Los Angeles County Voter Guide

Los Angeles County Voter Guide

This Election 2019 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:

  • State Senator
  • Local

Scroll down for our recommendations.

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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.

Click here for new policy for write-in candidates.

Special Election Recommendations

March 5th, 2019 & March 26th, 2019

(View official election schedule here)

California State Senator

State Senator, 33rd District

  • Lena Gonzalez (D)
  • Al Austin, II (D)
  • Thomas Jefferson Cares (D)
  • Denise Diaz (D)
  • Chris Garcia (D)
  • Ana Maria Quinatana (D)
  • Ali Saleh (D)
  • Jose Luis Solache (D)
  • Leticia Vasquez Wilson (D)
  • Martha Flores Gibson (R)
  • Jack M. Guerrero (R) 
  • Cesar Flores (G)

Local Offices

Manhattan Beach City Council

  • Joseph A UnGogo
  • Wayne Powell
  • Joe Franklin
  • Suzanne Hadley
  • Brian Withers
  • Mark Burton
  • Hildy Stern

Montebello City Council

  • Art Barajas
  • Vivian Romero
  • David Torres

Mission Hills City Council, District 12

  • Brandon Saario

Palos Verdes City Council

  • Betty Lin Peterson
  • David McGowan 
  • Jennifer L. King
  • Victoria A. Lozzi 
  • Kevin F. McCarthy
  • Jeff Groves
  • Michael Kemps 

Redondo Beach City Clerk

  • Eleanor Manzano

Redondo Beach City Treasurer

  • Steven Diels
  • Eugene J. Solomon

Redondo Beach City Council, 3rd District

  • Christian Anthony Horvath
  • Candance Allen Nafissi

Redondo Beach City Council, 5th District

  • Laura Emdee
  • Mel Samples

Signal Hills City Clerk

  • Carmen Brooks

Signal Hills City Treasurer

  • David Hopper

Signal Hills City Council

  • Tina L. Hansen
  • Keir Jones
  • Chris Wilson

Los Angeles Unified School District, Board of Education, District 5

  • Cynthia Gonzalez
  • Nestor Enrique Valencia
  • Graciela “Grace” Ortiz
  • Salvador “Chamba” Sanchez
  • Heather Repenning
  • Allison Greenwood Bajracharya
  • David Valdez
  • Rocio Rivas
  • Jackie Goldberg
  • Ana Cubas

Redondo Beach Unified School District, Board of Education

  • Raymur Elizabeth Flinn
  • David Witkin

Local Jurisdiction Measures

Glendora City

  • – To maintain existing city services including public safety, youth/adult programs, fix streets/potholes, … – Recommendation: Vote NO

Huntington Park City

  • – Advisory Vote Only: Action to attract Costco to the city of Huntington Park measure – Recommendation: Vote YES

Manhattan Beach City

  • A – Manhattan Beach’s Quality of Life Measure – Recommendation: Vote NO

Signal Hill City

  • – Recommendation: Vote YES
  • – Recommendation: Vote NO 

West Hollywood City

  • – Recommendation: Vote NO
  • – Recommendation: Vote NO