Okay, so I know the deal. You’ve been putting off doing your election homework and now you’re getting nervous because you have no clue about many of the contests on the ballot.
Don’t even think about not voting on Tuesday June 3rd. Here’s your one-stop shop for better candidates and issues on the left side of the aisle.
I’m going to skip over minor candidates for space reasons and Republicans because I’m mean that way. Plus there were a few races we just never got around to covering. Many of these contests were explained in more detail in our five part series, along with some features on issues and candidates; you can find them by going here.
There are some races where you’ll still have to choose between several generally lefty candidates. And there are some contests where we have no suggestion at all.
Included in this guide will be links to the candidate websites and a quick and easy method for identifying endorsements: ? = party endorsement ? = labor endorsement ? = Dems for Equality endorsement ? = SDFP Endorsement.
(Pro Tip: Vote Yes on All)
City of San Diego Proposition A ?
City of San Diego Elections Charter Amendment, Measure A
City of San Diego Propositions B&C ???
Referendum of Resolution on Barrio Logan Community Plan Update
State of California Proposition 41 ?
California Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Bond Act
State of California Proposition 42 ?
California Compliance of Local Agencies with Public Act
Jerry Brown Incumbent, Democrat ? ??
Luis Rodriguez Author/Community, Green Party ?
Gavin Newsom Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ?
Kamala Harris Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ?
John Chiang California Controller, Democrat ? ??
Ellen Brown Attorney/ Public Banking Author, Green Party ?
Secretary of State
Alex Padilla State Senator, Democrat ? ? ?
Derek Cressman, Voting Rights Advocate, Democrat
Dave Jones Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ?
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tom Torlakson Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ?
John A Perez State Assemblyman, Democrat ? ? ?
Betty Yee California State Board of Equalization, Democrat
US House of Representatives
Dave Peiser Businessman, Democrat ? ? ?
James Kimber Physician Assistant, Democrat ? ? ?
Juan Vargas Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ?
Scott Peters Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ? ?
Susan Davis Incumbent, Democrat ? ?
Ruben “RJ” Hernandez Businessman, Democrat ?
Toni Atkins Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ? ?
Shirley Weber Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ? ?
Lorena Gonzalez Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ??
Frank Tsimboukakis Real Estate Investor, Democrat ?
Ben Hueso Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ?
No Web Site
San Diego City Council
Sarah Boot Attorney, Democrat ? ? ? ?
Myrtle Cole Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ? ?
Carol Kim Educator, Democrat ? ? ? ?
David Alvarez Incumbent, Democrat ? ? ? ?
San Diego County
Bob Brewer Attorney, Independent ?
Superior Court Judge, Seat # 20
Carla Keehn Assistant US Attorney ? ? ?
County Assessor/Recorder/ Clerk
Susan Guinn Consumer advocate attorney, Democrat ? ? ?
San Diego Community College
Maria-Nieto-Senour ?? ?
Rich Grosch ?? ?
Peter Zschiesche ?? ?
San Diego Unified School District
Kevin Beiser ? ? ?
Michael McQuarry ?? ?
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