Now Californians have a choice between 46 candidates to be their next governor in recall election

With some last-minute changes to the candidate list, California’s Secretary of State approved the final certified list late yesterday to replace Governor Gavin Newsom in a recall election scheduled for September 24, 2021. There was a kerfuffle between the state and candidate Larry Elder in which Elder was initially excluded and has now been included after they realized their error in leaving him off.

Jeff Hewitt, candidate for California governor

The list includes one Libertarian (Jeff Hewitt), ten with no party affiliation, two with the Green Party, 24 Republicans, and nine Democrats. Of those, Nikolas Wildstar is another well-respected activist seeking a freer California.

Larry Elder, who is a nationally syndicated radio host and newspaper columnist, bestselling author, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and now candidate for governor of California won his lawsuit against California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber. The Superior Court of California held yesterday afternoon that Secretary Weber will list Elder as a candidate for governor in the special California recall election scheduled for September 14, 2021.

The court’s ruling reverses the secretary’s decision to disqualify Elder as a candidate for alleged redaction issues with the income tax returns filed with his candidacy application. According to the court, the law by which the Secretary of State required candidates to submit tax returns for the upcoming election applies to direct primary elections, not recall elections. Hence, Elder did not have to file tax returns at all to qualify as a candidate.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Superior Court of California, our friends, volunteers, supporters, and the people of California,” said Elder. “We fought the shenanigans of Sacramento’s politicians and we won. If elected governor, I will fight every single day for this state. This is just the beginning.”

Nikolas Wildstar, candidate for California governor

Here is the complete list of candidates to appear on the ballot along with their political affiliation via the California Secretary of State:

Holly L. Baade Democratic
John R. Drake Democratic
Patrick Kilpatrick Democratic
Jacqueline McGowan Democratic
Kevin Paffrath Democratic
Armando “Mando” Perez-Serrato Democratic
Brandon M. Ross Democratic
Joel Ventresca Democratic
Daniel Watts Democratic
David Alexander Bramante Republican
John Cox Republican
Larry A. Elder Republican
Kevin L. Faulconer Republican
Rhonda Furin Republican
Ted Gaines Republican
Sam L. Gallucci Republican
David Hillberg Republican
Caitlyn Jenner Republican
Kevin Kiley Republican
Chauncey “Slim” Killens Republican
Jenny Rae Le Roux Republican
Steve Chavez Lodge Republican
David Lozano Republican
Diego Martinez Republican
Daniel Mercuri Republican
Robert C. Newman II Republican
Doug Ose Republican
Sarah Stephens Republican
Denver Stoner Republican
Joe M. Symmon Republican
Anthony Trimino Republican
Nickolas Wildstar Republican
Leo S. Zacky Republican
Heather Collins Green
Dan Kapelovitz Green
Jeff Hewitt Libertarian
Angelyne No Party Preference
James G. Hanink No Party Preference
Kevin K. Kaul No Party Preference
Michael Loebs No Party Preference
Denis Lucey No Party Preference
Jeremiah “Jeremy” Marciniak No Party Preference
David Moore No Party Preference
Adam Papagan No Party Preference
Dennis Richter No Party Preference
Major Singh No Party Preference



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