California Primary Election Guide

We took a look at the ballot and realized how little we knew about each of the candidates and the different propositions. After research and talking to trusted friends, here’s how we will be voting!


State Candidates

Governor: John Chiang
Lieutenant Governor: Ed Hernandez
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Vivek Viswanathan
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
U.S. Senator: Kevin de Leon
Superintendent: Tony Thurmond


State Measures

Proposition 68: Yes
Proposition 69: Yes
Proposition 70: No
Proposition 71: Yes
Proposition 72: Yes


Judicial Candidates

For judicial candidates, cross off anyone who is a Deputy District Attorney or Prosecutor. Of the remaining candidates, vote for the woman of color, woman, or person of color. Each candidate for judge is also rated by the state bar association or the local bar association. You can google the candidate and “bar association” to see who is “well-qualified.” For example, here is the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s judicial evaluations. Scroll down to page 9 for the specific ratings.


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