The Race for CA Governor
November 9, 2022
Democrat and incumbent Gavin Newsom and Republican Brian Dahle are the candidates for this year’s California gubernatorial race. In the primary election on June 7, Newsom received 61.2% of the ballot votes, and Dahle received 15.1%, according to Ballotpedia.
Voters re-elected Newsom, who has been governor since 2019, with his support from the blue state remains strong after he signed Senate Bill 107 to protect transgender youth, as well as 13 reproductive health bills protecting women seeking abortion in September. Newsom also heavily opposed key Republican figures Ron DeSantis, Florida governor, and Greg Abbott, Texas governor, in his campaign.
Newsom took 57.6% of votes, according to current results from California’s Secretary of State page. He kept strong leads in the Bay Area, taking 69% from Santa Clara County, where the Harker upper school is located, and the strongest showing in San Francisco County, taking 83% of votes, according to AP News.
Hover ofter the California counties in the map below to see the percentage of votes for Newsom and Dahle.