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California Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

Who's on the ballot in California? Candidates for office in California, California Senate candidates

Voters cast their ballots at a polling station in Alhambra, California. (Getty)

California voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in races for the state’s U.S. Senate seats, its U.S. House seats, and its state House and Senate seats.

Six parties have lines on the ballot in California: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, the Peace and Freedom Party, and the Independent Party. There’s also a ballot line for write-in candidates. You can find a sample ballot for your town by providing your address at this Ballotpedia page.

Here’s a list of your candidate options for each race:

President and Vice President

U.S. Senate

Democratic incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring in 2016. Two candidates are vying to take her place in office:

U.S. House

Click here for a map of the 53 congressional districts.

First District

  • Incumbent Doug LaMalfa of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Jim Reed of the Democratic Party

Second District

  • Incumbent Jared Huffman of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Dale Mensing of the Republican Party

Third District

  • Incumbent John Garamendi of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Eugene Cleek of the Republican Party

Fourth District

  • Incumbent Tom McClintock of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Bob Derlet of the Democratic Party

Fifth District

  • Incumbent Mike Thompson of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Carlos Santamaria of the Republican Party

Sixth District

  • Incumbent Doris Matsui of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Robert Evans of the Republican Party

Seventh District

  • Incumbent Ami Bera of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Scott Jones of the Republican Party

Eighth District

  • Incumbent Paul Cook of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Rita Ramirez of the Democratic Party

Ninth District

  • Incumbent Jerry McNerney of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Antonio Amador of the Republican Party

Tenth District

  • Incumbent Jeff Denham of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Michael Eggman of the Democratic Party

Eleventh District

  • Incumbent Mark DeSaulnier of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Roger Allen Petersen of the Republican Party

Twelfth District

  • Incumbent Nancy Pelosi of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Preston Picus of the Independent Party

Thirteenth District

  • Incumbent Barbara Lee of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Sue Caro of the Republican Party

Fourteenth District

  • Incumbent Jackie Speier of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Angel Cardenas of the Republican Party

Fifteenth District

  • Incumbent Eric Swalwell of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Danny Turner of the Republican Party

Sixteenth District

  • Incumbent Jim Costa of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Johnny Tacherra of the Republican Party

Seventeenth District

  • Incumbent Mike Honda of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Ro Khanna of the Democratic Party

Eighteenth District

  • Incumbent Anna Eshoo of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Richard Fox of the Republican Party

Nineteenth District

  • Incumbent Zoe Lofgren of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger G Burt Lancaster of the Republican Party

Twentieth District

  • Jimmy Panetta of the Democratic Party
  • Casey Lucius of the Republican Party

Twenty-First District

  • Incumbent David Valadao of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Emilio Huerta of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Second District

  • Incumbent Devin Nunes of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Louie Campos of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Third District

  • Incumbent Kevin McCarthy of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Wendy Reed of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Fourth District

  • Salud Carbajal of the Democratic Party
  • Justin Fareed of the Republican Party

Twenty-Fifth District

  • Incumbent Stephen Knight of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Bryan Caforio of the Democratic Party

Twenty-Sixth District

  • Incumbent Julia Brownley of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Rafael Dagnesses of the Republican Party

Twenty-Seventh District

  • Incumbent Judy Chu of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jack Orswell of the Republican Party

Twenty-Eighth District

  • Incumbent Adam Schiff of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Lenore Solis of the Republican Party

Twenty-Ninth District

  • Incumbent Tony Cardenas of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Richard Alarcon of the Democratic Party

Thirtieth District

  • Incumbent Brad Sherman of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Mark Reed of the Republican Party

Thirty-First District

  • Incumbent Pete Aguilar of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Paul Chabot of the Republican Party

Thirty-Second District

  • Incumbent Grace Napolitano of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Roger Hernandez of the Democratic Party

Thirty-Third District

  • Incumbent Ted Lieu of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Kenneth Wright of the Republican Party

Thirty-Fourth District

  • Incumbent Xavier Becerra of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Adrienne Nicole Edwards of the Republican Party

Thirty-Fifth District

  • Incumbent Norma Torres of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Tyler Fischella of the Republican Party

Thirty-Sixth District

  • Incumbent Raul Ruiz of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jeff Stone of the Republican Party

Thirty-Seventh District

  • Incumbent Karen Bass of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Chris Blake Wiggins of the Democratic Party

Thirty-Eighth District

  • Incumbent Linda Sanchez of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Ryan Downing of the Republican Party

Thirty-Ninth District

  • Incumbent Edward Royce of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Brett Murdock of the Democratic Party

Fortieth District

  • Incumbent Lucille Roybal-Allard of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Roman Gabriel Gonzalez of the Independent Party

Forty-First District

  • Incumbent Mark Takano of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Doug Shepherd of the Republican Party

Forty-Second District

  • Incumbent Ken Calvert of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Tim Sheridan of the Democratic Party

Forty-Third District

  • Incumbent Maxine Waters of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Omar Navarro of the Republican Party

Forty-Fourth District

  • Isadore Hall of the Democratic Party
  • Nanette Barragan of the Democratic Party

Forty-Fifth District

  • Incumbent Mimi Walters of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Ron Varasteh of the Democratic Party

Forty-Sixth District

  • Lou Correa of the Democratic Party
  • Bao Nguyen of the Democratic Party

Forty-Seventh District

  • Incumbent Alan Lowenthal of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Andy Whallon of the Republican Party

Forty-Eighth District

  • Incumbent Dana Rohrabacher of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Suzanne Savary of the Democratic Party

Forty-Ninth District

  • Incumbent Darrell Issa of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Douglas Applegate of the Democratic Party

Fiftieth District

  • Incumbent Duncan Hunter of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Patrick Malloy of the Democratic Party

Fifty-First District

  • Incumbent Juan Vargas of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Juan Hidalgo Jr of the Republican Party

Fifty-Second District

  • Incumbent Scott Peters of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Denise Gitsham of the Republican Party

Fifty-Third District

  • Incumbent Susan Davis of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger James Veltmeyer of the Republican Party

State Legislative Races

Democrats have a government trifecta in the state of California, with majorities in both the state House of Representatives and Senate, along with holding the governorship. In the state Senate Democrats hold 26 of the 40 seats, with 20 of 40 seats up for election. In the state House of Representatives all seats are up for election, with Democrats currently holding 52 of 80. Edmund G (Jerry) Brown Jr has served as Governor of California since 2011 and the next gubernatorial election will take place in 2018.

Ballotpedia has a full list of elections in the House and the Senate. The site also has a comprehensive breakdown of races to watch in both houses.

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