ROBYN'S ONE-STOP ELECTION PAGE For The June 3, 2014 California Statewide Primary ElectionVoter Helps for ALL California Counties
Robyn's Extensive Proposition Information – more resources will continue to be added
Robyn's Downloadable Voter Recommendations
For Statewide Constitutional Offices, Propositions 41 & 42, and ORANGE County Races
ABOUT THE RECOMMENDATIONS
Robyn consulted numerous sources/advisors in the process of making her recommendations. Some of the candidates on her recommendation list are excellent. Some, however, are simply listed as the best of the available options in a given race. Her recommendations do not imply support for every position, statement or behavior of a candidate.
Prop 41: NO
Prop 42: YES
Proposition Page for more information
STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICES
TIM DONNELLY - Website
Of the three viable candidates in this race, Tim Donnelly, Neel Kashkari, and Jerry Brown, I believe that conservative/ libertarian-leaning Donnelly is the best choice.
The other viable "Republican," Neel Kashkari, has been called the "Bank Bailout Czar" and the "700 Billion Dollar Man" for his role as the Treasury official who oversaw the big bank bailout – TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program). Kashkari voted for Obama in 2008, is pro-abortion, and supports same-sex marriage. There are some other minor candidates in this race who have good values. Unfortunately, a vote for them will most likely end up helping Kashkari.
RON NEHRING - Website
SECRETARY OF STATE
PETE PETERSON - best option
ASHLEY SWEARENGIN - Website
Unfortunately, she supports high speed rail. Having said that, she is still the best among the viable options.
GREG CONLON as the best option in the race. (Conlon is liberal on social issues.)
PHIL WYMAN - Website
TED GAINES - Website
Good guy; pretty solid voting record!
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
District 1: GEORGE RUNNER - Website
District 2: James E. Theis as the best option in the race
District 4: DIANE HARKEY - Website
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
LYDIA GUTIERREZ - Website
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNTIES OTHER THAN ORANGE
ROBYN'S ORANGE COUNTY RECOMMENDATIONS
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES (Congressional Districts)
US Representative, District 38: Benjamin Campos
US Representative, District 39: Ed Royce
US Representative, District 45: State Senator Mimi Walters
(Retired Marine Colonel Greg Raths would also be a good choice. Raths is endorsed by Supervisor John Moorlach.)
US Representative, District 46: Carlos Vasquez
US Representative, District 47: No recommendation; Just Info
The candidates: Libertarian-leaning Republican Andy Whallon vs Extreme Liberal Democrat Allan Lowenthal.
On Social Issues:
Both candidates support same-sex marriage and abortion (though Whallon says he would be in favor of parental notification and that he would vote to repeal federal funding of abortion).
Whallon would be better on economic issues and size-of-government issues.
US Representative, District 48: Dana Rohrabacher
US Representative, District 49: Darrell Issa
State Senate, District 32: Mario Guerra
State Senate, District 34: Janet Nguyen
State Senate, District 36: Pat Bates
Assembly, District 55: STEVE TYE! - Website
Steve is a strong conservative on social and fiscal and liberty issues.
(This is a change in recommendation. Robyn formerly recommended Phillip Chen.)
Assembly, District 65: CONSERVATIVE YOUNG KIM - Website
This is my district. Please help us replace the liberal Democratic incumbent with Conservative Republican Young Kim!
(Liberal incumbent Sharon Quirk-Silva has major union support and is endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL, Equality CA-the statewide LGBT Advocacy Organization, and a long list of liberal politicians. Shockingly, Quirk-Silva, as well as most other Democratic legislators in California, Voted Yes on AB 1266, the so-called "Boys in Girls Bathroom bill.") Details on the bill here
Assembly, District 68: Don Wagner
Assembly, District 69: Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias
Assembly, District 72: Travis Allen
Assembly, District 73: William (Bill) Brough - Brough's Endorsements
Assembly, District 74: Matthew Harper - Website - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarperForAssembly
Superior Court Judge, Office #14: Kevin Haskins - Excellent Candidate! - Website
Superior Court Judge, Office #20: Helen Hayden - Website
Superior Court Judge, Office # 27: No Recommendation; Just Info
Democrat, Janet Motoike, the incumbent judge was appointed by Gov Jerry Brown.
Wayne Philips- is "No Party Preference." 20 years in law, w/military background.
www.JudgeVoterGuide rates Janet Motoike slightly better than Wayne Phillips.
Superior Court Judge, Office No. 35 Jeff Ferguson-Excellent Candidate! - Website
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lydia Gutierrez - Website
OC Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares is unopposed. I'm leaving this race blank. Mijares is a strong supporter of Common Core.
OC BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board of Education, Area 2: Tom Pollitt - Website
Board of Education, Area 5: Linda Lindholm - Website
Irvine Unified Sch Dist, Short Term Ira Glasky
COUNTY OF ORANGE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Supervisor, 2nd District: Assemblyman Allan Mansoor! - Website
OC Supervisor John Moorlach has endorsed Assemblyman Allan Mansoor to replace himself on the Board of Supervisors. Moorlach says,
"One of my rare endorsements this election cycle is for Allan Mansoor. He was a Councilman and the Mayor of Costa Mesa before serving the 74th Assembly District in Sacramento. He is a former employee of the County of Orange and is intimate with its structure and functions. He has been a longtime stalwart on pension reform and paycheck protection." "He has a solid understanding of local issues"...
Supervisor, 4th District: Shawn Nelson - Website
Supervisor, 5th District: - Robert Ming - Website
My Favorite Orange County Candidate!
Please contact the Ming campaign to see how YOU can help!
OTHER ORANGE COUNTY RACES
Assessor: Claude Parrish
Auditor-Controller: Eric Woolery
Clerk-Recorder: Hugh Nguyen
District Attorney: Tony Rackauckas
Sheriff-Coroner: Sandra Hutchens (unopposed)
Treasurer-Tax Collector: Shari Freidenrich (unopposed)
County Measure A – YES
Anaheim Measure D: NO!!
Other Measures – as of 5/4, I am still working on them.
For Recommendations from Additional O.C. Conservative Voter Guides, see Robyn's Orange County Page
IF you have friends in San Diego, please ask them to vote for:
KIRK JORGENSEN in the 52nd CONGRESSIONAL - Website
KIRK is an awesome, articulate, conservative candidate with an impressive military and business background.
Kirk Jorgensen is a decorated Marine Corps combat veteran. He graduated from CIA training at "The Farm" with the highest accreditation and served with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Kirk is running against a liberal Dem incumbent and a socially liberal Rep., both of whom support abortion and same-sex marriage.