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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.

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

 Race  Candidate  Election Date
 U.S. Senate  Dianne Feinstein*   November 6, 2018
 Congressional District 36  Raul Ruiz*   November 6, 2018
 Congressional District 41  Mark Takano*   November 6, 2018
 Congressional District 51  Juan Vargas*   November 6, 2018
 Congressional District 52  Scott Peters*   November 6, 2018
 Congressional District 53  Susan Davis*   November 6, 2018

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

 Race  Candidate  Election Date
 Lieutenant Governor  Ed Hernandez  November 6, 2018
 Secretary of State  Alex Padilla*  November 6, 2018
 Controller  Betty Yee*  November 6, 2018
 Treasurer  Fiona Ma  November 6, 2018
 Attorney General  Xavier Becerra*  November 6, 2018
 Insurance Commissioner  Ricardo Lara  November 6, 2018
 Superintendent of Public Instruction  Tony Thurmond  November 6, 2018

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 Date
 State Senate District 28   Joy Silver  November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 42  DeniAntoinette Mazingo  November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 56  Eduardo Garcia*   November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 60  Sabrina Cervantes*   November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 61  Jose Medina*   November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 76  Tasha Boerner Horvath  November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 77  Sunday Gover   November 6, 2018
 State Assembly DIstrict 78  Todd Gloria*   November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 79  Shirley N. Weber*   November 6, 2018
 State Assembly District 80  Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher*  November 6, 2018

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 Date
 Poway Unified School District, Area C  Charled Sellers* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego Community College District, District A  Maria Nieto Senour* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego Community College District, District E  Sean Elo - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Dieguito Uniion High School District, Area 1  Amy Flicker - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Southwestern Community College Governing Board, Seat 2  Nora E. Vargas - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Southwestern Community College Governing Board, Seat 4  Leticia Cazares - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego Unified School District, District B  Kevin Beiser* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego Unified School District, District C  Michael McQuary* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Sweetwater Union High School District, District 1  Arturo Solis* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 1  Francisco Tamayo* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 3  Leslie Bunker* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Chula Vista Elementary School District, Seat 5  Eduardo Reyes* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Vista Unified School Districy, Area 3   Martha Alvarado - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Nathan Fletcher - Rated 100%  November 6, 2018
 San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 4  Bonnie Dumanis - Rated 100%  November 6, 2018
 Carlsbad Mayor  Corine Schumacher - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Carlsbad City Council, District 1  Barbara Hamilton - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Chula Vista City Council, District 1  Mark Bartlett - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Chula Vista City Council, District 2  Jill M. Galvez - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Chula Vista Mayor  Mary Salas* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Del Mar Mayor  Dwight Worden - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Encinitas Mayor  Catherine Blakespear* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Encinitas City Council, District 3  Joddy Hubbard - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Encinitas City Council, District 4  Joe Mosca* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Escondido City Council, District 1  Consuelo Martinez - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Imperial Beach City Council  Edward Spriggs* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 La Mesa City Council  Akilah Weber - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 La Mesa City Council  Kamaak Martin - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 National City Mayor  Alejandra Sotelo-Solis - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 National City City Council  Jose Rodriguez - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Oceanside City Council, District 2  Lawrence "Larry" Kornit  November 6, 2018
 Oceanside City Treasurer  Rafe Edward Trikey Jr. - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Marcos City Council, District 1  Maria Nuñez - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego City Council, District 2  Jennifer Campbell - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego City Council, District 4  Myrtle Cole* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego City Council, District 6  Tommy Hough - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 San Diego City Council, District 8  Antonio Martinez - Endorsed  November 6, 2018

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 Date
 Riverside Community District, Trustee Area 4  Jose Alcala - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Coachella Valley Unified School District, Trustee Area 1  Joey Acuña* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Val Verde Unified School District, Trustee Area 4  Steve Perez - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Coachella City Council  Megan Beaman Jacinto - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Corona City Council, District 1  Jacqueline Casillas - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Desert Hot Springs City Council  Gary Gardner - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Lake Elsinore City Council, District 3  Tim Sheridan - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Moreno Valley City Council, District 2  Keri Then - Rated 100%  November 6, 2018
 Moreno Valley City Council, District 2  Corey Jackson - Rated 100%  November 6, 2018
 Perris City Council  Brady A. McCarron - Endorsed  November 6, 2018
 Moreno Valley Mayor  Yxstian Gutierrez* - Endorsed  November 6, 2018

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 Date
 Calexico Unified School District   Jose Guillen  November 6, 2018

*Denotes an incumbent.

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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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