CA 2018 Primary Results

Last night, we saw the results of our tireless GOTV work at the Westside Democratic HQ. After 40,000 phone calls, thousands of doors knocked, and several in-district rallies, Democrats advanced to the Top Two in all of our targeted House districts! Thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Westside Democratic HQ for their hard work in making this happen! We are taking two days off at the HQ, and then on Friday it’s back to work for the general election!
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Although the ballots are still being counted, we have compiled a list of preliminary results for your reference. The following candidates have advanced to the general election. Democratic candidates are in blue. Republican candidates are in red.  An asterisk* denotes an SMDC-endorsed candidate.

Governor – Gavin Newsom, John Cox
Lieutenant Governor – Eleni Kounalakis, Ed Hernandez
US Senator – Dianne Feinstein, Kevin De Leon*
Attorney General – Xavier Becerra, Steven Bailey
Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara*,  Steve Poizner
Secretary of State – Alex Padilla*, Mark Meuser
Controller – Betty Yee*, Konstantinos Rodtis
Treasurer – Fiona Ma*, Greg Conlon
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tony Thurmond*, Marshall Tuck

Board of Equalization, District 3 – Tony Vazquez*, Rick Marshall
Congress (CA-33) – Ted Lieu*, Kenneth Wright
CA Senate (SD-26) – Ben Allen*, Baron Bruno
Assembly (AD-50) – Richard Bloom*
LA County Sheriff – Alex Villanueva*, Jim McDonnell</span

Ballot Measure Results
Ballot Measure 68 – YES
Ballot Measure 69 – YES
Ballot Measure 70 – NO
Ballot Measure 71 – YES
Ballot Measure 72 – YES
(All five of our endorsed positions succeeded.)


On April 25, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Santa Monica Democratic Club, with a quorum present, the membership of SMDC voted to endorse the following candidates running in the June 5, 2018, California primary election:

US Senator – Kevin de León
Attorney General – Dave Jones
Insurance Commissioner – Ricardo Lara
Secretary of State – Alex Padilla
Controller – Betty T. Yee
Treasurer – Fiona Ma
Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tony Thurmond
Board of Equalization, District 3 – Tony Vazquez
Congress (CA-33) – Ted Lieu
CA Senate (SD-26) – Ben Allen
Assembly (AD-50) – Richard Bloom
LA County Sheriff – Alex Villanueva

No consensus was reached in the Governor and Lieutenant Governor races after two rounds of balloting. We will reconsider these two races after the primary is held.

Westside Democratic Headquarters Rally


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Upcoming Meetings – Feb. 10 & 18

Please join us on Saturday, February 10, 2018 to hear Senator Kevin de Leon – candidate for U.S. Senate and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – candidate for CA Governor at a special meeting.
PLACE: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
TIME: 11:30am to 2:00pm
Doors open at 11:00am.

On Saturday February 17, 2018 we will host Dave Jones and Ricardo Lara. Dave Jones is our current Insurance Commissioner running for CA Attorney General and Ricardo Lara is a current CA State Senator running for Insurance Commissioner.
PLACE: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
TIME: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Doors open at 9:30am.

Our Next Meeting – Wednesday Jan. 31

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Location: Santa Monica Public Library – MLK Auditorium
601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica 90401

Please join us on January 31 to hear from the next candidate in our gubernatorial series.

  • Treasurer John Chiang — running for Governor of CA will address the club followed by Q and A.

Our executive board will be available at 6:30pm. Come early and meet us!
Be sure to renew your membership for 2018, either in person at one of our membership meetings or online via this secure ActBlue link. This year, our club will be making endorsements in every single statewide and local race before the June primary and November general election. Only club members in good standing can cast a vote in these endorsement votes.