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2022 California Voter Guide

How To Vote For, Not Against, Your Values
Ratings: Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete.

Our highest ratings go to candidates who will defend freedom, stand for free enterprise, or have a conservative and/or biblical worldview based on their ability to stand firm against efforts to increase taxes, size of government, weaken law and order, and crush individual freedom. 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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California; Governor, State of California, General Election

Brian Dahle, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Gavin Newsom, Democrat *

 

California; Lieutenant Governor – State of California, General Election

Angela E. Underwood Jacobs, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Eleni Kounalakis, Democrat *

 

California; Secretary of State – State of California, General Election

Rob Bernosky, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Shirley N. Weber, Democrat *

 

California; Controller – State of California, General Election

Lanhee Chen, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Malia M. Cohen, Democrat *

 

California; Treasurer – State of California, General Election

Fiona Ma, Democrat *

Jack M. Guerrero, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Attorney General, State of California, General Election

Nathan Hochman, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Rob Bonta, Democrat *

 

California; Insurance Commissioner – State of California,

General Election

Ricardo Lara, Democrat *

Robert Howell, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of California, General Election

Tony K. Thurmond *

Lance Ray Christensen **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Member, District 4, California Board of Equalization, General Election

Mike Schaefer, Democrat *** (Endorsed)

David Dodson, Democrat *

 

California; United States Senator – Full Term, General Election

Mark P. Meuser, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Alex Padilla *

 

California; United States Senator, Short-Term, General Election

Mark P. Meuser, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Alex Padilla *

 

California; San Diego County; United States Representative; District 48 General Election

Stephen Houlahan, Democrat *

Darrell Issa, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; United States Representative; District 49 General Election

Mike Levin, Democrat *

Brian Maryott, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; United States Representative; District 50 General Election

Scott Peters, Democrat *

Corey Gustafson, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; United States Representative; District 51, General Election

Stan Caplan, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Sara Jacobs, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; United States Representative; District 52, General Election

Juan Vargas, Democrat *

Tyler Geffeney, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; California State Senate; District 18, General Election

Alejandro Galicia, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Steve Padilla, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; California State Senate; District 32, General Election

Brian Nash, Democrat *

Kelly Seyarto, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; California State Senate; District 38, General Election

Matt Gunderson, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Catherine Blakespear, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; State Senate District 40, General Election

Joseph C. Rocha, Democrat **

Brian W. Jones, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; California State Assembly; District 74, General Election

Laurie Davies, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Chris Duncan, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; State Assembly, District 75 General Election

Marie Waldron, Republican ****

Randy Voepel, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; California State Assembly; District 76, General Election

Brian Maienschein, Democrat *

Kristie Bruce-Lane, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; California State Assembly; District 77, General Election

Dan Downey, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Tasha Boerner Horvath, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; State Assembly, District 78, General Election

Chris Ward, Democrat *

Eric E. Gonzales, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; State Assembly, District 79, General Election

Corbin Sabol, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Akilah Weber, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; California State Assembly; District 80, General Election

David Alvarez, Democrat **

Georgette Gomez, Democrat *

 

California; San Diego County; District 3, San Diego County Board of Education

Alicia Munoz *

Marvin J. Attiq *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; District 5, San Diego County Board of Education

Rick Shea *

Emily Ortiz Wichmann **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Trustee Area B, San Diego Unified School District

Shana Hazen *

Godwin Higa **

 

California; San Diego County; Trustee Area C, San Diego Unified School District

Cody Petterson *

Becca Williams ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Trustee Area 1, San Dieguito Union High School District

Rimga Viskanta *

David Carattini *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; Member, Board of Trustees, Seat 2 – Los Angeles Community College District

Glenn Trujillo Bailey *

Jason R. Aula *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Supervisor, District 4, San Diego County

Amy Reichert **** (Endorsed)

Nathan Fletcher **

 

California; San Diego County; Supervisor, District 5, San Diego County

Jim Desmond **** (Endorsed)

Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson

 

California; San Diego County; Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, San Diego County

Barbara Bry **

Jordan Marks **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; District Attorney, San Diego County

Summer Stephan **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Sheriff, San Diego County

Kelly Anne Martinez **** (Endorsed)

John Hemmerling ***

 

California; San Diego County; Treasurer/Tax Collector, San Diego County

Daniel McAllister *** (Endorsed)

Greg Hodosevich

 

California; San Diego County; City Attorney, City of Chula Vista

Dan Smith *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Mayor, City of Chula Vista

Ammar Campa-Najjar *

John McCann *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; City Council, Seat 1, City of Chula Vista

Marco Contreras *** (Endorsed)

Carolina Chavez *

 

California; San Diego County; City Council, Seat 2, City of Chula Vista

Jose Preciado *

Steve Stenberg *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Mayor, City of Imperial Beach

Paloma Aguirre *

Shirley Nakawatase *** (Endorsed)

Vance E. Locke *

John “Jack” Fisher ***

 

California; San Diego County; Council Member, District 1, City of Imperial Beach

Jen Crumley **

Carol Seabury *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Council Member, District 3, City of Imperial Beach

Anna Webb *

Mitchell Mckay *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; Council Member, District 4, City of Solana Beach

Jill MacDonald *

 

California; San Diego County; Council Member, District 2, City of San Marcos

Mike Sannella*** (Endorsed)

Jay Petrek *

 

California; San Diego County; Mayor, City of Vista

John Franklin **** (Endorsed)

Cipriano Vargas *

 

California; San Diego County; City Council, District 2, City of San Diego

Linda Lukacs *** (Endorsed)

Jennifer Campbell *

 

California; San Diego County; City Council, District 4, City of San Diego

Monica Montgomery Steppe *

Gloria Evangelista *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County; City Council, District 6, City of San Diego

Kent Lee *

Tommy Hough **

 

California; San Diego County; City Council, District 8, City of San Diego

Antonio Martinez **

Vivian Moren *

 

JUDICIAL RATINGS

 

Judges sitting on the courts may be incompetent, corrupt or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

There are two types of judges: judicial activists and strict constructionists. A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values.

Judicial activists overturn voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have a different belief system, twist the law to rationalize their decisions, and impose their own moral codes, political beliefs, and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

Strict constructionists impartially arrive at a fair judgment based on law.

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.

HOW WE COME UP WITH A FINAL RATING

We come up with a final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.

Rating

Judges are rated on a scale of 1-5 — 5 being best.

5  Stars – The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement

4 Stars – Very good

3 Stars –  Acceptable

2 Stars –  Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning

1 Star – Terrible. Do Not Vote, Unless We Say Endorsed. All Other Votes Will Count

California; San Diego County, Seat 35, San Diego County Superior Court, General Election

Rebecca Kanter, Assistant U.S. Attorney *

Mike Murphy, California State Prosecutor ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Diego County, Office 36, San Diego County Superior Court, General Election

Peter Singer, Superior Court Commissioner *

Pete Murray, Criminal Trial Prosecutor **** (Endorsed)

 

California; California Supreme Court, Retention Election

Joshua Groban * (Replace)

Patricia Guerrero * (Replace)

Martin J. Jenkins ** (Replace)

Goodwin Liu ** (Replace)

 

California; California First District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Tracie L. Brown ** (Replace)

Gordon Burns, * (Replace)

Carin Fujisaki, * (Replace)

Teri L. Jackson, * (Replace)

Ioana Petrou, ** (Replace)

Stuart Pollak, * (Replace)

Victor Rodriguez, * (Replace)

Therese M. Stewart, ** (Replace)

Alison M. Tucher, * (Replace)

 

California; California Second District, Division 1, California State Court of Appeals

Frances Rothschild **

 

California; California Second District, Division 2, California State Court of Appeals

Judith M. Ashmann ***

 

California; California Second District, Division 3, California State Court of Appeals

Luis A. Lavin *

 

California; California Second District, Division 4, California State Court of Appeals

Brian S. Currey *

Audrey B. Collins *

 

California; California Second District, Division 5, California State Court of Appeals

Lamar W. Baker *

Laurence D. Rubin *

 

California; California Second District, Division 6, California State Court of Appeals

Hernaldo J. Baltodano * (Replace)

 

California; California Second District, Division 7, California State Court of Appeals

John L. Segal * (Replace)

 

California; California Second District, Division 8, California State Court of Appeals

John Shepard Wiley Jr. **

Maria E Stratton **

Elizabeth Annette Grimes **** (Retain)

 

California; California Third District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Harry Hull ***** (Retain)

Peter Krause ** (Replace)

Laurie M. Earl * (Replace)

 

California; California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Michael J. Raphael * (Replace)

Eileen Moore ** (Replace)

William Bedsworth * (Replace)

Manuel A. Ramirez **** (Retain)

Kathleen O’Leary ** (Replace)

Carol D. Codrington *** (Retain)

Judith McConnell * (Replace)

Frank J. Menetrez * (Replace)

Truc Do * (Replace)

Maurice Sanchez * (Replace)

Joanne Motoike * (Replace)

Martin Buchanan * (Replace)

 

California; California Fifth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Bert Levy *** (Retain)

Brad Hill **** (Retain)

Jennifer R.S. Detjen *** (Retain)

 

California; California Sixth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Cynthia C. Lie * (Replace)

Charles E. Wilson II * (Replace)

Mary J. Greenwood * (Replace)

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