Riverside County Voter Guide

This Election 2020 Riverside 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”

U.S. Representative

District 36

  • Raul Ruiz (D) (Incumbent)
  • Erin Cruz (R)  
  • Patrice Kimbler (R) 
  • Milo Stevanovich (R) 

District 41

  • Mark Takano (D) (Incumbent)
  • Grace Williams (D)
  • Aja Smith (R)  

District 42

  • Ken Calvert (R) (Incumbent)  
  • Regina Marston (D)
  • William O’Mara (D)

District 50

  • Marisa Calderon (D) 
  • Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) 
  • Carl DeMaio (R) 
  • Darrell Issa (R) 
  • Brian Jones (R) 
  • Nathan Wilkins (R) 
  • Jose Cortes (Peace and Freedom Party of California) 
  • Helen Horvath (Independent) 
  • Lucinda Jahn (Independent) 
  • Henry Ota (Independent) 

California State Senate

District 23

  • Kris Goodfellow (D)
  • Abigail Medina (D)
  • Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R) 
  • Cristina Puraci (R) 
  • Lloyd White (R) 

District 28

  • Anna Nevenic
  • Joy Silver
  • Elizabeth Romero
  • John Schwab
  • Melissa Melendez

District 31

  • Richard D. Roth

State Assembly

District 42

  • DeniAntionette Mazingo (D) 
  • Andrew Kotyuk (R) 
  • Chad Mayes (Incumbent) (Independent)

District 56

  • Eduardo Garcia (D) (Incumbent)
  • America Figueroa (R) 

District 60

  • Sabrina Cervantes (D) (Incumbent)
  • Chris Raahauge (R) 

District 61

  • Jose Medina (D) (Incumbent)
  • Ali Mazarei (R) 

District 67

  • Jerry Carlos (D)
  • Steve Manos (R) 
  • Nick Pardue (R)
  • Kelly Seyarto (R) 
  • Jeremy Smith (R) 

District 71

  • Liz Lavertu (D) 
  • Randy Voepel (R) (Incumbent) 

District 75

  • Roger Garcia (D) 
  • Karen Schwartz (D) 
  • Marie Waldron (R) (Incumbent) 

Supervisor (recommendations):


1: Kevin Jeffries

3: Joe Scarafone

Los Angeles

2: Albert Robles

4: No Recommendation

5: Kathryn Barger

Member, Trustee Area 3 — Riverside County Board of Education

Dominic Zarecki
Corey A. Jackson

Member, Trustee Area 4 — Riverside County Board of Education

Marlon Ware
Bruce N. Dennis


City of Indian Wells

Measure I

Shall an ordinance be adopted amending Section 2.08.160 of the Indian Wells Municipal Code to update the City’s Procedures for the rotating appointment of the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore on an annual basis by requiring one year of Council service before assuming either office, allowing Council Members…

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Measure J

Shall an ordinance be adopted amending Section 2.08.045 of the Indian Wells Municipal Code to establish a two-term lifetime limit on City Council service?

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Riverside Community College District

Measure A

To improve classrooms/access for students/Veterans to quality, affordable college education by repairing, constructing/acquiring classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment for science, engineering, technology, healthcare, college/career-training/skilled trades; shall Riverside Community College District’s…

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Val Verde Unified School District

Measure C

To improve student safety/campus security systems, repair aging roofs/plumbing/electrical systems, upgrade classrooms/labs/facilities/ equipment that support college/career readiness in math, science, engineering, technology, arts, skilled trades, and construct a middle school to relieve overcrowding,…

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Jurupa Unified School District

Measure E

To repair deteriorating roofs/plumbing/electrical systems; update classrooms/labs/facilities/technology to support college readiness/career preparation in math, science, engineering, technology, arts/skilled trades; upgrade older schools to meet the same academic/safety standards as newer schools, and…

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Coachella Valley Unified School District

Measure G

To modernize/renovate and construct classrooms, restrooms and school facilities, make technology improvements, repair aging roofs, and make campus health and safety improvements, shall the Coachella Valley Unified School District measure authorizing $230,000,000 in bonds, at legal interest rates, and…

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Jurupa Area Recreation & Park District

Measure H

Shall Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District adopt ordinance 08-2019 to levy $30 per parcel, per year to: improve parks and recreation for children and adults, including seniors; increase park maintenance and energy efficiency/water conservation; upgrade, renovate and expand parks/facilities/trails/arenas;…

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Beaumont Unified School District

Measure B

To improve student safety and security systems, replace roofs, plumbing, electrical systems, construct, furnish and equip classrooms, science labs, school and career technical education facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs, and add facilities for growing enrollment,…

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