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

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  • Joe Biden(D) 
  • Donald Trump (R)  [Endorsed]


14 vote NO

15 vote NO

16 vote NO

17 vote NO

18 vote NO

19 vote NO

20 vote YES

21 vote NO

22 vote YES

23 vote NO

24 vote NO

25 vote NO 

U.S. Representative

District 36

  • Raul Ruiz (D) (Incumbent)
  • Erin Cruz (R)  

District 41

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

District 42

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

District 50

  • Ammar Campa-Najjar (D) 
  • Darrell Issa (R) 

California State Senate

District 23

  • Abigail Medina (D)
  • Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R) 

District 28

  • Elizabeth Romero (D)
  • Melissa Melendez (R)

District 31

  • Richard D. Roth (D)
  • Rod Taylor (R)

State Assembly

District 42

  • 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)
  • Kelly Seyarto (R) 

District 71

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

District 75

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