San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County Voter Guide

This Election 2020 San Luis Obispo 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:

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

Scroll down for our recommendations.

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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.

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


To get an understanding of why we recommend the propositions the way we do, I have created a short video reviewing each proposition and the reasons why we say yes or no, along with some other detail you should find interesting.  You can watch the video HERE.

 14 – No

15 – No

16 – No

17 – No

18 – No

19 – No

20 – Yes

21 – No

22 – Yes

23 – No

24 – No

25 – No

U.S. Representative

District 24

  • Salud Carbajal (D) (Incumbent) 
  • Andy Caldwell (R) 

California State Senator

17th District

  • John Laird (D)
  • Vicki Nohrden (R)  [Endorsed]

State Assembly

District 35

  • Dawn Addis (D)
  • Jordan Cunningham (Incumbent) (R)  [Endorsed]

District 37

  • Jonathan Abboud (D)
  • Charles Cole (R)  [Endorsed]