2014 California Insurance Commissioner election

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California Insurance Commissioner election, 2014

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  California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.png Ted Gaines.jpg
Nominee Dave Jones Ted Gaines
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,038,165 2,981,951
Percentage 57.52% 42.48%

CA Insurance Commissioner, 2014.svg
County results
Jones:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Gaines:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Commissioner before election

Dave Jones
Democratic

Elected Commissioner

Dave Jones
Democratic

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[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrew[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

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
Turnout   13.44

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Dave
Jones (D)
Ted
Gaines (R)
Undecided
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%

Results[edit]

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
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Cadelago (December 22, 2013). "California's insurance commissioner seeks re-election, more power". CBS Sacramento. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Christopher Cadelago (October 3, 2013). "Ted Gaines announces insurance commissioner run". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Nathalie Hrizi for California State Insurance Commissioner". Liberation. January 14, 2014. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Statement of Vote June 3, 2014, Statewide Direct Primary Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 4, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Statement of Vote November 4, 2014, General Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved December 30, 2014.

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