Democrats Running for Office

This list can help you learn about Democratic candidates who will be on your ballot this November. This list includes Primary election Democratic Party winners in US Senate, US Congress and Statewide and State races, as well as local Democratic Party candidates for City Council, School District, Water District and Special District elections.

If you are a Democratic candidate and would like to be added to this list, please click here and complete this form. For questions please email or call (714) 634-DEMS. 


Federal Offices

Key: A blue checkmark () indicates that candidate is endorsed. For more about the California Democratic Party endorsement process for candidates who win a primary election, click hereAn asterisk (*) denotes that candidate is an incumbent Democrat seeking re-election. A blank field indicates no Democratic candidate is declared for that seat. 

US Senate Representative 
Dianne Feinstein*, Kevin de León 
US Congressional Representatives 
District 38: Linda Sánchez* 
District 39: Gil Cisneros
District 45: Katie Porter
District 46: Lou Correa* 
District 47: Alan Lowenthal* 
District 48: Harley Rouda
District 49: Mike Levin

State Offices

Governor: Gavin Newsom
Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez+, Eleni Kounalakis+
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla*
Controller: Betty T. Yee* 
Treasurer: Fiona Ma 
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra*
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara 
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond 
State Senate
District 32: Vanessa Delgado 
District 34: Tom Umberg+
District 36: Marggie Castellano 
State Assembly
District 55: Gregg Fritchle 
District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva* 
District 68: Michelle Duman 
District 69: Tom Daly* 
District 72: Josh Lowenthal 
District 73: Scott Rhinehart 
District 74: Cottie Petrie-Norris 

County Offices

Orange County Board of Supervisors
District 4: Doug Chaffee+
Sheriff-Coroner: Duke Nguyen 

City Offices

Aliso Viejo
City Council (2 seats, at-large): Tiffany Ackley
Laguna Niguel
City Council (2 seats, at-large):
Mayor: Ashleigh Aitken, Lorri Galloway
City Council, District 3: Jose Moreno*
City Council, District 6: Grant Henninger
Laguna Woods
City Council (1 seat, at-large):
City Council (2 seats, at-large): Parker Glenn*
Lake Forest
City Council (3 seats, at-large):Los Alamitos
City Council (4 seats, at-large):
Buena Park
City Council, District 5: Connor Traut
City Council, District 1: Sunny Park
Mission Viejo
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
Costa Mesa
Mayor: Katrina Foley
City Council, Seat 3: Andrea Marr
City Council, Seat 4: Manuel Chavez
City Council, Seat 5: Arlis Reynolds
 Newport Beach
City Council, District 1:
City Council, District 3:
City Council, District 4:
City Council, District 6:
City Council (2 seats, at-large):
City Council (2 seats, at-large):
Dana Point
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
Fountain Valley
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
Rancho Santa Margarita
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
Mayor: Doug Chaffee*
City Council, District 3: Jesus Silva
City Council, District 5: Ahmad Zahra
San Clemente
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
Garden Grove
City Council, District 1: Kris Beard*
City Council, District 4: Mark Paredes
San Juan Capistrano
City Council, District 2:
City Council, District 3:
City Council, District 4:
Huntington Beach
Mayor Pro-Tem:
City Council (4 seats, at-large): Shayna Lathus, Kim Carr
City Attorney:
Santa Ana
Mayor: Michelle Martinez
Ward 4: Phil BacerraRoman Reyna
Ward 2: Paul Gonzales
Ward 6:
City Council (2 seats, at-large): Farrah Khan, Lauren Johnson-Norris, Kevork Abazajian
Seal Beach
District 1:
District 5: Sandra Massa-Lavitt*
District 3:
La Habra
City Council (2 seats, at-large):
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
La Palma
City Council (2 seats, at-large):
City Council (2 seats, at-large):
Laguna Beach
City Council (3 seats, at-large): Toni Iseman*
City Council (2 seats, at-large): Jamison Power
Laguna Hills
City Council (3 seats, at-large):
Yorba Linda
City Council (2 seats, at-large): Lourdes Cruz

College Districts

Coast Community College District
Area 1: Jim Moreno*
Area 5: David Grant
Rancho Santiago Community College District
Area 2: John Hanna* 
Area 5: Larry Labrado*
North Orange County Community College District
Area 1: Barbara Dunsheath*
Area 3:
Area 6: Jeffrey Brown*
South Orange County Community College District
Area 2:
Area 5:

K-12 School Board Districts

Anaheim Elementary
Area 2: Jeff Cole*, David Heywood*, Ryan Ruelas*, Juan Gabriel Alvarez
La Habra City
Member (3 seats): Cynthia Aguirre*, Ofelia Hanson*, Ida MacMurray*
Anaheim Union High
Area 1: Al Jabbar*
Area 2: Annemarie Randle-Trejo*
Area 5:
Laguna Beach Unified
Member (3 seats): Carol Normandin*
Brea Olinda Unified
Member (4 seats):
Los Alamitos Unified
Member (2 seats):
Buena Park
Area 1:
Area 2:
Area 5:
Lowell Joint
Member (3 seats):
Capistrano Unified
Area 4:
Area 6:
Area 7:
Member (3 seats): Barbara Quintana*
Area 1:
Area 2: Art Montez*
Area 5:
Newport-Mesa Unified
Member (4 seats):
Member (3 seats):
Ocean View
Member (3 seats):
Fountain Valley
Member (3 seats): Lisa Schultz*
Orange Unified
Area 1:
Area 4: Kathy Moffat*
Area 5:
Area 7:
Member (3 seats):
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
Member (2 seats): Carrie Buck*
Fullerton Joint Union High
Member (3 seats):
Saddleback Valley Unified
Member (2 seats):
Garden Grove Unified
Area 2:
Area 4: Katelyn Brazer
Santa Ana Unified
Member (2 seats): Valerie Amezcua*
Huntington Beach City
Member (3 seats): Rosemary Saylor*
Savanna Elementary
Member (3 seats): John Shook*
Huntington Beach Union High School District
Member (3 seats): Bonnie Castrey*, Kathy Iverson*, Martin Salgado, Diana Lee Carey
Tustin Unified
Member (2 seats):
Irvine Unified
Member (2 seats): Sharon Wallin*
Member (3 seats): Penny Loomer*, Mary Mangold*

Water Districts

East Orange County
Member/Vice President: Richard Bell*
Director (2 seats): Seymour Everett*
Orange County                                   
Division 1:
Division 5:
Division 7: Shelly Henderson
El Toro
Director (2 seats): William Kahn*
Santa Margarita
Director (2 seats):
Irvine Ranch
Director (3 seats): Steven LaMar*, Andrew Pollard
Division 1:
Division 4:
Mesa Consolidated
Director (2 seats):
South Coast
Director (2 seats):
Moulton Niguel
Division 2:
Division 3:
Division 4
Trabuco Canyon
Director (3 seats):
Municipal of Orange County
Division 1:
Division 2:
Division 5:
Yorba Linda
Director (2 seats):

Special Districts

Capistrano Bay Community Services District
Board Member (3 seats): Kurtis Breeding*
Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District
Board Member (3 seats): Deborah Johnson*
Emerald Bay Community Services District
Board Member (3 seats): Keri Ueberroth*
Costa Mesa Sanitary District
Board Member (3 seats):
Rossmoor Community Services District
Board Member (2 seats): Bill Kahlert*
Midway City Sanitary District
Board Member (3 seats):
Surfside Colony Community Services District
Board Member (4 seats): Gayle Mueller-Winnen*
Sunset Beach Sanitary District
Board Member (2 seats):
Three Arch Bay Community Services District
Board Member (2 seats):
Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Area Sewer District
Board Member (2 seats): Joel Rattner*
Buena Park Library District
Board Member (2 seats): Mary Fuhrman*
Surfside Colony Storm Water Protection District
Board Member (3 seats):
Placentia Library District
Board Member (2 seats):
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