ROBYN'S ONE-STOP ELECTION PAGE for the June 7, 2016 California Statewide Primary Election
Orange County – Robyn's Voter Recommendations – Printable
This printable guide is a condensed version of the OC recommendations that you will find on this One-Stop page
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THESE RACES:
ALL COUNTIES (other than Orange County)
JUDICIAL Races for Most Counties
Statewide Proposition #50, Presidential Race, U.S. Senate
Orange County Central Committee Races
Orange County Legislative Races:
US Representatives (Congress), State Senate, State Assembly
Orange County Non-Partisan Offices:
Board of Supervisors, Judges, Boards of Education
Orange County Measures A & B
Measures for Dana Point, Irvine, and Orange
ABOUT ROBYN'S 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 RECOMMENDATION - STATEWIDE PROPOSITION 50: NO
Robyn's Note: The NO on Proposition 50 piece below was written by my knowledgeable friend, Penny Harrington, who served as California's director of legislation for a national public policy organization for 13 years. I added the bolding to Penny's piece, to highlight my chief concerns with Prop 50.
"The indictments and/or convictions of three legislators in 2014 prompted this sole state proposition on the June ballot. Current law already provides a vehicle for legislators to police their ranks by means of expulsion (2/3 vote) or suspension with pay (majority vote). Now, it sounds like a good idea to be able to suspend members without pay and, perhaps increasing the suspension vote to 2/3 is a good step. However, there is nothing in the language of this state constitutional amendment defining under what circumstances this action could be taken. In fact, opponents argue that members could be suspended for failing to adhere to a certain political policy or agenda.
Another concern is denying a legislator's pay without due process. If a member were to be suspended for "political" discipline rather than a warranted criminal situation, he or she could be forced to resign due to hardship, having committed no crime. Further, with or without pay, this proposition does nothing to address the fact that suspending a state representative leaves his or her constituents without representation. If a legislator has committed egregious acts and is not willing to step down, the proper mechanism would appear to be expulsion.
Good people disagree on this one. Even a majority of Republican legislators voted "aye" on SCA 17 (which is now Prop 50). It may, indeed, be time to better address the rules for handling public servants who break the public trust, but I'm lining up with those who believe Prop 50 is not the best answer, particularly when it involves amending the state constitution."
California Proposition 50 Information Matrix – June 2016 Primary
NO on Proposition 50
This is a thorough analysis of Proposition 50 by my conservative friend, Frank Kacer, of Christian Citizenship Council.
Once again, there is a presumptive Republican Presidential nominee before the California Primary Election takes place. Practically speaking, this means that our PRIMARY Presidential votes will not have an impact on the choice of nominee.
For Registered Republicans
You have Six Voting Choices in the Presidential PRIMARY Race
You can choose to vote for any of the 5 Republican candidates on your Presidential ballot - Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore, John Kasich, or Donald Trump—or you can leave this office blank and just vote for all the other VERY important races on your ballot. (Personally, I'll be casting my Primary vote for Ted Cruz.)
Note: IF you are not registered Republican and want to be eligible to vote in the Republican Presidential race and Republican Central Committee Races, Re-Reregister As a Republican before May 23. See How To Register here.
US SENATE: TOM DEL BECCARO - Facebook
Congressman Tom McClintock supports Tom Del Beccaro for U.S. Senate:
"Tom Del Beccaro has my support not only because he is the only Constitutional-conservative in the race, but because he holds a command on the many issues we are facing and can effectively convey the conservative solution in order to get things done in a system known for gridlock."
ORANGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE RACES
Check your ballot to see the district # in which you will be voting.
Some of these districts have too many good candidates for the number of seats available. There are undoubtedly some good candidates whose names do not appear on these lists.
55th REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
6/6/16 Update: While there are additional good candidates in this race, I'm simply giving three recommendations: Brett Barbre, Nadia White, and Susi Khan.You might check my Orange County page for recommendations from other conservative sources for this race.
65th REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Zonya Marcenaro-Townsend; Alexandria A. "Alex" Coronado
Jerry Jackson; Shawn Nelson; Baron Night; Leroy Mills
68th REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Mark William Bucher; Fred M Whitaker; Jon Steven Fleischman
Dominica Kristedja; Ken L Williams, Jr
Either Scott "Scotty" Voigts or Deborah Pauley would be good in the 6th spot.
69th REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Robert M. Hammond; Timothy "Tim" Ryan Whitacre
Maribel Marroquin; Alberta Christy
Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias; Thomas Anthony Gordon
72nd REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Kermit Marsh; Andrew Do; Charlotte Christiana
Michael E. Gates; Dean Grose, Pat Garcia
(P.J. Garcia is also good)
73rd REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Mike Munzing; Jennifer Beal; Tony Beall
Laurie Davies; Greg Woodward; Ed Sachs
74th REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
(There are more good candidates than available spots)
Scott Peotter; Rhonda Rohrabacher; Scott Baugh;
Tom Pollitt; John Warner; David Whitley
(Cari Swan and Carol Woodworth are also good choices.)
ORANGE COUNTY LEGISLATIVE RACES
(U.S. Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly)
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNTIES OTHER THAN ORANGE COUNTY
ORANGE COUNTY U.S. REPRESENTATIVES (Congress)
38th Cong District: RYAN DOWNING
This is Liberal Linda Sanchez's seat. Downing is a better pick than Sanchez, but his posted views are not those of a consistent conservative.
39th Cong District: ED ROYCE
45th Cong District: 6/1/16 UPDATE - I am now endorsing GREG RATHS
Some of Greg Raths endorsements include: Constitutional Scholar Dr. John C. Eastman, the California Republican Assembly, Nancyspicks.com, and Combat Veterans for Congress.
I changed my recommendation from Mimi Walters to Greg Raths for 3 reasons:
1) Greg is more conservative than Mimi.
2) MIMI’S TERRIBLE VOTE for an Amendment which Supported President Obama’s Radical Transgender Agenda.
”43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda,” The Daily Signal, Ryan T Anderson, 5/26/16
3) Mimi’s disingenuous hit pieces on Greg Raths through fliers/tv ad. VIDEO - Greg responds to Mimi’s attacks on him
46th Cong District: LYNN SCHOTT
I have known Lynn for years. Lynn is a competent, articulate, and consistent fiscal and social Constitutional conservative who has deep roots in the district. Lynn's endorsements include Craig Huey's OC Voter Guide (5 out of 5 stars!) and http://www.nancyspicks.com/
47th Cong District – ANDY WHALLON
This is Liberal Democrat Alan Lowenthal's congressional seat. Andy Whallon is the best candidate in the race. Andy is a libertarian (NOT a social conservative), and is a fiscal conservative and business owner.
48th Cong District: DANA ROHRABACHER
49th Cong District: DARRELL ISSA
Note - Like Congresswoman Mimi Walters, Issa cast a vote FOR an amendment which Supported President Obama’s Radical Transgender Agenda. "43 Republicans Join Democrats to Support Obama’s Transgender Agenda," The Daily Signal, Ryan T Anderson, 5/26/16
However, unlike the Walter’s race, there is not an acceptable conservative alternative to Issa in his race.
If I lived in the district, I would still vote for Issa as the best available candidate in the race, but I would also contact his office to register my disapproval of this action and I would tell my conservative friends about this terrible vote.
ORANGE COUNTY CA STATE SENATE RACES
29th State Senate District: LING LING CHANG
Ling Ling is definitely a better choice than either of her democratic opponents.
37th State Senate District: JOHN MOORLACH - Facebook
John is my favorite state legislator! Proven, Conservative Leadership!
ORANGE COUNTY CA STATE ASSEMBLY RACES
55th Assembly District: MIKE SPENCE
Mike Spence is one of the most trusted, competent conservatives in California! He'll be an awesome assemblyman!
Senator Moorlach's VIDEO endorsement for Spence
Spence's endorsements include: Congressman Tom McClintock, Senator Sharon Runner, BOE Member George Runner, Senator Joel Anderson
65th Assembly District: YOUNG KIM
This is my district.
Young Kim's opponent, Sharon Quirk-Silva, is a liberal democrat, who is endorsed by such liberal groups as Planned Parenthood, Equality CA (lgbt activist organization), many big-government unions, including the CA Teachers' Association, CA Labor Federation, OC Employees Association, etc, and many far left legislators.
68th Assembly: ALEXIA DELIGIANNI-BRYDGES - Facebook
69th Assembly: OFELIA VELARDE-GARCIA
73rd State Assembly: WILLIAM (BILL) BROUGH
74th State Assembly: MATTHEW HARPER
(OC Supervisors, JUDGES, OC Board of Educations)
ORANGE COUNTY SUPERVISORS (There are 5 supervisorial districts. Only 2 of them are up for election in June.)
1st District: ANDREW DO
3rd District: TODD SPITZER (unopposed)
ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES
JUDGE OFFICE #3: MEGAN L WAGNER
I highly recommend Megan!
JUDGE OFFICE #40: LARRY YELLIN
This is not a strong endorsement, but simply a recommendation for the better of the two options.
JUDGE OFFICE #48: NO RECOMMENDATION IN THIS RACE
You can just leave this race blank or do your own research.
Some research tools for this race:
Candidate Karen Schaltze
Candidate Judge Scott Steiner
You might also search for each of their names, with Superior Court Judge 2016
"Several O.C Judicial candidates choose their favorite US Supreme Court Justices," by Kelly Roninson, 4/10/16 [In this article, each candidate lists their favorite Justice – Schaltze chooses Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer; Steiner chooses Conservative Justice William Rehnquist.
Orange County Superior Court judge [Steiner] censured for in-office sex, Sept. 2, 2014.
JUDGE OFFICE #49: MIKE MURRAY
ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
I strongly recommend these three strong, principled conservatives for the OCBOE:
Orange County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1: ROBERT M. HAMMOND
Robert's Impressive Endorsements
Orange County Board of Education, Trustee Area 3: KEN L. WILLIAMS, JR
Ken's Impressive Endorsements
Orange County Board of Education, Trustee Area 4: ZONYA MARCENARO-TOWNSEND - Facebook
Zonya's Impressive Endorsements
Please consider contacting Hammond, Williams, and Townsend to volunteer on their campaigns. Get their contact info from their websites.
Liberal Teacher Unions are attacking these "good guys" in an effort to replace them with union-backed candidates. "Anti-Choice Teachers Unions Want to Take Control of the OC Board of Education," Craig Alexander, 4/27/16, OC Political.
STATEWIDE PROPOSITION 50: NO
ORANGE COUNTY MEASURES A & B
OC Registrar of Voters – Measures A & B
Full Texts, Impartial Analysis, and Arguments in favor/opposition
ORANGE COUNTY MEASURE A: NO
Establishment of an Ethics Commission Measure
Supporters: Orange County Supervisors: Shawn Nelson, Andrew Do, Todd Spitzer, Lisa Bartlett
Opponents: Senator John Moorlach, Nancyspicks, Peotter’s Picks
Senator Moorlach Recommends a “NO” vote on Measure A and says:
“Expensive Price to Pay for a Job the FPPC or OC District Attorney should do. But, a “Yes” vote is easy and safe.”
ORANGE COUNTY MEASURE B: YES
County Fiscal Impact Statement Measure
Supporters on the ballot statement: OC Supervisor Andrew Do, Jon Coupal (President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association), Eric Woolery CPA, Orange County Auditor-Controller)
Opponents: none listed in the ballot measure
Quoting my friend Nancy Sandoval from Nancyspicks.com:
"MEASURE B is a common-sense proposal that simply requires a Fiscal Impact Statement to accompany all County Measures placed on the ballot. It gives voters the information on what the measure will cost OC taxpayers, before voting for a County Measure. It is similar to what the State requires for a Proposition to be placed on the ballot. Vote YES on MEASURE B for a "baby" step in the direction of more transparency in government."
CITY MEASURES WITHIN ORANGE COUNTY
OC Registrar of Voters – Irvine Unified and Orange Unified Measures
Full Texts, Impartial Analysis, and Arguments in favor/opposition
DANA POINT MEASURE H: NO
DANA POINT MEASURE I: YES
Irvine Unified School School Facility District No. 1, BOND Measure: NO
Reasons to oppose BOND measure - More reasons to oppose BOND measure
Orange Unified School District Term Limit Measure Resolution: YES - Details
June 7, 2016 ORANGE COUNTY VOTER GUIDES FROM THESE CONSERVATIVES:
Nancy Sandoval, Craig Alexander, Scott Peotter, Craig Huey, Kathy Dittner, Orange County Pro-Family Voter Guide...