LA County endorsements for the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm elections

Over the course of this year, the Southern California News Group editorial board surveyed hundreds of candidates, conducted several dozen interviews and issued dozens of endorsements in races across Southern California. Here are our endorsements for races and propositions in Los Angeles County for the 2022 midterm election.

We will provide weekly updates as we continue to issue endorsements. You can read full endorsements in the links below.

Los Angeles County races

Robert Luna for Los Angeles County sheriff
Bob Hertzberg for Los Angeles County supervisor
Melissa Hammond for Superior Court Office No. 118

City races

Rick Caruso for mayor of Los Angeles
Hydee Feldstein Soto for Los Angeles city attorney
Paul Koretz for Los Angeles city controller
No on Los Angeles Proposition ULA
No on Los Angeles Proposition SP
No on Measure H in Pasadena
Kelly Gonez for Los Angeles Unified School Board
Suzie Price for mayor of Long Beach; Kristina Duggan, Megan Kerr and Joni Ricks-Oddie for City Council

Congressional races

Mike Garcia for 27th congressional district
Norma Torres for 35th congressional district
Robert Garcia for 42nd congressional district

California Legislature races

Thurston “Smitty” Smith for Assembly District 34
Suzette Martinez Valladares for Assembly District 40
Josh Lowenthal for Assembly District 69

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