• Democrat

    Burke Strunsky

  • Burke Strunsky

    Elect Burke Strunsky to push Riverside in the right direction. 

     

    Burke Strunsky

    Elect Burke Strunsky to push Riverside in the right direction. 

     

    Burke Strunsky

    Elect Burke Strunsky to push Riverside in the right direction. 

     

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Congress

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Raul Ruiz

    Reelect Congressional Representative Raul Ruiz to keep CD-25 on the right track for progress. 

     

    Raul Ruiz

    Reelect Congressional Representative Raul Ruiz to keep CD-25 on the right track for progress. 

     

    Raul Ruiz

    Reelect Congressional Representative Raul Ruiz to keep CD-25 on the right track for progress. 

     

  • Norma Torres

    Reelect Congressional Representative Norma Torres to keep CD-35 on the right track for progress. 

     

    Norma Torres

    Reelect Congressional Representative Norma Torres to keep CD-35 on the right track for progress. 

     

    Norma Torres

    Reelect Congressional Representative Norma Torres to keep CD-35 on the right track for progress. 

     

  • Mark Takano

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mark Takano to keep CA-39 on the right track for progress.

     

    Mark Takano

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mark Takano to keep CA-39 on the right track for progress.

     

    Mark Takano

    Reelect Congressional Representative Mark Takano to keep CA-39 on the right track for progress.

     

No Recommendation

No Recommendation

Based on our analysis, there is no competitive and progressive candidate to recommend for your vote in this race.

 

No Recommendation

Based on our analysis, there is no competitive and progressive candidate to recommend for your vote in this race.

 

State Assembly

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below State Assembly races on your ballot.

  • Reelect State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to keep AD-36 on the right track for progress. 

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant. 

     

    The District

    California’s 36th Assembly District includes parts of Riverview and San Bernardino Counties and all of Imperial County. Republicans typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 27% are Republican and 44% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 59% Latino, 3% Asian, and 4% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-36 is 8% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-36 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 15 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 9 points.

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Eduardo Garcia, Democrat Marlon Ware, and Republican Ian Weeks. Assm. Garcia’s campaign has raised $521,000, and has received donations from police, fossil fuel, and corporate PAC interests. Weeks’s campaign has raised $15,000, primarily from individual donors. Ware’s campaign has not submitted any fundraising receipts to the Secretary of State. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Assm. Garcia, a career public servant, is a lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Garcia represents AD-56 and won his 2020 reelection to that seat against Republican America Figueroa by 28 points. 

    Assm. Garcia’s priorities for AD-56 this year have included 56 bills about energy, water, education, and workforce development. Of these, four have been chaptered into law, one has been vetoed, 16 have died, and the rest are currently in committee. He currently sits on four committees, including Appropriations, Communications and Conveyance, and Governmental Organization. He serves as chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee, and the Select Committee on California’s Lithium Economy. He scores a CS of 84 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Garcia has supported some progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, Assm. Garcia did not cast a vote on bills related to single-use plastics in online retailing, and the expunging or sealing of criminal records for those who have completed their sentences. 

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly in 2014, Assm. Garcia served for ten years in the Coachella City Council, including a turn as mayor. He was the first person to be elected to the mayor’s seat. He is a longtime supporter of environmental and economic development for the Coachella Valley. Assm. Garcia has authored bills related to the restoration of the Salton Sea, and bills related to providing financial support to small businesses and workforce-development training to local residents. 

    Assm. Garcia has received donations from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, AT&T, Exxon Mobil Corporation, California Association of Highway Patrolmen PAC, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Given Assm. Garcia’s connection to these groups, it is important that voters continue to hold him accountable to ensure that his legislative efforts remain in the best interest of constituents instead of donors. Based on our analysis, Assm. Garcia’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a leader for the constituents of AD-36 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Last updated: 2022-05-15

    Eduardo Garcia

    Reelect State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to keep AD-36 on the right track for progress. 

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant. 

     

    The District

    California’s 36th Assembly District includes parts of Riverview and San Bernardino Counties and all of Imperial County. Republicans typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 27% are Republican and 44% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 59% Latino, 3% Asian, and 4% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-36 is 8% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-36 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 15 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 9 points.

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Eduardo Garcia, Democrat Marlon Ware, and Republican Ian Weeks. Assm. Garcia’s campaign has raised $521,000, and has received donations from police, fossil fuel, and corporate PAC interests. Weeks’s campaign has raised $15,000, primarily from individual donors. Ware’s campaign has not submitted any fundraising receipts to the Secretary of State. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Assm. Garcia, a career public servant, is a lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Garcia represents AD-56 and won his 2020 reelection to that seat against Republican America Figueroa by 28 points. 

    Assm. Garcia’s priorities for AD-56 this year have included 56 bills about energy, water, education, and workforce development. Of these, four have been chaptered into law, one has been vetoed, 16 have died, and the rest are currently in committee. He currently sits on four committees, including Appropriations, Communications and Conveyance, and Governmental Organization. He serves as chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee, and the Select Committee on California’s Lithium Economy. He scores a CS of 84 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Garcia has supported some progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, Assm. Garcia did not cast a vote on bills related to single-use plastics in online retailing, and the expunging or sealing of criminal records for those who have completed their sentences. 

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly in 2014, Assm. Garcia served for ten years in the Coachella City Council, including a turn as mayor. He was the first person to be elected to the mayor’s seat. He is a longtime supporter of environmental and economic development for the Coachella Valley. Assm. Garcia has authored bills related to the restoration of the Salton Sea, and bills related to providing financial support to small businesses and workforce-development training to local residents. 

    Assm. Garcia has received donations from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, AT&T, Exxon Mobil Corporation, California Association of Highway Patrolmen PAC, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Given Assm. Garcia’s connection to these groups, it is important that voters continue to hold him accountable to ensure that his legislative efforts remain in the best interest of constituents instead of donors. Based on our analysis, Assm. Garcia’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a leader for the constituents of AD-36 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Eduardo Garcia

    Reelect State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to keep AD-36 on the right track for progress. 

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant. 

     

    The District

    California’s 36th Assembly District includes parts of Riverview and San Bernardino Counties and all of Imperial County. Republicans typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 27% are Republican and 44% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 59% Latino, 3% Asian, and 4% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-36 is 8% less Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-36 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 15 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 9 points.

     

    The Race

    There are three candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Eduardo Garcia, Democrat Marlon Ware, and Republican Ian Weeks. Assm. Garcia’s campaign has raised $521,000, and has received donations from police, fossil fuel, and corporate PAC interests. Weeks’s campaign has raised $15,000, primarily from individual donors. Ware’s campaign has not submitted any fundraising receipts to the Secretary of State. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Assm. Garcia, a career public servant, is a lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Garcia represents AD-56 and won his 2020 reelection to that seat against Republican America Figueroa by 28 points. 

    Assm. Garcia’s priorities for AD-56 this year have included 56 bills about energy, water, education, and workforce development. Of these, four have been chaptered into law, one has been vetoed, 16 have died, and the rest are currently in committee. He currently sits on four committees, including Appropriations, Communications and Conveyance, and Governmental Organization. He serves as chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee, and the Select Committee on California’s Lithium Economy. He scores a CS of 84 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Garcia has supported some progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, Assm. Garcia did not cast a vote on bills related to single-use plastics in online retailing, and the expunging or sealing of criminal records for those who have completed their sentences. 

    Prior to his election to the State Assembly in 2014, Assm. Garcia served for ten years in the Coachella City Council, including a turn as mayor. He was the first person to be elected to the mayor’s seat. He is a longtime supporter of environmental and economic development for the Coachella Valley. Assm. Garcia has authored bills related to the restoration of the Salton Sea, and bills related to providing financial support to small businesses and workforce-development training to local residents. 

    Assm. Garcia has received donations from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, AT&T, Exxon Mobil Corporation, California Association of Highway Patrolmen PAC, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Given Assm. Garcia’s connection to these groups, it is important that voters continue to hold him accountable to ensure that his legislative efforts remain in the best interest of constituents instead of donors. Based on our analysis, Assm. Garcia’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a leader for the constituents of AD-36 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

  • Corey Jackson

    Elect Corey Jackson to push AD-60 in the right direction.

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

    The District

    California’s 60th Assembly District includes parts of Riverside County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 51% Latino, 5% Asian, and 15% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, the partisan breakdown of AD-60 is largely unchanged, and has become less than 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-60 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 29 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 19 points.

     

    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrats Corey Jackson and Esther Portillo, and Republican Hector Diaz Nava. Jackson’s campaign has raised $97,995 and is not funded by police unions or the fossil fuel industry, although he has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs. Portillo’s campaign has not committed to refusing donations from the police or the fossil fuel industry, and Diaz Nava’s campaign is entirely self-funded.

     

    The Recommendation

    Corey A. Jackson, a Riverside County School Board member and nonprofit founder, is from Rialto, CA and has lived in Riverside County for more than ten years. According to campaign materials, he is running for election to fight for the resources his community needs and deserves. Jackson has run for office previously, and won his race for the Board of Education by 31 points. 

    Jackson serves on the Riverside County School Board, which he does to increase mental-health services in schools and eliminate the criminalization of children. He also founded the nonprofit SBX Youth and Family Services, which aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty through mentorship, education, and community organizing. He also holds leadership positions in the Riverside NAACP. Jackson platform centers education and youth advocacy measures, like universal childcare, trauma-informed practices in school, and education reform. He also supports an affordable housing guarantee and campaign-finance reform.

    Jackson has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Equality California, Inland Empire United, the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and labor unions, like California Nurses Association and United Domestic Workers. Based on our analysis, Corey Jackson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-60 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Corey Jackson

    Elect Corey Jackson to push AD-60 in the right direction.

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

    The District

    California’s 60th Assembly District includes parts of Riverside County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 51% Latino, 5% Asian, and 15% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, the partisan breakdown of AD-60 is largely unchanged, and has become less than 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-60 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 29 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 19 points.

     

    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrats Corey Jackson and Esther Portillo, and Republican Hector Diaz Nava. Jackson’s campaign has raised $97,995 and is not funded by police unions or the fossil fuel industry, although he has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs. Portillo’s campaign has not committed to refusing donations from the police or the fossil fuel industry, and Diaz Nava’s campaign is entirely self-funded.

     

    The Recommendation

    Corey A. Jackson, a Riverside County School Board member and nonprofit founder, is from Rialto, CA and has lived in Riverside County for more than ten years. According to campaign materials, he is running for election to fight for the resources his community needs and deserves. Jackson has run for office previously, and won his race for the Board of Education by 31 points. 

    Jackson serves on the Riverside County School Board, which he does to increase mental-health services in schools and eliminate the criminalization of children. He also founded the nonprofit SBX Youth and Family Services, which aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty through mentorship, education, and community organizing. He also holds leadership positions in the Riverside NAACP. Jackson platform centers education and youth advocacy measures, like universal childcare, trauma-informed practices in school, and education reform. He also supports an affordable housing guarantee and campaign-finance reform.

    Jackson has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Equality California, Inland Empire United, the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and labor unions, like California Nurses Association and United Domestic Workers. Based on our analysis, Corey Jackson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-60 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Corey Jackson

    Elect Corey Jackson to push AD-60 in the right direction.

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

    The District

    California’s 60th Assembly District includes parts of Riverside County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 23% are Republican and 48% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 51% Latino, 5% Asian, and 15% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, the partisan breakdown of AD-60 is largely unchanged, and has become less than 1% more Republican than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-60 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 29 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 19 points.

     

    The Race

    There are four candidates running for this seat, including Democrats Corey Jackson and Esther Portillo, and Republican Hector Diaz Nava. Jackson’s campaign has raised $97,995 and is not funded by police unions or the fossil fuel industry, although he has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs. Portillo’s campaign has not committed to refusing donations from the police or the fossil fuel industry, and Diaz Nava’s campaign is entirely self-funded.

     

    The Recommendation

    Corey A. Jackson, a Riverside County School Board member and nonprofit founder, is from Rialto, CA and has lived in Riverside County for more than ten years. According to campaign materials, he is running for election to fight for the resources his community needs and deserves. Jackson has run for office previously, and won his race for the Board of Education by 31 points. 

    Jackson serves on the Riverside County School Board, which he does to increase mental-health services in schools and eliminate the criminalization of children. He also founded the nonprofit SBX Youth and Family Services, which aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty through mentorship, education, and community organizing. He also holds leadership positions in the Riverside NAACP. Jackson platform centers education and youth advocacy measures, like universal childcare, trauma-informed practices in school, and education reform. He also supports an affordable housing guarantee and campaign-finance reform.

    Jackson has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, Equality California, Inland Empire United, the California Legislative Progressive Caucus, and labor unions, like California Nurses Association and United Domestic Workers. Based on our analysis, Corey Jackson’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-60 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

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No Recommendation

No Rec -- Riverside County Sheriff

Based on our analysis, the two candidates for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the candidate who best aligns with your values in this race.

 

No Rec -- Riverside County Sheriff

Based on our analysis, the two candidates for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the candidate who best aligns with your values in this race.