Here is our voter guide for the June 7, 2016 primary in Ventura County. We were not able to get a consensus on some of these and have indicated where.
None of the candidates fully meet Tea Party objectives, but nearly all would be an improvement over who is in office now.
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President- Donald Trump. With 39 candidates- lots of choices. Wiley Drake,Tom Hoefling, Gary Johnson are good, too, but there is virtually no chance of them being elected, because they lack the necessary organization, logistics, money and publicity. Trump is the most practical alternative to keep out Hillary and get some important stuff we need done.
U.S. Senate: Al Ramirez, our preferred candidate, dropped out. So far it's Conlon as 1st preference and DelBeccarro 2nd. The latter has GOP establishment support (Good & Bad news). There is also an excellent write-in candidate- Billy Falling.
Congress- House of Reps
CD-26 -Rafael Dagnesses (Most of VC, down to Malibu and part of W. Valley)
CD-30- Mark Reed (W. Valley)
CD-25 -Jeffrey Moffatt (Simi and north). Knight has disappointed on amnesty, funding of Obama.
State Senator Dist. 19- Colin Walch (Goes on November ballot by default)
Dist 27- No recco.
Dist 44- Kerry Nelson. (Goes on November ballot by default)
Dist 38- Jarrod Degonia
Dist 37- Might go w/Fuller. Can't find much info on him:
Have inquired. Will advise. Has GOP endorsement, but he wants a tax increase for roads.. Says he open to other ideas.
(Goes on November ballot by default)
Dist 45- no recco.
District 1: Grau to replace Progressive Bennett, who has been there too long, done too much damage.
District 3: Evaluating Morgan vs Long now. GOP endorsed Long. Morgan seems more Conservative. We heard some good things about Kevin Kildee. Watch debate video
Dist 5- No recco- Only ballot choice is Liberal Zaragosa- won by default
Republican Central Committee
All candidates won by default
Prop 50- No.
Here are all candidates on county ballot:
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