Endorsements for the Nov 2016 Elections

Current as of September 15, 2016

National Offices

Office(s) Endorsee
President of the United States Hillary Clinton
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
U.S. Representative, 13th District Barbara Lee
U.S. Representative, 17th District Mike Honda
California Senate, 9th District Sandré Swanson
California Assembly, 18th District Rob Bonta
California Assembly, 15th District Tony Thurmond

Oakland

Office(s) Endorsee
Council District 1 Dan Kalb
Council District 5 Noel Gallo
Council At-Large Seat Rebecca Kaplan
School District 1 Jody London
School District 5 Rosie Torres
School District 7 Chris Jackson

Berkeley

Office(s) Endorsee
Mayor Jesse Arreguín
Council District 2 Nanci Armstrong Temple
Council District 3 Ben Bartlett
Council District 5 Sophie Hahn
Council District 6 Fred Dodsworth
School Board (vote for two) Judy Appel, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler
Rent Board (vote for four) Christina Murphy, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Igor Tregub

Regional Districts

Office(s) Endorsee
Peralta College Board, Area 4 Nicky González Yuen
Peralta College Board, Area 6 Karen Weinstein
AC Transit Ward 1 Joe Wallace
AC Transit Ward 2 Greg Harper
AC Transit District At-Large Chris Peeples
BART District 3 Rebecca Saltzman
BART District 7 Lateefah Simon
East Bay Regional Parks Ward 1 Whitney Dotson
East Bay Regional Parks Ward 2 Dee Rosario
Superior Court Judge Scott Jackson

State Propositions

Proposition Position
Prop 51: School facilities bond YES
Prop 52: State hospital fees and Medi-Cal matching funds YES
Prop 53: Revenue bonds require statewide voter approval NO
Prop 54: Printing and posting bills before passage YES
Prop 55: Tax extension to fund education and health care YES
Prop 56: Cigarette tax to fund health care and prevent tobacco use YES
Prop 57: Reforms of juvenile sentencing and parole for nonviolent crimes YES
Prop 58: Allow bilingual education YES
Prop 59: Advisory measure to overturn Citizens United YES
Prop 60: Condoms in porn Films NO POSITION
Prop 61: Prescription drug price limits YES
Prop 62: Abolish the death penalty YES
Prop 63: Prohibit large-capacity ammunition magazines YES
Prop 64: Legalize marijuana YES
Prop 65: Phony plastic bag initiative NO
Prop 66: Speedier Death Penalty Procedures NO
Prop 67: Sustain the Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags YES

Oakland Measures

Measure Position
Measure HH: Soda tax YES
Measure II: City lease extension YES
Measure JJ: Renter lease protections YES
Measure KK: City infrastructure bond YES
Measure LL: Create an independent police commission YES

Berkeley Measures

Measure Position
Measure E1: Renews BSEP bond YES
Measure T1: Infrastructure bond for parks, sidewalks, streets, drains YES
Measure U1: Council affordable housing funding YES
Measure V1: Allows the city to spend interest from taxes YES
Measure W1: Citizens redistricting commission YES
Measure XI: Public campaign financing YES
Measure Y1: Allows 16- to 17-year-olds to vote for School Board YES
Measure Z1: Reauthorizes the city to increase low-income housing YES
Measure AA: Tenant protections in owner move-in evictions YES
Measure BB: Minimum wage; compromise measure passed NO
Measure CC: Minimum wage; compromise measure passed NO
Measure DD: Landlord rental property tax increase NO

Alameda County Measures

Measure Position
Measure A1: Affordable housing bond YES
Measure C1: Renew AC Transit parcel tax YES
Measure RR: BART bond YES

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