Welcome informed voter

This LA 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:

  • LA City Council
  • LA Unified School District
  • LA Community College District.
  • Candidates for other surrounding counties

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Ratings:

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

  • thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif : Strongest endorsement for values voters
  • thumbup.gifthumbup.gif: Above average
  • thumbup.gif : Better than opponents. Some races are between candidates that you will disagree with. You may not want to vote for any of them, but at least a 1 thumbs up makes one candidate better than the other. It's the lesser of the two evils. 1 thumb up is not really an endorsement. 
  • No Endorsement: We either oppose the candidates or have found no reason to support a candidate. If you don’t vote for a candidate or issue, all your other votes still count. If you don’t vote for a candidate or issue, all your other votes you make for other offices still count.

City Council; City of La Mirada (3 Elected)

  • Larry Mowles
  • Steve De Ruse thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Michael "Mok" Saenzthumbup.gif
  • Tony Aiello
  • John Sarega
  • Edward Engthumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Dale Nowicki

Council Member; City of Azusa (2 Elected)

  • Uriel Edward Macias thumbup.gif
  • Angel A. Carrillo thumbup.gif
  • Diana Reyes Williams
  • Jeri Bibles Vogel

Council Member; City of Gardena (2 Elected)

  • Mark E. Henderson
  • Harout "Art" Kaskanian thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Ron Ross 1
  • Dan Medina thumbup.gif

Council Member; City of Burbank (2 Elected)

  • Elise Sterns-Niesen
  • David Nosthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Juan J. Guillen, Jr.
  • Christopher John Rizzotti thumbup.gif
  • Sharon A. Springer
  • Will Rogers
  • Emily Gabel-Luddy

Council Member; City of Glendora (3 Elected)

  • Erica Landmann
  • Michael Allawosthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Judy M. Nelsonthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Gary Boyer
  • Mendell L. Thompson
  • Joe Santoro

Council Member; City of Bell (3 Elected)

  • Yamel "Jimmy" Mourad
  • Alfred Areyan
  • Fidencio Joel Gallardo
  • Donald H. Tavares
  • Jorge Fiffe  thumbup.gif
  • Marcos A. Oliva  thumbup.gif
  • Isamar Arambula
  • Nestor Enrique Valencia
  • Ali Saleh thumbup.gif
  • Donna I. Gannon
  • Violeta Alvarez

City Treasurer; City of Carson

  • Eddie Duque
  • Karen Avilla
  • Monica Cooper
  • Emilio Ramos Loyola
  • Joe Mertonthumbup.gif

Council Member; City of Commerce (2 Elected)

  • Oralia Rebollo
  • Hugo Argumedo
  • John Diaz
  • Denise Roblesthumbup.gif
  • John Soria
  • Sonia Rodriguez

Council Member; City of Huntington Park (3 Elected)

  • Rosa E. Perezthumbup.gif
  • Rodolfo E. "Rudy" Cruz
  • Leticia Martinez
  • Andy Molina
  • Alex Reynoso
  • Graciela Ortiz
  • Elba Romo
  • Marilyn Sanabria
  • David Sanchez
  • Jhonny Pineda

Councilmember; City of La Habra Heights (2 Elected)

  • Alex Villanueva
  • Jane L. Williams
  • Roy Francisthumbup.gif

Council Member; City of Monterey Park (3 Elected)

  • Anthony Wong thumbup.gif
  • Joe Avila thumbup.gif
  • Stephen Lam
  • Teresa Real Sebastian
  • Mitchell Ing
  • Delario Manuel Robinson

 

Council Member; City of Paramount (3 Elected)

  • Tom Hansen
  • Diane J. Martinez
  • Daryl Hofmeyer thumbup.gif

 

City Clerk; City of Signal Hill

  • Robert D. Copelandthumbup.gif

 

Councilmember; City of Temple City (3 Elected)

  • William Man
  • Richard J. Chang
  • James Cleary
  • Nanette Fishthumbup.gif
  • Cynthia Sternquist

Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 2

  • David Hernandez (write-in)   thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Paul Krekorian
  • Eric Preven

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Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 6

  • Cindy Montanez  thumbup.gif
  • Nury Martinez

Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 8

  • Bobbie Jean Anderson
  • Marqueece Harris-Dawson
  • Forescee Hogan-Rowles
  • Robert L. Cole, Jr. thumbup.gif

Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 10

  • Grace Yoo
  • Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
  • Melvin R. Snell (write-in)
  • Delaney "Doc" Smith thumbup.gif

Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 12

  • Daniel Garcia (write-in)
  • Mitchell Englander thumbup.gif

 

Council Member; City of Los Angeles; District 14

  • John O'Neill thumbup.gif
  • JosÉ Huizar
  • Nadine Momoyo Diaz
  • Mario Chavez
  • Gloria Molina

 

Council Member; City of Cerritos (3 elected)

  • Jim Edwards
  • Grace Hu
  • Naresh Solanki
  • Sam Sultan Ahmad
  • Chuong Vo   thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • James Kang
  • Manny Maninder Sethi
  • Mark E. Pulido
  • Sophia Tse
  • Frank Aurelio Yokoyama

Council Member; City of Rolling Hills (3 elected)

  • Terry Ronald Reiter
  • James H. Aichele
  • Patrick Wilsonthumbup.gif 
  • Spencer L. Karpf
  • Clint Patterson
  • Leah Mirschthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • James Blackthumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Arun K. Bhumitra

Council Member; City of San Dimas (2 elected)

  • Casey Higgins thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Emmett G. Bader
  • Tyler Fischella thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Dina Higgins 
  • John Ebiner

 

Council Member; City of San Gabriel (2 Elected)

  • Denise Menchaca
  • John R. Harringtonthumbup.gif
  • Juli Lynn Costanzothumbup.gif

 

Council Member; City of Los Angeles District 4

  • Charles Craig Jackson thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Fred Mariscal
  • Step Jones
  • Rostom "Ross" Sarkissian
  • Joan Pelico
  • Carolyn Ramsay
  • David Ryu
  • Steve Veres
  • Wally Knox
  • Teddy Davis
  • Tara Bannister
  • Sheila Irani
  • Tomás O'Grady
  • Jay Beeber thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Mike Schaefer

 

Board Member; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 7

  • Lydia A. Gutiérrez thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Richard A. Vladovic
  • Euna Anderson

 

Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 1

  • Mark Isler thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Francesca Vega
  • Andra Hoffman
  • Maria "Sokie" Quintero

Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 3

  • Jozef Thomas "Joe" Essavi thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Sam Kbushyan
  • Glenn Bailey
  • Sydney Kamlager

 

Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 5

  • Steve Schulte thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Scott Svonkin

Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 7

  • Joyce Burrell Garciathumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • John C. Burke
  • Mike Fong

Board Member; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 3

  • Tamar Galatzan
  • Carl J. Petersen
  • Filiberto Gonzalez
  • Scott Mark Schmerelsonthumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Elizabeth Badger Bartels
  • Ankur Patel

 

Board Member; Los Angeles Unified School District; District 5

  • Bennett Kayser 
  • Andrew Thomas  thumbup.gif
  • Ref Rodriguez

 

Mayor; City of Pasadena

  • Don Morgan
  • Jason Hardin
  • Terry Tornek
  • Bill Thomson thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Jacque Robinson
  • Allen Shay

Council Member; City of Pasadena; District 1

  • Pixie Boyden
  • Brian Bierythumbup.gif
  • German Acevedo
  • Tyron Hampton
  • Calvin E. Wells

 

Board Member; Pasadena Unified School District; District 6

  • Lawrence Torres
  • Sandra Siraganianthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

Board Member; Burbank Unified School District (3 Elected)

  • Jesse Tangkhpanya
  • Roberta Grande Reynolds thumbup.gif
  • Gregory Sousa
  • Armond Aghakhanian
  • Vahe Hovanessian
  • Steven L. Ferguson

Glendale Unified School District Board member (2 Elected)

  • Kevin Cordova-Brookey
  • Todd Hunt thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Vahik Satoorian
  • Jennifer Freemon

Glendale Community College District Board of Trustees (2 Elected)

  • Susan S. Arnall thumbup.gifthumbup.gif
  • Vahe Peroomian
  • Tony Tartaglia

Council Member; City of Redondo Beach; District 3

  • Candace Nafissi
  • Sam Kartounian
  • Sandy Marchese
  • Christian Anthony Horvath
  • Eric Colemanthumbup.gif

Council Member; City of Redondo Beach; District 5

  • Laura Emdeethumbup.gif

 

City Clerk; City of Redondo Beach

  • Eleanor Manzanothumbup.gif

 

City Treasurer; City of Redondo Beach

  • Steven Dielsthumbup.gif

Local Measures

 

Charter Amendment 1. New City Election Dates and Schedules; 
One-Time Adjustment to Align Terms With New Election Dates by 2020 -- City of Los Angeles
 (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)

 

Shall the City Charter be amended to: 1) change the City's primary and general election dates to June and November of even-numbered years beginning in 2020 so that City elections are held on the same dates as Federal and State elections; 2) provide that, in 2015 and 2017 only, candidates be elected for a term of 5/12 years to transition to the new election dates; 3) adjust vacancy election schedules and allow temporary appointments to fill vacant offices until an election is held; 4) enable initiative and referendum elections to be scheduled at either the next City or next State election; and 5) allow initiative proponents to withdraw their measure prior to scheduling an election?

YES ON 1

Charter Amendment 2. New Election Dates and Schedules for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD);
One-Time Adjustment to Align Terms With New Election Dates By 2020 -- City of Los Angeles
 (Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required)

 

Shall the City Charter be amended to: 1) change the City's primary and general election dates to June and November of even-numbered years beginning in 2020 so that City elections are held on the same dates as Federal and State elections; 2) provide that, in 2015 and 2017 only, candidates be elected for a term of 51A years to transition to the new election dates; 3) adjust vacancy election schedules and allow temporary appointments to fill vacant offices until an election is held; 4) enable initiative and referendum elections to be scheduled at either the next City or next State election; and 5) allow initiative proponents to withdraw their measure prior to scheduling an election?

 YES ON 2

Measure B. Harbor Village Plan -- City of Redondo Beach (Initiative - Majority Approval Required)

 

Shall Redondo Beach phase-out power generation from a 50-acre Site currently occupied by the Redondo Beach Generating Plant and establish new land use and development standards for the Site by amending the General Plan, Coastal Land Use Plan, Harbor/Civic Center Specific Plan, Coastal Zoning, Zoning, and City Charter; with the new land use allowing 600 residential units; 85,000 square feet of commercial development; 250 hotel rooms and requiring 10 acres of public open space?

 

Measure O. Oil Drilling/Production Project -- City of Hermosa Beach (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)

 

Shall E&B Corporation's 34 well oil and gas drilling/production project at the City's 555 Sixth Street maintenance yard be approved by 1) amending the General Plan and Municipal Code to exempt the project from the City's oil drilling ban and repeal the restriction on City's use of project royalties, 2) awarding a pipeline franchise to transport oil/gas underground, 3) approving a 34 year development agreement, and 4) determining that project financial benefits outweigh its unavoidable environmental impacts?

 

Measure P. Essential City Services and Public Safety Protection Measure -- City of Paramount (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)

 

To preserve youth afterschool educational programs; 9-1-1 emergency response; neighborhood/school sheriff patrols and Sheriff's station; drug/gang prevention; street repairs; seniors programs; parks and general services, shall the City of Paramount adopt an ordinance to update its utility users tax and increase the rate by two and a half percent; with all funds used only in Paramount, subject to independent financial audits, and requiring equal treatment of taxpayers regardless of technology?

 

NO

 

Measure A-Carson. Extension of Utility Users' Tax -- City of Carson (Majority Approval Required)

 

Shall Ordinance 14-1544 be adopted extending the 2% Utility Users' Tax on electricity & gas, and adding water, cable, telephone & cellular utilities to continue essential services, including police, park enforcement teams, gang intervention, youth recreation programs, graffiti removal, Meals on Wheels, senior programs & stroke recovery, sidewalk & street repair, city special events, staffing parks, and addressing blight caused by loss of redevelopment revenue, while exempting senior and low-income households?

NO

 

Measure Azusa-A. Transient Occupancy Tax Increase -- City of Azusa (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)

 

Shall an ordinance amending the Azusa Municipal Code be YES adopted to increase the rate of the Transient Occupancy (Room) Tax from 7.5% to 10%, and to apply the Tax to all rent charged by hotel operators, including online travel companies, for the transient occupancy of any hotel room, to help maintain general City services such as police and fire protection, street operations and maintenance, and library, parks and recreation services?

 NO

Measure Cerritos. Transient Occupancy Tax Increase -- City of Cerritos (Ordinance - Majority Approval Required)

 

To assist in the recovery of expenses for providing general city services, including police, library and park services, shall the City of Cerritos adopt an ordinance increasing the existing Transient Occupancy Tax (which is a hotel bed tax) from a rate of six percent (6%) to twelve percent (12%), which is a rate closer to the average for other Southern California cities?

 

 NO