Key offices at the local San Diego and California state level will be voted on in the 2018 Primary Election this June. Carl DeMaio and the team at The DeMaio Report have thoroughly vetted these candidates and have issued an endorsement in almost every race.
Carl DeMaio is Chairman of Reform California and the leader of the statewide Gas Tax Repeal Campaign. Carl also hosts a daily news and politics talk show weekdays from 3-6pm on NewsRadio 600 KOGO which can be heard statewide on the iHeartRadio App.
Among the factors that Carl DeMaio applies in issuing endorsements:
- Opposition to tax hikes (like the dreaded Car and Gas Tax Hikes);
- respect for the Constitution and personal freedoms; and
- support for small businesses and job creation against excessive regulation.
Governor: John Cox
Lt. Governor: Cole Harris
Treasurer: Greg Conlon
Attorney General: Eric Early
Secretary of State: Mark Meuser
Insurance Commissioner: Steve Poizner
State Superintendent of Schools: Marshall Tuck
Controller: Konstantinos Roditis:
Board of Equalization: No endorsement – the position should be abolished.
US Senate: James Bradley
US Congress - District 49: Diane Harkey
US Congress - District 50: No endorsement. Definitely not Wells, Kahle, Malloy, Campa-Najar, or Butner.
US Congress - District 51: John Renison
US Congress - District 52: Omar Qudrat
US Congress - District 53: Morgan Murtaugh
State Senate 36th District: Pat Bates
State Senate 38th District: Brian Jones
State Senate 40th District: Luis Vargas
State Assembly 71st District: Randy Voepel
State Assembly 75th District: Marie Waldron
State Assembly 76th District: Phil Graham
State Assembly 77th District: No endorsement yet.
State Assembly 78th District: Maggie Campbell
State Assembly 79th District: John Moore
State Assembly 80th District: Lincoln Pickard
San Diego County Candidates
District Attorney: Summer Stephan
Sheriff: Bill Gore
Treasurer-Tax Collector: Dan McAllister
County Assessor/Clerk: Ernie Dronenberg
County Board of Supervisors – District 5: Jim Desmond
County Board of Supervisors – District 4: Bonnie Dumanis
Superior Court Judge – Office No 28: Herbert Exarhos
Superior Court Judge – Office No 37: Steve Miller
County Board of Education
District 3: Eric Lund
District 5: Cheryl James Ward
- City of San Diego
City Council District 2: Lorie Zapf
City Council District 4: Tony Villafranca
City Council District 6: No endorsement. Incumbent Chris Cate has been a big disappointment.
City Council District 8: No Endorsement – What’s the point: you are doomed.
- Chula Vista
Mayor: Hector Gastelum
City Attorney: Glen Googins
City Council District 1: Not John McCann – he’s for raising taxes!
City Council District 2: Steve Stenberg
Schools and College Districts
- Grossmont-Cuymaca Community College
Area 1: John Olsen
Area 2: Bill Exeter
Area 5: Teresa Rosiak
- San Diego Community College District
District A: Diane Hickman
District C: Loren Casuto
District E: Allan Candelore
- San Diego Unified School District
District B: Tom Keliinoi (WRITE IN)
District C: Marcia Nordstrom (WRITE IN)
- California Ballot Measures
- California Candidates Voter Guide
- San Diego Candidate Races
- San Diego Ballot Measures
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