District-Level Candidate Statements

This Voter Information Guide includes information about all statewide ballot measures and some statewide candidates. Each State Senate and Assembly office relates to voters in only one or a few counties, so some candidate statements for those offices may be available in your county sample ballot booklet.

California law includes voluntary spending limits for candidates running for state legislative office (not federal office such as United States House of Representatives and United States Senate). Legislative candidates who choose to keep their campaign expenses under specified dollar amounts may purchase space in county sample ballot booklets for a candidate statement of up to 250 words.

State Senate candidates who have volunteered to limit their campaign spending may spend no more than $1,165,000 in a general election. Assembly candidates who have volunteered to limit their campaign spending may spend no more than $906,000 in a general election.

To view a list of legislative candidates who have accepted California's voluntary campaign spending limits, go to www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_cand_stat.htm.

California's voluntary campaign spending limits do not apply to candidates for United States House of Representatives. Therefore, all U.S. House of Representatives candidates have the option to purchase space for a candidate statement in county sample ballot booklets. (Some U.S. House of Representatives candidates choose not to purchase space for a candidate statement.)