Carl DeMaio's California Voter Guide


The 2020 California General Election ballot is REALLY long and confusing - and politicians have even deceptively worded several ballot measures to hide tax hikes! Fortunately, Carl DeMaio and the team at the DeMaio Report have thoroughly researched and vetted measures and candidates to reveal which ballot measures contain tax hikes and which candidates are worthy of support. 

Statewide Ballot Measures

Prop 14: NO

  • Bonds for Government Subsidized Stem Cell Research 

Allows politicians to borrow $5.5 billion at a cost of $7.8 billion to taxpayers to give away funds to so-called research studies on stem cells.  Previous government funding for this was riddled with mismanagement and waste.   

Prop 15: NO

  • Statewide Property Tax Increase (Caution: Ballot Has Deceptive Title)

Deceptive title on your actual ballot will claim it “Increases funding sources for public schools...” when this is REALLY a massive $12-15 billion tax increase that will destroy jobs.  This measure guts Prop 13 from 1978 (Howard Jarvis’ Initiative) for commercial, retail, industrial, and other properties and also allows state politicians to impose new taxes on home-based businesses.  Prop 15 will increase your cost-of-living at a time when working families are already struggling to survive. Worse, if this flawed and costly tax hike measure passes, expect a companion measure in next election to repeal Prop 13 from 1978 and increase property taxes on homeowners.  For more information and to join the fight against Prop 15, go to www.StopPropertyTaxHikes.org

Prop 16: NO

  • Authorizes Discrimination on the Basis of Race in Government Decisions and Hiring (Caution: Ballot Has Deceptive Title)

Deceptive title on your actual ballot will claim it “Allows Diversity as a Factor in Public Employment...” when this would reverse a voter-approved Constitutional Amendment from the 1990s that banned any discrimination on the basis of race in any government decision. If this measure passes, race-based preferences such as quotas and affirmative action would be allowed and merit-based criteria will be disregarded.  Prop 16 fans the flames of racial division and is a step back in the fight for equal protection under the law. 

Prop 17: NO

  • Gives Parolees the Right to Vote 

Biased title on your actual ballot will claim it “Restores right to vote after completing prison term” but fails to note that parolees have NOT yet completed their sentence for their crimes and parole is still considered part of the sentence. Prop 17 would restore early voting rights to violent criminals and is offensive to crime victims. If you break our laws, why should you have a vote in setting our laws?  Under existing law, voting rights can be restored once an individual completes their full sentence, including parole, so Prop 17 is not needed.   

Prop 18: NO

  • Gives 17-Year-Olds the Right to Vote  

For a cost of over $1 million per election cycle, 17-year-olds would be mailed ballots to allow them to vote before they reach legal age.  State law prohibits 17-year-olds from drinking, smoking, and even tanning because science suggests they aren’t old enough to make sound decisions yet. Voting should be no different. Prop 18 is irresponsible and shows that the politicians who placed this misguided measure on the ballot are the true juveniles here.  

Prop 19: NO

  • Increases Property Taxes

Prop 19 is a tax increase disguised as a tax relief measure.  Only one part of Prop 19 is good – a small provision allowing homeowners who are over 55 or meet other criteria to transfer a low property tax base to another property. However, Prop 19 then revokes property tax protections for many other homeowners and uses firefighting as mere window dressing to con voters into raising taxes. Prop 19 would set a really bad precedent and cost taxpayers too much. 

Prop 20: YES

Support the Police and Hold Criminals Accountable  (Caution: Ballot Has Deceptive Title)

Deceptive title on your actual ballot will claim it “Restricts Parole for Certain Offenses...” when in fact Prop 20 would merely reverse policies that coddle criminals and allow for early release of dangerous criminals from prison. Prop 20 will restore much-needed enforcement powers to police and prosecutors to hold criminals accountable for looting/repeated shoplifting and other crimes that were considered FELONIES before state politicians watered-down the crimes to simple misdemeanors or less. Prop 20 also expands use of DNA to help catch criminals. For more information OR to request a free “Yes on Prop 20 – Support the Police” lawn sign, go to https://reformcalifornia.org/petitions/support-police/

Prop 21: NO

  • Rent Control

Prop 21 is a disastrous measure that will increase the cost-of-living in California and lead to less housing supply.  Rent control may sound good to some but everywhere rent control has been tried rents have actually skyrocketed higher. Economic studies show that Prop 21’s approach to rent control makes rents rise quicker because property owners will take the maximum allowed increase each year whether or not market conditions justify it just because they know future increases are always capped.  Prop 21 will choke the supply of apartments by providing a disincentive for builders to invest in them. 

Prop 22: YES

  • Allow Uber/Lyft and other App-Based Transportation and Delivery Services to Operate in California(Caution: Ballot Has Deceptive Title)

Deceptive title on your actual ballot will claim it “Exempts App-Based Transportation and Delivery Companies from Providing Employee Benefits...” when Prop 22 actually FAVORS the drivers of these companies by allowing them the freedom to continue to work as independent contractors with a variety of benefits and protections.  Prop 22 is part of the larger fight to repeal the terrible AB 5 law that state politicians imposed this year that has all-but banned the use of independent contractors. 1 million jobs are at stake and are being damaged by AB 5. To join the fight against AB5 and in support of Prop 22, go to www.DefendFreedomToWork.com

Prop 23: NO

  • New Costly Regulations for Kidney Dialysis Clinics

Deceptive title on your actual ballot will claim it “Establishes State Requirements for Kidney Dialysis Clinics” when 1) there are already numerous regulations governing these clinics and 2) Prop 23 would add unnecessary costs and burdens on kidney dialysis clinics in an attempt to force workers into unions to pay dues that then are given to politicians in the form of campaign contributions.  Prop 23 is a sham initiative that is hazardous to public health. 

Prop 24: NO

  • Amends Consumer Privacy Laws

Everyone likes privacy, but Prop 24 is a flawed initiative that creates a $10 million-a-year government bureaucracy that would only be able to be reformed or eliminated by requiring voters to consider yet another ballot measure in the future. This flawed initiative actually reduces privacy in a number of ways and distracts from implementation of a new law that just went into effect to improve privacy in the digital age. Let’s wait to see the results of that existing law first before adding to costly mandates. 

Prop 25: NO

  • Referendum: Should We Ban Cash Bail System for the “Honor System”

State politicians intentionally worded Prop 25 in a confusing way so that people don’t know whether a Yes vote means No and a No vote means Yes or whatever.  To simplify things, vote NO on Prop 25 if you want to block a flawed law that the politicians imposed that would ban bail as a requirement of releasing individuals charged with serious crimes. Liberals want to replace bail with the “honor system” of hoping criminals show back up for their court date. Prop 25 would result in the creation of a new costly bureaucracy where government workers would be hired to “trace” people and ask them to voluntarily come to court hearings.  Prop 25 is a dangerous law that puts crime victims at risk.

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County Ballot Tax Measures

The following measures contain tax increases or relate to tax rates.

Alameda County

Measure V - No

Measure W - No

Measure X - No

Measure Y - No

Measure CC - No

Measure DD - No

Measure EE - No

Measure FF - No

Measure HH - No

Measure GG - No

Measure NN - No

Measure PP - No

Measure TT - No

Measure UU - No

Measure VV - No

Measure WW - No

Measure XX - No

Amador County

Measure B - No

Butte County

Measure D - No

Calaveras County

Measure A - No

Measure B - No

Measure C - No

Measure G - No

Measure H - No

Measure I - No

Colusa County

Measure B - No

Contra Costa County

Measure R - No

Measure S - No

Measure U - No

Measure V - No

Measure X - No

Del Norte County

Measure R - No

Measure S - No

El Dorado County

Measure N - No

Measure P - No

Measure Q - No

Measure S - No

Fresno County

Measure A - No

Measure C - No

Measure G - No

Measure J - No

Measure K - No

Measure L - No

Glenn County

Measure G - No

Measure H - No

Humboldt County

Measure D - No

Measure F - No

Imperial County

Measure Q - No

Measure R - No

Measure T - No

Inyo County

Measure P - No

Kings County

Measure J - No

Measure K - No

Los Angeles County

Measure A - No

Measure C - No

Measure E - No

Measure H - No

Measure I - No

Measure K - No

Measure L - No

Measure M - No

Measure O - No

Measure P - No

Measure Q - No

Measure R - No

Measure S - No

Measure T - No

Measure U - No

Measure Y - No

Measure Z - No

Measure AA - No

Measure AV - No

Measure BB - No

Measure CC - No

Measure DB - No

Measure ES - No

Measure HH - No

Measure LC - No

Measure LH - No

Measure PA - No

Measure RE - No

Measure RP - No

Measure RR - No

Measure SF - No

Measure SM - No

Measure UU - No

Measure US - No

Measure VS - No

Madera County

Measure R - No

Marin County

Measure L - No

Measure M - No

Measure Q = No

Measure R - No

Mariposa County

Measure N - No

Mendocino County

Measure I - No

Measure K - No

Merced County

Measure S - No

Mono County

Measure G - No

Monterey County

Measure H - No

Measure I - No

Measure J - No

Measure K - No

Measure L - No

Measure N - No

Measure O - No

Measure P - No

Measure S - No

Measure T - No

Measure U - No

Measure V - No

Marin County

Measure P - No

Napa County

Measure T - No

Orange County

See full voter guide HERE.

Placer County

Measure S - No

Riverside County

Measure L - No

Measure M - YES (Repeals a tax!)

Measure P - No

Measure U - No

Measure V - No

Measure X - No

Measure Z - No

Sacramento County

Measure J - No

Measure K - No

Measure L - No

Measure M - NO

Measure R - No

San Benito County

Measure O - No

San Bernardino County

Measure M - No

Measure L - No

Measure O - No

Measure P - N0

Measure R - No

Measure T - No

Measure U - YES (Repeals a tax!)

San Diego County

See full voter guide HERE.

San Francisco County

Proposition A - No

Proposition I - No

Proposition F - No

Proposition J - No

Proposition L - No

Measure RR - No

San Joaquin County

Measure A - No

Measure U - No

Measure X - No

Measure W - No

Measure Z - No

San Luis Obispo County

Measure H - No

Measure I - No

Measure C-20 - No

San Mateo County

Measure O - No

Measure S - No

Measure T - No

Measure U - No

Measure V - No

Measure W - No

Measure X - No

Measure Z - No

Measure RR - No

Santa Barbara County

Measure L2020 - No

Measure M2020 - No

Santa Clara County

Measure E - No

Measure F - No

Measure H - No

Measure I - No

Measure J - No

Measure K - No

Measure L - No

Measure M - No

Measure N - No

Measure O - No

Measure P - No

Measure Q - No

Measure R - No

Measure S - No

Measure T - No

Measure RR - No

Santa Cruz County

Measure A - No

Measure N - No

Measure O - No

Sierra County

Measure E - No

Measure G - No

Measure H - No

Siskiyou County

Measure D - No

Measure G - No

Measure J - No

Measure H - No

Measure K - No

Measure M - No

Measure N - No

Measure O - No

Solano County

Measure C - No

Measure G - No

Measure J - No

Measure K - No

Measure O - No

Measure V- No

Measure W - No

Sonoma County

Measure L - No

Measure M - No

Measure N - No

Measure O - No

Measure Q - No

Measure R - No

Measure S - No

Measure T - No

Measure U - No

Measure V - No

Measure X - No

Measure AA - No

Measure DD - No

Stanislas County

Measure T - No

Measure U - No

Measure W - No

Measure X - No

Measure Y - No

Measure Z - No

Sutter County

Measure Y - No

Trinity County

Measure G - No

Measure I - No

Measure K - No

Tulare County

Measure O - No

Measure P - No

Measure Q - No

Measure R - No

Measure S - No

Tuolumne County

Measure T - No

Measure U - No

Ventura County

Measure E - No

Measure G - No

Measure H - No

Measure I - No

Measure K - No

Yolo County

Measure K - No

Measure R - No

Measure W - No

Measure X - No

Measure Y - No

Measure Z - No

Yuba County

Measure N - No

Measure O - No

Federal Candidate Races

U.S. President

  • Donald J. Trump

US Congress

  • Vote for the Republican in every district.  

State Senate 

SD 1: Brian Dahle 

SD 3: Carlos Santamaria 

SD 5: Jim Ridenour 

SD 7: Julie Mobley 

SD 9: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

SD 11: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

SD 13: Alexander Glew 

SD 15: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

SD 17: Vicki Nohrden 

SD 19: Gary Michaels 

SD 21: Scott Wilk 

SD 23: Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh 

SD 25: Kathleen Hazelton 

SD 27: Houman Salem 

SD 29: Ling Ling Chang 

SD 31: Rod D Taylor 

SD 33: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

SD 35: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

SD 37: John Moorlach

State Assembly

AD 1: Megan Dahle 

AD 2 :Charlotte Svolos 

AD 3: James Gallagher 

AD 4: Matt Nelson 

AD 5: Frank Bigelow 

AD 6: Kevin Kiley 

AD 7: No Endorsement: It’s good that James Just (Libertarian) opposes AB5 

AD 8: Cathy Cook 

AD 9: Eric Rigard 

AD 10: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 11: Debra Schwab 

AD 12: Heath Flora 

AD 13: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 14: Janell Elizabeth Proctor 

AD 15: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 16: Joseph A. Rubay 

AD 17: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 18: Stephen Slauson 

AD 19: John McDonnell  

AD 20: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 21: Joel Gutierrez Campos 

AD 22: Mark Gilham 

AD 23: Jim Patterson 

AD 24: Peter Ohtaki 

AD 25: Bob Brunton 

AD 26: Devon Mathis 

AD 27: Burt Lancaster 

AD 28: Carlos Rafael Cruz 

AD 29 : Shomir Banerjee 

AD 30: Gregory Swett 

AD 31: Fernando Banuelos  

AD 32: Todd Cotta 

AD 33: Thurston “Smitty” Smith 

AD 34: Vince Fong 

AD 35: Jordan Cunningham 

AD 36: Tom Lackey 

AD 37: Charles Cole 

AD 38: Suzette Martinez Valladares 

AD 39: Ricardo Benitez 

AD 40: Jennifer Tullius  

AD 41: Robin A. Hvidston 

AD 42: Andrew Kotyuk 

AD 43: Mike Graves 

AD 44: Denise Pedrow 

AD 45: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 46: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 47: Matthew Gordon 

AD 48: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 49: Burton Brink  

AD 50: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 51: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 52: Toni Holle 

AD 53: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 54: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 55: Phillip Chen 

AD 56: America Figueroa 

AD 57: Jessica Martinez 

AD 58: No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 59 No Endorsement: You are doomed 

AD 60: Chris Raahauge 

AD 61: Ali Mazarei 

AD 62: Robert A. Steele 

AD 63: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 63: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 65: Cynthia Thacker 

AD 66: No Endorsement: You are doomed  

AD 67: Kelly Seyarto 

AD 68: Steven Choi 

AD 69: Jon Paul White 

AD 70: David W. Thomas 

AD 71: Randy Voepel 

AD 72: Janet Nguyen 

AD 73: Laurie Davies 

AD 74: Diane Dixon 

AD 75: Marie Waldron 

AD 76: Melanie Burkholder 

AD 77: June Cutter 

AD 78: No Endorsement: You are doomed

AD 79: John Moore 

AD 80: John Vogel 

NOTE: This Election Guide reflects the endorsements made by Carl DeMaio and should not be taken as an official endorsement or position of the station or iHeartMedia.