2014 ELECTION SNAPSHOT: How Many Women Are Running?

By Kristen Powers

Races

  • Of 100 CA legislative races, there were 53 June primary races with women candidates.
  • For the general election, there are now only 37 races with female candidates (32 of 80 Assembly races, 5 of 20 State Senate races).

Candidates

  • Of the 76 women on the ballot in the primary, 44 are advancing to the general election.
    • Democrats: 25
    • Republicans: 19

ContendersOpen Seats Challengers Incumbents 2014

  • Open seats: 15
    • 10 Democrats
    • 5 Republican
  • Challengers: 13
    • 5 Democrats
    • 8 Republicans
  • Incumbents: 16
    • 10 Democrats
    • 6 Republicans