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By: Nancy Sandoval

Thank you for visiting NANCYSPICKS.COM, Providing CONSERVATIVE Orange County Ballot Picks to Help the Busy Conservative Voter for over 20 years.

THE NEXT REGULAR ELECTION IS JUNE 5, 2018.

IF MY SITE IS HELPFUL, PLEASE SHARE W/OTHERS!

MY COMPLETE RECOMMENDATIONS will be available 3-4 weeks prior to that election. However, I "PUBLISH" as I do the research, and have lots posted already.

IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: DO NOT VOTE EARLY! Be patient! Often pertinent information does not come out until late in campaign. If you VOTE-BY-MAIL, wait and complete & mail ballot a few days before JUNE 5, 2018 Election.

FYI: Research is 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: May 21, 2018 is Deadline to vote in June Election.
Note: If you moved, you NEED to re-register. Unsure? Re-register.
Go to: OCVote.com/registration. Last day to register to vote in June 5 election is May 21.

TO VOTE-BY-MAIL: Fill out form on your sample ballot.
OR GO TO: OCVote.com/Vote-by-Mail to make request. Vote-by-Mail Registration Deadline is May 29.

WANT TO DO YOUR OWN BALLOT RESEARCH? GO TO:

COMING SOON! 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:
COMING SOON!CAVoterGuide.org

CARepublicanPartyPlatform
Ballotpedia.org/CA
OCVote.com
SmartVoter.org
Craig Huey's OC Vote Guide: ElectionForum.org

COMING SOON:ConservativeCraigAlexandersVoteRecommendations
COMING SOON: ConservativeKathyDittnersBallotRecommendations

OfficialCAVoterInformationGuide
HowardJarvisTaxpayerAssociation
FLASH REPORT
EasyVoterGuide


Offices:
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
US SENATE FOR CA TOM PALZER (R)
TOM PALZER is a solid CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE, and has been endorsed by the Conservative CA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY.

PALZER is spear-heading the drive to change CA primary vote system BACK to how it was BEFORE Prop 14 passed. that is, that the top vote getters in EVERY PARTY would appear on ballot in General Election. Right now, it is the top 2, period, regardless of party. DUMB CA Voters (ok, "ill-informed"!) voted for Prop 14 in 2010 that brought in this AWFUL, HORRIBLE, UNFAIR system.

Also, about PALZER, he supports:
--Fully fund National Defense
--Seal our borders
--Continue Economic achievements of Pres TRUMP
--Reorganize Dept. of Vet Affairs, Education, and IRS
--Supports Israel and Sanctions on N Korea
--Pro-Life
--Pro-2nd Amendment
--Place moratorium on Immigration

NOTE: Realistically, the possibility of having 2 DEMS running in NOV General Election is high and so wrong. 84 yr old DIANNE FEINSTEIN, a CA Senator since '92 is running for re-election. But, CA DEM Party don't think she is LIBERAL ENOUGH, and have endorsed far-left, KEVIN DE LEON. W/the REPUBLICANS, basically conceding this office, it will probably be 2 DEM on ballot in NOV. Ugh!

VOTE TOM PALZER! We are called to do what is right (and be obedient), not successful.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 38th DIST RYAN DOWNING (R)
RYAN DOWNING is the best of the 2, running an uphill battle against Liberal Democrat, LINDA SANCHEZ, sister to LORETTA SANCHEZ (who ran for US Senate, losing to Kamala Harris in 2016)
US REPRESENTATIVE - 39th DIST SHAWN NELSON (R)
The 39th is one of the 4 OC Congressional seats that DEMS are targeting and must be retained w/an "R".

With Congressman Ed ROYCE retiring, who served the 39th well, this is an excellent opportunity to keep the legacy going, but w/ fresh, energetic blood.

SHAWN NELSON is that new, fresh, energetic blood needed, and is by far the BEST CANDIDATE to keep this seat CONSERVATIVE RED.

Per State SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH who worked w/SUPERVISOR NELSON, when MOORLACH was an OC Supervisor, Moorlach says of Shawn, "He is one of the brightest! He is sharp, articulate, and brings the legal background and experience, to be a superb Congressman. . . . I am honored to endorse this amazing public servant."

Do not be swayed by the fact that Ed ROYCE has endorsed another Republican candidate, Young KIM. KIM worked for ROYCE. She is a good candidate, as is PHIL LIBERTORE. I have recommended both of them, in the past. However, in my opinion, just not THE BEST of those available in the 39th, at this time,

Shawn NELSON is exactly the type of energetic "bull-dog" we need in Congress. VOTE SHAWN NELSON for 39th District, and spread the word.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 45th DIST MIMI WALTERS (R)
Comments to follow
US REPRESENTATIVE - 46th DIST RESEARCHING
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.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 48th DIST SCOTT BAUGH (R)
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 49th DIST DIANE HARKEY (R)
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
STATE GOVERNMENT:
GOVERNOR RESEARCHING below 2 candidates
There are a whopping 27 candidates on the ballot for Governor. I have whittled my recommendation down to 2, either, JOHN COX, a solid Conservative businessman, or TRAVIS ALLEN, another solid conservative, currently an OC Assemblyman.

Either COX or ALLEN would be light-years better than the 2 DEM front-runners, GAVIN NEWSOM, the current LT GOVERNOR, or ANTONIO VILLAIRIGOSA, the former MAYOR of LA.

I will have to see how it plays out in the next month to make final decision. So far, most polls have COX in 3rd and ALLEN in 5th, behind the 2 DEMS, but that could change. The one lowest in the polls should drop out, but that may be too NOBLE. It would be the best chance to have a Conservative come Nov.

Anyway, check back in May!
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAVID HERNANDEZ (R)
DAVID HERNANDEZ is endorsed by the Conservative CA Republican Assembly.

FURTHER COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
SECRETARY OF STATE MARK MEUSER (R)
Solid CONSERVATIVE and very qualified for this position. Additional comments to follow.
CONTROLLER RESEARCHING
TREASURER JACK GUERRERRO
ATTORNEY GENERAL JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (R)
A well-qualified conservative candidate for Attorney General, Bailey is currently a Superior Court judge in El Dorado County, but has a wide and diverse background in CA LAW . Endorsed by tons of the Conservatives, including the CA Republican Assembly, my favorite conservatives, Senator JOHN MOORLACH, Congressman TOM McCLINTOCK, and Assemblyman MATT HARPER to name just a few.

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

Tell all you know to VOTE for the JUDGE, STEVEN BAILEY!
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER RESEARCHING
STATE BOARD of EQUALIZATION - 4TH Dist RESEARCHING
STATE SENATOR - 29nd Dist (SPECIAL RECALL ELECTION) YES to Recall JOSH NEWMAN (Recommendation of NEWMAN'S REPLACEMENT TO FOLLOW)
This is a MUST-WIN RECALL VOTE to oust JOSH NEWMAN (D).

A YES Vote will RECALL (D) NEWMAN who voted to increase the recent GAS TAX. His Nov 2016 narrow victory over LING LING CHANG gave the DEMOCRATS their SUPER 2/3 MAJORITY to pass the GAS TAX, and ANY future taxes without needing a single REPUBLICAN vote .

Therefore, if RECALL LOSES, the DEMS will retain their SUPER MAJORITY in the CA Senate, to do whatever they want.

There are 2 viable GOP candidates to replace NEWMAN, if recall is successful. LING LING CHANG is running again, and Fullerton's mayor, BRUCE WHITAKER. Still researching these 2, and TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
STATE SENATOR - 32nd Dist RESEARCHING
STATE SENATOR - 34th Dist JANET NGUYEN (R)
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
STATE SENATOR - 36th Dist PAT BATES (R)
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 55 PHILLIP CHEN (R)
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 65 DR. ALEXANDRIA CORONADO (R)
SOLID CONSERVATIVE, smart, and well qualified to serve in the Assembly. Endorsed by (my favorite!) CA SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH, and many more conservatives. More comments to follow on Dr. CORONADO.

THIS IS A MUST WIN SEAT! The loss of this seat in 2016 to Democrat SHARON QUIRK-SILVA was one the GOP losses that handed the DEMS their current 2/3 SUPER MAJORITY.

TELL ALL IN AD #65 TO VOTE FOR DR. ALEXANDRIA CORONADO!
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 68 STEVEN CHOI
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 69 RESEARCHING
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 72 RESEARCHING
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 73 BILL BROUGH (R)
Assemblyman BROUGH has been in this office since 2014. In checking his votes, he has voted CONSISTENTLY CONSERVATIVE on both fiscal and social votes, and deserves to be re-elected.

STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 74 MATT HARPER (R)
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
STATE SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS (See under SCHOOLS)
COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
OC SUPERVIOR - 4th Dist RESEARCHING
OC SUPERVISOR - 5th Dist RESEARCHING
OC ASSESSOR CLAUDE PARRISH
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW.
OC AUDITOR-CONTROLLER ERIC WOOLERY
While this is a non-partisan race, ERIC WOOLERY is a Conservative Republican, running for re-election after first winning the position 4 years ago.

WOOLERY is a CPA w/extensive background in private and government finances and oversight, and has earned a reputation of doing the job w/ integrity and diligence.

He has been endorsed by MANY Conservative groups/individuals, including:
-Orange County Taxpayers Association
-Republican Party of Orange County
-California Republican Assembly

While some counties are combining this position with the County Treasurer's Dept, WOOLERY believes strongly the office is needed to remain distinctly independent, so that nothing like OC's 1994 Bankruptcy ever happens again. In general, I support smaller government, but in this case I agree w/ WOOLERY.
COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER RESEARCHING
DISTRICT ATTORNEY-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR RESEARCHING
SHERIFF-CORONER RESEARCHING
Researching this office further, so "stay-tuned".

It is between DON BARNES and DAVID HARRINGTON. THIS IS A HARD ONE, after researching and hearing them both speak on numerous occasions! Both are REPUBLICANS, conservatives, articulate, and w/solid backgrounds to do the job and 29 and 30 years in law enforcement, respectively.
TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR RESEARCHING
RESEARCHING.







SUPREME COURT and APPELLATE JUDGE ELECTIONS:

BACKGROUND: SUPREME COURT and COURT OF APPEALS Judges are APPOINTED by the current governor, after the CALIFORNIA COMMISSION on JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS (CCJA) investigates prospective appointees for qualifications and fitness and makes recommendations to the governor. A governor is NOT bound by their recommendations. Ultimately, however, the CCJA must APPROVE or VETO the appointment by majority vote.

APPOINTED JUDGES, who wish to retain their seat, however, must participate in a YES or NO "Retention Election" at the NEXT Governor's election. If they win the election, they can then serve for 12 more years.

FYI, I strongly support the extensive research of CRAIG HUEY! I used to spend many days at the SANTA ANA LAW LIBRARY researching judges and tons of quarters for copying documents, and studying their case decisions, and who appointed them, etc, trying to "GLEAN" their JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY. God bless CRAIG HUEY and his team for doing much of my research now! WHOO-HOO!

CONSERVATIVES, like me and CRAIG HUEY (and frankly the Constitution!), believe the role of a judge is to ONLY INTERPRET the law as stated, based on the facts presented to them, to arrive at a FAIR judgment. However, we are increasingly seeing "ACTIVISTS JUDGES", who allow their own personal left-leaning bias to influence decisions, and often CREATE LAW, which is supposed to be only role of the LEGISLATURE.
JUDICAL :
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT YES on CAROL CORRIGAN
Appointed by GOV ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, in 2005.

CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a 3-STAR recommendation, ie "ACCEPTABLE".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT NO on LEONDRA KRUGER
Appointed BY GOV JERRY BROWN, in 2014, so this is her 1st RETENTION ELECTION.

CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "3-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "ACCEPTABLE".


FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist YES on RAYMOND IKOLA
Appointed by GOV GRAY DAVIS in 2002, won "Retention Election" in 2006, so this is his 2nd election. He is about 78.

CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives him a "3-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "ACCEPTABLE".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.


CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist YES on DOUGLAS MILLER
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "4-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "VERY GOOD".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist NO on JEFFREY KING
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "1-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "TERRIBLE".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist YES on ART McKINSTER
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "4-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "VERY GOOD".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist NO on JOAN IRION
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "1-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "TERRIBLE".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist NO on CYNTHIA AARON
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "3-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "ACCEPTABLE".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist YES on JUDITH HALLER
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "4-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "VERY GOOD".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist YES on RICHARD HUFFMAN
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "5-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "BEST CANDIDATE, OUR STRONGEST ENDORSEMENT".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist YES on PATRICIA BENKE
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "5-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "BEST CANDIDATE, OUR STRONGEST ENDORSEMENT".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS - 4th Dist NO on MARSHA SLOUGH
CRAIG HUEY'S Conservative Judge Guide gives her a "1-STAR" (out of 5) recommendation, which is "TERRIBLE".

FURTHER COMMENTS may FOLLOW.
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE - Office #13 THEODORE HOWARD
THEODORE HOWARD is the current judge in the Superior Court #13, running for re-election.

HOWARD is endorsed by known Conservatives, including 4 of our 5 OC Supervisors, District Attorney TONY RACKAUKAS, and OC Sheriff SANDRA HUTCHENS, and has a good reputation of being fair, maintaining professionalism and civility in his courtroom.

This office is on the ballot because Office #13 is being challenged by Anaheim Business attorney Franklin Dunn. Mr Dunn is not waging much of a campaign, and did not submit a Ballot Statement, and minimal information available on his political philosophy.
SCHOOLS:
STATE SUPERINTENDENT of PUBLIC EDUCATION RESEARCHING
ORANGE CO SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS AL MIJARES
AL MIJARES is running for re-election UNOPPOSED. But, all my research indicates he is a quality candidate who has served in this office well.
OC BOARD of EDUCATION - Area 2 MARI BARKE
MARI BARKE is a rock solid conservative candidate, with all the background to represent AREA 2, as Trustee on the OC BofE. She is endorsed by just about every conservative office holder in OC, like State Senator John MOORLACH, Congressman Dana ROHRABACHER, OC Supervisors, Shawn NELSON and Michelle STEEL, OC Sheriff Sandra HUTCHENS, Conservative OC Trustees, Ken WILLIAMS and Linda LINDHOLM plus so many more. Additionally, by the organizations, like the conservative FAMILY ACTION PAC, and the REPUBLICAN PARTY of ORANGE CO
Tell all you know to VOTE for BARKE!

OC BOARD of EDUCATION - Area 5 LISA SPARKS
COMMENTS TO FOLLOW, but an OUTSTANDING CANDIDATE for Area 5.
CALIFORNIA COURT of APPEALS RESEARCHING


Propositions:
PROP 68 - $4 BILLION BOND DEBT for PARKS, ENVIRONMENT & WATER INFRASTRUCTURE Strong No
NO, NO, a thousand times "NO!” And NO to ALL BONDS (=DEBT)!

PROP 68 is $4 BILLION BOND for PARKS, NATURAL RESOURCE PROTECTION, CLIMATE ADAPTION, WATER SUPPLY, FLOOD PROTECTION. The title sounds "lovely", huh? But Bond measures are WRONG and this one is DECEPTIVE, too. Most voters don’t even understand bonds are a State’s way of borrowing.

REASONS for NO on PROP 68: (First 2, most IMPORTANT!)

1. BONDS IN GENERAL: Are a terrible way to generate revenue, B/C we pay back TWICE the amt w/interest. Uninformed voters do not understand how bad BONDS are. Actually, taxing citizens is cheaper, but the DEMOCRATIC TRIFECTA (who controls everything in CA) know people will NOT approve higher taxes. But, CA growing bond debt WILL result in HIGHER TAXES for us, our kids and grandkids.

2. CA CANNOT AFFORD IT: The State is swimming in BOND DEBT already (most current is $1.3 TRILLION! YES, that is "TRILLION"). PLUS, CA is drowning in UNFUNDED PENSION liability, too, now up to $91.5 BILLION.

3. DECEPTIVE: Of the $4 Billion Bond Debt, only $1.3 is earmarked for Park Improvements. Of that amt, it won’t be distributed evenly or fairly across CA. Orange Co probably won’t see any of it, as most will go to “park-poor” areas. Some Inland and rural areas will get none.

4. PET PROJECTS: Most of the remaining Bond money is given to POLITICIANS for their “PET PROJECTS”.

5. UNTRUSTWORTHY: In 2012, the Dept of Parks and Recreation claimed they were out of money, but an audit found hidden funds. They are not trustworthy to handle funds.

6. WATER: If the word “WATER” is put in a bond, voters pass them. I suspect that is why included here. In past 18 yrs, we have had 5 WATER BONDS measures totaling $21 Billion. Some of those bonds are not even fully funded. Why another bond for ”water” ? Recapping the Water Bonds:

•NOV 2014 PROP 1 PASSED (MASSIVE $7.5 Billion Water Quality/ Infrastructure)
•NOV 2006 prop 84 PASSED ($5.4 Billion for "Clean Water, Flood Control infrastructure"
• --NOV 2002 PROP 50 PASSED ($3.3 Billion for "Water Quality, Supply & Safe Drinking Water, etc)
•MAR 2002 PROP 40 PASSED ($2.6 Billion for "CA Clean Water, etc"
•MAR 2000 PROP 113 PASSED ($2 Billion for "Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water Watershed, etc)

7. DEMOCRAT MEASURE: PROP 68 was put on Ballot/Supported by the CA's Dem Trifecta (2 State Houses & Governor). Lead Author was (D) CA Sen DeLEON (candidate for US Senate). Wording is by (D) CA Attorney Gen BACERRA.

8. TOO COMPLICATED: MOST Voter won’t understand PROP 68. Wording & Readability is difficult (per 2 formulas used to rate), requiring a “GRADE LEVEL 17”, and scored a “ZERO” in READING EASE.

So, HOW DOES CA PAY FOR ITS NEEDS? Just like you and me. Save up, set aside, and reduce expenses.

A BIG FAT NO on PROP 68!

PROP 69 - MOTOR VEHICLES FEES/TAXES, RESTRICTS EXPENDITURES Strong No
EXPLANATION TO FOLLOW! This one SOUNDS good, at first read, but those SNEAKY DEMS are at it again!

PROP 70 GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION RESERVE FUND No Recommendation
RESEARCHING
PROP 71 CHANGES EFFECTIVE DATE OF BALLOT MEASURES No Recommendation
RESEARCHING
PROP 72 EXCLUDES RAINWATER CAPTURE SYSTEMS FROM BEING TAXED Yes
Incentive for property owners to make improvements to construct and recapture Rain Water, without increased property tax increase. as it would exclude them from a new property assessment for the improvement. A good idea, and good for a homeowner.

Further comments may follow.
xx MEASURE A - CITY of CYPRESS No Recommendation
RESEARCHING
xx MEASURE B - CITY of IRVINE No Recommendation
RESEARCHING
xx MEASURE C - CITY of IRVINE No Recommendation
RESEARCHING
xx MEASURE D- CITY of IRVINE No Recommendation
RESEARCHING
xx MEASURE E - CITY of WESTMINSTER No Recommendation
RESEARCHING