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California Democratic Party

2018 Statewide Endorsement Balloting Results


U.S. Senate Votes Vote % Secretary of State Votes Vote %
Kevin de León 1508 54% Alex Padilla 2176 78%
Dianne Feinstein 1023 37% Ruben Major 436 16%
Pat Harris 149 5% No Endorsement 190 7%
No Endorsement 95 3% Total 2802
Total 2775 Result: Alex Padilla
Result: No Consensus

Superintendent of
Governor Votes Vote % Public Instruction Votes Vote %
Gavin Newsom 1087 39% Tony Thurmond 2442 89%
Antonio Villaraigosa 241 9% Marshall Tuck 135 5%
John Chiang 826 30% No Endorsement 173 6%
Delaine Eastin 546 20% Total 2750
No Endorsement 91 3% Result: Tony Thurmond
Total 2791
Result: No Consensus

Lt. Governor Votes Vote % State Treasurer Votes Vote %


Jeff Bleich 187 7% Fiona Ma 2551 92%
Eleni Kounalakis 1140 41% No Endorsement 219 8%
Ed Hernandez 1157 42% Total 2770
No Endorsement 300 11% Result: Fiona Ma
Total 2784
Result: No Consensus

Board of Equalization,
Attorney General Votes Vote % Dist. 1 Votes Vote %
Dave Jones 1564 56% Tom Hallinan 1369 58%
Xavier Becerra 1188 42% No Endorsement 989 42%
No Endorsement 60 2% Total 2358
Total 2812 Result: No Consensus
Result: No Consensus

Board of Equalization,
State Controller Votes Vote % Dist. 2 Votes Vote %
Betty Yee 2635 95% Cathleen Galgiani 767 29%
No Endorsement 137 5% Malia Cohen 1371 52%
Total 2772 No Endorsement 515 19%
Result: Betty Yee Total 2653
Result: No Consensus

Board of Equalization,
Insurance Commissioner Votes Vote % Dist. 3 Votes Vote %
Asif Mahmood 708 26% Tony Vazquez 460 18%
Ricardo Lara 1883 68% Scott Svonkin 1225 47%
No Endorsement 165 6% No Endorsement 932 36%
Total 2756 Total 2617
Result: Ricardo Lara Result: No Consensus

Any endorsement shall require sixty percent (60%) vote of those caucus present and voting. (CDP Bylaws, Art. VIII, Sec. 3.c.(8).)
For statewide public offices, the ratification of the endorsing caucus' decision shall be assumed. (CDP Bylaws, Art. VIII, Sec. 3.d.(1).)
The CDP Bylaws supersede any information provided by staff regarding the endorsement process.
A current copy can be found on our website at www.cadem.org
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