Primary Elections: Let's review the Calif. secretary of state and state controller candidates

Producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the California candidates, their key platform issues and fundraising amounts thus far

By ONME Newswire

News Too Real April 14, 2022: In episode 14 of season 4, producer host Julia Dudley Najieb reviews the top 2022 secretary of state and state controller candidates; The ONME Podcast Network sifted through the most probable candidates by evaluating their campaign support and grass-root effort support.

State-office candidates who were able to raise 30K or more made it to the initial list of candidates for ONME's viewing audience, (see lists below.)

Below is a list of all the candidates running in the 2022 June 7 Primary.


•As the state’s chief elections officer, oversees statewide elections and provides public access to campaign and lobbying financial information.

•Maintains certain business flings, authenticates trademarks, regulates notaries public, and enables secured creditors to protect their financial interests.

•Preserves California’s history by acquiring, safeguarding, and sharing the state’s historical treasures.

Here are the 2022 California secretary of state candidates:

($770 K) Shirley N. Weber, Democratic (Incumbent)

•($93 K) Rachel Hamm, Republican

Gary N. Blenner, Green

Raul Rodriguez Jr., Republican

Matthew D. Cinquanta, No Party Preference

James "Jw" Paine, Republican

Rob Bernosky, Republican


•As the state’s chief fiscal officer, serves as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.

•Administers the state payroll system and unclaimed property laws and conducts audits and reviews of state operations.

•Serves on the Board of Equalization, the Board of Control, and other boards and commissions.

Here are the 2022 California state controller candidates:

  1. ·($1.79M+) Yvonne Yiu, Democratic