The following Q&A is with Republican Todd Zink, candidate for California State Senate District 27.
Are you personally in favor of the new open primary system?
In your opinion, what are the top issues for this election cycle in California?
Zink: Job creation, improve our economy through improving the business climate, strengthen education and ensure our public safety.
How does your message appeal to Californians who identify as "No Party Preference" or are undecided?
Zink: All of my top issues are nonpartisan issues that effect every single person living in California.
Currently the state is failing at all of them.
The state has the highest taxes in the nation and little to show for it.
How are you adjusting your campaign outreach and messaging to reflect the wider demographic of voters you now have to appeal to in the primary?