San Bernardino Voter Guide

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This Election 2018 San Bernardino Voter County 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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  •  : 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.

June 5th, 2018 Primary Election Recommendations

Statewide Offices

Governor 27 candidates total | The below are the candidates polling the highest (For full explanation of this endorsement, click here)

  • Travis Allen (R)
  • John Cox (R) 
  • John Chiang (D)
  • Gavin Newsom (D)
  • Delaine Eastin (D)
  • Antonio Villagairosa (D)

Lt. Governor 11 candidates total | The below are the candidates polling the highest

  • Jeff Bleich (D)
  • Ed Hernandez (D)
  • Eleni Kounalakis (D)
  • David Hernandez (R) 
  • David Fennell (R)

Secretary of State

  • Ruben Major (D)
  • Mark Meuser (R) 
  • Michael Feinstein (G)
  • Alex Padilla (D)
  • T. Weber (P)

State Controller

  • Konstantinos Roditis (R) 
  • Betty Yee (D)

Treasurer; California

  • Jack M. Guerrero (R) 
  • Fiona Ma (D)
  • Vivek Viswanathan (D)
  • Kevin Akin (P)
  • Mike Gatto (D)

Attorney General; California

  • Steven Bailey (R) 
  • Xavier Becerra (D)
  • Eric Early (R)
  • Dave Jones (D)

Insurance Commissioner

  • Ricardo Lara (D)
  • Asif Mahmood (D)
  • Nathalie Hrizi (P)
  • Steve Poizner (I) 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Lily Ploski (I)
  • Tony Thurmond (D)
  • Marshall Tuck (D) 
  • Steven Ireland (I)

U.S. Senator 32 candidates total | The below are the candidates polling the highest (For full explanation of this endorsement, click here)

  • Dianne Feinstein (D)
  • Kevin de Leon (D)
  • Paul Taylor (R) 
  • Erin Cruz (R)
  • Tom Palzer (R)

Propositions

Proposition 68: Authorizes Bond Funding parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaptation, Water Quality and Supply, and Flood Protection. Recommendation: No vote Proposition 69: Requires that certain new transportation revenues be used for transportation purposes. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Recommendation: No vote Proposition 70: Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use of Cap–And-Trade Reserve Fund. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Recommendation: No vote Proposition 71: Sets Effective Date for Ballot Measures. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Recommendation: Yes vote Proposition 72: Permits Legislature to Exclude Newly Constructed Rain-Capture Systems From Property-Tax Reassessment Requirement. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. Recommendation: Yes vote

Judges (For Judicial Rating Explanation Click Here)

Superior Court Judge; County of San Bernardino; Office 2

  • Arthur Harrison: 6 (JI: 6, Q: 7) 
  • David Lopez: 4 (JI: 3, Q: 6)

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Representative, 8th District

  • Marge Doyle (D)
  • Ronald O’Donnell (D)
  • Rita Ramirez (D)
  • Paul Cook (R) – Incumbent
  • Tim Donnelly (R) 

U.S. Representative, 27th District

  • Beatrice I Cardenas (R)  (write in only)
  • Judy Chu (D)
  • Bryan Witt (D)

U.S. Representative, 31st District

  • Sean Flynn (R) 
  • Pete Aguilar (D)
  • Kaisar Ahmed (D)

U.S. Representative, 35th District

  • Christian Leonel Valiente (R) 
  • Joe Baca (D)
  • Norma J. Torres (D)

U.S. Representative, 39th District

  • Phil Liberatore (R) 
  • Jay Chen (D)
  • Bob Huff (R)
  • Ted Rusk (D)
  • Andrew Sarega (R)

California State Senator

State Senator, 16th District

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

State Senator, 20th District

  • Paul Vincent Avila (D)
  • Connie Leyva (D)
  • Matthew Munson (R) 

State Senator, 29th District (Special Recall Election)  Recommendation: YES to recall Josh Newman, and Bruce Whitaker for Replacement A YES Vote will recall Newman whose YES vote gave the DEMS just enough votes to pass the recent GAS TAX INCREASE.

  • Kevin Carr (D)
  • Joseph Cho (D)
  • Josh Ferguson (D)
  • Bruce Whitaker (R) 
  • Josh Newman (D)

California State Assembly

State Assembly, 33rd District 

  • Jay Obernolte (R) 
  • Scott Markovich (D)
  • Socorro Cisneros (D)

State Assembly, 36th District

  • Jonathon Ervin (D)
  • Steve Fox (D)
  • Tom Lackey (R) 

State Assembly, 40th District  

  • Libbern Gwen Cook (D)
  • James C. Ramos (D)
  • Henry Gomez Nickel (R) 

State Assembly, 41th District

  • Alan S. Reynolds (None) 
  • Chris Holden (D)
  • Kenneth (Kenny) Rotter (D)

State Assembly, 42nd District

  • Chad Mayes (R)
  • Carol A. Bouldin (G)
  • Gary Jeandron (R) 
  • Andrew F. Kotyuk (R)
  • Deniantionette Mazingo (D)

State Assembly, 52nd District

  • Toni Holle (R) 
  • Ben W. Gibbins (L)
  • Frank Guzman (D)
  • Freddie Rodriguez (D)

State Assembly, 55th District

  • Phillip Chen (R) 
  • Melissa Fazli (D)
  • Gregg D. Fritchle (D)
  • James G. Gerbus (R)

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 1

  • Tom Hallinana (D)
  • David Evans (R)
  • Ted Gaines (R) 
  • Connie Conway (R)

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 3

  • Rick Marshall (R) 
  • Micheal “Me-Haul” O’Leary (R)
  • Tony Vazquez (D)
  • Scott Svonkin (D)
  • Doug Kriegel (D)
  • Ben Pak (D)
  • Nancy Pearlman (D)
  • Cheryl Turner (D)

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 4

  • Mike Schaefer (D)
  • David Dodson (D)
  • Nader F. Shahatit (R)
  • Ken Lopez-Maddox (D)
  • Joel Anderson (R) 
  • John Kelly (R)
  • Jim Stieringer (R)

County Offices

Assessor/Recorder, San Bernardino County

  • Bob Dutton 

Supervisor, District 2

  • Marc Steinorth
  • Janice Rutherford 

Supervisor, District 4

  • Curt Hagman 
  • Gloria Negrete McLeod

Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

  • Ensen Mason 
  • Oscar Valdez

District Attorney

  • Mike Ramos 
  • Jason Anderson

Sheriff/Coroner

  • John McMahon 

Local Offices

City of Loma Linda, City Council

  • Phil Dupper 

City of San Bernardino, City Council, Ward 4

  • Frederic Shorett 

City of San Bernardino, Mayor

  • Carey Davis 
  • John Valdivia
  • Karmel Roe