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Voter Guide

This June 5th vote for reproductive health champions. See below for a list of endorsed or rated candidates who will fight for access to health care, comprehensive sex ed, and reproductive rights.

To download this voter guide as a printable PDF click here.

The following candidates for federal office have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Election Date: June 5, 2018 Primary; November 6, 2018 General.

 Race  Candidate  Endorsed/Rated
 Congressional District 36  Raul Ruiz*  Endorsed
 Congressional District 41  Mark Takano*  Endorsed
 Congressional District 51  Juan Vargas*  Endorsed
 Congressional District 52  Scott Peters*  Endorsed
 Congressional District 53  Susan Davis*  Endorsed

The following candidates for state-wide office have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. Election Date: June 5, 2018 Primary; November 6, 2018 General.

 Race  Candidate  Endorsed/Rated
 Lieutenant Governor  Ed Hernandez  Endorsed
 Secretary of State  Alex Padilla*  Endorsed
 Controller  Betty Yee*  Endorsed
 Treasurer  Fiona Ma  Endorsed
 Attorney General  Xavier Becerra*  Endorsed
 Insurance Commissioner  Ricardo Lara  Endorsed
 Superintendent of Public Instruction  Tony Thurmond  Endorsed

The following candidates for the California State Legislature have been endorsed or rated by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.
Election Date: June 5, 2018 Primary; November 6, 2018 General. 

California State Legislature:

 Race  Candidate  Endorsed/Rated
 State Senate District 28   Joy Silver  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 56  Eduardo Garcia*  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 60  Sabrina Cervantes*  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 61  Jose Medina*  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 76  Tasha Boerner Horvath  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 77  Sunday Gover  Endorsed
 State Assembly DIstrict 78  Todd Gloria*  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 79  Shirley N. Weber*  Endorsed
 State Assembly District 80  Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher*  Endorsed

The following candidates for local office in San Diego County have been endorsed or rated by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.
Election Date: June 5, 2018 Primary; November 6, 2018 General.

San Diego County:

 Race  Candidate  Endorsed/Rated
 San Diego County Board of Education, District 5  Rick Shea*  Endorsed
 San Diego Community College District, District A  Maria Nieto Senour*  Endorsed
 San Diego Community College District, District E  Rafael Perez  Rated 100%
 San Diego Community College District, District E  Sean Elo  Rated 100%
 Southwestern Community College Governing Board, Seat 2  Nora E. Vargas  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 San Diego Unified School District, District B  Kevin Beiser*  Endorsed
 San Diego Unified School District, District C  Michael McQuary*  Endorsed
 Sweetwater Union High School District, District 1  Arturo Solis*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 1  Francisco Tamayo*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 3  Leslie Bunker*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 5  Eduardo Reyes*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Omar Passons  Rated 100%
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Lori Saldaña  Rated 100%
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Nathan Fletcher  Rated 100%
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Bonnie Dumanis  Rated 100%
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Ken Malbrough  Rated 100%
 San Diego County Assesor/Recorder/Clerk  Matt Strabone  Endorsed
 San Diego County District Attorney  Genevieve Jones Wright  Endorsed
 San Diego County Sherrif  Dave Myers  Endorsed
 San Diego County Treasurer/Tax Collector  Dan Mc Allister*  Endorsed
 Chula Vista City Council, District 1  Mark Bartlett  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 Chula Vista City Council, District 2  Jill M. Galvez  Rated 100%
 Chula Vista City Council, District 2  Patrick MacFarland  Rated 100%
 Chula Vista Mayor  Mary Salas*  Endorsed
 Encinitas City Council   Catherine Blakespear*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 Imperial Beach City Council  Edward Spriggs*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 San Diego City Council, District 2  Bryan Pease  Rated 100%
 San Diego City Council, District 2  Jordan Beane  Rated 100%
 San Diego City Council, District 2  Jennifer Campbell  Rated 100%
 San Diego City Council, District 4  Myrtle Cole*  Endorsed
 San Diego City Council, District 6  Ahmad Fayaz Nawabi  Endorsed
 San Diego City Council, District 8  Antonio Martinez  Endorsed

The following candidates for local office in Riverside County have been endorsed or rated by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.
Election Date: June 5, 2018 Primary; November 6, 2018 General.

Riverside County:

 Race  Candidate  Endorsed/Rated
 Riverside County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2  Micaela "Mikki" Cichocki  Endorsed
 Riverside County Board of Education, Trustee Area 6  Elizabeth Romero*  Endorsed (Not on ballot)
 Coachella Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1  Joey Acuña*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)
 Riverside County Board of Supervisors, District 2  Penny Newman  Endorsed
 Riverside County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Manuel "Manny" Perez*  Endorsed
 Moreno Valley Mayor  Yxstian Gutierrez*  Endorsed (Not on ballot until November)

*Denotes an incumbent.

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest PAC. 1075 Camino del Rio South San Diego.  Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

To download this voter guide as a PDF click here. Check back in September for additional endorsement announcements for the 2018 General Election.

ENDORSEMENTS:

If you would like to be considered for endorsement by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest for the November General Election please email: endorsements@planned.org with your request. The endorsement process for non-incumbents for the General Election in 2018 will begin in August 2018 after the candidate filing deadline. At that time we will reach out to all qualifying candidates to complete our candidate questionnaire and schedule an interview if necessary. 

A note for candidates for federal office:
Candidates for federal office will receive endorsements from the national action fund, Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF). However, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific southwest can make recommendations to Planned Parenthood Action on endorsement. Please reach out to endorsements@planned.org so that we can connect you to PPAF. 

Candidate endorsement process for federal races:
Prior to endorsement, all candidates must be interviewed by national Action Fund staff. Only candidates who score 100% on the Federal Candidate Questionnaire -- or incumbents who score 100% on the Congressional Candidate Scorecard -- are eligible for endorsement. Please see the graph below to learn more about our proess for candidates for federal office.

If you have any questions please email us at endorsements@planned.org.

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