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November 8, 2022 Election

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  • Election Preview
    This is a preview of the election. Candidates will be added and may change until the final certified list of names is available. Some contests or ballot questions might be added.

    The order of candidates below is random and changes daily

    State

    GovernorClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Brian Dahle, Republican
    • Gavin Newsom, Democratic

    Lieutenant GovernorClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Eleni Kounalakis, Democratic
    • Angela E. Underwood Jacobs, Republican

    Secretary of StateClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rob Bernosky, Republican
    • Shirley N. Weber, Democratic

    ControllerClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Lanhee J. Chen, Republican
    • Malia M. Cohen, Democratic

    TreasurerClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Jack M. Guerrero, Republican
    • Fiona Ma, Democratic

    Attorney GeneralClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rob Bonta, Democratic
    • Nathan Hochman, Republican

    Insurance CommissionerClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Robert Howell, Republican
    • Ricardo Lara, Democratic

    State Board of Equalization; District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Peter Coe Verbica, Republican
    • Sally J. Lieber, Democratic

    United States Senator

    United States Senator; Full TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Alex Padilla, Democratic
    • Mark P. Meuser, Republican

    United States Senator; Unexpired Short TermClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Alex Padilla, Democratic
    • Mark P. Meuser, Republican

    United States Representative

    United States Representative; District 18Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Zoe Lofgren, Democratic
    • Peter Hernandez, Republican

    United States Representative; District 19Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Jimmy Panetta, Democratic
    • Jeff Gorman, Republican

    Member of the State Assembly

    Member of the State Assembly; District 29Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Stephanie L. Castro, Republican
    • Robert Rivas, Democratic

    Member of the State Assembly; District 30Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Vicki Nohrden, Republican
    • Dawn Addis, Democratic

    Judicial

    California Supreme CourtClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (Yes/No)

    • Patricia Guerrero
    • Joshua P. Groban
    • Martin J. Jenkins
    • Goodwin Liu

    Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 6Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (Yes/No)

    • Charles E. Wilson, II
    • Mary J. Greenwood
    • Cynthia C. Lie

    School

    State Superintendent of Public InstructionClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Lance Ray Christensen
    • Tony K. Thurmond

    Governing Board Member; Monterey County Board of Education; Trustee Area 6Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mary Claypool
    • Joseph Smith

    Governing Board Member; Monterey County Board of Education; Trustee Area 7Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Sandra Ocampo
    • Richard Patrick Giffin

    Governing Board Member; Fresno County Board of Education; Trustee Area 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Marcy Masumoto
    • Juan R. Sandoval

    Governing Board Member; Hartnell Community College District; Trustee Area 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ramon "Ray" Montemayor
    • Ulises Gonzalez

    Governing Board Member; Aromas - San Juan Unified School District; Trustee Area 3

    Governing Board Member; Carmel Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Tess Arthur
    • Drew A. Lander
    • Sara Frye Hinds
    • Lawrence Samuels

    Governing Board Member; Gonzales Unified School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Patrick T. Askew
    • Araceli Flores

    Governing Board Member; Gonzales Unified School District; Trustee Area 4

    Governing Board Member; Monterey Peninsula Unified School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • David Bacon
    • Tom Jennings
    • Joseph Williams

    Governing Board Member; North Monterey County Unified School District; Trustee Area 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ricardo Diaz, Jr.
    • Adrian Ayala

    Governing Board Member; Pacific Grove Unified School District; Trustee Area 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Laura Ottmar
    • Frank Rivera

    Governing Board Member; Paso Robles Joint Unified School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Jim Irving
    • Adelita Hiteshew
    • Laurene D. McCoy

    Governing Board Member; Alisal Union School District; Trustee Area 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Juan Mendoza
    • Robert Ocampo

    Governing Board Member; Alisal Union School District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Leticia Garcia
    • Victor Manuel Tafoya

    Governing Board Member; Chualar Union Elementary School District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Esperanza "Hope" Rangel
    • Rebecca Trujillo
    • Domingo Rangel
    • Patricia Camacho

    Governing Board Member; Graves Elementary School District (2 Elected)

    Governing Board Member; Greenfield Union School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Elizabeth De Jesus
    • Juergen B. Smith
    • Wilfredo Angel Martinez
    • Beatriz Valenzuela Diaz
    • Denise Jaime
    • David Kong

    Governing Board Member; King City Union School District; 2 Year Term

    Governing Board Member; Mission Union Elementary School District (2 Elected)

    Governing Board Member; San Ardo Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Eugene E. Duggins
    • Alma L. Morfin Olivera
    • Tiffini Moore
    • Kaeda Barrios

    Governing Board Member; Santa Rita Union Elementary School District; Trustee Area 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Elva L. Arellano
    • Elva Valdez

    Governing Board Member; Spreckels Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Peter Odello
    • Frank Devine
    • Chris Hasegawa
    • Michael B. Scott
    • Steven McMurtrie

    Governing Board Member; Washington Union Elementary School DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Hope Belli Tinney
    • Jennifer D. Morris
    • Chantel Touryan-Schaefer
    • John Vorwerck

    County

    County Supervisor; Monterey County; Supervisorial District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Glenn Church
    • Regina M. Gage

    Sheriff/Coroner; County of MontereyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Tina M. Nieto
    • Joe Moses

    City

    Mayor; City of Carmel-By-the-SeaClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Dave Potter

    Member, City Council; City of Carmel-By-the-SeaClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Daniel Parker Logan
    • Jeff Baron
    • Ashley Stoddard
    • Alissandra Dramov

    Mayor; City of Del Rey OaksClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Alison Kerr
    • Scott Donaldson

    Member, City Council; City of Del Rey OaksClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • John Uy
    • Louise Goetzelt
    • Jeremy Hallock

    Mayor; City of GonzalesClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Alberto Jaramillo
    • Jose L. Rios

    Member, City Council; City of GonzalesClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Maria Orozco
    • Sean Schmidt
    • Lorraine Worthy
    • Elizabeth Silva

    Mayor; City of GreenfieldClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Yanely Martinez
    • Robert "Bob" White

    Member, City Council; City of Greenfield; Council District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Angela M. Untalon
    • Drew Tipton

    Member, City Council; City of Greenfield; Council District 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rachel Ortiz

    Member, City Council; City of King City; Council District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Darlene Acosta

    Member, City Council; City of King City; Council District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mike Lebarre

    Mayor; City of MarinaClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Bruce Carlos Delgado

    Member, City Council; City of Marina; Council District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Brian McCarthy

    Member, City Council; City of Marina; Council District 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Elisabeth "Liesbeth" Visscher
    • Leslie D. Martin

    Mayor; City of MontereyClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Tyller Williamson
    • Dan Albert

    Member, City Council; City of Monterey; Council District 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Kim Barber

    Member, City Council; City of Monterey; Council District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Ed Smith

    Mayor; City of Pacific GroveClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mike Wachs
    • Bill Peake

    Member, City Council; City of Pacific GroveClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Tina Rau
    • Joe Amelio
    • Lori McDonnell
    • Mark Brice Chakwin
    • Darla Vining
    • Debby Beck

    Mayor; City of SalinasClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Amit Pandya
    • Kimbley Craig

    Member, City Council; City of Salinas; Council District 2Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Tony Barrera

    Member, City Council; City of Salinas; Council District 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Steve McShane
    • Cary Swensen

    Member, City Council; City of Salinas; Council District 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Christie Cromeenes
    • Jose Andrew Sandoval

    Mayor; City of Sand CityClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Mary Ann Carbone

    Member, City Council; City of Sand CityClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Elizabeth A. Sofer
    • Jerry Blackwelder

    Mayor; City of SoledadClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Maria Corralejo
    • Anna M. Velazquez

    Member, City Council; City of SoledadClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Alejandro Chavez
    • Marisela Lara
    • Fernando Cabrera

    District

    Director; North County Fire Protection DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Ramon Gomez
    • Pete Scudder
    • Jacqueline C. Simon
    • Danielle J. Vierra

    Harbor Commissioner; Moss Landing Harbor DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • James R. Goulart
    • Vincent C. Ferrante
    • Albert Lomeli
    • Tony Leonardini

    Director; Pajaro Valley Healthcare DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Jasmine Notanee Nájera
    • Joe Gallagher
    • Marcus Pimentel

    Director; Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System; Zone 1Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Rolando Cabrera
    • Greg Fuller

    Director; Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System; Zone 4Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Catherine Carson
    • Richard B. Turner
    • Gary E. Falkoff
    • William Khieu

    Director; Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System; Zone 5Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Joel Hernandez
    • Sonia Cardenas

    Director; Soledad Community Healthcare DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (2 Elected)

    • Ileen Fogarty Groves
    • Michael "Max" Schell
    • Anne Alarid Trebino

    Director; Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District; Ward 3Click here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites

    • Don Gruber
    • Kevin Raskoff

    Director; Marina Coast Water DistrictClick here for more info on this contest including known links to other sites (3 Elected)

    • Gail Morton
    • Jan Shriner
    • Brad Imamura
    • Roland Lee Soltesz

    Special District

    Director; East Garrison Community Services District; 4 Year Term (3 Elected)

    Director; Gonzales Rural Fire Protection District

    Director; Greenfield Fire Protection District (2 Elected)

    Director; Greenfield Memorial District (2 Elected)

    Director; San Ardo Water District (3 Elected)

    Director; San Lucas County Water District (2 Elected)

    State Propositions

    Proposition 1 Reproductive Freedom
    Amends California Constitution to expressly include an individual's fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which includes the fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This amendment does not narrow or limit the existing rights to privacy and equal protection under the California Constitution. Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect because reproductive rights already are protected by state law.

    Proposition 26 Sports Betting in Casinos
    Also allows: sports wagering at certain horseracing tracks; private lawsuits to enforce certain gambling laws. Directs revenues to General Fund, problem-gambling programs, enforcement. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly reaching tens of millions of dollars annually. Some of these revenues would support increased state regulatory and enforcement costs that could reach the low tens of millions of dollars annually.

    Proposition 27 Online Sports Betting
    Allows Indian tribes and affiliated businesses to operate online/ mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands. Directs revenues to regulatory costs, homelessness programs, nonparticipating tribes. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly in the hundreds of millions of dollars but not likely to exceed $500 million annually. Some revenues would support state regulatory costs, possibly reaching the mid-tens of millions of dollars annually.

    Proposition 28 Funding Arts and Music Education
    Provides additional funding from state General Fund for arts and music education in all K+12 public schools (including charter schools). Fiscal Impact: Increased state costs of about $1 billion annually, beginning next year, for arts education in public schools.

    Proposition 29 Kidney Dialysis Clinics
    Requires physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant on site during treatment. Requires clinics to: disclose physicians' ownership interests; report infection data. Fiscal Impact: Increased state and local government costs likely in the tens of millions of dollars annually.

    Proposition 30 Income Tax on Millionaires for Electric Cars
    Allocates tax revenues to zero-emission vehicle purchase incentives, vehicle charging stations, and wildfire prevention. Fiscal Impact: Increased state tax revenue ranging from $3.5 billion to $5 billion annually, with the new funding used to support zero-emission vehicle programs and wildfire response and prevention activities.

    Proposition 31 Yes or No to Banning Flavored Tobacco Products
    A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a 2020 law prohibiting retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: Decreased state tobacco tax revenues ranging from tens of millions of dollars annually to around $100 million annually.

    Local Measures

    Measure E District Elections -- East Garrison Community Services District (Majority Approval Required)
    Shall the Board of Directors of the East Garrison Community Services District (currently the Monterey County Board of Supervisors) be changed to a Board of Directors with five (5) directors elected at large by registered voters of the District with such directors taking office on the first Friday in December 2022?

    Measure G School Bond -- Salinas City Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
    To improve local schools with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Salinas City Elementary School District's measure to replace deteriorating roofs; repair leaking pipes and outdated plumbing; renovate classrooms; and replace aging electrical wiring be adopted authorizing $74.5 million of bonds with legal rates, levies below $30/ $100,000 of assessed valuation (averaging $3.9 million/ year while bonds are outstanding), annual audits, independent citizen oversight and eligibility for state matching funds?

    Measure H School Bond -- Salinas City Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
    To improve local schools with funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Salinas City Elementary School District's measure to improve emergency communications and security systems; update classroom technology; replace aging playgrounds; and increase handicapped access be adopted authorizing $75 million of bonds with legal rates, levies below $30/$100,000 of assessed valuation (averaging $4.0 million/ year while bonds are outstanding), annual audits, independent citizen oversight and eligibility for state matching funds?

    Measure I Sales Tax -- City of King City (Majority Approval Required)
    Shall the measure increasing the City of King's current one percent local sales tax to one and one-half percent to generate an estimated increase of $1,200,000 annually for general revenue purposes, such as public safety, street improvements, maintenance of City parks and facilities, recreation programs and establishing an emergency reserve subject to citizen oversight, an annual audit, and expiration of the entire tax in 10 years be adopted?

    Measure J Cannabis Business License Tax -- City of Monterey (Majority Approval Required)
    Cannabis Business License Tax. Shall the measure to impose an annual cannabis (marijuana) business license tax of up to 8% of gross receipts from retail businesses, 2% of gross receipts from testing laboratories, and 6% of gross receipts from other cannabis businesses, with an additional tax on highly potent products, generating about $604,000 to $1.3 million a year, with all funds staying local and subject to audit, and effective until repealed by voters, be adopted?

    Measure K School Bond -- Washington Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
    To improve the quality of education; improve security, safety and handicapped accessibility; modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; and repair or replace leaky roofs; shall Washington Union School District issue $13,500,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, generating on average $833,000 annually as long as bonds are outstanding at a rate of approximately 1.8 cents per $100 assessed value, with annual audits, independent citizens' oversight committee, NO money for salaries and all funds used for district projects?

    Measure L Transactions and Use Tax -- City of Sand City (Majority Approval Required)
    To enhance Sand City's infrastructure including roads, sidewalks, parks, trees, trails, community arts, and beach access; maintain public safety and emergency preparation; invest in community facilities; and other general City services, shall the general tax measure be adopted, estimated to generate $1,400,000 annually in general fund revenue mainly from regional non-resident shoppers, by increasing Sand City's 1% transactions and use tax to 1.5%, until repealed by voters, and requiring an independent audit?

    Measure M Cannabis Business Advisory Measure -- City of Pacific Grove (Majority Approval Required)
    Should the Pacific Grove City Council be authorized to amend the Municipal Code to allow retail sales of medical or recreational cannabis, limited to one single location within the City, at a location no closer than 1000 feet from any existing licensed Daycare/Preschools, Youth Center, and Schools, to engage in commercial cannabis activities?

    Measure N Cannabis Business Tax -- City of Pacific Grove (Majority Approval Required)
    To fund general municipal expenses such as police, fire, roads and recreation, and for unrestricted general fund purposes, shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a City excise tax on cannabis businesses (which includes hemp) at an annual rate not to exceed 6% of gross receipts for retail and delivery cannabis businesses, which is expected to generate an estimated $300,000 annually and will be levied until repealed by the voters?

    Measure O Charter Amendment -- City of Pacific Grove (Majority Approval Required)
    Shall the Pacific Grove City Charter requirement for six elected City Councilmembers be changed to four elected Councilmembers via this sequence: (1) in 2024 two Councilmembers shall be elected to four-year terms, and one shall be elected to a single two-year term, (2) every two years thereafter, beginning in 2026, two Councilmembers shall be elected to four-year terms, with other revisions for votes needed for a quorum, a majority vote and other select actions?

    Measure P Transactions and Use Tax -- City of Gonzales (Majority Approval Required)
    Shall a measure to extend the term of the existing 1.0% Gonzales Temporary Transactions and Use Tax by twenty years, from 2044 to 2064, subject to continued independent audit and citizen's advisory committee review, with all funds dedicated exclusively to Gonzales programs, projects and initiatives, and that will generate an estimated $1,500,000 annually, be adopted?

    Measure Q Childcare Initiative -- County of Monterey (Majority Approval Required)
    Shall an Initiative Measure to amend Title 5 of the Code of the County of Monterey to establish an annual special parcel tax in the amount of forty-nine ($49) dollars on each parcel located within Monterey County, for a period of ten (10) years, in order to establish childcare in Monterey County, with revenue generated in the estimated amount of $5.5 million annually used solely to increase and improve affordable childcare be adopted?

    Measure R School Bond -- Santa Rita Union Elementary School District (55% Approval Required)
    To modernize existing elementary and middle schools; provide state of the art classrooms; repair old facilities and infrastructure; and enhance safety/security; shall the Santa Rita Union Elementary School District School Facilities Improvement District No. 2022-1 measure authorizing $24,900,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, levying approximately 3˘ per $100 and providing an estimated average $1,460,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, with citizens' oversight, annual audits, all funds staying local and NO money for administrators' salaries, be adopted?

    Measure X School Bond -- Coalinga - Huron Joint Unified School District (55% Approval Required)
    To improve the quality of education; construct, modernize, and upgrade classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; renovate plumbing; improve drinking water; make safety/security improvements; and replace roofs; shall Coalinga Huron Joint Unified School District's measure be adopted authorizing $39,200,000 of bonds at legal rates, generating on average $2,700,000 annually at a projected rate of less than 5 cents per $100 assessed value while bonds are outstanding, with annual audits, independent oversight, no money for salaries, and all funds staying local?

    The order of the contests and candidates on this ballot representation is NOT necessarily the same as your county's official ballot.
    If you print and mark your choices on this page and take it to the polls instead of an official sample ballot, be very careful.


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