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The Secretary of State oversees statewide elections and provides campaign and lobbying financial information to the public. The office also registers and authenticates businesses, preserves the state's archives and maintains the registry for domestic partnerships, advance health directives and the confidential addresses of dometic violence victims.


0519-Roy -Allmond

Roy Allmond

Occupation: State Employee
Residence: Sacramento
Party: Republican
0519-Derek -Cressman

Derek Cressman

Occupation: Voting Rights Advocate
Residence: Sacramento
Party: Democratic
Issues: Work to get corporate money out of politics, Upgrade voter and business registration systems, Modernize and include campaign contribution information in the state's voter information guide
Endorsements: California Federation of Teachers, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California, More
0519-David -Curtis

David Curtis

Occupation: Designer
Party: Green
Issues: Fair Elections, Assist State and Local Businesses,  Work To Ban Fracking, System Reforms
Endorsements: Green Party, Christina Tobin, More
019-Jeff -Drobman

Jeffrey H. Drobman

Occupation: Computer Scientist/Engineer
Residence: Westlake Village
Party: Democratic
Issues: Online voting, Improve security of voting systems, Campaign finance reform
0519-Alex -Padilla

Alex Padilla

Occupation: California State Senator
Residence: Los Angeles
Party: Democratic
Issues: Voter participation, Fair Elections, Transparency, Improve business registration system
Endorsements: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Former Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, More
0519-pete -peterson

Pete Peterson

Occupation: Institute Executive Director
Residence: Los Angeles
Party: Republican
Issues: Voter turnout and accessibility, Transperancy, Improving business registration system
Endorsements: Los Angeles Times, California Police Chiefs Association, State Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, More
0519-Dan -Schnur

Dan Schnur

Occupation: Institute Director
Residence: Willows
Party: No Party Preference
Issues: Transperancy, Campaign finance reform, Voter turnout
Endorsements: Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle

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News stories



Secretary of State Stories

  • Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio

    Secretary of State Race Draws Crowded Field

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    A political scandal put the California Secretary of State race on the radar this year. But there are several other issues that make this a campaign to watch.