The Helytimes California Voter GuidePosted: October 31, 2018 Filed under: the California Condition Leave a comment
Really impressed with the LA Podcast well-argued voter guide. The LA Times has a thorough one. Read a few others, and here I present my picks for anyone who wants to vote a straight Helytimes ticket.
GOV: Gavin Newsom
not psyched about it. California should have a cool Governor.
LT. GOV: Ed Hernandez
SoS: Alex Padilla
CONTROLLER: Betty Yee
TREASURER: Fiona Ma
Not even sure why but I love Fiona Ma.
AG: Xavier Becerra
INS COMMISH: Ricardo Lara
State Board of Equalization 3rd: Tony Vazquez
Going on @ONLX rec here, they both sound bad. I admire the case for abstaining.
SENATE: Dianne Feinstein
There’s a fine case for Kevin De Leon, Feinstein voted for the Iraq War and stuff. But KDL took $5,000 from Cadiz Water Corp, which is trying to steal water from the Mojave National Preserve and sell it to Orange County. Then he helped kill AB 1000, which would’ve stopped this. To me, that’s just such a petty and direct corruption on an issue I care about. I’m sure he thought he could get away with it.
I guess I’m a one issue voter, which is letting bighorn sheep drink from Bonanza Spring.
Dianne Feinstein has her things but to my mind she’s also fairly heroic. I’d prefer a Senator not be a million years old, but then again the very word comes from the Latin meaning “old man.”
US House of Representatives: Adam Schiff
For your state reps I’d ask LA Podcast, I voted for my local Dems:
BEN ALLEN for Sen,
RICHARD BLOOM was my only option for Assembly.
Went with LA Podcast for Appeals Judges.
NO on Corrigan, yes on all the others for Appeals
For Judges I went:
SAUCEDA (LA Times says Coletta, they both sound good to me)
HUNTER (LA Times says Michel)
Superintendant of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
Both Times and LA Podcast went Thurmond.
County Assessor: Prang
crazy contest with no good answer imo. LA Times and LA Podcast split.
Prop 1 – Bonds for Housing Assistance: YES
Prop 2 – Mental Illness Housing: YES
Prop 3 – Water Bonds: YES
this one’s a push, went with LA Podcast over LA Times
Prop 4 – Hospital Bonds: YES
Prop 5 – Property Tax Transfer: NO
Prop 6 – Gas and Vehicle Tax: NO
Prop 7 – Daylight Savings Time: YES
Prop 8 – Caps on Dialysis: NO
LA Podcast says don’t vote
Prop 10 – End Rent Control Restrictions: YES
Prop 11 – Ambulance Workers: NO
Prop 12 – Cage Free Animals: YES
Measure W (flood control): YES
Measure B (municipal bank): YES
sounds like a stupid measure but whatever
Measures E and EE: YES and YES