Los Angeles County Voter Guide

Los Angeles County Voter Guide

This Election 2016 Los Angeles 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:

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Ratings:

We have changed our ratings system from the Thumbs Up to a Five Star 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 23 (Quartz Hill, Bakersfield

  • Kevin McCarthy (incumbent)
  • Wendy Reed

District 25 (Palmdale, Lancaster) 

  • Bryan Caforio
  • Steve Knight (incumbent)

District 26

  • Julia Brownley (incumbent)
  • Rafael Dagnasses

District 27 (Pasadena, Claremont) 

  • Judy Chu (incumbent)
  • Jack Orswell

District 28 (Burbank, Glendale)

  • Adam Schiff (incumbent)
  • Lenore Solis

District 29 (Van Nuys) 

  • Richard Alarcon
  • Tony Cardenas (incumbent)

District 30 (Sun Valley, Valley Village) 

  • Mark Reed
  • Brad Sherman (incumbent)

District 32 (La Puente, West Covina)

  • Roger Hernandez
  • Grace F. Napolitano (incumbent)

District 33 (South Bay, Malibu) 

  • Ted Lieu (incumbent)
  • Ken Wright 

District 34 (Downtown Los Angeles)

  •  Xavier Becerra (incumbent)
  • Adrienne Nichols

District 35 (Pomona)

  • Tyler Fischella
  • Norma Torres (incumbent)

District 37 (Culver City, Ladera Heights)

  • Karen Bass (incumbent)
  • Chris Blake Wiggins

District 38 (Whittier/Artesia)

  • Ryan Downing
  • Linda Sanchez (incumbent)

District 40 (Bell, Downey)

  • Roman Gonzalez
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard (incumbent)

District 43 (Torrance, Hawthorne)

  • Omar Navarro
  • Maxine Waters (incumbent)

District 44 (San Pedro, South Gate)

  • Nanette Diaz Barragan
  • Isadore Hall III

District 47 (Long Beach)

  • Alan Lowenthal (incumbent)
  • Andy Whallon

STATE SENATE

District 21 (Palmdale) 

  • Jonathon Levar Ervin
  • Scott Wilk

District 25 (Glendale, Pasadena)

  • Michael Antonovich
  • Anthony J. Portantino

District  27 (Moor Park, Westlake Village)

  • Steve Fazio
  • Henry Stern

District 29 (Brea)

  • Ling Ling Chang
  • Josh Newman

District 35 (San Pedro, Compton)

  • Steve Bradford
  • Warren Furutani

STATE ASSEMBLY

District 36 (Palmdale)

  • Steve Fox
  • Tom Lackey (incumbent)

District 38 (Santa Clarita)

  • Dante Acosta
  • Christy Smith

District 39 (Los Angeles)

  • Raul Bocanegra
  • Patty Lopez (incumbent)

District 41 (Pasadena)

  • Casey Higgins
  • Chris Holden (incumbent)

District 43 (Glendale, Hollywood)

  • Laura Friedman
  • Ardy Khassakian

District 45 (West Valley)

  • Matt Dababneh (incumbent)
  • Jerry Kowal

District 48 (West Covina)

  • Cory Ellenson
  • Blanca Rubio

District 50 (Santa Monica) 

  • Richard Bloom (incumbent)
  • Matthew Craffey

District 52 (Ontario, Pomona) 

  • Paul Avila
  • Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent)

District 53 (Huntington Park) 

  • Sandra Mendoza
  • Miguel Santiago

District 54 (Culver City)

  • Glen Ratcliff
  • Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

District 55 (Brea)

  • Phillip Chen
  • Greg Frichtle

District 57 (La Puente)

  • Ian Calderon (incumbent)
  • Rita Topalian 

District 63 (Cudahy, Bell Gardens) 

  • Joshua Miller
  • Anthony Rendon (incumbent)

District 64 (Carson, Compton)

  • Mike Gipson (incumbent)
  • Teresa Sanford

District 66 (Torrance, Palos Verdes) 

  • David Hadley (incumbent)
  • Al Muratsuchi

District 70 (Long Beach)

  • Martha Flores-Gibson (write-in)
  • Patrick O’Donnell (incumbent)

LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

District Four (South Bay, Downey, Whittier, Cerritos)

  • Janice Hahn
  • Steve Napolitano

District Five (Glendale, Pasadena, Palmdale)

  • Kathryn Barger
  • Darrell Park

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 Los Angeles; Office 11 

  • Debra R. Archuleta– 4(JI: 2, Q: 7) 
  • Steven Schreiner– 8(JI: 7, Q: 8)

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 42 

  • Efrain Matthew Aceves– 4(JI: 2, Q: 7) 
  • Alicia Molina– 3(JI: 3, Q: 4)

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 84

  • Javier Perez– 4(JI: 3, Q: 5) 
  • Susan Jung Townsend– 5(JI: 4, Q: 6)

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 158

  • David A. Berger– 6(JI: 7, Q: 7)   
  • Kim L. Nguyen–4(JI: 3, Q: 5)  

LOCAL MEASURES AND PROPOSITIONS

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