California Election Nov 2010 Progressive Voter Guide

 

 

Election Results

 

Election Projection Polls and predictions...

Huffington Post Excellent poll and result aggregation

Google news scorboard

California secretary of state

Santa Barbara County official talley

Local Santa Barbara results tabulated by the Independent

 

 

Endorsements

 

 

Please take a moment to VOTE in this coming election!

 

It’s imperative that we retake the SBCC school board for the community, keep Meg out of the State Capitol, and, if nothing else, legalizing marijuana should be worth getting up off the couch for!

 

Focused on Santa Barbara, CA. You can figure out much about other local races by checking the sources for my research, below.

 

 

STATE

Governor – Jerry Brown

Lt. Governor – Gavin Newsom

Secretary of State – Debra Bowen

Controller – John Chiang

Treasurer – Bill Lockyer

Attorney General – Kamala Harris

Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones

Board of Equalization District 1: Betty T. Yee

Board of Equalization District 2: Chris Parker

 

UNITED STATES SENATOR

U.S. Senate: Barbara Boxer

 

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE

23rd Congressional District: Lois Capps

24th Congressional District: Tim Allison

 

MEMBER OF THE STATE  ASSEMBLY

35th State Assembly District: Das Williams

33rd  State Assembly District: Hilda Zacarias –

37th State Assembly District: Ferial Masry –

 

JUDICIAL

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 1

* Jeffrey Johnson -yes

* Robert Mallano -yes

* Victoria Chaney -NO

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 2

* Judith Ashmann -yes

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 3

* Walter Croskey -yes

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 4

* Steven Suzukawa -NO

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 5

* Orville Armstrong -NO

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 6

* Paul Coffee -NO

* Steven Perren -yes

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 7

* Frank Jackson -NO

* Laurie Zelon -yes

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 2, Division 8

* Elizabeth Grimes -NO

* Tricia Bigelow -NO

 

SCHOOL

 

 

Santa Superintendent for Public Instruction

A close call...both seem good

 

 

Santa Barbara Community College Board of Trustees

vote for these reformers:

Peter Haslund,

Lisa Macker,

Marsha Croninger

Marty Blum

Don’t vote for any trustee with “incumbent” by their name

 

Santa Barbara School Districts, Board of Education

Dean Nevins (narrowly beating out Monique Limón according to my best source)

Kate Parker

 

Goleta Union School District

Pam Kinsley

Valerie Kushnerov

Richard Mayer

 

 

MEASURES SUBMITTED TO VOTERS

 

STATE PROPOSITIONS

Prop 18: DISREGARD

Prop 19: Legalize Marijuana: VOTE YES

Prop 20: Empower Citizen’s Committee to Redraw Political Districts: VOTE NO

Mmm...I'm nervous about this one. It sounds good, but based on who is for and against, I've changed my vote from YES to NO. It sounds really populist, and the Independent said yes, but the Sierra club and most other progressives oppose it.

Prop 21: Pay for State Parks with Vehicle Registration: VOTE YES

Prop 22: Keep State Hands Off Local Government Money: VOTE YES

Prop 23:  BIG OIL RELIEF Stall Implementation of State’s Anti-Global Warming Law: VOTE NO

Prop 24: Stop $1.3 Billion in Business Tax Breaks: VOTE YES

Prop 25: Reduce Majority Required to Pass State Budget from 2/3 to Simple: VOTE YES

Prop 26: POLLUTER PROTECTION ACT Extend 2/3 Majority to All “Fees”: VOTE NO

Prop 27: Kill Citizen Committee on Redistricting: VOTE NO

 

LOCAL MEASURES

Measures Q & R: School Bonds for School Buildings: VOTE YES

Measure S: Half-Cent Tax to Pay for New County Jail: VOTE YES

I’m going to vote NO on this one…I just can’t get behind more jails.

 

Measure T: Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Santa Barbara: VOTE NO

 

 

GOLETA CITY COUNCIL

Roger Aceves

Michael Bennett

Paula Perotte

 

CARPINTERIA CITY COUNCIL

Gregg Carty

Al Clark,

Brad Stein

 

CARPINTERIA VALLEY WATER BOARD

Matt Roberts

 

 

 

SOURCES

SB Independent

http://www.independent.com/news/2010/oct/07/endorsements-2010/
http://www.independent.com/news/2010/sep/23/goleta-districts-candidate-chase/

 

SB Sierra Club
http://lospadres.sierraclub.org/santabarbara/issues/June%208th%20Endorsements.html

SB Democrats
http://www.sbdems.org/

Excellent Summary of everyone’s diverse Ballot Proposition Recommendations
http://californiachoices.org/ballot-measures-2010-11/endorsements


Summary of Ballot Proposition Recommendations From Green Party of California
http://cagreens.org/

 
LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/resources/

About Judicial Retention Elections

http://www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/voter-info/about-judicial-retention-elections.htm

 When a state Supreme Court or Court of Appeal justice is near the end of a term in office, voters are asked to decide if the justice will be retained (continue to serve) for an additional term. This is known as a retention election.

In retention elections, justices do not run against opposing candidates. If a justice receives a majority of "yes" votes, the justice may remain in his or her position. If a justice receives a majority of "no" votes, the justice will complete his or her current term, then a new justice will be appointed by the governor.

OPPOSITE DAY:

My judicial recommendations above are the opposite of what these evangelical christians recommend (thanks for doing all this research; and helping me vote my values!)
http://www.electionforum.org/

 

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