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2013 Voter Guide

Planned Parenthood affiliates across California have local non-partisan 501 (c) 4 organizations that were created to educate the public about issues related to reproductive health and freedom and help elect candidates in support of reproductive health care access.

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Voter Guide For:

    Name

    Party

    Rating 

    Incumbent   

    Endorsed

     
    United States Senate
    Feinstein, Dianne Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    United States Congress District 41
    Takano, Mark Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    United States Congress District 53
    Davis, Susan Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    California State Senate District 39
    Block, Marty Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Senate District 25
    Liu, Carol Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Senate District 27
    Pavley, Fran Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Senate District 33
    Lara, Ricardo Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Senate District 35
    Wright, Rod Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    California State Assembly District 42
    Orozco, Mark Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    California State Assembly District 56
    P�rez, Manuel Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    California State Assembly District 61
    Medina, Jose Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    California State Assembly District 71
    Hurley, Patrick Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    California State Assembly District 78
    Atkins, Toni Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    California State Assembly District 80
    Hueso, Ben Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 43
    Gatto, Mike Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 45
    Blumenfield, Bob Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 48
    Hernandez, Roger Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 49
    Chau, Edwin Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Assembly District 50
    Butler, Betsy Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 51
    Lopez, Luis Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Assembly District 53
    Perez, John Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 54
    Mitchell, Holly Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 58
    Jones-Sawyer, Reginold Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Assembly District 62
    Bradford, Steven Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 63
    Rendon, Anthony Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Assembly District 64
    Hall, Isadore Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    State Assembly District 66
    Muratsuchi, Al Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    State Assembly District 70
    Lowenthal, Bonnie Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 1
    Cox, Greg Republican Pro Yes Yes
     
    Brisbane City Council
    OConnell, Terry Non-Partisan Pro No
     
    City of Chula Vista City Council Seat 3
    Bensoussan, Pamela Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Brisbane City Council
    Miller, Ray No Response No
    Bologoff, Cyril No Response Yes
     
    Vallejo City Council
    Hannigan, Erin Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Burlingame City Council
    Deal, Jerry No Response Yes
    Nagel, Terry Democrat Pro Yes
     
    City of Chula Vista City Council Seat 4
    Salas, Mary Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Burlingame City Council
    Ortiz, Ricardo No Response No
     
    Cupertino City Council
    Zhang, Chris No Response No
    Austin, Donna Republican Pro No
     
    City of San Diego City Council District 1
    Lightner, Sherri Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Cupertino City Council
    Miller, Marty No Response No
    Wong, Gilbert Democrat Pro Yes
    Sinks, Rod No Response No
    Tong, Homer No Response No
     
    Emeryville City Council
    Webber, William No Response No
    Atkin, Ruth Democrat Pro Yes
     
    City of San Diego City Council District 3
    Gloria, Todd Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Emeryville City Council
    Bukowski, Ken No Response Yes
    Asher, Jacqueline Democrat Pro No
    Davis, Nora No Response Yes
     
    Foster City Council
    Okamoto, Steve No Response No
    Sullivan, Patrick No Response No
    Minkey-Selvitella, Jennifer No Response No
    Perez, Herb Democrat Leans Pro No
     
    City of San Diego City Council District 7
    Kostrinsky, Mat Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Foster City Council
    Kiesel, Art No Response Yes
    Schwarz, Bill No Response No
     
    City of San Diego City Council District 9
    Emerald, Marti Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Newark City Council
    Collazo, Maria No Response No
     
    Newark City Mayor
    Rodriguez, Ray No Response No
    Nagy, Alan No Response No
     
    Newark City Council
    Bensco, Rick Non-Partisan Pro No
    Dane, Jack No Response No
    Freitas, Luis No Response Yes
     
    Newark City Mayor
    Apodaca, Ana Democrat Pro No
     
    Newark City Council
    Bucci, Mike No Response No
     
    Redwood City Council
    McCarthy, Paul No Response No
    Aguirre, Alicia No Response Yes
    Bain, Ian Democrat Pro Yes
     
    City of Cathedral City Council
    Pettis, Gregory Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Redwood City Council
    Foust, Rosanne No Response Yes
    Pierce, Barbara Democrat Pro Yes
     
    San Carlos City Council
    Royce, Randy No Response Yes
    Olbert, Mark Democrat Pro No
     
    City of Escondido City Council
    Diaz, Olga Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    San Carlos City Council
    Collins, Ron Non-Partisan Pro No
     
    South San Francisco City Council
    Garbarino, Richard No Response Yes
    Mullin, Kevin Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    City of Lemon Grove City Council
    Gastil, George Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    South San Francisco City Council
    Rankins, Johnny No Response No
     
    Sunnyvale City Council Seat 5
    Meyering, Pat No Response No
     
    City of National City City Council
    Sotelo-Solis, Alejandra Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Sunnyvale City Council Seat 5
    Chang, Bo Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Sunnyvale City Council Seat 6
    Hoffman, Steve No Response No
    Walker, Jack No Response No
    Davis, Jim Republican Pro No
     
    Sunnyvale City Council Seat 7
    Pan, Maria No Response No
    Fowler, Fred Democrat Pro No Yes
    Martin-Milius, Tara Republican Leans Pro No
     
    Riverside County Board of Education TA 5
    Hagans, Gregory Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Lake Tahoe Community College District
    Borges, Karen No Response Yes
     
    School Board-San Bernardino City Unified School District
    Deane, Dan Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Hillsborough City School District Board
    Power, Margi Independent Leans Pro No
     
    School Board-San Bernardino City Unified School District
    Valdez, Elsa Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Hillsborough City School District Board
    Gans, Steven No Response No
     
    School Board-San Bernardino City Unified School District
    Lopez, Juan Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Hillsborough City School District Board
    Forbes, Michael No Response No
     
    Vacaville School Board
    Yerkes, Jay Non-Partisan Pro Yes Yes
     
    Hillsborough City School District Board
    Dannis, Gregory No Response Yes
     
    Lake Tahoe Community College District
    Bischoff, Michael Non-Partisan Pro No
     
    School Board-San Bernardino City Unified School District
    Parra, Teresa Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Fairfield Suisun School Board
    Silva, John Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Lake Tahoe Community College District
    Wenck Jr, Federick Non-Partisan Pro Yes
     
    Redwood City Elementary School District School Board
    McBride, Dennis Democrat Pro Yes
     
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District
    Novasel, Sue Non-Partisan Pro Yes
     
    Redwood City Elementary School District School Board
    Cuniberti-Duran, Lea No Response No
    Greene MacAvoy, Alisa Democrat Pro Yes
     
    Riverside County Board of Education TA6
    Toledo, Elizabeth Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District
    Doyle, Michael No Response Yes
     
    Redwood City Elementary School District School Board
    Masur, Shelly Democrat Pro Yes
     
    Lake Tahoe Unified School District
    Green, Larry Non-Partisan Pro Yes
    Bischoff, Michael Non-Partisan Pro No
     
    San Bruno Park School District School Board
    Martinez, Kevin No Response Yes
    Blanco, Jennifer No Response Yes
    Capote, Joseph Democrat Pro No
     
    Riverside County Board of Education TA 7
    Bloom, Joseph Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    San Bruno Park School District School Board
    Zelink, Charles No Response No
     
    San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees
    Miljanich, Patricia No Response Yes
    Kann, Shawn No Response No
    Ross, Joe Democrat Pro No
    Schwarz, Karen No Response Yes
    Stogner, Michael No Response No
    Diaz, Jaime No Response No
     
    San Diego County Board of Education TA 1
    Witt, John Republican Pro Yes Yes
     
    San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees
    Mandelkern, Dave No Response Yes
     
    Sequoia Union High School School District Board
    Rumley, Lorraine Non-Partisan Pro Yes
    Dubois, Carrie Democrat Pro No
    Moody, Larry No Response No
    Martinez, Olivia No Response Yes
     
    San Diego County Board of Education TA 2
    Neylon, Lyn Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    Sequoia Union High School School District Board
    Weiner, Allen No Response No
     
    San Diego County Board of Education TA 4
    Anderson, Mark Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    San Diego Community College Board of Education TA B
    Rhinerson, Bernie Democrat Pro No Yes
     
    San Diego Unified TA D
    Barrera, Richard Democrat Pro Yes Yes
     
    Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees Seat 3
    Peraza, Humberto Democrat Pro Yes Yes
    KEY

    Pro = Received a 100% legislative scorecard and/or candidate questionnaire rating.

    Leans Pro = Received a 71-99% legislative scorecard and/or candidate questionnaire rating.

    Leans Anti = Received a 41-70% legislative scorecard and/or candidate questionnaire rating.

    Anti = Received a 0-40% legislative scorecard and/or candidate questionnaire rating, and/or documented candidate public statements.

    No Response = Candidate did not return the Questionnaire.

    Party Abbreviations:
    Dem = Democrat; Grn = Green; Lib = Libertarian; P&F = Peace and Freedom; Rep = Republican

    Endorsed = Endorsed Candidate (endorsed by local and/or national Planned Parenthood C4 organization)
    Incumbent = Incumbent Candidate

    What does it mean for a candidate to be rated 100%?

    To meet Planned Parenthood’s definition of pro-choice a candidate must:
    • Support legal abortion as defined by the Roe v. Wade decision, and oppose restrictions aimed at limiting access.
    • Support coverage of essential reproductive health services: family planning, prenatal care, abortion and related services - both publicly funded health programs and private insurance plans.
    • Support minors’ access to confidential services for health care.
    • Support comprehensive sexuality education in public schools.
    • Support laws to protect health care providers and clients from harassment, violence and intimidation.

Important Disclaimers


For Statewide Races, Statewide Ballot Initiatives and Federal Races:

Paid for by Protecting Choice in California 2012, a project of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PAC 27-3374221) and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. (ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net).

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


For State Senate, State Assembly, and Local Races in San Francisco, Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake, Butte, Shasta, Contra Costa, Solano, and Napa Counties:

Paid for by Vote Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific, a project of Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific Action Funds. (http://ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net/local-info/north-bay/).

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


For State Senate, State Assembly, and Local Races in Los Angeles County:

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund. (http://ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net/local-info/los-angeles/) and Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County.

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


For State Senate, State Assembly, and Local Races in Orange and San Bernardino Counties:

Paid for by Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Community Action Fund PAC and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Action Fund. (http://ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net/local-info/orange/).

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


For State Senate, State Assembly, and Local Races in Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sierra, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba Counties:

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte Political Action Committee and Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte. (http://ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net/local-info/mar-monte).

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


For State Senate, State Assembly, and Local Races in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties:

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo PAC and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. (http://ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net/local-info/sbvslo/).

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


For State Senate, State Assembly, and Local Races in Imperial, Riverside, and San Diego Counties:

Paid for by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest PAC, an independent committee, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest. (http://ppactionca-dev.pub30.convio.net/local-info/san-diego-riverside-imperial/).

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.


Every election cycle, the Planned Parenthood 501(c)(4) local and national organizations send out questionnaires to candidates running for local, state, and federal offices. A committee is established to interview qualified candidates and make endorsement recommendations based on the candidates' viability, previous experience and their proven commitment to protecting and promoting reproductive health. Federal candidates are endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund 501(c)(4).

Once candidates are elected, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California tracks their votes and provides an annual scorecard on how they voted on legislation that influences Planned Parenthood's mission and ability to provide high quality care to our patients.

The www.PPActionCA.org web site is a collaborative project of:
Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific Action Fund
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties
Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California

A project of Planned Parenthood Action Funds in California, 501(c)(4) organizations. Copyright 2013, PPActionCA.org.
Paid for by the local Planned Parenthood 501(c)4 organization PAC and local Planned Parenthood 501(c)4 organization. (http://www.PPActionCA.org).
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.