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Extensive Recommendations for the November 4, 2014 California General Election
Please continue to check back, as additional recommendations will be added for many counties.
 

ROBYN'S ONE-STOP ELECTION PAGE for the November 4, 2014 California Statewide General Election

Voter Helps for ALL California Counties
Robyn's Extensive Proposition Information
Judicial Races for Every County

Orange County - Robyn's Voter Recommendations - Printable
Updated 10/23/14
Includes Robyn's Recommendations for:
Statewide Constitutional Offices, Judges, and State Propositions
O.C. - County Races and County Measures
O.C. - City Races and City Measures

Explanation of 2012's Prop 14 - “Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act”
No third party candidates and No write-in options for:
State or federal legislative offices and state constitutional offices.

ROBYN'S RECOMMENDATIONS

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 better than the opponent. Her recommendations do not imply support for every position, statement or behavior of a candidate.


ROBYN’S PROPOSITION RECOMEMNDATIONS
Proposition 1: NO
Proposition 2: YES
Proposition 45: NO
Proposition 46: NO
Proposition 47: NO
Proposition 48: NO

STATE EXECUTIVE OFFICES

GOVERNOR
Robyn’s Recommendation: Either leave this office blank or vote for Neel Kashkari.

Both Republican Neel Kashkari and Democrat Jerry Brown are social liberals. Both support abortion and same-sex marriage. Both believe that it was appropriate for the state of California to not defend Proposition 8 in court. Governor Brown signed AB 1266, the “Boys in Girls Bathroom Bill.” Kashkari marched in the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Diego...

Kashkari is not a fiscal conservative. Having said that, Kashkari is more conservative than Brown on certain issues. Examples: They differ on implementing AB32 (the onerous global warming law), teacher tenure, pension reform, high speed rail, and other issues. See details and more examples below.

Compare some of the positions of Neel Kashkari and Jerry Brown here

Another comparison piece: Governor Hopefuls Agree On Some Key Issues," by Juliet Williams, AP, OC Register, 10/4/14.

LT. GOVERNOR
RON NEHRING - Website

SECRETARY OF STATE
PETE PETERSON - Website

CONTROLLER
ASHLEY SWEARENGIN - Website

STATE TREASURER
GREG CONLON - Website
Conlon is the best option in the race. (Conlon is liberal on social issues.)

ATTORNEY GENERAL
There is no conservative in this race.
Republican Ronald Gold is more conservative than his ultra-liberal, Democratic opponent, Kamala Harris.

Compare some of the positions of Ron Gold and Harris here

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
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 3: G. RICK MARSHALL - Website

District 4: DIANE HARKEY - Website

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Both Tuck and Torlakson are Democrats. Marshall Tuck is more conservative than his opponent, Tom Torlakson. This is not a strong endorsement, simply a selection of the Democrat who appears to be the better choice.

Compare some of the positions of Tuck and Torlakson here


JUDICIAL RECOMMENDATIONS

CA STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

GOODWIN LIU - Robyn’s Recommendation - A Strong NO!
Judge Voter Guide also recommends a NO on Liu.

Liu’s views are so extremist, that the US Senate rejected President Obama’s nomination of Liu to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2011. Governor Brown then appointed Liu to the CA Supreme Court.

See Family Research Council’s comment on the radical views of Goodwin Liu/follow their links.
Excerpt: "This is a nominee who called for a filibuster against judicial nominees who rely on the text of the Constitution. Goodwin Liu may not believe the U.S. Constitution is binding, but certainly thinks foreign law is. At one point he said it was 'difficult to grasp' why international authority could not be imposed on U.S. soil. More info on Liu’s philosophy.

MARIANO-FLORENTINO CUELLAR - Robyn’s Recommendation – NO
Judge Voter Guide also recommends a NO on Cuellar.

Gov. Brown’s very liberal appointee, Cuellar, served in both the Clinton and Obama Administrations. While on the White House Domestic Policy Council, he managed the Obama administration’s efforts to repeal the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy. This article offers some insights.

According to the CA Pro Life Council:
"After his appointment to the State Supreme Court, Cuéllar accepted a board position with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The foundation gives millions to Planned Parenthood and groups supporting abortion in California and internationally."

KATHRYN MICKLE WERDEGAR - Robyn's Recommendation – Vote NO or Leave the Office Blank

(I differ with Judge Voter Guide on this particular race, which recommends a Yes on Werdegar.)

Werdegar, a Wilson appointee, ruled against Prop 22. This created the opening for same-sex “marriages” in California in early 2008, which necessitated Prop 8. Additionally, she has ruled against religious freedom, property rights, and parental consent for abortion. Note-If she were actually removed from office (which is highly unlikely), Governor Brown would appoint her replacement. Based on his appointment of Justice Goodwin Liu, I would assume that any replacement would be equally bad or worse than Werdegar. A “NO” vote makes a statement of opposition.


JUDICIAL RECOMMENDATIONS for COURT OF APPEALS for ORANGE COUNTY
(These same Appellate Justices also cover Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Imperial, and Inyo Counties.)

A "YES" vote is a vote to retain the justice.
A "NO" vote is a vote to remove the justice.
If a justice is repealed, our liberal Governor Jerry Brown will appoint the replacement.

Robyn’s recommendations below are in agreement with JudgeVoterGuide.com

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 1
Alex C. McDonald – YES

Gilbert Nares – YES

Terry B. O’Rourke – YES

James A. McIntyre – YES

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 2
Thomas E. Hollenhorst – YES

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 3
David A. Thompson – YES

Richard M. Aronson – YES

Richard D. Fybel – NO

William F. Rylaarsdam – YES

Kathleen E. O’Leary – NO


SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE

Superior Court Judge; County of Orange; Office 14
KEVIN HASKINS


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNTIES OTHER THAN ORANGE

Recommendations from Additional O.C. Conservative Voter Guides, see Robyn's Orange County Page

ROBYN'S ORANGE COUNTY RECOMMENDATIONS

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES (Congressional Districts)

US Representative, District 38: Benjamin Campos - Website

US Representative, District 39: Ed Royce - Website - Facebook

US Representative, District 45: State Senator Mimi Walters - Website

US Representative, District 46: Recommendation for this race coming in early Oct.

US Representative, District 47: Andy Whallon (as the best option in the race)

US Representative, District 48: Dana Rohrabacher - Website

US Representative, District 49: Darrell Issa - Website


STATE SENATE

State Senate, District 32: Mario Guerra - Website

State Senate, District 34: Janet Nguyen - Website

State Senate, District 36: Pat Bates - Website


STATE ASSEMBLY

Assembly, District 55: LING LING CHANG - Website

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 - Website

Assembly, District 69: Recommendation for this race coming in early Oct.

Assembly, District 72: Travis Allen - Website

Assembly, District 73: William (Bill) Brough - Website

Assembly, District 74: Matthew Harper - Website - Facebook


Superior Court Judge, Office #14: Kevin Haskins - Excellent Candidate! - Website


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, 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


Orange County - Robyn's Voter Recommendations - Printable
Updated 10/23/14
Includes Robyn's Recommendations for:
Statewide Constitutional Offices, Judges, and State Propositions
O.C. - County Races and County Measures
O.C. - City Races and City Measures


ORANGE COUNTY MEASURES
Links about OC Measures are from the Orange County Registrar of Voters. - Website
Recommendations by several conservative individuals and groups will be posted here by early to mid October. Many of these links include pro and con arguments for these measures.

County of Orange – Authorize Ethics Commission to Enforce County Campaign Finance Rules
County of Orange – Prohibit Supervisor Election Loser from Taking Office as Supervisor
Anaheim Union High School District – Classroom and School Safety Bond Measure
Fullerton Joint Union High School District – Improve Our Excellent Local High Schools Measure
North Orange County Community College District – Fullerton/Cypress Colleges Repair and Student/Veteran Job Training Measure
Orange Unified School District – Critical Upgrades and Repairs for Quality High Schools Measure
City of Anaheim – Require City Council Members be Residents of and Elected by Districts
City of Anaheim – Charter Amendments (Sections 500,508, 511); Increase City Council Members to Six
City of Anaheim – Anaheim Local Services Measure
City of Costa Mesa – Proposed Charter Establishing Home Rule
City of Costa Mesa – Advisory Measure, Should Toll Lanes Be Built on the I-405 Freeway?
City of Cypress – Measure Q Rezones 9470 Moody St. From PS-1A to PC-14 in Compliance With Measure D
City of Cypress – Measure R Rezones 6.8 Acres at 8721 Cypress Ave. from PS-1A to PC-13 in Compliance With Measure D
City of Fountain Valley --- Transient Occupancy Tax Increase
City of Huntington Beach – Safe and Sane Fireworks
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City of Huntington Beach – Withdrawn
City of Irvine – Orange County Great Park Fiscal Transparency and Reforms Act
City of Irvine – Term Limits Measure
City of Lake Forest – Establishing a Term Limit for the Mayor and City Council Members of the City of Lake Forest
City of Newport Beach – Amendment of the Newport Beach General Plan, Land Use Element
City of Rancho Santa Margarita – Initiative to Change Zoning Classification of Former Nissan Site
City of Santa Ana – Modernization of Utility User Tax
City of Santa Ana – Establishment of Medical Marijuana Collectives and Cooperatives
City of Santa Ana – Medical Cannabis Restriction and Limitation Act
City of Seal Beach – Utility Users Tax (UUT) Modernization/Tax Reduction
City of Seal Beach – Charter Amendment to Appoint the City Clerk
City of Stanton – 9-1-1/Public Safety and Essential City Services Protection Measure
City of Tustin – Increase in Hotel Room Tax
City of Villa Park – Safe and Sane Fireworks Measure
City of Yorba Linda – Eliminating Pension and Health Care Benefits for Future City Council Member Terms