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San Diego Election 2018: Where Do Candidates Stand On Big Issues?

Elections can be overwhelming — especially when some races have nearly a dozen candidates to choose from. That's why having a single source to find where each candidate stands on the issues can be helpful in selecting who to support come election day on June 5.

KPBS partnered with the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF) to ask state, county and citywide candidates running for public office this year where they stand on some of the most contentious issues ranging from homelessness to immigration and recreational marijuana.

Candidates answered with a YES, NO or OTHER, as well as a short explanation for each question, which can be viewed by clicking on the boxes below. If the box displays an N/A, that means the candidate did not provide an answer.


Some candidates chose not to participate in this project. Responses will include a date that marks if and when a candidate changed their answer. This chart below reflects selected races.

For a complete election guide that includes all of the races, visit Voter’s Edge California, the official KPBS Voter Guide.

RELATED: How To Use The KPBS Voter Guide

Corrected: July 14, 2021 at 12:51 PM PDT
Editor's Note: The story has been updated to reflect why some boxes show N/A.
Elma González Lima Brandão is the Digital Editor at KPBS. She leads an innovative team of web producers in creating, distributing and enhancing KPBS News digital content.
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Christopher Underwood is a former web producer for KPBS. Prior to joining KPBS, Chris worked for KFMB for two years as their digital editor. In that role, he was responsible for covering breaking news online, writing web stories, copy editing and managing the station's website and mobile app. Chris holds a B.A. in radio and television broadcasting from San Francisco State University.
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