2018 California Insurance Commissioner election

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California Insurance Commissioner election, 2018

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  Ricardo Lara official portrait (cropped).png Steve Poizner.jpg
Nominee Ricardo Lara Steve Poizner
Party Democratic No party preference
Popular vote 6,186,039 5,515,293
Percentage 52.9% 47.1%

CA Insurance Commissioner, 2018.svg
County Results
Lara:      50–60%      60–70%
Poizner:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Commissioner before election

Dave Jones
Democratic

Elected Commissioner

Ricardo Lara
Democratic

The 2018 California Insurance Commissioner election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the Insurance Commissioner of California. 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.

Incumbent Democratic Commissioner Dave Jones was term-limited and could not seek re-election to a third term.

Primary election[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

No party preference[edit]

Declared[edit]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Nathalie Hrizi, teacher and 2014 candidate for Insurance Commissioner[7]

Endorsements[edit]

Ricardo Lara (D)
Federal-level officials
State-level Officials
Local-level officials
Organizations
Steve Poizner (NPP)
Newspapers
International-level officials
Federal-level officials
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Individuals
Organizations
Asif Mahmood (D)
Federal-level officials
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Individuals
Nathalie Hrizi (PFP)
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Ricardo
Lara (D)
Asif
Mahmood (D)
Steve
Poizner (NPP)
Nathalie
Hrizi (PFP)
Undecided
Gravis Marketing May 4–5, 2018 525 18% 7% 26% 6% 43%
Probolsky Research April 16–18, 2018 900 14% 6% 21% 6% 53%
Sexton Strategies and Research (D-Mahmood) March 24–27, 2018 800 18% 18% 49% 15%

Results[edit]

Overall[edit]

Nonpartisan blanket primary results[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
No party preference Steve Poizner 2,569,254 41.0
Democratic Ricardo Lara 2,538,478 40.5
Democratic Asif Mahmood 846,023 13.5
Peace and Freedom Nathalie Hrizi 316,149 5.0
Total votes 6,269,904 100.0

By county[edit]

Results by county:
  Poizner—60–70%
  Poizner—50–60%
  Poizner—40–50%
  Poizner—<40%
  Lara—40–50%
  Lara—50–60%

Primary results by county.[34] Yellow represents counties won by Poizner. Blue represents counties won by Lara.

Hrizi Lara Mahmood Poizner
County Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Alameda 17,147 5.8% 133,124 45.0% 58,868 19.9% 86,517 29.3%
Alpine 14 3.9% 148 41.5% 52 14.6% 143 40.1%
Amador 612 5.3% 2,580 22.3% 1,403 12.1% 6,961 60.2%
Butte 3,355 6.9% 14,716 30.3% 6,888 14.2% 23,637 48.6%
Calaveras 763 5.5% 3,100 22.3% 1,665 12.0% 8,373 60.2%
Colusa 177 5.8% 797 26.0% 341 11.1% 1,751 57.1%
Contra Costa 11,081 5.2% 77,385 36.2% 32,203 15.1% 92,885 43.5%
Del Norte 367 7.8% 1,527 32.6% 509 10.9% 2,275 48.6%
El Dorado 2,385 4.8% 12,415 24.9% 6,077 12.2% 28,890 58.1%
Fresno 6,786 5.7% 41,331 35.0% 13,866 11.7% 56,205 47.6%
Glenn 300 6.9% 891 20.5% 411 9.5% 2,741 63.1%
Humboldt 2,052 7.6% 11,995 44.2% 4,734 17.4% 8,383 30.9%
Imperial 808 4.6% 9,841 55.6% 1,547 8.7% 5,488 31.0%
Inyo 346 7.1% 1,541 31.6% 559 11.5% 2,431 49.8%
Kern 5,398 5.1% 30,758 28.8% 8,401 7.9% 62,207 58.3%
Kings 636 4.3% 4,332 29.2% 1,286 8.7% 8,570 57.8%
Lake 758 6.2% 3,749 30.4% 2,148 17.4% 5,658 46.0%
Lassen 497 9.4% 1,186 22.5% 415 7.9% 3,164 60.1%
Los Angeles 61,597 4.7% 697,795 53.6% 167,348 12.8% 375,658 28.8%
Madera 989 4.6% 6,066 28.0% 1,772 8.2% 12,814 58.2%
Marin 2,919 4.0% 31,388 42.6% 12,091 16.4% 27,200 37.0%
Mariposa 332 6.0% 1,440 26.2% 483 8.8% 3,237 58.9%
Mendocino 1,460 7.8% 7,776 41.5% 3,992 21.3% 5,488 29.3%
Merced 1,547 5.4% 11,275 39.3% 2,411 8.4% 13,484 47.0%
Modoc 231 10.1% 474 20.6% 221 9.6 1,372 59.7%
Mono 165 5.6% 1,109 38.0% 372 12.7% 1,276 43.7%
Monterey 2,479 4.5% 30,645 50.9% 5,535 9.2% 21,511 35.8%
Napa 1,439 4.5% 10,671 33.2% 6,464 20.1% 13,554 42.25%
Nevada 1,822 5.5% 9,958 30.0% 6,188 18.6% 15,221 45.9%
Orange 23,160 4.2% 188,970 34.1% 61,759 11.1% 280,356 50.6%
Placer 5,102 5.3% 25,945 26.8% 11,515 11.9% 54,208 56.0%
Plumas 374 6.6% 1,372 24.4% 925 16.4% 2,957 52.5%
Riverside 13,804 4.5% 108,203 35.1% 32,895 10.7% 153,157 49.7%
Sacramento 12,183 4.4% 101,947 36.5% 43,282 15.5% 121,841 43.6%
San Benito 635 5.7% 4,647 42.0% 1,131 10.2% 4,654 42.1%
San Bernardino 12,723 5.0% 90,705 35.7% 26,223 10.3% 124,324 49.0%
San Diego 23,397 3.9% 236,429 39.2% 77,311 12.8% 266,318 44.1%
San Francisco 29,487 14.1% 85,107 40.8% 33,001 15.8% 61,044 29.3%
San Joaquin 5,427 5.5% 34,626 35.3% 13,673 13.9% 44,395 45.2%
San Luis Obispo 3,998 5.2% 25,898 34.0% 9,912 13.0% 36,411 47.8%
San Mateo 6,436 4.2% 63,588 42.0% 25,588 16.9% 55,930 36.9%
Santa Barbara 3,374 4.2% 33,840 42.1% 9,821 12.2% 33,303 41.5%
Santa Clara 12,742 4.0% 122,582 38.2% 54,958 17.1% 130,320 40.6%
Santa Cruz 3,373 5.2% 31,192 48.3% 10,239 15.9% 19,728 30.6%
Shasta 2,626 6.3% 8,153 19.7% 3,593 8.7% 27,077 65.3%
Sierra 108 8.9% 311 25.6% 167 13.8% 627 51.7%
Siskiyou 705 6.9% 2,802 27.6% 1,121 11.0% 5,523 54.4%
Solano 4,310 5.8% 28,514 38.4% 12,225 16.4% 29,277 39.4%
Sonoma 5,550 4.7% 52,719 45.0% 22,399 19.1% 36,463 31.1%
Stanislaus 3,755 4.7% 26,116 32.8% 10,487 13.2% 39,346 49.4%
Sutter 1,187 6.4% 4,277 23.2% 2,694 14.6% 10,258 55.7%
Tehama 1,024 8.0% 2,645 20.7% 1,087 8.5% 8,042 62.8%
Trinity 382 11.1% 1,031 30.0% 490 14.2% 1,536 44.7%
Tulare 2,568 5.1% 16,495 32.4% 3,615 7.1% 28,167 55.4%
Tuolumne 811 5.8% 3,464 24.8% 1,865 13.3% 7,843 56.1%
Ventura 5,875 4.0% 57,286 38.7% 16,715 11.3% 68,059 46.0%
Yolo 1,777 4.3% 17,219 41.5% 7,799 18.8% 14,688 35.4%
Yuba 786 7.3% 2,382 22.2% 1,283 12.0% 6,274 58.5%
Totals 316,149 5.0% 2,538,478 40.5% 846,023 13.5% 2,569,254 41.0%

General election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Ricardo Lara (D)
Federal-level officials
State-level Officials
Local-level officials
Organizations
Steve Poizner (NPP)
Newspapers
International-level officials
Federal-level officials
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Individuals
Organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Ricardo
Lara (D)
Steve
Poizner (NPP)
Undecided
Thomas Partners Strategies October 25–27, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 44% 45% 11%
UC Berkeley October 19–26, 2018 1,339 ± 4.0% 44% 49% 7%
Thomas Partners Strategies October 12–14, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 39% 47% 15%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 28–30, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 37% 45% 15%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 21–23, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 40% 45% 15%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 14–16, 2018 1,040 ± 3.5% 27% 34% 40%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 7–9, 2018 1,227 ± 3.3% 27% 34% 39%

Results[edit]

California Insurance Commissioner election, 2018[36]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ricardo Lara 6,186,039 52.87% -4.65%
No party preference Steve Poizner 5,515,293 47.13% N/A
Total votes 11,701,332 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites