Local 853 Endorsements
for November 2, 2010

STATEWIDE OFFICES

GOVERNOR Jerry Brown (D)
LT. GOVERNOR Gavin Newsom (D)
ATTORNEY GENERAL Kamala Harris (D)
SECRETARY OF STATE *Debra Bowen (D)
TREASURER *Bill Lockyer (D)
CONTROLLER *John Chiang (D)
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Dave Jones (D)
SUPER. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Tom Torlaksen (D)
U.S. SENATOR *Barbara Boxer (D)
BD OF EQUALIZATION - 1 *Betty Yee (D)
BD OF EQUALIZATION - 2 Chris Parker (D)
BD OF EQUALIZATION - 4 *Jerome Horton (D)

ALAMEDA COUNTY

Supervisor District 2 Nadia Lockyer
AC Transit At-Large Joel Young
AC Transit Ward 3 Elsa Ortiz
AC Transit Ward 4 Mark Williams
AC Transit Ward 5 James Sajadi
EBMUD Frank Mellon
Peralta CC Dist Area 3 Linda Handy
Peralta CC Dist Area 7 Abel Guillen

City of Alameda

Mayor Marie Gilmore
City Council Rob Bonta, Lena Tam

Berkeley

City Council District 1 Linda Maio
City Council District 4 Jesse Arreguin
City Council District 7 Kriss Worthington
Berkeley USD Karen Hemphill, Josh Daniels, Leah WIlson

Castro Valley

Sanitation District David Silva

Dublin

Mayor Tim Sbranti
City Council Don Biddle, Eric Swalwell

Fremont

City Council Anu Natarajan, Bill Harrison

Hayward

USD (Regular Term) Sheila Sims, Lisa Brunner
USD (Short Term) Jesus Armas

Oakland

Mayor Don Perata
City Council District 2 Pat Kernighan
City Council District 4 Libby Schaaf, Melanie Shelby
Auditor Courtney Ruby

Pleasanton

Mayor Jennifer Hosterman
City Council Cheryl Cook-Kallio

San Leandro

Mayor Tony Santos
City Council District 5 Pauline Cutter & Corina Lopez
Unified School District 2 Lance James
Unified School District 4 Mike Katz
Union City At-Large Emily Duncan, Gary Singh

Local Ballot Measures

Newark Measure U - Yes
Berkeley Measure H - Yes
Berkeley Measure I - Yes
Berkeley Measure R - Yes
San Leandro Measure Z - Yes

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY

Board of Supervisors

District 2 Janet Reilly
District 4 Carmen Chu
District 6 Debra Walker
District 8 Rafael Mandelman
District 10 Malia Cohen

Board Of Education

Hydra Mendoza
Kim-Shree Maufas
Emily Murase

Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting

San Francisco Ballot Measures

AA Vehicle registration fee YES
A Earthquake retrofit bond YES
B City retirement and health plans NO
C Mayor appears at Board mtgs NO

 

California Ballot Measures

Prop 19 Legalize marijuana NE

Prop 20 Congressional redistricting NO

Prop 21 VLF surcharge for state parks YES

Prop 22 Prohibit state from taking local funds YES

Prop 23 Suspend air pollution laws NO

Prop 24 Repeal corporate tax loopholes YES

Prop 25 Majority vote budget YES

Prop 26 2/3 vote requirement for fees NO

Prop 27 Eliminate redistricting commission YES

California is only one of three states that require a 2/3 majority of the state legislature to pass a budget. No wonder we can’t get a budget on time.

Let’s get back to majority rule—vote YES on Prop 25.