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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,

 

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, Democrat *

Y. Marie Manvel **** (Endorsed)

 

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

Mike Schaefer, Democrat *** (Endorsed)

Alex Padilla *

 

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

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

Alex Padilla *

 

California; San Bernardino County; US House of Representatives, District 23, General Election

Jay Obernolte, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; United States Representative; District 25, General Election

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

Raul Ruiz, Democrat

 

California; San Bernardino County; United States Representative, District 28, General Election

Judy Chu, Democrat **

Wes Hallman, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; United States Representative; District 33 General Election

Pete Aguilar, Democrat

John Mark Porter, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; United States Representative, District 35, General Election

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

Norma Torres, Democrat *

 

California; San Bernardino County; United States Representative; District 40, General Election

Asif Mahmood, Democrat *

Young Kim, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Senator, District 18, General Election

Steve Padilla, Democrat *

Alejandro Galicia, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Senator, District 22, General Election

Susan Rubio, Democrat *

Vincent Tsai, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

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

Brian Nash, Democrat *

Kelly Seyarto, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Assembly, District 34, General Election

Tom Lackey, Republican ***

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

 

California; San Bernardino County; California State Assembly; District 36, General Election

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

Eduardo Garcia, Democrat

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Assembly, District 39, General Election

Paul Andre Marsh, Republican *** (Endorsed)

Juan Carrillo, Democrat

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Assembly, District 41, General Election

Chris Holden, Democrat *

Michael McMahon, Republican **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Assembly, District 45, General Election

James C. Ramos, Democrat *

Joseph W. “Joe” Martinez, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; California State Assembly; District 47, General Election

Christy Holstege, Democrat

Greg Wallis, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; California State Assembly; District 50, General Election

Eloise Gomez Reyes, Democrat *

Sheela Stark, Republican *** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Assembly, District 53, General Election

Freddie Rodriguez, Democrat *

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

 

alifornia; San Bernardino County; California State Assembly; District 58, General Election

Sabrina Cervantes, Democrat *

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

 

California; San Bernardino County; State Assembly, District 59, General Election

Phillip Chen **** (Endorsed)

 

California; San Bernardino County; City Council, District 4, Chino Hills

Brian Johsz***** (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)

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

 

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

John L. Segal

 

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

John Shepard Wiley Jr.

Maria E Stratton

Elizabeth Annette Grimes

 

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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