Los Angeles County Voter Guide

Los Angeles County Voter Guide

This Election 2020 Los Angeles County voter guide will help you cut through the rhetoric, election propaganda, and biassed media coverage of the campaigns. This guide ranks every aspect of a candidate’s record according to experience, integrity, and commitment to the community.

Here you’ll find recommendations for:

  • President
  • Propositions
  • Superior Court Judges
  • Congress
  • State Senator
  • Assembly Men
  • City Council

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Ratings: 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.

Click here for new policy for write-in candidates.

2020  Presidential Election Recommendations

(View official election schedule here)

President

  • Joe Biden(D) 
  • Donald Trump (R)  [Endorsed]

Propositions

14 vote NO

15 vote NO

16 vote NO

17 vote NO

18 vote NO

19 vote NO

20 vote YES

21 vote NO

22 vote YES

23 vote NO

24 vote NO

25 vote NO 


JUDICIAL RATINGS

Judges sitting on California courts may be incompetent, corrupt, or lazy. Even worse, many are political opportunists with a political agenda.

There are two types of judges. One is the “judicial activist.” A judicial activist legislates from the bench. Instead of strictly interpreting California law, these judges make the laws. Instead of applying the law to facts, they rule based on their own values

Judicial activists have:

  • Overturned voter-passed initiatives and laws passed by the state legislature because they personally have a different belief system. They twist the law to rationalize their decisions.
  • Imposed their own moral codes, political beliefs, and secular values in an effort to reshape our society and promote social engineering.

The second judicial philosophy, “strict constructionist,” is one in which the judge impartially arrives at a fair judgment based on law.

Judicial activists are usually more liberal; strict constructionists are usually more conservative.

HOW WE COME UP WITH A FINAL RATING

1 being lowest, 10 being best. This is a 1-10 scale for Judge ratings. 

We come up with the final rating by taking the average of the candidate’s Judicial Index and Qualifications. For example, if the candidate had a Judicial Index of 8 and Qualifications of 6, their overall rating would be 7.


Superior Court Judges

Office 17

  • Shannon Kathleen Cooley [uncontested]

Office 42

  • Linda L. Sun – Rating 2
  • Robert Villa – Rating 5

Office 72

  • Myanna Dellinger – Rating 3
  • Steve Morgan – Rating 5
  • Robert Jacobs Rating 3

Office 76

  • Emily Cole – Rating 6
  • Judge Mike Cummins – Rating 3

Office 80

  • David A. Berger – Rating 4
  • Klint James – Rating 4
  • Nick C. Rini – Rating 6

Office 97

  • Sherry L. Powell – Rating 3
  • Timothy D. Reuben – Rating 5

Office 129

  • Kenneth M. Fuller – Rating 3
  • Bruce A. Moss – Rating 4
  • Mark MacCarley – Rating 5

Office 131

  • Michelle Kelley [uncontested]

Office 141

  • Lana Kim [uncontested]

Office 145

  • Adan Montalban – Rating 3
  • Troy Slaten – Rating 10

Office 150

  • Manuel Alejandro Almada – Rating 6
  • Sherri “Onica” Valle Cole – Rating 3
  • Tom Parsekian – Rating 3

Office 162

  • Scott Andrew Yang – Rating 3
  • Caree Annette Harper – Rating 3
  • David D. Diamond – Rating 5

U.S. Representative

23rd District

  • Kevin McCarthy (R) (Incumbent)  
  • Kim Mangone (D) 

25th District

  • Christy Smith (D) 
  • Mike Garcia (R) 

26th District

  • Julia Brownley (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy (R)

27th District

  • Judy Chu (D) (Incumbent)
  • Johnny Nalbandian (R) 

28th District

  • Adam Schiff (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Eric Early (R) 

29th District

  • Tony Cardenas (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Angelica Duenas (D) 

30th District

  • Brad Sherman (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Mark Reed (R) 

32nd District

  • Grace Napolitano (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Joshua Scott (R) 

33rd District

  • Ted Lieu (D) 
  • James P. Bradley (R) 

34th District

  • Jimmy Gomez (D) (Incumbent) 
  • David Kim (D) 

35th District

  • Norma Torres (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Mike Cargile (R) 

37th District

  • Karen Bass (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Errol Webber (R) 

38th District

  • Linda Sánchez (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Michael Tolar (D) 

39th District

  • Gil Cisneros (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Young Kim (R) 

40th District

  • Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Antonio Delgado (R) 

43rd District

  • Maxine Waters (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Joe Collins (R) 

44th District

  • Nanette Barragán (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Analilia Joya (D) 

47th District

  • Alan Lowenthal (D) (Incumbent)
  • John Briscoe (R) 

California State Senate

District 21

  • Kipp Mueller (D) 
  • Scott Wilk (R) (Incumbent) 

District 23

  • Abigail Medina (D) 
  • Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R) 

District 25

  • Anthony Portantino, Jr. (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Kathleen Hazelton (R)

District 27

  • Henry Stern (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Houman Salem (R) 

District 29

  • Josh Newman (D) 
  • Ling Ling Chang (R) (Incumbent) 

District 33

  • Lena Gonzalez (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Elizabeth Castillo (D)

District 35

  • Steven Bradford (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Anthony Perry (I) 

State Assembly

District 36

  • Steve Fox (D) 
  • Tom Lackey (R) (Incumbent) 

District 38

  • Suzette Martinez Valladares (R) 
  • Lucie Lapointe Volotzky (R) 

District 39

  • Luz Maria Rivas (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Ricardo Benitez (R) 

District 41

  • Chris Holden (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Robin Hvidston (R) 

District 43

  • Laura Fried man (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Mike Graves (R) 

District 44

  • Jacqui Irwin (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Denise Pedrow (R) 

District 45

  • Jesse Gabriel (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Jeff Girgenti (R) 

District 46

  • Lanira Murphy (D) 
  • Adrin Nazarian (D) (Incumbent) 

District 48

  • Blanca Rubio (D) (Incumbent) 

District 49

  • Edwin Chau (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Burton Brink (R) 

District 50

District 51

  • Wendy Carillo (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Victor Jaun Vedin (R) 

District 52

  • Freddie Rodriguez (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Toni Holle (D) 

District 53

  • Godfrey Santos Plata (D) 
  • Miguel Santiago (D) (Incumbent) 

District 54

  • Tracy Bernard Jones (D) 
  • Sydney Kamlager (D) (Incumbent) 

District 55

  • Andrew Rodriguez (D) 
  • Phillip Chen (R) (Incumbent) 

District 57

  • Lisa Calderon (D) 
  • Jessica Martinez (R) 

District 58

  • Cristina Garcia (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Margaret Villa  (Green Party) 

District 59

  • Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Efren Martinez (D) 

District 62

  • Autumn Burke (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Robert Steele (R) 

District 63

  • Maria Estrada (D) 
  • Anthony Rendon (D) (Incumbent) 

District 64

  • Mike Gipson (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (D) 

District 66

  • Al Muratsuchi (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Arthur Schaper (R) 

District 70

  • Patrick O’Donnell (D) (Incumbent) 
  • David Thomas (R)