Alameda County Voter Guide

This Election 2016 Alameda County Voter Guide will help you cut through the rhetoric, election propaganda and biased media coverage of the campaigns. This guide ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record according to experience, integrity and commitment to community.

Here you’ll find recommendations for:

Scroll down for our recommendations.

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Ratings:

We have changed our ratings system from the Thumbs Up to a Five State system.

Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete.

Here is our new rating system:

  •  : The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement.
  • : Very good.
  • : Acceptable.
  • Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning.
  • : Terrible. Do Not Vote. All your other votes will count.

November 8th, 2016 General Election Recommendations

PRESIDENT

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Gary Johnson
  • Jill Stein
  • Donald Trump WIN

UNITED STATES SENATE

  • Kamala HarrisWIN
  • Loretta Sanchez

For propositions, the words in red indicate how the final tally went.

PROPOSITION 51–NO YES

PROPOSITION 52–NO YES

PROPOSITION 53–YES NO

PROPOSITION 54–YES YES

PROPOSITION 55–NO YES

PROPOSITION 56–NO YES

PROPOSITION 57–NO YES

PROPOSITION 58–NO YES

PROPOSITION 59–NO YES

PROPOSITION 60–NO NO

PROPOSITION 61–NO NO

PROPOSITION 62–NO NO

PROPOSITION 63–NO YES

PROPOSITION 64–NO YES

PROPOSITION 65–NO NO

PROPOSITION 66–YES YES

PROPOSITION 67–NO YES

 

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

District 13 (Oakland)

  • Sue Caro
  • Barbara Lee (incumbent) WIN

District 15 (Dublin)

  • Eric Swalwell (incumbent) WIN
  • Danny Turner 

District 17 (Fremont)

  • Mike Honda (incumbent)
  • Ro Khanna WIN

STATE SENATE

District 7 (Orinda)

  • Steve Glazer (incumbent) WIN
  • Joseph Rubay

District 9 (San Pablo)

  • Nancy Skinner WIN
  • Sandre Swanson

STATE ASSEMBLY

District 15 (Richmond)

  • Claire Chiara
  • Tony Thurmond WIN

District 16 (Dublin)

  • Catharine Baker (incumbent) WIN
  • Cheryl Cook-Kallio

District 18 (Alameda)

  • Rob Bonta (incumbent) WIN
  • Roseann Slonsky-Breault

District 20 (San Leandro)

  • Bill Quirk (incumbent) WIN
  • Luis Wong

District 25 (Fremont)

  • Bob Brunton
  • Kansen Chu (incumbent) WIN