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State of California - Secretary of State

Secretary of State — State of California

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the Secretary of State — State of California

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About this office

Head of elections and record keeping: Coordinates statewide elections and oversees election laws. Also keeps records about new corporations and businesses and other state databases.

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    Candidates

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    Alex Padilla

    Democratic
    California Secretary of State
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Protecting voting rights
    2. Supporting California jobs and small businesses
    3. Increasing campaign finance transparency
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    Michael Feinstein

    Green
    Electoral Reform Consultant and Activist
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Voter Choice - Proportional Representation, Ranked-Choice...
    2. Clean Money - Small Donors, Transparency, Disclosure,...
    3. Election Integrity - Every Vote Counts, Every Vote...
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    Ruben Major

    Democratic
    Paramedic, Historian, Business Owner
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Elections: Printed paper ballots, publicly owned voting...
    2. Campaign Finance Disclosure: Increased disclosure...
    3. Small Business Support: Push for a reduction of annual...
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    Gail K. Lightfoot

    Libertarian
    Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. End Top Two - only two candidates in November, restore...
    2. Add NOTA [None of the Above] to all ballots so voters...
    3. Allow any party to nominate by caucus and convention,...
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    C. T. Weber

    Peace and Freedom
    Retired analyst from California Highway...
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Create fair elections of legislators by replacing...
    2. Get big money out of our elections by allowing for...
    3. Allow for publicly owned, open source paper ballot...
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    Mark P. Meuser

    Republican
    Constitutional and Election Law Attorney
    Top 3 Priorities
    1. Clean up California's bloated voter rolls. California...
    2. Cancel from the voter rolls those who are not eligible...
    3. Update California's business registration system so...
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