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This Election 2018 Orange 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

Governor

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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; Fourth District (Yes/No)

  • Raymond Ikola: 7 (JI: 6, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Douglas Miller: 8 (JI: 8, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Jeffrey King: 5 (JI: 4, Q: 7) No 
  • Art McKinster: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Joan Irion: 6 (JI: 5, Q: 8) No 
  • Cynthia Aaron: 5 (JI: 2, Q: 9) No 
  • Judith Haller: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Richard Huffman: 9 (JI: 8, Q: 9) Yes 
  • Patricia Benke: 9 (JI: 9, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Marsha Slough: 3 (JI: 2, Q: 5) No 

Superior Court Judge

Orange County, Superior Court Judge, Office No. 15

  • M. Marc Kelly: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) 
  • Lenore Albert Sheridan: 5 (JI: 3, Q: 6)

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Representative, 38th District 

  • Ryan Downing (R) 
  • Linda T. Sanchez (D)

U.S. Representative, 39th District

  • Gil Cisneros (D)
  • Young Kim (R) 

U.S. Representative, 45th District

  • Mimi Walters (R) 
  • Katie Porter (D)

U.S. Representative, 46th District

  • Russell Rene Lambert (R) 
  • Lou Correa (D)

U.S. Representative, 47th District

  • John Briscoe (R) 
  • Alan Lowenthal (D)

U.S. Representative, 48th District

  • Hans Keirstead (D)
  • Dana Rohrabacher (R) 

U.S. Representative, 49th District

  • Diane L. Harkey (R) 
  • Mike Levin (D)

California State Senator

State Senator, 29th District 

  • Joseph Cho (D)
  • Ling Ling Chang (R)

State Senator, 32nd District 

  • Bob J. Archuleta (D)
  • Rita Topalian (R)  

State Senator, 34th District

  • Janet Nguyen (R) 
  • Tom Umberg (D)

State Senator, 36th District 

  • Marggie Castellano (D)
  • Patricia C. Bates (R) 

California State Assembly

State Assembly, 55th District

  • Phillip Chen (R) 
  • Melissa Fazli (D)

State Assembly, 65th District

  • Sharon Quirk-Silva
  • Alexandria “Alex” Coronado 

State Assembly, 68th District 

  • Steven Choi (R) 
  • Michelle Duman (D)

State Assembly, 69th District

  • Tom Daly 

State Assembly, 72nd District

  • Josh Lowenthal (D)
  • Tyler Diep (R)

State Assembly, 73rd District

  • William (Bill) Brough (R) 
  • Scott Rhinehart (D)

State Assembly, 74th District

  • Matthew Harper (R) 
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris (D)

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 4

  • Mike Schaefer (D)
  • Joel Anderson (R) 

County Offices

County Supervisor, 2nd District

  • Michelle Steel 
  • Brendon Perkins

County Supervisor, 4th District

  • Tim Shaw 
  • Doug Chaffee

County Supervisor, 5th District

  • Lisa Bartlett 

Assessor

  • Claude Parrish 
  • Richard Ramirez
  • Nathaniel Epstein

Auditor-Controller

  • Eric Woolery 
  • Toni Smart

County Clerk-Recorder

  • Hugh Nguyen 
  • Steve Rocco

District Attorney-Public Administrator

  • Tony Rackauckas (Incumbent) 
  • Todd Spitzer

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Al Mijares: No Opposition

 Treasurer-Tax Collector

  • Shari Freidenrich