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From Election Forum.  The following below is a voter’s guide for Los Angeles County, the rest of the state can be accessed from their website.

Ratings:

Every candidate is considered after thorough research; we also have a questionnaire for candidates to complete.

  • thumb upthumb upthumb up : Strongest endorsement for values voters
  • thumb upthumb up : Above average
  • thumb up : Better than opponent, vote represents “lesser of two evils”
  • No Endorsement: We either oppose the candidates or have found no reason to support a candidate. If you don’t vote for a candidate or issue, all your other votes still count.

Note: Historically third party candidates and write—in candidates do not win statewide elections in California. Click here to see article on Voting Your Christian Values.

Statewide Offices, Governor, Senator, CA Supreme Court, etc.

President

President of the United States; Democractic Party

  • Barack Obama, Democratic

President of the United States; Republican Party Party

  • Charles Roemer, III, Republican
  • Ron Paul, Republican
  • Newt Gingrich, Republican
  • Rick Santorum, Republican
  • Mitt Romney, Republican
  • Fred Krager, Republican

President of the United States; American Independent Party

  • Edward Noonan, American Independent
  • Laurie Roth, American Independent
  • Mad Max Riekse, American Independent

President of the United States; Green Party

  • Jill Stein, Green
  • Kent Mesplay, Green
  • Roseanne Barr, Green

President of the United States; Libertarian Party

  • Gary Johnson, Libertarian
  • James Ogle, Libertarian
  • Bill Still, Libertarian
  • R. J. Harris, Libertarian
  • Roger Gray, Libertarian
  • Lee Wrights, Libertarian
  • Barbara Waymire, Libertarian
  • Scott Keller, Libertarian
  • Carl Person, Libertarian

President of the United States; Peace and Freedom Party

  • Ross Anderson, Peace and Freedom
  • Stephen Durham, Peace and Freedom
  • Stewart Alexander, Peace and Freedom

United States Senator

  • Kabiruddin, Ali, Peace and Freedom
  • Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
  • Elizabeth Emken, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Oscar Braun, Republican
  • Colleen Fernald, Democratic
  • Daniel Hughes, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Dirk Konopik, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • John Boruff, Republican
  • Robert Lauten, Republican
  • Al Ramirez, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Michael Strimling, Democratic
  • Orly Taitz, Republican
  • Rick Williams, Republican
  • Phillip Conlon, Republican
  • Nachum Shifren, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Rogelio Gloria, Republican
  • Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom
  • Nak Shah, Democratic
  • Don Krampe, Republican
  • Dennis Jackson, Republican
  • Don Grundmann, American Independent
  • Gail Lightfoot, Libertarian
  • David Levitt, Democratic
  • Diane Stewart, Democratic

US Congress by District

United States Representative; District 23

  • Terry Phillips
  • Eric Parker, Republican
  • Kevin McCarthy, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

United States Representative; District 25

  • Lee Rogers, Democratic
  • Howard McKeon, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • Dante Acosta, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • Catherine Wright, Republican

United States Representative; District 26

  • Linda Parks
  • Jess Herrera, Democratic
  • Albert Goldberg, Democratic
  • Julia Brownley, Democratic
  • David Thayne, Democratic
  • Tony Strickland, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

United States Representative; District 27

  • Robert Duran, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • Judy Chu, Democratic
  • Jack Orswell, Republican

United States Representative; District 28

  • Jenny Worman, Republican
  • Massie Munroe, Democratic
  • Garen Mailyan, Republican
  • Sal Genovese, Democratic
  • Jonathan Kalbfeld, Democratic
  • Adam Schiff, Democratic
  • Phil Jennerjahn, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

United States Representative; District 29

  • David Hernandez thumbsup thumbsup
  • Tony Cardenas, Democratic
  • Richard Valdez, Democratic

United States Representative; District 30

  • Susan Shelley, Republican
  • Navraj Singh, Republican
  • Vince Gilmore, Democratic
  • Brad Sherman, Democratic
  • Howard Berman, Democratic
  • Mark Reed, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Michael Powelson, Green

United States Representative; District 32

  • G. Gonzalez, Democratic
  • David Miller, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • Grace Napolitano, Democratic

United States Representative; District 33

  • David Steinman, Green
  • William Bloomfield, Jr. thumbsup
  • Timothy Pape, Democratic
  • Christopher David, Republican thumbsup
  • Steve Collett, Libertarian thumbsup
  • Bruce Margolin, Democratic
  • Henry Waxman, Democratic
  • Zein Obagi, Democratic thumbsup

United States Representative; District 34

  • Stephen Smith, Republican thumbsup
  • Howard Johnson, Peace and Freedom
  • Xavier Becerra, Democratic

United States Representative; District 35

  • Gloria McLeod, Democratic
  • Joe Baca, Democratic
  • Anthony Vieyra, Green thumbsup

United States Representative; District 37

  • Karen Bass, Democratic

United States Representative; District 38

  • Benjamin Campos, Republican thumbsup
  • Jorge Robles, Republican thumbsup
  • Linda Sánchez, Democratic

United States Representative; District 39

  • Ed Royce, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • Jay Chen, Democratic
  • D’Marie Mulattieri

United States Representative; District 40

  • David Sanchez, Democratic
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, Democratic

United States Representative; District 42

  • Ken S. Calvert, Republican thumbsupthumbsup
  • Eva S. Johnson, Republican thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Clayton Thibodeau, Republican thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup

United States Representative; District 43

  • Maxine Waters, Democratic
  • Bob Flores, Democratic thumbsup

United States Representative; District 44

  • Janice Hahn, Democratic
  • Laura Richardson, Democratic

Unites States Representative; District 45

  • John Webb, Republicanthumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • John Campbell, Republican
  • Sukhee Kang, Democrat

United States Representative; District 47

  • Steve Foley, Republican
  • Alan Lowenthal, Democratic
  • Jay Shah, Democratic
  • Gary DeLong, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Sanford Kahn, Republican
  • Steven Kuykendall, Republican
  • Peter Mathews, Democratic
  • Usha Shah, Democratic

State Assembly

Assembly; District 35

  • Gerald “Gerry” Manata, Democrat
  • K.H. “Katcho” Achadjian, Republican thumbsupthumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 36

  • Thomas Lackey, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Steve Fox, Democratic
  • Ron Smith, Republican thumbsup thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 38

  • Edward Headington, Democratic
  • Patricia McKeon, Republican
  • Paul Strickland, Republican
  • Scott Wilk, Republican thumbsup thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 39

  • Omar Cuevas, Republican thumbsup
  • Raul Bocanegra, Democratic
  • John Paul Lindblad, Green
  • Richard Alarcon, Democratic
  • Ricardo Benitez, Republican thumbsup
  • Margie Carranza, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 41

  • Ed Colton, Republican
  • Michael Cacciotti, Democratic
  • Donna Lowe, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • Victoria Rusnak, Democratic
  • Chris Holden, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 43

  • Mike Gatto, Democratic
  • Greg Krikorian, Republican thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 44

  • Eileen MacEnery, Democratic
  • Jeffrey Gorell, Republican thumbsup
  • Thomas Mullens, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 45

  • Bob Blumenfield, Democratic
  • Chris Kolski, Republican thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 46

  • Jay Stern, Republican thumbsup thumbsup
  • Adrin Nazarian, Democratic
  • Andrew Lachman, Democratic
  • Adriano Lecaros, Democratic
  • Laurette Healey, Democratic
  • Brian Johnson, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 48

  • Michael Meza
  • Roger Hernandez, Democratic
  • Joe Gardner, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 49

  • Matthew Lin, Republican thumbsup
  • Edwin Chau, Democratic
  • Mitchell Ing, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 50

  • Richard Bloom, Democratic
  • Torie Osborn, Democratic
  • Betsy Butler, Democratic
  • Bradly Torgan, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 51

  • Oscar Gutierrez, Democratic
  • Arturo Chavez, Democratic
  • Luis Lopez, Democratic
  • Jimmy Gomez, Democratic
  • Richard Friedberg, Democraticthumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 52

  • Norma Torres, Democratic
  • Ray Moors, Democratic
  • Paul Avila, Democratic
  • Kenny Coble, Republican thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 53

  • Michael Aldapa, Democratic
  • John Pérez, Democratic
  • Roger Young, Democratic
  • Jose Aguilar, Republican thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 54

  • Keith McCowen, Republican thumbsup
  • Holly Mitchell, Democratic
  • Ed Nicoletti, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 55

  • Gregg Fritchle, Democratic
  • Curt Hagman, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 56

  • Corky Reynaga-Emett, Republican thumbsupthumbsup
  • V. Manuel Perez, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 57

  • Rudy Bermudez, Democratic
  • Ian Calderon, Democratic
  • Noel Jaimes, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 58

  • Sultan Ahmad, Democratic
  • Cristina Garcia, Democratic
  • Daniel Crespo, Democratic
  • Patricia Kotze-Ramos, Republican thumbsup
  • Luis Marquez, Democratic
  • Tom Calderon, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 59

  • Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Democratic
  • Greg Akili, Democratic
  • Rodney Robinson, Democratic
  • Armenak Nouridjanian, Democratic
  • Gertrude Holmes-Magee, Democratic thumbsup

Member of the State Assembly; District 60

  • Jeff Miller, Republican (Incumbent) thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Stan Skipworth, Republican thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • JosÉ Luis Pérez, Democratic
  • Eric Linder, Republican
  • Greg Kraft, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 61

  • Joe Ludwig, Republican
  • Fredy R. De Leon
  • Bill Batey, Republican
  • Jose Medina, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 62

  • Steven Bradford, Democratic
  • Mervin Evans, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 63

  • Jack Guerrero, Republicanthumbsup
  • Diane Martinez, Democratic
  • Cathrin Sargent, Democratic
  • Anthony Rendon, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 64

  • Isadore Hall, III, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 66

Since I am a candidate in this particular race, Election Forum will abstain from posting ratings or recommendations.—Craig Huey

  • Craig Huey, Republican
  • Nathan Mintz, Republican
  • Al Muratsuchi, Democratic

Member of the State Assembly; District 70

  • Bonnie Lowenthal, Democratic
  • Martha Flores Gibson, Republican thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup

State Senate

State Senator; District 21

  • Star Moffatt, Democratic
  • Steve Knight, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

State Senator; District 23

  • Melissa O’Donnell, Democratic
  • Bill Emmerson, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

State Senator; District 25

  • Ameenah Fuller, Democratic
  • Gilbert Gonzales, Republican thumbsup
  • Carol Liu, Democratic

State Senator; District 27

  • Fran Pavley, Democratic
  • Todd Zink, Republican thumbsup thumbsup

State Senator; District 29

  • Greg Diamond, Democratic
  • Robert Huff, Republican thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

State Senator; District 33

  • Ricardo Lara, Democratic

State Senator; District 35

  • Charlotte Svolos, Republican thumbsup
  • Paul Butterfield, Democratic
  • Roderick Wright, Democratic

Judicial

Electionforum.org ranks every aspect of a judicial candidate’s record on a scale of 1 (most activist) to 10 (most constructionist).

Nothing is overlooked, from a judge’s rulings to on-the-record statements to American Bar Association ratings. We also look at their stated positions and contributions as well as who’s endorsing them.

Finally, each judge’s career is considered from a bird’s-eye view. Experience. Integrity. Commitment to community. We even personally talk to the candidates.

Ratings:

Judicial Index Average

Judicial Index Average
Judicial Activist Strict Constructionist
  • Positions
  • Contributions
  • Rulings
  • Statements

Qualifications

Qualifications
Unqualified Very Qualified
  • Experience
  • Reputation
  • Integrity
  • American Bar
    Association
    ratings

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 3

  • Craig Gold – 4
  • Laurence N. Kaldor – 4
  • Sean D. Coen – 5
  • Joe Escalante – 4

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 10

  • Kim Smith – 6
  • Sanjay T. Kumar – 7

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 38

  • Lynn Diane Olson – 3
  • Douglas W. Weitzman – 4

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 65

  • Matt Schonbrun – 4
  • Shannon Knight – 5
  • Andrea C. Thompson – 8

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 78

  • Kenneth R. Hughey – 9
  • James D. Otto – 5

Judge of the Superior Court; County of Los Angeles; Office 114

  • Eric Harmon – 5
  • Berj Parseghian – 7
  • Ben M. Brees – 1

County

District Attorney; County of Los Angeles

  • John L. Breault, III
  • Jackie Lacey
  • Alan Jackson thumbsup thumbsup
  • Danette E. Meyers
  • Carmen Trutanich
  • Bobby Grace

Supervisor; County of Los Angeles; Supervisorial District 2

  • Mark Ridley-Thomas

Supervisor; County of Los Angeles; Supervisorial District 5

  • Michael D. Antonovich thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
  • M. A. C. “Maestro” Enriquez-Marquez
  • Raj Pal Kahlon

Special District

Member, Board of Directors; Central Basin Municipal Water District; Division 1

  • Ed Vasquez
  • James B. Roybal
  • Yvette Lizette Silva thumbsup

Member, Board of Directors; Central Basin Municipal Water District; Division 4

  • Rudy C. Montalvo
  • Leticia Vasquez

Member, Board of Directors; Central Basin Municipal Water District; Division 5

  • Tony Mendoza
  • Jay W. Gray
  • Phillip D. Hawkins

Party Committee—most districts not researched

Member, Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Los Angeles; Assembly District 43 (7 Elected)

  • Judith Durning
  • Ryan Ford
  • Lenore Solis
  • Mary “Mell” Flynn
  • Mark Vafiades
  • Dale Samson
  • Chance Glasco
  • Nicholas Paul Renzi
  • Victor Phillip Alkana
  • D. “Doffie” Lewis
  • Linda P. Sheffield
  • William E. Saracino thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Ben Jones
  • Elliott Graham

Member, Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Los Angeles; Assembly District 48 (7 Elected)

  • Robert B. Ewing
  • David Miller
  • Starret J. Meyer
  • Marlene F. Osborn
  • Judy Marie Nelson
  • Valerie R. Evans
  • Peggy A. Mew
  • Sheena Lynn Ewing
  • Kathy Howard
  • Jorge Huaman
  • Kevin Stapleton
  • Mike Spence thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup

Member, Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Los Angeles; Assembly District 58 (7 Elected)

  • Grace Hu thumbsupthumbsup
  • Allen G. Wood thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Haridas Terhanian
  • Jo Marie Johnson
  • Sergio Estevez
  • Dan N. Cristea
  • Paul Kim
  • Rick Royse
  • Matt S. Kauble

Member, Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Los Angeles; Assembly District 62 (7 Elected)

  • Marco Antonio “Tony” Leal
  • Julius D. Wilson thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Carl Frederick Davis, Jr. thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Douglas G. Ehlers
  • Maureen Johnson thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Dale A. Wallace
  • Jennifer Tyler
  • David J. Picard
  • Mary Miller
  • Carol L. Cole
  • Gabriel Dibble

Member, Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Los Angeles; Assembly District 66 (7 Elected)

  • David Frederick Hadley thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Bryan Wayne Matthews
  • Patricia O. Lagrelius
  • Kenneth Martin Adler
  • William L. Schmidt thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Kenneth A. Hartley
  • Paul A. Contreras
  • Steve Redlich thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Kim Mac Mullan
  • Ketnapa Siri
  • John H. Nunn
  • Paul M. Nowatka
  • Larry E. Jones
  • Laine Truelove McNally
  • John J. Parsons
  • G. Rick Marshall thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Kyle D. Ebersole

Member, Republican Party County Central Committee; County of Los Angeles; Assembly District 70 (7 Elected)

  • Lydia Gutierrez thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Nancy Jean Sciortino
  • Davina M. Keiser
  • Dave Najar
  • Charles R. Eldred, Jr. thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Mark A. Voelker
  • John Fer thumbsupthumbsupthumbsup
  • Tina M. Thompson

Local Measures

City of Compton

NO Measure B City Council District Formation — City of Compton (Charter Amendment – Majority Approval Required)

County of Los Angeles

NO Measure H L.A. County Hotel Occupancy Tax Continuation Measure — County of Los Angeles (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)

City of Los Angeles

NO Measure L L.A. County Landfill Tax Continuation Measure — City of Los Angeles (Ordinance – Majority Approval Required)

City of Pasadena

YES Measure A Formation of Geographic Sub-Districts Within Pasadena Unified School District — City of Pasadena (Charter Amendment – Majority Approval Required)

NO Measure CK School Improvement Funding — Sulphur Springs Union Elementary School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)

NO Measure CO School Improvement Funding — Charter Oak Unified School District (School Bonds – 55% Approval Required)

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