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Democratic Candidates in the March 2020 Primary

Below are the races that will be on the ballot in San Diego County in the Primary Election on March 3, 2020, along with the Democrats who have declared that they're running. A separate page of candidates running in the General Election but not the Primary can be viewed here. If you're a candidate who would like to be added to this list, please fill out this form. For any other questions or requests, please  email

Key:  endorsed,  qualified, * incumbent Democrat, name in blue links to candidate's website. 

Federal Offices

Joe Biden, Michael BloombergTulsi GabbardBernie SandersElizabeth Warren

U.S. House of Representatives
District 49: Mike Levin*
District 50: Ammar Campa Najjar
District 51: Juan Vargas*
District 52: Scott Peters*, Nancy Casady
District 53: Georgette GómezJohn BrooksJose Caballero, Joseph Fountain, Janessa GoldbeckSara Jacobs, Eric KutnerAnnette Meza, Suzette Santori, Joaquin Vazquez, Tom Wong

State Offices

State Senate
District 39: Toni Atkins

State Assembly
District 71: Elizabeth Lavertu
District 75: Kate Schwartz, Roger Garcia
District 76: Tasha Boerner Horvath*
District 77: Brian Maienschein*
District 78: Chris WardSarah Davis, Micah Perlin
District 79: Shirley Weber*
District 80: Lorena Gonzalez*

Superior Court Judge
Office 18:  Roberta Winston
Office 22: Alana RobinsonSteve Miller
Office 30:  Tim Nader
Office 36: Michelle Ialeggio

County Offices

Board of Supervisors
District 1:Rafael CastellanosBen Hueso
                Nora VargasSophia Rodriguez
District 2:  Kenya Taylor
District 3: Olga DiazTerra Lawson-Remer

Board of Education
District 1:  Gregg Robinson
District 2: Guadalupe Gonzalez

Educational Districts 

Community College
Grossmont Cuyamaca Board
  Area 3:  Julie Schorr
  Area 4:  Elena Adams
San Diego Community College Board 
  District B:  Bernie Rhinerson*
  District D: Mary Graham*

K-12 School Boards
San Diego Unified 
  District A: Sabrina Bazzo, Stephen Groce
  District D:  Richard Barrera*,
                   Ramon Montaño Marquez
  District E:  LaWana RichmondSharon Whitehurst-Payne*


City Offices

City Council District 1:   Cori Schumacher, Simon Angel
Chula Vista 
City Council District 3:  Steve Padilla*
City Council District 4: Andrea Cardenas,
                                   Delfina Gonzalez

San Diego 
    Todd Gloria, Gita Appelbaum, Barbara BryTasha Williamson
City Attorney:  
    Mara Elliott*, Cory Briggs, Peter Mesich
City Council District 1:
  Aaron Brennan, Joe LaCavaWill Moore
  Harid Puentes, Sam NejabatLouis Rodolico, James P. Rudolph
City Council District 3:
   Stephen WhitburnToni Duran
      Adrian Kwiatkowski, Chris Olsen,
City Council District 5:
 Marni von WilpertIsaac Wang,
    Gary Westerburg
City Council District 7:
 Raul Campillo, Sharon Larios,
    Monty McIntyre, Wendy Wheatcroft

City Council District 9:
 Kelvin BarriosSam BedwellSean EloRoss Naismith,
  Alex Soto