Butte county voter guide

This Election 2018 Butte 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:

  • Governor
  • 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.

General Election Recommendations

November 6th, 2018

Statewide Offices


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  • John Cox (R) 
  • Gavin Newsom (D)

Lt. Governor

  • Ed Hernandez (D)
  • Eleni Kounalakis (D)

Secretary of State

  • Mark Meuser (R) 
  • Alex Padilla (D)

State Controller

  • Konstantinos Roditis (R) 
  • Betty Yee (D)

Treasurer; California

  • Fiona Ma (D)
  • Greg Conlon (R) 

Attorney General; California

  • Steven Bailey (R) 
  • Xavier Becerra (D)

Insurance Commissioner

  • Ricardo Lara (D)
  • Steve Poizner (I) 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Tony Thurmond (D)
  • Marshall Tuck (D) 

U.S. Senator

  • Dianne Feinstein (D) 
  • Kevin de Leon (D) 

Propositions (Coming Soon)

California Supreme Court

California Supreme Court (Yes/No)

  • Carol Corrigan: 7 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Leondra Kruger: 3 (JI: 3, Q: 3) No

California State Court of Appeal

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; Third District

  • Cole Blease: 6 (JI: 4, Q: 8) No

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Representative, 1st District

  • Audrey Denney (D)
  • Doug La Malfa (R) 

State Assembly

State Assembly, 1st District

  • Caleen Sisk (D)
  • Peter Van Peborgh (D)
  • Brian Dahle (R) 
  • Jenny O. Connell-Nowain (NPP)

State Assembly, 3rd District

  • Sonia Aery (D)
  • James Gallagher (R) 

State Senate

State Senator, 4th District

  • Phillip Kim (D)
  • James Nielsen (R) 

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 1

  • Tom Hallinan (D)
  • Ted Gaines (R) 

County Offices

County Superintendent of Schools

  • Mary Sakuma 

County Supervisor, 2nd District

  • Debra Lucero
  • Larry Wahl 

County Supervisor, 3rd District

  • Tami Ritter
  • Norm Rosene 
  • Bob Evans


  • Diane Brown
  • Randall Stone 


  • Graciela Cano Gutierrez
  • Kathryn Mathes 

County Clerk-Recorder

  • Candace Grubbs 

District Attorney

  • Michael L. Ramsey 


  • Kory Honea 

Treasurer-Tax Collector

  • Troy Kidd