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California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

November 4, 2014

Nominee Gavin Newsom Ron Nehring
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,107,051 3,078,039
Percentage 57.2% 42.8%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Gavin Newsom

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Gavin Newsom

The 2014 California lieutenant gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 2014, to elect the Lieutenant Governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom 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"). Newsom and Republican Ron Nehring finished first and second, respectively, and contested the general election, which Newsom won.


  • Primary election 1
    • Candidates 1.1
      • Democratic Party 1.1.1
        • Declared
        • Withdrew
      • Republican Party 1.1.2
        • Declared
      • Green Party 1.1.3
        • Declared
      • Peace and Freedom Party 1.1.4
        • Declared
      • Americans Elect 1.1.5
        • Declared
    • Results 1.2
  • General election 2
    • Polling 2.1
    • Results 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Primary election


Democratic Party

  • Eric Korevaar, mechanical/aerospace engineer, candidate for Governor in 2003 and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010[1]
  • Gavin Newsom, incumbent Lieutenant Governor[2]
  • Michael Crosby
  • Larry K. Reed

Republican Party

  • Zachary Collins, business owner[3]
  • David Fennell, entrepreneur[3]
  • Ron Nehring, strategist, commentator and former Chairman of the California Republican Party[4]
  • George Yang, software developer[3]

Green Party

  • Jena F. Goodman, student[3]

Peace and Freedom Party

  • Amos Johnson, security guard[3]

Americans Elect

  • Alan Reynolds, businessman[5]


California lieutenant gubernatorial primary election, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom (Incumbent) 2,082,902 49.87
Republican Ron Nehring 976,128 23.37
Republican David Fennell 357,242 8.55
Republican George Yang 333,857 7.99
Democratic Eric Korevaar 232,596 5.57
Green Jena F. Goodman 98,338 2.35
Americans Elect Alan Reynolds 56,027 1.34
Peace and Freedom Amos Johnson 39,675 0.95
Total votes 4,176,765 100
Voter turnout 14.14%

General election


Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Newsom (D)
Nehring (R)
GQR/American Viewpoint October 22–29, 2014 1,162 ± 3.3% 52% 35% 14%
Field Poll October 15–28, 2014 941 ± 3.4% 47% 37% 16%
Field Poll August 14–28, 2014 467 ± 4.8% 49% 29% 22%


California lieutenant gubernatorial general election, 2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom (Incumbent) 4,107,051 57.2
Republican Ron Nehring 3,078,039 42.8
Total votes 7,185,090 100


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External links

  • California Lieutenant Governor election, 2014 at Ballotpedia
  • Campaign contributions at
Official campaign websites
  • Eric Korevaar for Lieutenant Governor
  • Ron Nehring for Lieutenant Governor
  • Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor
  • Alan Reynolds for Lieutenant Governor
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