This Election 2018 San Bernardino Voter County 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:
- Statewide Offices
- Propositions and More!
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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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General Election Recommendations
November 6th, 2018
Important voting note:
Many are recommending Ed Hernandez to “strategically limit” evil. Why? Eleni Kounalakis is a socialist and probable governor/presidential candidate in the future. She is a powerful, more appealing Bernie Sanders. It would be best to defeat her now. Ed will never advance to a higher office.
Secretary of State
Attorney General; California
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Important voting note:
Many recommend Dianne Feinstein over Kevin de Leon to “strategically limit” evil. They dislike the thought of voting for her, but de Leon is a socialist anti-family candidate. If elected, he could run another one or two terms. Feinstein will never run again. In addition, de Leon could be a vice presidential candidate – our first total socialist. He must be defeated and stopped from being senator for the next 18 years.
California Supreme Court
Court rating explanation here
California Supreme Court (Vote Yes/No)
California State Court of Appeal
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; Fourth District (Vote Yes/No)
- Joan Irion: 6 (JI: 5, Q: 8) No
- Cynthia Aaron: 5 (JI: 2, Q: 9) No
- Judith Haller: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes
- Richard Huffman: 9 (JI: 8, Q: 9) Yes
- Patricia Benke: 9 (JI: 9, Q: 8) Yes
- Patricia Guerrero:4 (JI:1, Q:8) No
- William S. Dato: 4 (JI: 1, Q:8) No
- Art McKinster: 8 (JI: 7, Q: 8) Yes
- Marsha Slough: 3 (JI: 2, Q: 5) No
- Douglas Miller: 8 (JI: 8, Q: 8) Yes
- Richard T. Fields: 5 (JI: 5, Q:5) No
- Raymond Ikola: 7 (JI: 6, Q: 8) Yes
- David A. Thompason: 8 (JI: 6, Q: 9) Yes
- Thomas M. Goethals: 6 (JI: 3, Q: 9) No
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative, 8th District
U.S. Representative, 27th District
U.S. Representative, 31st District
U.S. Representative, 35th District
U.S. Representative, 39th District
California State Senator
State Senator, 16th District
State Senator, 20th District
State Senator, 29th District
- Ling Ling Chang (R)
- Joseph Cho (D)
California State Assembly
State Assembly, 33rd District
State Assembly, 36th District
State Assembly, 40th District
State Assembly, 41th District
State Assembly, 42nd District
State Assembly, 47th District
State Assembly, 52nd District
State Assembly, 55th District
California Board of Equalization
California Board of Equalization, Member, District 1
California Board of Equalization, Member, District 3
California Board of Equalization, Member, District 4
City of Loma Linda, City Council
- Phil Dupper
City of San Bernardino, City Council, Ward 4
- Frederic Shorett
City of San Bernardino, Mayor
- Carey Davis
- John Valdivia
San Bernardino County Board of Education, Area B
- Rita Loof
Ontario Montclair School Board
- Sonia Alvarado
- Daisy Ocegueda
- Paul Leon (R)
Ontario City Council
- Alan Wapner
Chaffey Joint Union High School , Governing Board, Area 3
- Earl DeVries
Montclair City Council
- Ben Lopez
Rancho Cucamonga Mayor
- Mark Gibboney
Upland City Council, District 2
- Yvette Walker
Upland City Council, District 3
- Ricky Felix
Upland City Council, District 4
- Carol Timm
Chino City Council, District 2
- Mark Hargrove
- Sylvia (Cervantez) Orozco
Chino City Council, District 3
- Marc Lucio
Chino Hills City Council, District 4
- Brian Johsz
Chino Valley Schools
- Brandon Blanchard
- Jody Moore
- Paulette Melton
Chino Valley Independent Fire District, Board of Directors
- Mike Kreeger
- Winn Williams
- Ed Gray
- Brett Tackman
Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act
- A Yes Vote: The state will sell $4 (8) billion in bonds for affordable housing.
- A No Vote: The state will not sell bonds.
No Place Like Home Act
- A Yes Vote: The state can use mental health funds for housing for the homeless.
- A No Vote: The state cannot use the funds.
Bonds for Water
- A Yes Vote: The state can sell $8.9 (17 billion) in bonds to fund water and environmental projects.
- A No Vote: The state cannot sell bonds.
Bonds for Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care
- A Yes Vote: The state can sell $1.5 (3 billion) in bonds for the construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of certain hospitals that treat children.
- A No Vote: The state cannot sell bonds.
Homeowners Tax Base Replacement Initiative (Prop 13)
- A Yes Vote: All homeowners who are over 55 (or who meet other qualifications) would be eligible for property tax savings when they move to a different house.
- A No Vote: Homeowners who are over 55 would not see a continuation of Proposition 13 benefits if they move to a different home.
- A Yes Vote: Gas and vehicle taxes recently passed by the Legislature would be eliminated.
- A No Vote: Gas and vehicle taxes recently passed by the Legislature would continue to be in effect.
Daylight Saving Time
- A Yes Vote: The Legislature, with a two-thirds vote, could change daylight saving time if the change is allowed by the federal government.
- A No Vote: California would maintain its current daylight saving time period, early March to early November.
Regulation and Price Control of Kidney Dialysis Clinics
- A Yes Vote: Kidney dialysis clinics would have their revenues limited by a formula and could be required to pay rebates to certain parties (primarily health insurance companies) that pay for dialysis treatment.
- A No Vote: Kidney dialysis clinics would operate without the extra control.
Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property
- A Yes Vote: State law would not limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties could have.
- A No Vote: State law would continue to limit the kinds of rent control laws cities and counties could have.
Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks
- A Yes Vote: Private ambulance companies could continue their current practice of having emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics stay on-duty during their meal and rest breaks in order to respond to 911 calls.
- A No Vote: Private ambulance companies would be subject to labor laws for this industry. Based on a recent court decision, these laws likely would require ambulance companies to provide EMTs and paramedics with off-duty meal and rest breaks that cannot be interrupted by 911 call.
New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products
- A Yes Vote: There would be new minimum requirements on farmers to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and calves raised for veal.
- A No Vote: Current minimum space requirements for confining animals would continue to apply.
City and County Ballot Measures
Local Jurisdiction Measures
San Bernardino Community College District
- CC – Recommendation: Vote No
Morongo Unified School District
- O – Recommendation: Vote No
Chaffey Community College District
- P – Recommendation: Vote No
City of Barstow
- Q – Recommendation: Vote No
City of Colton
- R – Recommendation: Vote No
- U – Recommendation: Vote Yes
- V – Recommendation: Vote No
City of Adelanto
- S – Recommendation: Vote Yes
City of Hesperia
- T – Recommendation: Vote Yes
City of San Bernardino
- W – Recommendation: Vote Yes
- X – Recommendation: Vote Yes