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Lieutenant Governor — State of California

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About this office

Next in line: Becomes Governor if the elected Governor leaves office. Has a tie-breaking vote in the State Senate. Serves on boards and commissions.
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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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 11 candidates.

Eleni Kounalakis

Democratic
Businesswoman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I will advance policies to build more affordable housing,...
  2. I will work tirelessly to lower the cost of a UC and...
  3. I’ll fight any expansion of offshore oil drilling...
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Ed Hernandez

Democratic
State Senator/Businessman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Education: I’m deeply committed to debt-free college...
  2. Healthcare: As an Optometrist, I've seen the devastation...
  3. Immigration: I will work to ensure that California...
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Cole Harris

Republican
Father, Businessman, Entrepreneur
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Spending: I will push to review state spending plans...
  2. Jobs and the Economy: I will try to cut red tape for...
  3. Affordable Housing: There is a severe shortage of...
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Jeff Bleich

Democratic
Attorney and Educator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. EDUCATION: As a leader within the UC and Cal State...
  2. HOUSING: I’ll work with stakeholders throughout the...
  3. ENVIRONMENT: I’ll use the Lt. Governor’s positions...
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David Fennell

Republican
Entrepreneur
Top 3 Priorities
  1. FIGHT FRAUD - White Collar crime & political influence...
  2. CUT GOVERNMENT WASTE - The first thing I will do as...
  3. CREATE JOBS - While corrupt San Francisco is getting...
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Lydia Ortega

Republican
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Top 3 Priorities
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Gayle McLaughlin

No Party Preference
Former Mayor of Richmond, CA / Community...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Encourage building local, diverse, inclusive, corporate-free...
  2. Fight for Single Payer "Medicare for all", Free Public...
  3. Keep a watchful eye on Sacramento backroom deals,...
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Tim Ferreira

Libertarian
Strategist/Programmer/Entrepreneur
Top 3 Priorities
  1. REDUCE SPENDING: Incentivize government employees...
  2. ENHANCE EDUCATION: Explore more pilot programs. Listen...
  3. INCREASE LIBERTY: Decriminalize victim-less crimes....
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Cameron Gharabiklou

Democratic
Attorney/Small Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Stand up to Donald Trump by standing up on California...
  2. Push California to lead by example, in proposing,...
  3. Making education a top priority of the state, including...
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Danny Thomas

No Party Preference
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Governmental transparency and accountability
  2. lowering the cost of higher education
  3. encoiuraging every citizen over 18 to register, vote...
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