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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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Ballot Propositions
Watch my video explaining the reasoning behind my recommendations for the Propositions HERE.
Proposition 1Right to Reproductive Freedom AmendmentVote No
Proposition 26Legalize Sports Betting on American Indian Lands InitiativeVote No
Proposition 27Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund InitiativeVote No
Proposition 28 Art and Music K-12 Education Funding InitiativeVote No
Proposition 29Dialysis Clinic Requirements InitiativeVote No
Proposition 30Tax on Income Above $2 Million for Zero-Emissions Vehicles and Wildfire Prevention InitiativeVote No
Proposition 31Flavored Tobacco Products Ban ReferendumVote No
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; Riverside County; United States Representative; District 25, General Election

Brian E. Hawkins, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Raul Ruiz, Democrat

 

California; Riverside County; United States Representative, District 35, General Election

Mike Cargile, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Norma Torres, Democrat *

 

California; Riverside County; United States Representative; District 39 General Election

Aja Smith, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Mark Takano, Democrat

 

California; Riverside County; United States Representative; District 40, General Election

Asif Mahmood, Democrat *

Young Kim, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; United States Representative; District 41 General Election

Ken Calvert, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Will Rollins, Democrat

 

California; Riverside County; United States Representative; District 48 General Election

Stephen Houlahan, Democrat *

Darrell Issa, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; California State Senate; District 18, General Election

Alejandro Galicia, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Steve Padilla, Democrat *

 

California; Riverside County; California State Senate; District 32, General Election

Brian Nash, Democrat *

Kelly Seyarto, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; California State Assembly; District 36, General Election

Ian M. Weeks, Republican **** (Endorsed)

Eduardo Garcia, Democrat

 

California; Riverside County; California State Assembly; District 47, General Election

Christy Holstege, Democrat

Greg Wallis, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; California State Assembly; District 58, General Election

Sabrina Cervantes, Democrat *

Bernard William Murphy, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; California State Assembly; District 60, General Election

Hector Diaz-Nava, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Corey A. Jackson, Democrat

 

California; Riverside County; California State Assembly; District 63, General Election

Fauzia Rizvi, Democrat

Bill Essayli, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; California State Assembly; District 71, General Election

Kate Sanchez, Republican ***** (Endorsed)

Matt Rahn, Republican ****

 

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 5; Hemet Unified School District

Kenneth W. Prado ***** (Endorsed)

 

Murrieta

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 1; Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Nicolas Pardue *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 2; Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Courtney Cooper *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 3; Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Julie Vandegrift *** (Endorsed)

 

Lake Elsinore

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 5; Lake Elsinore Unified School District

Jill Juanita Leonard ***** (Endorsed)

 

Temecula Valley

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Area 1; Temecula Valley Unified School District

Jason Craig ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 2; Temecula Valley Unified School District

Danny Gonzalez *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 3; Temecula Valley Unified School District

Jennifer Lynn Wiersma ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 4; Temecula Valley Unified School District

Dr.Joseph Komrosky ***** (Endorsed)

 

City of Temecula

California; Riverside County; Council Member, Council District 1, City of Temecula

Jeff Chrapczynski *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Council Member, Council District 3, City of Temecula

Brenden Kalfus *** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County; Council Member, Council District 5, City of Temecula

Bill Weston **** (Endorsed)

 

Corona Norco

California; Riverside County; School Board of Education; Corona Norco Unified School District

Thomas Pate ***** (Endorsed)

 

Hemet

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Trustee Area 7, Hemet Unified School District

Megan Haley *** (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

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

Listen to this important information HERE about my judicial recommendations and who not to vote for.

California; Riverside County; Trustee, Area 1; Temecula Valley Unified School District

Jason Craig ***** (Endorsed)

 

California; Riverside County, Office 4, Riverside County Superior Court, General Election

Natalie Lough, Senior Deputy District Attorney **** (Endorsed)

Amy Zois Barajas, Gang Homicide Prosecutor ***

 

California; California Supreme Court, Retention Election

Joshua Groban * (Vote No)

Patricia Guerrero * (Vote No)

Martin J. Jenkins ** (Vote No)

Goodwin Liu ** (Vote No)

 

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

Therese M. Stewart, ** (Vote No)

 

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

Carin Fujisaki, * (Vote No)

Ioana Petrou, ** (Vote No)

Victor Rodriguez, * (Vote No)

Alison M. Tucher, * (Vote No)

 

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

Tracie L. Brown ** (Vote No)

Jeremy M. Goldman, (Vote No)

 

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

Gordon Burns, * (Vote No)

Teri L. Jackson, * (Vote No)

 

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

Frances Rothschild ** (Vote No)

 

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

Judith M. Ashmann *** (Vote Yes)

 

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

Luis A. Lavin * (Vote No)

 

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

Brian S. Currey * (Vote No)

Audrey B. Collins * (Vote No)

 

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

Lamar W. Baker * (Vote No)

Laurence D. Rubin * (Vote No)

 

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

Hernaldo J. Baltodano * (Vote No)

 

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

John L. Segal * (Vote No)

 

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

John Shepard Wiley Jr. ** (Vote No)

Maria E Stratton ** (Vote No)

Elizabeth Annette Grimes **** (Vote Yes)

 

California; California Third District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Harry Hull ***** (Vote Yes)

Peter Krause ** (Vote No)

Laurie M. Earl * (Vote No)

Stacy E. Boulware Eurie ** (Vote No)

 

California; California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Michael J. Raphael * (Vote No)

Eileen Moore ** (Vote No)

William Bedsworth * (Vote No)

Manuel A. Ramirez **** (Vote Yes)

Kathleen O’Leary ** (Vote No)

Carol D. Codrington *** (Vote Yes)

Judith McConnell * (Vote No)

Frank J. Menetrez * (Vote No)

Truc Do * (Vote No)

Maurice Sanchez * (Vote No)

Joanne Motoike * (Vote No)

Martin Buchanan * (Vote No)

 

California; California Fifth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Bert Levy *** (Vote Yes)

Brad Hill **** (Vote Yes)

Jennifer R.S. Detjen *** (Vote Yes)

 

California; California Sixth District Court of Appeal, Retention Election

Cynthia C. Lie * (Vote No)

Charles E. Wilson II * (Vote No)

Mary J. Greenwood * (Vote No)

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