Santa Clarita Valley Democrats’ 2022 General Election Endorsements

From the school board to the halls of Congress, we’re supporting courageous candidates who are dedicated to prioritizing the needs and interests of working families in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Christy Smith for U.S. House
Local Offices
  • Newhall School District Governing Board Trustee Area 1: Donna Robert
  • Newhall School District Governing Board Trustee Area 2: Rachelle Haddoak
  • Saugus Union School District Governing Board Trustee Area 1: Cassandra Love
  • Saugus Union School District Governing Board Trustee Area 5: Christopher Trunkey
  • William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board Trustee Area 2: Andrew Taban
  • William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board Trustee Area 3: Dr. Cherise Moore
  • William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board Trustee Area 5: Rebecca Hindman
  • Santa Clarita City Council: Jeffrey Malick
  • Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Division 1: Nicole Wilson
  • Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Division 2: Sage Rafferty
  • Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Division 3: Lynne Plambeck

Statewide

  • Proposition 1: Endorsed

  • Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounalakis
  • Secretary of State: Dr. Shirley Weber
  • Attorney General: Rob Bonta
  • Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • State Controller: Malia Cohen
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
  • Insurance Commissioner: No Endorsement
  • U.S. Senate: Alex Padilla

Los Angeles County

  • Los Angeles County Assessor: Jeffrey Prang
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff: Robert Luna
  • Judge of the Superior Court Seat #60: Anna Slotky Reitano
  • Judge of the Superior Court Seat #67: Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes
  • Judge of the Superior Court Seat #90: No Consensus
  • Judge of the Superior Court Seat #118: Melissa Hammond

Are you a candidate seeking the Santa Clarita Valley Democrats’ endorsement? Email us at [email protected] to request a questionnaire. Our Endorsement Recommendation Committee will be reviewing questionnaires and making recommendations throughout the course of the election cycle.


Endorsements and Recommendations from other Organizations

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party Recommends:

Statewide Measures:

Proposition 26: Neutral

Proposition 27: Oppose

Proposition 28: Support

Proposition 29: Support

Proposition 30: Support

Proposition 31: Support

Los Angeles County:

Measure A: Support

The Los Angeles Times Recommends:

California Chief Justice:

Patricia Guerrero: Yes.

Supreme Court Associate Justice:

Goodwin Liu: Yes

Joshua P. Groban: Yes

Martin J. Jenkins: Yes

2nd District Court of Appeal Justice:

Audrey B. Collins: Yes

Brian S. Currey: Yes

Elizabeth Annette Grimes: Yes

Hernaldo J. Baltodano: Yes

John L. Segal: Yes

John Shepard Wiley Jr: Yes

Judith M. Ashmann: Yes

Lamar W. Baker: Yes

Luis A. Lavin: Yes

Frances Rothschild: Yes

Laurence D. Rubin: Yes

Maria E. Stratton: Yes

“Uncontested retention elections and 12-year terms are meant to strike a balance between judicial independence — allowing justices to do their work free of popular sentiment or political partisanship — and accountability to Californians. Accordingly, voters should vote “yes” unless they believe a particular justice has demonstrated unfitness to continue serving.”

Endorsement: Retain Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero, Supreme Court, and appeals justices – 10/9/22

Los Angeles County:

Measure C: Yes

“Voting yes on Measure C to approve a cannabis tax is a step toward curbing the chaos of unlicensed marijuana sales in unincorporated L.A. County.”

Endorsement: Yes on L.A. County Measure C for regulated cannabis sales – 10/16/22

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