San Diego County Voter Guide

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This Election 2018 San Diego 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

Governor

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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)

Judges (For Judicial Rating Explanation Click Here)

Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 37

  • Gary G. Kreep: 9 (JI: 10, Q: 8) 
  • Matt Brower: 5 (JI: 4, Q: 6)  

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, 49th District

  • Diane L. Harkey (R) 
  • Mike Levin (D)

U.S. Representative, 50th District

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

U.S. Representative, 51st District

  • Juan M. Hidalgo Jr. (R) 
  • Juan Vargas (D)

U.S. Representative, 52nd District

  • Scott Peters (D)
  • Omar Qudrat (R)

U.S. Representative, 53rd District

  • Susan A. Davis (D)
  • Morgan Murtaugh (R) 

California State Senator

State Senate, 38th District

  • Brian W. Jones (R) 
  • Jeff Griffith (D)

State Senator, 40th District

  • Luis R. Vargas (R) 
  • Ben Hueso (D)

California State Assembly

State Assembly, 71st District

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

State Assembly, 75th District

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

State Assembly, 76th District

  • Tasha Boerner Horvath (D)
  • Elizabeth Warren (D)

State Assembly, 77th District

  • Sunday Gover (D)
  • Brian Maienschein (R) 

State Assembly, 78th District

  • Maggie J. Campbell (R) 
  • Todd Gloria (D)

State Assembly, 79th District

  • John Moore (R) 
  • Shirley N. Weber (D)

State Assembly, 80th District

  • Lincoln Pickard 
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 4

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

County Offices

EDUCATIONAL OFFICES

County Board of Education, District 3

  • Eric J. Lund 
  • Alicia Munoz

County Board of Education, District 5

  • Cheryl James-Ward 
  • Rick Shea

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Area 1

  • Linda Cartwright
  • Jonathan Olsen 

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Area 2

  • Bill Exeter 
  • Debbie Justeson

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Area 5

  • Brad Monroe
  • Teresa A. Rosiak 

San Diego Community College, District A

  • Diane Hickman 
  • Maria Nieto Senour

San Diego Community College, District C

  • Loren S. Casuto 
  • Craig Milgrim

San Diego Unified Schools, District B

  • Kevin Beiser
  • Tom Keliinoi  (Write-in candidate)

San Diego Unified Schools, District C

  • Michael McQuary
  • Marcia Lee Nordstrom  (Write-in candidate)

COUNTY OFFICES

Sheriff; San Diego County

  • Bill Gore 
  • Dave Myers

Treasurer/Tax Collector

  • Dan McAllister 

Chula Vista Mayor

  • Hector Raul Gastelum 
  • Mary Casillas Salas