Race For California Governor

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The following people have qualified to be in the ballot run for governor in June 3. The governor's office is the state's chief executive officer, oversees state departments, proposes, approves and vetoes legislation, prepares the annual state budget and directs resources during emergencies.


Akinyemi Agbede,

Occupation: Mathematician
Party: Democratic 

Richard William Aguirre

Occupation: Real Estate Investor
Residence: San Diego
Party: Republican
Issues: Economy, Energy, Desalination, Immigration, Edcuation, Healthcare

Bogdan Bo Ambrozewicz

Occupation: Businessman
Residence: Sacramento
Party: No Party Preference
Issues: Government Reform, Jobs, Tax Reform, Budget

Andrew Blount

Occupation: Mayor of Laguna Hills
Residence: Laguna Hills
Party: Republican

Jerry -Brown

Occupation: Governor of California
City: Oakland
Party: Democrat 
Endorsements: California Police Chiefs and Sheriffs, California Teachers, California League of Conservation Voters

Glenn Champ

Glenn Champ

Occupation: Contractor
City: Tollhouse, CA
Party: Republican

Rakesh -Kumar -Christian

Occupation: Small Business Owner
Party Affiliation: No Party Preference

Tim Donnelly

Occupation: Member of the California State Assembly, District 13
Residence: San Diego
Party: Republican
Issues: Healthcare, Tort Reform, Gun Rights, Economy, Immigration, Government Spending
Endorsements: Conservative Party of California, Pat Boone, Gun Rights Across America, Republican Liberty Caucus of California, More

Janel Hyeshia Buycks

Occupation: Minister
Party: No Party Preference
Issues: Economy Abortion, Gay Marriage, Prison Reform
Endorsements: "Ordained, Approved, and Endorsed by Jesus Christ"

Neel Kashkari

Occupation: Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Residence: Orange County
Party: Republican
Endorsements: Condoleeza Rice, Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, California State Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, Downey City Councilmember Alex Saab, More

Joe Leicht

Occupation: President of a golf management company
Residence: San Clemente 
Party: No Party Preference
Issues: Spending, Education, Crime, Immigration, Energy

Robert Newman

Occupation: Psychologist/Farmer
Residence: Redlands
Party: No Party Preference
Issues: Education, Economy, Immigration, Gun Rights, More

Luis JRodriguez

Occupation: Author/Community Organizer
Residence: San Fernando
Party: Green
Issues: Economy, Environment, Social Justice, Education, Healthcare, Arts
Endorsements: Green Party of California, Mexican-American Political Association, More

Cindy Sheehan

Occupation: Author/Director of Non-Profit
Residence: Berkeley
Party: Peace and Freedom
Issues: Environment, Education, Healthcare
Endorsements: Peace and Freedom Party, Socialist Alternative, New Progressive Alliance, More

Alma Marie Winston

Occupation: CEO, Goodwill Funding Inc.
Party: Republican
Issues: Economy, Healthcare, Education, Taxes, Water, More


Stories About The Gubernational Race:

  • Ben Adler/ Capital Public Radio

    Brown Promises 'Prudent' Next Four Years

    October 29, 2014

    Gov. Jerry Brown had a lot to say when asked why he hasn't put forth much of an agenda for a potential fourth term at a Modesto campaign stop Wednesday.

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    Kashkari Steps Up Attacks On Brown

    October 21, 2014

    With time running out, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari is increasing the attacks on Democratic Incumbent Jerry Brown.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Kashkari's Toy Train Smash? How About A Car...Or A Toilet

    September 24, 2014

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's offer to give $25 gas cards to Californians who smash toy trains at an event today in Burbank isn't the first political stunt from a campaign looking for media attention.

  • Brown, Kashkari Clash In Lone Gubernatorial Debate

    September 5, 2014

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari attacked each other throughout their only scheduled debate Thursday night. - Watch a replay of the debate, or listen to a rebroadcast at 9 a.m. Friday.

  • Pool photo / AP

    Debate Coverage: Brown, Kashkari Square Off

    September 4, 2014

    UPDATED: Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari debated Thursday night. Watch a replay here, or listen to a reply at 9 a.m. Friday on the News Station, in place of Insight.

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    Kashkari Spends Week Homeless In Fresno

    July 31, 2014

    Republican Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is pushing jobs as a way to reduce poverty in California. But some say it’s not that simple.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Big Week Ahead In California Governor's Race

    May 27, 2014

    The top two Republican challengers to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown are using two very different strategies to reach voters as California’s June primary election enters its final week.

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    California Lawmakers Send "Rainy Day Fund" To Ballot

    May 15, 2014

    It’s official: California voters will see a “rainy day fund” constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Thursday, lawmakers unanimously approved the bipartisan budget reserve deal reached last week by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders.

  • California GOP's Future At Stake In June Primary

    May 13, 2014

    Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari both want to be governor –- but they have two very different visions for the California Republican Party. Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler looks at the battle for the California GOP’s future.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Donnelly Says Campaign Strong Despite Turmoil

    March 14, 2014

    (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly says the sudden departure of his campaign manager will not hamper his push to energize activists during this weekend's GOP convention.

  • Donnelly Takes A Ride On The Liberty Express

    February 18, 2014

    A tea party Republican in Democratic California may face long odds when it comes to being elected governor. But one Assemblyman insists he’s the man for the state’s top job.

  • YouTube & Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio

    The Evolution of Jerry Brown

    August 22, 2013

    In less than two months, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history. We take a look at how the Brown of today compares to the Brown of 30 years ago.

  • CPR photo/Ben Adler

    GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race?

    July 22, 2013

    It’s less than a year until the first votes will be cast in the 2014 California governor’s race, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the campaign. Why is the Republican field shaping up so slowly to challenge Democratic Governor Jerry Brown?