Candidates for California Secretary of State

With the arrest of former secretary of state front-runner Leland Yee on corruption charges, the June primary contest is wide open. Here's a look at the seven remaining candidates in the race.

Candidates for California Secretary of State

Roy Allmond

Age: 54

Residence: Sacramento

Occupation: Program technician, secretary of state’s office

Education: A.A., administration of justice, Sacramento City College

History: U.S. Air Force veteran

Derek Cressman

Age: 46

Residence: Sacramento

Occupation: Former vice president of state operations, Common Cause

Education: B.A., political science, Williams College

History: Directed Democracy Program for Public Interest Research Groups. International observer for elections in northern Somalia, 2001.

Photo: Derek Cressman in L.A. in March. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

David Curtis

Age: 49

Residence: Lucas Valley, Marin County

Occupation: Designer, Senty Architecture

Education: B.S., architecture, Ohio State University

History: Volunteered on Gary Hart’s presidential campaign.

Photo: David Curtis in L.A. in March. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Jeffrey H. Drobman

Age: 65

Residence: Westlake Village

Occupation: Software developer; operator, Dr. Jeff’s Software

Education: B.S., engineering, UCLA; M.S., PhD, computer science, UCLA

History: Worked in computer industry, including for Advanced Micro Devices, which makes processors and graphics products.

Alex Padilla

Age: 41

Residence: Pacoima

Occupation: State senator

Education: B.S., mechanical engineering, MIT

History: Former president, Los Angeles City Council.

Photo: Alex Padilla in L.A. in March. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Pete Peterson

Age: 47

Residence: Santa Monica

Occupation: Executive director, Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leaderhip, Pepperdine University.

Education: B.A., history, George Washington University; Masters in Public Policy, Pepperdine University.

History: Former public policy fellow, Hoover Institution.

Photo: Pete Peterson in L.A. in March. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Dan Schnur

Age: 50

Residence: Los Angeles

Occupation: Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California (on leave)

Education: B.A., political science, American University

History: Former chairman, state Fair Political Practices Commission. Former chief spokesman for Republican Gov. Pete Wilson. Worked on 1988 campaign of President George H.W. Bush.

Photo: Dan Schnur in L.A. in March. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Top photo: Candidates at a forum at the California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles on March 3, 2014. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Sources: Los Angeles Times reporting

Credits: Production by Matt Ballinger