Section 1: General Candidate Information


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Candidate Qualifications and Information
Offices to Be Voted on at the June 3, 2014, Primary Election

Voter-Nominated Offices

Office Term of Office Term Begins Districts Qualifications
Governor,
Lt. Governor
4 yrs. Jan. 5, 2015 N/A Citizen of the United States, resident of California, registered voter, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office. May not serve in the same office for more than two terms. The Governor may not hold another public office. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201 1; Gov. Code § 1097; Cal. Const., art. V, §§ 2 2, 9 & 11
Secretary of State,
Controller,
Treasurer
4 yrs. Jan. 5, 2015 N/A Citizen of the United States, resident of California, registered voter, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office. May not serve in the same office for more than two terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code § 1097; Cal. Const., art. V, § 11;
Attorney General 4 yrs. Jan. 5, 2015 N/A Citizen of the United States, resident of California, registered voter, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office. Shall have been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California for at least five years immediately preceding the election. May not serve in the same office for more than two terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code §§ 1097, 12503; Cal. Const., art. V, § 11
Insurance Commissioner 4 yrs. Jan. 5, 2015 N/A Citizen of the United States, resident of California, registered voter, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office. During tenure of office, may not be an officer, agent, or employee of an insurer or directly or indirectly interested in any insurer or licensee under the California Insurance Code, except (a) as a policyholder, or (b) by virtue of relationship by blood or marriage to any person interested in any insurer or licensee. May not serve in the same office for more than two terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code § 1097; Ins. Code §§ 12900, 12901
Member, State Board of Equalization 4 yrs. Jan. 5, 2015 4 Citizen of the United States, resident of the district, registered voter, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office. May not serve in the same office for more than two terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code § 1097; Cal. Const., art. V, § 2 & XIII, § 17
United States Representative in Congress 2 yrs. Jan. 3, 2015
(12:00 noon)
53 At least 25 years of age, citizen of the United States for at least seven years, and a resident of the state when elected.

U.S. Const., art. I, § 2, 20th Amend., § 1
State Senator 4 yrs. Dec. 1, 2014 20 (even-numbered) Citizen of the United States, resident of California, registered voter, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office. Members of the Senate who were elected before June 2012 may not serve more than two terms in the State Senate; for all others, may not serve more than 12 years in the Senate, the Assembly, or both, in any combination of terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code § 1097; Cal. Const., art. IV, § 23
Member of the State Assembly 2 yrs. Dec. 1, 2014 80 Citizen of the United States and registered voter in the district at the time nomination papers are issued. Members of the Assembly who were elected before June 2012 may not serve more than three terms in the State Assembly, for all others, may not serve more than 12 years in the Senate, the Assembly, or both, in any combination of terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code § 1097; Cal. Const., art. IV, § 24

Nonpartisan Office

Office Term of Office Term Begins Districts Qualifications
Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 yrs. Jan. 5, 2015 N/A Citizen of the United States, resident of California, and registered voter at the time nomination papers are issued. May not serve more than two terms. May not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, or for being an official interested in contracts, or becoming a vendor or purchaser at sales, or purchasing scrip of other evidences of indebtedness, in which the official has financial interest.

§§ 20, 201; Gov. Code § 1097; Cal. Const., art. IX, § 2

  1. All code section references are to the California Elections Code unless otherwise stated.
  2. Article V, section 2, of the California Constitution requires five years of residency in California; however, it is the legal opinion of this office that these violate provisions of the U.S. Constitution and are unenforceable.
  3. Article IV, section 2, of the California Constitution requires one year of residency in the legislative district and three years of residency in California; however, it is the legal opinion of this office that these provisions violate the U.S. Constitution and are unenforceable.
  4. See footnote 3.

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