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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; United States Senator – Full Term, General Election

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

Alex Padilla, Appointed US Senator *

 

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

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

Alex Padilla *

 

California; Madera County; US House of Representatives, District 5, General Election

Michael J. “Mike” Barkley

Tom McClintock ***** (Endorsed)

California; Madera County; US House of Representatives, District 13, General Election

Adam Gray, Democrat **

John Duarte, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Madera County; State Senator, District 4, General Election

Tim Robertson, Democrat *

Marie Alvarado-Gil, Democrat **

 

California; Madera County; State Senator, District 14, General Election

Amnon Shor **** (Endorsed)

Anna Caballero

 

California; Madera County; State Assembly, District 8, General Election

Jim Patterson **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Madera County; State Assembly, District 27, General Election

Esmeralda Soria, Democrat *

Mark Nicholas Pazin, Republican *** (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; 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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