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Governor — State of California

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About this office

The highest elected official in California: Oversees most state departments and agencies. Prepares annual state budget. Approves or rejects new state laws.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.

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    Gavin Newsom

    Democratic
    49th Lt. Gov. of California and former...
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    1. Defending California’s Values - As Governor, I will...
    2. Creating California’s Opportunity – I will increase...
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    John H. Cox

    Republican
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    Antonio Villaraigosa

    Democratic
    Public Policy Advisor; Former Mayor...
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    1. I’ve said again and again my top three priorities...
    2. Lifting families out of poverty lowers crime, increases...
    3. High wage jobs creates dramatically more tax revenue...
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    Travis Allen

    Republican
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    John Chiang

    Democratic
    California State Treasurer
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    1. I will tackle California’s affordable housing crisis,...
    2. I will restore public education through free universal...
    3. I will stand up to the dangerous policies coming out...
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    Delaine Eastin

    Democratic
    Youth Advocate, Educator, Policy...
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    1. Invest in education, cradle through career.This means:prenatal...
    2. Housing for the homeless & affordable housing for...
    3. Improve the health and safety of all Californians:...
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    Amanda Renteria

    Democratic
    COO, Justice Department
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    1. Changing the culture of politics - Getting money out...
    2. Housing - Declare a state of emergency around homelessness,...
    3. Schools not prisons - Funding our education system...
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    Peter Y. Liu

    Republican
    Policomedian - Serious politics mixed...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Helping people to get rich using #CESP5 method.
    2. Setting up Community Empowered Safety Plan in all...
    3. Spreading #CESP worldwide to enable world peace.
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    Yvonne Girard

    Republican
    Judicial Assistant/Veteran
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    1. I plan to beautify the inner cities and make the schools...
    2. I would like to see the life of Californians made...
    3. As Governor, I will work to protect and defend Californians...
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    Gloria Estela La Riva

    Peace and Freedom
    Gloria La Riva is a labor & community...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Guarantee housing for all: Ban evictions • Overturn...
    2. Prosecute police abuse; End mass incarceration • End...
    3. Strengthen union rights • Make state universities...
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    J. Bribiesca

    Democratic
    Retired Medical Doctor, College instructor
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    1. transparency, Justice and accountability for all,...
    2. safety of all citizens of California, free and better...
    3. decrease over-regulation, so small and large business...
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    Josh Jones

    Green
    Author & Solar Electric Designer
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    1. Modernize the 1957 state water policy: implement water...
    2. Afforable housing: regulate AirBnB hotel-systems such...
    3. Abolish private prison slavery & end mass incarceration....
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    Zoltan Istvan

    Libertarian
    Entrepreneur & Transhumanist
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Provide a universal basic income via monetizing unused...
    2. Decriminalizing all drugs and ending the war on drugs
    3. Lowering taxes dramatically across the state
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    Albert Caesar Mezzetti

    Democratic
    doctor of psychology....teacher...
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    1. do away with law that makes excellent citizens...
    2. i am pro-women 100%. have the same rights as...
    3. do away with open marijuna law and apply government...
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    Nickolas Wildstar

    Libertarian
    Recording Artist / Rapper
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    1. Tax relief including but not limited to tax cuts and...
    2. Improve social conditions regarding education, homelessness,...
    3. Strengthen relationship with public by holding state...
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    Akinyemi Agbede

    Democratic
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    Christopher N. Carlson

    Green
    Puppeteer/Musician
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    1. Natural Disasters; Emergency Response
    2. Ending Fracking
    3. Sending a California Woman to Mars
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    Klement Tinaj

    Democratic
    CEO/Educator/Artist
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    2. Invest in public education, early childhood education,...
    3. Pass Single Payer to stop people from going bankrupt,...
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    Hakan "Hawk" Mikado

    No Party Preference
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    Johnny Wattenburg

    No Party Preference
    Retired truck driver/business owner
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Revamped the high-speed rail system
    2. Repeal the gas tax that has been bestowed upon us...
    3. California will not become a sanctuary State and we...
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    Desmond Silveira

    No Party Preference
    senior software engineer
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    1. From the moment of conception until natural death,...
    2. Support economic policies that expand opportunities...
    3. Work to fix the ecological deficits of the past, act...
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    Shubham Goel

    No Party Preference
    Virtual Reality Manager
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    1. Board of Regret (Regents): The governor of California...
    2. Mandating that each health care insurance company...
    3. Ban Social Media K-12. Legalize Sports Gambling. Lower...
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