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Attorney General —State of CaliforniaJune 5, 2018 —California Primary Election

June 5, 2018 —California Primary Election

State of CaliforniaAttorney General

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (21,487/21,487).

About this office

Top law enforcement officer: Makes sure laws are enforced the same way across the state. Manages the state Department of Justice. Oversees sheriffs and district attorneys.

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Who’s Running?

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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Democratic
Appointed Attorney General of the State of California
3,022,467 votes (45.8%)Winning
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Total money raised: $6,079,137

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Reyes Holdings and employees
$102,200
2
Employees of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis
$49,700
3
Skikos Crawford Skikos & Joseph and employees
$43,800
4
Employees of Keker and Van Nest LLP
$30,300
5
California Nurses Association
$29,200
5
California Professional Firefighters
$29,200
5
Employees of Cordoba Corporation
$29,200
5
Employees of Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
$29,200
5
Laborers Pacific Southwest Regional Organizing Coalition
$29,200
5
Le Gaming and employees
$29,200
5
SEIU California
$29,200
5
Employees of The Wonderful Company
$29,200

By State:

California 84.08%
District of Columbia 2.72%
New York 1.74%
Florida 1.55%
Other 9.92%
84.08%9.92%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.00%)
Small contributions (3.00%)
97.00%

By Type:

From organizations (48.53%)
From individuals (51.47%)
48.53%51.47%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Republican
Retired California Judge
1,614,150 votes (24.5%)Winning
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  • Restore the rule of law and enforce the law fairly and equally for all persons
  • Reverse past soft-on-crime policies that have led to a rise in crime across California
  • Stop the continued dismantlement of California's criminal justice and public safety institutions such as the 'sanctuary state' charade and the elimination of cash bail
Profession:Retired Superior Court Judge
Superior Court Judge, Superior Court of California — Elected position (2009–2017)
Lincoln Law School J.D. (1987)
Sacramento State Bachelor's, Government (1978)

JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (RET.)

Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) was elected twice and served 8 ½ years in the Superior Court of El Dorado

County. He recently retired from the bench to run full time for California’s Attorney General in 2018.

California is well served by Steven Bailey’s professionalism, vast legal knowledge, and experience on the

bench. His very diverse caseload included criminal, domestic violence, mental illness, family law, human

trafficking and elder abuse, as well as juvenile criminal and dependency cases. Understanding the plight

of our veterans in the criminal justice system, he brought Veterans Court to El Dorado County. He saw

the effect of drug use in children and adults and the impact on local communities from realignment (AB

109) and Proposition 47. Bailey understands the many issues that our state’s chief law officer oversees

and handles.

Bailey has an astute and clear understanding of the legislative process gained from serving for nearly 8

years as the Deputy Director (in charge of Legislation) for the Department of Social Services under

Governor George Deukmejian. Prior to taking the bench, he had a successful law practice for 18 years.

Bailey’s father, Richard, instilled in him a call to serve: as a young man, the Boy Scouts; as a young adult,

the US Marine Corps Reserves; and as a Judge. Born and raised in our state and with his deep

appreciation of history, Bailey understands California and is ready to serve as Attorney General. He has

been married to Kathleen for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

 

https://www.baileyforag.com

Total money raised: $394,123

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Steven C. Bailey
$14,824
2
Employees of BP
$14,600
2
Employees of WSJ Properties
$14,600
3
Star Energy Co and employees
$12,000
4
Employees of Swiss Mart Gas Station
$8,300

By State:

California 99.58%
Nevada 0.19%
Maryland 0.13%
Arizona 0.07%
Other 0.04%
99.58%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.71%)
Small contributions (4.29%)
95.71%

By Type:

From organizations (27.39%)
From individuals (72.61%)
27.39%72.61%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Democratic
California Insurance Commissioner
1,016,556 votes (15.4%)
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  • Dave Jones will resist the Trump administration and its efforts against immigrants, women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and all California laws and values.
  • Dave Jones will fight for criminal justice reform, including more transparency and accountability for law enforcement and prosecutors. He will fight to expand re-entry and rehabilitation programs and end discriminatory “cash bail” system.
  • Dave Jones will protect consumers as Attorney General and hold corporations and CEOs accountable. Jones has led a California statewide law enforcement and consumer protection agency for over seven years.
Profession:California Insurance Commissioner
Total money raised: $1,815,220

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Dreyer Babich Buccola and employees
$29,969
2
UFCW 8
$29,200
3
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and employees
$21,442
4
Waters & Kraus, LLP and employees
$19,600
5
Employees of Girardi and Keese
$19,250

By State:

California 92.57%
Texas 3.16%
Florida 1.12%
New York 1.08%
Other 2.07%
92.57%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.11%)
Small contributions (0.89%)
99.11%

By Type:

From organizations (41.28%)
From individuals (58.72%)
41.28%58.72%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Republican
Attorney/Business Owner
942,308 votes (14.3%)
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  • Public Safety: Protect our kids in school, stop the early prison release of felons, properly fund law enforcement, secure our borders, repeal the unconstitutional Sanctuary State bill that protects groups of illegal immigrants committing crimes in CA
  • Fairness and Justice for All: Protect California's law abiding citizens of all races, religions, creeds, colors and sexual orientation and stop State government abuse of power and corruption
  • Severe Mental Illness, Homelessness and Drug Abuse: Focus the powers of the Attorney General's office on fighting these growing epidemics
Profession:Attorney/Business Owner
Managing Partner/Owner, Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP (2010–current)
Total money raised: $522,038

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Eric Early
$180,000
2
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP and employees
$28,950
3
Employees of Fidelity National Financial
$19,125
4
Employees of PKG Group
$14,600
5
Meylan Davitt Jain Arevian & Kim LLP and employees
$10,050

By State:

California 89.17%
New Jersey 4.41%
New York 3.17%
Nevada 1.94%
Other 1.31%
89.17%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.46%)
Small contributions (0.54%)
99.46%

By Type:

From organizations (9.66%)
From individuals (90.34%)
9.66%90.34%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Events

Videos

— May 3, 2018 The Sacramento Press Club

The Sacramento Press Club presents a debate between candidates who will appear on the June statewide primary ballot. UC Davis spokeswoman and journalist Pamela Wu will moderate the debate, with a panel of journalists asking questions of the candidates. Held on March 21, 2018.

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