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I AM POSTING PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS OF June 5 ELECTION. See each office on my "picks".

INTERESTING ELECTION FACTS: ONLY 21% of CA Registered Voters actually VOTED! OC & SD counties were slightly higher at 24%, LA CO was 18%. (Sad, huh?)

TO CHECK ALL RESULTS, Go to: CA Primary Election Results
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Thank you for visiting NANCYSPICKS.COM: Orange County Ballot Picks for the busy CONSERVATIVE voter since 1996. -Nancy Graham Sandoval

BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS for JUNE 5, 2018 ELECTIONS

"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 received 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: May 21, 2018 WAS the Deadline. However, I understand there is still a way to register and 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. Deadline is May 29.

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 TOM PALZER (R) Top 2 Results: 2 DEMS, FEINSTEIN & DeLEON
There are a boatload of candidates for US Senator (32 in all). Of those, 11 are Republicans, 10 are Democrats and 11 more are other, or No Party Preference.

However, I am recommending TOM PALZER, a solid CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE, that has been endorsed by the Conservative CA REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY. (BTW, CA Republican Party has NOT rallied behind any ONE candidate.)

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 (or another option, allow the TOP 4 to advance to the 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 UNFAIR system.

Back to PALZER, he supports:
--Fully fund National Defense
--Sealing our borders and Building the Wall
--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.

Campaign Website: TomPalzer.com
US REPRESENTATIVE - 38th DIST RYAN DOWNING (R) Top 2 Results: DOWNING (R) SANCHEZ (D)
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) Top 2 Results: KIM (R), CISNEROS (D)
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 [supervisors I have worked with] 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, they just not THE BEST of those available in the 39th, at this time.

SUPERVISOR SHAWN NELSON is the exact type of energetic "bull-dog" we need in Congress. VOTE SHAWN NELSON for 39th District, and spread the word. We NEED his CONSERVATIVE "ENERGY" in DC!

His endorsements include, in addition to Senator JOHN MOORLACH, CA Republican Assembly, Congressman DANA ROHRABACHER, Assemblyman PHILLIP CHEN, and the LINCOLN CLUB.

Campaign Website: ShawnNelsonforCongress.com

US REPRESENTATIVE - 45th DIST MIMI WALTERS (R) Top 2 Results: WALTERS (R), PORTER (D)
A consistent Conservative vote in the US Congress.

Campaign Website: MimiWalters.com
US REPRESENTATIVE - 46th DIST NO RECOMMENDATION (*see below) Top 2 Results: LAMBERT (R), CORREA (D)
*Political newbie, RUSSELL LAMBERT is running an uphill race against DEM incumbent LOU CORREA.

LAMBERT is a businessman, 10 yr ex-marine, and the only Republican running.

I do not know enough about LAMBERT to "RECOMMEND" him, 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 might take the chance to vote for this newbie.
US REPRESENTATIVE - 47th DIST JOHN BRISCOE (R) Top 2 Results:BRISCOE (R), LOWENTHAL (D)
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) Top 2 Results:ROHRABACHER (R) and 2 D's (too close to call)
CAMPAIGN UPDATE as of May 25: This campaign is getting ugly, w/lots of LIES being flung around. Don't believe all this last minute stuff! BAUGH and ROHRABACHER are both good guys. All this is so unfortunate!
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I still STRONGLY recommend SCOTT BAUGH over long time Conservative incumbent, DANA ROHRABACHER, who has represented this district since 1989.

ROHRABACHER has served well w/a solid conservative voting record for 29 yrs, and I applaud him that! But, frankly, ROHRABACHER hasn’t accomplished much of significance while in the US Congress. And, every 2 yrs, 71 yr old, ROHRABACHER "toys" w/retiring, leaving SCOTT BAUGH waiting in the wings.

This time, BAUGH, though a friend of ROHRABACHER'S, decided to run anyway. I believe the 48th District could use some NEW, FRESH, ENERGETIC, and quite frankly, younger "BLOOD".

I find that packaged well in SCOTT BAUGH, a solid Conservative, who is anxious to serve the 48th Congressional District well w/NEW ENERGY.

BAUGH has a solid background to take off running in Congress, having served in the California legislature as Assembly Republican Leader, 1999-2000, as a California Assemblyman, Representing Orange County, 1995-2000, and served as Chairman of the OC Republican Party, 2004-2015. GREAT CREDENTIALS!

I say, God bless DANA ROHRABACHER for his long time service, but let's give SCOTT BAUGH a chance to work in CD #48 to make a difference, and to help PRES TRUMP move along his Conservative AMERICA GREAT agenda. IT'S TIME for SCOTT BAUGH for the 48th.

WHY well-known REPUBLICAN, JON FLEISCHMAN is STRONGLY SUPPORTING SCOTT BAUGH. For his comments, click on the following: FlashReport.com/WhyISupportScottBaugh

Campaign Website:ScottBaughforCongress.com
US REPRESENTATIVE - 49th DIST DIANE HARKEY (R) Top 2 Results: HARKEY (R), LEVIN (D)
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.

Campaign Website:HarkeyforCongress.com


STATE GOVERNMENT:
GOVERNOR JOHN COX (R) Top 2 Results: NEWSOM (D), COX (R)
Update-Quote on May 24 from Senator JOHN MOORLACH on COX vs ALLEN:

"I have stayed neutral. I enjoy a relationship with both of the two main Republican candidates. I have always advised that, in a top-two system, only one Republican should be running in this field. The polling has consistently shown John Cox obtaining double the support of that garnered by Assemblyman Travis Allen. And President Trump has endorsed Cox."

"For the sake of the Republican Party, it may be time for the Assemblyman to bow out and endorse John Cox. If this is not done, I believe that we will see Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa as the top two." - CA Senator JOHN MOORLACH
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Nancy's Picks: After whittling down the whopping 27 candidates to 2, JOHN COX (a solid Conservative) and TRAVIS ALLEN (another Conservative), I am recommending JOHN COX.

While either COX or ALLEN would be light-years better than the 2 DEM front-runners, GAVIN NEWSOM or ANTONIO VILLAIRIGOSA, all polls have CONSISTENTLY shown JOHN COX in the LEAD over ALLEN.

DON'T BELIEVE THE LIES BEING SLUNG AROUND. JOHN COX is a good guy! Most lies are from ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA trying for the "SPLINTER" GOP votes. JOHN COX is a threat to VILLAIRIGOSA getting a TOP 2 slot in Nov Election.

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, High Speed Rail “Train to Nowhere".

Cox gave $2 million in his personal funds to the REPEAL of the GAS and VEHICLE TAX Initiative that SHOULD BE on the ballot in the NOV 2018 election.

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
-HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYER'S ASSOC
-CRAIG HUEY
-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

VERY IMPORTANT: REPUBLICANS MUST NOT SPLINTER the vote, but support the leader w/best chance to win.

JOHN COX is that leader. LET'S HAVE AN "R" ON THE NOV BALLOT! Vote COX!

JohnCoxForGovernor.com
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR COLE HARRIS (R) Top 2 Results: Looks like 2 DEMS
There are 11 candidate on the Ballot for LT GOVERNOR.

Of the 4 REPUBLICAN candidates, I am recommending fiscal Conservative, COLE HARRIS, who is the only candidate w/enough money to make it to the NOV Ballot. (Sadly, 2010 PROP 14 allows only the top 2, regardless of party).

HARRIS is a successful businessman who believes CA is overspending and it's enormous debt ($1.3 trillion) is UNSUSTAINABLE. And I agree! Where is he on social issues, you ask? Not able to find out.

HARRIS is ENDORSED by the CA REPUBLICAN PARTY.

If KNOWING where one stands socially (incl if PRO-LIFE?), you may want to vote for DAVID HERNANDEZ, who is endorsed by the Conservative CA Republican Assembly. He represents all the values of Conservatives, BUT has virtually no chance to win. (NOTE: If you vote HERNANDEZ, there are 2 HERNANDEZ running. You DON'T want "ED"!)

Campaign Websites:
HarrisForCalifornia.com
DavidHernandezForLtGovernor.com
SECRETARY OF STATE MARK MEUSER (R) Top 2 Results: PADILLA (D), 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 and appear to understands the position well, and has identified what to do to about Voter Fraud. VOTE MARK MEUSER!

Campaign Website MarkMeuser.com
CONTROLLER KOSTAS RODITIS (R) Top 2 Results: RODITIS (R), YEE (D)
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 JACK GUERRERRO (R) Top 2 Results: CONLON (R), MA (D)
WHAT DOES CA'S TREASURER DO? CA's Banker, manages CA's investments & assets. Coordinates the sale of state bonds.

JACK GUERRERRO is the best of those on the ballot.

Campaign Website JackforTreasurer.com
ATTORNEY GENERAL JUDGE STEVEN BAILEY (R) Top 2 Results: BAILEY (R), BECCERA (D)
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.

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) Top 2 Results: POIZNER (NPP/R), LARA (D)
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.

I'm recommending STEVE POIZNER, who previously served 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 of those on the Ballot.
STATE BOARD of EQUALIZATION - 4TH Dist JOEL ANDERSON (R) Top 2 Results: ANDERSON (R), Plus: too close to call
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%.

In my research I also like newbie, "Honest" JOHN KELLY, a small Business owner who would put forth Conservative votes, too, as I have come to know his stances on issues. But, I'm recommending ANDERSON, who has more support and a better chance of having this district stay RED.
STATE SENATOR - 29nd Dist (SPECIAL RECALL ELECTION) YES to Recall JOSH NEWMAN /BRUCE WHITAKER (R) for Replacement Vote Result: CHANG (R) WON, period
This is a MUST-WIN RECALL VOTE to oust JOSH NEWMAN (D).

A YES Vote will RECALL (D) NEWMAN whose YES vote gave the DEMS just enough votes to pass the recent GAS TAX INCREASE. His very narrow Nov 2016 victory over LING LING CHANG gave the DEMOCRATS their SUPER 2/3 MAJORITY to raise ANY future tax without needing a single REPUBLICAN vote.

For NEWMAN'S replacement, I am recommending Fullerton's Mayor, BRUCE WHITAKER, who is a fiscal and social Conservative and would represent the 29th District well. CHANG is running again, but is NOT a social conservative and NOT Pro-Life. She should not have ever lost to the unknown NEWMAN in 2016, in the first place. VOTE WHITAKER!

Campaign Website BruceWhitaker.com
STATE SENATOR - 32nd Dist RITA TOPALIAN (R)
RITA TOPALIAN is endorsed by the OC Republican Party (OC GOP) and the best of the candidates available.
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 of the 4 candidates on the ballot, she is definitely the best.

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).


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.

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 good at 87% per the conservative vote tracker.

Campaign Website: StevenChoi.org
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 69 NO RECOMMENDATION (Sadly!)
NO CONSERVATIVE or even REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE running for this office. TOM DALY, a Liberal Democrat Incumbent is the ONLY CANDIDATE on Ballot, and is one "Lucky Duck" to get a FREE PASS. DALY's CRA Vote Tracking is in the toilet at 0%.

It's too bad Conservatives in Dist 69 don't have a choice!
STATE ASSEMBLY - Dist 72 GREG HASKINS (R)
There are 5 candidates running for the 72nd Assembly Dist which is being vacated by TRAVIS ALLEN, who is running for Governor. Four are Republicans, and the best Conservative of these 4 is GREG HASKINS.
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%,

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%.

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".






NOTE: OC SUPERVISOR for Dist 2 is OUT of SEQUENTIAL ORDER. I recommend MICHELLE STEEL. See after last Office for "COUNTY GOVERNMENT".
COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
OC SUPERVISOR - 4th Dist TIM SHAW (Results: Slight Lead at 21%, but runoff in Nov)
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
OC SUPERVISOR - 5th Dist LISA BARTLETT (Results: BARTLETT WON!)
LISA BARTLETT is the incumbent, is a Republican running unopposed, but has done an acceptable job in her first term.

Campaign Website: LisaForSupervisor.com

OC ASSESSOR CLAUDE PARRISH (Results: PARRISH Won at 69%)
Has been a faithful Conservative Public Servant running for re-election.

Campaign Website: ClaudeParrish.com
OC AUDITOR-CONTROLLER ERIC WOOLERY (Results: WOOLERY WON. 74.6%)
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.

Campaign Website: EricWoolery.com
COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER HUGH NGUYEN (Results: NGUYEN Won, 78.7%)
HUGH NGUYEN is the incumbent, a Republican, being challenged by odd perennial candidate STEVE ROCCO, who runs in all sorts of races, disregarding his lack of credentials.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY-PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR TONY RACKAUCKAS (Results: Tight Race. NOV run-off w/RACKAUCKAS vs SPITZER
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 (BARNES is leading! Currently 50.7%. Needs over 50% to avois NOV runoff w/NGUYEN)
This has been a difficult decision, as both DON BARNES and DAVID HARRINGTON are well qualified and either would do a good job. Both REPUBLICANS, conservatives, articulate, and w/solid backgrounds to do the job and 29 and 30 years in law enforcement, respectively.

HOWEVER, I am recommending BARNES, due to the fact he is currently already on the job, 2nd in command now, behind SHERIFF SANDRA HUTCHENS, who is retiring. BARNES is well versed in the Administration on the job, and educationally.
HARRINGTON, on the other hand, is currently "retired"!

But, honestly, if HARRINGTON won, that would be totally fine. It is nice for a change to have 2 good candidates from which to choose.

My choice is DON BARNES for OC SHERIFF!
TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR SHARI FREIDENRICH (Results: WON!)
SHARI FREIDENRICH is the only one on the ballot, but is known to be doing a good job.

OC SUPERVISOR - 2nd Dist (Out of Proper Order) MICHELLE STEEL (WON! 63.5%)
MICHELLE STEEL is the only Republican and running for her 2nd term. STEEL along with SHAWN NELSON were the ones who spear-headed OC OPTING OUT of being a SANCTUARY COUNTY.

SteelForSupervisor.com
SCHOOLS:
STATE SUPERINTENDENT of PUBLIC EDUCATION MARSHALL TUCK (D) Top 2 Results: TUCK (D), THURMOND (D)
Of the 4 candidates running, MARSHALL TUCK (D) is the "LEAST DANGEROUS" to Conservative Values. There are NO Conservatives, and NO Republicans in this race, unfortunately.

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 main opponent is extremely LIBERAL Assemblyman TONY THURMOND, who holds opposite views on these issues. DO NOT VOTE for THURMOND!
ORANGE CO SUPERINTENDENT of SCHOOLS AL MIJARES Results: WON
AL MIJARES is running for re-election UNOPPOSED.
OC BOARD of EDUCATION - Area 2 MARI BARKE (Results: BARKE LEADING at 40%, but probably run-off in NOV w/BOYD)
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 (Results: LEADING 56.3%! If over 50%, no run-off)
LISA SPARKS is an OUTSTANDING candidate for OC School Board, Area 5 (my area!).

SPARKS is a mother of 3, who all have been educated in OC Public Schools, an author and scholar, and currently is a dean at the School of Communication at OC's Chapman University, and has spent 25 yrs. as an educator.

LISA is a strong supporter of Public OC Charter Schools and believes in protecting parents' rights and educational choices.

VOTE LISA SPARKS for OC BOARD of EDUCATION for Area 5!
JUDICAL :
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE - Office #13 THEODORE R HOWARD
THEODORE HOWARD is the current judge in the Superior Court #13, running for re-election.

HOWARD is endorsed by lots of known Conservatives, including 4 of our 5 OC Supervisors, OC District Attorney TONY RACKAUKAS, and OC Sheriff SANDRA HUTCHENS. JUDGE HOWARD has a good reputation for being fair and professional, and maintaining civility in his courtroom. And, even though this is a non-partisan race, JUDGE HOWARD is a registered Republican.

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, does not have a ballot statement, and minimal information to glean his political philosophy.

Accordingly, JUDGE HOWARD would be the BEST one to retain for Office #13. CRAIG HUEY of ElectionForum.org gives JUDGE HOWARD 4 stars (of 5)



Propositions:
PROP 68 - $4 BILLION BOND DEBT for PARKS, ENVIRONMENT & WATER INFRASTRUCTURE Strong No
(THIS MEASURE "PASSED" by 55.5, as of 6-6-18. UGH!)
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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.

Title sounds "lovely", huh? So does buying yourself a new car you can't afford or taking a European vacation when you have NO MONEY. Just put it on CREDIT! Just like these actions are WRONG and display POOR JUDGEMENT, so is PROP 68. PROP 68 is DECEPTIVE, too.

REASONS for NO on PROP 68:

1. BONDS IN GENERAL: Are a TERRIBLE way to generate revenue, b/c we pay back TWICE 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" w/County & City debt. 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 any 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
(THIS MEASURE "PASSED" 80.8%, as of 6-6-18)
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PROP 69 sounds good, at first read, but those SNEAKY DEMS are at it again! The HOWARD JARVIS TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION calls PROP 69 “FAKE REFORM”.

PROP 69 was placed on the ballot the same day the ENORMOUS Gas and Car Tax Increase of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) passed.

The Liberal Dems who passed SB 1 want you to believe this is real protection to ensure 100% of the new tax will go to roads. It won’t! Prop 69 even exempts a large part of their tax increase. Do you know it can also be used for bike trails and the High Speed train? It can even be used to pay for any future Transportation Bonds. Prop 69 has lots of loopholes that can be easily exploited. Vote NO!

Senator JOHN MOORLACH wrote the opposition comments on this measure in your Voter Information Guide.

Hopefully, an initiative to REPEAL SB 1 on the NOV BALLOT will pass, and this PROP 69 won’t matter one way or another.

NO ON PROP 69!
PROP 70 GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION RESERVE FUND No
(THIS MEASURE "FAILED" BY 62.4%, as of 6-6-18)
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This one is so difficult to understand that Attorney General XAVIER BECERRA should be impeached for allowing such a confusing PROP on the ballot in the first place. Enough of a reason to vote NO.

PROP 70 has to do w/ CAP AND TRADE (C&T) in CA.

What is C&T, you ask? It is a regulatory system (adopted in 2010) designed to provide a profit incentive for companies to reduce their pollution levels faster than their peers. A limit (or "CAP") is set for CA companies by CA agency, State Air Resources Board (SARB) and increases over future years.

Companies are TAXED if they produce a higher level of total emissions than their permits allows. But if under the limits, they can sell off (or "TRADE") any unused allowances. CAP & TRADE is another TAX on CA businesses.

BTW, while C&T could possibly have some minuscule benefit, C&T is also a HUGE BUSINESS KILLER, and one reason so many CA Companies are moving out of OVER-REGULATED CA.

Back to PROP 70! This prop says, taxes accumulated in the C&T fund in year 2024 (for that year ONLY) will need a 2/3 vote of legislature to approve of how the money is spent. Plus, certain businesses that WERE EXEMPT from the C&T TAX will now have to pay.

If a 2/3 vote cannot be achieved (Remember: this is 6 yrs from now), the funds will accumulate for the year, until a 2/3 agreement can be met, and the "exempted companies" will continue to be TAXED.

Right now C&T TAXES are supposed to be spent on Greenhouse Gas Reduction, but according to the OC REGISTER, "It's no secret that one major project to receive C&T money [is and] will be the controversial HIGH SPEED RAIL project."

I, along with SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH, and the OC REGISTER NEWPAPER think this PROP 70 is just more of Sacramento's POLITICAL GAMES to appease voters to better accept the extension of C&T to 2030.

Say NO to the political gimmick and PROP 70.
PROP 71 CHANGES EFFECTIVE DATE OF BALLOT MEASURES Yes
(THIS MEASURE PASSED by 77.1%, as of 6-6-18)
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PROP 71 would move the "EFFECTIVE DATE" of Ballot Propositions that pass to the 5th day after the CA Secretary of State certifies the election results, rather than the DAY AFTER THE ELECTION, as it is currently.

Because so many voters are opting to cast ballots my MAIL, it is taking longer for ballots to be properly counted. Accordingly, this appears to be a reasonable measure.

PROP 71 was placed on the ballot with the UNANIMOUS support of both houses of the Legislature.
PROP 72 EXCLUDES RAINWATER CAPTURE SYSTEMS FROM BEING TAXED Yes
(THIS MEASURE PASSED by 83.4%, as of 6-6-18)
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PROP 72 is an incentive for PROPERTY OWNERS to make improvements to construct and recapture RAIN WATER, without having to have their property reassessed for higher taxes.

PROP 72 will affect very few, but a decent idea, and good for the homeowner.
xx MEASURE A - CITY of CYPRESS Yes
YES WON w/63.6%.
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MEASURE A is a request for a change of proposed plans for the City of Cypress.

A YES vote on MEASURE A would vote to agree to a NEW proposed plan to use part of the Los Alamitos Race Track and the former Cypress Golf Club to develop: 1) A Town Center, 2) Housing, and, 3) Public Park space.

Per OC Register: "A similar measure narrowly failed in 2016. But that plan’s vocal opponent, Citizens for Responsible Development activist George Pardon, is now voicing support for the revised plan."

Reasonable measure, allowing for housing, city revenue to be generated with town center, and a park for Cypress citizens to enjoy. YES on MEASURE A!
xx MEASURE B - CITY of IRVINE Yes
NO WON w/63%.
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MEASURE B is a request to make a zone change to essentially swap land where the Veterans Cemetery was to be located for another property.

A YES vote would allow the previously planned development Bake Parkway Site, be relocated. Then, the Meas B would allow a Veterans Cemetery be developed near the intersection of I-5 and Bake Parkway, the "strawberry fields".

MEASURE B is a good idea and I recommend a YES. Veteran like it b/c it can be built faster. PLUS, it will be Fwy close.

Opponents say this change would make for more city traffic, however. If you agree with them, Vote NO!

Yes on B” campaign website: HonorOCVeterans.com
xx MEASURE C - CITY of IRVINE Strong Yes
YES WON w/76.8%.
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This MEASURE C would require a 2/3 Vote of the Irvine City Council to propose any new taxes. A good precaution for the citizens of Irvine.
xx MEASURE D- CITY of IRVINE Yes
NO WON w/53.8%.
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A YES vote to MEASURE D would be to favor adopting a Proposed Charter amendment addition that would PROHIBIT THE NEED for voter approval requirements on projects that obtain City approvals, so long as the project provides specified "fiscal benefits" to the city.

Having to get voter approval on all projects is inconvenient and difficult for a city. The city is asking voters to allow some latitude on some projects w/o voter approval, as long as the projects fall w/in some parameters.

It sounds reasonable, though the parameters are difficult to understand.
xx MEASURE E - CITY of WESTMINSTER Strong No
YES WON w/52.4%.
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MEASURE E changes the term for Westminster mayor from 2 yrs to 4 yrs.

I recommend a NO on MEAS E. A 2 yr term for mayor is already generous. If anything, change to ONE.