“Plain English” Voter Guide for the 2022 General Election

“Plain English” Voter Guide for the 2022 General Election

Reform California Releases “Plain English” Voter Guide for the 2022 General Election

The 2022 California General Election will be held November 8, 2022 and this year’s primary ballot is REALLY long! With a bunch of confusing ballot measures and hundreds of candidates running for office, voters can feel overwhelmed and lost.

Fortunately, Carl DeMaio and the team at Reform California have thoroughly researched and vetted measures and candidates – and produced an easy-to-understand “Plain English” voter guide.

In vetting and endorsing candidates, Carl DeMaio and Reform California use the following criteria:

  • COST OF LIVING: Opposition to tax hikes;
  • CRIME: support for public safety and law enforcement;
  • SCHOOLS: commitment to improve schools, empower parents, and oppose toxic curriculum in the classroom;
  • JOB CREATION: support for small businesses and job creation against costly regulations and mandates, and
  • FREEDOM: respect for our Constitutional rights and personal freedoms.

Several candidates have appeared on the Carl DeMaio radio show on NewsRadio 600 KOGO and we have included their interview in the voter guide for you to listen to.

Because there are so many items on the ballot, the voter guide is separated into sections. Click on each section to see all the items on the ballot.

ACCESS YOUR LOCAL VOTER GUIDE

California State Voter Guide (view website)

For voters who live in all counties except Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Those counties have more detailed guides that can be accessed here:

Los Angeles County Voter Guide (view website)

Orange County Voter Guide (view website)

Riverside County Voter Guide (view website)

San Diego County Voter Guide (view website)

Carl DeMaio Launches Campaign to Defeat San Diego “Garbage Tax”

Carl DeMaio Launches Campaign to Defeat San Diego “Garbage Tax”

While San Diegans struggle with the cost increases of record inflation and an oncoming recession, city politicians want to impose a new tax on trash collection — costing homeowners $350-500 more per year. Carl DeMaio says the measure is actually charging residents twice and is leading the campaign to defeat the proposal.

San Diego city politicians have placed a measure on the November 2022 ballot to impose a costly and unfair “Garbage Tax” on all homeowners. Worse, the title and description ballot measure written by these same city politicians is worded in a misleading and deceptive way to hide the fact that it is a garbage tax.

Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, says the tax is yet another unnecessary tax on San Diego’s struggling families by greedy politicians. DeMaio has launched a grassroots campaign to defeat the proposal and is asking residents to join the fight at www.StopTheGarbageTax.org 

“San Diegans already have one of the highest cost of living burdens in the nation — and the massive surge in inflation is making things even harder,” says DeMaio. “Despite this, San Diego city politicians are proposing to add to that financial burden by imposing a new Garbage Tax on all homeowners,” DeMaio notes.

How much will this new Garbage Tax cost San Diegans? A whopping $350-500 more per year according to DeMaio’s group. 

City politicians say trash services are currently “free” and that the tax is needed to continue service — but DeMaio that is grossly misleading. 

He points to the People’s Ordinance in 1919, passed by voters to direct the City of San Diego to earmark a portion of existing property tax revenues to provide trash service. This policy of using existing property tax assessments was reaffirmed by voters in 1981 and 1986.

“Under these three separate voter-approved measures, you are already paying for trash service — but city politicians have proposed this scheme to double-charge you,” explains DeMaio.

City politicians have also attempted to justify the proposal by saying that it is “unfair” for apartments to have to pay for trash service while single family homes get trash service without an additional charge. 

DeMaio agrees that charing apartments is unfair, but points out that city politicians enacted this unfair apartment policy by exploiting a loophole in the People Ordinances approved in 1919, 1981 and 1986.

“To restore fairness, both single family homes and apartment complexes should receive trash service under current tax allocations — the easy fix is that the City of San Diego should go back to complying with the People’s Ordinance for all residential properties,” explains DeMaio.

DeMaio is urging all San Diego city residents to join the campaign to block the “Garbage Tax” in the November 2022 election.

Sign The Petition

Join the Campaign: Stop the Garbage Tax

A Plain English Guide to Propositions on California’s November 2022 Ballot

A Plain English Guide to Propositions on California’s November 2022 Ballot

California voters will be asked to vote on 7 statewide ballot measures in the November 2022 election – but the titles and descriptions written by state politicians are intentionally confusing and downright misleading. Reform California has a simple voter guide that cuts through the clutter and explains the November 2022 ballot measures in “Plain English.”

It happens every election cycle in California. Voters open their ballots to find a long list of ballot measures with confusing ballot titles. The process leaves most voters frustrated, if not angry.

It shouldn’t be this way. The non-partisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recommends that initiative titles and summaries should be “concise, accurate, and impartial.” Sadly in California the politicians are trying to manipulate the vote by giving favorable titles and summaries to ballot measures they like and unfavorable titles and summaries to ballot measures they don’t like.

Fortunately, Reform California offers voters a “Plain English” voter guide to simplify the process and decode the manipulative language used by politicians.

“You have to be careful and know what you’re voting for – especially because this year there are hidden tax increases on the ballot and competing gambling initiatives as well,” warns Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California. 

Here is a “plain English” rundown of the seven statewide ballot measures on California’s 2022 ballot: 

Prop 1:

Official Title: Reproductive Freedom. Constitutional Amendment.

Plain English Translation: Eliminates Any Restrictions on When Abortions Can Be Performed

Prop 1 is being sold publicly as merely a codification of a pro-choice position in the California state constitution but it actually goes far further than that. The actually text of this ballot measure would repeal the current ban on abortions after 23 weeks of a pregnancy and allow the right to a late-term abortion up to the moment of birth. Prop 1 would give California one of the most extreme abortion laws in the country. This measure may also interfere with existing state laws that allow for Sexually Violent Predators to be placed under mandatory chemical treatment to limit their sex drive and desires. Reform California recommends a NO vote.

Prop 26:

Official Title: Authorizes New Types Of Gambling. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment.

Plain English Translation: Protects and Expands Gambling Rights of Native American Tribes 

Prop 26 affirms the current practice of allowing only federally-recognized Native American tribes to operate roulette, dice games, and sports wagering on tribal lands, subject to compacts negotiated by the Governor and ratified by the Legislature. It would also allow on-site sports wagering at privately operated horse-racing tracks in specified counties for ages 21 and up. This ballot measure was placed on the ballot by tribal gaming groups to compete with Prop 27 which is sponsored by corporate interests.

Prop 27:

Official Title: Allows Online And Mobile Sports Wagering. Initiative Constitutional and Statutory Amendment.

Plain English Translation: Allows Private Businesses to Engage in Online Gambling to Compete with Native American Tribes

Prop 27 would expand gambling in California beyond casinos currently operated by Native American tribes by allowing private businesses to operate online and mobile sports wagering for persons 21 and up. Native American tribes say this competition from private businesses will undermine their ability to fund programs for their tribes. Reform California recommends a NO vote.

Prop 28:

Official Title: Provides Additional Funding For Arts And Music Education In Public Schools. Initiative Statute.

Plain English Translation: Earmarks Mandatory Funding from the Existing State Education Budget for Arts and Music Programs

Prop 28 is an earmark – or a requirement that the state spend at least a certain amount of funds from the state budget for the exclusive benefit of art and music programs. The earmark mandates that 1% of required state and local funding for public schools be set aside for arts and music programs and then allocates a greater proportion of the funds to schools serving more economically disadvantaged students. Earmarks are not free money – so any earmark will have to come at the expense of other educational programs for fundamental academic areas like reading, writing, arithmetic, etc. Reform California recommends a NO vote.

Prop 29: 

Official Title: Requires On-Site Licensed Medical Professional At Kidney Dialysis Clinics And Establishes Other State Requirements. Initiative Statute

Plain English Translation: Imposes Costly Regulations on Kidney Dialysis Clinics to Benefit Organized Labor Unions

Prop 29 may be familiar to voters since it has been rejected TWICE before in 2018 and 2020. Why does it keep appearing on the ballot? Wealthy labor unions force the measure on the ballot in an attempt to impose new costly regulations on kidney dialysis clinics that would benefit the interests of the unions. Prop 29 requires specific medical personnel on site during treatment at outpatient kidney dialysis clinics – whether or not the personnel are even needed. The measure also increases mandatory state reporting and prohibits clinics from closing or substantially reducing services without state approval. A “no” vote keeps your doctors and clinics more independent from state control. Reform California recommends a NO vote.

Prop 30:

Official Title: Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Increasing Tax on Personal Income Over $2 Million. Initiative Statute.

Plain English Translation: TAX INCREASE – Increases Income Taxes to Fund a Variety of New Government Programs

Prop 30 is a massive income tax increase – even though California already has the highest income taxes in the country of any state. Prop 39 imposes a 1.75% tax increase for personal incomes over $2 million. Revenue for the proposition aims to go toward climate change measures, but the definition of programs eligible for these new funds is quite broad as to allow the funds to be used in a wide-range of ways. Reform California recommends a NO vote.

Prop 31:

Official Title: Referendum Challenging A 2020 Law Prohibiting Retail Sale Of Certain Flavored Tobacco Products

Plain English Translation: Should California Ban the Sale of Flavored Tobacco?

Prop 31 is a “referendum” or question on whether an proposed state law should be implemented or rejected. State Senate Bill, SB 793, which prohibits the retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products and tobacco flavor enhancers. A “yes” vote would uphold and pass the law into effect, banning the retail sale of these flavored tobacco products. A “no” vote would overturn the law and tobacco companies would be allowed to sell flavored tobacco products in the state. 

To access Reform California’s full Plain English Voter Guide, visit www.ElectionGuideCalifornia.org

JOIN THE FIGHT: Reform California Voter Guide Campaign

California Politicians Want a New Mileage Tax: You Can Stop Them In 2022

California Politicians Want a New Mileage Tax: You Can Stop Them In 2022

Forget the gas tax. Now California politicians are proposing a costly and unfair new Mileage Tax – charging you per mile that you drive. Your vote on state and local races in November 2022 could stop them.

You think the California state gas tax is too high? Get ready for a costly new “Mileage Tax” on top of what you already pay at the pump!

California state and local Democratic politicians are trying to implement a Mileage Tax on all drivers by 2025. At President Joe Biden’s direction, the federal government is currently exploring a Mileage Tax pilot program. Democrats in California are “volunteering” California to be the guinea pig for the pilot program and authorized state pilots with the passage of SB-1 in 2017.

Democrats say they need a Mileage Tax because cars have become more fuel efficient and California is also advancing a new mandate to require more electric vehicles be sold in California. The Democrats say these changes will result in them collecting less money from the gas tax from you – so the Mileage Tax was invented to force you to pay more.

Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California, is leading the opposition to the Mileage Tax proposal.

“At a time of record inflation and skyrocketing cost-of-living, California’s working families cannot afford yet another tax hike from reckless politicians,” said DeMaio. 

DeMaio warns the proposal could be implemented regionally or statewide soon.  DeMaio points to the recently-adopted “Regional Transportation Plan” in San Diego county as proof. The plan includes massive sales tax hikes along with a Mileage Tax of 4-6 per mile driven by San Diego commuters.

DeMaio warns voters across the state to be on the lookout for other counties to pursue Mileage Tax proposals. 

“In every single race – whether it is for county supervisor or city council or state legislature – voters need to ask candidates for a simple YES or NO answer to whether the candidates support a costly new Mileage Tax,” DeMaio warns. 

DeMaio says the best way to stop the new Mileage Tax from taking effect is to do two things. First, vote for state and local politicians in November who are strongly opposed to any new Mileage Taxes. Second, support the California Taxpayer Protection Act that would force a vote on any proposed Mileage Tax before it can be implemented.

DeMaio and Reform California are leading the effort to flip key seats in the November election using the Mileage Tax as a key wedge issue. Electing reform-minded candidates that will stand up for Californians will go a long way toward blocking future tax hike proposals. 

In San Diego, for example, DeMaio is backing candidates to win enough seats on the county regional transportation board (SANDAG) to block any implementation of the Mileage Tax in San Diego.

Join the Fight: Stop the Mileage Tax

Reform California Releases “Top Target” Races for the November Election

Reform California Releases “Top Target” Races for the November Election

California Primary Election results reveal key races that reform-minded candidates can win in November if they work hard, says Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio.

Reform California today announced the “top target” seats it will focus on in the upcoming November 2022 elections. Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio says based on an undeniable national Red Wave building as well as promising signs from the June state primary, he’s feeling optimistic that big wins can happen even in California this election cycle.

“Voters are clearly fed up with the Democrat Super-Majority that has run this state into the ditch and the voters are saying they are looking to make big changes in 2022 — starting with some of these races we’ll be targeting,” said DeMaio.

DeMaio points to signs of what he calls a “Red Bump” in the June primary results. Analysis released by Reform California shows Democrat candidates significantly under-performed the 2020 Presidential partisan voting averages on voting in key races across California.

The results also show strong performances from candidates backed by Reform California. “Where we invested our resources in the June Primary we saw tremendous returns,” DeMaio noted.

In these “top target” races for the general election, reform-minded candidates successfully made it past the “top two” primary system. Under state law, the top two vote-getters in each race regardless of their political party advance to November runoffs versus the old system of advancing one candidate from each political party.

At the top of Reform’s target list are the following statewide races, where a Republican will advance past the “top two” primary in every race for the first time since the system became law:

STATEWIDE RACES

  • Governor: Brian Dahle
  • Lt. Governor: Angela Underwood Jacobs
  • Secretary of State: Rob Bernoski 
  • Treasurer: Jack Guererro
  • Controller: Lanhee Chen *PRIORITY RACE*
  • Attorney General: Nathan Hochman *PRIORITY RACE*
  • Insurance Commissioner: Robert Howell
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lance Christensen *PRIORITY RACE*

DeMaio says Reform California’s efforts statewide will help all of these candidates, but he notes that additional emphasis will be placed on the three statewide “Priority Races” as the best pick-up opportunities in this cycle.

CONGRESSIONAL RACES

  • CD 3 – Kevin Kiley (Defend seat)
  • CD 9 – Tom Patti (Pick up seat)
  • CD13 – John Duarte (Pick up seat)
  • CD 22 – David Valadao (Defend seat)
  • CD 27 – Mike Garcia (Defend seat)
  • CD40 – Young Kim (Defend seat)
  • CD 41- Ken Calvert (Defend seat)
  • CD 45 – Michelle Steel (Defend seat)
  • CD 47 – Scott Baugh (Pick up seat)
  • CD 49 – Brian Maryott (Pick up seat)

STATE SENATE RACES

  • SD 6 – Roger Niello (Defend seat)
  • SD 14 – Amnon Shor (Pick up seat)
  • SD 16 – David Shepard (Pick up seat)
  • SD 34 – Rhonda Shader (Pick up seat)
  • SD 36 – Janet Nguyen (Pick up seat)
  • SD 38 – Matt Gunderson (Defend seat)
  • SD40 – Brian Jones (Defend seat)

**Already losing SD 4 – need to win all defense seats and at least one pick up seat to break even.

STATE ASSEMBLY RACES

  • AD 7 – Josh Hoover (Pick up seat)
  • AD 22 – Juan Alanis (Pick up seat)
  • AD 27 – Mark Pazin (Pick up seat)
  • AD 40 – Suzette Valladares (Defend seat)
  • AD 42 – Lori Mills (Pick up seat)
  • AD 47 – Greg Wallis (Pick up seat)
  • AD 58 – Bernard Murphy (Pick up seat)
  • AD 60 – Hector Diaz-Nava (Pick up seat)
  • AD 67 – Soo Yoo (Pick up seat)
  • AD 72 – Diane Dixon (Pick up seat)
  • AD 73 – Dr. Steven Choi (Defend seat)
  • AD 74 – Laurie Davies (Defend seat)
  • AD 76 – Kristie Bruce-Lane (Pick up seat)

**Already losing three seats due to redistricting – need to win all defense seats and at least three pick up seats to break even.

DeMaio and Reform California will also focus on a variety of local government races across California – with an announcement of specific target seats after local filing processes are completed in late summer.

Reform California will reach out to “swing voters” in target seats using its “Plain English” Voter Guide. Through an aggressive campaign of text messages, canvassing, digital ads, and volunteer outreach, the Reform California Voter Guide received more than 120,000 unique downloads statewide during the Primary. In addition Reform California made more than 1 million voter contacts in the Primary to boost turnout and unite voters in target races to prevent reform-minded candidates from being shutout of the November runoffs.

DeMaio is optimistic that 2022 will bring big wins even in the deep-blue state of California.

“Reform California will continue to lead the fight to help flip key seats, and these target races will take a lot of work — but together we can make gains,” said DeMaio. “Even blue-leaning voters are starting to wake up and see Democrats’ mismanagement of the state leading to high costs, increasing crime, and failing education and they want change,” he continued.

DeMaio and Reform California are encouraging Californians to join the campaign today to flip key seats in California’s November election. 

Join the Fight: Flip Key Seats in 2022

DeMaio Leads Effort to Block Placement of Sex Predator in San Diego County

DeMaio Leads Effort to Block Placement of Sex Predator in San Diego County

California politicians have made it easier to release Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) into residential neighborhoods. Now Carl DeMaio is rallying concerned citizens to stop these reckless placements and demand reforms to protect communities.

Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio is spearheading a new campaign of concerned citizens — this time of Borrego Springs — to oppose the placement of a Sexually Violent Predator in their community.

The Sexually Violent Predator in question is child molester Michael Martinez, and California state officials propose his placement be in the family-community of Borrego Springs. Nearly 20% of Borrego Springs’ 3,000 residents have children under age 18 at home and the region attracts families and young children year-round for a wide-range of recreation. 

“It’s reckless, dangerous, and unacceptable to place this Sexually Violent Predator — a convicted child molester — in a community filled with children under age 18,” said DeMaio.

DeMaio points out that Martinez is not just any sex offender — he is classified as a “Sexually Violent Predator,” which is the worst classification in the criminal justice system. To be classified as an SVP, a person has to have been convicted of a violent sex crime, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, and be likely to reoffend. Martinez has been convicted of four separate cases involving child molestation, and he has been diagnosed with pedophilia and personality disorders.

DeMaio says state politicians are increasingly siding with sex offenders and passing laws to make it easier for them to not only escape listing on Sex Offender Registries but live in residential communities and near schools and playgrounds. 

After several Sexually Violent Predators have been released by government bureaucrats into San Diego county residential neighborhoods in recent years, DeMaio decided to organize concerned citizens and use the courts to try to block the releases. 

And the effort is paying off. In October 2021, DeMaio successfully blocked the placement of another Sexually Violent Predator, Douglas Badger, in Rancho Bernardo. DeMaio organized thousands of angry voters to contact the judge overseeing Badger’s case to demand the court block placement.

DeMaio says he is committed to once again lead the opposition to block Martinez’s placement in Borrego Springs – but needs immediate help from members of the public.

DeMaio is calling for concerned residents to make their voices heard before it’s too late.

“We can still stop the placement of this horrible sex offender in Borrego Springs — file today to give a public comment and let the court know where you stand and sign our petition,” said DeMaio.

A hearing on this placement has been scheduled for July 8th at 10:00am in San Diego Superior Court with Judge David Gill presiding. The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and SAFE Task Force will submit your comments, due by June 15th, to the court for the court’s consideration.

The exact address proposed for placement is 3406 Running M Road, Borrego Springs, CA 92004.

In addition to writing the judge directly, DeMaio is urging the public to sign the petition to demand reform of laws to permanently prevent the release of Sexually Violent Predators into residential neighborhoods. 

Email and Call the Judge to Oppose Release of Michael Martinez (Deadline: June 15!)

Email comments: [email protected]  

Call and leave voicemail: (858) 495-3619.  

Mail letters: SVP Release/SAFE Task Force 9425 Chesapeake Drive San Diego, CA 92123

Sign the Petition: Stop Placement of Sexually Violent Predators

More Signatures Needed to Advance the California Taxpayer Protection Act

More Signatures Needed to Advance the California Taxpayer Protection Act

Carl DeMaio is leading a statewide signature drive to block costly tax hikes in California. Over 1 million signatures have been collected and just 300,000 more needed by July 16.

Californians already pay the highest taxes in the country — and Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio is fighting to change that by forcing a statewide vote on the California Taxpayer Protection Act – a ballot initiative that would make it harder for state and local politicians to impose costly tax hikes.

“Californians already pay the highest income tax, the highest sales tax, the highest gas tax, and some of the highest property taxes in the nation — and now politicians even want to not only increase those tax rates but impose a new Mileage Tax,” DeMaio warned. “It’s time to take action and stop the constant tax hikes that are crushing California’s families,” DeMaio says.

The “California Taxpayer Protection Act” would have closed loopholes politicians have exploited in recent years to impose tax hikes. The measure would strengthen the requirement that local tax hikes must receive two-thirds voter approval to go into effect. In addition, the measure would combat false and misleading ballot titles currently used by state and local politicians to deceive voters into voting for ballot items that contain hidden tax hikes.

DeMaio says the campaign has already collected over 1 million signatures – but still needs roughly 300,000 more signatures to ensure the measure qualifies for a statewide vote. The effort faces a deadline of late July to submit signatures to state election officials.

That’s why DeMaio and Reform California are hosting signature drives throughout California. DeMaio is asking for volunteers to request the petition and commit to collecting just 30 signatures in their local area and mail them back to DeMaio’s Reform California campaign headquarters by July 15 for processing. 

DeMaio is confident that the measure can pass if it qualifies for the ballot. “Californians are sick and tired of the tax-and-spend policies of the liberal supermajority in Sacramento that are raising our cost-of-living,” said DeMaio. 

“Our polling shows that they would overwhelmingly vote in favor of this common-sense tax relief measure, but our biggest challenge is getting enough signatures to get on the ballot,” DeMaio said. 

Request Petition for Signatures on California Taxpayer Protection Act

Join the Fight: Stop Tax Hikes in California

CA Primary Results: A Bad Night for Democrats

CA Primary Results: A Bad Night for Democrats

Experts say the Primary Suggests California Could Benefit from a “Red Wave” in 2022; Reform California’s Voter Guide Successful in Boosting Candidates in Key Races 

While votes are still being counted across California, the results already paint a bleak picture for California Democrats. The results also point to a strong showing by candidates backed by Reform California.

“We are thrilled with what we’re seeing in the the results from the 2022 California Primary because they clearly show that voters are fed up with the Democrat Super-Majority that has run this state into the ditch and the voters are saying they are looking to make big changes in 2022,” says Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California. 

Based on initial and projected results, Republicans are on track to advance a candidate into the November runoffs for every single statewide race – a feat not accomplished since the state switched to the problematic “Top Two” voting system. Under state law the top two vote-getters in each race regardless of their political party advance to November runoffs versus the old system of advancing one candidate from each political party.

Results already confirm that Republicans will advance a candidate in the races for all statewide races:

  • Governor: Brian Dahle
  • Lt. Governor: Angela Underwood Jacobs
  • Secretary of State: Rob Bernoski 
  • Treasurer: Jack Guererro
  • Controller: Lanhee Chen
  • Insurance Commissioner: Robert Howell or Greg Conlon
  • Attorney General: Nathan Hochman or Eric Early
  • US Senate: Mark Meuser

In the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Lance Christensen is likely to make the runoff based on vote trends heading into Election Day – as will Denis Bilodeau in the race for Board of Equalization.

“It’s refreshing to see that voters in November will have a real choice in each statewide race – and we have a great shot at winning several of these statewide races,” DeMaio notes.

DeMaio and Reform California say advancing a Republican in each race was not just luck. Reform California promoted its “Plain English” Voter Guide statewide to unite voters in each race. Through an aggressive campaign of text messages, canvassing, digital ads, and volunteer outreach the voter guide received more than 100,000 unique downloads heading into Election Day.

“I’m glad that we were able to unite behind a single candidate and not split the vote in some of these races, and it goes to show that Reform California is a powerful voice for organizing and mobilizing grassroots support where it’s needed,” said DeMaio.

And there was more bad news for California Democrats.  In Tuesday’s Primary, Democrat candidates significantly under-performed the 2020 Presidential partisan voting averages on voting in key Congressional, State Senate, and State Assembly races across California. 

In the Congressional races, Rep. Mike Garcia won a convincing majority in his newly-drawn Democrat-leaning 27th District – while incumbent Democrat Josh Harder produced an anemic result in his Democrat-learning 9th District. In the 45th Congressional District that was rated a “toss-up” as of last week, Republicans led by Michele Steel are closing in on a whopping 60% of the vote!

In the State Senate races, Republicans are outperforming expectations in Districts 16, 38 and 40 – all key target seats. And in a surprisingly strong result, Republicans have shown they can now compete for District 34. Unfortunately, in the 4th District that leans Republican, Democrats may have shutout all Republican candidates – although late votes could propel former Rep. George Radanovich into the runoff.

In the State Assembly races, Republicans are outperforming expectations in ALL of their target seats. The biggest surprises are in two seats that Democrats manipulated the redistricting process to capture. In District 40, Suzette Valladares Martinez has shocked observers by winning a majority – and in District 73 Steve Choi is closing in on a majority as well.

Down-ticket local races are also showing strength for center-right candidates and positions – as evidenced by the success of the Recall against liberal San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and the first-place finish in the Los Angeles Mayor’s race for former Republican Rick Caruso.

DeMaio says the Primary results indicate that a Red Wave could be coming to California in November – if these trends continue.

“California voters usually vote Blue, but with skyrocketing cost-of-living, rising homelessness, an explosion of crime, and failing schools voters are clearly upset and looking for change,” DeMaio notes. “Republicans can indeed make significant gains in California in 2022 if they are disciplined, work hard, and get enough resources to compete,” DeMaio concluded.

DeMaio and Reform California are now pivoting to the general election in November, and they are encouraging Californians to join the campaign today to build on the momentum shown in the Primary so they can flip key seats in the General Election in November. Join the Fight: Flip Key Seats in 2022

Carl DeMaio Releases the Reform California Voter Guide for the 2022 Primary Election

Carl DeMaio Releases the Reform California Voter Guide for the 2022 Primary Election

The 2022 California Primary Election will be held June 7, 2022 and this year’s primary ballot is REALLY long! With a bunch of confusing ballot measures and hundreds of candidates running for office, voters can feel overwhelmed and lost. 

Fortunately, Carl DeMaio and the team at Reform California have thoroughly researched and vetted measures and candidates – and produced an easy-to-understand “Plain English” voter guide.

In vetting and endorsing candidates, Carl DeMaio and Reform California use the following criteria:

  • COST OF LIVING: Opposition to tax hikes;
  • CRIME: support for public safety and law enforcement;
  • SCHOOLS: commitment to improve schools, empower parents, and oppose toxic curriculum in the classroom;
  • JOB CREATION: support for small businesses and job creation against costly regulations and mandates, and
  • FREEDOM: respect for our Constitutional rights and personal freedoms.

Several candidates have appeared on the Carl DeMaio radio show on NewsRadio 600 KOGO and we have included their interview in the voter guide for you to listen to.

Because there are so many items on the ballot, the voter guide is separated into sections. Click on each section to see all the items on the ballot. 

ACCESS YOUR LOCAL VOTER GUIDE

California State Voter Guide (view website / print pdf)

For voters who live in all counties except Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties. Those counties have more detailed guides that can be accessed here:

Los Angeles County Voter Guide (view website / print pdf)

Orange County Voter Guide (view website / print pdf)

Riverside County Voter Guide (view website / print pdf)

San Diego County Voter Guide (view website / print pdf)

Briefing: Secure the Vote CA 2022 Campaign

Briefing: Secure the Vote CA 2022 Campaign

On Thursday, April 21, Reform California Chairman Carl DeMaio held a virtual Town Hall Briefing to discuss our ambitious plan to restore election integrity in California – particularly as we approach the all-important 2022 midterm elections!

The plan includes a variety of projects and tactics:

1) A Voter ID Ballot Measure

2) An Audit of County Voter Rolls

3) Vote Verification and Ballot Harvesting

4) Monitoring the Process

Watch the briefing below and then join the fight!

Our fight to restore election integrity in California can only happen if grassroots supporters like you step up to help! In addition, whatever you contribute will be used as we seek MATCHING FUNDS from national groups, so please chip in what you can TODAY!

Can you please contribute anything TODAY to the “Secure the Vote CA” 2022 campaign?

Contribute Securely: Secure the Vote in CA 2022

Contribute Securely: Secure the Vote in CA 2022