What to Expect on your March 3, 2020 Primary Ballot
If you vote by mail Placer County Elections will start sending VBM ballots on February 3rd and that is the first day you can vote. California Democratic Party (CDP) endorsed candidates are in BOLD.
Precincts will be open March 3, 2020 for walk-in voting. Click here to find your precinct location.
US PRESIDENT: 20 candidates, vote for one.
Michael Bennet, Joseph R. Biden, Michael R. Bloomberg, Cory Booker, Rosie Boyd, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente III, John K. Delaney, Michael A. Ellinger, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Joe Sestak, Mark Steward Greenstein, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson or Andrew Yang.
Republican incumbent Doug LaMalfa will be up against Democratic candidate Audrey Denney for US Congressional District 1. Three other candidates will be on the ballot: Rob Lydon (Democrat), Joseph LeTourneau IV (NPP), and Gregory Edward Cheadle (NPP). For more information on Audrey Denney or to donate to her campaign, go to Home – Audrey Denney for Congress
Republican incumbent Tom McClintock will be up against Democratic candidate Brynne S. Kennedy for US Congressional District 4. Three additional Republican candidates (Julianne Benzel, Jamie Byers and Jacob Thomas) and No Party Preference candidate Robert Lawton will be in the CD4 race as well. For more information on Brynne Kennedy or to donate to her campaign, go to Brynne Kennedy For Congress
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE:
Republican incumbent Brian Dahle will be up against Democratic candidate Pamela Swartz in California Senate District 1. Linda Kelleher (NPP) will also be on the ballot for SD1. Pamela is a late entrant into the SD1 race, so to find out more about her or donate to her campaign go to Pamela For Senate
Republican Megan Dahle will be up against Democratic candidate Elizabeth Betancourt in California Assembly District 1. NPP candidate PK “Paul” Dhanuka will also be on the ballot. For more information on Elizabeth Betancourt or to donate to her campaign go to www.betancourt4ad1.com
Republican incumbent Frank Bigelow will run uncontested for California Assembly District 5.
Republican incumbent Kevin Kiley will be up against Democratic candidate Jackie Smith in California Assembly District 6. For more information on Jackie Smith or to donate to her campaign go to https://smith4assembly.com
Proposition 13: “Authorizes $15 billion in state general obligation bonds for construction and modernization of public education facilities. Fiscal impact: Increased state costs to repay bonds estimated at about $740 million per year (including interest) over the next 35 years.” CDP endorsement is to VOTE YES on Proposition 13.
Placer County Democratic Central Committee: Placer County Democratic Party has taken no positions/endorsements on these candidates.
Based on the Placer County Supervisorial District in which you live, you will have these choices to represent you on the Placer County Central Committee.
District 1: Select 5 of the 7 candidates: Kathleen Crawford, Joe L. Mlakar, Laurence Hufty, Terry Brady, Brian Ziel, Ellen Debach-Riley.
District 2: Select 4 (only 3 candidates filed): Deana Rhoades, Lynne R. Snyder.
District 3: Select 4 of the 7 candidates: Cynthia Davis, Marianne Quinn, Jimmy B. Franco, Junko T. Baker, Katrina Dunn, Victor Monjaras
District 4: Select 4 of the 5 candidates: Wesley H. Clark, Lisa Larkin, Susan Gutowsky, George Mellen, Lamills Garrett
District 5: Select 5 (only 4 candidates filed): Terry P. Rodriguez, Deanna Ruud, Tomas Vera, Barbara V. Smith
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES: Two incumbent Judges will run uncontested (Charles Wachob and Michael Jones)
PLACER COUNTY SUPERVISOR: PCDP has taken no position/endorsements.
District 3: Incumbent Jim Holmes (No Party Preference) will run against two Republicans (Mike Murray and Craig R. Del Greco).
District 4: Republican Incumbent Kirk Uhler will be challenged by Republican Suzanne Jones.
District 5: Cindy Gustafson (No Party Preference) will be challenged by Democrat Christopher Mitchell Kershner (“Kit”) Democrat. For more information on Kit Kershner go to Kershner for Supervisor
NOTE: District 1 (Bonnie Gore) and District 2 (Robert Weygandt) are not up for re-election in 2020.
LOCAL MEASURES: (Placer County Democratic Party has yet to evaluate these Measures re: support/oppose.)
Measure B: Colfax Elementary School District: “To improve Colfax Elementary School; modernize outdated classrooms, restrooms and school facilities; improve student access to computers and modern technology; and make health and safety improvements; shall Colfax Elementary School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $4,700,000 in bonds at legal interest rates, generating approximately $304,000 annually while bonds are outstanding with levies of approximately 2.7 cents per $100,000 of assessed value, with annual audits, citizens’ oversight, no money for salaries and all money for local projects?”