Riverside County Voter Guide

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This Election 2018 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:

  • 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


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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 

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Representative, 8th District

  • Paul Cook (R) – Incumbent
  • Tim Donnelly (R) 

U.S. House of Representatives, District 41 

  • Mark Takano
  • Aja Smith

U.S. Representative, 42nd District

  • Ken Calvert (R) 
  • Julia C. Peacock (D)

U.S. Representative, 36th District

  • Kimberlin Brown-Pelzer (R) 
  • Raul Ruiz (D)

U.S. Representative, 50th District

  • Ammar Campa-Najjar (D)
  • Duncan Hunter (R)

California State Senator

State Senator, 16th District

  • Shannon Grove (R) 
  • Ruth Musser-Lopez (D)

State Senate, 28th District

  • Jeff Stone (R) 
  • Joy Silver (D)

California State Assembly

State Assembly, 42nd District

  • Chad Mayes (R)
  • Deniantionette Mazingo (D)

State Assembly, 56th District

  • Jeff Gonzalez (R) 
  • Eduardo Garcia (D)

State Assembly, 60th District

  • Bill Essayli (R) 
  • Sabrina Cervantes (D)

California State Assembly, District 61

  • Jose Medina 

State Assembly, 67th District

  • Michelle Singleton (D)
  • Melissa Melendez (R) 

State Assembly, 71st District

  • Randy Voepel (R) 
  • James Elia (D)

State Assembly, 75th District

  • Alan Geraci (D)
  • Marie Waldron (R) 

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 4

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

County Offices

Sheriff – Coroner; Riverside County

  • Chad Bianco  
  • Stan Sniff

Superintendent of Schools 

  • Judy D. White

Supervisor, District 2 

As of June 20, 2018, this election remained too close to call. We will update when the outcome is determined.

  • Will Martinez 
  • Mike Gardner
  • Karen Spiegel
  • Penny Newman
  • Eric Linder 

Supervisor, District 5

  • Jeff Hewitt 
  • Russ Bogh

Assessor/County Clerk/Recorder 

  • Peter Aldana

District Attorney 

  • Mike Hestrin 
  • Lara Gressley


  • Paul A. Angulo

Treasurer/Tax Collector 

  • Hakan Jackson
  • Jon Christensen 

City of Riverside, Ward 2

  • Pastor Jon Scott Harris 

City of Riverside, Ward 4

  • Chuck Condor 

City of Riverside, Ward 6

  • Jim Perry 

City of Moreno Valley, District 4 Special Election

  • Hector Diaz