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CSSA Candidate Endorsements and Initiative Positions

 

Endorsement of the following candidates for the November 8, 2016 General Election as of October 13, 2016

 

U. S. Congress

  • Doug LaMalfa (R) – U. S. Congress, 1st District
  • Scott Jones (R) – U. S. Congress, 7th District
  • Jeff Denham (R) – U. S. Congress, 10th District

 State Senate

  • Bill Dodd (D) – State Senate, 3rd District
  • Ling Ling Chang (R) – State Senate, 29th District
  • Richard Roth (D) – State Senate, 31st District

State Assembly

  • Kevin Kiley (R) – State Assembly, 6th District
  • Ken Vogel (R) – State Assembly, 12th District
  • Vince Fong (R) – State Assembly, 34th District
  • Jordan Cunningham (R) – State Assembly, 35th District
  • Eric Linder (R) – State Assembly, 60th District
  • Young Kim (R) – State Assembly, 65th District 

 

Positions On Initiatives For November 8, 2016 General Election as of October 13, 2016

Initiative   Number

Title

CSSA Position

53

Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. Requires statewide voter   approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for   projects that are financed, owned, operated, or managed by the state or any   joint agency created by or including the state, if the bond amount exceeds $2   billion.

Opposed

56

Cigarette Tax To Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, And Law Enforcement. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute. Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.

No Position

57

Criminal Sentences. Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. Allows certain offenders to seek parole upon completion of base term; allows CDCR to establish further credits toward release; requires a judge to find that a juvenile should be tried in adult court.

Neutral

61

State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute. Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

No Position

62

Death Penalty. Initiative Statute. Repeals death penalty as   maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replaces it with   life imprisonment without possibility of parole.

Opposed

63

Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute.   Prohibits   possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, and requires their   disposal by sale to dealer, destruction, or removal from state.

Opposed

64

Marijuana Legalization. Initiative Statute. Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law.

Opposed

66

Death Penalty. Procedures. Initiative Statute. Changes procedures governing  state court appeals and petitions challenging death penalty convictions and   sentences.

Support

 

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Positions on Initiatives for the November General Election:

 

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION

 

AS OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

 

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS 

 

 

Governor

 

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. (D)

 

Attorney General

 

Kamala Harris (D)

 

U. S. Congress

Doug LaMalfa (R) – U. S. Congress, 1st District

Doug Ose (R) – U. S. Congress, 7th District

Jeff Denham (R) – U. S. Congress, 10th District

Norma Torres (D) – U. S. Congress, 35th District

State Senate

Jim Nielsen (R) – State Senate, 4th District

Anthony Cannella (R) – State Senate, 12th District

Pat Bates, (R) – State Senate, 36th District

State Assembly

Brian Dahle (R) – State Assembly, 1st District

James Gallagher (R) – State Assembly, 3rd District

Bill Dodd (D) – State Assembly, 4th District

Jim Cooper (D) – State Assembly, 9th District

Kristin Olsen (R) – State Assembly, 12th District

Adam Gray (D) – State Assembly, 21st District

Kansen Chu (D) – State Assembly, 25th District

Mark Stone (D) – State Assembly, 29th District

Chuck Page (R) – State Assembly, 28th District

Jacqui Irwin (D) – State Assembly, 44th District 

Eric Linder (R) – State Assembly, 60th District

 

Board of Equalization

George Runner(R) – Board of Equalization, District 1


INITIATIVE ENDORSEMENTS

Proposition   Number

Title

CSSA Position

1

On August 13, 2014, Proposition 43 was   removed and Proposition 1 was added to the ballot by the State Legislature   and Governor.

Water Bond. Funding for Water Quality, Supply,   Treatment, and Storage Projects.

No Position

2

On August 11, 2014, the State   Legislature and Governor renumbered Proposition 44 to Proposition 2.

State Budget. Budget Stabilization   Account. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.

No Position

Proposition   Number

Title

CSSA Position

43

On August 13, 2014, Proposition 43 was   removed and Proposition 1 was added to the ballot by the State Legislature   and Governor.

Safe,   Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010.

Bond Measure. SBx7 2. (Chapter 3, 2009), Cog dill.

Removed from   Ballot

44

On August 11, 2014, the State   Legislature and Governor renumbered Proposition 44 to Proposition 2.

State Reserve Policy.

ACAx2 1. (Resolution   Chapter 1, 2014), Pérez.*

*ACAx2 1 replaced ACA 4.   (Resolution Chapter 174, 2010), Gatos.

Renumbered to   Proposition 2

45

Approval of Healthcare Insurance Rate   Changes. Initiative Statute.

No Position

46

Drug and Alcohol Testing   of Doctors. Initiative Statute.

No Position

47

Criminal   Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute.

“The Safe   Neighborhoods and Schools Act.”

Opposed

48

Referendum to Overturn Indian Gaming   Compacts.

No Position

49

Corporations. Political Spending.   Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question.

Invalidated by   Court Decision / Removed from Ballot

Local Measure

Ventura County   Ballot Measure

Pension Elimination.

Invalidated by   Court Decision / Removed from Ballot

 

CANDIDATE and INITIATIVE ENDORSEMENTS – NOVEMBER 6, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION

AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2012

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CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

U. S. Senator

Dianne Feinstein – for U. S. Senate

U. S. Representative

John Tavaglione – for U. S. Congress, 41st District

November 6, 2012 Special Election – State Senate, 4th District

Jim Nielsen

State Senate

Jerry Hill – State Senate, 13th District

State Assembly

Brian Dahle – State Assembly, 1st District

Marc Levine – State Assembly, 10th District

Adam Gray – State Assembly, 21st District

Matthew Lin – State Assembly, 49th District

Phil Paule – State Assembly, 67th District

 

PROPOSITIONS                                                                                                    

CSSA POSITION

30 – “The Schools and Public Safety Protection Act” Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment. CSSA Signator on Ballot Argument in Support

Full Text of Initiative: HERE             

SUPPORT

 

 

31 –State Budget. State and Local Government. Establishes two-year state budget cycle. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.                 

Full Text of Initiative: HERE 

OPPOSED

 

 

32 – Prohibits Political Contributions By Payroll Deduction. Prohibitions On Contributions To Candidates. Initiative Statute.

Full Text of Initiative: HERE

OPPOSED

 

 

33 – Changes Law To Allow Auto Insurance Companies To Set Prices Based On A Driver's History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.

Full Text of Initiative:  HERE

NO POSITION                               

 

 

34 – Death Penalty Repeal. Initiative Statute. CSSA Signator on Ballot Argument in Opposition

Full Text of Initiative: HERE                        

OPPOSED

 

 

35 –Human Trafficking. Penalties. Sex Offender Registration.  Initiative Statute.      

Full Text of Initiative: HERE 

SUPPORT

 

 

36 – Three Strikes Law. Sentencing for Repeat Felony Offenders. Initiative Statute.

CSSA Signator on Ballot Argument in Opposition

Full Text of Initiative: HERE

OPPOSED

 

 

37 – Genetically Engineered Foods. Mandatory labeling. Initiative Statute.

Full Text of Initiative: HERE

NO POSITION

 

 

38 – Tax for Education and Early Childhood Programs.

Initiative Statute. CSSA Signator on Ballot Rebuttal Argument in Favor – (CSSA Opposed to Proposition 38)

Full Text of Initiative: HERE

OPPOSED

 

 

39 – Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.

Full Text of Initiative: HERE             

NO POSITION

 

 

40 – Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.   

Full Text of Initiative: HERE                         

NO POSITION

 

June 5, 2012 Primary Election

  

PROPOSITIONS                                                                                     CSSA POSITION

 

Proposition 28: Limits On Legislators' Terms In Office.                                   No Position

Initiative Constitutional Amendment

 

Proposition 29: Imposes Additional Tax On Cigarettes For                             No Position

Cancer Research. Initiative Statute.

 

 

 

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

 

U.S. Representative

John Tavaglione - for U.S. Congress, 41st District

 

State Senate

Jerry Hill - for State Senate, 13th District

 

State Assembly

Brian Dahle - for State Assembly, 1st District

 

November General Election Information

 

CANDIDATE / INITIATIVE ENDORSEMENTS – NOVEMBER 2, 2010 GENERAL ELECTION

AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2010

 

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS

 

Lieutenant Governor

Abel Maldonado for election as Lieutenant Governor

 

Attorney General

Steve Cooley (R) for election as Attorney General

 

Insurance Commissioner

Mike Villines (R) for election as Insurance Commissioner

 

Board of Equalization

George Runner (R) for election to Board of Equalization, District 2

 

State Senate

Assembly Member Roger Niello for election to State Senate, 1st District (special election for Senator Dave Cox’s seat)

 

State Senate

Anthony Cannella for election to State Senate, 12th District

 

State Senate

Michael Rubio (D) for election to State Senate, 15th District

 

State Assembly

Assembly Member Cathleen Galgiani for re-election to State Assembly, 17th District

 

State Assembly

K.H. Katcho Achadjian for State Assembly, 33rd District

 

State Assembly

Nathan Fletcher (R) for re-election to State Assembly, 75th District

 

INITIATIVE ENDORSEMENTS – NOVEMBER 2, 2010 GENERAL ELECTION

AS OF OCTOBER 15, 2010

 

PROPOSITIONS                                                                                                                                 CSSA POSITION

 

18 – Bond Measure. SBx7 2. (Chapter 3, 2009), Cogdill.                                                               Removed from Ballot 

Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010

 

19 – Changes California Law to Legalize Marijuana and Allow It to Be                                         Oppose 

Regulated and Taxed. Initiative Statute.

 

20 – Redistricting of Congressional Districts. Initiative Constitutional                                          Support

Amendment.

 

21 – Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund                                           No Position

State Parks and Wildlife Programs and Grants Free Admission

to All State Parks to Surcharged Vehicles.

 

22 – Prohibits the State from Taking Funds Used for Transportation                                            No Position

or Local Government Projects and Services. Initiative Statute.

Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

 

23 – Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major                                                              No Position

Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops

Below Specified Level for Full Year. Initiative Statute.

 

24 – Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow                                                                           No Position

Businesses to Carry Back Losses, Share Tax Credits,

and Use a Sales-Based Income Calculation to Lower

Taxable Income. Initiative Statute.

 

25: Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget                                                          No Position

from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote

Requirement for Taxes. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

 

26: Increases Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds                                                             Oppose

for State Levies and Charges. Imposes Additional Requirement

for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited

Exceptions. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

 

27: Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates                                                     Oppose

Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives.  Initiative

Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

 

CANDIDATE / INITIATIVE ENDORSEMENTS – JUNE 8, 2010 PRIMARY ELECTION

 

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS                                                                                         RESULTS

 

Insurance Commissioner                                                                                                             WON

Mike Villines (R) for election as Insurance Commissioner

 

Board of Equalization                                                                                                                  WON

George Runner (R) for election to Board of Equalization, District 2

 

State Senate                                                                                                                               WON

Michael Rubio (D) for election to State Senate, 16th District

 

State Assembly                                                                                                                           WON

Nathan Fletcher (R) for re-election to State Assembly, 75th District

 

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NOVEMBER 4, 2008 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS AS OF DECEMBER 11, 2008

 
CANDIDATES
OFFICE
 
DISTRICT
Jim Nielsen for election to State Assembly 2nd District
     WON
Cathleen Galgiani for re-election to State Assembly 17th District
WON
Jack Sieglock for election to State Assembly 10th District
LOST
Danny Gilmore for election to State Assembly 30th District
WON
Connie Conway for election to State Assembly 34th District
WON
Curt Hagman for election to State Assembly 60th District
WON
BALLOT INITIATIVES
PROPOSITION
DESCRIPTION
CSSA POSITION
WON/LOST
1
Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act for the 21st Century.
No Position
WON
2
Standards for Confining Farm Animals Initiative.
No Position
WON
3
Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program.
No Position
WON
4
Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy ("Sarah's Law").
No Position
LOST
5
Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Ac.t
Oppose
LOST
6
Safe Neighborhoods Act.
Support
LOST
7
Renewabe Energy.
No Position
LOST
8
Eliminates Right of Same Sex Couples To Marry.
No Position
WON
9
Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. ("Marsy's Law").
No Position
WON
10
Bonds. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy.
No Position
LOST
11
Redistricting. Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
Support
WON
12

Vererans' Bond Act of 2008.

SB 1572 (Chapter122, 2008). Wyland

No Position
WON
 

  

 
 

JUNE 3, 2008 ELECTION RESULTS AS OF JUNE 4, 2008

 

OFFICE

 

NAME

 

PARTY

Re-election to State Senate, 12th District

Jeff Denham

WON

State Assembly, 2nd District

Jim Nielsen

WON

State Assembly, 30th District
Danny Gilmore
WON

State Assembly

60th District

Curt Hagman
WON

PROPOSITION

DESCRIPTION

CSSA POSITION

98

Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property. Constitutional Amendment. Bars state and local governments from condemning or damaging private property for private uses. Prohibits rent control and similar measures. Prohibits deference to government in property rights cases.

No Position

LOST

99

Eminent Domain. Acquisition of Owner-Occupied Residence. Constitutional Amendment. Bars state and local governments from using eminent domain to acquire an owner-occupied residence, as defined, for conveyance to a private person or business entity. Creates exceptions for public work or improvement, public health and safety protection, and crime prevention.

No Position

WON
 

 

 

INITIATIVE ENDORSEMENTS – FEBRUARY 5, 2008 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT

 

PROPOSITION

DESCRIPTION

CSSA POSITION

WON/LOST

91

Transportation Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

No Position

Lost

92

Community Colleges. Funding. Governance. Fees. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

No Position

Lost

93

Limits on Legislators’ Terms in Office. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

No Position

Lost

94

Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.

No Position

Won

95

Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.

No Position

Won

96

Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.

No Position

Won

97

Referendum Petition to Overturn Amendment to Indian Gaming Compact.

No Position

Won