Congressman Thompson’s May Update

May Legislative Update

  • Congressman Thompson convened Members of Congress from the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force for a forum with students from Parkland, Florida and other schools from around the nation to hear from the young leaders. Students shared their experiences with gun violence and their proposals for reform with over 40 members of Congress.


  • The Congressman also joined with local, state, and federal officials to mark the completion of major debris removal from the 2017 wildfires. This was the most expansive removal since the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, including 2.2 million tons of debris. Thompson’s work to secure federal dollars and resources for relief efforts continues.


  • Congressman Thompson’s legislation to help combat the opioid crisis passed the Committee on Ways and Means. His bills will help remove barriers to care for those suffering from addiction and increases treatment options. This is an important step forward but work to fight the crisis must continue. Thompson remains committed to studying all causes and exploring all options to promote access to treatment and help those still suffering.


  • The Congressman also announced his 2018 Student Leaders of the Year for each county in the Fifth Congressional District. Chosen for their academic achievements, leadership, and engagement in their community, the winners are:


  • Naya Murdock, Juliet Stephenson, Harmony Soffer, Phoeben Tang, Kate Wohlford, and Alan Kobylik in Contra Costa County;
  • The entire Middletown High School Leadership Class, including Kassandra Agapoff, Ellie Bazzano, Abbey Brown, Noah Brown, Treeanna Brownfield, Cade Browning, Aaliyah Cerveny, Casey Chicoine, Thomas Cook, Rose Duncan, Jack Farres, Alyssa Ferguson, Andrea Garcia, Julisa Garcia, Victor Guzman, Colton Hall, Kenna Harbison, Alyssa Hart, Yasamine Heidary, Amy Herrmann, Luke Holt, Jon Hoogendoorn Jr., Dimitrios Imbrunetti, Kaylee McKenney, Willard Morris, Trey O’Neill, Tyler Olson, Shea Rockwell, Taelor Roderick, Veronica Rosales, Alessandra Diaz, and Kyle Pryor-Landman in Lake County;
  • Travis Risely, Anthea Johnson, Isabella Goldman, Savanna Harwood, Larkin Dewyer, and Juan Carlos Mora in Napa County;
  • Carson Rendell, Shannon Sweeney, Azaria Riggins, and Olivia Sanchez in Solano County;
  • And Jonah Gottlieb, Jacquelyn Torres, Cian Martin, Kimberly Uzzo, Ellie Bon, and Lauren Worona in Sonoma County.


Congratulations to all of our candidates

Congressman Mike Thompson

Congressman John Garamendi

State Senator Mike McGuire

State Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

Lake County District Attorney Susan Krones

Lake County Superintendent of Schools Brock Falkenberg

Superior Court Judge candidate Shanda Harry*

Lake County Supervisor (D2) Bruno Sabatier

*Candidate Harry advances to the November General election

Statewide & Federal California results here  

Lake County results here

Counties have 30 days after election day  to complete the canvass of the vote


Conditional Voter Registration period now open

Did you miss the May 21 deadline to register so you can vote in the June 5 Primary?

You can still register and vote!

An important new law allowing people to register conditionally right now and vote in the June 5 Primary is in place.

Lake County will only offer this service at the Courthouse in Lakeport…not at polling places

Contact the County Registrar of Voters with your questions – 707-263-2372

Conditional Voter Registration
During the period of 14 days prior to Election Day through and including Election Day, an individual can go to the office of their county elections official to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot. This process is called Conditional Voter Registration (CVR).

In order to conditionally register, the individual must first complete an affidavit of registration (also known as a Voter Registration Card). After that they are given a CVR provisional ballot to vote.

Once the county elections official processes the affidavit of registration, determines the individual’s eligibility to register, and validates the individual’s information, the registration becomes permanent and the CVR provisional ballot will be counted. This process occurs before or during the canvass period.

Conditional voter registrations are treated and processed the same as other registrations; CVR provisional ballots are treated and processed the same as other provisional ballots.

CVR was enacted in 2012, to be operative on the January 1st after the certification of a statewide voter registration database. (Assembly Bill 1436 [Feuer], Ch. 497, Stats. of 2012.) VoteCal, California’s statewide voter registration database, was certified on September 26, 2016; CVR became operative as of January 1, 2017.

You may check the status of your voter registration at

CVR is found in Elections Code sections 2170 through 2173.


Congressman Thompson’s April Report

April Legislative Update

Congressman Thompson’s Legislative Report

Democratic Party endorsements for June 5, 2018

Download this printable flyer and take it with you to your polling place

Make a plan to vote

2018 Primary


Mike Thompson                                             U.S. House – CD 5

John Garamendi                                            U.S. House – CD 3


Betty Yee                                                      California State Controller

Alex Padilla                                                  California Secretary of State

Ricardo Lara                                               California Insurance Commissioner

Fiona Ma                                                       California State Treasurer

Tony Thurmond                                      California Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mike McGuire                                          California State Senate

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry                            California State Assembly


Lake County                                      

Shanda Harry                                                 Lake County Superior Court Judge

Susan Krones                                                 Lake County District Attorney

Brock Falkenberg                                        Lake County Superintendent of Schools

Bruno Sabatier                                             Lake County Board of Supervisors District 2

Statewide Ballot Measures               

Proposition 68 YES                                    Parks, Environment & Water Bond

Proposition 69  YES                           Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment

Proposition 70  NO                               Vote Requirement to Use Cap-and-Trade Revenue Amendment

Proposition 71 YES                                Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment

Proposition 72 YES                             Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessments Amendment


Lake County Superintendent of Schools Candidates Debate

Monday April 30, 2018 6pm

Board of Supervisors Chambers, Lake County Courthouse

255 N. Forbes,  Lakeport

Incumbent Brock Falkenberg, endorsed by the Lake County Democratic Party, and challenger Pat Iaccino will meet to discuss the issues.

The debate will be recorded and posted on line

Sponsored by the Lake County Bar Association, Lake County Economic Development Corp. and Lake County News.

Superior Court Candidates Debate

Debate link 

Join all 3 Superior Court Judge candidates for a debate hosted by LakeCoNews and the Lake County Bar Association.

Come out and support our candidate, Shanda Harry for Superior Court judge

Wednesday May 2, 2018 6pm-8pm

Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, CA


Coffee with the candidate – Sunday April 29, Susan Krones for District Attorney

Come meet the DA candidate with a proven record of experience and service to both country and county. Share your thoughts on public safety and the future of justice in Lake County.

Join Susan  on Sunday April 29, 2018 at  Riviera Common Grounds Coffee Shop from 9am-11am

9736 State HWY 281 (Soda Bay Rd), Kelseyville, California 95451

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Meet our Democratic Candidates! May 5, 2018


Join us on May 5, 2018 at the Highlands Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Lane, Clearlake from 3pm-6pm.

Download the flyer:

Candidate Event 2018

En Espanol

CandidateEvent Flyer 2018 TRANSLATED-SP2



Susan Krones, Candidate for Lake County District Attorney

Shanda Harry, Candidate for Lake County Superior Court Judge ·

Brock Falkenberg, Candidate for Lake County Superintendent of Schools

Bruno Sabatier, Candidate for District 2 Supervisor


Admission is free. Bring your friends.

In order to defray costs, individual donations from Democratic activists are encouraged to sponsor the event.

Donate through ActBlue

Light food, provided by Aroma’s Catering, local wines, beer and soft drinks will be available for donation.

Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend (Interpreters will be available). Ponentes españolas beinvenidos

Hosted by the Democratic Party of Lake County

Deadline to Register for June 5 Primary – May 21, 2018

June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election

Online or Postmark by
May 21, 2018


You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.
Lake County Registrar of Voters – 255 N. Forbes St. Lakeport 707-263-2372

  • Vote by Mail ballot requests must arrive by May 29, 2018
  • Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered by close of polls on June 5, 2018;
  • Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before June 5, 2018, and received by your county
    elections office no later than June 8, 2018.