Pro-Life Voter Information compiled by Wynette Sills
for the California Primary June 7th, 2016
These are my personal opinions, while Californians for Life may have a variety of perspectives.
If you have any questions or would like to make recommendations, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
President: One thing we know for a fact is that Planned Parenthood has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton, who has promised to do everything she can to promote abortion, as will Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders. One of the most important issues of this Presidential campaign is the appointment of Supreme Court nominees, as they will determine the future of our nation for decades to come. Additionally, the new President will appoint the US Attorney General, Secretary of Health and Human Services, along with all the other Cabinet and staff positions. Because California’s Primary is so late in the selection process, we have had very little input into who will represent the pro-life cause for President. For many, our favorite candidates have suspended their campaigns, leaving only Donald Trump. During this California Primary Election, June 7th, you can still vote for your favorite pro-life candidates Ted Cruz or Ben Carson or write in another pro-life candidate. By voting for a pro-life candidate other than Donald Trump, you can help send him a message that we expect more from a Presidential candidate. He has submitted a list of pro-life Supreme Court nominees, but has said he may add more names. I am not currently supporting his candidacy, waiting until I have more information prior to November. Unfortunately, we do not have an ideal candidate for President, but we do know we must oppose Clinton and Sanders due to their egregiously pro-abortion positions.
US Senate: Tom Del Beccaro– is the leading pro-life candidate to replace pro-abortion Senator Barbara Boxer.
US Congress (If a District is not listed, that means there is no pro-life candidate running in that District. CD= Congressional District) You can find out who is running in each District at this Ballotpedia website:
CD 1 Doug LaMalfa– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 3 Eugene Cleek– Orland physician and farmer who is pro-life, committed to saving lives, and objects to federal funding of Planned Parenthood. He is running against a pro-abortion incumbent.
CD 4 Tom McClintock– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 7 Scott Jones- is not a perfect candidate, but much better than pro-abortion Democrat Ami Bera!
CD 8 Paul Cook– 100% NRLC voting record
CD 9 Kathryn Nance– pro-life candidate, serving as a Police Officer in Stockton and has many endorsements She is running against a pro-abortion incumbent.
CD 10 Jeff Denham– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 16 Johnny Tacherra– very pro-life dairyman who can beat pro-abortion incumbent
CD 17 Peter Kuo– very pro-life, running against a pro-abortion incumbent & PP Board Member
CD 21 David Valadao– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 22 Devin Nunes– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 23 Kevin McCarthy– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 24 Katcho Achadjian– has a pro-life voting record and has good pro-life endorsements
CD 25 Steve Knight– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 26 Rafael Dagnesses– pro-life candidate running against a very pro-abortion incumbent
CD 27 Jack Orswell– is a Presbyterian elder who is personally pro-life, but not likely to be a champion for life. However, he is running against very pro-abortion Judy Chu in Pasadena. Therefore, he would be an improvement over the pro-abortion incumbent.
CD 30 Mark Reed– pro-life, with pro-life endorsements
CD 31 Paul Chabot– CPLC endorsed
CD 36 Jeff Stone– has a pro-life voting record while serving in the CA Senate. He “recognizes the sanctity of life, that life begins at conception and that abortion is wrong.”
CD 37 Shariff Mordechai Hazan– pro-life candidate who says “I’m against Planned Parenthood 100% and I will fight to defund Planned Parenthood and support all legislation that empowers the American family.”
CD 39 Ed Royce– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 42 Ken Calvert– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 43 Omar Navarro– pro-life candidate running against super-pro-abortion Maxine Waters
CD 45 Mimi Walters– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed. Greg Raths is also strongly pro-life.
CD 48 Dana Rohrabacher– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 49 Darrell Issa– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 50 Duncan Hunter– 100% NRLC voting record and CPLC endorsed
CD 51 Juan Hidalgo– a conservative candidate running against pro-abortion incumbent
CD 52 Denise Gitsham– a conservative candidate running against pro-abortion incumbent
CD 53 James Veltmeyer– a conservative candidate running against pro-abortion incumbent
SD 1 Ted Gaines- CPLC endorsed
SD 5 Alan Nakanishi- CPLC endorsed running against a very pro-abortion incumbent
SD 7 Joseph Alexander Rubay- CPLC endorsed
SD 21 Scott Wilk- CPLC endorsed
SD 23 Mike Morrell- CPLC endorsed
SD 25 Mike Antonovich- CPLC endorsed
SD 27 Steve Fazio- only Republican running, with pro-life endorsements
SD 29 Unfortunately, Ling-Ling Chang is a pro-choice Republican, but she is running against a very pro-abortion, NARAL endorsed Democrat opponent.
SD 37 John Moorlach- CPLC endorsed
SD 39 John Renison- Conservative running against super-pro-abortion Toni Atkins. Frankly, just about anyone would be better for life, rather than Toni Atkins.
AD 1 Brian Dahle- CPLC endorsed
AD 3 James Gallagher- CPLC endorsed, has been a champion for life in the Assembly!
AD 4 Charlie Schaupp- CPLC endorsed
AD 5 Frank Bigelow- CPLC endorsed
AD 6 Andy Pugno- CPLC endorsed. Bill Halldin is also pro-life with strong endorsements
AD 7 Ralph Merletti- a pro-life volunteer who is running as a write-in candidate against pro-abortion incumbent
AD 8 Nick Bloise- CPLC endorsed and running against pro-choice incumbent
AD 9 Tim Gorsulowsky- CPLC endorsed and running against a pro-abortion incumbent
AD 11 Dave Miller- pro-life candidate running against a pro-abortion incumbent
AD 12 Ken Vogel- CPLC endorsed
AD 13 Kevin J. Lincoln, II- CPLC endorsed, very strong “unapologetically pro-life” candidate
AD 14 Debora Allen- CPLC endorsed
AD 16 Unfortunately, Catherine Baker is a pro-choice Republican, but her opponent is NARAL endorsed and pro-abortion.
AD 20 Luis Wong- CPLC endorsed and running against a pro-abortion incumbent
AD 22 Mark Gilham- CPLC endorsed and running against a pro-abortion incumbent
AD 23 Jim Patterson- CPLC endorse
AD 26 Devon Mathis does have CPLC endorsement, although his position on abortion is unclear. Mathis did sign the effort to audit Planned Parenthood. Rudy Mendoza is strongly pro-life.
AD 31 Clint Olivier- CPLC endorsed and running against a pro-abortion incumbent
AD 33 Jay Obernolte- CPLC endorsed
AD 34 Vince Fong- CPLC endorsed
AD 35 Jordan Cunningham- CPLC endorsed
AD 36 Tom Lackey- CPLC endorsed
AD 38 Dante Acosta- CPLC endorsed
AD 40 Marc Steinorth- CPLC endorsed
AD 42 Chad Mayes- CPLC endorsed
AD 45 Jerry Kowal- CPLC endorsed
AD 48 Cory Ellenson- CPLC endorsed
AD 55 Mike Spence- CPLC endorsed
AD 60 Eric Linder- CPLC endorsed
AD 65 Young Kim- although some of her votes have been disappointing, she is still a better candidate than the pro-abortion alternative
AD 66 David Hadley- is not a strong advocate for life, but better than the pro-abortion alternative
AD 67 Melissa Melendez- CPLC endorsed
AD 68 Harry Sidhu- CPLC endorsed. Deborah Pauly is also pro-life.
AD 69 Ofelia Velarde-Garcia- CPLC endorsed
AD 71 Randy Voepel- CPLC endorsed
AD 72 Unfortunately, Travis Allen is a pro-choice Republican
AD 73 Bill Brough- CPLC endorsed
AD 74 Matthew Harper- CPLC endorsed
AD 75 Marie Waldron- CPLC and a champion for life!
AD 76 Rocky Chavez- while pro-life, his voting record on many issues has been inconsistent
AD 77 Unfortunately, Brian Maienschein is a pro-choice Republican
AD 78 Kevin Melton- conservative running against Planned Parenthood endorsed candidate
Supervisor #3 Bob Grigas
Supervisor #5 Mike Babitch
Republican Central Committee-District #1
James J Jenkins
Gary T. Johnson
Republican Central Committee-District #2
Carol R. Wilson
Republican Central Committee-District #3
County Board of Supervisors Sue Frost
Sacramento Mayor Tony Lopez
Central Committee Supervisorial District 1
Central Committee Supervisorial District 3
Roger Canfield, Ken Payne, Jorge Riley, Karen Juten