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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

Senator — United States Senate

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About this office

Senators are elected to six-year terms to represent the people of their state in the federal government. They make new laws, hold hearings, approve presidential appointments, and help set priorities for U.S. policy.
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.

Alert: Voting in the U.S. Senate Primary

This year there are 37 candidates running for U.S. Senate in California. Make sure that when you vote, you choose only 1 out of the 37.

Look at your ballot carefully. Because there are so many candidates, they may be listed in two or more columns or even on two separate ballot pages! But you can only vote for one candidate.

You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 37 candidates.

Kamala D. Harris

Democratic
California Attorney General
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Repairing the ladder of opportunity and tackling income...
  2. Fighting for improved educational opportunities, affordable...
  3. Advancing equality, justice and civil rights for all...
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Loretta L. Sanchez

Democratic
California Congresswoman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Fixing our broken immigration system
  2. Making a college education affordable and accessible
  3. Shrinking income inequality and protecting workers
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Duf Sundheim

Republican
small business owner, mediator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Create better paying jobs and reduce the rising costs...
  2. End the High Speed Rail and use those funds to help...
  3. End Common Core, return control of our education system...
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Phil Wyman

Republican
Attorney & Elected Official
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Thomas G. Del Beccaro

Republican
Small Business Attorney & Media Contributor
Top 3 Priorities
  1. A Flat Tax that will replace the existing tax code,...
  2. A comprehensive Water Plan for California
  3. Restore clarity to American foreign policy
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Greg Conlon

Republican
Businessman, Attorney, CPA, Accountant...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Create jobs by providing income tax incentives (reducing...
  2. Fix immagration issues by strengthening our borders,...
  3. Balance the Federal budget by cutting administrative...
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Steve Stokes

Democratic
Mortgage Broker
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George C. Yang

Republican
Software Developer
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Karen Roseberry

Republican
Educator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Security by providing real foreign policy solutions...
  2. Accountability in the economy by establishing a fair...
  3. Values of America- life, liberty, freedom, and opportunity-...
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Gail K. Lightfoot

Libertarian
Retired professional nurse
Top 3 Priorities
  1. My first priority is bringing together the issues...
  2. My second priority is to hold the oil companies accountable...
  3. My third priority, though it is close to my heart,...
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Massie Munroe

Democratic
Civil Environmental Engineer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restore, strengthen, update, protect, defend the United...
  2. Establish a U. S. Citizen's Bank to serve as America's...
  3. Hold Congressional hearings, investigate and put an...
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Pamela Elizondo

Green
Environmental Healing Consultant
Top 3 Priorities
  1. To stop global warming & the need for war by legalizing...
  2. To convince or leaders & rich CEO's of the profit,...
  3. Stop global warming & the need for war, spend taxpayer's...
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Tom Palzer

Republican
Long-Range Planner with 32 years...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. National Defense/Anti-Terrorism - Our National Defense...
  2. The Economy - We need to deregulate, reduce the corporate...
  3. Veterans Affairs - My fellow veterans died waiting...
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Ron Unz

Republican
Software Developer, Businessman,...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Raise the national minimum wage to $12 per hour
  2. Ensure that all children in American public schools...
  3. Sharply cut legal immigration and drastically reduce...
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Don Krampe

Republican
public administration - ymca director-...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. EDUC. teach students how to think,success princilpes,...
  2. SECURE OUR BOARDERS
  3. BRING BACK OUR JOBS FROM OVER SEAS, GET OUR COUNTRY...
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Eleanor García

Aerospace Factory Worker
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Massive public works program at union wages to rebuild...
  2. Immediate end to the embargo against Cuba. U.S. out...
  3. Organize workers to build a movement to fight for...
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Jarrell Williamson

Republican
Health Care Lawyer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I affirm the Second Amendment and our Right to Keep...
  2. Reduce the size and scope of the federal government,...
  3. Reduce the spending of the federal government, and...
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Von Hougo

Republican
Science Teacher
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Create a secure digital portal to allow registered...
  2. Allow voters to specify the issues that are most important...
  3. The water situation in California needs to be addressed....
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Top 3 Priorities
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Mark Matthew Herd

Libertarian
Businessman, Community Organizer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Reduce the size and scope of government
  2. Stop government waste on foreign wars of occupation...
  3. Remove the undue influence of money in politics with...
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John Thompson Parker

Peace and Freedom
West Coast Coordinator of International...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Stopping police killings, especially against Black...
  2. Working towards ending the "endless wars," drone program...
  3. Working towards the ending of the prison industrial...
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Ling Ling Shi's priorities are not yet available.

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Herbert G. Peters

Democratic
Three Careers: 1. Farmer's Son; graduated...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Federal Spending Excessive, Drives Up Cost of Living
  2. Jobs, about 23% Unemployment; Everyone Should Be Able...
  3. In 59th Year Without a Balanced Budget; Deficits for...
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Emory Rodgers

Democratic
Activist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Income Inequality is central to Emory Rodgers campaign....
  2. Protecting and preserving our environment is essential...
  3. Eliminating corporate influence in our political system...
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Mike Beitiks

Attorney & Writer
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Clive Grey

Woodworker/Businessman/Entrepreneur
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Improve our healthcare system and work towards requiring...
  2. Promote green technologies and water reclamation and...
  3. Convert the prison systems into non profit educational...
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Jason Hanania

Attorney/Engineer
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I am an evoteAmerica.org Evoting Candidate. I do what...
  2. I am an evoteAmerica.org Evoting Candidate. I do what...
  3. I am an evoteAmerica.org Evoting Candidate. I do what...
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Paul Merritt

self employed [Broker] former rancher/...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Protection of our California environment and restricting...
  2. create a U.S government that works and is for...
  3. Stop reckless Federal spending. Respect...
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Jason Kraus

Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. No campaign contributions. No salary. One term.
  2. Remove all forms of income tax. Free the American...
  3. Secure all American borders. Stop human trafficking....
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Don J. Grundmann

Doctor of Chiropractic
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Stop the mutilation of children into so-called "...
  2. Expose the racism of Planned Parenthood, stop all...
  3. Expose the lie, scam, and fraud of so-called " Global...
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Scott A. Vineberg

Businessperson
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Tim Gildersleeve

Data Analyst & Transit Operator
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are...
  2. Be part of an impactful public works project that...
  3. Strengthen laws that allow union accessiblity for...
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Billy Falling

Republican
Author
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Restore the teaching of the Ten Commandments to public...
  2. Stop the killing of babies
  3. Defend Traditional Marriage
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Alexis Stuart

Republican
Alexis Stuart, the Credit Whisperer®,...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Secure the border.
  2. Bring jobs back to America and put U.S. Citizens to...
  3. Drastically reduce the size of the Federal Government...
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