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The 2018 Midterm Elections: What's on the Horizon for California?

October 24th, 2018

LA Times Capitol Bureau Chief John Myers provides a look at the upcoming state and federal elections and their impact upon California


John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, has one of the best vantage points to observe and report on California’s November 6 elections. His analysis of upcoming races and California’s 12 ballot propositions will be available for Riverside and regional voters when Myers speaks at October 24’s UCR Randall Lewis Seminar.

In about three weeks, races for governor and executive offices, state legislative contests and all 53 California congressional seats will determine California’s course for years. Every election is always “most important,” but this vote could be transforming as the state’s 19 million voters make decisions with potentially far-reaching consequences. Ballots in ten languages will be cast, with independent voters and voting by mail at an all-time high.

Myers, who joined the LA Times in 2015, was picked by The Washington Post in 2013 as one of the most influential statehouse reporters in the U.S. He is truly a multimedia journalist, having served as bureau chief for the Sacramento Bee and political editor for public and CBS television stations, and senior editor of The California Report. Myers moderated the 2010 and 2014 gubernatorial debates. His California Politics Podcast is the state’s longest-running political podcast.

Myers holds degrees from Duke University and University of California Berkeley. He has taught journalism at California State University Sacramento.