Voting Guide

Election 2022 – 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 8, 2022!

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

Building Trades Families Endorse:*

Federal Candidates:

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla
49th Congressional District Mike Levin
50th Congressional District Scott Peters
51st Congressional District Sara Jacobs
52nd Congressional District Juan Vargas

State Candidates

Governor Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Secretary of State Shirley Weber
Attorney General Rob Bonta
Controller Malia Cohen
Treasurer Fiona Ma
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond
State Senate, 18th District Steve Padilla
State Senate, 38th District Catherine Blakespear
State Senate, 40th District Joseph Rocha
State Assembly, 74th District Chris Duncan
State Assembly, 76th District Brian Maienschein
State Assembly, 77th District Tasha Boerner-Horvath
State Assembly, 78th District Chris Ward
State Assembly, 79th District Akilah Weber
State Assembly, 80th District No recommendation

San Diego County Candidates

County Board of Supervisors, District 4 Nathan Fletcher
County Board of Supervisors, District 5 Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson
Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Barbara Bry
Sheriff Kelly Anne Martinez
County Superior Court, Office No. 35 Rebecca Kanter
County Superior Court, Office No. 36 Pete Singer
County Board of Education, 3rd District Alicia Munoz
County Board of Education, 5th District Rick Shea
Carlsbad Unified School District, Trustee Area No. 5 Kathy Rallings
Chula Vista Elementary School District Seat 1 Francisco Tamayo
Chula Vista Elementary School District Seat 3 Leslie Bunker
Chula Vista Elementary School District Seat 5 Cesar Fernandez
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board, Trustee Area 1 Desiree Klaar
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board, Trustee Area 2 Debbie Justeson
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Board, Trustee Area 5 Brad Monroe
Oceanside Unified School District, Trustee Area No. 1 Nancy Licona
Palomar Community College, Trustee Area 1 Judy Patacsil
Palomar Community College, Trustee Area 4 Kartik Raju
Palomar Community College, Trustee Area 5 Norma Miyamoto
San Diego Community College District, District A Maria Nieto-Senour
San Diego Community College District, District C Craig Milgrim
San Diego Community College District, District E Geysil Arroyo
San Diego Unified School District, District B Shana Hazan
San Diego Unified School District, District C Cody Petterson
South Bay Union School District, Area No. 1 Kelly Leiker
South Bay Union School District, Area No. 2 Jose Lopez Euguino
Southwestern Community College, District 4 Mae Case
Southwestern Community College, District 5 Don Dumas
Sweetwater Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 1 Arturo Solis
Sweetwater Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 3 Elva Lopez-Zepeda
Sweetwater Union High School District - Trustee Area No. 5 Marti Emerald
Vista Unified School District, Trustee Area No. 2 Rena Marrocco
Vista Unified School District, Trustee Area No. 3 Martha Alvarado
City of Carlsbad - City Council, District 1 Sam Ward
City of Carlsbad - City Council, District 3 Priya Bhat-Patel
City of Chula Vista - Mayor Ammar Campa Najjar
City of Chula Vista - City Council, District 1 Carolina Chavez
City of Chula Vista - City Council, District 2 Jose Preciado
City of Encinitas - Mayor Tony Kranz
City of Escondido - Mayor Paul MacNamara
City of Escondido - City Council, District 1 Consuelo Martinez
City of Escondido - City Council, District 2 Jeff Griffith
City of Imperial Beach - Mayor Paloma Aguirre ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of Imperial Beach - City Council, District 1 Jenn Crumley
City of Imperial Beach - City Council, District 3 Anna Webb
City of La Mesa - City Council (vote for two) Mejgan Afshan & Patricia Dillard
City of Lemon Grove - City Council (vote for two) Jennifer Mendoza & Alysson Snow
City of National City - Mayor Jose Rodriguez
City of National City - City Council District 1 Luz Molina
City of National City - City Council District 3 Ditas Yamane
City of Oceanside - City Council, District 1 Eric Joyce
City of Oceanside - City Council, District 2 Daniel Dominguez
City of San Diego - City Council, District 2  Jennifer Campbell
City of San Diego - City Council, District 4 Monica Montgomery Steppe
City of San Diego - City Council, District 6 Kent Lee ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
DO NOT VOTE FOR Tommy Hough
City of San Marcos - Mayor Randy Walton
City of San Marcos - City Council, District 1 Maria Nuñez
City of San Marcos -City Council, District 2 Jay Petrek
City of Vista - Mayor Cipriano Vargas ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
City of Vista - City Council, District 4 Dan O'Donnell
Helix Water District, Division 2 Andrea Beth Damsky
Otay Water District, Division 3 Gary Croucher
North County Fire Protection District Ross Pike
Sweetwater Community Planning Shane Parmely
Spring Valley Community Planning Chris Pearson

California State Propositions

**State Ballot Measure Endorsements Come From the CA Labor Federation.
**Prop 1: Provides a state constitutional right to reproductive freedom, including the right to an abortion. YES
**Prop 26: Legalizes sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks. No recommendation
**Prop 27: Legalizes mobile sports betting. No recommendation
**Prop 28: Provides additional funding for K-12 art and music education. YES
Prop 30: Increases tax on income above $2 million for zero-emission vehicle projects & wildfire prevention programs  YES
**Prop 31: Upholds the ban on flavored tobacco sales. YES

Local Measures

Measure A: Cannabis Business Tax for County general fund purposes YES
Measure B: Amends City of San Diego Municipal code to provide all city residents comparable waste management services YES
Measure C: Removes 30-foot Height Limit in Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan Area YES
Measure D: Preserves State infrastructure funding eligibility and allows PLAs for the City of San Diego YES ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!
Measure H: Allows for childcare services to be provided on dedicated parkland property No recommendation
Measure U: San Diego Student Safety, Health, and School Repair Bond YES ⇐ KEY CAMPAIGN!

*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 & Construction Trades Council or the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council.

**Double-asterisked endorsements are from the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO to which the San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council is affiliated, but are not direct endorsements of the Building Trades Council itself.

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