A friend of mine who’s overwhelmed by making ends meet and mommyhood asked me if I could tell her how to vote in the upcoming primary. Given how non-transparent electoral politics are, I assume she’s not the only one who could use a hand. So, I spent most of my Sunday figuring out which bubbles to fill in so that you don’t have to! (I highly recommend Ballotpedia.org to help sort through it all.) See my recommendations below.
Edit as of May 29: It turns out not all ballots are the same and the bubble numbers aren’t matching up for everyone, so I’ve removed them from the tables below. You’ll have to search for the candidates by name on your ballot.
Remember that voicing your opinion at the voting booth is only one way of making societal change. In these trying times, we need much more than that. That said, happy voting, responsible citizen!
|Lt Governor||Eleni Kounalakis|
|Secretary of State||Alex Padilla|
|Attorney General||Xavier Becerra|
|Insurance Commissioner||Ricardo Lara|
|Member of State Board of Equalization: 3rd District||Cheryl Turner|
|US Senator||Dianne Feinstein|
|US Representative||Grace Napolitano|
|State Senator||Mike Eng|
|Member of State Assembly||Blanca Rubio|
|Judge of Superior Court: Office No. 4||A. Veronica Sauceda|
|Judge: Office No. 16||Patricia (Patti) Hunter|
|Judge: Office No. 20||Wendy Segall|
|Judge: Office No. 60||Tony Cho|
|Judge: Office No. 63||Malcolm Mackey|
|Judge: Office No. 67||Maria Lucy Armendariz|
|Judge: Office No. 71||Danielle Gibbons|
|Judge: Office No. 113||Javier Perez|
|Judge: Office No. 118||David Diamond|
|Judge: Office No. 126||Rene Caldwell Gilbertson|
|Judge: Office No. 146||Armando Duran|
|Superintendent of Public Instruction||Tony Thurmond|
|Prop||Yes or No|
Hi Stephanie, my ballot has different numbers — I have Gavin Newson as #18, Eleni as #43, etc. Just thought you’d want to know. If I checked #11 on my ballot, I’d vote for John H. Cox a Republican.
On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 7:49 PM, Stephanie Abraham wrote:
> Stephanie Abraham posted: ” A friend of mine who’s overwhelmed by making > ends meet and mommyhood asked me if I could tell her how to vote in the > upcoming primary. Given how non-transparent electoral politics are, I > assume she’s not the only one who could use a hand. So, I spent mo” >
Thank you for that! My mom told me the same thing this morning. I updated the post this morning, before you commented. Are the edits not showing up? I removed the bubble numbers and the picture at the bottom.