2018 California State Treasurer election

California State Treasurer election, 2018

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Nominee Fiona Ma Greg Conlon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 7,825,587 4,376,816
Percentage 64.13% 35.87%

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County Results
Ma:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Conlon:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

State Treasurer before election

John Chiang
Democratic

Elected State Treasurer

Fiona Ma
Democratic

The 2018 California State Treasurer general election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the State Treasurer of California. Incumbent Democratic Treasurer John Chiang did not run for re-election to a second term and instead ran unsuccessfully for governor.[1]

The race was between Fiona Ma, Democratic, Chair of the State Board of Equalization (California), and Greg Conlon, Republican, former President of the California Public Utilities Commission,[2] after they won the two top spots from the June 5 direct primary election. Ma won the November election handily with more than 64% of all votes, and garnering more votes than any other candidate for Treasurer in the state's history. Ma's victory installed the first woman of color and only the 2nd CPA to ever serve as California State Treasurer.


Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Vivek Viswanathan, former Special Advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown and Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.[6][7][8]
Potential[edit]
  • Brian Pendleton, philanthropist, activist and entrepreneur[9]
Declined[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Kevin Akin, retired hospital maintenance worker and current state chair of the Peace and Freedom Party[12]

Endorsements[edit]

Fiona Ma
Federal-level officials
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Party Leaders and activists
Jack Guerrero
Organizations

[29]

Vivek Viswanathan
Organizations

Results[edit]

Results by county:
Nonpartisan blanket primary results[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fiona Ma 2,900,606 44.5
Republican Greg Conlon 1,357,635 20.8
Republican Jack M. Guerrero 1,257,315 19.3
Democratic Vivek Viswanathan 848,026 13.0
Peace and Freedom Kevin Akin 148,282 2.3
Total votes 6,511,864 100.0

Results by county[edit]

Blue represents counties won by Ma. Red represents counties won by Conlon. Orange represents counties won by Guerrero.[32]

County Ma% Conlon% Guerrero% Viswanathan% Akin%
Alameda 62.5 8.5 9.5 15.8 3.7
Alpine 45.0 18.5 20.9 13.8 1.9
Amador 32.1 28.1 31.5 6.2 2.1
Butte 36.3 27.8 24.1 9.5 2.2
Calaveras 32.3 30.0 29.1 6.1 2.5
Colusa 27.9 37.3 26.2 6.7 1.9
Contra Costa 50.5 16.2 15.6 15.7 2.0
Del Norte 34.3 27.3 28.4 6.9 3.1
El Dorado 33.0 25.1 32.0 8.6 1.3
Fresno 30.0 30.3 24.7 13.0 2.0
Glenn 23.3 41.3 28.2 5.0 2.2
Humboldt 49.5 16.1 19.1 11.8 3.5
Imperial 34.2 17.8 27.8 17.0 3.1
Inyo 28.3 28.5 28.0 12.3 2.8
Kern 24.5 44.3 20.9 8.2 2.2
Kings 25.7 34.8 30.8 6.6 2.1
Lake 40.1 21.3 23.4 12.5 2.8
Lassen 18.9 36.0 36.6 6.7 1.8
Los Angeles 50.0 15.1 16.8 15.9 2.2
Madera 26.4 30.4 32.6 8.7 1.8
Marin 65.0 9.6 11.0 12.8 1.6
Mariposa 30.3 32.3 27.8 7.5 2.1
Mendocino 55.3 16.7 13.5 11.0 3.6
Merced 31.1 26.6 25.6 14.2 2.5
Modoc 16.6 40.2 33.9 7.1 2.3
Mono 41.8 18.6 25.2 12.4 2.0
Monterey 53.0 20.4 14.1 10.3 2.2
Napa 51.6 20.7 15.0 10.7 2.0
Nevada 40.1 20.9 24.8 12.4 1.8
Orange 34.3 27.6 25.5 10.8 1.8
Placer 32.2 27.0 29.6 10.0 1.2
Plumas 29.6 27.8 30.5 10.2 1.9
Riverside 32.8 28.7 25.6 11.1 1.8
Sacramento 49.1 20.2 18.9 9.7 2.1
San Benito 41.2 21.2 24.6 11.1 1.9
San Bernardino 34.2 27.4 26.3 9.9 2.3
San Diego 39.8 25.0 20.8 13.2 1.3
San Francisco 64.8 6.2 7.0 12.5 9.5
San Joaquin 38.0 28.8 20.9 10.0 2.4
San Luis Obispo 41.0 25.7 22.6 9.1 1.6
San Mateo 61.1 12.9 11.5 12.6 1.9
Santa Barbara 43.1 21.2 22.0 12.5 1.2
Santa Clara 49.5 13.9 14.1 20.6 1.9
Santa Cruz 57.7 12.2 10.4 17.3 2.5
Shasta 21.7 32.9 34.6 8.7 2.2
Sierra 31.4 29.1 27.8 8.6 3.1
Siskiyou 29.7 27.8 28.3 11.5 2.8
Solano 47.5 18.9 19.3 12.2 2.0
Sonoma 58.1 13.2 13.2 13.5 2.0
Stanislaus 36.8 28.8 23.3 9.2 2.0
Sutter 26.0 35.4 26.0 10.0 2.5
Tehama 22.3 43.4 26.8 5.2 2.3
Trinity 35.0 24.7 28.3 9.0 3.1
Tulare 23.2 38.3 25.0 11.6 1.9
Tuolumne 34.4 27.0 29.8 6.9 2.0
Ventura 41.0 27.1 20.2 10.0 1.7
Yolo 55.5 16.7 14.0 11.8 2.0
Yuba 28.0 38.2 25.5 5.3 3.1
Totals 44.5 20.8 19.3 13.0 2.3

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

California State Treasurer election, 2018[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Fiona Ma 7,825,587 64.13% +5.32%
Republican Greg Conlon 4,376,816 35.87% -5.32%
Total votes 12,202,403 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Siders, David (May 17, 2016). "John Chiang opens bid for California governor". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  2. ^ California, Secretary of State. "Treasurer Candidate Statements". California Voter Guide. Office of California Secretary of State. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov//statewide-elections/2018-primary/cert-list-candidates.pdf
  4. ^ Celock, John (May 18, 2016). "Two Announce For California Treasurer". The Celock Report. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Wildermuth, John (May 18, 2016). "Fiona Ma announces she's running for state treasurer". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Marinucci, Carla; Siders, David (January 17, 2018). "California Playbook". Politico. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Sohrabji, Sunita (January 25, 2018). "Vivek Viswanathan, Veteran of Politics at Age 30, Announces Bid for California State Treasurer". India West. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hillary campaign advisor Vivek Viswanathan is here to answer questions about college affordability". Daily Kos. October 3, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Resist March's Brian Pendleton Said to Be Considering Run for California Treasurer". WEHOville. July 19, 2017. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  10. ^ Potter, Matt (October 8, 2014). "Balls and chains". San Diego Reader. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Endorsements". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Election 2018: The Peace & Freedom Party Candidates". December 18, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "California's Attorney General Sides with Fiona Ma for Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. June 29, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Duo of endorsements inject burst of momentum into Fiona Ma's CA Treasurer bid". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 18, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  15. ^ "Congresswoman Julia Brownley Sides With Fiona Ma For Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. June 10, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Ma Grows Stockpile, Adds Judy Chu and David Ryu to List of Supporters". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. June 14, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  17. ^ a b c d "4 More Congress Members Endorse Fiona Ma for CA Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 26, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Scores of Former State Lawmakers Line Up Behind Fiona Ma For Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 27, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  19. ^ a b "Esteemed Former Assembly Speakers Coalesce Around Fiona Ma for CA Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 24, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  20. ^ "Fiona Ma Keeps Up Wildly Successful Announcement Week with Backing of Another SoCal Leader". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 19, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  21. ^ a b c "Trio of CA Senators Rally Around Fiona Ma for Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. June 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  22. ^ "Tom Torlakson endorses Fiona Ma for Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 18, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  23. ^ a b "Oakland, Compton Mayors Sign-on to Fiona Ma's State Treasurer Campaign". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 20, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  24. ^ "Mayor of California's 3rd Largest City Backs Fiona Ma for Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 23, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  25. ^ a b c d e f "Fiona Ma Amassses Crucial Support From Central Valley Leaders in CA Treasurer Bid". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 25, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  26. ^ "Ma Secures Backing of California Trailblazer Willie Brown". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. June 2, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h "9 Top CA Dem Party Officials Join Fiona Ma's Campaign for Treasurer". Fiona Ma for State Treasurer. May 31, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  28. ^ "Jack Guerrero CPA for California Treasurer 2018". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  29. ^ "Endorsements". Jack Guerrero CPA for California Treasurer 2018.
  30. ^ "Editorial: The standout pick for California treasurer is 31 years old". The Mercury News. 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  31. ^ "Statement of Vote" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  32. ^ 55-treasurer.pdf
  33. ^ "Treasurer - Statewide Results". California Secretary of State. Retrieved November 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites