How I’m Voting – November 2020
If you found your way to this page it is because you are a close friend or family member who has said something like, “Can you just tell me how you’re voting?” OK, so here it is. This is what I’m doing and why. Please do not share this page. If you want to adopt the reasons as your own, then go ahead and tell others, but please don’t share this page without asking me first.
|President||Trump||You may not like how he tweets, but there has never been a more clear choice. His policies and administration have been right near spectacular from my perspective. He is doing what needs to be done and getting the job done in spite of intense opposition. He absolutely deserves another term in my opinion.|
|Congress 48th Distrcit||Michelle Steele||She’s the real deal, she has put in a tremendous effort and run a great campaign. She NEEEEEEDS to take back this seat. Go Michelle.|
|73rd Assembly District||LAURIE DAVIES||She paid the price to do the hard work that needed to be done in the primary. Now it is her time to shine in Sacramento. Go Laurie!|
|South Orange County Community College District Area 1||Helen Locke||Supported by John Moorlach, Steven Choi, Don Wagner and the Republican Club of Laguna Woods. Aarti Kaushal (D) is supported by the OC Young Democrats; Carolyn Inmon is supported by Larry Agran & Beth Krom and will be a totally Irvine centric candidate.|
|South Orange County Community College District Area 6||James R. Wright||Incumbent. Ryan Dack is a community college teacher endorsed by the OC Democratic Party.|
|South Orange County Community College District Area 7||Sean Gawne||OCGOP Endorsed.|
|City of Laguna Niguel||Kelly Jennings
Rischi Paul Sharma
|Kelly has great experience and the right approach to governance.
Rischi will be a fresh voice on the council with good financial experience. Sandi has experience and is committed to working together with her other council members to get things done. This is the team we need.
|Municipal Water District of Orange County Div 7||Debbie Neev||Debbie seems to be from industry and supportive of desal. Megan is supported by a cast of middle of the road elected officials who spend to much money on too much and have no spine. I’ll go with Debbie.|
|Proposition 14 – Stem Cell Research||NO||There are other good sources of funding for this kind of research that are not near as expensive as bonds, and would very likely contain much greater protections for the unborn.|
|Proposition 15 – Split Role||NO!!||This would carve another gaping hole in Prop 13 protections and would immediately make life harder for all small businesses who pay rent, which is almost all of them.|
|Proposition 16 – Affirmative Action||NO||The biggest insult to any person is suggesting that they can’t make it on their own. They don’t need hand outs, all they need is a level playing field. Prevent discrimination, but don’t bring back this horrible idea.|
|Proposition 17 – Parolee Voting||No||Especially when prison sentences are getting reduced and people are getting out so quickly, they have not really served their time until parole is over. They can wait to vote until they have proven that they are really ready for society.|
|Proposition 18 – 17 Year Old Voting||No||Really not a good idea. Very few 17 year olds are mature enough to understand the impact of what they are voting for, and many have never gotten a paycheck yet. Another year won’t hurt, when they will be older, wiser, and less easily duped by the unscrupulous political consultant.|
|Proposition 19 – Senior Property Transfer Exemption||No||An attempt by Sacramento to get family farms outside of Prop 13 protection. It appears to be helpful to seniors by allowing 3 transfers instead of one, but there are so many restrictions it will not actually be what it appears to be. This is really just an attempt by realtors to get more properties sold|
|Proposition 20 – Limitations on Parole||YES||Parole has been abused by left leaning politicians in Sacramento who want to empty prisons onto our streets. These are reasonable reforms so that those on parole are really non-violent.|
|Proposition 21 – Rent Control||NO||Rent control is a tool used by those who don’t understand how free markets work. It will not have the result the politicians who want to use it want. It is depriving people of property interests and should not be done without compensation, if ever.|
|Proposition 22 – Allow App-Based Drivers as Independent Contractors||YES||The Sacramento politicians were wrong when they passed the law essentially outlawing independent contractor status in California, and this is one step in the right direction. Too bad it has to take hundreds of millions of dollars just to restore the status quo.|
|Proposition 23 – Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics||NO||The unions want to unionize the kidney dialysis employees. The industry is working well without these regulations, or the unions, and we should resist this attempted power grab by the union.|
|Proposition 24 – Creates California Privacy Agency||NO||We absolutely do not need another government agency in California with incredibly broad powers and an unclear mandate. The issue of privacy protection is serious and needs to be addressed, but not this way.|
|Proposition 25 – Restore Money Bail System||NO||Voting no will eliminate the new government agency that is supposed to evaluate the flight risk a prisoner might pose rather than just having them post bail. The original bill was passed by the government union that represents the state employees who use their computer algorithms to calculate flight risk. This bill is paid for by the bail bonds people who were put out of business.
We do not need another government agency. The old cash bail system works, let’s go back.