Alameda County Voter Guide
This 2020 Election 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:

  • President
  • Statewide Offices
  • Legislatures
  • Judges
  • Propositions and More!

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Ratings:

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

Here is our 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.

Click here for new policy for write-in candidates.

2020 Presidential Election Recommendations

(View official election schedule here)

President

  • Joe Biden(D) 
  • Elizabeth Warren (D) 
  • Governor William F. Weld (R) 
  • Roque ‘Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra (AIP)
  • Howie Hawkins (G)
  • Jo Jorgensen (L)
  • Gloria La Riva (PSL)

Propositions

PROPOSITION 13 = VOTE “NO”


UDICIAL RATINGS

Judges sitting on California courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

There are two types of judges. One is the “judicial activist.” A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting California law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values

Judicial activists have:

  • Overturned voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have different belief system. They twist the law to rationalize their decisions.
  • Imposed their own moral codes, political beliefs and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

The second judicial philosophy, “strict constructionist,” is one in which the judge impartially arrives at a fair judgment based on law.

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.

HOW WE COME UP WITH A FINAL RATING

1 being lowest, 10 being best. This is a 1-10 scale for Judge ratings.

We come up with the final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.


Superior Court Judge

Office 2 

  • Elena Condes – Rating 3
  • Mark Fickes – Rating 5
  • Lilla Julia Szelenyi – Rating 7

U. S. Representative 

District 13 

  • Barbara Lee (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Nikka Piterman (R) 
  • Laura Wells (G) 
  • Eric Swalwell (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Sam Campbell (D) 
  • Austin Intal (D) 

District 17

  • Ritesh Tandon (R) 
  • Ro Khanna (D) (Incumbent) 

State Senator

District 7 

  • Steve Glazer (D) (incumbent) 
  • Marisol Rubio (D) 

District 9 

  • Nancy Skinner (D) Uncontested
  • Jamie Dluzak (L)

California State Assembly

District 15 

  • Buffy Wicks (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Jeanne Solnordal (R)
  • Sara Brink (I) 

District 16

  • Rebecca Bauerkahan (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Joseph Rubay (R) 

District 18 

  • Rob Bonta (D) (incumbent) 
  • Stephen Slauson (R) 

District 20

  • Bill Quirk (D) (incumbent) 
  • Vipan Singh Bajwa (D) 
  • Alexis Villalobos 
  • Son Nguyen (R) 

District 25

  • Jim Canova (D) 
  • Natasha Gupta (D) 
  • Anne Kepner (D) 
  • Bob Brunton (R)