Down Ballot Details: Here’s How We’re Voting

The HB Huddle Local Elections Team and Steering Team have conducted research and reached a consensus on most of our ballot choices in the upcoming election, including judges, propositions and more.

Here’s a summary of how our leadership team plans to vote (areas where we did not find a consensus are noted). 

If you have any questions about our decisions, please join our Facebook group and post your questions to start a discussion, here’s the link to join:



Governor: Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governer: Eleni Kounalakis

Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

Controller: Betty T. Yee

Treasurer: Fiona Ma

Attorney General: Xavier Becerra

Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara

State Board of Equaliztion: Mike Schaefer

United States Senator: no consensus 

48th District Congressional Representative: Harley Rouda

34th District State Senator: Tom Umberg

72nd State Assembly: Josh Lowenthal

74th State Assembly: Cottie Petrie-Norris



Here is one source we used for judicial considerations:

This is a conservative website, so most of our judicial choices are the opposite of suggested judges.

Here’s another good article on the subject:

Carol A. Corrigan: vote NO

Leondra R. Kruger: vote YES

Cynthia Aaron: vote YES

William S. Dato: vote YES

Judith L. Haller: no consensus

Richard D. Huffman: vote NO

Patricia Guerrero: vote YES

Patricia D. Benke: no consensus

Joan Kathleen: vote YES

Richard T. Fields: vote YES

Art W. McKinster: no consensus

Douglas P. Miller: no consensus

Marsha G. Slough: vote YES

David A. Thompson: vote YES

Thomas M. Goethals: vote YES

Raymond J. Ikola: no consensus



Superindenent of Public Instruction: Tony K. Thurmond

Huntington Beach Union High School District: Martin Salgado, Diana Lee Carey,

Oceanview School District: Jack C. Souders

Huntington Beach City School District: Diana Marks

Westminister School District: Jeremy Khalaf, Virginia Torres

Coast Community College District #1: Jim Moreno



County of Orange: District Attorney: no consensus

County of Orange: Sherrif-Coroner: Duke Nguyen

Huntington Beach City Council: Kim Carr, Shayna Lathus, Dan Kalmick

City Attorney: No vote



#1 Bonds to fund housing assistance: YES

#2 Bonds to fund housing for individuals with mental illness: YES

#3 Bond to fund water projects: NO

#4 Bonds to fund children’s hospitals: YES

#5 Property Owners Transfer Requirements: NO

#6 Repeal the gas tax: NO

#7 Daylight Savings Time: no consensus

#8 Kindney Dialysis Regulation: YES

#9 (Proposition was removed from ballot)

#10 Rent Control Expansion: YES

#11 Ambulance Employees Requirements: NO

#12 Farm Animal Confinement Standards: YES

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