The California primary elections

Dianne Feinstein | Photo Courtesy of Human Rights of Campaign

An important day for Californians is here, as the primary election on June 5, 2018 begins. The outcome will result in who will run for governor and includes many other open positions. Not to mention this election, Dianne Feinstein continues to run for Senate, after five consecutive wins.

Out of the six major candidates running for governor only one, John Cox, holds President Trump’s endorsement. Cox had previously run for Illinois Senate in 2003, but eventually lost to former president Barack Obama.

There are an array of propositions this election, including Prop 68, which allows the state to sell $4.1 billion worth of bonds to increase the number of natural resource programs. Critics are quick to point out the downside of  this proposition, that it could potentially put California in more debt than it is originally in.

Reminder to vote | Photo Courtesy of Secretary of State

Candidates wanting to serve on the Board of Education have also offered various statements of why they should oversee the administration, including Joel Anderson, a Republican running for District 4, which oversees San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, and Orange County.

“California’s taxes are outrageously high and are forcing great paying jobs to flee our state. I’m running for the Board of Education to fight to protect our Prop. 13 rights and join with working families against tax increases,” Anderson said in a statement.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on election day. As many believed, Dianne Feinstein had won and Gavin Newsom won the spot for governor.

Written by Leyana Nabi

Leyana Nabi is a junior and the sunburn editor for the MC Sun. She's always down for a good laugh and is an avid fan of the Mamma Mia movies.

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