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California Insurance Commissioner election, 2014


California Insurance Commissioner election, 2014

California Insurance Commissioner election, 2014

November 4, 2014

Nominee Dave Jones Ted Gaines
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,038,165 2,981,951
Percentage 57.52% 42.48%

Commissioner before election

Dave Jones

Elected Commissioner

Dave Jones

The 2014 California Insurance Commissioner election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Insurance Commissioner of California. Incumbent Democratic Commissioner Dave Jones ran for re-election to a second term in office.

A primary election was held on June 3, 2014. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. In the primary, voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers — regardless of party — advance to the general election in November, even if a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election. Washington is the only other state with this system, a so-called "top two primary" (Louisiana has a similar "jungle primary"). Jones and Republican Ted Gaines finished first and second, respectively, and contested the general election, which Jones won.


  • Primary election 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Democratic Party 1.1.1
        • Declared
      • Republican Party 1.1.2
        • Declared
        • Withdrew
      • Peace and Freedom Party 1.1.3
        • Declared
    • Results 1.2
  • General election 2
    • Polling 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Primary election


Democratic Party


Republican Party


Peace and Freedom Party



California Insurance Commissioner primary election, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Jones 2,106,671 53.05
Republican Ted Gaines 1,651,242 41.58
Peace and Freedom Nathalie Hrizi 212,991 5.36
Total votes 3,970,904 100
Voter turnout 13.44%

General election


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Jones (D)
Gaines (R)
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 47% 36% 17%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 45% 33% 22%
Field Poll August 14–28, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 47% 32% 21%
Gravis Marketing July 22–24, 2014 580 ± 4% 32% 34% 34%


California Insurance Commissioner general election, 2014[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Jones 4,038,165 57.52
Republican Ted Gaines 2,981,951 42.48
Total votes 7,020,116 100


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