California Attorney General Candidates

Action News Now is breaking down the candidates in major races in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 4:23 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 1:05 PM


Xavier Becerra - 3,504,284 votes, 60 percent
Steven Bailey - 2,379,339 votes, 40 percent

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.


One of the major races on the ballot on Nov. 6 is for California Attorney General.


  • As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that state laws are enforced and investigates fraudulent or illegal activities.

  • Heads the Department of Justice, which provides state government legal services and representing the state in civil and criminal court cases.

  • Oversees law enforcement agencies, including county district attorneys and sheriffs.


Steven Bailey, Republican


"As a retired Judge of the California Superior Court, I know how to keep Californians safe from violent crime, which is now rising because of three dangerous laws passed in recent years—Propositions 47, 57 and AB 109. These dangerous experiments led to the early release of sex offenders, reduced the penalties for many offenses, and reduced or eliminated important tools used by judges to keep dangerous criminals—including gang members and repeat offenders—away from our homes and neighborhoods. Women, the elderly, and young people are increasingly the victims of violent crime—this must end..."

To read Bailey's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

Xavier Becerra, Democrat


"As your Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer, I’m fighting—and winning—for Californians and our values. I’m taking on sex traffickers, the NRA, Big Oil, Big Banks and the Trump Administration. I’m prosecuting violent street gangs and taking thousands of guns off our streets. I’m fighting predatory for-profit colleges that steal from our students. I sued Trump—and won—to stop him from gutting our air quality protections and restricting women’s access to birth control. I’ve fought and won to protect the Dreamers—immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children..." 

To read Becerra's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

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