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2024 Candidates
Research is beginning on the candidates for state office in 2024. A list of declared candidates is available on our 2024 Election Preview page.
As of mid-August 2023, it appears that California voters will elect a new US Senator, 4-6 new Members of Congress, 10-12 new State Senators, and 16-18 new Assemblymembers in 2024.
The candidates have diverse backgrounds, and those with the strongest campaigns hail from nine foreign countries, five states, and the District of Columbia.

Rest in Peace
Former Assemblywoman Gloria Molina died May 14th.

Rest in Peace
Former Assemblyman Ken Meade died March 29th.

Former Assemblyman William F. Stanton turned 100 years old in February. He is only the fifth known California state legislator to live for more than a century.
The second oldest former legislator is Tom Hom of San Diego, who would turn 100 in 2027.

Rest in Peace
Fmr Assemblyman Frank Murphy died December 2022.

Tweets by Alex Vassar

 Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Thanks for visiting! For the past seventeen years, this has been the political history project that just wouldn't end. We work continually to both build a better  understanding of California's early political history as well as keeping up with recent elections and looking ahead to the future.

Our records currently include state legislative races since 1898 and statewide and federal offices back to 1849. As of today, our records include information about 14,531 candidates, who ran in 26,763 contests in a total of 557 elections.

It's probably a good idea to keep in mind that records are really incomplete in the early years (1850s-1860s), and this is all a work in progress. That being that, we always appreciate you letting us know if anything doesn't quite look right.

Alex and Shane
The One Voter Project



 ● 406 days until the 2024 General Election (11/5)
 ● 161 days until the 2024 Primary Election (PREVIEW) (3/5)
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  ● 93 days until the Certified List of Candidates for the Primary is posted (12/28)
  ● 78 days until the end of the Declaration of Candidacy Extension Period if Incumbent Does Not File (12/13)
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 ● 1009 days until the effective date for the Legislature Employer-Employee Relations Act (LEERA) (7/1)