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The 2021 edition of "California Lawmaker" is now available.

Updated through the start of the 2021-22 legislative session by JoinCalifornia editor Alex Vassar, the new edition looks at both the history of the legislature since 1849 as well as the the newest members of the legislature.

Tweets by Alex Vassar

 Saturday, April 01, 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 14,532 candidates, who ran in 26,764 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



 ● 584 days until the 2024 General Election (11/5)
 ● 339 days until the 2024 Primary Election (3/5)
  ● 328 days until the release of the Certified List of Write-in Candidates (2/23)
  ● 271 days until the Certified List of Candidates for the Primary aree posted (12/28)
  ● 256 days until the end of the Declaration of Candidacy Extension Period if Incumbent Does Not File (12/13)
  ● 251 days until the End of the Nomination Period (12/8)
  ● 226 days until the Start of the Nomination Period (11/13)