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Monday, November 03, 2014

The Allan Bartlett Voter Guide For November

These are my picks for the upcoming election. I'm sure there will be disagreement with me on some of these choices, but that's okay. Leave me a comment in the comment section and argue your case for who you would pick. Some races I just couldn't in good conscience recommend to folks. I'm also attaching a star rating system to the statewide and legislative races. It's a sliding scale from one to five with five meaning this person is a great Republican candidate and one star meaning that this person probably doesn't deserve a vote, but we'll hold our nose anyways. If you hang around and have endorsements from groups like the Orange County Business Council, Tax OC(OC Tax), Curt Pringle, etc, this will also contribute to lower stars. Pretty much the only way you would get five stars in my rating system is if you are endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus or had an endorsement by former Congressman Ron Paul :)

Governor....no recommendation

Thanks for playing Neel. We have some lovely parting gifts for you.

Lt Gov....no recommendation

Ron Nehring does not have the temperament to hold elective office. I cannot recommend him. He gets zero stars

Secretary of State....Pete Peterson***

Controller.....Ashley Swearengin*

I almost didn't vote for Ashley. Her support of High Speed Rail made this tough.

Treasurer....Greg Conlon***

Attorney General....Ron Gold ****

Ron supports decriminalizing marijuana. This tells me he will be probably be great for individual liberty.

Insurance Commissioner....Ted Gaines**

State Board of Equalization 4th District.....Diane Harkey***

Bottomline, Diane will be a good vote for taxpayers in this position.

School Superintendent.....Marshall Tuck**

Propositions

Prop 1 Water Bond.....NO

Way too much pork in this bond for things that have nothing to do with building water storage.

Prop 2 Budget Rainy Day Fund.....YES

It makes me almost vote against it seeing Gov Brown vouching for this on tv.

Prop 45.......NO

Prop 46......NO

Prop 47.......YES

This will save the state millions by making much needed reforms to the criminal justice system.

Prop 48........YES

County of Orange Measures

Measure E.......YES

Measure G........YES

City of Irvine Measures

Measure V.......YES

Measure W.......YES

Congress

39th District........Ed Royce***

45th District.......Mimi Walters***

46th District.......no recommendation

Loretta Sanchez is the devil, but Adam Nick is a total and complete train wreck

47th District.......Andy Whallon****

I had a chance to get to know Andy personally and I think he will make a fine Congressman.

48th District.......Dana Rohrabacher****

49th District.......Darrell Issa***

32nd District.......Art Alas*****

Art is endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus and people like him are the future of the Republican Party.

4th District(Northern CA)......Tom McClintock*****

Tom is the gold standard in CA for elected representatives.

12th District(Northern CA).......John Dennis*****

Good friend and true champion of liberty John Dennis is running against Nancy Pelosi. Enough said.

State Senate

32nd District......Mario Guerra**

34th District......Janet Nguyen*(I'm being generous)

It's important to break up the Dem Super majority in Sacramento otherwise there would be no reco here.

36th District......Pat Bates***

State Assembly

55th District.......Ling Ling Chang**

65th District........Young Kim***

68th District.......Don Wagner*

69th District.......Sherry Walker**

72nd District........Travis Allen***

73rd District........Bill Brough****

74th District.......Matthew Harper****

I disagree with Matt on some liberty issues(MJ legalization being one them), but having said that Matt will be a great vote in Sacramento. His opponent Keith Curry led the charge to ban all fire pits at the beach in Newport.

2nd District(Northern CA)......Matt Heath*****

Matt is a good friend and would make a great Assemblyman. True friend of liberty.

Orange County Supervisor

District 2......Allan Mansoor***

Allan Mansoor is far and away the superior choice for this race. Michelle Steel supported Larry Agran crony Suhkee Kang which speaks volumes that she would support someone of her own race rather than our good Republicans here in Irvine. Had to be said.

District 5......Robert Ming****

Robert Ming will make a fine OC Supervisor.

County Assessor......Claude Parish***

City of Irvine

Mayor......Steven Choi

City Council.......Jeff Lalloway and Lynn Schott

Do I even have to say anything about these last two races? LOL. Send Larry Agran into retirement.

Irvine Ranch Water District

Peer Swan

Doug Reinhart

Irvine School Board

Sharon Wallin

Ira Glasky

Orange County Water District Director

Division 5.......Steve Sheldon

Division 5........Dave Ellis

Judges

State Supreme Court

Goodwin Liu.......NO

Mariano-Florentino Cuellar......NO

Kathryn Mickle Werdegar......YES

Justice, Court of Appeal; 4th District, Division 1

Alex C. McDonald.......YES

Gilbert Nares.......YES

Terry B. O'Rourke......YES

James A. McIntyre......YES

Justice, Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 2

Thomas E. Hollenhorst.......YES

Justice, Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 3

David A. Thompson.......YES

Richard M. Aronson.......YES

Richard D. Fybel......NO

William F. Rylaarsdam........YES

Kathleen E. O'Leary........NO

Orange County Superior Court

Office 14.......Kevin Haskins

Some notable city races with good friends running and/or good recos from friends

Anaheim Mayor......Tom Tait

Anaheim Council.....James Vanderbilt, Jose Moreno(2)

Costa Mesa.......Jim Righeimer

Fountain Valley......Mark McCurdy

Fullerton.......Greg Sebourn, Sean Paden

Laguna Niguel......John Mark Jennings(H/T Andy Favor for his reco)

Mission Viejo.....Ed Sachs

Newport Beach

District 4......Kevin Muldoon

District 6.......Scott Peotter

Orange......Jon Dumitru

Rancho Santa Margarita.....Brad McGirr, Mike Vaughn, John Webb

Lastly for my South County friends, here are my picks for Capo Unified School Board

District Area 4.......Craig Alexander

I've worked alongside Craig on the OC GOP Central Committee and he will make a fine school board member

District Area 6........Ellen Addonizio

District Area 7........Julie Collier

3 Comments:

  • At 12:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Don't know why you don't support your sister for County Supervisor.

     
  • At 12:58 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    She is not my sister. Please do not vote for her.

     
  • At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This might be moot, however, regarding the Huntington Beach city council support for the plastic bag ban:

    The council was split on the issue with members Dave Sullivan, Matthew Harper and Joe Carchio voting against the ordinance.

    Mayor Connie Boardman and council members Joe Shaw, Jill Hardy and Jim Katapodis supported it.

    From the April 1, 2013 ordinance adoption doc, Ordinance 3975:

    AYES:

    Hardy, Boardman, Shaw, Katapodis


    NOES:

    Sullivan, Harper


    ABSTAIN: None

    ABSENT: Carchio

    If anyone reads this who lives in HB, please keep this in mind when voting for the City Council.



     

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