Official Voter Guide.

See below for our official endorsement recommendations in the November 2022 General election.

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Federal + State + County

U.S. Senate

Alex Padilla – Short Term
Alex Padilla – Full Term  

U.S. House of Representatives

Linda Sánchez – District 38
Dr. Asif Mahmood – District 40
Jay Chen – District 45
Lou Correa – District 46
Katie Porter – District 47
Mike Levin – District 49

Statewide

Gavin Newsom – Governor
Eleni Kounalakis – Lt. Governor
Shirley Weber – Secretary of State
Rob Bonta – Attorney General
Fiona Ma – Treasurer
Malla Cohen – Controller
Ricardo Lara – Insurance Commissioner
Mike Schaefer – Board of Equalization, D4

CA Senate

Bob Archuleta – District 30
Brian Nash – District 32
Tom Umberg – District 34
Kim Carr – District 36
Catherine Blakespear District 38

CA Assembly

Blanca Pacheco – District 64
Sharon Quirk-Silva – District 67
Avelino Valencia – District 68
Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen – District 70
Judie Mancuso – District 72
Cottie Petrie-Norris – District 73
Chris Duncan – District 74

CA Propositions

PROP. 1 YES

Places fundamental right to abortion & the right to contraceptives in the CA Constitution.

PROP. 26 Neutral
Authorizes new types of gambling.

PROP. 27 NO
Out-of-state corporations.take 90% of money. No real CA investment or jobs. More than 50 CA tribes oppose.

PROP. 28 YES
Ensures ALL students in public schools get arts + music education without raising taxes.

PROP. 29 YES
Protects dialysis patients by increasing clinic safety measures.

PROP. 30 YES
Prevents wildfires + reduces tailpipe pollution. Lower climate emissions, cleaner air.

PROP. 31 YES
Protects kids from Big Tobacco by ending the sale of candy-flavored tobacco & menthols.

Orange County Board of Supervisors

Vicente Sarmiento – District 2
Sunny Park – District 4
Katrina Foley – District 5

Orange County Superior Court

Michele Bell – Superior Court Judge Office #30

Municipal

Aliso Viejo

Tiffany Ackley – City Council
Payal Avellan – City Council  

Anaheim

Ashleigh Aitken – Mayor
Carlos León – City Council District 2
Al Jabbar
 – City Council District 3
Hari Lal – City Council DIstrict 6

Buena Park

Joyce Ahn – City Council District 1
Jose Trinidad Castañeda – City Council District 2
Connor Traut – City Council DIstrict 5

Costa Mesa

John Stephens – Mayor
Andrea Marr – City Council District 3
Manuel Chavez – City Council District 4
Arlis Reynolds – City Council District 5 

Cypress

David Burke – City Council
Helen Le – City Council

Fountain Valley

Rudy Huebner – City Council
Cindy Cao – City Council

Fullerton

Shana Charles – City Council District 3
Ahmad Zahra – City Council District 5

Huntington Beach

Oscar Rodriguez – City Council
Gina Clayton-Tarvin – City Council
Kenneth Inouye – City Council
Jill Hardy – City Council
Scott Field – City Attorney

Irvine

Farrah Khan – Mayor
Larry Agran – City Council 
Kathleen Treseder – City Council 

La Habra

Daren Nigsarian – City Council, Short Term
Michelle Bernier – City Council, Regular Term   

Laguna Beach

Alex Rounaghi – City Council

Laguna Hills

Parshan Khosravi – City Council
(vote for 1!)

Laguna Niguel

Stephanie Oddo – City Council
(vote for 1!)

Laguna Woods

Annie McCary – City Council

La Palma

Janet Conklin – City Council
(vote for 1!)

Mission Viejo

Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik – City Council District 1
Stacy Holmes – City Council District 2
Cynthia Vasquez – City Council District 3
Jonathan Miller – City Council District 5

Orange

Jason White – City Council District 1

Rancho Santa Margarita

Ken Dixon – City Council
(vote for 1!)

Santa Ana

Sal Tinajero – Mayor
Benjamin Vazquez – City Council Ward 2
Amalia Mejia – City Council Ward 4
Manny Escamilla – City Council Ward 6

San Clemente

Dennis Kamp – City Council
Donna Vidrine – City Council
Mark Enmeier – City Council

San Juan Capistrano

Paul Lopez – City Council District 3

Seal Beach

Joe Kalmick – City Council District 1
Stephanie Wade – City Council District 3 

Stanton

Donald Torres – City Council District 1

Tustin

Rebecca “Beckie” Gomez – Mayor
Frank Gomez – City Council District 3 

Education Boards

Anaheim Union High School District Trustee

Billie Joe Wright – Trustee Area 1

Anaheim Elementary School District

Juan Álvarez – Trustee Area 2

Buena Park School District

Brenda Estrada – Trustee Area 4

Capistrano Unified School District

Gary Pritchard – Trustee Area 4
Jeanette Contreras – Trustee Area 7

Coast Community College District

Jim Moreno – Trustee Area 1

Cypress School District

Kyle Chang – Trustee Area C

Fountain Valley School District

Eileen Maeda – Trustee
Megan Irvine – Trustee
Phu Nguyen – Trustee

Fullerton Elementary School District

Ruthi Hanchett –  Trustee Area 4

Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Lauren Klatzker – Trustee Area 4

Garden Grove Unified School District

Mark Anthony Paredes – Trustee Area 2

Huntington Beach Union High School District

Christine Hernandez – Trustee
Bonnie Castrey – Trustee

Irvine Unified School District

Katie McEwen – Trustee Area 2

La Habra City School District

Cynthia Aguirre – Trustee
Adam Rogers – Trustee
Emily Pruitt – Trustee

Los Alamitos Unified School District

Marlys Davidson – Trustee Area 1

Lowell Joint School District

Esther Evangelista – Trustee Area 4

Newport Mesa Unified School District

Michelle Murphy – Trustee Area 2

Ocean View School District

Jack Souders – Trustee

Orange Unified School District

Kristin Erickson – Trustee Area 5

Rancho Santiago Community College District

John Hanna – Trustee Area 2

Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Dan Walsh – Trustee Area 1

Santa Ana Unified School District

Katie Brazer Aceves – Trustee Area 4

Savanna School District

Elizabeth Winkler – Trustee Area 2

South Orange County Community College District

Ryan Dack – Trustee Area 6

Water + Sanitation Boards

Irvine Ranch Water District

Soha Vazirnia – Director Area 3

Mesa Water District

Shayanne Wright Director Area 5

Midway City Sanitary District

Sergio Contreras – Director Area 2

Moulton Niguel Water District

Lily McGill – Director (vote for 1!)

Municipal Water District of Orange County

Randall Crane – Director Area 5

Ballot Measures

Aliso Viejo

Measure G – YES
Measure I – YES

Huntington Beach

Measure L – YES
Measure M – YES
Measure N – YES
Measure O – YES

Laguna Beach

Measure S – YES

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