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Welcome to Independent Wiki, a grassroots Internet initiative to accurately, impartially and officially inform voters of Independent candidates running in your cities, counties, and state. Please note Independent Wiki is a work in progress. The primary objective of Independent Wiki is to empower voters with an easy to access a Wikipedia-like Internet site with a list of Independent candidates running for elected office in your respective city, county, and state. Presently, only California candidates are listed, other states and cities outside of Califronia will be gradually included.

Your comments, corrections, and input are encouraged and appreciated. Independent Wiki was started by California's Independent self-funded write-in gubernatorial candidate Hilaire Fuji Shioura.

The 2018 California gubernatorial election will be held on November 6, 2018, to elect the next Governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Party Member Governor Jerry Brown will be ineligible to run for re-election for a third (or fifth non-consecutive) term due to term limits from the California Constitution.

Special Note

Independent Wiki will always diligently attempt to empower voters with accurate, correct and truthful candidate information pertaining to candidates running for elected office as an Independent candidate. Please take into careful consideration, any person or candidate may claim, declare or self-describe oneself as an Independent candidate.

Presently there is no effective, meaningful or uniform legal mechanism, state or Federal, for detecting or penalizing persons, groups or candidates falsely registering, claiming or identifying to be an Independent candidate to wilfully, deliberately and internationally misinform, confuse and influence news, social media, election results, and voters. Independent Wiki strongly encourages voters to perform as much research on their candidates of choice or preference, by directly contacting the candidate themselves or news media outlets. It is incumbent on voters to perform their civic duty by actively asking questions about a candidate, and demand answers from a candidate regarding her or his authenticity independent candidacy for elected office.

Please note when candidates are completely and truthfully self-funded, the self-funded candidate regardless of political party or no political party will be clearly noted. Independent Wiki sincerely believes through real-world campaign experience, candidates that are completely and truthfully self-funded, and therefore do not accept directly or indirectly any campaign contributions, monetary or otherwise, from persons, groups, lobbyists, unions, banks and foreign governments or their agents, is a legitimate, accurate and fair indication of a candidate’s Independent candidacy authenticity.

California Candidates

A primary election will be held on June 5, 2018. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. Voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. The top two finishers– regardless of party– advance to the general election in November, regardless whether a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election.

Independent or No Party Preference

The state of California does not allow Independent candidates, like Hilaire Fuji Shioura to be listed as Independent. Instead, the state of California list candidates that have no political party support or affiliation like Independent write-in candidate Hilaire Fuji Shioura as No Party Preference. The state of California does allow the political party AIP or American Independent Party to be officially listed as both Independent and American Independent Party.

Please see Los Angeles Times article on widespread voter confusion at Confusion over 'independent' voters in California prompts redesign of voter registration card' at


Self-Funded Independent

  • Hilaire Fuji Shioura

Self-Declared Independent

  • Shubham Goel
  • Hakan "Hawk" Mikado
  • Desmond Silveira (member of American Solidarity Party)
  • Jeffrey Edward Taylor
  • Johnny Wattenburg

Libertarian Party


  • Nickolas Wildstar
  • Zoltan Istvan

Democratic Party


  • Akinyemi Agbede
  • Juan M. Bribiesca
  • Thomas Jefferson Cares
  • John Chiang
  • Delaine Eastin
  • Robert Davidson Griffis
  • Gavin Newsom
  • Amanda Renteria
  • Michael Shellenberger
  • Klement Tinaj
  • Antonio Villaraigosa


  • Xavier Becerra
  • George Clooney
  • Eric Garcetti
  • Bob Iger
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Libby Schaaf
  • Jackie Speier
  • Tom Steyer
  • Kevin de León

Republican Party


  • Travis Allen
  • John H. Cox
  • Yvonne Girar
  • Peter Y. Liu
  • Robert C. Newman II


  • Rosey Grier
  • David Hadley
  • Allen Ishida
  • Doug Ose


  • Tim Donnelly
  • Kevin Faulconer
  • Ashley Swearengin
  • Peter Thiel

Green Party


  • Christopher Carlson
  • Joshua Jones

Peace and Freedom Party


  • Gloria La Riva

Official Campaign Websites

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • Statewide Direct Primary Election - June 5, 2018
  • Candidate Filing
  • Key Dates and Deadlines Description of Event
  • Signatures-In-Lieu of Filing Fee Period, Dec 14, 2017 - Feb 7, 2018
  • Candidate Statement Period for State Voter Information Guide
  • (U.S. Senate and Constitutional Offices), Jan 25 - Feb 14
  • Declaration of Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period Feb 12 - Mar 9
  • Candidate Statement Period for County Voter Information Guides (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, and State Assembly), Feb 12 - Mar 9
  • Nomination Period Extension if Incumbent Does Not File, Mar 10 - Mar 14
  • Randomized Alphabet Drawing, Mar 15
  • Notice to Candidates for Voter-Nominated Offices, Mar 24
  • Certified List of Candidates, Mar 29
  • Statement of Write-In Candidacy and Nomination Paper Period for Voter-Nominated Offices, Apr 9 - May 22
  • Certified List of Write-In Candidates, May 25


Paid for by a native Californian named H. FUJI Shioura and not by super PACs, lobbyists, banks, unions nor foreign governments.