Contra county voter guide

This Election 2020 Contra Costa 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
  • Propositions
  • Superior Court Judges
  • Congress
  • State Senator
  • Assembly Men
  • City Council

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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.

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2020  Presidential Election Recommendations

(View official election schedule here)


  • Joe Biden(D) 
  • Elizabeth Warren (D) 
  • Bernie Sanders (D) 
  • Pete Buttigieg (D) 
  • Tom Steyer (D) 
  • Mike Bloomberg (D) 
  • Donald Trump (R)  [Endorsed]
  • Governor William F. Weld (R) 


  • Proposition 13 = Vote “no”
  • The school and college facilities bond
  • 2/3 vote of the Assembly and State Senate.
  • Legislature Analyst: We estimate the cost to pay off the bonds would a total $26 billion – $15 billion for the principal plus $11 billion for the interest!

California Superior Court Judges

Position E

  • Suzanne M. Fenstermacher (Incumbent) 
  • Pezhman Pakneshan 

U.S. House of Representatives

5th District

  • Mike Thompson (D) (Incumbent)
  • Jason Kishineff (D)
  • John Wesley Tyler (D)
  • Scott Giblin (R) 

9th District

  • Jerry McNerney (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Antonio Amador (R) 
  • William Martinek (R) 

11th District

  • Mark DeSaulnier (D) (Incumbent)
  • Nisha Sharma (R) 
  • Michael Ernest Kerr (G)

15th District

  • Eric Swalwell (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Sam Campbell (D) 
  • Don Grundmann (C)
  • Alison Hayden (R) 
  • Austin Intal (D) 
  • Peter Liu (R) 

California State Senate

District 3

  • Bill Dodd (D) (Incumbent)

District 7

  • Steve Glazer (D) (Incumbent)
  • Marisol Rubio (D)
  • Julie Mobley (R) 

District 9

  • Nancy Skinner (D) (Incumbent) Uncontested

State Assembly

District 11

  • Jim Frazier (D (Incumbent) Uncontested

District 14

  • Tim Grayson (D) (Incumbent)
  • Janell Proctor (R)
  • Cassandra Devereaux (Peace and Freedom Party)

District 15

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

District 16

  • Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D) (Incumbent)
  • Joseph Rubay (R)