Candidate Recommendations

The candidate recommendations below are based upon our understanding of the Republic envisioned by our Framers, our shared Biblical values and our knowledge of the candidates.

In races where the best candidates(s) do not generally hold to all these values, (or for whom we have been unable to adequately confirm their positions), we will offer the candidate who we believe will do the greater good in office and is the better of the available choices. These will be noted as “Preferable to Opponent(s)” or with other notations such as “The GOP Endorsed Candidate” or “Generally Conservative.”

Incumbents indicated with an asterisk *

2018 PRIMARY ELECTION 

GOVERNOR
John H. Cox (R)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
David R. Hernandez (R)

SECRETARY OF STATE
Mark P Meuser (R)

CONTROLLER
Konstantinos Roditis (R)

TREASURER
Jack M. Guerrero (R)

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Steven C. Bailey (R)

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Steve Poizner  (I)   Preferable to Opponent

STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
Joel Anderson (R)

U.S. SENATE
Tom Palzer (R)

US REPRESENTATIVE
District 49
Diane L Harkey (R)

District 50
Bill Wells (R))

District 51
Juan M. Hidalgo Jr. (R)

District 52
James Veltmeyer (R)

District 53
Morgan Murtaugh (R)

CA STATE SENATE
District 36

Patricia Bates (R)

District 38
Brian W. Jones (R)

District 40
Luis Vargas (R)       GOP Endorsed Candidate

STATE ASSEMBLY 
District 71
Note: Both candidates are fiscal and social conservatives
Randy Voepel* (R)   Voepel is completing his first term in Sacramento.
Larry A.Wilske (R)    Wilske is a retired Navy SEAL

District 75

Marie Waldron (R)

District 76
Philip “Phil” Graham (R)        Unfortunately, there are too many  good candidates running for this seat.  This race is too critical.  We must not split the vote—but instead unite behind the GOP endorsed candidate who will run as a strong Republican candidate in the Nov. General Election.

District 77
Brian Maienschein (R)            Preferable to Opponent

District 78
Maggie J. Campbell (R)          Preferable to Opponent

District 79
John Moore (R)

District 80
Lincoln M. Pickard (R)

State Superintendent of Public Instruction 
Marshall Tuck (D)   Preferable to Opponents
Note:  Though Tuck is a Democrat, we believe he is preferable to his opponents due to his support for charter schools and his parent friendly stance on other issues.

San Diego County Races

Superior Court Judge, Office 28
Vicki Rothman (R)

Superior Court Judge, Office 37
Gary Kreep* (R)

County Board of Education, Dist 3
Eric J. Lund              GOP Endorsed Candidate

County Board of Education, Dist 5
Cheryl James-Ward                GOP Endorsed Candidate

Board of Supervisors, Dist 4
Bonnie Dumanis (R)                Preferable to Opponent

Board of Supervisors, Dist 5
Jim Desmond (R)     GOP Endorsed Candidate

Assessor/Recorder/Clerk
Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr. (R)

District Attorney
Summer Stephan (R)

Sherriff
Bill Gore (R)

Treasure/Tax Collector
Dan McAllister* (R)

All Other Local Races are Listed in Alphabetical Order

Chula Vista City Council, Dist 2
Steve Stenberg (R)

Chula Vista Mayor
Hector Raul Gastelum (R)      Preferable to Opponent

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Area 1
Jonathan “John” Olsen (R)

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Area 2 
Bill Exeter (R)         GOP Endorsed Candidate

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, Area 5
Teresa A Rosiak (R)                GOP Endorsed Candidate

San Diego Community College, District A
Diane Hickman (R)                 GOP Endorsed Candidate

San Diego Community College, District C
Loren S. Casuto (R)                 GOP Endorsed Candidate

San Diego Community College, District E
Allan Candelore (R)                GOP Endorsed Candidate

San Diego Unified School, District B
Tom Keliinoi (R)       Write in Candidate

San Diego Community College, District C
Marcia Lee Nordstrom (R)     Write in Candidate

San Diego City Council, District 2
Lorie Zapf (R)          Preferable to Opponent

San Diego City Council, District 4
Tony Villafranca (R)

San Diego City Council, District 6
Chris Cate (R)          GOP Endorsed Candidate

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