Voting day for the primary election in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA is June 7, 2022.
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Below are the categories up for election and The Bitter Woman’s endorsements for each race:
Governor of California
In uncertain times, stability can provide comfort. The Bitter Woman endorses a vote for Gavin Newsom to see us through the remainder of the pandemic and represent California on a national level for how human rights should be treated throughout the United States. His promise of California being a sanctuary state for women seeking reproductive care is critically important.
As with the currently sitting Governor, TBW endorses a vote for the current Lieutenant Governor, Eleni Kounalakis, to maintain stability in an office that supports women’s reproductive rights, solving the housing crisis, and addressing the climate crisis.
Secretary of State
Shirley Weber is the current Secretary of State after being appointed by Governor Newsom. Social and racial justice as well as voting rights are two of her biggest platforms for progress.
The controller is the state’s fiscal officer, serving as accountant for public funds. Malia Cohen recognizes the homelessness crisis and wealth gap in California and wants to increase minimum wage, provide tax relief to the working class, and adequately tax corporations to help Californians live more comfortable lives.
The treasurer invests money on the state’s behalf. Three of the candidates have accusations of corruption in their past and one has minimal experience. Fiona Ma has an endorsement from Planned Parenthood and therefore has our vote.
The Bitter Woman endorses the vote to re-elect Rob Bonta, the current Attorney General who was appointed by Gavin Newsom.
Ricardo Lara is our choice due to his relationships with current endorsers such as Planned Parenthood and Labor Unions. Although we are critical of the scandal with expenses for rent we believe that he is still the best candidate for this role.
Member, State Board of Equalization 4th District
Current member of the board, Mike Schaeffer has been disbarred, convicted of spousal abuse, and sued. TBW endorses a vote for David Dodson who has thirty years of experience working with the Board of Equalization.
U.S. Senator, Full term
Alex Padilla is the current sitting Senator for California. As a son of immigrants from Mexico, immigration reform is a top priority for his office and he has introduced bills that would provide pathways to citizenship for immigrants. He also believes in getting rid of the filibuster and protecting voting rights.
U.S. Senator, Partial/Unexpired Term
Alex Padilla is the currently appointed Senator for California. TBW intends to vote for him to finish his current term ending January 3, 2023.
United States Representative, 45th District
TBW endorses a vote for Jay F Chen who believes in protecting a woman’s right to choose and expanding access to healthcare.
State Senator, 36th District
TBW endorses a vote for Kim Carr who supports the launch of a Mobile Crisis Response Unit which would help people experiencing mental health challenges in place of calls to the police for nonviolent, non-emergency situations.
Member of the State Assembly, 70th District
TBW endorses a vote for Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen who is the only candidate running that supports California’s sanctuary laws for undocumented immigrants and a ban on offshore drilling.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 5
TBW endorses a vote for Kimberly La Salle who wants to implement trauma informed practices in the court.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 9
Both candidates are heavily endorsed by police departments which is a concern. TBW endorses a vote for Christopher Duff due to his experience.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 11
TBW endorses a vote for Marc A. Gibbons who is endorsed by the Democratic party of Orange County.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 21
TBW endorses a vote for Ray Brown who has a platform that leads with humility and equal justice. His opponent is endorsed by various police departments.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 22
TBW endorses a vote for Brahim Baytieh who holds a philosophy that politics have no place in the courtroom and biases and agenda should not determine a case.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 28
Both candidates appear evenly matched. TBW endorses a vote for Jessica Cha due to her experience in family court.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 30
TBW endorses a vote for Michelle Bell who leads with the belief that everyone, regardless of background or socio-economic status, deserves to be treated equally under the law.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 33
TBW endorses a vote for Steve McGreevy who has the most experience and endorsements.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 45
Both candidates appear to be evenly matched. TBW endorses a vote for Kevin Brian Jones who has experience as a superior court commissioner.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
The current superintendent has faced accusations of mismanagement and a toxic work environment. TBW endorses a vote for Marco Amaral who has a platform of ending standardized tests and increasing teacher and school staff pay.
Los Angeles County Only
United States Representative 44th District
Nanette Diaz Barragan is continuously fighting for reproductive rights, advocating for black and brown communities, and has our endorsement.
TWB endorses Robert Luna for Sheriff. Luna wants to reduce crime, address homelessness, but most importantly believes in reform of the sheriff's department and jails.
Member of the State Assembly
TBW supports the re-election of Anthony Rendon.
TBW supports the re-election of Jeffrey Prang.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 60
Sharon Ransom is endorsed by the Stonewall Democratic club and has served as Deputy District Attorney for 17 years.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No.67
Fernanda Maria Barreto is reform-minded and endorsed by respected elected representatives.
Judge of the Superior Court Office N0.70
Holly Hancock is endorsed by the Stonewall Democratic club and respected by elected representatives.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No.90
Melissa Lyons is endorsed by the Stonewall Democratic club and National Women’s Political Caucus.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No.116
Lloyd E.Handler is our endorsement due to his support of DA Gascon and addressing root causes of crime to better communities of color.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 118
Klint McKay is endorsed by the Stonewall Democratic club as well as TBW.
Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 151
Patrick Hare is endorsed by the Stonewall Democratic club as well as TBW.
Orange County Only
County Superintendent of Schools
TBW endorses a vote for current superintendent Al Mijares who is more experienced and does not want to limit the teaching and discussion of important social topics in school, as his competitor does.
TBW endorses a vote for Richard Foster to take over the role of Assessor.
Andrew N. Hamilton is the only candidate running for this position.
TBW endorses a vote for current Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen who has the most experience for the position.
District Attorney-Public Administrator
TBW endorses a vote for Pete Hardin who believes in protecting the LGBTQ+ community, preventing gun violence, ending the death penalty and modernizing the criminal justice system to end mass incarceration.
Don Barnes is the only candidate running for this position.
Treasurer - Tax Collector
Shari L. Freidenrich is the only candidate running for this position.