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Election Info

Each election cycle, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest endorsed and rates candidates that will fight for access to health care, comprehensive sex ed, and reproductive rights. See below for a list of endorsed or 100% pro Planned Parenthood rated candidates for the 2018 November General Election as well as preliminary results from the November 6th General Election. To view the full list of preliminary results in your region click below: 

San Diego County Results
Riverside County Results
Imperial County Results
State-Wide Results

The following candidates for federal office have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. 

 Race  Candidate  Election Result
 U.S. Senate  Dianne Feinstein*   Won
 Congressional District 36  Raul Ruiz*   Won
 Congressional District 41  Mark Takano*   Won
 Congressional District 49  Mike Levin  Won
 Congressional District 50  Ammar Campa-Najjar  Lost
 Congressional District 51  Juan Vargas*   Won
 Congressional District 52  Scott Peters*   Won
 Congressional District 53  Susan Davis*   Won

The following candidates for state-wide office have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. 

 Race  Candidate  Election Result
 Governor  Gavin Newsom  Won
 Lieutenant Governor  Ed Hernandez  Lost
 Secretary of State  Alex Padilla*  Won
 Controller  Betty Yee*  Won
 Treasurer  Fiona Ma  Won
 Attorney General  Xavier Becerra*  Won
 Insurance Commissioner  Ricardo Lara  Leading
 Superintendent of Public Instruction  Tony Thurmond  Trailing

The following candidates for the California State Legislature have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.

California State Legislature:

 Race  Candidate  Election Result
 State Senate District 28   Joy Silver  Trailing
 State Assembly District 42  DeniAntoinette Mazingo  Trailing
 State Assembly District 56  Eduardo Garcia*   Won
 State Assembly District 60  Sabrina Cervantes*   Leading
 State Assembly District 61  Jose Medina*   Won
 State Assembly District 76  Tasha Boerner Horvath  Leading
 State Assembly District 77  Sunday Gover   Trailing
 State Assembly DIstrict 78  Todd Gloria*   Won
 State Assembly District 79  Shirley N. Weber*   Won
 State Assembly District 80  Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher*  Won

The following candidates for local office in San Diego County have been endorsed OR rated by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.

San Diego County:

 Race  Candidate Election Result
 San Diego Community College District, District A  Maria Nieto Senour* - Endorsed  Won
 San Diego Community College District, District E  Sean Elo - Endorsed  Trailing
 Southwestern Community College Governing Board, Seat 2  Nora E. Vargas - Endorsed  Won
 Southwestern Community College Governing Board, Seat 4  Leticia Cazares - Endorsed  Leading
 Poway Unified School District, Area C  Charles Sellers* - Endorsed  Lost 
 San Diego Unified School District, District B  Kevin Beiser* - Endorsed  Won
 San Diego Unified School District, District C  Michael McQuary* - Endorsed  Won
 Vista Unified School Districy, Area 3   Martha Alvarado - Endorsed  Won
 San Dieguito Union High School District, Area 1  Amy Flicker - Endorsed  Trailing
 Sweetwater Union High School District, District 1  Arturo Solis* - Endorsed  Won
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 1  Francisco Tamayo* - Endorsed  Won
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 3  Leslie Bunker* - Endorsed  Trailing
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 5  Eduardo Reyes* - Endorsed  Won
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Nathan Fletcher - Rated 100%  Won
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Bonnie Dumanis - Rated 100%  Lost
 Carlsbad Mayor  Cori Schumacher - Endorsed  Trailing
 Carlsbad City Council, District 1  Barbara Hamilton - Endorsed  Trailing
 Chula Vista City Council, District 1  Mark Bartlett - Endorsed  Trailing
 Chula Vista City Council, District 2  Jill M. Galvez - Endorsed  Leading
 Chula Vista Mayor  Mary Salas* - Endorsed  Won
 Del Mar Mayor  Dwight Worden - Endorsed  Leading
 Encinitas Mayor  Catherine Blakespear* - Endorsed  Won
 Encinitas City Council, District 3  Joddy Hubbard - Endorsed  Leading
 Encinitas City Council, District 4  Joe Mosca* - Endorsed  Leading
 Escondido City Council, District 1  Consuelo Martinez - Endorsed  Leading
 Imperial Beach City Council  Edward Spriggs* - Endorsed  Won
 La Mesa City Council  Akilah Weber - Endorsed  Leading
 Lemon Grove City Council  Kamaal Martin - Endorsed  Lost
 National City Mayor  Alejandra Sotelo-Solis - Endorsed  Won
 National City City Council  Jose Rodriguez - Endorsed  Trailing
 Oceanside City Council, District 2  Lawrence "Larry" Kornit  Lost
 Oceanside City Treasurer  Rafe Edward Trickey Jr. - Endorsed  Trailing
 San Marcos City Council, District 1  Maria Nuñez - Endorsed  Trailing
 San Diego City Council, District 2  Jennifer Campbell - Endorsed  Leading
 San Diego City Council, District 4  Myrtle Cole* - Endorsed  Trailing
 San Diego City Council, District 6  Tommy Hough - Endorsed  Lost
 San Diego City Council, District 8  Antonio Martinez - Endorsed  Trailing
 Measure D  Yes on Measure D  Won

The following candidates for local office in Riverside County have been endorsed OR rated by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.

Riverside County:

 Race  Candidate  Election Result
 Riverside Community College District, Trustee Area 4  Jose Alcala - Endorsed  Trailing 
 Coachella Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1  Joey Acuña* - Endorsed  Won
 Colton Joint Unified School District, Trustee Area 1  Randall Ceniceros* - Endorsed by Community Action Fund PPOSBC  Trailing
 Val Verde Unified School District, Trustee Area 4  Steve Perez - Endorsed  Trailing
 Coachella City Council  Megan Beaman Jacinto - Endorsed  Won
 Corona City Council, District 1  Jacqueline Casillas - Endorsed  Leading
 Desert Hot Springs City Council  Gary Gardner - Endorsed  Won
 Lake Elsinore City Council, District 3  Tim Sheridan - Endorsed  Won
 Moreno Valley Mayor  Yxstian Gutierrez* - Endorsed  Won
 Moreno Valley City Council, District 2  Keri Then - Rated 100%  Leading
 Moreno Valley City Council, District 2  Corey Jackson - Rated 100%  Trailing
 Perris City Council  Brady A. McCarron - Endorsed  Trailing
 Measure BB  Yes on Measure BB  Won

The following candidates for local office in Imperial County have been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest.

Imperial County:

 Race  Candidate   Election Result
 Calexico Unified School District   Jose Guillen  Lost

*Denotes an incumbent.

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest PAC www.voteforchoice.org. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

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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