The following are the Official Endorsements for the General Election in November 2016.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald J. Trump
UNITED STATES, REPRESENTATIVE 3rd DISTRICT
Dr. N. Eugene Cleek
UNITED STATES, REPRESENTATIVE 6th DISTRICT
UNITED STATES, REPRESENTATIVE 7th DISTRICT
UNITED STATES, REPRESENTATIVE 9th DISTRICT
STATE SENATOR 1st SENATE DISTRICT
STATE SENATOR 3rd SENATE DISTRICT
STATE SENATOR 5th SENATE DISTRICT
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 6th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 7th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 8th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 9th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
MEMBER OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY, 11th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
SACRAMENTO LOCAL CANDIDATES
SACRAMENTO BOARD OF SUPERVISOR DIST. 4
CITRUS HEIGHTS CITY COUNCIL
NATOMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT
ELK GROVE CITY COUNCIL
LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
RANCH CORDOVA CITY COUNCIL
Christina Polley (District 1)
COSUMNES COMMUNITY SERVICE DISTRICT
ELK GROVE CITY MAYOR
FAIR OAKS RECREATION & PARK
CALIFORNIA STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES
Rationale: Allegedly Funds K-12 schools and Community Colleges
Rationale: State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment
Rationale: Revenue Bonds. Statewide Voter Approval
Rationale: It would prohibit the Legislature from passing any bill unless published on Internet for 72 hours before the vote. It requires the Legislature to record its proceedings and post the recordings on Internet, as it generally does already.
Rationale: Prop 30 is a tax payer ripoff and has been opposed by the Howard Jarvis Tax Payers Association, California Tax Payers Association, The California Tax Payers Association, and more…
Rationale: This is a massive $2 per pack tax increase on cigarettes, with an equivalent tax increase on cigars, electronic cigarettes, and other tobacco products. This is a fraudulent misrepresentation allocating only 13% of proposed revenues to schools.
Rationale: This measure was supposedly designed by Governor Brown to make it easier to release criminals from prison, particularly with regard to nonviolent felons. It would require judges to hold hearings to determine whether to try juveniles as adults, and it would develop a good behavior, parole-and-sentence credit system for prisoners. The net impact of this soft-on-crime approach would be to release more criminals onto our streets, despite the recent crime wave associated with Proposition 47.
Rationale:This measure would return California to the dark days of the past when hundreds of thousands of students were trapped in Spanish-only classrooms, condemned to a life of poverty as second-class citizens on the fringes of society. Experience has taught us that English language instruction is the fastest way to force every public school student to become proficient in English and ready to fully participate in our English-speaking society.
Rationale: This non-binding advisory measure would express public support for overturning the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission (2010).
Proposition 60: Mandatory Condom Use in Adult Films
Rationale: This initiative requires the use of condoms by adult film performers. More significantly, the initiative creates an extensive regulatory framework and a new state bureaucracy to oversee adult files, requiring, for example, film producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations.
Rationale: This initiative would repeal the death penalty in California and it would apply retroactively to existing death sentences.
Rationale: This initiative would require a burdensome background check from the California Department of Justice for anyone seeking to purchase ammunition. It would prohibit mere possession of ammunition magazines that hold over ten rounds, including those that were “grandfather in” or permitted by prior bans. It would even punish the victims of firearm theft by turning them into criminals if they failed to promptly report the theft.
Rationale: This confusing initiative was placed on the ballot in response to the Legislature’s corrupt scheme to require retail stores to charge ten cents for paper bags and then keep all the money collected for themselves.
Rationale: Streamlines and reforms the procedures governing challenges to death sentences, potentially speeding up the process of implementing the death penalty and saving millions of dollars, without sacrificing the right to appeal.
Proposition 67: Referendum on the Bag Ban
Note: This is a referendum to overturn Senate Bill 270 from 2014, which was a law that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. That means that a “yes” vote at the ballot box will uphold the law that the Legislature passed and a “no” vote at the ballot box will defeat it.
Rationale: Customers and merchants should have the freedom to decide by means of the free market what sort of bags to use, what they should cost, who should pay for them, how sturdy they should be, etc. Furthermore, expensive, bacteria-infested, multi-use bags may actually be worse for the environment.
SACRAMENTO LOCAL BALLOT INITIATIVES
MEASURE “B” — Double the Transportation Tax
Measure G — school parcel tax hike