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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 California Primary Election

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CONSERVATIVE VOTER GUIDES & ELECTION RESOURCES FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY
For the Tuesday, June 5, 2018 California Primary Election


Robyn's Recommendations for: State Propositions, Governor, Statewide Races
Statewide Races Include:
Governor, U.S. SENATOR, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, State Treasurer,
Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Helpful Resource For Comparing STATEWIDE Candidates
This 8-page voter guide shows the positions of key statewide candidates on numerous issues. The charts cover a number of top Republican and Democrat candidates, clearly showing which candidates lean liberal to far-left and which lean conservative.

CONSERVATIVE LOS ANGELES COUNTY RECOMMENDATIONS:

Judges
Congressional Races (US House of Representatives)
State Senate
State Assembly
California Board of Equalization
County Offices & Local MEASURES

About Robyn

About These LA County Recommendations

1) Robyn was quite familiar with a number of these races. In races in which she was less familiar, she relied heavily on advice of various resources and advisors, including Craig Huey of Election Forum.

2) Robyn’s Disclaimer: Some of the candidates below are excellent or good; some are simply the best of the available candidate choices in a race.


L.A. County – Superior Court Judge Recommendations

My knowledgeable conservative friend, Craig Huey, does a great job on researching judges. He posts his Judge Voter Recommendations within his county voting guides at ElectionForum.org and at the sister site JudgeVoterGuide.com. These Judge recommendations come from ElectionForum.org. In each case, the listed judges are better than the opponents

LA - Office 4:
Election Forum rates Alfred A. Coletta with 3 of 5 stars ("acceptable" / better of the choices)

LA - Office 16:
Election Forum rates Hubert S. Yun with 5 out of 5 stars (strongest endorsement)

Election Forum rates Sydne Jane Michel with 4 out of 5 stars ("very good")

LA - Office 20:
Election Forum rates Mary Ann Escalante with 4 of 5 stars ("very good"))

LA - Office 60:
Election Forum rates Tony J. Cho with 2 of 5 stars (the best of three bad choices)

LA - Office 63:
Election Forum rates Malcolm Mackey as the better of the two choices
(and rates Anthony Lewis as being a Terrible choice)

LA - Office 67:
Election Forum rates Dennis P. Vincent with 2 of 5 stars (the best of three bad choices)

LA - Office 71:
Election Forum rates David A. Berger with 5 out of 5 stars (strongest endorsement)

LA - Office 113:
Election Forum rates Steven Schreiner with 4 out of 5 stars ("very good")

LA - Office 118:
Election Forum rates Troy Davis with 2 of 5 stars (the better of two bad choices)

LA - Office 126:
Election Forum rates Ken Fuller with 3 of 5 stars ("acceptable" / better of the choices)

LA - Office 146:
Election Forum rates Emily Theresa Spear with 2 of 5 stars (the better of two bad choices)


LA County - U.S. House of Representatives

EF=Election Forum (Conservative Voter Guide)

Robyn’s Disclaimer: Some of the candidates below are excellent or good; some are simply the best of the available candidate choices in a race.

IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH

U.S. Representative, 23rd District:
Kevin McCarthy (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends McCarthy as the best candidate in the race.

U.S. Representative, 25th District:
Steve Knight (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends Knight as the best candidate in the race

U.S. Representative, 26th District:
Robyn has no recommendation in this race. Please do you own research.
Two Republican candidates in this race: Jeffrey Burum and Antonio Sabato
Burum-endorsed by Ventura County Tea Party and Citizens Journal
Sabato –Endorsed by LAGOP

U.S. Representative, 27th District
Originally recommended Beatrice I Cardenas (R) (as a write in candidate): LAGOP-endorsed
Update: According to her website, Beatrice has withdrawn as a write-in candidate

U.S. Representative, 28th District
Johnny J Nalbandian (R): Endorsed by CA GOP / LAGOP
EF recommends Nalbandian as the best candidate in the race.

U.S. Representative, 29th District
Benito Bernal (R): Endorsed by CA GOP / LAGOP
EF recommends Bernal as the best candidate in the race.

U.S. Representative, 30th District
Mark Reed (R): Endorsed by CA GOP / LAGOP
EF recommends Reed as the best candidate in the race.

U.S. Representative, 32nd District
Democrat Grace Napolitano is running unopposed.
(I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

U.S. Representative, 33rd District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race. Just notes:
EF recommends Kenneth Weston Wright as the best candidate in the race.
Endorsed by CA GOP / LAGOP

U.S. Representative, 34th District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race. Just notes:
Election Forum recommends Libertarian McArdle as the best candidate in this race

U.S. Representative, 35th District
Christian Leonel Valiente (R)
EF recommends Valiente as the best candidate in the race.
Endorsed by CA GOP

U.S. Representative, 37th District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race. Just notes:
Election Forum recommends Ron J Bassilian (R) as the best of the candidates in this race
Endorsed by CA GOP / LA GOP

U.S. Representative, 38th District
Ryan Downing (R), as preferable to opponent
Endorsed by CA GOP

U.S. Representative, 39th District
SHAWN NELSON (R)
Shawn will make an outstanding congressman! He has lived in the district all his life. Shawn is smart, articulate, and a solid social and fiscal conservative. Shawn’s endorsements include the CRA, Senator John Moorlach, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, US VETS PAC, LA Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

Nancy Pelosi and national democratic groups have spent $2 MILLION $$$s attacking Shawn Nelson in an effort to keep him out of the top two on the November ballot. That’s a pretty good endorsement, too! 

U.S. Representative, 40th District
Two terrible choices.
(I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

U.S. Representative, 43rd District
Frank T DeMartini – Excellent Choice to go up against Maxine Waters in the General Election!
Election Forum gives a 5 of 5 star rating to Frank T. DeMartini (their strongest endorsement)
Endorsed by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and the CA ProLife Council

U.S. Representative, 44th District
Jazmina Saavedra (R)
Election Forum gives a 5 of 5 star rating to Jazmina Saavedra (their strongest endorsement)

U.S. Representative, 47th District
The Republicans are John Briscoe and David Clifford. Either would be ok.
EF and the CA Prolife Council endorsed Briscoe.
The CRA and the LA GOP endorsed Clifford.


LA County - California State Senator
EF=Election Forum (Conservative Voter Guide)

Robyn’s Disclaimer: Some of the candidates below are excellent or good; some are simply the best of the available candidate choices in a race. IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH

State Senator, 18th District
Brandon Saario (R): LAGOP-endorsed
EF recommends Saario as the best candidate in the race.

State Senator, 22nd District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
EF rates Monica Garcia (D) with 2 of 5 stars, meaning the best of the bad choices.

State Senator, 24th District
Three terrible choices. (I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

State Senator, 26th District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
EF recommends Libertarian Mark Matthew Herd as the best candidate in the race.

State Senator, 29th District (Special Recall Election)

1) Please VOTE YES on the RECALL of Senator Josh Newman!
Newman's YES vote gave the DEMS enough votes to pass the recent GAS TAX INCREASE.

2) 29th State Senate Recall
REPLACEMENT CANDIDATE: BRUCE WHITAKER
Bruce is a strong fiscal and social conservative and will do an outstanding job as State Senator! Bruce Whitaker is endorsed by conservative Senator John Moorlach, Election Forum, Pastor Jim Domen (of Church United), Robyn Nordell, and other conservative voter guides.

State Senator, 30th District
Liberal Democrat Holly J. Mitchell is running unopposed.
(I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

State Senator, 32nd District
Rita Topalian (R): LAGOP-endorsed
EF recommends Topalian as the best candidate in the race.

State Senator, 34th District
Janet Nguyen (R): Endorsed by CA GOP and LAGOP
EF recommends Nguyen as the best candidate in the race.


Robyn's Recommendations for: State Propositions, Governor, Statewide Races

LA County - California State Assembly

EF=Election Forum (Conservative Voter Guide)

Robyn’s Disclaimer: Some of the candidates below are excellent or good; some are simply the best of the available candidate choices in a race. IDEAS FOR DOING YOUR OWN RESEARCH

State Assembly, 36th District
Tom Lackey (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends Lackey as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 38th District
Dante Acosta (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends Acosta as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 39th District
Ricardo Antonio Benitez (R) : Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends Benitez as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 41th District
Alan S. Reynolds (No Party Preference)
Preferable to opponents

State Assembly, 44th District
Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP /
EF recommends Baldwin-Kennedy as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 45th District
Justin M. Clark (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP /
Preferable to opponents

State Assembly, 46th District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
Roxanne Beckford Hoge (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP
EF recommends Beckford Hoge as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 48th District
Liberal Democrat Blanca E. Rubio is running unopposed.
(I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

State Assembly, 49th District
Burton Brink (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP
EF recommends Brink as the best candidate in the race.
Other endorsements include LAGOP, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, CRA, Kathryn Barger, and Michael Antonovich

State Assembly, 50th District
Liberal Democrat Richard Bloom is running unopposed.
(I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

State Assembly, 51st District
Liberal Democrat Wendy Carrillo is running unopposed.
(I would skip this race and vote on all the other races on my ballot.)

State Assembly, 52nd District
TONI HOLLE (R)
Excellent choice for Assemblywoman! Toni’s Endorsements include: CA Prolife Council, CA GOP, Gun Owners of California, Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association. EF recommends Holle as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 53rd District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
Election Forum recommends Michael A Lewis as best of the candidates in the race.

State Assembly, 54th District
Glen Ratcliff (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP
EF recommends Ratcliff as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 55th District
Phillip Chen (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / OC, SB, & LAGOP / CA ProLife Council endorsed
EF recommends Chen as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 57th District
Jessica Martinez (R): CA ProLife Council-endorsed
EF recommends Martinez as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 58th District
Mike Simpfenderfer (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends Simpfenderfer as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 59th District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
Election Forum rates Leslie Hagan-Morgan with 2 of 5 stars (the best of two bad choices)

State Assembly, 62nd District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
Election Forum recommends Al Hernandez as the best of the candidates in the race.
Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP

State Assembly, 63rd District
Adam J. Miller (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP
EF recommends Miller as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 64th District
Robyn has no information on this race.

State Assembly, 66th District
Frank A. Scotto (R): Endorsed by: CA GOP / LAGOP / CA ProLife Council
EF recommends Scotto as the best candidate in the race.

State Assembly, 70th District
Robyn has no recommendation in this race.
Election Forum recommends Honor “Mimi” Robson (L) as the best of the candidates in the race.


Robyn's Recommendations for: State Propositions, Governor, Statewide Races

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 1
Ted Gaines (R) Endorsed by CA ProLife Council / CRA

California Board of Equalization, Member, District 3
Rick Marshall (R) Endorsed by CA ProLife Council / CRA/CA GOP


LA COUNTY - County Offices

LA County Sheriff: Robyn enthusiastically recommends ROBERT (BOB) LINDSEY

Bob Lindsey is a 40-year veteran of Law Enforcement, with 33 years at LASD, retiring a few years ago as Commander. Bob continues his command role as the Security Director for the LA Co. Court System. He's a Christian family man with conservative values, and a heart for community and diversity.

Bob Lindsey is pro Second Amendment and is a "Shall-Issue" CCW candidate—probably the most newsworthy position of his campaign. He is pro rule-of-law, believing that ICE has a legit role in eliminating violent undocumented immigrants from our sovereign Country. Bob's positions are all based on the notion that L.A. County can be the safest in the Country if the LASD was ran efficiently, proper community-connections were established, and the law abiding citizens were allowed their Constitutional Right to protect themselves and their loved ones via a legally-owned firearm.

ASSESSOR & SUPERVISOR, 3rd District - These recommendations come from Election Forum

Assessor - County of Los Angeles: John “Lower Taxes” Loew”

Supervisor, 3rd District: Eric Preven


MEASURES – These recommendations come from Election Forum:

City of Rolling Hills Estates, Measure A: City of Rolling Hills Estates, Business License Tax Adjustment Recommendation: Yes

City of Long Beach, Measure M: City of Long Beach, Long Beach Utility Funds Transfer Charter Amendment Recommendation: No

City of Glendale, Measure P: City of Glendale, Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Huntington Park, Measure S: City of Huntington Park, Sales Tax Increase Recommendation: No

City of Burbank, Measure T: City of Burbank, Utility Funds Transfer Charter Amendment Recommendation: No

City of Burbank, Measure V: Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Burbank, Measure Y: BUSD Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Pasadena, Measure AA: Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Pasadena, Measure BB: Pasadena Unified School District Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Pasadena, Measure CC: Repeal of Marijuana Ban Recommendation: Yes

City of Pasadena, Measure DD: Marijuana Business Tax Recommendation: No

City of Claremont, Measure SC: Police Building Bond Issue Recommendation: No

City of Inglewood, Measure SE: Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Inglewood, Measure ID: IUSD Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

City of Monrovia, Measure TT: Transient Occupancy Tax Increase Recommendation: No

City of Temple City, Measure VP: Election Procedures Charter Amendment Recommendation: Yes

Wiseburn Unified School District Measure W: Bond Issue Recommendation: No

Beverly Hills Unified School District Measure BH: Bond Issue Recommendation: No

Hawthorne Elementary School District Measure HSD: Bond Issue Recommendation: No

Little Lake City School District Measure LL: Parcel Tax Renewal Recommendation: No

Manhattan Beach Unified School District Measure MB: Parcel Tax Recommendation: No


Robyn Nordell's Recommendations for the 6/5/18 California Primary Election

STATEWIDE MEASURES (Propositions)

The following conservatives agree 68, 69, 71, and 72, and differ on Prop 70

Senator John Moorlach
Nancy's Picks
Robyn Nordell
Craig Huey of Election Forum Voter Guide
Christian Citizenship Council

PROP 68: NO (NO on BONDS!)
Senator John Moorlach, Nancy's Picks, Robyn Nordell
Craig Huey of Election Forum, Christian Citizenship Council
See: Senator John Moorlach, Sac. Bee: “Prop 68 means more debt and higher taxes”

PROP 69: NO
Senator John Moorlach, Nancy's Picks, Robyn Nordell
Craig Huey of Election Forum, Christian Citizenship Council
See: Senator John Moorlach wrote the Official “NO on Proposition 69” Argument

OPPOSING PROP 70:
Senator John Moorlach and Nancy's Picks
Updated: Craig Huey of Election Forum now opposes Prop 70.

SUPPORTING PROP 70:
Christian Citizenship Council

PROP 71: YES
Senator John Moorlach, Nancy's Picks, Robyn Nordell
Craig Huey of Election Forum, Christian Citizenship Council

PROP 72: YES
Senator John Moorlach, Nancy's Picks, Robyn Nordell
Craig Huey of Election Forum, Christian Citizenship Council


GOVERNOR: JOHN COX

JOHN COX is a successful businessman and fiscal conservative who is focused on fiscal issues — slashing regulations and making the state more welcoming to businesses. He is solidly pro-life, and is endorsed by the California ProLife Council and other state prolife organizations. John is conservative on social issues, supports 2nd Amendment rights, supports the rights of parents to choose their children's form of education, including homeschooling. He strongly opposes changing Proposition 13. He opposes the Sanctuary State law, and the Cap and Trade gas tax increase, and has been a leader in the Repeal of the Gas Tax drive. Cox is endorsed by President Trump.

Here are a few of John Cox’s endorsements:

President Trump, Election Forum Conservative Voter Guide, California ProLife Council, Californians for Life, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC, Congressional members: Devin Nunes, Mimi Walters, Doug LaMalfa, Darrell Issa, Paul Cook, Ken Calvert, CA State Legislators Joel Anderson and Jim Nielsen, Kevin McCarthy (House Majority Leader), Newt Gingrich (former Speaker of the House), Michael Reagan (conservative radio host)

GOVERNOR’S RACE RESOURCES

See POLLING Here AND Here.

STATEWIDE CANDIDATE VOTER GUIDE which compares John Cox and Travis Allen (and Newsom / Villaraigosa) on 35+ Important issues
As this chart shows, Cox and Allen have very similar views on most issues.

Abortion: I (Robyn) truly appreciate Travis Allen currently taking a strong public stand against abortion. However, I would be remiss if I did not point out that, on a pretty consistent basis, Assemblyman Travis Allen steadily avoided casting a yes or no vote on many bills (legislation and resolutions) in the Assembly that dealt with the life (i.e. abortion) issue.

Important - Election Forum’s “The Most Corrupt Election in California History:
The Little Known Hijacking of the California Governor’s Race to put Two Democrats on Top”

Press Release from SaveCalifornia.com:
“Their true intent [in the Multi MILLION $$$ campaign to convince conservatives that John Cox is liberal] is to guarantee that Democrats continue to totally control California state government, and more crucially, regain control of the U.S. House and reinstall Nancy Pelosi as their Speaker. Their deceitful mailers and robocalls aim to ensure that two Democrats for governor will be on the November ballot, Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom."


STATEWIDE OFFICES

U.S. SENATOR:
Tom Palzer

LT. GOVERNOR:
Vote for Republican David Hernandez

(Please do not make the mistake of voting for the "other" Hernandez in the race.
Democrat "Ed" Hernandez is a far-left candidate.)

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mark Meuser

CONTROLLER:
Konstantinos Roditis

STATE TREASURER:
Jack M. Guerrero

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Judge Steven Bailey

Judge Bailey would make an amazing attorney general! Check out his website for his impressive list of endorsements and his stands on several important issues.

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
Steve Poizner (Preferable to opponents)

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
Marshall Tuck (Preferable to opponents)

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

Dist 1: Republican Ted Gaines

Dist 2: Republican Mark Burns

Dist 3: Republican G. Rick Marshall

Dist 4: Republican Joel Anderson


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.

Non-Partisan Christian Voter Guide from Election Forum

"Vote Your Biblical Values" 2018 Primary Voter Guide

This 8-page voter guide shows the positions of key statewide candidates on various issues. The charts clearly show which candidates lean liberal to far-left and which lean conservative. This guide also rates Judge Candidates.

COUNTY Voter Guides from Election Forum

These Voter Guides contain direct voter recommendations for: All Statewide Candidates and Boards of Equalization, Propositions, and Judges. Additionally, many of them also cover recommendations for legislative and local candidates and ballot measures.


CONSERVATIVE SCORECARDS FOR CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATORS
See How Your CA State Assembly Member or State Senator voted on Key Issues:

American Conservative Union CA State Assembly and State Senate Legislators

CRA Scorecards for the CA State Assembly and State Senate Legislators
Note that the Yes/No votes are recorded at the top and the description of the bills can be found at the end of this CRA scorecard.