Kern County Voter Guide

Kern County Voter Guide

This Election 2016 Kern County Voter Guide will help you cut through the rhetoric, election propaganda and biased media coverage of the campaigns. This guide ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record according to experience, integrity and commitment to community.

Here you’ll find recommendations for:

Scroll down for our recommendations.

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Ratings:

We have changed our ratings system from the Thumbs Up to a Five State system.

Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete.

Here is our new rating system:

  •  : The best candidate. Our strongest endorsement.
  • : Very good.
  • : Acceptable.
  • Vote only to prevent worse candidate(s) from winning.
  • : Terrible. Do Not Vote. All your other votes will count.

November 8th, 2016 General Election Recommendations

PRESIDENT

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Gary Johnson
  • Jill Stein
  • Donald Trump

UNITED STATES SENATE

  • Kamala Harris
  • Loretta Sanchez

 

PROPOSITION 51–NO

PROPOSITION 52–NO

PROPOSITION 53–YES

PROPOSITION 54–YES

PROPOSITION 55–NO

PROPOSITION 56–NO

PROPOSITION 57–NO

PROPOSITION 58–NO

PROPOSITION 59–NO

PROPOSITION 60–NO

PROPOSITION 61–NO

PROPOSITION 62–NO

PROPOSITION 63–NO

PROPOSITION 64–NO

PROPOSITION 65–NO

PROPOSITION 66–YES

PROPOSITION 67–NO

 

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

District 21

  • Daniel Parra
  • David Valadao (incumbent)

District 23 (Quartz Hill, Bakersfield

  • Kevin McCarthy (incumbent)
  • Wendy Reed

STATE ASSEMBLY

District 26

  • Ruben Macareno
  • Devon Mathis (incumbent)

District 34

  • Vince Fong
  • Perrin Swanlund

District 36 (Palmdale)

  • Steve Fox
  • Tom Lackey (incumbent)

JUDGES

Ratings: 

Judicial Index (JI)

  • Positions
  • Contributions
  • Rulings
  • Statements

 

Qualifications (Q)qualifications rating scale

 

  • Experience
  • Reputation
  • Integrity
  • American Bar
    Association ratings

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Kern; Office 34

  • Tiffany Organ-Bowles 7(JI: 8, Q: 5) 
  • Cory Woodward 6(JI: 7, Q: 6)

MAYOR OF BAKERSFIELD

Karen Goh 

Kyle Carter