As many of you have asked, it is here, the voter guide. Remember, this is NOT an endorsement from LAC, ITW or me, so vote character, values and keep in mind faith and reason….
Regarding the upcoming general election, I know you’re aware of its importance–some leaders are saying it’s one of the most crucial in our history! Throughout the nation there are policies at stake that will involve federal funding for abortions, amnesty for illegal aliens, open homosexuality in the military, further assaults on religious liberty, and universal health care legislation amounting to denial of medical services for older Americans. All of these issues and more will hang in the balance on Tuesday.
I’ve taken the liberty to once again gather recommendations from conservative sources to pass along to you. I received the majority of the following information from my contact at The Capitol Resource Institute, which is a conservative organization dedicated to the preservation of family values. I also researched a couple websites, which are listed below (Craig Huey’s site has info on the judges which is difficult to obtain).
If you disagree with any of these suggestions or would like to comment, it is OK, please respond to me personally. Thanks so much! Feel free to copy this guide and pass it along to your own email contacts.
Note: some of the candidates I’ve listed will not appear on your ballot, depending upon the district in which you reside. If you would like recommendations for the CA judges outside of the Los Angeles County, log ontowww.judgevoterguide.com. Craig Huey’s website, specifically catering to Christian values voters, is www.electionforum.org. Capitol Resource Institute’s positions on the initiatives is listed on the front of their website: www.capitolresource.org
GOVERNOR- The recommendation is to vote your conscience.Meg Whitman approves state funding for abortion, has supported Barbara Boxer in the past by her own admission, and has came out against Prop 23. Yes, she is the “less of two evils” when compared with Jerry Brown, but some Christians are opting to write in other candidates or leave their ballots blank.
CONSERVATIVE VOTER GUIDE:
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR- Abel Maldonado is another one who is in essence a liberal. He supported Harvey Milk Day, refused to advocate Prop 8, and is in favor of higher taxes. A lot of grass roots groups are not backing him. The recommendation is to leave your ballot blank or write in Karen England (a Christian conservative). Christian radio talk show host Frank Pastore (KKLA 99.5 FM) recommends writing in Karen England.
SECRETARY OF STATE- Damon Dunn
CONTROLLER- Tony Strickland
TREASURER- Mimi Walters (conservative who fights social issues)
ATTORNEY GENERAL- Steve Cooley
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER- Mike Villines
MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION (4th District)- Peter “Pedro” De Baets
U.S. SENATOR- Carly Fiorina ! She is 100% pro-life, and has publically stated her position on numerous occasions, even while debating Barbara Boxer on television.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE (29th District)- John P. Colbert
STATE ASSEMBLY (44th District)- Alvaro G. Day
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye- NO
Ming W. Chin- NO
Carlos R. Moreno- NO
JUDICIAL- COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICE:
Robert Mallano- NO
Victoria G. Chaney- YES
Jeffrey W. Johnson- NO
Judith M. Ashmann- NO
Walter Croskey- NO
Steven Suzukawa- YES
Orville “Jack” Armstrong- YES
Paul H. Coffee- YES
JUSTICE- COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICE:
Steven Z. Perren- NO
Laurie D. Zelon- NO
Frank Y. Jackson- YES
Tricia A. Bigelow- YES
Elizabeth Annette Grimes- YES
JUDICIAL- JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT:
Office No. 28 – Randy Hammock
Office No. 117- Alan Schneider
Office No. 136- Amy Hogue
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION- Larry Aceves
COUNTY ASSESSOR- John Y. Wong
PROP 19- NO
PROP 20- YES
PROP 21- NO
PROP 22- NO
PROP 23- YES
PROP 24- NO
PROP 25- NO
PROP 26- YES
PROP 27- NO
“Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” – John Adams, 1765