For the Tuesday, March 3, 2020 California Primary Election
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
Questions about registering to vote (including Same Day Voter Registration), requesting replacement ballots, finding open voting centers, seeing a sample online ballot, where to turn in your vote-by-mail ballot...
Robyn Nordell's Conservative Orange County Voter Guide - PRINTABLE
Updated 2/22/20 - This handy OC voter guide contains a Summary of the information below, in an easy-to-print format.
In addition to Robyn's picks, check out the Orange County Voter Guides from These Conservative Sources:
Craig Alexander, Nancy Sandoval, Kathy Dittner, and Scott Peotter
About Robyn / Basis for Her Recommendations
Robyn Nordell's Recommendations for:
- Presidential Race (plus Presidential Race Comparison Charts)
- Republican Central Committees
- U.S. Representatives, State Senators, Member of the State Assembly
- NON-PARTISAN OFFICES-Judicial, County Board of Supervisors, Board of Education
- Measures – NO on ALL Bonds!
VOTE NO! on "this" Proposition 13
The Proposition 13 on the March 3, 2020, ballot has nothing to do with the 1978 Proposition 13. Prop 13 is a $15 billion school construction bond that will cost taxpayers $27 billion when interest charges are added.
For more information on WHY to vote NO, Click HERE.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY:
DONALD J. TRUMP
Although I was not a fan of Trump in 2016 (and still don't like some of his rhetoric and tweets), I voted for him in order to BLOCK Hillary Clinton and her far-left policies, and for the sake of getting GOOD JUDGES on the bench.
In 2020, Trump is an easy vote for me. I am a big fan of many of his accomplishments and policies. His 150+ conservative nominated JUDGES have been confirmed by the Senate! Trump has turned out to be the most pro-life president ever! He is an incredible fighter for religious freedom. He constantly pushes back against the far-left (progressive) political agenda.
For a comparison of the policies of President Trump and the leading Democratic presidential candidates, see the Presidential Comparison Chart below.
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY:
The leading Democratic Presidential Race contenders ALL promote far left to socialist policies, which would result in dramatically increasing the size and scope of government control over our lives. They will not oppose ANY abortions (even late term), and they promote policies which discriminate against religious freedom, freedom of speech, parental rights, and more.
HELPFUL PRESIDENTIAL COMPARISON CHARTS
Election Forum's "2020 Presidential Election Voter Guide
This quick and easy-to-use chart compares candidates on 20+ issues!
Presidential Comparison Chart - English
Presidential Comparison Chart - Español
National Right to Life's Presidential Comparison Chart on Abortion
This chart compares Trump, Weld, Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, and Klobuchar on three important abortion issues.
REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE RACES
Check your ballot to see the district # in which you will be voting. In some central committee races, there were more good candidates than available spots. Vote for up to 6 Candidates in your district.
For your convenience, these Central Committee candidates are predominately listed in the order in which they will appear on your ballot. My top choices are also noted.
55th Republican Central Committee:
MELISSA A SALINAS – one of my top choices!
BRETT R. BARBRE
65th Republican Central Committee:
DEWAYNE ALLEN NORMAND – one of my top choices!
NICHOLAS DUNLAP – one of my top choices!
68th Republican Central Committee:
FRED M. WHITAKER
MARK WILLIAM BUCHER - one of my top choices!
DEBORAH PAULY OR JOHN PARK
69th Republican Central Committee:
BRIAN HARRINGTON - one of my top choices!
TIMOTHY RYAN WHITACRE
(It is fine to vote for fewer candidates than spots available.)
72nd Republican Central Committee:
AMY PHAN WEST – one of my top choices in this race!
KERMIT MARSH – one of my top choices in this race!
JEFFREY BARKE - one of my top choices in this race!
73rd Republican Central Committee:
DIANE HARKEY (my 6th choice)
74th Republican Central Committee:
ERIK K. WEIGAND
BETH JOHNS HOLDER
THOMAS A. "T.J." FUENTES
SCOTT PEOTTER – one of my top choices!
38th District: No Recommendation; two poor choices.
39th District: YOUNG KIM
45th District: PEGGY HUANG
This is one of those races in which there is more than one good choice. There are several conservatives running (including Peggy Huang, Don Sedgwick, Lisa Sparks, and Greg Raths). Any of these candidates would be vastly superior to your current progressive democratic congresswoman. If I lived in the district I would vote for Peggy Huang. Don Sedgwick would be my second choice.
46th District: JAMES S. WATERS
47th District: AMY PHAN WEST
48th District: MICHELLE STEEL
49th District: BRIAN MARYOTT
29th State Senate District: LING LING CHANG, preferable to her opponents
37th State Senate District: JOHN M.W. MOORLACH - Highly principled, excellent legislator!
55th Assembly District: PHILLIP CHEN
65th Assembly District: CYNTHIA THACKER
68th Assembly District: STEVEN "STEVE" CHOI
69th Assembly District: JON PAUL WHITE
72nd Assembly District: JANET NGUYEN
(See list of bad votes by Tyler Diep)
73rd Assembly District: LAURIE DAVIES
74th Assembly District: KELLY ERNBY
Judge of the Superior Court, Office #4:
VOTE for TONY FERRENTINO No challengers
County Supervisor 1: ANDREW DO
(Conservative Republican DO is running against three far-left democrats)
County Supervisor 3: DONALD P. WAGNER
(Conservative Republican Wagner is running against a far-left democrat opponent)
OC COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION (OCBOE) – Highlighted Races
The OC Board of Education has emerged as a key battleground race, as Democrats seek to flip two Republican seats and gain a majority on the board. These races are crucial in light of the battles over charter school approvals, parental rights, sexualization and gender fluid instruction for all grades, K-12 in California (also see Protect Our Kids facebook page), budget priorities and many more important issues. At least two OCBOE candidates (Democrats Brandman and Thorburn), in two separate races, support opening PLANNED PARENTHOOD clinics on Orange County Campuses. (See Planned Parenthood to Open Sexual Health Centers at 50 Los Angeles High Schools for the model.)
PLEASE VOTE FOR these trusted, well-qualified, common sense conservatives – Jim Palmer, Ken Williams, and Tim Shaw.
Trustee Area 1: VOTE FOR JIM PALMER
(fyi – Jim Palmer's chief opponent is Planned Parenthood-Endorsed, liberal Democrat Rebecca Gomez; she has routinely voted against charter schools.)
Trustee Area 3: VOTE FOR KEN L. WILLIAMS
(fyi Williams' opponent, Democrat Andy Thorburn, is a Bernie Sanders-style progressive activist who supports the highly controversial sex education agenda of the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA), and opposes charter schools. He is Planned Parenthood-Endorsed, is on a local P.P. board, and supports having P.P. clinics in OC schools. Millionaire Thorburn has pumped $650,000 of his personal wealth into this campaign to unseat Williams.)
Trustee Area 4: VOTE FOR TIM SHAW
(fyi – One of Tim Shaw's opponents is liberal Democrat Jordan Brandman. He is endorsed by Planned Parenthood (and supports having P.P. clinics in OC schools) and by Equality California, the largest LGBTQ political advocacy organization in California.
(fyi - Another of Tim Shaw's opponents is Liberal Democrat Paulette Marshall Chaffee
Chaffee is the Wrong Person for This Job! Parents, teachers AND board members should be teaching and modeling to children and teens that it is wrong to cheat, steal, and to suppress someone else's right to express their opinions. Chaffee modeled the opposite behavior in her 2018 city council race when she stole campaign signs which had a message she did not like. Orange County Register, "Former Fullerton council candidate Paulette Marshall Chaffee pleads guilty to 2 misdemeanor counts of petty theft Chaffee had been accused of stealing election signs" KTLA story HERE Sign-stealing videos are found HERE Chaffee has spent $300,000 of her own money on this race.)
Orange County MEASURE A: VOTE YES!
This would require a supermajority vote of the Board of Supervisors to raise taxes, bonds, etc.
Argument in Favor of Measure A
SCHOOL BOARD MEASURES
Helpful Orange County Register article on BONDS:
"California voters will confront hundreds of costly Bonds this year," by conservative friend, Craig Alexander. (Also posted in ocpolitical.com)
Measure B: VOTE NO!
BOND measure – Anaheim Union High School District
The REAL Cost of AUHSD's Measure B School Bond: $734 Million, Probably More
"The AUHSD Board is telling voters that Measure B is a $398 million general obligation bond. But that isn't how much it will cost AUHSD taxpayers. $398 is the amount being borrowed. What neither the district not the Yes on Measure B campaign are telling voters is how much it will cost taxpayers to pay off Measure B: approximately $734 million. At least. And probably more."
Measure G: VOTE NO!
BOND measure – Brea Olinda Unified School District
Measure H: VOTE NO!
BOND measure - Capistrano Unified School District "Facilities Improvement" District No 2
Measure I: VOTE NO!
BOND measure - Capistrano Unified School District "Facilities Improvement" District No 3
Helpful article: Capo Unified School District's newest Bond Tax attempts: An Expensive Bad Idea!
Measure J: VOTE NO!
BOND measure – Fullerton Elementary School District
Measure K: VOTE NO!
BOND measure – Fullerton Joint Union High School District
Measure L: VOTE NO!
BOND measure - Rancho Santiago Community College District
Measure M: VOTE NO!
BOND measure -Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Measure N: VOTE NO!
BOND measure – Tustin Unified School District
MEASURE O: VOTE YES! $250,000/year Savings for Lowell Joint School District
(This is NOT a bond.) This $250,000/ year Savings will be accomplished by transferring administrative support from L.A. County Office of Education to Orange County Department of Education, which provides these services for free.
WHY OPPOSE "this" PROPOSITION 13
NO on this "Proposition 13," Howard Jarvis Tax Assn.
"The 'Proposition 13' on the March 3, 2020, ballot has nothing to do with the 1978 Proposition 13.
This measure is a $15 billion school construction bond that will cost taxpayers $27 billion when interest charges are added. (The state borrows money by selling bonds to investors and then repaying it, with interest, over decades.)
This measure would cost the state $740 million per year, money that comes from the General Fund. It's an expense, like all bond debt, that must be paid ahead of any other priorities, even law enforcement. If there is a recession, too much debt puts us at risk of a reduction in services or demands for emergency tax increases at the worst possible time.
Not only would this 'Proposition 13' increase the state's debt and interest costs, it would also cause an increase in local property taxes. The measure raises the debt caps for local school district borrowing, meaning districts could sell more bonds than they're currently allowed to issue under the caps. Local bonds are repaid by local property owners. The charges for school bonds show up on property tax bills under "Voted Indebtedness."
Additionally, this 'Proposition 13' needlessly raises the cost of school construction projects by giving priority for funding to districts that agree to use a Project Labor Agreement, or PLA. These agreements limit competitive bidding and require districts to pay the very highest labor costs in the area. This is an inefficient use of taxpayer dollars.
We [HJTA] recommend a NO vote on 'this' Proposition 13."
Robyn Nordell's Conservative Orange County Voter Guide - PRINTABLE
This handy easy-to-print OC voter guide contains a summary of the information above.
ORANGE COUNTY VOTING GUIDES FROM OTHER TRUSTED CONSERVATIVES
Craig Alexander's Voter Recommendations for the 3/3/20 California Primary Elections
Craig is an attorney and a knowledgeable, conservative activist in Orange County. He is the past President of a local California Republican Assembly (CRA) chapter, a past Vice President of the CRA, and is a former Orange County Republican Central Committee member.
NancysPicks.com – Nancy Sandoval's Conservative Christian Voting Guide for the March 3, 2020 California Presidential Primary
Nancy is a knowledgeable and conservative South County source; she is an excellent researcher. I (Robyn) always check out her picks before finalizing my recommendation decisions. Nancy is posting her recommendations as she does her research.
"Kathy's Pics" – Kathy Dittner's Voter Guide for the March 3, 2020 CA Election
Kathy was the founder and director of "Salt & Light," a pro-family, moral issues ministry which operated at Saddleback Church for almost 20 years. She is the past Vice-President of the Saddleback Republican Assembly and is a former Orange County Republican Central Committee member.
Recommendations from activist and former Newport Beach City Councilmember Scott Peotter