California Primary Election: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The California Taxpayers Union is non-partisan.  We will support any candidate or measure that supports our mission. Over the years we have supported Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians, and you will see candidates from all three parties represented below.  

Our recommendations are based on:

  • Our local knowledge of candidates and measures that align with our values of Fiscal Responsibility, Free Men, Free Markets and Limited, Constitutional Government.

  • Recommendations by Carl De Maio and his team at the De Maio Report.   His considerations match ours: opposition to tax hikes (like the dreaded Car and Gas Tax Hikes); respect for the Constitution and personal freedoms; support for small businesses and job creation; and opposition to excessive regulation.

  • Craig Huey and his Election Forum Project’s Judges Recommendations

Please pay careful attention to support the special election in the 29th District to recall Josh Newman.  Josh Newman cast the deciding vote to pass Jerry Brown’s recent Gas and Car Tax Hikes.  

Please also pay careful attention to vote no on both Pasadena Marijuana ballot measures:  Vote no to repeal the marijuana ban and vote no on the marijuana business tax.  The two are connected.  It is our opinion that the City wants marijuana legalized to increase sales tax revenues to pay for runaway salaries, benefits and pensions for city employees.

CA Primary Election Roundup: Part 2 – June 3, 2018
Mark Meuser candidate for California Secretary of State. This is an enormously important office that directly affects our entire election process. It’s time to elect a conservative to this position and purge the voter rolls of the dead and/or illegal.
Craig Huey with his judicial picks for LA County. Craig is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and publisher of a number of highly regarded newsletters.
Ken Fuller candidate for LA County Superior Court. His opponents are predictably left-wing. Ken Fuller brings a unique background of military and law enforcement experience.
Marshall Tuck  candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. This is a teacher and union dominated position. It is time to put a conservative into that office.

CA Primary Election Roundup: Part 1 – May 27, 2018
Jack Guerrero:  Candidate for California Treasurer.  Hear his story about how they have been dealing with municipal finance issues in the City of Cudahy and how that experience has prepared him for higher office.
Tom Palzer: Candidate for US Senator to replace Dianne Feinstein.  Will someone please call Forest Lawn!  Send a hearse!  She’s done!
Bruce Whitaker: Candidate for State Senate to replace Josh Newman (CA 29 Fullerton) who is up for recall.  This idiot voted with 80 other legislators to raise California gas taxes which costs the average family of four over $750 more than they were already paying. This is a very important election.
Steve Frank, editor of California Political News and Views , will review the whole ballot with his recommendations for all offices except judicial.

 


Governor
:  John Cox

Lt. Governor:  Cole Harris

Secretary of State:  Mark Meuser

Controller:  Konstantinos Roditis

Treasurer:  Jack M. Guerrero

Attorney General:  Steven Bailey

Insurance Commissioner:  Steve Poizner

State Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Marshall Tuck

U.S. Senator:   Tom Palzer

Board of Equalization, Member, District 1:  Ted Gaines

Board of Equalization, Member, District 3:  Rick Marshall

Sheriff, LA County:  Robert “Bob” Lindsey

Assessor, LA County:  John “Lower Taxes” Loew

Supervisor, 3rd District:  Eric Preven


Proposition 68:  NO

Authorizes $4.1 million Bond Funding parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaptation, Water Quality and Supply, and Flood Protection.   The State already has enough money.

Proposition 69:  NO
Requires that certain new transportation revenues be used for transportation purposes.  

Proposition 70:  NO
Requires Legislative Supermajority Vote Approving Use of Cap–And-Trade Reserve Fund.  Too many loopholes.

Proposition 71:  YES
Sets Effective Date for Ballot Measures.

Proposition 72:  YES
Permits Legislature to Exclude Newly Constructed Rain-Capture Systems From Property-Tax Reassessment Requirement.  A very good measure.


Superior Court Judge; County of Los Angeles

Office 4:  Alfred A. Coletta

Office 16:  
1st choice:  Hubert S. Yun
2nd choice:  Sydne Jane Michel

Office 20:  Mary Ann Escalante

Office 60:  Tony J. Cho

Office 63:  Malcolm Mackey

Office 67:  Dennis P. Vincent

Office 71:  David A. Berger

Office 113:  Steven Schreiner

Office 118:  Troy Davis

Office 126:  Ken Fuller

Office 146:  Emily Theresa Spear


23rd District
:  Kevin McCarthy

24th District:  Justin Fareed

25th District:  Steve Knight

26th District:  Antonio Sabato Jr.

27th District:  Beatrice I Cardenas (write in only)

28th District:  Johnny J. Nalbandian

29th District:  Benito Bernal

30th District:  Mark Reed

31st District:  Sean Flynn

32nd District:  None

33rd District:  Kenneth Weston Wright

34th District:  Angela Elise McArdle

35th District:  Christian Leonel Valiente

36th District:  Kimberlin Brown Pelzer

37th District:  Ron J. Bassilian

38th District:  Ryan Downing

39th District:  Phil Liberatore

40th District:  None

41st District:  Aja Smith

42nd District:  Ken Calvert

43rd District:  Frank T. DeMartini

44th District:  Jazmina Saavedra

45th District:  Mimi Walters

47th District:  John Briscoe

48th District:  Dana Rohrabacher


California State Senate:

18th District:  Brandon Saario

20th District:  Matthew Munson

22nd District:  Monica Garcia

24th District:  None

26th District:  Mark Matthew Herd

28th District:  Jeff Stone

29th District (Special Recall Election): YES
To recall Josh Newman
Vote for Bruce Whitaker for Replacement

A YES Vote will recall Newman whose YES vote gave Governor Brown just enough votes to pass the recent GAS TAX INCREASE.

30th District:  None

32nd District:  Rita Topalian

34th District:  Janet Nguyen


California State Assembly:

36th District:  Tom Lackey

38th District:  Dante Acosta

39th District:  Ricardo Antonio Benitez

40th District:  Henry Gomez Nickel

41th District:  Alan S. Reynolds

42nd District:  Andrew Kotyuk

44th District:  Ronda Baldwin-Kennedy

45th District:  Justin M. Clark

46th District:  Roxanne Beckford Hoge

49th District:  Burton Brink

50th District:  Duncan Hunter

51st District:  None

52nd District:  Toni Holle

53rd District:  Michael A. Lewis

54th District:  Glen Ratcliff

55th District:  Phillip Chen

56th District:  Jeff Gonzalez

57th District:  Jessica Martinez

58th District:  Mike Simpfenderfer

59th District:  Leslie Hagan-Morgan

60th District:  Bill Essayli

62nd District:  Al L. Hernandez

63rd District:  Adam J. Miller

64th District:  Anthony Perry

65th District:  Alex Coronado

66th District:  Frank A. Scotto

67th District:  Mellissa Melendez

68th District:  Steven Choi

70th District:  Honor “Mimi” Robson


Local Offices

CITY OF TORRANCE

Mayor:  Tom Brewer 

City Council (Vote for only 2. You could vote for 3, but we only recommend these two):
Aurelio Mattucci 
George Chen 

City Clerk:  Rebecca Poirier 

City Treasurer:  Dana Cortez 

CITY OF ROLLING HILLS ESTATES

City Council:
Robert Medawar 
Britt Huff 

CITY OF PASADENA

Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees

Trustee Area 1:  Ross S. Selvidge


MEASURES

City of Rolling Hills Estates Measure A:  Yes
Business License Tax Adjustment

City of Long Beach Measure M:  No
Long Beach Utility Funds Transfer Charter Amendment

City of Glendale Measure P:  Yes
Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Huntington Park Measure S:  No
Sales Tax Increase

City of Burbank Measure T:  No
Utility Funds Transfer Charter Amendment

City of Burbank Measure V:  Yes
Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Burbank Measure Y:  Yes
Burbank Unified School District Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Pasadena Measure AA:  Yes
Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Pasadena Measure BB:  Yes
Pasadena Unified School District Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Pasadena Measure CC:  No
Repeal of Marijuana Ban

Measure DD:  No
Marijuana Business Tax

City of Claremont Measure SC:  No
Police Building Bond Issue

City of Inglewood Measure SE:  Yes
Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Inglewood Measure ID:  Yes
Inglewood Unified School District Election Procedures Charter Amendment

City of Monrovia Measure TT:  No
Transient Occupancy Tax Increase

City of Temple City Measure VP:  Yes
Election Procedures Charter Amendment

Wiseburn Unified School District Measure W:  No
Bond Issue

Beverly Hills Unified School District Measure BH:  No
Bond Issue

Hawthorne Elementary School District Measure HSD:  No
Bond Issue

Little Lake City School District Measure LL:  No
Parcel Tax Renewal

Manhattan Beach Unified School District Measure MB:  No
Parcel Tax

CA Primary Election Roundup: Part 2 – To Air June 3, 2018
Mark Meuser candidate for California Secretary of State. This is an enormously important office that directly affects our entire election process. It’s time to elect a conservative to this position and purge the voter rolls of the dead and/or illegal.
Craig Huey with his judicial picks for LA County. Craig is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and publisher of a number of highly regarded newsletters.
Ken Fuller candidate for LA County Superior Court. His opponents are predictably left-wing. Ken Fuller brings a unique background of military and law enforcement experience.
Marshall Tuck  candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction. This is a teacher and union dominated position. It is time to put a conservative into that office.

CA Primary Election Roundup: Part 1 – May 27, 2018
Jack Guerrero:  Candidate for California Treasurer.  Hear his story about how they have been dealing with municipal finance issues in the City of Cudahy and how that experience has prepared him for higher office.
Tom Palzer: Candidate for US Senator to replace Dianne Feinstein.  Will someone please call Forest Lawn!  Send a hearse!  She’s done!
Bruce Whitaker: Candidate for State Senate to replace Josh Newman (CA 29 Fullerton) who is up for recall.  This idiot voted with 80 other legislators to raise California gas taxes which costs the average family of four over $750 more than they were already paying. This is a very important election.
Steve Frank, editor of California Political News and Views , will review the whole ballot with his recommendations for all offices except judicial.