Election 2018

Your voice matters! 

Home care workers can effect real change by making sure we elect leaders who will fight for us and our clients. In 2018, we get to do just that. Our vote is our voice and our power, so we carefully vet candidates in both local and statewide races. Recommendations are made to each local UDW board and our executive board, so that UDW members have a direct say in which candidates will best represent the needs of home care workers, our clients, and our communities.

Are you registered to vote? Register online by October 27, 2018 so that you can vote in the general election on November 6th!

Click here for information on your voting rights. If you have problems at the polls, call 1-877-321-VOTE (8683) to report them.

UDW Endorsements

UDW only endorses candidates that complete our endorsement process, which is open to all candidates regardless of political party. Click here for a printable version you can bring to your polling place.

The following candidates have been endorsed by the UDW Executive Board or the UDW District Executive Boards:

Statewide:

  • Gavin Newsom, Governor
  • Ed Hernandez, Lieutenant Governor
  • Xavier Becerra, Attorney General
  • Alex Padilla, Secretary of State
  • Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner
  • Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Betty Yee, Controller
  • Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer
  • Malia Cohen, Board of Equalization, 2nd District

San Diego County

  • Todd Gloria, State Assembly, 78th District
  • Shirley Weber, State Assembly, 79th District
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, State Assembly, 80th District
  • Sunday Gover, State Assembly, 77th District
  • James Elia, State Assembly, 71st District
  • Alan Geraci, State Assembly, 75th District
  • Tasha Boerner Horvath, State Assembly, 76th District
  • Nathan Fletcher, Board of Supervisors, 4th District
  • Michelle Gomez, Board of Supervisors, 5th District
  • Myrtle Cole, City Council, 4th District
  • Stacy Carlson, San Marcos Unified School District, Trustee Area E
  • Jose Rodriguez, National City City Council
  • Mona Rios, National City City Council
  • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, National City Mayor
  • Akilah Weber, La Mesa City Council
  • Jill Galvez, Chula Vista City Council, District 1
  • Nicole Jones, Southwestern Community College District Board

 Orange County

  • Tom Daly. State Assembly, 69th District
  • Sharon Quirk Silva, State Assembly, 65th District
  • Josh Lowenthal, State Assembly, 72nd District
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris, State Assembly, 74th District
  • Bob Archuleta, State Senate, 32nd District
  • Tom Umberg, State Senate, 34th District
  • Doug Chaffee, Board of Supervisors, 4th District
  • Ashleigh Aitken, Anaheim Mayor
  • Jose Moreno, Anaheim City Council, District 3
  • Jesus Silva. Fullerton City Council, District 3
  • Mark Anthony Paredes, Garden Grove City Council, District 4

Riverside County

  • Eduardo Garcia, State Assembly, 56th District
  • Sabrina Cervantes, State Assembly, 60th District
  • Jose Medina, State Assembly, 61st District
  • Michelle Singleton, State Assembly, 67th District
  • James Elia, State Assembly, 71st District
  • Joy Silver, State Senate, 28th District
  • Manuel Perez, Board of Supervisors, 4th District 
  • Jacqueline Casillas, Corona City Council, District 1
  • Alan Shanahan, Director, Western Municipal Water District, Division 2

Alpine County 

  • Frank Bigelow, State Assembly, 5th District

Madera County

  • Anna Caballero, State Senate, 12th District
  • Frank Bigelow, State Assembly, 5th District

Mariposa County 

  • Frank Bigelow, State Assembly, 5th District

Merced County

  • Anna Caballero, State Senate, 12th District
  • Adam Gray, State Assembly, 21st District

Mono County 

  • Frank Bigelow, State Assembly, 5th District

Stanislaus County

  • Anna Caballero, State Senate, 12th District
  • Adam Gray, State Assembly, 21st District
  • Tony Madrigal, Board of Supervisors, 3rd District
  • Frank Damrell, Board of Supervisors, 4th District

 Tuolumne County 

  • Frank Bigelow, State Assembly,  5th District

 Kern County

  • Melissa Hurtado, State Senate, 14th District
  • Rudy Salas, State Assembly, 32nd District
  • Tom Lackey, State Assembly, 36th District
  • Whitney Weddel, Board of Supervisors, 2nd District
  • Jeff Heinle, Board of Supervisors, 3rd District
  • Grace Vallejo, Board of Supervisors, 4th District

San Luis Obispo County

  • Bill Ostrander, State Assembly, 35th District
  • Jimmy Paulding, Board of Supervisors, 4th District
  • Dawn Addis, Morro Bay City Council at Large

Santa Barbara County

  • Bill Ostrander, State Assembly, 35th District
  • Monique Limon, State Assembly, 37th District
  • Darcél Elliott, Santa Barbara City College, Board of Trustee
  • Gloria Soto, Santa Maria City Council, District 3
  • Rafael Gutierrez, Santa Maria City Council, District 4

Butte County

  • Alex Brown, Chico City Council

El Dorado County 

  • Frank Bigelow, State Assembly, 5th District
  • Jackie Smith, State Assembly, 6th District
  • Sue Novasel. Board of Supervisors, 1st District

Nevada County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Placer County

  • Jackie Smith, State Assembly, 6th District
  • Frank Bigelow, Assembly District 5

Plumas County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Sierra County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Sutter County (no endorsed candidates at this time)

Imperial County

  • Eduardo Garcia, State Assembly, 56th District
  • John Renison, Board of Supervisors, 1st Districty
  • Norma Galindo, Imperial Irrigation District, Division 5
  • Tomas Oliva, El Centro City Council
  • Monica Negrete, Superior Court Judge

Ballot Initiatives 

In support:

  • Proposition 1
  • Proposition 2
  • Proposition 4
  • Proposition 10
  • Proposition 12

Opposed:

  • Proposition 5
  • Proposition 11

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