San Diego County Democratic Party

Democratic Candidates - November Election 2014

The following Democratic candidates will be on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*) and endorsed candidates are marked with a check ().
U.S. Congress, District 49
  Dave Peiser
U.S. Congress, District 50
  James Kimber
U.S. Congress, District 51
  Juan Vargas*
U.S. Congress, District 52
  Scott Peters*
U.S. Congress, District 53
  Susan Davis*

  Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown*
Lieutenant Governor
  Gavin Newsom*
Attorney General
  Kamala D. Harris*
  Betty Yee
  John Chiang
Secretary of State
Alex Padilla
Insurance Commissioner
  Dave Jones*
Supertintendent of Public Instruction
  Tom Torlakson*
Member, State Board of Equalization 4th District
  Nader Shahatit
State Senate, District 36
    Gary Kephart
State Senate, District 38
  Fotios "Frank" Tsimboukakis
State Senate, District 40
  Ben Hueso*
State Assembly, District 75
  Nick Shestople  
State Assembly, District 78
  Toni Atkins*
State Assembly, District 79
  Shirley Weber*
State Assembly, District 80
  Lorena Gonzalez*

San Diego Community College Board, District A
 Maria Senour*  
San Diego Community College Board, District C
Rich Grosch*
San Diego Community College Board, District E
  Peter Zschiesche*
Mira Costa Community College
  William Fisher, Trustee Area 7*
Mira Costa Community College
  David Broad*
Palomar Community College Board
  Paul McNamara*
Palomar Community College
 Mark Evilsizer*
Southwestern Community College Board, Seat 1
  Nora Vargas*
Southwestern Community College Board, Seat 4
 Norma L. Hernandez*
Southwestern Community College Board, Seat 5
 Tim Nader*
Chula Vista Elementary School District Board
  Eduardo Reyes
Chula Vista Elementary School District Board, Seat 3
  Francisco Tamayo
National City School District

San Diego Unified School District Board, B
 Kevin Beiser*
San Diego Unified School District Board, C
 Michael McQuary
San Ysidro School District
 Jason M.B. Wells*
Solana Beach School Distrct
  Debra Schade*
  Vicki King*


Chula Vista, Mayor
  Mary Salas
Chula Vista, City Council Seat #1
  Steve Padilla
Chula Vista, City Council Seat #2
  Pat Aguilar*
Escondido, Mayor
  Olga Diaz
Escondido, City Council District 1
  Consuelo Martinez
Imperial Beach, Mayor
  Serge Dedina
Imperial Beach, City Council
  Ed Spriggs*
National City, City Council
  Mona Rios*  
Oceanside, City Council
  Chuck Lowery
San Diego, City Council District 6
 Carol Kim  

Solana Beach, City Council
  Mike Nichols*  

Vista, Mayor
  Cody Campbell

Grossmonth Healthcare District
  Gloria Chadwick*  
South Bay Irrigation District, Division 4
  Elizabeth "Lisa" Cuestas  

44  YesCalifornia Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act
45  YesApproval Of Healthcare Insurance Changes. Initiative
46NeutralDrug And Alcohol Testing Of Doctors. Medical Negligence. Initiative
47  YesCriminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute.
48  YesReferendum To Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts
49  YesOverturn Citizens United Act
  Compassionate Use Dispensary Regulation and Taxation (La Mesa)  


  1. @sandiegodems 50th Congressional district debate on Sept 26 at CSUSM. Sign up here:
  2. @sandiegodems Party Chair: Minimum wage veto is "depriving many families of the ability to pay rent and put food on the table."
  3. @Kimber4Congress At Politics in Paradise. Rep. Hunter has agreed to TWO debates. @DNC4Vets @sandiegodems @CDPVeterans @DPRC
  4. @sandiegodems DeMaio rallies Tea Party members to "fight for our principles," calls them the "conscience of accountable gov't":
  5. @sandiegodems New SD Council District 6 poll has @carolkimd6 and Chris Cate in a statistical tie:
  6. @sandiegodems . @ScottPetersSD supports the protection & strengthening of Medicaire, while DeMaio wants vouchers to benefit insurance cos, not seniors
  7. @sandiegodems Call the mayor and tell him why our full time workers deserve a living wage: 619-236-6330
  8. @sandiegodems We are collecting goods for the SD Immigrant Rights Consortium -- see list of items here + drop off at our HQ Mon-Fri
  9. @sandiegodems Orange County federal judge rules death penalty in CA unconstitutional
  10. @sandiegodems By raising the minimum wage we'll be adding the extra wages right back into our local economy. #RaiseUpSD
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