Guide for most liberal candidates and propositions.
(Revised 6/2/2012) CORRECTION:
We inadvertently posted the wrong candidate for Democratic Central Committee. The proper candidates are now listed below. Please disregard our prior voter guide and use this one.
In a few races there are no liberals, we endorse the most rational, centrist candidate. WE have the inside information on the judges, too.
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President: No recommendation
U.S. Senate: Mike Strimling HERE'S WHY - "Tax the Rich"
U.S. Congress, District 49: DICK EIDEN - Independent
U.S. Congress, District 50: David B. Secour - Democrat
U.S. Congress, District 51: Denise Moreno Ducheney (More liberal than Juan Vargas) Ducheney WEBSITE
U.S. Congress, District 52: Lori Saldaņa - WEBSITE - stand on issues
U.S. Congress, District 53: Susan Davis
State LegislatureSenate, District 39: Marty Block
Assembly, District 71: Patrick J. Hurley
Assembly, District 75: Matthew Herold
Assewbly, District 76: No worthy candidate
Assembly, District 77: R.J. Hernandez
Assembly, District 78: Toni Atkins
Assembly, District 79: Shirley Weber
Assembly, District 80: Ben Hueso
JudicialSuperior Court, Office 24: Terrie Roberts
Superior Court, Office 25: George Schaefer Website
Superior Court, Office 34: Garland Peed - NOTE: Peed is a moderate Republican; his opponent, Gary Kreep, is a far-right religious extremist Tea Party type.
Board of Education, Dist. 1: Gregg Robinson
Board of Education, Dist. 2: Lyn Neylon
Board of Education, Dist. 4: Mark Anderson
S.D. Community College Board, Dist. B: Bernie Rhinerson
S.D. Unified Schools, Dist. A: John Lee Evans
S.D. Unified Schools, Dist. D: Richard Barrera
S.D. Unified Schools, Dist. E: Marne Foster
County/CityBoard of Supervisors, Dist.1: Brant Will
Board of Supervisors, Dist.2: Rudy Reyes
Board of Supervisors, Dist.3: Dave Roberts
Chula Vista City Council, Seat #3: Pamela Bensoussan
Chula Vista City Council, Seat #4: Mary Salas
Mayor of San Diego: Bob Filner
San Diego City Council, Dist. 1: Sherri Lightner
San Diego City Council, Dist. 3: Todd Gloria
San Diego City Council, Dist. 7: Mat Kostrinsky
San Diego City Council, Dist. 9: Marti Emerald
PropositionsProp. 28: YES
Prop. 29: YES - NOTE:Proposition 29 is a $1 excise tobacco tax, only paid by those that purchase tobacco products, to fund cancer research and tobacco control programs. This means $735 million annually for cancer research, the largest non-federal cancer research fund in the world, and over $150 million annually for tobacco control programs in California!
Health Access California is dedicated to protecting healthcare consumers, and promoting a healthier California through prevention. Not only will Prop 29 prevent over 200,000 kids from starting to smoke, but will also save over 100,000 Californians from smoking related illnesses.
That is why we are endorsing Prop 29 in California. This legislation is flawed, but has redeeming provisions. It will save the state hundreds of $ millions in medical costs for lung cancer and emphysema.
(LA TIMES - Editorial opposes)
Prop. A: NO
Prop. B: NO
Prop. C: NO
Prop. D: NO
Prop. E: NO ***
Prop. F: NO *** READ commentary by Mayor Jim Wood and Esther Sanchez
Prop. G: Yes
Prop. H: Yes
*** Quick Overview on Oceanside Props E & F (By Chuck Lowery).
Prop E - eliminates rent control in mobile home parks. It's been city law since the 80s, and most people paid big money (up to $150,000) for their homes based on the law stating that they would be able to rent the dirt below their homes at a low rate. The landowners are already making millions of dollars in profit on their land, but they want to get rid of the old people, veterans and working families who pay $500 to $650/month rent (for the space only; they pay their own home-owner costs for utilities, property taxes, upkeep etc in most cases). Prop E would be a windfall for the land-owners, and a disaster for people living on $900/month Social Security checks. It's all happened elsewhere. Space rents go to $1500-$2000/month when such laws are passed. The current residents will move out, the land-owners will claim (IE: steal) the abandoned homes, and the homes will be rented out to new tenants. That's why the billionaire land-owners are spending big bucks to get this through.
They literally drive Maseratis while the residents drive wheelchairs.
Prop F is cut from the same cloth. If passed it gives unfair election advantage to City Council incumbents as it will require a 51% vote to win. If no candidate gets 51% of the vote in any election, a runoff will take place at a cost estimated at $250,000. Prop F is presented as "better representation" but what it does is better represent those with the MOST money. Currently whoever gets the most votes in an election is the winner. Prop F was put on the ballot by the extremist current council majority (Feller, Felien, Kern: FFK) so they can maintain their stranglehold on taxpayers. FFK barely listen to us now; if passed, they will ONLY listen to their campaign donors (developers, insurance companies, etc). Prop F will take more power from the public and give that power along with our community assets to the big money donors. Sound familiar?
June 6th VOTE NO on E & F. And tell your Facebook friends by posting this. (and if you vote by mail, do it now. We can't afford to wait any longer!)
Democratic Central Committee(You must be a registered Democrat)
1. Kyle Krahel
2. Francine Busby
3. Esther Sanchez
4. Nancy Chadwick
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