RobynNordell.com Conservative Election Recommendations

Robyn Nordell's Conservative California Election Website

Please check back in January 2020 for Extensive Recommendations
For the March 3, 2020 California Presidential Primary Election

The recommendations currently posted are from the November 6, 2018 CA Election
 

CONSERVATIVE VOTER GUIDES & ELECTION RESOURCES FOR KERN COUNTY
For the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 California General Election

(For NON-California Voters, click here and here for voter guides for other states.)

Links to Every County Elections Office in CALIFORNIA
For Questions on Vote-By-Mail Ballots, Finding your Polling Place, Sample Ballots, etc.

About Robyn / Basis for Her Recommendations

Robyn Nordell's Recommendations for:

Governor and Other Statewide Offices:
Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, U.S. SENATOR

Boards of Equalization (4 different districts)

JUDICIAL Offices
CA Supreme Court & Appellate Justice Races (for the 6 districts in CA)

State Propositions


STATEWIDE RACES

HELPFUL RESEARCH TOOL:

Vote Your Biblical Values 2018 Voter Guide
These Charts Compare the Views of the Statewide Constitutional Office Candidates on Many Issues


GOVERNOR: JOHN COX
John is a strong fiscal, freedom, and social conservative! He's doing well with Republicans and moderate democrats! Check out his website for his “plan to fix California” and to see his ad, "Help Is On The Way!" Please urge everyone you know to vote for John Cox for governor!


LT GOVERNOR: Two Terrible Candidates. Both Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis are far-left Democrats. You have the option of skipping this race and voting on everything else. If you choose to vote in this race, you might consider the following:

Craig Huey of Election forum says: “Eleni Kounalakis is a socialist and probable governor/presidential candidate in the future. It would be best to defeat her now.”

Senator John Moorlach's voting guide says that he is voting for Ed Hernandez. I (Robyn) am also voting for Ed Hernandez (as a vote to block Kounalakis).


SECRETARY OF STATE: MARK MEUSER
Mark Meuser is a fiscal conservative. According to ElectionForum voter guide, Meuser would require voter ID, would investigate voter fraud, support a national voter integrity project, and is on board with ElectionForum's “top Ten Family Value CA Issues.”


CONTROLLER: KONSTANTINOS RODITIS
Conservative voter guide, nancyspicks.com, says: Roditis “would do a great job as Controller. He is a successful Conservative OC Businessman, who believes in ‘staunchly limiting government', and says that ‘over-bearing government regulations' is stifling business growth in CA. He calls the High Speed Rail a ‘money pit' and believes it should be de-funded.” Election Forum gives Roditis their highest rating.


TREASURER: GREG CONLON
Greg is a strong fiscal conservative and is highly qualified for this position. Conservative John Moorlach highly recommends Conlon.


ATTORNEY GENERAL: JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY
Judge Bailey would make an amazing attorney general! Judge Bailey is an excellent, well-qualified, Constitutional, fiscal, and social Conservative. He is currently a Superior Court judge in El Dorado County, w/ a wide, diverse background in CA law.


INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: Steve Poizner
Steve Poizner is a registered “Independent” and is greatly preferable to leftist opponent. Steve opposes changing Prop 13, opposes taxpayer funded abortions, wants more free market competition in the insurance industry, promotes health savings accounts, and opposes a Single Payer Health Plans.


SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: Marshall Tuck
Though not a conservative, Tuck is greatly preferable to his far-left opponent. Tuck is open to charter schools and is friendlier to parent rights.


U.S. SENATOR: No recommendation; Just some thoughts:

We have Two Terrible Candidates! Both Dianne Feinstein and Kevin de León are Far-Left Democrats. Feinstein is somewhat more moderate, but she has behaved despicably in the Kavanagh hearings. You have the option of skipping this race and voting on everything else. If you choose to vote in this race, you might consider the following:

85-year old Sen. Feinstein is nearing the end of her career. If she wins, as most incumbents do, we may have an opportunity to replace her relatively soon, while the 51-year old de León could be in that office for decades.

Craig Huey of Election Forum says: "de León is a socialist and anti-family candidate. He must be defeated and stopped from being senator for the next 18 years."


BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Dist 1: Republican Ted Gaines

Dist 2: Republican Mark Burns

Dist 3: Republican G. Rick Marshall

Dist 4: Republican Joel Anderson


STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS

The following conservatives agree on Propositions: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12
They are split on Propositions 2 and 7. (Prop 9 does not appear on the ballot)

Proposition 1:
BOND for specified housing assistance programs.
All say NO

Proposition 3:
BOND for water supply, wildlife and groundwater sustainability
All say NO

Proposition 4:
BOND for children's health care hospital improvements
All say NO

Proposition 8:
Regulates outpatient kidney dialysis clinic charges
All say NO

Proposition 10:
Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control
All say NO

Proposition 12:
New standards for confinement of farm animals
All say NO


Proposition 5:
Transfers of property tax base to replacement property
All say YES

Proposition 6:
Repeals 2017 road repair and transportation tax increase (GAS TAX REPEAL!)
All say YES

Proposition 11:
Requires private-sector EMT/paramedics to be on call during work breaks
All say YES


These conservatives are split on Proposition 2 & 7:

Proposition 2: BOND for housing of homeless with mental illness
Election Forum, CCC, and NancysPicks say: NO / Moorlach says YES / Robyn Nordell- no recommendation

Proposition 7: Allows legislature to adopt yearlong daylight saving time
Election Forum says NO / CCC says: “Leans NO” / Moorlach says YES / Nancy's Picks & Robyn Nordell have no recommendation


JUDICIAL OFFICES

JUDICIAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR:
  • California Supreme Court Justices
  • California Appellate Justices
  • County Superior Court Judges (only some counties have S. Ct. races)
Judicial recommendations for all 58 counties can be found on Robyn's Judges Page


HELPFUL VOTER GUIDES FOR ALL CALIFORNIA COUNTIES

IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH
This page includes helpful research tips plus a variety of research links.
This includes a voter guide which shows which Conservative vs "Progressive" - Liberal Organizations support each of the statewide and legislative candidates, and each proposition.

COUNTY Voter Guides from Election Forum

These E.F. Voter Guides come from my knowledgeable, conservative friend, Craig Huey of Election Forum. All counties contain direct voter recommendations for: All Statewide Candidates and Boards of Equalization, Propositions, and Judges. (Craig and Robyn are in agreement on those). Additionally, many county pages also cover recommendations for legislative and local candidates and local ballot measures.


State government-produced voter guide - Official California State Voter Pamphlet

Dates to Remember

  1. October 8, 2018: First day to vote-by-mail
  2. October 22, 2018: Last day to register to vote
  3. October 30, 2018: Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by mail
  4. November 6, 2018: Election Day Polls are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.