  • Millbrae City Council Member Wayne J. Lee
  • Menlo Park City Council Member Catherine Carlton
  • Burlingame City Council Member Emily Beach
  • President of the San Francisco Community College Board Thea Selby
  • Contra Costa Community College District Board Trustee John Marquez
  • Vallecito Union School Board Vice Chair Tom Pratt
  • Belmont Planning Commission Chair Julia Mates
  • Olivehurst Public Utility District Chair Mary Jane Griego
  • City of Santa Monica Rent Control Board Commissioner Caroline Torosis
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board Member Cecily Harris
  • Florin County Water District Chair & Director Larry S. Tract
  • Former U.S. Congresswoman Shelly Berkley
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns
  • Former U.S. Ambassador Colleen Bell
  • Former U.S. Ambassador Mike McFaul
  • Former Undersecretary of State and U.S. Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher
  • Former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides
  • Former State Senator Mark Leno
  • Former State Senator and California Democratic Party Chair John Burton
  • Former Contra Costa County Democratic Party Chair Chuck Carpenter
  • Former Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Sally Lieber
  • Former California State Assembly Member Lloyd Levine
  • Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis
  • Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Jim Gonzalez
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Leslie Katz
  • Former City of Clearlake Mayor Joey Luiz
  • Former San Francisco Police Commissioner David Onek
  • Former Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas
  • Former Fremont City Council Member Anu Natarajan
Organizations
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • EMILY's List
  • Equality California
  • NARAL Pro-Choice California
  • California Women's List
  • California National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • California's Legislative Women's Caucus
  • California Young Democrats Black Caucus
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Marin County Young Democrats
  • Riverside County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Stonewall Young Democrats
  • Ventura County Young Democrats
  • SEIU Local 2579 - Employees Union
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • Tulare County Stonewall Democrats
  • Porterville Democratic Club
Community Leaders and Activists
  • Willie Adams, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Secretary-Treasurer
  • Norma Alcala, Trustee of the Washington Unified School District
  • Maria Alegria, Chair, The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County
  • Panorea Avdis, Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
  • Prameela Bartholomeusz, Finance Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee
  • Sascha Bittner, Activist
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, Board of Directors, SMUD
  • Teri Burns, Member, Natomas Unified School District
  • Robert Camacho
  • Amy Champ, Regional Director, Region 4 and Gold Country Vice-Chair, Rural Caucus of the California Democratic Party*
  • Norman Chramoff, Co-Chair CA Democratic Party Platform Committee*
  • Judy Y. Chu, Ed.D., Stanford University/Early Childhood Development Expert
  • Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik, Region 18 Chair, California Democratic Party
  • Andrea Dew Steele, President of Emerge*
  • Kath Delaney
  • Baljinder Dhillon, Sutter County Board of Education Superintendent
  • Kara Dukakis, Director, Too Small to Fail*
  • Robert W. Duggleby, MA, MS, Colonel United States Army (Ret.)
  • Andrew Ertl
  • Grace Espindola, North Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Marla Fields, President, Sustainable Novato
  • Orlando Fuentes, Board Member, Cosumnes CSD
  • Susan Gutowsky, President, Placer Women Democrats
  • Luke Heslip, President, Marin County Young Democrats
  • Kevin Hendrick, Former Delegate Chair of Del Norte
  • Brodie Hilp, Member, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club & Democratic Party of Contra Costa County
  • Alice A. Huffman, DNC Member
  • Jenita Johnson Rodriguez, Northern Central Vice Chair, Rural Caucus
  • Carol Keavney, President, Democratic Women's Council of the Conejo Valley
  • Hene Kelly, Chair, California Democratic Party Disabilities Caucus
  • Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO of Advanced MicroGrid Solutions
  • Laura Lowell, Chair, Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee
  • Dennis Mangers, Sacramento LGBT Community Leader
  • Debbie Mesloh, Co-Chair, Bay Area Women's Summit*
  • William Monroe, California Democratic Party Region 12 Director
  • Bob Mulholland, Democratic Advisor
  • Jocelyn Navarro, District Representative, Sacramento City Council
  • Michael Pappas, Executive Director of the San Francisco Interfaith Council
  • Christine Pelosi, Chair, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus
  • Neil Pople, President, Natomas Democratic Club
  • Tom Pratt, President, Fine Arts Coverage Enterprises
  • Linda Fadeke-Richardson, Commissioner, San Francisco Treasure Island Development Authority
  • Susan Rowe, Chief Vice Chair, Rural Caucus
  • Genevieve Shiroma, Board of Directors, SMUD
  • Michael Sestak, Sestak Lighting Design
  • Deepa Sharma, Northern California Outreach Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker & Founder of 50/50
  • Andrea Shorter, Commissioner, Commission on the Status of Women
  • Silissa Vriarte Smith, AD70 California Democratic Party Delegate
  • Julie D. Soo, Co-Chair, CA Democratic Party Platform Committee*, Commissioner, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women*
  • Lynne Standard-Nightengale, Chair, Amador County Democrats
  • Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Kerry Stoebner, DCCM Member
  • Dave Tamayo, Board of Directors, SMUD
  • Susie Tompkins Buell, Activist and Philanthropist
  • Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council*

Titles for identification purposes only*

Gayle McLaughlin
State Officials
Local Officials
Prominent Persons
Organizations
  • Our Revolution Alameda Progressives
  • Our Revolution Contra Costa
  • Our Revolution Cupertino De Anza Political Revolution
  • Our Revolution Democracy Project LA
  • Our Revolution East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • Our Revolution F.U.N. Progressives (Fremont, Union City, Newark)
  • Our Revolution Humboldt (Courageous Resistance of Humboldt)
  • Our Revolution Indian Rock
  • Our Revolution Inland Empire
  • Our Revolution Lake County
  • Our Revolution Long Beach
  • Our Revolution Los Angeles Greens
  • Our Revolution Monterey County
  • Our Revolution Mountain View (NorCal4OurRevolution)
  • Our Revolution North Bay (Petaluma-Sonoma)
  • Our Revolution North County San Diego
  • Our Revolution Richmond (Richmond Progressive Alliance)
  • Our Revolution Riverside
  • Our Revolution San Clemente
  • Our Revolution San Francisco (SF Berniecrats)
  • Our Revolution San Joaquin County
  • Our Revolution San Jose (Democratic Socialists of America chapter)
  • Our Revolution San Leandro
  • Our Revolution Santa Clarita Valley
  • Our Revolution Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz for Bernie)
  • Our Revolution Santa Maria Progressives
  • Our Revolution Silicon Valley (Democratic Socialists of America chapter)
  • Our Revolution South Bay Los Angeles
  • Our Revolution UC Berkeley (Progressive Student Association for Bernie)
  • Our Revolution Ventura County
  • Our Revolution Watsonville
  • Our Revolution West Marin
  • Our Revolution West San Fernando Valley
  • Our Revolution Yolo County Progressives
  • East Bay Democratic Socialists of America[61]
  • San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America[62]
  • San Francisco Peninsula Democratic Socialists of America[61]
  • Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America[63]
  • San Diego Democratic Socialists of America
  • Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America
  • Pomona Valley Democratic Socialists of America
  • San Jose Democratic Socialists of America
  • Orange County Democratic Socialists of America
  • Green Party of Contra Costa
  • Green Party of Humboldt County
  • Green Party of Riverside County
  • Green Party of San Diego
  • Green Party of Santa Clara County
  • Green Party of Solano County
  • Green Party of Ventura County
  • Green Party of Yolo County
  • Humboldt State University Greens
  • California for Bernie Sanders 2020
  • Women For Justice
  • Southern District of California Community Coalition
  • The New Progressives of Del Norte
  • Ventura County Activists for Bernie Sanders 2020 #OurRevolution
  • South Bay Progressive Alliance
  • Pinole Progressive Alliance
  • Public Bank LA
  • San Diego Progressive Alliance
  • Revolution Funding
  • Delegates and Friends for Bernie 2016
  • Socialist Alternative
  • UE United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America Western Region
  • Movement for a People’s Party

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jeff
Bleich
(D)
Cole
Harris
(R)
David R.
Hernandez
(R)
Ed
Hernandez
(D)
Eleni
Kounalakis
(D)
Gayle McLaughlin (NPP) Undecided
YouGov May 12–24, 2018 1,113 ± 4.0% 6% 16% 6% 9% 14% 4% 41%

Results[edit]

Primary results by county:
  Kounalakis—30–40%
  Kounalakis—20–30%
  Kounalakis—<20%
  E. Hernandez—20–30%
  E. Hernandez—30–40%
  Harris—20–30%
  Harris—30–40%
  Fennell—<20%
Nonpartisan blanket primary results[66]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eleni Kounalakis 1,587,940 24.2
Democratic Ed Hernandez 1,347,442 20.6
Republican Cole Harris 1,144,003 17.5
Democratic Jeff Bleich 648,045 9.9
Republican David Fennell 515,956 7.9
Republican Lydia Ortega 419,512 6.4
Republican David R. Hernandez 404,982 6.2
No party preference Gayle McLaughlin 263,364 4.0
Libertarian Tim Ferreira 99,949 1.5
Democratic Cameron Gharabiklou 78,267 1.2
No party preference Danny Thomas 44,121 0.7
No party preference Marjan S. Fariba (write-in) 18 0.0
Total votes 6,553,599 100.0

By county[edit]

Results by county. Blue represents counties won by Kounalakis and counties with Democratic vote majorities. Red represents counties won by Harris and counties with Republican vote majorities. Orange represents counties won by Ed Hernandez. Green represents counties won by Fennell. Light blue represents counties with Democratic vote pluralities. Light red represents counties with Republican vote pluralities.

County McLaughlin Kounalakis Ed Hernandez Bleich Democratic total Fennell Harris Ortega David Hernandez Republican total Other
Alameda 8.7 31.4 19.0 20.3 71.9% 4.7 6.3 3.2 3.4 17.6% 1.8
Alpine 1.9 25.4 18.4 12.8 58.2% 13.1 10.4 9.1 4.0 36.6% 3.2
Amador 2.2 21.6 10.2 4.4 36.6% 16.1 23.2 9.3 9.5 58.1% 3.0
Butte 4.4 18.8 15.6 6.4 42.7% 12.1 21.5 9.5 6.9 50.0 2.9
Calaveras 2.4 20.2 12.0 4.5 37.3% 17.8 21.7 9.3 8.2 57.0% 3.3
Colusa 2.0 14.4 13.8 3.7 33.1% 20.3 24.2 9.5 7.4 61.4% 3.3
Contra Costa 6.2 26.7 17.4 17.3 62.4% 8.0 11.2 5.6 4.3 29.1% 2.3
Del Norte 4.3 14.8 16.9 5.6 38.4% 16.5 22.3 7.2 8.3 54.3% 3.1
El Dorado 2.5 23.5 11.2 4.9 40.1% 15.2 20.9 11.5 7.4 55.0% 2.5
Fresno 2.6 12.3 19.1 9.2 41.9% 9.6 23.6 12.1 7.7 53.0% 2.6
Glenn 2.2 8.4 10.0 5.0 25.8% 24.2 25.7 8.9 9.3 68.1% 3.8
Humboldt 8.2 25.4 19.5 8.8 55.1% 10.6 13.4 5.6 4.7 34.3% 2.4
Imperial 1.9 9.1 33.5 8.8 53.1% 11.9 12.2 8.1 10.0 42.2% 2.8
Inyo 3.5 16.5 15.1 6.6 39.2% 15.8 22.2 8.3 7.5 53.8% 3.5
Kern 1.9 9.7 15.3 6.3 34.4% 13.5 35.2 8.0 6.4 63.1% 2.6
Kings 2.1 7.6 19.2 6.0 33.2% 12.6 26.2 14.2 8.8 61.8% 2.5
Lake 4.3 25.6 10.7 13.1 50.5% 11.6 18.0 7.4 5.8 42.8% 2.6
Lassen 1.7 9.2 10.7 3.9 24.5% 18.3 30.7 10.9 11.7 70.6% 2.4
Los Angeles 4.1 27.4 28.9 7.1 64.7% 4.9 12.9 5.4 6.1 29.3% 1.9
Madera 2.1 9.0 18.4 5.1 33.3% 17.0 29.6 7.7 7.6 59.9% 2.8
Marin 5.2 32.2 16.3 25.5 74.6% 3.8 6.4 6.3 2.0 18.5 1.6
Mariposa 3.4 14.1 15.8 5.6 36.2% 18.0 24.0 7.2 8.3 57.5% 2.9
Mendocino 7.4 30.4 16.5 14.1 62.3% 7.4 10.7 5.2 4.7 28.0% 2.4
Merced 2.8 12.0 22.0 7.6 42.9% 9.9 23.1 10.6 7.3 50.9% 3.5
Modoc 2.6 8.2 9.0 4.3 22.3% 22.7 27.2 10.4 12.3 72.6% 2.4
Mono 3.9 18.9 18.7 11.6 50.0% 14.5 16.2 6.9 5.9 43.5% 2.7
Monterey 2.8 26.7 24.8 9.5 61.8% 5.4 18.2 5.3 4.6 34.5% 1.9
Napa 3.0 30.0 17.3 13.9 61.7% 11.1 10.6 5.3 4.9 31.9% 3.2
Nevada 4.4 30.7 10.6 8.3 50.1% 12.0 17.9 7.7 5.8 43.4% 2.2
Orange 2.3 18.5 19.8 5.7 45.2% 8.3 25.4 7.5 9.1 50.3% 2.2
Placer 2.2 24.0 11.4 5.1 41.1% 9.0 28.7 9.4 6.9 54.0% 2.7
Plumas 3.0 23.3 9.2 5.4 38.5% 17.8 16.9 10.9 10.2 55.8% 2.7
Riverside 2.0 16.6 20.8 5.8 44.1% 10.8 26.0 6.7 8.5 52.0% 1.9
Sacramento 3.0 31.4 17.2 7.2 56.6% 8.5 14.9 7.1 7.5 38.0% 2.4%
San Benito 2.9 23.3 21.8 6.2 52.0% 9.2 15.0 8.6 9.6 42.5% 2.6
San Bernardino 2.4 16.6 22.3 4.3 44.5% 9.2 24.2 7.2 10.4 51.0% 2.1
San Diego 3.0 20.8 18.9 10.1 51.4% 7.3 24.5 6.7 5.2 43.7% 1.9
San Francisco 18.0 29.0 17.5 20.8 68.2% 2.5 4.9 3.2 2.3 12.9% 0.9
San Luis Obispo 3.5 27.6 15.1 5.8 49.7% 11.0 22.1 6.7 5.4 44.2% 2.6
San Joaquin 2.2 24.9 17.6 5.2 49.2% 9.6 21.3 8.1 7.0 46.0% 2.6
San Mateo 4.1 34.2 16.5 19.8 71.5% 6.4 8.5 5.0 2.4 22.3% 2.1
Santa Barbara 2.9 25.9 21.5 6.7 55.0% 9.2 18.5 6.7 5.4 39.8% 2.3
Santa Clara 3.1 28.3 18.3 19.8 68.0% 7.3 9.9 4.9 4.5 26.6% 2.3
Santa Cruz 5.9 34.7 22.8 12.2 70.6% 4.6 9.0 5.3 2.8 21.7% 1.8
Shasta 2.7 10.9 12.3 6.0 30.1% 19.0 25.4 9.4 10.5 64.3% 2.9
Sierra 5.8 21.4 7.7 5.4 35.0% 16.5 21.2 11.0 7.4 55.1% 4.1
Siskiyou 4.5 15.3 13.3 8.1 37.1% 19.4 18.4 8.9 8.2 54.9% 3.5
Solano 3.4 28.7 16.8 10.0 57.5% 10.9 11.9 7.5 5.4 38.7% 3.3
Sonoma 5.5 34.4 17.2 15.1 67.7% 5.8 9.6 5.8 3.6 24.8% 2.0
Stanislaus 2.0 22.2 16.7 6.3 46.1% 12.5 23.2 7.2 6.4 49.3% 2.6
Sutter 1.6 14.8 12.9 4.3 35.6% 12.0 31.1 8.6 7.6 59.3% 3.5
Tehama 2.4 8.5 13.3 3.7 27.4% 20.2 26.7 9.0 11.3 67.2% 3.1
Trinity 4.2 16.1 16.1 6.5 40.1% 17.7 14.6 10.4 9.2 51.9% 3.8
Tulare 1.6 7.7 21.1 4.7 34.0% 11.9 33.9 7.5 8.0 61.0% 3.1
Tuolumne 2.8 22.1 11.2 5.1 39.2% 20.2 19.0 8.2 8.0 55.4% 2.7
Ventura 3.0 22.1 21.6 6.7 51.2% 11.2 18.9 6.2 7.1 43.4% 2.4
Yolo 4.1 33.0 21.1 8.9 64.0% 6.8 12.4 6.0 4.0 29.2% 2.6
Yuba 2.6 15.8 12.0 3.5 33.1% 17.3 27.9 7.4 8.1 60.7% 3.6
Total 4.0 24.2 20.6 9.9 55.8% 7.9 17.5 6.4 6.2 38.0% 2.2

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Ed Hernandez (D)
Federal officials
State officials
State legislators
Eleni Kounalakis (D)
Elected Officials
  • Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States[68]
  • Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator (D-CA)[69]
  • Anna Eshoo, U.S. Representative (D-CA-18)
  • Mike Thompson, U.S. Representative (D-CA-5)
  • Doris Matsui, U.S. Representative (D-CA-6)[70]
  • Jimmy Panetta, U.S. Representative (D-CA-20)
  • Eric Swalwell, U.S. Representative (D-CA-15)
  • Zoe Lofgren, U.S. Representative (D-CA-19)
  • Nanette Barragán, U.S. Representative (D-CA-44)
  • Jerry McNerney, U.S. Representative (D-CA-9)
  • Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative (D-NY-12)
  • John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative (D-MD-3)
  • Kevin McCarty, California Assemblymember (D-7)
  • Ed Lee, former Mayor of San Francisco (deceased)
  • Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
  • Darrell Steinberg Mayor of Sacramento
  • Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
  • California State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio
  • Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
  • Millbrae Mayor Gina Papan
  • Belmont Mayor Charles Stone
  • Hillsborough Mayor Marie Chuang
  • Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly
  • Folsom City Vice Mayor Kerri Howell
  • Foster City Mayor Sam Hindi
  • San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell
  • Sonoma Supervisor James Gore
  • Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall
  • Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna
  • Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor
  • San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
  • San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessey
  • Glendale City Clerk Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian
  • Fresno City Council President Esmeralda Soria
  • San Mateo City Council Member Diane Papan
  • Chico City Council Member Karl Ory
  • Piedmont City Council Member Teddy Gray King
  • Stockton City Council Member Christina Fugazi
  • Roseville City Council Member Scott Alvord
  • Redwood City Council Member Shelly Masur
  • Millbrae City Council Member Wayne J. Lee
  • Menlo Park City Council Member Catherine Carlton
  • Burlingame City Council Member Emily Beach
  • President of the San Francisco Community College Board Thea Selby
  • Contra Costa Community College District Board Trustee John Marquez
  • Vallecito Union School Board Vice Chair Tom Pratt
  • Belmont Planning Commission Chair Julia Mates
  • Olivehurst Public Utility District Chair Mary Jane Griego
  • City of Santa Monica Rent Control Board Commissioner Caroline Torosis
  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board Member Cecily Harris
  • Florin County Water District Chair & Director Larry S. Tract
  • Former U.S. Congresswoman Shelly Berkley
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns
  • Former U.S. Ambassador Colleen Bell
  • Former U.S. Ambassador Mike McFaul
  • Former Undersecretary of State and U.S. Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher
  • Former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides
  • Former State Senator Mark Leno
  • Former State Senator and California Democratic Party Chair John Burton
  • Former Contra Costa County Democratic Party Chair Chuck Carpenter
  • Former Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Sally Lieber
  • Former California State Assembly Member Lloyd Levine
  • Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm
  • Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis
  • Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Jim Gonzalez
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Leslie Katz
  • Former City of Clearlake Mayor Joey Luiz
  • Former San Francisco Police Commissioner David Onek
  • Former Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas
  • Former Fremont City Council Member Anu Natarajan
Organizations
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • EMILY's List
  • Equality California
  • NARAL Pro-Choice California
  • California Women's List
  • California National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • National Women's Political Caucus
  • California's Legislative Women's Caucus
  • California Young Democrats Black Caucus
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • Fresno County Young Democrats
  • Marin County Young Democrats
  • Riverside County Young Democrats
  • Sacramento County Young Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats
  • Stonewall Young Democrats
  • Ventura County Young Democrats
  • SEIU Local 2579 - Employees Union
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • Tulare County Stonewall Democrats
  • Porterville Democratic Club
Community Leaders and Activists
  • Willie Adams, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Secretary-Treasurer
  • Norma Alcala, Trustee of the Washington Unified School District
  • Maria Alegria, Chair, The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County
  • Panorea Avdis, Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
  • Prameela Bartholomeusz, Finance Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee
  • Sascha Bittner, Activist
  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, Board of Directors, SMUD
  • Teri Burns, Member, Natomas Unified School District
  • Robert Camacho
  • Amy Champ, Regional Director, Region 4 and Gold Country Vice-Chair, Rural Caucus of the California Democratic Party*
  • Norman Chramoff, Co-Chair CA Democratic Party Platform Committee*
  • Judy Y. Chu, Ed.D., Stanford University/Early Childhood Development Expert
  • Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik, Region 18 Chair, California Democratic Party
  • Andrea Dew Steele, President of Emerge*
  • Kath Delaney
  • Baljinder Dhillon, Sutter County Board of Education Superintendent
  • Kara Dukakis, Director, Too Small to Fail*
  • Robert W. Duggleby, MA, MS, Colonel United States Army (Ret.)
  • Andrew Ertl
  • Grace Espindola, North Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Marla Fields, President, Sustainable Novato
  • Orlando Fuentes, Board Member, Cosumnes CSD
  • Susan Gutowsky, President, Placer Women Democrats
  • Luke Heslip, President, Marin County Young Democrats
  • Kevin Hendrick, Former Delegate Chair of Del Norte
  • Brodie Hilp, Member, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club & Democratic Party of Contra Costa County
  • Alice A. Huffman, DNC Member
  • Jenita Johnson Rodriguez, Northern Central Vice Chair, Rural Caucus
  • Carol Keavney, President, Democratic Women's Council of the Conejo Valley
  • Hene Kelly, Chair, California Democratic Party Disabilities Caucus
  • Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO of Advanced MicroGrid Solutions
  • Laura Lowell, Chair, Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee
  • Dennis Mangers, Sacramento LGBT Community Leader
  • Debbie Mesloh, Co-Chair, Bay Area Women's Summit*
  • William Monroe, California Democratic Party Region 12 Director
  • Bob Mulholland, Democratic Advisor
  • Jocelyn Navarro, District Representative, Sacramento City Council
  • Michael Pappas, Executive Director of the San Francisco Interfaith Council
  • Christine Pelosi, Chair, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus
  • Neil Pople, President, Natomas Democratic Club
  • Tom Pratt, President, Fine Arts Coverage Enterprises
  • Linda Fadeke-Richardson, Commissioner, San Francisco Treasure Island Development Authority
  • Susan Rowe, Chief Vice Chair, Rural Caucus
  • Genevieve Shiroma, Board of Directors, SMUD
  • Michael Sestak, Sestak Lighting Design
  • Deepa Sharma, Northern California Outreach Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker & Founder of 50/50
  • Andrea Shorter, Commissioner, Commission on the Status of Women
  • Silissa Vriarte Smith, AD70 California Democratic Party Delegate
  • Julie D. Soo, Co-Chair, CA Democratic Party Platform Committee*, Commissioner, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women*
  • Lynne Standard-Nightengale, Chair, Amador County Democrats
  • Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Kerry Stoebner, DCCM Member
  • Dave Tamayo, Board of Directors, SMUD
  • Susie Tompkins Buell, Activist and Philanthropist
  • Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council*

Titles for identification purposes only*

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Ed
Hernandez (D)
Eleni
Kounalakis (D)
Undecided
Thomas Partners Strategies October 5–7, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 24% 30% 46%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 28–30, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 22% 24% 54%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 21–23, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 27% 27% 46%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 14–16, 2018 1,040 ± 3.5% 18% 15% 67%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 7–9, 2018 1,227 ± 3.3% 18% 16% 66%

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ed Hernandez
Democratic Eleni Kounalakis
Majority
Total votes
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

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