San Diego County Election 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.

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: 

  1. Review Statewide Ballot Measures 
  2. Review Your Local Ballot Measures 
  3. Review Statewide Candidate Races 
  4. Review Legislative Candidate Races (Congress/State Legislature) 
  5. Review Your County Candidate Races 
  6. Review Your City Candidate Races (unless you live in unincorporated area) 
  7. Review Your School District Candidate Races 
  8. 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 

 

San Diego County  

Measure A — NO 

Official Title: Cannabis Business Tax 

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

No matter where you stand on the issue of legalized marijuana use, Measure A is a massive tax increase on pot shops. While the measure claims to fund “parks, fire safety, roads, health, and social equity,” it contains loopholes that allow the funding to be diverted to other projects. A NO vote will block this tax increase. 

 

City of San Diego 

Measure B — NO 

Official Title: Relating to Solid Waste Management Systems 

Plain English Translation: Approves Garbage Tax, Charging You Twice for Trash Service at Annual Cost of Over $300 

Measure B is a massive tax increase that creates a “Garbage Tax.” If this new Garbage tax is imposed, each homeowner will be forced to pay $350-500 more per year in higher taxes. In 1919 San Diegans allocated and earmarked a portion of their property tax revenues to cover trash pick up – so city politicians are enacting double-taxation with this move. A NO vote will stop the Garbage Tax. Read more information

 

Measure C — NO 

Official Title: Relating to Coastal Zone Height Limits in the Midway-pacific Highway Community Plan Area 

Plain English Translation: Block Coastal Views and Access, and Support Backroom Deals and Special Interests  

Measure C will raise the coastal height limit of certain developments. This will allow the dense construction of residential towers/ high-rises within the coastal zone, which could increase congestion, block coastal views and access, and unfairly benefit developers and special interests at a cost to taxpayers. Read more information

 

Measure D — NO 

Official Title: Relating to the Use of Project Labor Agreements on City Construction Projects 

Plain English Translation: Discriminate Against Small and Minority Owned Businesses in Awarding Government Contracts 

Measure D eliminates the fair and open competition rules that currently govern how city contracts are awarded. Without these accountability and transparency rules on city contracting, politicians can steer lucrative city contracts to benefit large campaign contributors — while discriminating against small businesses and minority/women/veteran-owned businesses. A NO vote stops this plan from happening and keeps city contracting fair. Read more information

 

Measure H — YES 

Official Title: Authorizing Childcare On Dedicated Parkland 

Plain English Translation: Allow Childcare Activities on City-Owned Parks and Recreation Areas 

Childcare is not currently an allowed usage of city park or recreation land. If approved, this ballot measure would amend the city charter to allow childcare in recreational facilities and buildings on dedicated parkland. 

 

Measure U — NO 

Official Title: San Diego Student Safety, Health, and School Repair Measure 

Plain English Translation: Shall the City Take Out $3.2 Billion in Bonds to be Repaid by Taxpayers to Give a Line of Credit to a Poorly Managed School District? 

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

 

City of Escondido 

Measure E — NO 

Official Title: Shall an Ordinance Establishing A 3/4 Cent Sales Tax Be Adopted 

Plain English Translation: Increase Sales Taxes by 0.75% 

Measure E is a massive tax increase that will cost you an extra $200 or more per year. Politicians say Measure E will fund specific areas such as “safety” and “homeless” — but they use these words only because they polled these terms and they think they will entice you into supporting the measure. In fact, the city’s own budget and fiscal forecast proves these claims to be false. Measure E does NOT require politicians to spend the new sales tax on the services claimed. Instead, the city’s own financial plans have the proceeds being diverted to cover salary hikes and overly-generous pension payouts to city workers. A NO vote blocks this tax hike. Read more information

 

Measure F — YES 

Official Title: Establish Term Limits of Two Terms for Persons Serving as Mayor, Three Terms for Persons Serving as a City Councilmember, and Three Terms for Persons Serving as the City Treasurer, Whether Consecutive or Not 

Plain English Translation: Establish Term Limits for City Government 

Measure F imposes term limits of two terms on the Mayor and three terms on Escondido City Council Members and the City Treasurer. Local term limits help improve accountability and keep politicians in touch with their communities. A YES vote approves this measure. 

 

Measure G — YES 

Official Title: Reduce City Treasurer Compensation to the Same Level as a City Councilmember 

Plain English Translation: Cut City Treasurer Salary and Save City Money 

Measure G standardizes pay of Escondido city employees and saves taxpayers money. A YES vote approves this cost saving measure. 

 

City of Carlsbad 

Measure J — NO 

Official Title: Monroe Street Pool Renovation/Replacement Project 

Plain English Translation: Allow the City to Spend $22 to $24 million of Your Tax Dollars on a Pool Renovation 

Measure J is an earmark of Carlsbad city funds for a community pool renovation. First, it’s always great to have adequate pool aquatic programs for the community — there’s no debating that. Where we find fault with Measure J is the inflated price tag and the fact that the city failed to seek cost effective partnerships with nonprofit organizations to provide a better and more affordable pool project. Moreover, while the measure claims to use existing city funds, we find the claim dubious and anticipate future tax increases to pay back the difference. A NO vote on this measure would return this issue to the city council to come up with a better plan. 

 

City of Chula Vista 

Measure K — NO 

Official Title: Modify the City Charter to conform with State laws, eliminate outdated provisions, clarify ambiguous terms, reorganize and reformat... 

Plain English Translation: Allow Illegal Immigrants to Serve on City Commissions and Lay Groundwork for Their Service on the City Council  

Measure K claims to make much needed structural change to the Chula Vista City Charter, but it actually changes several key provisions governing experience and qualifications for city officials. In fact, Measure K strikes the requirement that city commission members be U.S. citizens, and clears the way for Council Members to one day be non-citizens as well. A NO vote blocks this absurd idea. 

 

City of Encinitas 

Measure L — NO 

Official Title: Shall the City Tax Cannabis and Hemp Businesses at Annual Rates of Between 4% To 7% 

Plain English Translation: Increase Taxes By 4-7% on Pot Shops 

No matter where you stand on the issue of legalized marijuana use, Measure L is a massive tax increase on pot shops in Encinitas. While the measure claims to fund “law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, street improvements and recreation,” it contains loopholes that allow the funding to be diverted to other projects. A NO vote will block this tax increase. 

 

City of Imperial Beach 

Measure R — NO 

Official Title: Imperial Beach Quality of Life Measure 

Plain English Translation: Increase the Traveler Tax on Hotel Guests By 4% 

Measure R is a massive tax increase in Imperial Beach on out-of-town guests by 4%. While the measure and proponents may argue this tax is paid by hotels and motels, they pass that fee onto guests. The Imperial Beach 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. 

 

City of National City 

Measure M — NO 

Official Title: Shall the Office of National City Clerk be Appointive? 

Plain English Translation: Should the City Clerk be Appointed by Politicians Instead of Elected by Voters 

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

 

Measure N — NO 

Official Title: Shall the Office of National City Treasurer be Appointive? 

Plain English Translation: Should the City Treasurer be Appointed by Politicians Instead of Elected by Voters 

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

 

City of El Cajon 

Measure P — NO 

Official Title: Repeal Proposition J, a Half-cent Sales Tax, and Adopt a One-cent Sales Tax 

Plain English Translation: Increase Sales Taxes by 0.5% 

Measure P is a massive tax increase in El Cajon that will cost you an extra $200 or more per year. Politicians say Measure P will fund specific areas such as “safety” and “homeless” — but they use these words only because they polled these terms and they think they will entice you into supporting the measure. In fact, the city’s own budget and fiscal forecast proves these claims to be false. Measure P does NOT require politicians to spend the new sales tax on the services claimed. Instead, the city’s own financial plans have the proceeds being diverted to cover salary hikes and overly-generous pension payouts to city workers. A NO vote blocks this tax hike. Read more information

 

City of Lemon Grove 

Measure Q — NO 

Official Title: Improve Local Schools with Funds That Cannot Be Taken by the State And Spent Elsewhere 

Plain English Translation: Shall the City Take Out $27 Million in Bonds to be Repaid by Taxpayers to Give a Line of Credit to a Poorly Managed School District? 

Measure Q is effectively a massive tax increase on Lemon Grove city residents through a bond. Bonds are government loans that must be paid back by taxpayers. What’s worse, bond funds won’t just go toward “improving schools” — they will be given out to special interests who contribute to school board members. The school construction contracts are awarded through project labor agreements (PLAs), a type of agreement that benefits unions who support school board members and discriminates against small and minority-owned non-union companies. 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. 

 

City of Solana Beach 

Measure S — NO 

Official Title: Solana Beach Streets/Parks/Beaches/Services Measure 

Plain English Translation: Increase Sales Taxes by 1% 

Measure S is a massive tax increase in Solana Beach that will cost you an extra $200 or more per year. Politicians say Measure S will fund specific areas such as “safety” and “homeless” — but they use these words only because they polled these terms and they think they will entice you into supporting the measure. In fact, the city’s own budget and fiscal forecast proves these claims to be false. Measure S does NOT require politicians to spend the new sales tax on the services claimed. Instead, the city’s own financial plans have the proceeds being diverted to cover salary hikes and overly-generous pension payouts to city workers. A NO vote blocks this tax hike. 

 

Lower Sweetwater Fire Protection District 

Measure T — YES 

Official Title: Shall the number of seats on the Lower Sweetwater Fire Protection District be increased from three to five at large seats? 

Plain English Translation: Add 2 Seats to the Lower Sweetwater Fire Protection District 

Measure T adds 2 seats to the fire protection district, increasing the representation and say of voters. Adding more seats also avoids the risk that vacancies will prevent the board from doing its business. A YES vote approves 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 48 - Darrell Issa  
  • US Congress - District 49 - Brian Maryott
  • US Congress - District 50 - Corey Gustafson 
  • US Congress - District 51 - Stan Caplan 
  • US Congress - District 52 - Tyler Geffeney  
  • State Senate – District 18 - Alejandro Galicia  
  • State Senate – District 32 - Kelly Seyarto 
  • State Senate – District 38 - Matt Gunderson 
  • State Senate – District 40 - Brian Jones 
  • State Assembly – District 74 - Laurie Davies 
  • State Assembly – District 75 - Marie Waldron 
  • State Assembly – District 76 - Kristie Bruce-Lane 
  • State Assembly – District 77 - Dan Downey 
  • State Assembly – District 78 - Eric Gonzales 
  • State Assembly – District 79 - Corbin Sabol 
  • State Assembly – District 80 - You're Doomed

County Candidate Races 

  • San Diego County Sheriff - John Hemmerling 
  • District Attorney - Summer Stephan 
  • Assessor/Recorder/Clerk - Jordan Marks 
  • Treasurer/Tax Collector - Dan McAllister  
  • Supervisor, 4th District - Amy Reichert  
  • Supervisor, 5th District - Jim Desmond 
  • Board of Education District 3 - Marvin J. Attiq  
  • Board of Education, District 5 - Emily Ortiz Wichmann 
  • Superior Court Judge – Office No. 35 - Mike Murphy 
  • Superior Court Judge – Office No. 36 - Peter Murray 

City Candidate Races 

City of Carlsbad 

  • Mayor - Keith Blackburn 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: Melanie Burkholder 
    • District 3: Ray Pearson 
  • City Treasurer - Craig Lindholm 

 

City of Chula Vista 

  • Mayor - John McCann 
  • City Attorney - Dan Smith 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: Marco Contreras 
    • District 2: Steve Stenberg 

 

City of Coronado 

  • City Council - John Duncan 

 

City of Del Mar 

  • City Council - Stephen Quirk 

 

City of El Cajon 

  • Mayor - Bill Wells
  • City Council - District 1: Gary Kendrick 

 

City of Encinitas 

  • Mayor - Cindy Cremona  
  • City Council 
    • District 3: Julie Thunder 
    • District 4: You’re Doomed 

 

City of Escondido 

  • Mayor - Dane White 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: Michael Johnson Palomares 
    • District 2: Joe Garcia 

 

City of Imperial Beach 

  • Mayor - Shirley Nakawatase 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: Carol Seabury 
    • District 3: Mitchell McKay 

 

City of La Mesa 

  • Mayor - Kristine Alessio 
  • City Council 
    • Laura Lothian  
    • Tony Orlando 
  • City Treasurer - William Exeter 

 

City of Lemon Grove 

City Council - Definitely NOT Jennifer Mendoza, Alysson Snow, or Jessica Heredia 

 

National City 

  • Mayor - NOT Jose Rodriguez or Alejandra Sotelo-Solis 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: You’re Doomed 
    • District 3: Marissa Acierto 

 

City of Oceanside 

  • City Council 
    • District 1: Kori Jensen 
    • District 2: Rick Robinson 

 

City of Poway 

  • Mayor - Steve Vaus 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: Brian Pepin 
    • District 3: Peter De Hoff 

 

City of San Diego 

  • City Council 
    • District 2: Linda Lukacs 
    • District 4: Definitely NOT Monica Montgomery  
    • District 6: You’re Doomed 
    • District 8: You’re Doomed 

 

City of San Marcos 

  • Mayor - Rebecca Jones 
  • City Council - District 2: Mike Sannella 

 

City of Solana Beach 

  • City Council 
    • District 2: You’re Doomed 
    • District 4: You’re Doomed 

 

City of Vista 

  • Mayor - John Franklin 
  • City Council 
    • District 1: You’re Doomed 
    • District 4: Armen Kurdian 

School Districts 

Alpine Union School District 

  • Glenn Dickie 
  • Al Guerra 
  • Eric Wray  

 

Bonsall Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area B: Michael Gaddis 
  • Trustee Area D: Roger Merchat   

  

Borrego Springs Unified School District 

  • Judy Coyle 

  

Cajon Valley Union School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Anthony Carnevale  

 

Carlsbad Unified School District, Trustee Area 1 

  • Trustee Area 1: Sharon McKeeman 
  • Trustee Area 4: Gretchen Vurbeff 
  • Trustee Area 5: Scott Davison 

 

Chula Vista Elementary School District 

  • Seat 1: Jesse Vigil 
  • Seat 3: Delia Dominguez Cervantes 
  • Seat 5: Keren Dominguez 

 

Coronado Unified School District 

  • Regular Term: Scot Youngblood 
  • Short-Term: Gerri Machin 

 

Del Mar Union School District 

  • Scott Wooden  

  

Encinitas Union School District 

  • Andre Johnson 

 

Escondido Union High School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Bob Weller  
  • Trustee Area 2: Joan Gardner 
  • Trustee Area 4: Zesty Harper 
  • Trustee Area 5: Jon Petersen 

 

Fallbrook Union Elementary School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Diane Sebalj 
  • Trustee Area 4: NOT Susan Jackson Liebes 
  • Trustee Area 5: Mary McBride 

 

Fallbrook Union High 

  • Trustee Area 1: Courtney Hilborn 
  • Trustee Area 3: Paul Christensen 

 

Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College  

  • Trustee Area 1: Dawn Ivy 
  • Trustee Area 2: Megan D. Dunn  

 

Grossmont Union High School 

  • Trustee Area 3: Dr. Gary Woods 
  • Trustee Area 4: Robert Shield 
  • Trustee Area 5: Jim Kelly 

 

Lakeside Union School District 

  • Andrew Hayes 
  • Jim Bennett 
  • Ron Kasper 
  • Short Term: Autumn Ellenson 

  

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: No endorsement 
  • Trustee Area 2: Myriam S. Moody 
  • Trustee Area 3: Kyle Hermann 

 

Mountain Empire Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Jeffrey Morrison 

 

National School District (3) 

  • You’re Doomed 

 

Oceanside Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Allyson Mineau 
  • Trustee Area 4: NOT Tigran Ghukasyan 

 

Palomar Community College 

  • Trustee Area 1: Frank Xu 
  • Trustee Area 4: Michelle Rains  
  • Trustee Area 5: Jacqueline Kaiser 

 

Poway Unified School District 

  • District B: Ginger Couvrette 
  • District C: Patrick Batten 
  • District D: Janet Bremseth 

  

Ramona Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Maya Phillips 
  • Trustee Area 5: Rodger Dohm 

 

Rancho Santa Fe School District 

  • Jee Manghani 
  • Kali Kim 

  

San Diego Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area B: You’re Doomed 
  • Trustee Area C: Becca Williams  

 

San Dieguito Union High School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: David Carattini 
  • Trustee Area 3: Sheila King 
  • Trustee Area 5: Phan Anderson 

  

San Marcos Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area C: Stephanie Carroll 
  • Trustee Area E: Sharyl Cavellier 

 

San Pasqual Union School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Kami Goe 

 

Santee School District 

  • Seat 1: Barbara Ryan 
  • Seat 5: Either Ken Fox or Tracie Thill

 

San Ysidro 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. 

  • Zaccheri Brown (only candidate to vote for!) 

 

Solana Beach School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: Aubrey Huff 
  • Trustee Area 4: You’re Doomed 

 

South Bay Union School District 

  • Trustee Area 1: No endorsement 
  • Trustee Area 2: No endorsement 
  • Trustee Area 4: You are Doomed 

 

Southwestern Community College 

  • Trustee Area 1: No endorsement 
  • Trustee Area 4: No endorsement 
  • Trustee Area 5: Rosemarie Ballard 

 

Sweetwater Union High School District 

  • Trustee Area 3: Rebekkah Naputi 
  • Trustee Area 5: NOT Elva Lopez-Zepeda or Marquetta Brown 

  

Valley Center- Pauma Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 3: NOT Wendy Heredia 

  

Vista Unified School District 

  • Trustee Area 2: NOT Rena Marrocco 
  • Trustee Area 3: Jennifer Telles 

  

Warner Unified School District 

  • Jeannean Rombal  

Special Districts 

Alpine Fire Protection District 

  • Baron "Barry" Willis 
  • Thomas Girard 
  • Chase Cromwell 

 

Canebrake County Water District - No endorsement  

 

Deer Springs Fire Protection District 

  • James Gordon 

 

Fallbrook Community Planning Group (7) 

  • Steve Brown 
  • Eileen Delaney 
  • Lisa Lynn Geffeney 
  • Kelly Hansen 
  • Kari Ann Hoyer 
  • Krystal Lee 
  • J.J. Neese 

   

Fallbrook Regional Health  

  • Zone 1: Sydney Lay 
  • Zone 3: William R. Leach 
  • Zone 5: Terry Brown 

 

Helix Water District 

  • Division 2: Jordan Lehr 

 

Jacumba Community Services 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.  

  • John Hogue 
  • Debra Yu 

 

Lakeside Community Planning Group  

  • Oleksandra Reva   
  • Robert Rutledge  

 

Lakeside Fire Protection District 

  • Division 5: Robert Peterson 

  

Olivenhain Municipal Water District 

  • Division 1: Marco San Antonio 
  • Division 4: Matthew Hahn 

 

Otay Water District 

  • Division 3: Definitely not Gary Croucher 

 

Padre Dam Municipal Water 

Division 3: Bill Pommering 

 

Palomar Healthcare District  

  • Division 1: Robin Joy Maxson  
  • Division 3: Laurie Edwards-Tate  
  • Division 5: John Clark  
  • Division 7: Carol Ware 

 

Pauma Valley Community Services District (3) 

  • Richard Collins 
  • Jodie Michelle Lawston 
  • Beth Potalivo 

 

Rainbow Community Planning Group (5) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 5 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.  

  • Erin Maturo 
  • Guy Maturo 
  • Miguel Gasca 
  • Greg Irvine 

 

Rainbow Municipal Water District 

  • Division 3: Miguel Gasca  
  • Division 4: Definitely not Bill Stewart 

 

Ramona Community Planning Group  

  • Holly Hamilton-Bleakley  
  • Janelle Clark  

 

Ramona Municipal Water District 

  • Division 2: James Hickle 
  • Division 3: Jim Piva 
  • Division 4: Either candidate is acceptable 

   

Rincon Del Diablo Water 

  • Division 1: Greg Quist   
  • Division 3: James B. Murtland   
  • Division 4: No endorsement  

 

Spring Valley Community Planning Group (7) 

Strategic Voting: While you may vote for up to 7 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.  

  • Robert Eble 
  • John Eugenio 
  • Lora Lowes 
  • Heaven Majesta Morgan 
  • Christopher Michael Pierce 
  • Lori Noe 

   

Tri-City Healthcare District 

  • Zone 6: Richard Truchinski 

 

Vallecitos Water District  

  • Division 2: Jim Hernandez  
  • Division 3: You’re Doomed  

 

Vista Irrigation District 

  • Division 3: Richard Alvarez  

   

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