Many officials run on a platform akin to "your local dad who wants to make a difference in our community." Spell out the difference please. Be specific. We do not need demagogues, we need doers with an action plan.
Sierra Club endorsement means the candidate is pro-socialism under the guise of caring for the environment. Open Society Foundation is Soros. Zuckerberg Chan Foundation (Facebook) is 90% aligned with Soros. Any public service employees union endorsement is a red flag.
Defunding the police frequently takes the form of channeling the funds dedicated to police to other community needs.
Voting to limit the tools used by the officers compromises their safety.
Many cities have issued proclamations that black lives matter and that they stand for equality and against racism. We do not elect social justice warriors and do not need lectures on our morals. Please focus on public works projects and balancing the budgets.
"I will work with the community to see what is the best way to meet the needs of all stakeholders" is a doublespeak for "I am pro union, pro-unmanageable pensions and the teacher's continued control of our legislature."
State of California and a number of other states are engaged in a massive social re-engineering project. In 2019 California legislature effectively abolished single family zoning with a purpose of bringing new demographics into suburban communities and making housing more affordable, i.e. bringing down the values of the existing houses. A house in a single family neighborhood is generally more expensive than a house in a multi-family neighborhood.