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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 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 1, California Board of Equalization, General Election

Jose S. Altamirano, Democrat

Ted Gaines, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Member, District 3, California Board of Equalization, General Election

Tony Vazquez, Member, Democrat *

Y. Marie Manvel, No Party Preference **** (Endorsed)

 

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; Los Angeles County; US House of Representatives, District 23, General Election

Derek Marshall, Democrat *

Jay Obernolte, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 26, General Election

Matt Jacobs, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Julia Brownley, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 27, General Election

Mike Garcia, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Christy Smith, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 28, General Election

Judy Chu, Democrat **

Wes Hallman, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 29, General Election

Angelica Maria Duenas

Tony Cardenas, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 30, General Election

G. “Maebe A. Girl” Pudlo, Democrat

Adam Schiff, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 31, General Election

Daniel Bocic Martinez, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Grace F. Napolitano, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 32, General Election

Lucie Lapointe Voltozky, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Brad Sherman, Member, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 34, General Election

Jimmy Gomez, Democrat *

David Kim, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 35, General Election

Mike Cargile, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Norma Torres, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 36, General Election

Joe E. Collins III, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Ted W. Lieu, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 37, General Election

Sydney Kamlager, Democrat *

Sydney Kamlager, Democrat *Jan C. Perry, Democrat

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 38, General Election

Eric J. Ching, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Linda T. Sanchez, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 42, General Election

John Briscoe, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Robert Garcia, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 43, General Election

Omar Navarro, Republican *

Maxine Waters, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 44, General Election

Nanette Diaz Barragan, Democrat *

Paul Jones, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; United States Representative, District 45, General Election

Michelle Steel, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Jay F. Chen, Democrat **

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 22, General Election

Susan Rubio, Democrat *

Vincent Tsai, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 24, General Election

Ben Allen *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 26, General Election

Maria Elena Durazo *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 28, General Election

Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Democrat *

Cheryl C. Turner, Democrat

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 30, General Election

Mitch Clemmons, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Bob Archuleta, Democrat **

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 34, General Election

Rhonda Shader, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Tom Umberg, Democrat

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Senator, District 36, General Election

Janet Nguyen, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Kim Carr, Democrat *

 

California; State Senate, District 20, General Election

Daniel Hertzberg, Democrat *

Caroline Menjivar, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 34, General Election

Tom Lackey, Republican ***

Thurston “Smitty” Smith, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 39, General Election

Paul Andre Marsh, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Juan Carrillo, Democrat

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 40, General Election

Suzette Martinez Valladares, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Pilar Schiavo, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 41, General Election

Chris Holden *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 42, General Election

Lori Mills, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Jacqui Irwin, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 43, General Election

Chris Holden *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 44, General Election

Barry Curtis Jacobsen, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Laura Friedman, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 46, General Election

Dana Caruso, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Jesse Gabriel, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 48, General Election

Blanca Rubio *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 49, General Election

Burton Brink, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Mike Fong, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 51, General Election

Louis Abramson, Democrat *

Rick Chavez Zbur, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 52, General Election

Mia Livas Porter, Democrat

Wendy Carrillo, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 53, General Election

Freddie Rodriguez, Democrat *

Toni Holle, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 54, General Election

Miguel Santiago, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 55, General Election

Keith Girolamo Cascio, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Isaac G. Bryan, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 56, General Election

Jessica Martinez, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Lisa Calderon, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 57, General Election

Reggie Jones-Sawyer *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 61, General Election

Robert Pullen-Miles, Democrat *

Tina Simone McKinnor, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly; District 62 General Election

Maria Estrada, Democrat *

Anthony Rendon, Democrat ** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 64, General Election

Blanca Pacheco, Democrat *

Raul Ortiz Jr., Republican ***** (Endorsed)

 

California, Los Angeles County, State Assembly, District 65, General Election

Mike Anthony Gipson, Democrat (Incumbent) *

Fatima S. Iqbal-Zubair, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 66, General Election

George Barks, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Al Muratsuchi, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; State Assembly, District 67, General Election

Soo Yoo, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Sharon Quirk-Silva, Democrat *

 

California, Los Angeles County State Assembly, District 69, General Election

Josh Lowenthal, Democrat *

Al Austin, II, Democrat *

 

California; Los Angeles County; Manhattan Beach City Council

Frank Chiella ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County; Palos Verdes Estates City Council

Desiree Myers ***** (Endorsed)

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; Los Angeles County, Seat 60, Los Angeles County Superior Court, General Election

Anna Slotky Reitano *

Abby Baron *

 

California; Los Angeles County, Seat 67, Los Angeles County Superior Court, General Election

Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes *

Fernanda Maria Barreto **

 

California; Los Angeles County, Seat 70, Los Angeles County Superior Court, General Election

Holly L. Hancock *

Renee Yolande Chang ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County, Seat 90, Los Angeles County Superior Court, General Election

Melissa Lyons *

Leslie Gutierrez *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Los Angeles County, Seat 118, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Primary Election

Carolyn “Jiyoung” Park *

Melissa Hammond **

 

California; Los Angeles County, Seat 151, Los Angeles County Superior Court, General Election

Patrick Hare *

Karen Brako ***** (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 ** (Replace)

 

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

Judith M. Ashmann *** (Retain)

 

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

Luis A. Lavin * (Replace)

 

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

Brian S. Currey * (Replace)

Audrey B. Collins * (Replace)

 

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

Lamar W. Baker * (Replace)

Laurence D. Rubin * (Replace)

 

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. ** (Replace)

Maria E Stratton ** (Replace)

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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