Orange County Voting Guide

Carl DeMaio and Reform California have released their “Plain English” voter guide to give you an easy-to-understand explanation of the ballot measures and grade candidates running in Orange County.  

California’s General Election is underway and ballots must be returned by November 8, 2022. With a bunch of confusing ballot measures and hundreds of candidates running for office, voters can feel overwhelmed and lost. 

This “Plain English” voter guide makes voting simple – especially when it comes to the ballot measures and local offices that do not allow candidates to disclose their party affiliation. Endorsements below are given only to candidates who “passed the test” on these crucial criteria: opposing taxes, fighting crime, improving schools, creating jobs, and defending personal freedoms. 

2022 offers a real chance for a wave election to block costly tax hikes and elect common-sense leaders - but to do that we need your help in turning out your friends, family and neighbors to vote and share this easy-to-understand voter guide with them! 

How to Use the Guide – 8 Sections: 

  • Review Statewide Ballot Measures 
  • Review Your Local Ballot Measures 
  • Review Statewide Candidate Races 
  • Review Legislative Candidate Races (Congress/State Legislature) 
  • Review Your County Candidate Races 
  • Review Your City Candidate Races (unless you live in unincorporated area) 
  • Review Your School District Candidate Races 
  • Review Your Remaining Special District Candidate Races 

 

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Statewide Ballot Measures 

Prop 1 — NO 

Official Title: Constitutional Right to Reproductive Freedom. Legislative Constitutional Amendment. 

Plain English Translation: Eliminates Any Restrictions on When Abortions Can Be Performed 

Prop 1 is being sold publicly as merely a codification of a pro-choice position in the California state constitution but it actually goes far further than that. The actual text of this ballot measure would repeal the current ban on abortions after 23 weeks of a pregnancy and allow the right to a late-term abortion up to the moment of birth. Prop 1 would give California one of the most extreme abortion laws in the country. This measure may also interfere with existing state laws that allow for Sexually Violent Predators to be placed under mandatory chemical treatment to limit their sex drive and desires. Reform California recommends a NO vote. 

Prop 26 — NO 

Official Title: Allows In-Person Roulette, Dice Games, Sports Wagering on Tribal Lands. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.  

Plain English Translation: Protects Tribal Gaming Rights, But Enriches Trial Lawyers Through More Frivolous Lawsuits  

Prop 26 affirms the current practice of allowing only federally-recognized Native American tribes to operate roulette, dice games, and sports wagering on tribal lands, subject to compacts negotiated by the Governor and ratified by the Legislature. It would also allow on-site sports wagering at privately operated horse-racing tracks in specified counties for ages 21 and up. Unfortunately, the measure contains a “poison pill” to expand the use of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) to allow unscrupulous trial attorneys to file frivolous lawsuits to shakedown small businesses. Reform California recommends a “NO” vote on Prop 26. 

Prop 27 — NO 

Official Title: Allows Online and Mobile Sports Wagering Outside Tribal Lands. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. 

Plain English Translation: Allows Private Businesses to Engage in Online Gambling to Compete with Native American Tribes 

Prop 27 would expand gambling in California beyond casinos currently operated by Native American tribes by allowing private businesses to operate online and mobile sports wagering for persons 21 and up. Native American tribes say this competition from private businesses will undermine their ability to fund programs for their tribes. Reform California recommends a NO vote. 

Prop 28 — NO 

Official Title: Provides Additional Funding For Arts And Music Education In Public Schools. Initiative Statute. 

Plain English Translation: Earmarks Mandatory Funding from the Existing State Education Budget for Arts and Music Programs 

Prop 28 is an earmark - or a requirement that the state spend at least a certain amount of funds from the state budget for the exclusive benefit of art and music programs. The earmark mandates that 1% of required state funding be set aside for arts and music programs and then allocates a greater proportion of the funds to schools serving more economically disadvantaged students. Earmarks are not free money - so any earmark will have to come at the expense of other important programs — including programs for fundamental academic areas like reading, writing, arithmetic, etc. Reform California recommends a NO vote. 

Prop 29 — NO 

Official Title: Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional At Kidney Dialysis Clinics And Establishes Other State Requirements. Initiative Statute 

Plain English Translation: Imposes Costly Regulations on Kidney Dialysis Clinics to Benefit Organized Labor Unions 

Prop 29 may be familiar to voters since it has been rejected TWICE before in 2018 and 2020. Why does it keep appearing on the ballot? Wealthy labor unions force the measure on the ballot in an attempt to impose new costly regulations on kidney dialysis clinics that would benefit the interests of the unions. Prop 29 requires specific medical personnel on site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics - whether or not the personnel are even needed. The measure also increases mandatory state reporting and prohibits clinics from closing or substantially reducing services without state approval. A "no” vote keeps your doctors and clinics more independent from state control. Reform California recommends a NO vote. 

Prop 30 — NO 

Official Title: Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Air Pollution And Prevent Wildfires by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million. 

Plain English Translation: TAX INCREASE - Increases Income Taxes to Fund a Variety of New Government Programs 

Prop 30 is a massive income tax increase - even though California already has the highest income taxes in the country of any state. Prop 39 imposes a 1.75% tax increase for personal incomes over $2 million. Revenue for the proposition aims to go toward climate change measures, but the definition of programs eligible for these new funds is quite broad as to allow the funds to be used in a wide-range of ways. Reform California recommends a NO vote. 

Prop 31 — NO 

Official Title: Referendum on 2020 Law that Would Prohibit the Retail Sale of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products. 

Plain English Translation: Should California Ban the Sale of Flavored Tobacco? 

Prop 31 is a “referendum” or question on whether a proposed state law should be implemented or rejected. State Senate Bill, SB 793, which prohibits the retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products and tobacco flavor enhancers. A “yes” vote would uphold and pass the law into effect, banning the retail sale of these flavored tobacco products. A “no” vote would overturn the law and tobacco companies would be allowed to sell flavored tobacco products in the state. 

Local Ballot Measures 

Measure G — NO 

Official Title: Capistrano Unified School District SFID No. 3 Bond Measure 

Plain English Translation: Shall the City Take Out $114 Million in Bonds to be Repaid by Taxpayers to Give a Line of Credit to a Poorly Managed School District? 

Measure G is effectively a massive tax increase on city residents through a bond. Bonds are government loans that must be paid back by taxpayers. Moreover, this bond is being used as a replacement for improving efficiency with current resources. A NO vote blocks these backroom deals and saves taxpayers millions.  

 

Measure H — YES 

Official Title: Santa Ana Unified School District Term Limits 

Plain English Translation: Impose a Lifetime Three-Term Limit on Board Members 

Measure H imposes a lifetime limit of three terms on school board members. Local term limits help improve accountability and keep politicians in touch with their communities. A YES vote approves this measure. 

 

Measure I — YES 

Official Title: City of Aliso Viejo, Councilmember Term Limits 

Plain English Translation: Impose Limit of Two Consecutive Terms on City Council 

Measure I imposes a limit of two consecutive terms on city council members, with the ability to be elected to the council again after a two year break. Partial terms of less than two years to fill vacancies will not count against term limits if the partial term occurs prior to the two consecutive full terms. Local term limits help improve accountability and keep politicians in touch with their communities. A YES vote approves this measure. 

 

Measure J — NO 

Official Title: City of Anaheim, Anaheim Hotel Tax (TOT Measure) 

Plain English Translation: Require Hotel Booking Websites to Collect Hotel Tax 

Measure J is a massive tax increase on out-of-town guests. It imposes the requirement on hotel booking websites to collect and remit hotel occupancy taxes to the city of Anaheim at the city’s current rate of 15%, generating up to $3 million annually for the city. While the measure and proponents may argue this tax is paid by hotels and motels, they pass that fee onto guests. The City Council has engaged in rampant wasteful spending that needs to be fixed before they consider raising taxes on the people. A NO vote stops this tax increase. 

 

Measure K — Neutral 

Official Title: City of Costa Mesa, Ordinance to Revitalize Commercial and Industrial Areas and Protect Residential Neighborhoods 

Plain English Translation: Ends Practice of Citizen Building Vetos 

Measure K unravels the citizen-backed Measure Y, which allowed residents oversight on approving major development projects. Measure K exempts many projects from this oversight to make it easier for the city to greenlight the development of multiple new dense housing units. This measure aims to minimize elections and their costs and make building easier in the city. It will also further urbanize Costa Mesa. 

 

Measure L — NO 

Official Title: City of Huntington Beach, Charter Amendment Measure 1 

Plain English Translation: Lessen Voting Rights of Residents and Allow City Council to Cancel Regular Meetings to Hide from Voters 

Measure L is trying to confuse voters with language about restrooms and parks, when in fact it is about limiting voter input. Measure L weakens citizen voting rights and allows the city council to hide from public scrutiny. The measure amends the city charter to allow the city to construct restrooms or replace existing equipment on parks and beaches without any voter input, upending the previous voter-approved Measure C. It also allows for the mayor or a majority of the City Council to cancel regular meetings, so they can avoid answering to the public. A NO vote blocks this measure. 

 

Measure M — NO 

Official Title: City of Huntington Beach, Charter Amendment Measure 2 

Plain English Translation: Allow City Attorney to Not Have Law School Degree Accredited by the America Bar Association, Weakening City Attorney 

Measure M is the latest in the city council’s feud against the city attorney’s office, and in an attempt to weaken the city attorney, this measure removes the requirement for the city attorney to have a degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association. It also changes rules on filling vacancies and rules on required reporting by city officers. The city attorney should be a respectable attorney, with a degree from an American Bar accredited school. A NO vote keeps this common-sense requirement. 

 

Measure N — NO 

Official Title: City of Huntington Beach, Charter Amendment Measure 3 

Plain English Translation: Make City Attorney Answer to City Politicians Instead of the Public; Weaken the Office of the City Attorney 

Measure N seeks to make the city attorney answer to city politicians, not the public. The measure forces the city attorney to heed the direction of the City Council for all legal matters, putting their interests above the public’s. This measure contains dangerous wording that attacks the independence of the city attorney and could force them to comply with corrupt actions of a bad faith city council. A NO vote defeats this measure and keeps the city attorney’s client as the public, not the city politicians. 

 

Measure O — NO 

Official Title: City of Huntington Beach, Taxation on Cannabis Businesses 

Plain English Translation: Increase Taxes By 6% on Pot Shops  

Measure O is a massive tax increase on pot shops. While the measure claims to fund “homeless prevention,” “parks,” and “safety,” it contains loopholes that allow the funding to be diverted to any project the city wishes. A NO vote will block this tax increase. 

 

Measure P — NO 

Official Title: City of La Palma, La Palma City Services Measure 

Plain English Translation: Increase the Hotel Tax by 4% 

Measure P is a massive tax increase on out-of-town guests. While the measure and proponents may argue this tax is paid by hotels and motels, they pass that fee onto guests. The City Council has engaged in rampant wasteful spending that needs to be fixed before they consider raising taxes on the people. A NO vote stops this tax increase. 

 

Measure Q — NO 

Official Title: City of Laguna Beach, Municipal Code Amendment to Create an Overlay Zoning District and Require Voter Approval of Major Development Projects 

Plain English Translation: Discriminate Against Small Businesses in Construction Contracts 

Measure Q claims to be about limiting development, but it contains a poison pill. The measure is backed by major unions because the new development contracts are awarded to bidders that primarily use union labor. These arrangements discriminate against small and minority-owned businesses. A NO vote stops this measure. 

 

Measure R — NO 

Official Title: City of Laguna Beach, Municipal Code Amendment to Create a Hotel Development Overlay Zoning District and Require Voter Approval of Hotel Development Projects 

Plain English Translation: Discriminate Against Small Businesses in Hotel Construction Contracts 

Measure R claims to be about limiting development, but it contains a poison pill. The measure is backed by major unions because the new development contracts are awarded to bidders that primarily use union labor. These arrangements discriminate against small and minority-owned businesses. A NO vote stops this measure. 

 

Measure S — NO 

Official Title: City of Laguna Beach, Municipal Code Amendment to Create a Minimum Wage and Workplace Standards and Protections for Hotel Employees 

Plain English Translation: Raise Hotel Room Costs to Guests by Increasing Minimum Wage to $18 for Hotel Employees 

Measure S is a massive price hike on hotel guests. The measure establishes an $18 minimum wage for hotel employees. While proponents argue the wage will be paid by the hotel, it will actually be passed onto hotel guests through price hikes on room cost, dining, and other services. A NO vote blocks this price hike. 

 

Measure T — NO 

Official Title: City of Laguna Woods, Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance 

Plain English Translation: Increase Taxes By 4-10% on Pot Shops   

Measure T is a massive tax increase on pot shops. While the measure claims to fund “traffic,” and “law enforcement,” it contains loopholes that allow the funding to be diverted to any project the city wishes. A NO vote will block this tax increase.  

 

Measure U — NO 

Official Title: City of San Clemente, Appointive City Clerk 

Plain English Translation: Shall the City Clerk be Appointed Rather Than Elected? 

Measure U directly subverts the will of voters and allows potentially corrupt politicians to appoint their crony friends to positions of power. A NO vote keeps the City Clerk elected by the people. 

 

Measure V — NO 

Official Title: City of San Clemente, Appointive City Treasurer 

Plain English Translation: Shall the City Treasurer be Appointed Rather Than Elected? 

Measure V directly subverts the will of voters and allows potentially corrupt politicians to appoint their crony friends to positions of power. A NO vote keeps the City Clerk elected by the people. 

 

Measure W — NO 

Official Title: City of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Business License Tax Equity and Flexible Tax Holiday 

Plain English Translation: Increase Business License Taxes and Fees 

Measure W is a massive tax increase. The measure restructures the tax code to apply a flat tax on business licenses, but raises the rates on most businesses and allows them to increase year-over-year with inflation — now at record highs. While the measure argues it will shift the tax burden to big businesses and smaller businesses will pay less, that’s not true. Home-based businesses may pay less to start, but other small businesses will suffer an increase — and all rates will increase over time with inflation. A NO vote blocks this tax increase. 

 

Measure X — YES 

Official Title: City of Santa Ana, Charter Amendments 

Plain English Translation: Impose Term Limits on Mayor and City Council 

Measure X imposes a lifetime limit of three 4-year terms on city council members and 4 2-year terms on the mayor. Local term limits help improve accountability and keep politicians in touch with their communities. A YES vote approves this measure. 

 

Measure Y — NO 

Official Title: City of Westminster, No-Tax Increase Local Services Measure 

Plain English Translation: Massive Tax Increase Extending Sales Tax Rate for 20 More Years 

Measure Y is lying to voters on the ballot because it constitutes a massive tax increase. The measure would extend the current 1% sales tax rate that voters approved in 2016, and it would last for 20 more years. A NO vote blocks the tax rate from continuing, effectively giving city residents a massive tax cut! Vote NO to lower your tax bill. 

 

Measure Z — NO 

Official Title: City of Yorba Linda, Housing Element Implementation General Plan Amendments and Rezoning 

Plain English Translation: Allow Dense Urban Development and Corrupt Backroom Deals for Contracts 

Measure Z, on the surface, appears to allow for building new housing units — among them being affordable housing units. However, the measure contains a “poison pill.” New development contracts for the housing units are awarded to bidders that primarily use union labor. These arrangements discriminate against small and minority-owned businesses. A NO vote stops this measure. 

Statewide Candidate Races 

  • Governor - Brian Dahle 
  • Lt. Governor - Angela Underwood Jacobs 
  • Attorney General - Nathan Hochman  
  • Treasurer - Jack Guerrero
  • Controller - Lahnee Chen  
  • Secretary of State - Rob Bernosky 
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction - Lance Christensen   
  • State Insurance Commissioner - Robert Howell 
  • State Board of Equalization - You're Doomed

Legislative Races 

  • US Senate - Mark Meuser  
  • US Congress - District 38 - Eric Ching
  • US Congress - District 40 - Young Kim 
  • US Congress - District 45 - Michelle Steel 
  • US Congress - District 46 - Christopher Gonzales 
  • US Congress - District 47 - Scott Baugh 
  • US Congress - District 49 - Brian Maryott 
  • State Senate – District 30 - Mitch Clemmons 
  • State Senate – District 32 - Kelly Seyarto 
  • State Senate – District 34 - Rhonda Shader 
  • State Senate – District 36 - Janet Nguyen 
  • State Senate – District 38 - Matt Gunderson 
  • State Assembly – District 64 - Raul Ortiz 
  • State Assembly – District 67 - Soo Yoo 
  • State Assembly – District 68 - Mike Tardif 
  • State Assembly – District 70 - Tri Ta
  • State Assembly – District 71 - Kate Sanchez 
  • State Assembly – District 72 - Diane Dixon 
  • State Assembly – District 73 - Steve Choi  
  • State Assembly – District 74 - Laurie Davies 

City Candidate Races 

City of Aliso Viejo 

City Council (2) 

  • Max Duncan 
  • Tara Lea Ricksen 

 

City of Anaheim 

Mayor 

  • Trevor O’Neil 

City Council 

  • District 2: Gloria Sahagun Ma’ae 
  • District 3: You’re Doomed 
  • District 6: Natalie Meeks 

 

City of Brea 

City Council (3)  

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 3 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Steven C. Vargas  
  • Cecilia Hupp 

 

City of Buena Park 

City Council 

  • District 1: Kevin Rhee 
  • District 2: You’re Doomed 
  • District 5: You’re Doomed 

 

City of Costa Mesa 

Mayor 

  • John Moorlach 

 

City of Cypress 

City Council (3) 

  • Carrie Hayashida 
  • Bonnie Peat 
  • Scott Minikus 

 

City of Fountain Valley 

City Council (3)  

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 3 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Patrick Harper 
  • Kim Constantine 

 

City of Fullerton 

City Council 

  • District 3: You’re Doomed 
  • District 5: You're Doomed 

 

City of Garden Grove 

City Council 

  • District 1: George Brietigam 
  • District 3: Laurie Merrick 
  • District 4: Duy Nguyen 

 

City of Huntington Beach 

City Council (4)  

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 4 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Pat Burns 
  • Casey McKeon 
  • Tony Strickland 

City Attorney 

  • Michael Gates 

 

City of Irvine 

Mayor 

  • Definitely NOT Farrah Khan or Branda Lin 

City Council (2) 

  • John Park 
  • Anthony Kuo 

 

City of Laguna Beach 

City Council (3) 

  • Definitely NOT Alex Rounaghi or Jerome Pudwill 

 

City of Laguna Hills 

City Council (3) 

  • Erica Pezold 
  • Josh Sweeney 
  • Dave Wheeler 

City Council – Partial Term (1) 

  • Don Caskey 

 

City of Laguna Niguel 

City Council 

  • Ray Gennawey 
  • Stephanie Winstead 

 

City of Laguna Woods 

City Council (2) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 2 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Carol Moore 

 

City of La Habra 

City Council (2) 

  • Guadalupe Lara 
  • Susan M. Pritchard 

 

City of Lake Forest 

City Council 

  • District 2: Benjamin Yu 
  • District 3: Scott Voigts 

 

City of La Palma 

City Council (2) 

  • Nitesh Patel 
  • Jonathan Dinwiddie 

 

City of Los Alamitos 

City Council 

  • District 4: Shelley Hasselbrink 
  • District 5: Emily Hibard 

 

City of Mission Viejo 

City Council 

  • District 1: Robert Ruesch 
  • District 2: Brian Goodell 
  • District 3: Ed Sachs 
  • District 4: Trish Kelley 
  • District 5: Wendy Bucknum 

 

City of Newport Beach 

City Council 

  • District 1: Joe Stapleton 
  • District 3: Erik Weigand 
  • District 4: Robyn Grant 
  • District 6: Lauren Kleiman 

 

City of Orange 

Mayor 

  • Mark Murphy 

City Council 

  • District 3: Kathy Tavoularis 
  • District 4: Denis Bilodeau
  • District 6: John Gyllenhammer 

 

City of Rancho Santa Margarita 

City Council 

  • Anne Figueroa 
  • Brad McGirr 
  • Jerry Holloway

 

City of Rossmoor 

City Council (2) 

  • Michael Maynard 

 

City of San Clemente 

City Council 

  • Steve Knoblock 
  • Aaron Washington 

 

City of San Juan Capistrano 

City Council 

  • District 3: NOT Paul Lopez 

 

City of Santa Ana 

Mayor 

  • Jesse Nestor 

City Council 

  • Ward 2: Doomed 
  • Ward 4: Doomed 
  • Ward 6: Doomed 

 

City of Seal Beach 

City Council 

  • District 1: Greg Barton 
  • District 3: Lisa Landau 
  • District 5: Nathan Steele 

 

City of Stanton 

City Council 

  • District 1: Elizabeth Barbara Maciol-wiktor 

 

City of Tustin 

Mayor 

  • Austin Lumbard 

City Council 

  • District 3: Ray Schnell 

 

City of Villa Park 

City Council (3) 

  • Crystal K. Miles 
  • Donna Buxton 
  • MaryBeth Felcyn 

 

City of Westminster 

Mayor 

  • Kimberly Ho 

City Council 

  • District 1: John Gentile 
  • District 4: Namquan Nguyen 

City of Yorba Linda 

City Council (2) 

  • Janice Lim 
  • Carlos Rodriguez 

School Districts 

Anaheim Union High School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: NOT Jessica Guerrero or Billie Joe Wright 

 

Brea Olinda Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Nicole Colon 
  • Trustee Area 4: Andrea Dibsy 

 

Buena Park School District 

  • Trustee Area 4: Ralph Lefeber 

 

Capistrano Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 2: Kira Davis  
  • Trustee Area 4: Jim Glantz  
  • Trustee Area 7: Judy Bullockus 

 

Centralia School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Robert Alexander or Henry Charoen 

 

Coast Community College District 

  • Area 1: Russell A. Neal II 

 

Cypress School District 

  • Trustee Area B: Either Acceptable 
  • Trustee Area C: Sandra Lee 

 

Fountain Valley School District (3) 

  • Trisha Rintoul 
  • Sandra Crandall 
  • Dennis Cole  

 

Fullerton Joint Union High School District 

  • Trustee Area 4: Matthew Van Hook 

 

Fullerton School District 

  • Trustee Area 4: Lisa Wozab 

 

Garden Grove Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 2: NOT Mark Anthony Paredes 

 

Huntington Beach City School District Board 

  • Area 2: Meghan Willis 
  • Area 4: Autumn McCall - Di Giovanni 
  • Area 5: Julie Norton 

 

Huntington Beach Union High School District (3) 

  • Angela Salinardi 
  • Scott Rogers 
  • Matthew Harper 

 

Irvine Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 2: NOT Katie Mcewen 

 

La Habra City School District (3) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 3 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Joshua Atwater 
  • Rocio Carmona  

 

Los Alamitos Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Colin Edwards 
  • Trustee Area 3: No Endorsement 

  

Lowell Joint School District 

  • Trustee Area 2: No Endorsement 
  • Trustee Area 4: Karen Shaw 

 

Newport Mesa Unified School District Board 

  • District 2: Danielle Mills 
  • District 4: Barbara George 
  • District 6: Michelle Barto 
  • District 7: Kristen Seaburn  

 

North Orange County Community College District 

  • Trustee Area 1: You’re Doomed 
  • Trustee Area 6: Jessica Rutan 

 

Orange Unified School District Board 

  • Area 1: NOT Angela Williams 
  • Area 4: Madison Klovstad Miner 
  • Area 5: Tim Surridge 
  • Area 7: Rick Ledesma  

 

Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District Trustee 

  • Area 4: Steve Slawson or Todd Frazier 
  • Area 5: Richard Ingle 

 

Rancho Santiago Community College District 

  • Trustee Area 2: NOT John Hanna 

 

Rowland Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 5: Donna Freedman 

 

Saddleback Valley Unified School District Board 

  • Trustee Area 1: Greg Kunath 
  • Trustee Area 5: Jennifer Richter 

 

Santa Ana Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 4: Sylvia Iglesias 

 

Savanna School District 

  • Trustee Area 2: You’re Doomed 

 

South Orange County Community College District 

  • Trustee Area 4: Derek Reeve 
  • Trustee Area 6: Pramod Kunju 

 

Tustin Unified School Board 

  • Area 3: Kelly Felton 

Special Districts 

 

Costa Mesa Sanitary District 

  • Division 1: Either acceptable 
  • Division 3: Either acceptable 
  • Division 5: Either acceptable  

 

Irvine Ranch Water District 

  • Division 3: Doug Reinhart 

 

Mesa Water District 

  • Division 4: Jim Atkinson 
  • Division 5: Shawn Dewane 

 

Midway City Sanitary District (3) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 3 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Ashton Kauwe 
  • Jason Gray 

 

Moulton Niguel Water District (3) 

  • Diane Rifkin 
  • William Moorhead 
  • Donald R. Froelich 

 

Municipal Water District of Orange County 

  • Division 2: Larry D. Dick 
  • Division 5: Sat Tamaribuchi 

 

Orange County Water District 

  • Division 1: Dina Nguyen 
  • Division 5: All acceptable 
  • Division 7: Both acceptable 

 

Rossmoor Community Services District (2) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 2 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Michael Maynard 

 

Serrano Water District, Division 4 

  • Either acceptable 

  

Silverado-Modjeska Recreation and Park District (3) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 3 candidates in this race, please do not vote for any other candidate or candidates, as you may inadvertently knock recommended candidates out of the race. We need to spike the votes for our reform-minded candidates and let left-wing voters split their votes for the other candidates.  

  • Jessie Bullis 
  • Andrew Ward  

 

Yorba Linda Water District Director 

  • All are acceptable 

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