The Campaign Trail Already Begins for Some in the Race to 2024


The perpetual campaign is not just a political theory; it’s a reality in California. Despite the recent conclusion of the 2022 mid-term elections, campaigns for Presidential, Senate, House, and statewide propositions have already begun. Recent announcements from Nikki Hailey for the Republican Presidential nomination and Assemblywoman Megan Dahle to fill behind her husband’s Senate seat are just two examples.

The race to replace US Senator Dianne Feinstein is also heating up. Four high-profile congressional members just announced their intention to run. However, as anticipated by many, the likelihood of Governor Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta, and Health & Welfare Secretary Xavier Becerra running for the seat is low.

You can also expect at least half a dozen high-impact measures to appear on the 2024 California general election ballot.

The fast food industry’s referendum to repeal Assembly Bill 257, which created a Fast Food Council to set employee wages and working conditions, is expected to generate a lot of attention.
Other measures expected to make the 2024 general election ballot include another effort to undo the Private Attorneys General Act, a proposed surtax on personal incomes over $5 million to finance pandemic preparedness, an effort to overturn a 2020 state Supreme Court decision, and a measure to increase the state’s minimum wage.

And in a surprise move, one measure placed by the state legislature is likely to appear on the March 5th primary election ballot, which would alter the requirements for approval of local housing developments.

California’s primary election is just over a year away, set for March 5.