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.

Don’t forget, subscribe to the The Huey Report! for updates on critical issues, trends and policies affecting our freedoms and are impacting our economy, legislation, culture and election results.

Do you live in another county? Go to the list of counties here.

Let’s get started.

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 WIN

UNITED STATES SENATE

  • Kamala Harris WIN
  • Loretta Sanchez

PROPOSITION 51–NO YES

PROPOSITION 52–NO YES

PROPOSITION 53–YES NO

PROPOSITION 54–YES YES

PROPOSITION 55–NO YES

PROPOSITION 56–NO YES

PROPOSITION 57–NO YES

PROPOSITION 58–NO YES

PROPOSITION 59–NO YES

PROPOSITION 60–NO NO

PROPOSITION 61–NO NO

PROPOSITION 62–NO NO

PROPOSITION 63–NO YES

PROPOSITION 64–NO YES

PROPOSITION 65–NO NO

PROPOSITION 66–YES YES

PROPOSITION 67–NO YES

 

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

District 21

  • Daniel Parra
  • David Valadao (incumbent) WIN

District 23 (Quartz Hill, Bakersfield

  • Kevin McCarthy (incumbent) WIN
  • Wendy Reed

STATE ASSEMBLY

District 26

  • Ruben Macareno
  • Devon Mathis (incumbent) WIN

District 32

  • Rudy Salas (incumbent) WIN
  • Manuel Ramirez

District 34

  • Vince Fong WIN
  • Perrin Swanlund

District 36 (Palmdale)

  • Steve Fox
  • Tom Lackey (incumbent) WIN

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)  WIN
  • Cory Woodward 6(JI: 7, Q: 6)

MAYOR OF BAKERSFIELD

  • Karen Goh  WIN
  • Kyle Carter