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A California mail-in ballot is shown, Oct. 25, 2018.
Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao
A California mail-in ballot is shown, Oct. 25, 2018.

California General Election 2018: Where Do Candidates Stand On Big Issues?

The midterm election is here, and KPBS has partnered with the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund to help you get ready to vote.

We asked 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.

Not all candidates chose to participate, so some races will not be included below.

Responses may include a date that marks if and when a candidate changed their answer.

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

Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao is the Software Developer and Digital Product Lead for KPBS and is responsible for managing products and projects for the digital team. She also works as a multipurpose software developer contributing to and building external and internal apps. Previously, she worked as a web producer for KPBS creating and managing digital news content. She started working at the station as the Gloria Penner Fellow and assistant news producer for KPBS Evening Edition. Before joining KPBS, Elma lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reporting stories for RioOnWatch.org and Latin Correspondent. She has collaborated with Bloomberg where she reported on e-waste in Latin America and she contributed to the PBS NewsHour's coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 2013. She is also an NPR Next Generation Radio Fellow. Elma majored in journalism at Ithaca College in New York and grew up in Chula Vista where she currently resides.
Christopher Underwood
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.