Orange County Voter Guide

Orange County Voter Guide

 

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This Election 2018 Orange 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:

  • California Supreme Court
  • Orange County, Superior Court Judge, Office No. 15
  • Justice, California State Court of Appeal; Fourth District
  • U.S. Representative
  • U.S. Senator
  • State Controller
  • Treasurer; California
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Attorney General; California
  • Judges (Click here to learn more)
  • And More!

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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.

June 5th, 2018 Primary Election Recommendations

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

Orange County, Superior Court Judge, Office No. 15
• M. Marc Kelly: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Recommend as the lesser of two evils
• Lenore Albert Sheridan: 5 (JI: 3, Q: 6) Do not recommend

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; Fourth District
• Raymond Ikola: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes

• Douglas Miller: 8 (JI: 8, Q: 8) Yes

• Jeffrey King: 7 (JI: 5, Q: 7) No

• Art McKinster: 8 (JI: 8, Q: 8) Yes

• Joan Irion: 7 (JI: 6, Q: 8) No

• Cynthia Aaron: 7 (JI: 5, Q: 9) No

• Judith Haller: 8 (JI: 8, Q: 8) Yes

• Richard Huffman: 9 (JI: 9, Q: 9) Yes

• Patricia Benke: 9 (JI: 9, Q: 8) Yes

• Marsha Slough: 4 (JI: 3, Q: 5) No

U.S. Representative, 39th District

  • Phil Liberatore (R): Recommend
  • Jay Chen (D): Do Not Recommend
  • Bob Huff (R): Do Not Recommend
  • Ted Rusk (D): Do Not Recommend
  • Andrew Sarega (R): Do Not Recommend

U.S. Representative, 47th District

  • John Briscoe (R):  Recommend 
  • David Michael Clifford (R): Do Not Recommend
  • Alan Lowenthal (D):  Do Not Recommend

U.S. Senator

  • John Estrada (R): Recommend
  • Dianne Feinstein (D): Do Not Recommend
  • Kevin de Leon (D): Do Not Recommend
  • Erin Cruz (R): Do Not Recommend

State Controller

  • Konstantinos Roditis (R): Recommend
  • Betty Yee (D): Do Not Recommend

Treasurer; California

  • Jack M. Guerrero (R): Recommend
  • Fiona Ma (D): Do not recommend
  • Vivek Viswanathan (D): Do Not Recommend
  • Kevin Akin (Peace and Freedom): Do Not Recommend
  • Mike Gatto (D): Do Not Recommend

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Karen Blake (I): Recommend
    Overall Rating: 6
    Qualifications Rating: 3
    Educational Philosophy Rating: 8
  • Douglas Vigil (I): Do Not Recommend
    Overall Rating: 2
    Qualifications Rating: 1
    Educational Philosophy Rating: 4
  • Lily Ploski (I): Do Not Recommend
    Overall Rating: 5
    Qualifications Rating: 6
    Educational Philosophy Rating: 5
  • Tony Thurmond (D): Do Not Recommend
    Overall Rating: 3
    Qualifications: 5
    Educational Philosophy: 1
  • Marshall Tuck (D): Do Not Recommend
    Overall Rating: 5
    Qualifications: 6
    Educational Philosophy: 5

Attorney General; California

  • Steven Bailey (R): 7 (JI: 8, Q: 6) Recommend 
  • Xavier Becerra (D): 6 (JI: 4, Q: 7) Do Not Recommend
  • Eric Early (R): 6 (JI: 6, Q: 6) Do Not Recommend
  • Dave Jones (D): 6 (JI: 4, Q: 7) Do Not Recommend