State Controller Chiang To Be Next TreasurerController John Chiang won his bid to move from California's chief accountant to its top banker on Tuesday.
Torlakson Takes Early Lead In Schools Chief RaceIncumbent Tom Torlakson maintained an early lead Tuesday in what had been expected to be a tight race for the job of California's K-12 schools chief, a nonpartisan and largely ministerial post that in the months leading up to Election Day became an expensive battle ground with high stakes for teachers unions and education reformers.
Midterm Elections: Breakdown Of California PropositionsCalifornia voters took to the polls Tuesday, deciding on a handful of state and county measures.
Padilla Elected As California Secretary Of StateWith substantial advantages in fundraising and party support, Democrat Alex Padilla on Wednesday became California's next secretary of state, beating first-time Republican candidate Pete Peterson for the job overseeing state elections.
Democrat Yee Elected As California ControllerBetty Yee, a Democrat who has made a career of understanding arcane state finance rules, will be California's next chief fiscal officer.
Ted Lieu Leads In Bid For 33rd Congressional District SeatDemocratic State Senator Ted Lieu was leading Tuesday in his bid to fill the 33rd Congressional District seat left open by Henry Waxman, who is expected to retire after 40 years.
Jim McDonnell The First Outsider To Be Elected LA County Sheriff In 100 YearsVoters again chose Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell to serve as Los Angeles County’s next sheriff in Tuesday’s runoff election against retired Undersheriff and Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka.
Democrat Newsom Re-Elected Lieutenant GovernorDemocrat Gavin Newsom defeated a lesser-known Republican Tuesday to coast to a second term as California's lieutenant governor, a low-profile post that has little actual power.
Democrat Jones Leads Insurance Commissioner RaceDemocratic incumbent Dave Jones took an early lead Tuesday in the race for state insurance commissioner.
Jerry Brown Elected To Historic 4th Term As California GovernorBrown, who did little campaigning on behalf of his re-election, concentrating instead on urging voters to pass Propositions 1 and 2.
102-Year-Old Woman Votes For 1st Time In Lincoln HeightsGuadalupe Portillo, who is 102, cast her ballot Tuesday for the first time after becoming a naturalized citizen.