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2022 California Voter Guide

How To Vote For, Not Against, Your Values
Ratings: Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete.

Our highest ratings go to candidates who will defend freedom, stand for free enterprise, or have a conservative and/or biblical worldview based on their ability to stand firm against efforts to increase taxes, size of government, weaken law and order, and crush individual freedom. 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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California; Governor, State of California, General Election

Brian Dahle, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Gavin Newsom, Democrat *

 

California; Lieutenant Governor – State of California, General Election

Angela E. Underwood Jacobs, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Eleni Kounalakis, Democrat *

 

California; Secretary of State – State of California, General Election

Rob Bernosky, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Shirley N. Weber, Democrat *

 

California; Controller – State of California, General Election

Lanhee Chen, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Malia M. Cohen, Democrat *

 

California; Treasurer – State of California, General Election

Fiona Ma, Democrat *

Jack M. Guerrero, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Attorney General, State of California, General Election

Nathan Hochman, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Rob Bonta, Democrat *

 

California; Insurance Commissioner – State of California, General Election

Ricardo Lara, Democrat *

Robert Howell, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of California, General Election

Tony K. Thurmond *

Lance Ray Christensen **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; Member; District 4, California Board of Equalization, General Election

Mike Schaefer *** (Endorsed)

David Dodson, Democrat *

 

California; United States Senator – Full Term, General Election

Mark P. Meuser, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Alex Padilla *

 

California; United States Senator, Short-Term, General Election

Mark P. Meuser, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Alex Padilla *

 

California; Orange County; United States Representative, District 38, General Election

Eric J. Ching, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Linda T. Sanchez, Democrat *

 

California; Orange County; United States Representative; District 40, General Election

Asif Mahmood, Democrat *

Young Kim, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; United States Representative, District 45, General Election

Michelle Steel, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Jay F. Chen, Democrat **

 

California; Orange County; United States Representative; District 46, General Election

Christopher J. Gonzales, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Lou Correa, Democrat *

 

California; Orange County; United States Representative; District 47, General Election

Katie Porter, Democrat *

Scott Baugh, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; United States Representative; District 49, General Election

Mike Levin, Democrat *

Brian Maryott, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; State Senate, District 30, General Election

Mitch Clemmons, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Bob Archuleta, Democrat **

 

California; Orange County; California State Senate; District 32, General Election

Brian Nash, Democrat *

Kelly Seyarto, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; State Senate, District 34, General Election

Rhonda Shader, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Tom Umberg, Democrat

 

California; Orange County; State Senate, District 36, General Election

Janet Nguyen *** (Endorsed)

Kim Carr, Democrat *

 

California; Orange County; California State Senate; District 38, General Election

Matt Gunderson, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Catherine Blakespear, Democrat *

 

California; Orange County; State Assembly, District 64, General Election

Blanca Pacheco, Democrat *

Raul Ortiz Jr., Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; State Assembly, District 67, General Election

Soo Yoo, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Sharon Quirk-Silva, Democrat *

 

California; Orange County; California State Assembly; District 68; General Election

Mike Tardiff, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Avelino Valencia, Democrat

 

California; Orange County; California State Assembly; District 70; General Election

Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, Democrat, *

Tri Ta, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; California State Assembly; District 71, General Election

Kate Sanchez, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Matt Rahn, Republican ***

 

California; Orange County; California State Assembly; District 72, General Election

Judie Mancuso, Democrat *

Diane Dixon, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; California State Assembly; District 73, General Election

Cottie Petrie-Norris, Republican

Steven “Steve” Choi, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County; California State Assembly; District 74, General Election

Laurie Davies, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Chris Duncan, Democrat *

 

California; Orange County; Orange City Council, District 6

John Gyllenhammer ***** (Endorsed)

JUDICIAL RATINGS

 

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

There are two types of judges: judicial activists and strict constructionists. A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.

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

Strict constructionists impartially arrive 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

We come up with a 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.

Rating

Judges are rated on a scale of 1-5 — 5 being best.

5  Stars – The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement

4 Stars – Very good

3 Stars –  Acceptable

2 Stars –  Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning

1 Star – Terrible. Do Not Vote, Unless We Say Endorsed. All Other Votes Will Count

California; Orange County; Board Member, Division 5, Orange County Water District

Steve Sheldon ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Orange County, Office 5, Orange County Superior Court, General Election

Kimberly La Salle, Counselor at Law *

Claudia C. Alvarez, Deputy District Attorney, County of Orange *

 

California; Orange County, Office 22, Orange County Superior Court, General Election

Craig E. Kleffman, Prosecutor, Deputy District Attorney **

Brahim Baytieh, Deputy District Attorney *

 

California; Orange County, Office 30, Orange County Superior Court, General Election

Michele Bell, Orange County Superior Court Commissioner **

Peggy Huang, Deputy Attorney General ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; California Supreme Court, Retention Election

Joshua Groban * (Replace)

Patricia Guerrero * (Replace)

Martin J. Jenkins ** (Replace)

Goodwin Liu ** (Replace)

 

California; California First District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Tracie L. Brown ** (Replace)

Gordon Burns, * (Replace)

Carin Fujisaki, * (Replace)

Teri L. Jackson, * (Replace)

Ioana Petrou, ** (Replace)

Stuart Pollak, * (Replace)

Victor Rodriguez, * (Replace)

Therese M. Stewart, ** (Replace)

Alison M. Tucher, * (Replace)

 

California; California Second District, Division 1, California State Court of Appeals

Frances Rothschild **

 

California; California Second District, Division 2, California State Court of Appeals

Judith M. Ashmann ***

 

California; California Second District, Division 3, California State Court of Appeals

Luis A. Lavin *

 

California; California Second District, Division 4, California State Court of Appeals

Brian S. Currey *

Audrey B. Collins *

 

California; California Second District, Division 5, California State Court of Appeals

Lamar W. Baker *

Laurence D. Rubin *

 

California; California Second District, Division 6, California State Court of Appeals

Hernaldo J. Baltodano * (Replace)

 

California; California Second District, Division 7, California State Court of Appeals

John L. Segal * (Replace)

 

California; California Second District, Division 8, California State Court of Appeals

John Shepard Wiley Jr. **

Maria E Stratton **

Elizabeth Annette Grimes **** (Retain)

 

California; California Third District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Harry Hull ***** (Retain)

Peter Krause ** (Replace)

Laurie M. Earl * (Replace)

 

California; California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Michael J. Raphael * (Replace)

Eileen Moore ** (Replace)

William Bedsworth * (Replace)

Manuel A. Ramirez **** (Retain)

Kathleen O’Leary ** (Replace)

Carol D. Codrington *** (Retain)

Judith McConnell * (Replace)

Frank J. Menetrez * (Replace)

Truc Do * (Replace)

Maurice Sanchez * (Replace)

Joanne Motoike * (Replace)

Martin Buchanan * (Replace)

 

California; California Fifth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Bert Levy *** (Retain)

Brad Hill **** (Retain)

Jennifer R.S. Detjen *** (Retain)

 

California; California Sixth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Cynthia C. Lie * (Replace)

Charles E. Wilson II * (Replace)

Mary J. Greenwood * (Replace)

 

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