Alameda County Voter Guide

Alameda County Voter Guide

This Election 2018 Alameda 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:

  • Governor
  • Statewide Offices
  • Legislatures
  • Judges
  • Propositions and More!

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

Here is our 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 6th, 2018 General Election Recommendations

Statewide Offices


(For full explanation of this endorsement, click here) (For my article “The Most Corrupt Election in California History: The Little Known Hijacking of the California Governor’s Race to put Two Democrats on Top”,  click here)

  • John Cox (R) 
  • Gavin Newsom (D)

Lt. Governor

  • Ed Hernandez (D)
  • Eleni Kounalakis (D)

Secretary of State

  • Mark Meuser (R) 
  • Alex Padilla (D)

State Controller

  • Konstantinos Roditis (R) 
  • Betty Yee (D)

Treasurer; California

  • Fiona Ma (D)
  • Greg Conlon (R)

Attorney General; California

  • Steven Bailey (R) 
  • Xavier Becerra (D)

Insurance Commissioner

  • Ricardo Lara (D)
  • Steve Poizner (I) 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Tony Thurmond (D)
  • Marshall Tuck (D) 

U.S. Senator

  • Dianne Feinstein (D)
  • Kevin de Leon (D)

Propositions (Coming Soon)

California Supreme Court

California Supreme Court (Yes/No)

  • Carol Corrigan: 7 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Leondra Kruger: 3 (JI: 3, Q: 3) No

California State Court of Appeal

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; First District (Yes/No)

  • Sandra Margulies: 7 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Barbara J.R. Jones: 7 (JI: 6, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Maria Rivera: 4 (JI: 3, Q: 6) No
  • William McGuiness: 9 (JI: 9, Q: 9) Yes 
  • James Richman: 8 (JI: 8, Q: 8) Yes 
  • Marla J. Miller: 4 (JI: 1, Q: 7) No
  • Jon B. Streeter: 4 (JI: 2, Q: 7) No

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives; District 13

  • Barbara Lee 

U.S. Representative, 15th District

  • Rudy L. Peters, Jr. (R) 
  • Eric Swalwell (D)

U.S. Representative, 17th District

  • Ro Khanna (D)
  • Ron Cohen (R)

State Senate

State Senator, 10th District

  • Bob Wieckowski (D)
  • Victor G. San Vicente (R) 

California State Assembly

State Assembly, 15th District

  • Jovanka Beckles (D)
  • Buffy Wicks (D)

State Assembly, 16th District

  • Catharine Baker (R) 
  • Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D)

State Assembly, 18th District

  • Rob Bonta (D)
  • Stephen Slauson (R) 

State Assembly, 20th District

  • Bill Quirk (D) 

State Assembly, 25th District

  • Kansen Chu (D)
  • Bob Brunton (R) 

California Board of Equalization

California Board of Equalization, District 2

  • Mark Burns (R) 
  • Malia Cohen (D)

County Offices

District Attorney   

  • Nancy E. O’Malley 
  • Pamela Price

Board of Directors, Zone 7

  • Dennis Gambs 
  • Sarah Palmer
  • Olivia Sanwong
  • Bill Stevens

Auditor-Controller / Clerk-Recorder

  • Irella Christina Blackwood 
  • Melissa Wilk


  • James “Jim” Johnson
  • Phong La