There are 46 candidates certified for California's gubernatorial recall election on Sept. 14. 

On the ballot, voters will be presented with the question, "Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of governor?" 

If voters choose to do so, they can select their choice to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom from a list of all qualified candidates. Leading up to the recall election, "Inside the Issues" is recapping the 46 replacement candidates for governor.

Click the arrow above to hear from the eight recall candidates who work in entertainment.


Angelyne, known around Los Angeles for her signature pink corvette and iconic billboards, is running for governor with no party preference. Her platform includes freeing anyone imprisoned on marijuana charges and implementing a Bubble Bath Day for California.

Larry Elder

Larry Elder is a Republican from Los Angeles who hosts "The Larry Elder Show," a syndicated radio talk show on the Salem Radio Network. Elder calls himself "the Sage of South Central" and is against both vaccine and mask mandates. He also does not believe in any minimum wage.

David Hillberg

Republican David Hillberg is from Fountain Valley and is both an aircraft mechanic and an actor who unsuccessfully ran for SAG president in 2011 (before the entertainment union's merger with AFTRA.) Hillberg believes that "the climate crisis is a construct."

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner is a Republican originally from Sleepy Hollow, NY, who is the parent of six children, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner. She's been criticized by LGBTQ advocates for her stance that trans girls should not be allowed to compete on girls' sports teams, and one of her campaign priorities is to eliminate "any regulation that has outlived its usefulness."

Patrick Kilpatrick

Patrick Kilpatrick is an actor, screenwriter and producer from Los Angeles running as a Democrat. He has appeared in more than 170 movies and TV shows, including "Minority Report." If elected, Kilpatrick has pledged he will bring about the "return of film and media production to California."

Kevin Paffrath

Kevin Paffrath is a Democrat and "landlord influencer" from Ventura who boasts nearly 1.7 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, where he dispenses financial advice. His plan for addressing homelessness includes mobilizing the National Guard.

Adam Papagan

Adam Papagan, running with no party preference, leads tours of celebrity homes in Los Angeles, including "The O.J. Tour" and the "Curb Tour Enthusiasm." He's stated that his campaign goal is not to win but "to demystify the political process by sharing every step of the way what it takes to be a candidate."

Nickolas Wildstar

Nickolas Wildstar, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resides in Fresno now. He's a Republican and a digital marketing specialist and recording artist. As governor, he "would form "a publicly owned utility service, with a focus on utilizing renewable sources of energy" and make California a constitutional carry state, meaning that it would be legal to carry a handgun, openly or concealed, with no license or permit.