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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 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.
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.