2018 Election Ballot Advice

November 2018 Ballot – LACDP recommendations

This ballot format is way different from previous versions, so to make it somewhat easier these are listed as they appear on your ballot.  Be sure to mark all 6 pages of your ballot!!  Excellent voter information website: https://votersedge.org/en/ca

GovernorGavin Newsom
Lt. Governor Ed Hernandez or Eleni Kounalakis (no endorsement: both Dems) Compare them here.
Secretary of StateAlex Padilla
ControllerBetty Yee
TreasurerFiona Ma
Attorney GeneralXavier Becerra
Insurance CommissionerRicardo Lara
Member State Board of Equalization 3rd District Office 3Tony Vazquez
US Senator  – Kevin De Leon was endorsed by the LACDP, but compare candidates here.
US Representative 33rd DistrictTed Lieu
State SenatorBen Allen
Member State Assembly 66th DistrictAl Muratsuchi

California Supreme Court:  Leondra R. Kruger YES; Carol A. Corrigan NO (Corrigan voted against marriage equality.  If voted out, our new governor will be able to appoint a more progressive judge.)

California State Court of Appeals: Vote YES on all the California Appeals Court Justices (District 2 in Divisions 1-7.  They have been vetted and chosen by Governor Brown for 12-year terms.

Judges, Los Angeles County Superior Court:
Office 4
Veronica Saudedo
Office 16Patricia Hunter
Office 60Tony Cho
Office 113Javier Perez

Superintendent Public Instruction – Tony Thurmond endorsed by CADEM & LACDP but compare here)
County Assessor – Jeffrey Prang
County Sheriff – Alex Villanueva

Prop 1 (Veterans & Affordable Housing Bond is supported by the LACDP & League of Women Voters)– YES

Prop 2 (Homeless services for those with mental illness) – both LACDP and LWV say vote YES

Prop 3 (Poorly written water bond proposal) No endorsement by LACDP but LWV & Sierra Club say NO

Prop 4 (children’s hospitals) –YES by LACDP but LWV says NO as public funds would support private hosps

Prop 5 (realtor-sponsored and funded; would reduce school funding) – both LACDP and LWV say vote NO

Prop 6 (would repeal previously voter-approved infrastructure funds) – both LACDP and LWV say vote NO

Prop 7 (make daylight savings permanent) – YES by LACDP and LA Times

Prop 8 (limits how much clinics can charge dialysis patient) – YES by LACDP

Prop 10 (allows local jurisdiction over rent control) – YES by LACDP, CA Teachers, LA Times

Prop 11 (primary support and beneficiaries are ambulance companies) – NO by LACDP

Prop 12 (prevents animal cruelty) – YES by LACDP and Sierra Club


Los Angeles Flood Control District: Measure WYES by LACDP, Heal the Bay (2/3 vote required)

PVPUSD School Board – Megan Crawford (teacher and only candidate endorsed by the LACDP)

West Basin Water District, Division 1 – Harold Williams, incumbent and endorsed by LACDP


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1 Comment

  1. Does anyone think about the actual cost of the propositions and measures when combined to the already existing voted indebtedness and direct assessments on property tax bills? I am currently paying $1,138.15 over my general tax levy, on a house 1700 square foot house I paid $300,000 for in 2001. That is more then my homeowners and earthquake insurance combined. All of your yes endorsements is enough to turn me into an Independent if not a Republican.

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