los angeles county voter guide

This Election 2020 Los Angeles 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:

  • State Senator
  • City Council
  • Local
  • Measures and More!

Scroll down for our recommendations.

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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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Special Election Recommendations

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California State Senator

33rd District

  • Julio Cesar Flores (G)
  • Lena Gonzalez (D)

U.S. Representative

33rd District

  • Ted Lieu (D)
  • Liz Barris (D)
  • Albert Maxwell Goldberg (D)
  • James P. Bradley (R)
  • Sarah Sun Liew (R)
  • Kenneth Wright

Superior Court Judges

Office 42

  • Linda L. Sun
  • Robert Villa

Office 72

  • Myanna Dellinger 
  • Steve Morgan 
  • Robert Jacobs 

Office 76

  • Emily Cole 
  • Judge Mike Cummins 

Office 80

  • David A. Berger 
  • Klint James 
  • Nick C. Rini 

Office 97

  • Sherry L. Powell 
  • Timothy D. Reuben 

Office 129

  • Kenneth M. Fuller 
  • Bruce A. Moss 
  • Mark MacCarley 

Office 145

  • Adan Montalban 
  • Troy Slaten 

Office 150

  • Manuel Alejandro Almada 
  • Sherri “Onica” Valle Cole 
  • Tom Parsekian 

Office 162

  • Scott Andrew Yang 
  • Caree Annette Harper 
  • David D. Diamond 

City Council


  • Paul Krekorian
  • Ayinde Jones
  • Rudy Melendez


  • David Ryu
  • Nithya Raman
  • Sarah Kate Levy


  • Nury Martinez
  • Bill Haller
  • Benito “Benny” Bernal


  • Marqueece Harris-Dawson


  • Channing Martinez
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • Melvin Snell
  • Aura Vásquez
  • Grace Yoo

Council District 12

  • John Lee
  • Loraine Lundquist

Local Jurisdiction Measures