Endorsements

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November 4, 2014 General Election

Endorsements as of September 11, 2014. 

 

Local Endorsements:

City Offices

Elk Grove City Council

District 4 – Nancy Chaires

Sacramento City Council

District 3 – Jeff Harris

District 8 – Neutral

School Districts

Elk Grove Unified School District

Area 2 – James Letoa

Los Rios Community College District

Area 1 – Dustin Johnson

Area 6 – Deborah Ortiz

Natomas Unified School District

At-Large – Teri Burns

At-Large – Sachiko Konatsu

Sacramento City Unified School District

Area 1 – Anna Molander

Area 2 – Ellen Cochrane

Area 7 – Linda Tuttle

San Juan Unified School District

At-Large – Paula Villescaz

At-Large – Mike McKibbin

Special Districts

American River Flood Control District

Director – Earl Lagomarsino

Cosumnes Community Services District

Director – Orlando Fuentes

Florin Resource Conservation District

Director – Davies Ononiwu

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Ward 3 – Mario Guerrero

Ward 4 – Genevieve Shiroma

Ward 5 – Rob Kerth

Ward 6 – Dave Tamayo

Ward 7 – Bill Slaton

Sacramento Suburban Water District

Division 3 – Kazman Zaidi

Local Ballot Measures

Measure G – YES

  • Folsom Cordova Unified School District – Folsom’s schools are in need of repairs and new technology. Voting “Yes” on Measure G would authorize $195 million in bond money to fix school facilities and modernize technology in Folsom classrooms.

Measure H – YES

  • City of Rancho Cordova – Rancho Cordova residents are asking for more and better services from their city. Measure H would raise the city sales tax by only 1/2 cent to meet residents needs. A track-record of balanced city budgets and citizen oversight should compel all Rancho Cordovans to vote “Yes” on Measure H.

Measure J – YES

  • Natomas Unified School District – Natomas schools are in need of repairs. Measure J would authorize $129 million in bond money to fix Natomas neediest school facilities. Vote “Yes” on Measure J.

Measure L – NO

  • City of Sacramento – Stop the power grab! Measure L gives the mayor and the well-connected too much power and reduces accountability. Vote “L” No!

 

California Democratic Party Endorsements:

State Constitutional Offices

Governor – Jerry Brown

Lieutenant Governor – Gavin Newsom

Secretary of State – Alex Padilla

Attorney General – Kamala Harris

Controller – Betty Yee

Treasurer – John Chiang

Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones

Superintendent of Public Instruction – Tom Torlakson

Board of Equalization, District 1 – Chris Parker

 

US House of Representatives

District 3 – John Garamendi

District 6 – Doris Matsui

District 7 – Ami Bera

District 9 – Jerry McNerney

 

State Senate

District 4 – CJ Jawahar

District 6 – Roger Dickinson

District 8 – Paulina Miranda

 

State Assembly

District 6 – Brian Caples

District 7 – Kevin McCarty

District 8 – Ken Cooley

District 9 – Jim Cooper

District 11 – Jim Frazier

 

State Propositions

Proposition 1 — YES

  • Statewide water bond

Proposition 2 — YES

  • Increases state rainy day fund

Proposition 45 — YES

  • Requires health insurers to justify rate hike increases

Proposition 46 — Neutral

  • Raises medical malpractice cap and requires drug testing of doctors

Proposition 47 — YES

  • Reclassifies certain non-violent non-serious crimes as misdemeanors

Proposition 48 — YES

  • Approves two Indian gaming compacts