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Thank you for visiting NANCYSPICKS.COM: Orange County Ballot Picks for the busy CONSERVATIVE voter since 1996.

BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS for NOV 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION ARE COMING! Check back! But, I public post, as I research.

"Do your best, prepare for the worst, then TRUST GOD to bring victory." Prov 21:31

IF YOU FIND MY SITE HELPFUL, CONSIDER SHARING w/others!

IMPORTANT SUGGESTIONS:
1. DO NOT VOTE EARLY! Be patient! Often pertinent information does not come out until late in campaign.
2. DON'T USE VOTER GUIDES rec'd in mail! Many are "FAKE" GUIDES See Warning!

RESEARCH: Done from a CONSERVATIVE/BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW PERSPECTIVE (fiscal & social), looking for candidates/issues that BEST provide support for:

-LIMITED GOVERNMENT
-LESS TAXES
-PERSONAL FREEDOM
-PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
-PRO-PARENTAL RIGHTS
-PRO-LIFE
-PRO-FAMILY
-PRO-2ND AMENDMENT
-PRO-BUSINESS
-SECURE BORDERS/CONTROLLED IMMIGRATION
-EDUCATIONAL CHOICE
-PROPERTY RIGHTS
-CANDIDATES that STRONGLY ADHERE to the US CONSTITUTION
-CANDIDATES that are VIABLE (Do they have a chance to win?)

REGISTER TO VOTE: Go to: OCVote.com/registration.

TO VOTE-BY-MAIL: Fill out form on back cover of your sample ballot. OR GO TO: OCVote.com/Vote-by-Mail to make request.

WANT TO DO YOUR OWN BALLOT RESEARCH? GO TO:

RobynNordell.com: a simple, yet phenomenal 1-Stop site w/tons of links to cut your research time. Spending just a SHORT time on her site can make you a well informed voter. She also posts her own recommendations, and links to others, including mine.

Other helpful sites:

PLATFORMS COMPS by Salt & Light Council: PARTY PLATFORM COMPARISONS
HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYERS ASSOC:HJTA Endorsements
SCOTT PEOTTER'S PICKS: TaxFighter.com
CARepublicanPartyPlatform
Ballotpedia.org/CA
OC REGISTRAR of VOTERS: OCVote.com
SmartVoter.org
CRAIG HUEY'S OC Vote Guide: ElectionForum.org
CRAIG ALEXANDER BALLOT PICKS: CraigAlexandersVoteRecommendations
KATHY DITTNER BALLOT PICKS: Kathys Pics
CARL DeMAIO'S San Diego Election Guide San Diego Election Guide
An Interesting Blog: FLASH REPORT
EasyVoterGuide
CA OfficialVoteGuide

NancysPicks12@yahoo.com

Offices:
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
US SENATE FOR CA NO RECOMMENDATION
I will probably skip a recommendation for this office, but vote for Democrat DIANE FEINSTEIN. FEINSTEIN is the "BETTER of the AWFUL".

The alternative is off-the-charts Liberal, KEVIN DELEON. Sadly, NO Republican candidate qualified for the Top-Two General Election ballot.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 38th DIST RYAN DOWNING (R)
RYAN DOWNING would be a "breath of fresh air" for CA's 38th Dist. He is running an uphill battle to unseat entrenched Liberal Democrat, LINDA SANCHEZ who has represented this Dist since 2003. Downing is Endorsed by CA Republican Party.

Vote RYAN DOWNING for "FRESH CA air" in Congress.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 39th DIST YOUNG KIM (R)
The 39th is one of the 4 OC Congressional seats the DEMS are targeting, and MUST be RETAINED w/an "R". This is the seat held by retiring Conservative, ED ROYCE.

Comments on KIM to follow.


US REPRESENTATIVE - 45th DIST MIMI WALTERS (R)
The 45th is another of the 4 OC Congressional seats that the DEMS are targeting, hoping for a Congressional majority takeover. Accordingly, a contentious campaign is expected. Katie Porter, the "D" candidate is endorsed by ultra-liberals, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

MIMI WALTERS has been a consistent Conservative vote in the US Congress since advancing to Congress in 2014. Walters has expressed her support for President Trump, saying, "He stands for what we stand for," and voted for virtually all of his preferred policies, including the Repeal and Replace of Obamacare. She is Pro-Life endorsed.

WALTERS MUST RETAIN THIS SEAT! Vote MIMI WALTERS for 45th!


Campaign Website: MimiWalters.com
US REPRESENTATIVE - 46th DIST RUSSELL LAMBERT (R)
Political newbie, RUSSELL LAMBERT is running an uphill race against entrenched DEM incumbent LOU CORREA. LAMBERT is a businessman, 10 yr ex-marine

I do not know a lot about LAMBERT, but he states that he believes in less government, less taxes, building the wall, secure borders, immigration reform and putting America first. If he was in on my ballot, I would vote for this newbie over Democrat CORREA.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 47th DIST JOHN BRISCOE (R)
BRISCOE is a businessman, who currently serves as Governing Board Member, Ocean View School District in OC. Known to be a conservative, running an uphill race against entrenched Dem ALAN LOWENTHAL. He is Pro-Life endorsed.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 48th DIST DANA ROHRABACHER (R)
The 48th is another of the 4 OC Congressional Districts the DEMS have targeted to win a DEMOCRATIC House majority

ROHRABACHER has served well w/a solid conservative voting record for 29 yrs. It is critical this seat be retained REPUBLICAN. Vote ROHRABACHER in 48th!
US REPRESENTATIVE - 49th DIST DIANE HARKEY (R)
DIANE HARKEY is running for the 49th Congressional District, the seat DARRYL ISSA is vacating. ISSA has endorsed HARKEY for his seat. The district covers both San Diego and OC area and has the endorsement for both the OC and San Diego GOP.

HARKEY is a fiscal and social conservative, and started political life in 2004 on the Dana Point City Council and later as mayor, then served in CA Assembly and currently on the CA Board of Equalization. She is Pro-Life endorsed.
Campaign Website:HarkeyforCongress.com


STATE GOVERNMENT:
GOVERNOR JOHN COX (R)
CALIFORNIA ⭐ is WORTH FIGHTING FOR! VOTE JOHN COX in NOV 2018!

JOHN COX a good man, a solid CONSERVATIVE! CA desperately NEEDS HIM to WIN!

The alternative (FAR LEFT LIBERAL, GAVIN NEWSOM) would be a DISASTER and continue CA downward spiral, w/ a SANCTUARY STATE, OPEN BORDERS, and boondoggle, HIGH-SPEED TRAIN to nowhere, and all the other Liberal issues pushed by the ULTRA-LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC TRIFECTA! Wake up CA VOTERS!

COX is a small-government Conservative businessman, a CPA, and an attorney, and NOT A POLITICIAN. He is both a fiscal and social conservative, supports 2nd Amendment Gun rights and strongly opposes Jerry Brown's Sanctuary State and the "MONEY PIT", the High Speed "Train to Nowhere".

Cox gave $2 million in his personal funds PROP 6, REPEAL of the GAS and VEHICLE TAX Initiative on this ballot.

While Cox admits that in 2016 he didn't vote for TRUMP (but for Libertarian Gary Johnson), he says he's encouraged by Trump's conservative policies, and has garnered PRES TRUMP'S endorsement, in spite of this acknowledgement.

JOHN COX is endorsed by:
-PRES TRUMP
-NEWT GINGRICH
-CONDELESSA RICE
-HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYER'S ASSOC
-CRAIG HUEY of Election Forum
-MICHAEL REAGAN � Son of Pres REAGAN, and Conservative Talk Show Host
-KEVIN McCarthy, the CA US House Majority Leader
-CA Pro-Life Council and is on the OC PRO-FAMILY Candidates List
-DEVIN NUNEZ-CA Congressman
-DARRYL ISSA-CA Congressman
-MIMI WALTERS-CA (OC) Congresswoman
-TONY KRVARIC, Chairman � Republican Party of San Diego

Vote COX!

JohnCoxForGovernor.com
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NO RECOMMENDATIONS
In the primaries, of the 11 candidates on ballot for LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, the top-two candidates to qualify for the General Election, unfortunately, were both DEMOCRATS, that is, Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis, so I cannot make a recommendation.

One is going to win, however, so I will research and see which one would do "THE LEAST HARM", and post later.
SECRETARY OF STATE MARK MEUSER (R)
WHAT DOES THE CA SECRETARY OF STATE DO? Is Head of Elections/Election Laws and keeps records of new Corporations & Businesses.

There IS voter fraud in CA! Safeguarding FAIR ELECTIONS is one of the duties of the Secretary of State (SOS), that is, to make sure that ONLY valid registered voters citizens can VOTE. The current SOS, Democrat ALEX PADILLA who is running for re-election has done NOTHING on this issue.

MARK MEUSER is a fiscal CONSERVATIVE, understands the position well, and has identified what to do about Voter Fraud. He has run an energetic campaign to win the primary. VOTE MARK MEUSER in NOV! I do not know where he stands on social issue, like pro-life, however.

Campaign Website MarkMeuser.com
CONTROLLER KOSTAS RODITIS (R)
WHAT DOES THE CA CONTROLLER DO! The controller is CA's Bookkeeper, keeps track of how the State's money is spent. Reports on finances of State and Local governments.

KOSTAS RODITIS would do a great job as Controller. He is a successful Conservative OC Businessman, who believes in "staunchly limiting government", and says that "over-bearing government regulations" is stifling business growth in CA. He calls the High Speed a "money pit" and believes it should be de-funded.

He is endorsed by many of my FAVORITE REPUBLICANS:
-JOHN MOORLACH, CA State Senator (the GOLD Standard, in my opinion)
-CRAIG HUEY � of ELECTION FORUM Voter Guide (highest 5 Star rating)
-MATT HARPER �Conservative 74th Assemblyman
-CA REPUBLICAN PARTY
-FRED WHITAKER � OC Republican Chairman
-CA ProLife PAC (RODITIS is solidly PRO-LIFE)
-DEBORAH PAULY - CAGOP 68th AD Delegate (Another "GOLD STANDARD")
-AMERICAN INDEPENDENT PARTY-the Conservative, but non-viable party
-PLUS many CA County REPUBLICAN PARTIES

Tell all you know to vote for KOSTAS RODITIS!
TREASURER GREG CONLON (R)
WHAT DOES CA'S TREASURER DO? CA's Banker, manages CA's investments & assets. Coordinates the sale of state bonds.

Comments on CONLON to follow.
ATTORNEY GENERAL JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (R)
JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY is an EXCELLENT, well-qualified, Constitutional Conservative. He is currently a Superior Court judge in El Dorado County, w/ a wide, diverse background in CA LAW. His views check all the boxes for Family Values issues. He is Pro-Life endorsed.

BAILEY is attempting to oust the current APPOINTED and FAR-LEFT-LEANING Attorney General, XAVIER BECERRA. He is terrible!

BAILEY is endorsed by tons of the Conservatives, including the CA Republican Assembly, my favorite conservatives, Senator JOHN MOORLACH, Congressman TOM McCLINTOCK, and local Assemblyman MATT HARPER to name just a few.

JUDGE BAILEY is also recommended by Conservative Ballot Researcher, CRAIG HUEY, giving BAILEY his highest 5 STAR RECOMMENDATION.

Tell all you know to VOTE for JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY!

Campaign Website BaileyforAG.com
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER STEVE POIZNER (NPP=No Party Preference)
WHAT DOES THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER DO? This office was only created in 1988, when voters approved PROP 103. The job is to oversee CA's Insurance Companies and enforce laws that apply to them.

STEVE POIZNER served previously in this office from 2007 to 2011 under Gov ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER and was known to have led it well. At that time, he was a declared REPUBLICAN. as he was when he unsuccessfully ran for Governor in 2010, getting defeated by MEG WHITMAN in the primary.

POIZNER, in 2007, was successful in defeating Proposition 93, a Term Limit Removal initiative, using a big chunk of his personal funds.

In this race, however, POIZNER has declared himself "No Party Preference" and is definitely the BEST on the Ballot.
STATE BOARD of EQUALIZATION - 4TH Dist JOEL ANDERSON (R)
Coming from the 38th Assembly District, JOEL ANDERSON has been a consistent Conservative in all votes, w/ the Conservative CA Republican Assembly tracking giving a 99%. He is CA GOP and Pro-Life endorsed.


STATE SENATOR - 29nd Dist
STATE SENATOR - 32nd Dist RITA TOPALIAN (R)
RITA TOPALIAN is endorsed by the OC Republican Party (OC GOP).

More comments to follow.
STATE SENATOR - 34th Dist JANET NGUYEN (R)
Incumbent JANET NGUYEN is not as Conservative as I would like. At 85%, her Conservative vote tracking is okay. But she is definitely more conservative than her Liberal Democratic opponent.

Campaign Website: Janet2018.com
STATE SENATOR - 36th Dist PAT BATES (R)
Consistent Conservative in all areas, w/a very good voting record of 94%, according to the tracking by the Conservative CA Republican Assembly (CRA).

Campaign Website: BatesForSenate.com
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 55 PHILLIP CHEN (R)
Running for his 2nd term, PHILLIP CHEN has been a consistent Conservative in all areas, w/an very good voting record of 93%, according to the tracking by the Conservative CA Republican Assembly (CRA). He is Pro-Life PAC endorsed.

Campaign Website: PhillipChen.org
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 65 DR. ALEXANDRIA CORONADO (R)
SOLID CONSERVATIVE (fiscal and social) smart, and well qualified to serve in the Assembly. CORONADO is Pro-Life endorsed.

This also, is a MUST-WIN seat to oust (D) SHARON QUIRK-SILVA so that the DEMS will lose their 2/3 SUPER MAJORITY they currently enjoy, allowing them full control of CA w/o needing a single Republican vote.

Endorsed by (my favorite conservative!) CA Sentor JOHN MOORLACH, Congressman DANA ROHRABACHER, Assemblyman MATT HARPER, OC Republican Party, HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION, CA Republican Assembly, Lincoln Club, and tons more.

Campaign Website: CoronadoForAssembly.com
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 68 STEVEN CHOI
STEVEN CHOI'S voting record, while not stellar, has been okay at 87% per the conservative vote tracker. He is Pro-Life endorsed.
More comments to follow.

Campaign Website: StevenChoi.org
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 69 AUTUMN BROWNE (Libertarian)
NO CONSERVATIVE or even REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE running for this office. DALY's CRA Vote Tracking is in the toilet at 0%.

LIBERTARIAN, AUTUMN BROWNE, would be a good alternative vote.
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 72 TYLER DIEP (R)
Comment to follow.
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 73 BILL BROUGH (R)
Assemblyman BROUGH has been in this office since 2014. His vote record has been CONSISTENTLY CONSERVATIVE on both fiscal and social votes, and deserves to be re-elected. BROUGH'S Conservative CRA vote tracking is EXCELLENT at 99%. He is Pro-Life endorsed.

Campaign Website: BillBrough.org
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 74 MATT HARPER (R)
MATT HARPER is a solid Conservative, socially and fiscally, backed up by a stellar voting record (Conservative CA Repub Assempbly) of 99%. He is Pro-Life endorsed.
Also:
A-Rating from Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
A-Rating from the California Taxpayers Association
A-rating from the American Conservative Union
A-Rating from the National Federation of Independent Business / California
A-Rating from the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund

Campaign Website: VoteMattHarper.com
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STATE SUPERINTENDENT of PUBLIC SCHOOLS MARSHALL TUCK (D)
FOR COMMENTS - SEE UNDER "SCHOOLS".






COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
OC SUPERVISOR - 4th Dist TIM SHAW
Though non-partisan race, TIM SHAW is known to be a Conservative Republican, having served on the City Council of LaHabra for 10 yrs, and currently as mayor.

His endorsements include:
-Conservative CA Republican Assembly
-Republican Party Of Orange County
-Tons of the Mayors and City Council members in this 4th District
-3 of the 5 Current Supervisors
-And many other Conservatives, including my favorite, State Senator JOHN MOORLACH.

Campaign Website: TimShaw4OC.com
DISTRICT ATTORNEY-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR TONY RACKAUCKAS
TONY RACKAUCAS is a conservative Republican who has been in this office since 1999. Except for some criticism regarding the mishandling of jailhouse informants a couple of yrs ago, his 18 yrs in office has been w/o critical incident.

In this election, running for his 6th term for DA, RACKAUCKAS is being challenged by OC Supervisor TODD SPITZER. I like SPITZER as a conservative candidate and have recommended him in his previous runs for the CA Assembly and OC Supervior.

However, I believe that TONY RACKAUCKAS has run the DA's office well and has done nothing to be ousted. Also, his calm demeanor is better suited for this office than the more controversial-driven, TODD SPITZER.

That being said, I could understand your disagreeing w/this recommendation, saying 20 yrs is enough.

For me, I'm voting for RACKAUCKAS for one more term, and recommend you do, too!
SHERIFF-CORONER DON BARNES
DON BARNES had to win the primary by more than 50% to avoid a Run-off. He won by 49.4%, so is running against DUKE NGUYEN, who came in 2nd at 31.1%.

BARNES is already on the job, 2nd in command now, behind SHERIFF SANDRA HUTCHENS, who is retiring. BARNES is well versed in the Administration of the job, and educationally.

My choice is DON BARNES for OC SHERIFF!
JUDICIAL:
CA SUPREME COURT JUSTICES (See Below)
SHOULD THE FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES BE RETAINED (stay in office) FOR ANOTHER 12 YR TERM? (YES or NO?)

(Research/Recommendations from CRAIG HUEY of Election Forum, showing Score 1-10, w/10 being best)

-CAROL CORRIGAN - YES (Rulings acceptable), Score 8
-LEONDRA KRUGER - NO (Rulings UNacceptable), Score 3
CA COURT of APPEAL - 4th Dist (See Below)
SHOULD THE FOLLOWING APPELLATE COURT JUSTICES for the 4th DIST BE RETAINED (stay in office) FOR ANOTHER 12 YR TERM? (YES or NO?)

(Research/Recommendations are from CRAIG HUEY of Election Forum, showing Score 1-10, w/10 being best)

1. RAYMOND IKOLA - YES (Score 7)
2. DOUGLAS MILLER - YES (Score 8)
3. JEFFREY KING - NO, (Score 5)
4. ART MCKINSTER - YES (Score 8)
5. JOAN IRION - NO (Score 6)
6. CYNTHIA AARON - NO (Score 5)
7. JUDITH HALLER - YES (Score 8)
8. RICHARD HUFFMAN - YES (Score 9)
9. PATRICIA BENKE - YES (Score 9)
10. MARSHA SLOUGH - NO (Score 3)
CITY GOVERNMENT:
ALISO VIEJO (2 Seats) DAVID HARRINGTON and GARRETT DWYER
DAVID HARRINGTON-I feel very comfortable in recommending HARRINGTON as I vetted him previously in 2014 for AVCC and more recently in his bid for OC Sheriff. He is a solid conservative, fiscally and socially, and should be re-elected.

GARRETT DWYER is an Navy Vet and Conservative Christian, and new to politics. He is endorsed by Conservative Councilman, Mike Munzing, and has the endorsement of the OC Republicans (OC GOP).
ANAHEIM MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL (See below)
RECOMMENDATIONS:

MAYOR -

DIST 2 - JAMES VANDERBILT

DIST 3 - TBA

DIST 6 - TBA


BREA CITY COUNCIL TBA
BUENA PARK CITY COUNCIL TBA
COSTA MESA MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL (See Below)
MAYOR: SANDRA GENIS

DIST 3: BRETT ECKLES - Has the endorsements of some of my favorites, like CA Senator JOHN MOORLACH, Councilman JIM RIGHEIMER, Councilman ALAN MANSOOR and more. He is also endorsed by the OC GOP.

DIST 4: MICHELLE WILSON

DIST 5: ALAN MANSOOR-Conservative Republican Incumbent is OC GOP Endorsed, along with my favorites, Senator JOHN MOORLACH, Councilman JIM RIGHEIMER, and Assemblyman MATT HARPER, and more.
CYPRESS CITY COUNCIL TBA
DANA POINT CITY COUNCIL TBA
FOUNTAIN VALLEY CITY COUNCIL TBA
FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL (See below)
DIST 3 - GREG SEBOURN is a Republican Incumbent w/ a proven fiscal and social conservative record, and deserves to be re-elected. He is a strong advocate for limited government.

DIST 5 - JOHN YBARRA
GARDEN GROVE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL TBA
MAYOR - TBA

CITY COUNCIL - TBA
HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY COUNCIL (4 seats) and CITY ATTORNEY (See Below)
1. CITY COUNCIL: RON STERUD is a solid conservative (fiscal & social) w/a finance background that will be helpful in City leadership. Endorsed by OC GOP, the conservative CA Republican Assembly, and many other known conservatives, including Assemblyman MATT HARPER.

2. CITY COUNCIL - ERIK PETERSON - Conservative Incumbent that deserves to be re-elected. Endorsed by OC GOP.

3. CITY COUNCIL - MIKE POSEY -Endorsed by OC GOP

4. CITY COUNCIL - TBA

CITY ATTORNEY - MICHAEL GATES - Conservative Incumbent whose positive reputation goes beyond Huntington Beach. He is endorsed by many known conservatives, including Assemblyman MATT HARPER.
IRVINE MAYOR and CITY COUNCIL (See below)
MAYOR - DON WAGNER (Comments to follow)

CITY COUNCIL - ANTHONY KUO-Endorsed by OC GOP, and these Conservatives: Senators JOHN MOORLACH and PAT BATES, Irvine Mayor DON WAGNER, Assemblyman MATT HARPER, and many more Republican conservatives.

CITY COUNCIL - CARRIE O'MALLEY (Comments to follow)
LAGUNA BEACH CITY COUNCIL TBA
LAGUNA NIGUEL CITY COUNCIL (See below - 2 Seats for Full Term, 1 Seat for Short Term)
RECOMMENDATIONS:

FULL TERM 1. FRED MINAGAR-Well respected Conservative Incumbent, w/many known conservative endorsements, like Senator PAT BATES, Congressmen DANA ROHRABACHER, MIMI WALTERS, and ED ROYCE.

FULL TERM 2. ELAINE GENNAWEY, Incumbent and currently LN Mayor, known to have served well, and lots of Conservative endorsements, including a favorite, former LN City Councilman, ROBERT MING.

SHORT TERM - SANDY RAINS, a businesswoman new to politics, w/good endorsements, including one of my favorites, former LN City Councilman, ROBERT MING.


LAGUNA WOODS CITY COUNCIL TBA
LAKE FOREST CITY COUNCIL (See Below)
DIST 2 - NEEKI MOATAZEDI- New to elective office, she is a fiscal and social Conservative. Her Day Job is a Project Mgr for So Ca Gas where she manages multi-million $$ projects. She is endorsed by OC GOP and is Pro-Life.

DIST 3 - SCOTT VOIGTS - Solid Conservative incumbent, fiscal and social, who deserves to be re-elected. (Pretty good chance, too, since he doesn't have an opponent in this Dist. NICE!) Voights is endorsed by the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC.

DIST 4 - MARK TETTEMER - Conservative Republican Candidate who will do a great job serving LF. More comments to follow.

NOTE: DO NOT VOTE for JIM GARDNER! While he is a registered Republican, he is a "Republican In Name Only", a RINO, and DEFINITELY NOT a Conservative.
LA PALMA CITY COUNCIL TBA
LOS ALAMITOS CITY COUNCIL - OUT OF ORDER - SEE AFTER YORBA LINDA
MISSION VIEJO CITY COUNCIL ED SACHS (2 More MAY Be Added)
NEWPORT BEACH CITY COUNCIL (See Below)
DIST 1 - TBA

DIST 3 - MARSHALL "DUFFY" DUFFIELD-Conservative incumbent, OC GOP Endorsed

DIST 4 - KEVIN MULDOON - Solid Conservative incumbent, OC GOP Endorsed

DIST 6 - SCOTT PEOTTER, Solid Conservative incumbent, fiscal and social. OC GOP Endorsed
ORANGE MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL TBA
PLACENTIA CITY COUNCIL/CITY CLERK TBA
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA CITY COUNCIL TBA
SAN CLEMENTE CITY COUNCIL TBA
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO CITY COUNCIL (See below)
RECOMMENDATIONS: (Comments on picks may follow)

DIST 2 - KIMBERLY MCCARTHY (R)

DIST 3 - PAM PATTERSON (R)

DIST 4 - JEFF VANQUEZ (R)
SANTA ANA MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL (See below)
RECOMMENDATIONS:

MAYOR - NO RECOMMENDATION

WARD 2 - MIGUEL GONZALES (R)

WARD 4 - TBA

WARD 6 - CECILIA IGLESIAS (R)
SEAL BEACH CITY COUNCIL (See below)
RECOMMENDATIONS:

DIST 1 - PETER AMUNDSON (R)

DIST 3 - MIKE VARIPAPA (R)

DIST 5 - NO RECOMMENDATION
STANTON CITY COUNCIL TBA
TUSTIN CITY COUNCIL AUSTIN LUMBARD (R)
Hmm! Two seat open, and only 2 qualified for ballot.

AUSTIN LUMBARD (R) - A Solid Conservative, OC GOP Endorsed.

The 2nd candidate on ballot is BARRY COOPER, a "Decline-to-State" Party, so I don't feel comfortable recommending him. Since he will win, I hope he works out.
VILLA PARK CITY COUNCIL ROBERT COLLACOTT (2 more MAY be added)
WESTMINSTER MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL TBA
MAYOR - TRI TA
YORBA LINDA CITY COUNCIL TBA
LOS ALAMITOS CITY COUNCIL DEAN GROSE (More MAY Be Added)
SCHOOLS:
STATE SUPERINTENDENT of PUBLIC EDUCATION MARSHALL TUCK (D)
Both candidates on the ballot are DEMOCRATS. MARSHALL TUCK, however, is the "LEAST DANGEROUS" to Conservative Values.

On the positive, TUCK supports Charter Schools, is opposed to regulating Homeschooling, supports Christmas religious songs, opposes the Transgender Bathroom Bill, supports parents being notified before a student has an abortion,
and supports creating vocational training.

TUCK'S opponent is extremely LIBERAL Assemblyman TONY THURMOND, who holds opposite views on these issues. DO NOT VOTE for THURMOND!
COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
NO OC COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIST (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 3 - TBA

AREA 6 - TBA
RANCHO SANTIAGO COMM COLLEGE (See Below)
AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 4 - TBA

AREA 6 - TBA
SO OC COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 4 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 1 - LINDA LOBATOS - A Democrat, but a Conservative one, who supports many of the conservative issues, like growing Charter Schools. Endorsed by the Conservative Family Action PAC, who only support Pro-Life candidates.

AREA 2 - HARALD MARTIN-Incumbent. Supports parental rights. Not union supported.

AREA 5 - ANNA PIERCY
FULLERTON JT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
DIST AREA 1 - TBA

DIST AREA 4 - TBA

DIST AREA 5 - TBA
HUNTINGTON BEACH UNION HS SCHOOL DIST DUANE DISHNO and SAUL EDWARD LANKSTER (May add 1 more)
SAUL EDWARD LANKSTER - Republican candidate who is endorsed by the Conservative CA Republican Assembly's local unit. He support Charter School to give parents a greater choice.

DUANE DISHNO - Republican Incumbent
BREA OLINDA UNIF SCHOOL DIST
FULL TERM - TBA

SHORT TERM - TBA



CAPISTRANO UNIF SCHOOL DIST (See Below)
AREA 4 - TBA

AREA 6 - TBA

AREA 7 - TBA
GARDEN GROVE UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 4 - BOB HARDEN. Endorsed by the Conservative CA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY and the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC.
IRVINE UNIF SCHOOL DIST (See Below)
AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 4 - TBA
LAGUNA BEACH UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT TBA
LOS ALAMITOS UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT JEFF BARKE and DIANA HILL
JEFF BARKE - I am delighted to recommend solid Conservative JEFF BARKE. He is an incumbent that needs to be re-elected. Endorsed by the Conservative CA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY and the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC.

DIANA HILL - Comments may follow.

NEWPORT-MESA UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 4 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA

AREA 7 - TBA
ORANGE UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 4 - TBA

AREA 5 - TIM SURRIDGE-Outstanding Conservative Republican Incumbent that deserves to be re-elected. He supports Charter Schools, and opposes COMMON CORE (me, too!), and "the sex education curriculum pushed by Sacramento" per his candidate statement. He is endorsed by the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC, who only endorse pro-life candidates.

AREA 7 - RICK LEDESMA - Like TIM SURRIDGE, LEDESMA is a solid Conservative Republican Incumbent, supporting the expansion of Charter Schools, and opposes COMMON CORE and the liberal sex-ed curriculum.
PLACENTIA-YORBA LINDA UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 4 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA

SADDLEBACK VALLEY UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT GREG KUNATH (may add 1 more)
GREG KUNATH is a Conservative (and a Republican) Candidate for School Board. He opposes the awful COMMON CORE, and also opposes the current sex education curriculum that is being pushed by Sacramento Ed leaders, and support the expansion of Charter Schools. KUNATH is endorsed by the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC, who only support pro-life candidates.
SANTA ANA UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT ANGIE CANO (1 more MAY be added)
ANGIE CANO - a Republican who helped write the argument to OPPOSE the Santa Ana's School Bond on the ballot. I also oppose it. She has good qualifications to serve on the board.
TUSTIN UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 3 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
ROWLAND UNIF SCHOOL DISTRICT TBA
ANAHEIM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 2 - JEFF COLE - appears to be the better of the 2 candidates

AREA 4 - NO RECOMMENDATION

AREA 5 - SHAUN DOVE - Endorsed by the Conservative Family Action PAC
BUENA PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
CENTRALIA SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
CYPRESS SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA B - TBA

AREA C - TBA

AREA D - TBA
FOUNTAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT JIM CUNNEEN, SANDRA CRANDALL, and JENNIFER WEIMER
JIM CUNNEEN - A solid conservative Republican incumbent that deserves to be re-elected. Endorsed by the Conservative CA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY and the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC.

SANDRA CRANDALL - A life-longa Republican incumbent that supports so many of the issues that Conservatives are looking for, such as parental choice, Charter Schools or Vouchers. My research show her to be a pro-life candidate, too.

JENNIFER WEIMER - Endorsed my the Conservative CA Republican Assembly.
FULLERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 3 - TBA

AREA 4 - TBA
HUNTINGTON BEACH CITY SCHOOL DIST TBA
LA HABRA CITY SCHOOL DIST TBA
LOWELL JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT (See below)
TRUSTEE AREA 2 - BILL HINZ - Republican Incumbent who appears to be the better of the 2 candidates on the ballot. Supports charter school, a conservative issue.

TRUSTEE AREA 4 - KAREN SHAW - Republican candidate who appears to be the better of the 2 candidates. Supports the idea of Charter Schools for district.
MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 1 - TBA

AREA 2 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
OCEAN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT 1. JOHN BRISCOE 2. GRACEY VAN DER MARK 3. (1 MORE MAY BE ADDED)
JOHN BRISCOE - I have vetted and recommended John Briscoe for OVSD for many elections.

GRACEY VAN DER MARK - A Republican and solid Conservative candidate, supporting charter schools, and vouchers as options for parents/students. She has been endorsed by the Conservative Huntington Harbor Republican Assembly, the Republican Party of Orange Co, (OC GOP), and the Conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC. A great candidate with enthusiasm to serve.
SAVANNA SCHOOL DISTRICT TBA
WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT (See Below)
AREA 2 - XAVIER NGUYEN - A solid conservative young man of 25 yrs, a teacher who is working on his doctorate. Endorsed by the Conservative CA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY, too.

AREA 3 - TBA

AREA 5 - TBA
WATER, SEWER, and SANITATION DISTRICTS :
COSTA MESA SANITARY DISTRICT TBA
EAST ORANGE CO WATER DISTRICT TBA
EL TORO WATER DISTRICT TBA
IRVINE WATER DISTRICT TBA
MESA CONSOLIDATED WATER DISTRICT (See Below)
DIV 3 - TBA

DIV 4 - TBA

DIV 5 - TBA
MIDWAY CITY SANITARY DISTRICT TBA
MOULTON-NIGUEL WATER DISTRICT TBA
ORANGE CO WATER DISTRICT (See Below)
DIV 1

DIV 5

DIV 7
ROSSMOOR/LOS ALAMITOS SEWER DISTRICT TBA
MUNICIPAL WATER DIST of OC (See Below)
DIV 1 - BRETT BARBRE, Conservative Incumbent

DIV 2 - TBA

DIV 5 - TBA
SANTA MARGARITA WATER DISTRICT TBA
SERRANO WATER DISTRICT (See Below)
DIV 1 - TBA

DIV 4 - TBA
SURFSIDE COLONY STORM WATER PROTECTION DIST TBA
SUNSET BEACH SANITARY DIST TBA
TRABUCO CANYON WATER DIST TBA
YORBA LINDA WATER DISTRICT TBA
SPECIAL DISTRICT CONTESTS:
CAPISTRANO BAY COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT TBA
EMERALD BAY SERVICE DISTRICT TBA
ROSSMOOR COMM SERVICES DISTRICT TBA
SANTIAGO GEO ABATEMENT DIST TBA
SURFSIDE COLONY COMM SERVICES DIST TBA
THREE ARCH BAY COMM SERVICES DISTRICT TBA
SILVERADO-MODJESKA RECREATION/PARK DISTRICT TBA
LIBRARY DISTRICTS:
BUENA PARK LIBRARY DISTRICT TBA
PLACENTIA LIBRARY DISTRICT TBA


Propositions:
PROP 1 BONDS (Loan) to FUND HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROJECTS Strong No
PROP 1 is a BOND! A BOND is a LOAN to the State of CA, with a promise to Investors to REPAY the BOND or Loan from TAXES that CA collects over a period of 30-40 yrs. Of course, INVESTORS don't lend $$$ for FREE. They Charge INTEREST. Therefore, over the repayment period, CA REPAYS ABOUT TWICE of WHAT IT BORROWS in Bonds.

PROP 1 is to help a large array of groups of people to help them with housing. If CA had the cash, it might be a nice idea, BUT WE DON'T! Bonds says, CA really CAN'T AFFORD IT, SO LET'S BORROW INSTEAD!

I BELIEVE VIRTUALLY ALL BONDS ARE WRONG! Just like you and me, CA should NOT borrow, but LEARN TO LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS, no matter how noble the purpose.

NOTE: Between 1993 and 2018, CA voters cast ballots on 39 bond issues, approving 31 of them. I'm sorry for my grand/great grandkids, who will have to pay these off these bonds.

NO MORE DEBT! A BIG FAT NO on PROP 1!
PROP 2 - $2 BILLION BOND (Loan) to FUND HOUSING PROGRAMS for MENTALLY ILL Strong No
PROP 2 is a BOND, like PROP 1, and I am recommending a NO for same reason.

PROP 2 - Authorizes CA to BORROW $2 BILLION for homelessness prevention housing. Like PROP 1, a noble cause, but BONDS ARE WRONG and the MOST EXPENSIVE WAY TO GENERATE REVENUE.

Where does money come to help the homeless? Answer: Cut expenses and save up, just like you and me need to do. STOP THE BORROWING ADDICTION! NO on PROP 2!

FYI! As of June 1, 2018, CA had $74.2 BILLION in DEBT from Bonds.
PROP 3 - $8.8 BILLION BOND (Loan) for WATER PROJECTS Strong No
PROP 3 is ANOTHER BOND, and I'm recommending a NO for the many of the same reason as PROP 1 and 2.

PROP 3 - This one Authorized CA to BORROW $8.877 BILLION for Water-Related Infrastructure and Environmental Projects, etc.

Put the word "WATER" in a BOND Prop, and voters pass them! So far, since 1996, we have passed 8 WATER-RELATED Bond measures, totaling $29 BILLION. THIS WOULD BE THE 9TH and the BIGGEST. Just 5 mos ago in June Primary, Voters passed PROP 68 ($4 Billion) for similar purposes.

What do we have to show for the $29 Billion? Nothing that will get us more water. Dams collect our water from rain/snow melt, and none of the $29 Billion has gone to build new dams, and neither does this PROP 3. Plus, CA is NOT taking care of the dams it has. Water re-capture systems are NOT BEING BUILT, w/half our river water flowing into the ocean.

Instead of solving the real WATER issues, CA politicians pass laws to RESTRICT us users. In 2020, we will be allowed 55 gal per person per day. Then, in 2030, it will drop to 50 gal.

Where has the prev $29 Billion gone? Most to parks and recreation area, hiking trails, wildlife, and environmental projects having nothing to do with solving the State’s water shortages.

Don't give our feckless liberal Sacramento Trifecta any more money, especially BOND money to squander. You are NOT against clean drinking water if you VOTE NO!
PROP 4 - $1.5 BILLION BOND (Loan) for CONSTRUCTION/EXPANSION of CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS Strong No
PROP 4 is ANOTHER BOND! No on PROP 4 and NO on all BOND Debt.

Reminder: As of June 1, 2018, CA is in Loan/Bond debt of $74.2 Billion. NO MORE DEBT! CA is drowning in DEBT!

PROP 4 - CA would BORROW $1.5 BILLION to then award grants to CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS for construction, expansion, renovation, and equipment projects.

Is it a noble purpose? Maybe. Is the need clearly defined and critical? NO. Can CA afford to REPAY $3 Billion w/Interest to pay off decades later? Absolutely NOT!

Per DAVID WOLFE of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association: "Bonds are not free money. That’s money that is NOT spent paying off unfunded pension liabilities or funding K-12 education."


NO on PROP 4.
PROP 5 REMOVES TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS for OVER 55 Homeowners Strong Yes
A RESOUNDING YES ON PROP 5.

It would allow homeowners, age 55+, to sell their current home, purchase a replacement home (anywhere in CA), and transfer the property tax, from the home they sold, to the one they buy. Additionally, it would allow them to transfer this base-year property tax MORE THAN ONCE.

VOTE YES on PROP 5!
PROP 6 REPEALS 2017 GAS TAX Strong Yes
A BIG FAT YES! VOTE "YES" to REPEAL!

PROP 6 REPEALS Senate Bill 1, the DEM majority passed in 2017, which INCREASED CA'S tax on gasoline, and vehicle registrations.

AND JUST AS GREAT!!!!! It also AMENDS the CA constitution to REQUIRE VOTER APPROVAL of FUTURE increases in fuel and vehicle taxes/fees. A great CONTROL on our liberal TAX & SPEND DEM majority.
PROP 7 DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME No Recommendation
Researching now. Check back.
PROP 8 REGULATES KIDNEY DIALYSIS CHARGES No
PROP 8 would interfer with Medical Care in our State.

Further comments to follow.
PROP 9 - (REMOVED FROM BALLOT BY COURT ORDER) No Recommendation
NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS, OR WHY REMOVED
xPROP 10 RENT CONTROL Strong No
PROP 10 would REPEAL a reasonable CA law passed in 1995, that protects property owners from new rent-control laws and helped control radical rent controls shifts. It also helped CA cities to secure new rental construction.

The REPEAL of the '95 Costa-Hawkins Rental Act would NOT be helpful, as it would allow cities to impose RENT CONTROL LAWS, which in turn would discourage rental investment and new rental construction, and making an already tight rental market even worse!

VOTE NO on PROP 10 because it also means more Government interference in Business/Investment, rarely a good thing.

Per the HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYER ASSOC:
"PROP 10 is the wrong answer to the high price of housing. What's needed is MORE CONSTRUCTION, NOT LESS!"
xPROP 11 REQUIRES AMBULANCE EMPLOYEES to be On-Call During Breaks Yes
Comments to follow.
xPROP 12- BANS SALE OF MEAT FROM ANIMALS CONFINED IN SPACES BELOW SPECIFIED SIZES No
PROP 12 would ban the sale of meat from calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens confined in areas below a specific number of square feet.

More to follow.
xxMEAS G - Los Alamitos USD - Los Alamitos Unified School District Bond Measure No Recommendation
xxMEAS H - Newport-Mesa USD - Newport-Mesa Unified School District Trustee Term Limits No Recommendation
xxMEAS I - Santa Ana School Dist Bond No
Comments to follow.
xxMEAS J - City of Anaheim - Referendum Measure Approving Development Agreement No. 2016-00001 No Recommendation
xxMEAS L - City of Anaheim No
Initiative Ordinance to Increase Minimum Wage Payable by Certain Hospitality Industry Employers

Further Comments to Follow.
xxMEAS M - City of Cypress - Rezones 3.86 Acres Located at 5081 Orange Avenue from PS-1A Public/Semi-Public to PC Planning Community (PC-14) in Compliance with Measure D No Recommendation
xxMEAS O - City of Garden Grove - Garden Grove Public Safety/9-1-1 and Vital City Services Measure No Recommendation
xxMEAS P - City of Laguna Beach - Laguna Beach Utility Undergrounding and Fire Safety Measure No Recommendation
xxMEAS Q - City of Lake Forest - Advisory Vote Only Convert from By-District to At-Large Council Elections No Recommendation
Converts current By-District to At-Large Council Elections

xxMEAS R - City of Lake Forest At-Large City Council Elections No Recommendation
xxMEAS S - City of Lake Forest - City Council Term Limit No Recommendation
xxMEAS T - City of Newport Beach Yes
Require Voter Approval Prior to Issuing or Incurring Debt Obligations

Further Comments to Follow.
xxMEAS U - City of Placentia - 911/Essential Services No Recommendation
xxMEAS V - City of San Clemente - San Clemente, Initiative for Election of City Council Members by District No Recommendation
xxMEAS W - City of San Clemente - San Clemente, Increases in “Hotel” Guest Tax No Recommendation
xxMEAS X - City of Santa Ana - General Sales Tax Measure No
xxMEAS Y - City of Santa Ana - Commercial Cannabis Business License Tax No Recommendation
xxMEAS Z - City of Santa Ana - Charter Amendment Measure No Recommendation
xxxMEAS AA - City of Santa Ana -By Ward Elections No Recommendation
xxxMEAS BB - City of Seal Beach -Transaction and USE Fee No Recommendation
xxxMEAS CC - City of Tustin - Increase Transient Occupancy Tax No Recommendation
xxxMEAS LL - Lowell Joint SD - Lowell Joint School District No Recommendation