California

California

  Voting Population

Eligibility (63.6% eligible to vote)
California, which rapidly gained population during the Gold Rush of 1848, joined the union in September, 1850 as part of the Compromise of 1850. With the exception of 1920 (when Congress failed to pass a reapportionment act) and 2010, the state has gained electoral votes from every census since its founding. In 1972, California reached 45 electoral votes, passing New York for most in the country. With 55 currently, the state has more than 10% of all available electoral votes.

California has 55 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Sacramento, CA   •   2020 Population: 39,937,489   •   US Representatives: 53

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
64%
Democrat
2016 Presidential (18.2% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (32% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for California. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Kamala D. Harris Profile Picture
 Kamala D. Harris
U.S. Senator
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-3553
     
Dianne Feinstein Profile Picture
 Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-3841
     
Gavin Newsom Profile Picture
 Gavin Newsom
Governor of California
1303 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (916) 445-2841
     
Eleni Kounalakis Profile Picture
 Eleni Kounalakis
Lieutenant Governor of California
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (916) 445-8994
     
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye Profile Picture
 Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Joshua P. Groban Profile Picture
 Joshua P. Groban
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Goodwin H. Liu Profile Picture
 Goodwin H. Liu
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Profile Picture
 Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Carol A. Corrigan Profile Picture
 Carol A. Corrigan
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Ming W. Chin Profile Picture
 Ming W. Chin
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Leondra R. Kruger Profile Picture
 Leondra R. Kruger
CA Supreme Court Justice
350 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
 (415) 865-7000
   
Tony Thurmond Profile Picture
 Tony Thurmond
CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (916) 319-0800
     
Fiona Ma Profile Picture
 Fiona Ma
CA State Treasurer
915 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (916) 653-2995
     
Xavier Becerra Profile Picture
 Xavier Becerra
CA Attorney General  (916) 445-9555
     
Betty T. Yee Profile Picture
 Betty T. Yee
CA State Controller
300 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (916) 445-2636
     
Ricardo Lara Profile Picture
 Ricardo Lara
CA Insurance Commissioner
300 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (800) 927-4357
     
Alex Padilla Profile Picture
 Alex Padilla
CA Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
 (916) 653-6814
     

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

California will cast 55 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Donald J. Trump Profile Picture
 Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     
Mike Pence Profile Picture
 Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     

 Elected Role Descriptions

Controller:

The controller is the chief financial officer and chief auditor of the local government. He or she exercises general supervision and control over the department's financial affairs and is authorized to examine the accounts and acts of all officials who collect, receive, or disperse government money.

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.

Treasurer:

Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

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