Voting Guide

November 2020 Election – San Diego County

The San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council and its delegates have met with, interviewed, discussed, and endorsed key candidates and ballot initiatives for the next election. You can be certain that these candidates and ballot initiatives are important to the success of our unions, and the work we are able to do here in San Diego County. Please remember to VOTE on November 3, 2020!

If you need to register to vote, you can do it here: registertovote.ca.gov

Building Trades Families Endorse:*

Federal Candidates:

President Joe Biden
49th Congressional District Mike Levin
50th Congressional District Ammar Campa-Najjar
51st Congressional District Juan Vargas
52nd Congressional District Scott Peters
53rd Congressional District Georgette Gomez

State Candidates

State Senate, 39th District Toni Atkins
State Assembly, 76th District Tasha Boerner-Horvath
State Assembly, 77th District Brian Maienschein
State Assembly, 78th District Chris Ward
State Assembly, 79th District Shirley Weber
State Assembly, 80th District Lorena Gonzalez

San Diego County Candidates

County Board of Supervisors, District 3 Terra Lawson-Remer ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
County Superior Court, Office No. 30 Tim Nader
County Board of Education, 1st District Gregg Robinson
County Board of Education, 2nd District Guadalupe Gonzalez
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board, Trustee Area 3 Julie Schorr
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board, Trustee Area 4 Elena Adams
Grossmont Union High School, Area 1 Chris Fite
Grossmont Union High School, Area 2 Elva Salinas
Palomar College Governing Board, District 2 Nina Deerfield
Palomar College Governing Board, District 3 Roberto Rodriguez
Palomar College Governing Board, District 4 Lee Dulgeroff
San Diego Community College District, District B Bernie Rhinerson
San Diego Community College District, District D Mary Graham
Southwestern Community College District, Seat No. 1 Griselda Delgado
Southwestern Community College District, Seat No. 3 Roberto Alcantar
San Diego Unified School District, District A Sabrina Bazzo
San Diego Unified School District, District E Sharon Whitehurst-Payne
Vista Unified School District - Trustee Area No. 1 Rosemary Smithfield
Vista Unified School District - Trustee Area No. 4 Cipriano Vargas
Vista Unified School District - Trustee Area No. 5 Julie Kelly
Grossmont Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 1 Chris Fite
Grossmont Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 2 Elva Salinas
Sweetwater Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 2 Adrian Aranciba
Sweetwater Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 4 Nicholas Segura Jr.
Chula Vista Elementary School District 2 Lucy Ugarte
Chula Vista Elementary School District 4 Kate Bishop
National School District (vote for 2) Michelle Gates & Rocina Lizarraga
City of Carlsbad - City Council, District 4 Teresa Acosta
City of Chula Vista - City Council, District 3 Steve Padilla
City of Chula Vista - City Council, District 4 Andrea Cardenas
City of El Cajon - City Council, District 2 Stephanie Harper
City of El Cajon - City Council, District 4 Estela De Los Rios
City of Encinitas - City Council, District 2 Kellie Hinze
City of Encinitas - Mayor Catherine Blakespear
City of Escondido - City Council, District 3 Don Greene
City of Imperial Beach - City Council, District 2 Mark West
City of Imperial Beach - City Council, District 4 Matthew Leyba-Gonzalez
City of La Mesa - City Council (vote for 2) Colin Parent & Jack Shu
City of Lemon Grove - City Council (vote for 2) David Arambula & George Gastil
City of Lemon Grove - Mayor Racquel Vasquez
City of National City - City Council (vote for 2) Marcus Bush & Jose Rodriguez
City of Oceanside - Mayor Rob Howard
City of Oceanside - City Council, District 4 Michelle Gomez
City of San Diego - Mayor Todd Gloria ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of San Diego - City Attorney Mara Elliott
City of San Diego - City Council, District 1 Will Moore ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of San Diego - City Council, District 3 Stephen Whitburn
City of San Diego - City Council, District 5 Marni Von Wilpert ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of San Diego - City Council, District 7 Raul Campillo ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of San Diego - City Council, District 9 Sean Elo
City of San Marcos - Mayor Chris Orlando
City of San Marcos - City Council, District 3 Alan Geraci
City of San Marcos - City Council, District 4 Neil Kramer
City of Vista - City Council, District 2 Liz Perez ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of Vista - City Council, District 3 Katie Melendez ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
Helix Water District - Division No. 3 Mark Gracyk
Helix Water District - Division No. 5 Vickie Butcher
Otay Water District - Division No. 4 Jose Lopez
Padre Dam Muni Water - Division No. 2 Suzanne Till
South Bay Irrigation - Division No. 2 Jose Cerda
South Bay Irrigation - Division No. 3 Jose Preciado
Vallecitos Water - Division No. 5 Tiffany Boyd Hodgson
Palomar Health - Division No. 6 Jeff Griffith

California State Propositions

Prop 15: Changes tax assessment of commercial & industrial property for public schools & local government services Vote YES ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
Prop 16: Authorizes California repeal of affirmative action (Proposition 209) Vote YES
Prop 17: Authorizes California voting rights restoration for persons on parole Vote YES
Prop 18: California voting for 17-year-olds Vote YES
Prop 19: Property Tax transfers, exemptions, and revenue for wildfire agencies and counties Vote YES
Prop 20: Restricts parole for non-violent offenders. Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated as misdemeanors Vote NO 
Prop 21: Expands local government's authority to enact rent control on residential property Vote NO
Prop 22: Changes employment classification rules for app-based transportation and delivery drivers Vote NO ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
Prop 23: Authorizes state regulation of kidney dialysis clinics. Establishes minimum staffing and other requirements Vote YES
Prop 24: Authorizes consumer privacy laws No recommendation
Prop 25: Referendum to overturn 2018 law that replaced money bail system with a system based on public safety risk Vote YES

Local Measures

Measure A: San Diego Housing Bond Vote YES
Measure B: Citizens Review Board for Police Practices Vote YES
Measure E: Raise the Height Limit for Midway District Vote YES
Measure I: Imperial Beach Emergency Response and Vital Services Bond Vote YES

*If there is a race or issue that does not appear on this webpage but is on your ballot, it means that the candidates or advocates for the issue did not seek or receive an endorsement from the San Diego Building Trades Council or the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council.

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