California November Election Proposition Suggestions, Local San Diego Propositions and California Statewide Office/Judges November Election

by the Left Coast Rebel

Last night I filled out my absentee ballot and was surprised by just how much work it was. If you are like me, you probably need some help or at least some suggestions from a local tea party perspective. Also, I will be celebrating at 4th ad B here in San Diego with local tea party extraordinaire Mason Weaver and hope to check in here at LCR with live election news and at Pajamas Media where Bryan Preston has an election day live blog up. Blogging, unfortunately, will depend on finding a wireless connection.

Leslie Eastman helps out with an essential tea party 'how-to' vote list for San Diego/California residents:

California Propositions:

Prop 19 – No/Yes* (Marijuana Decriminalized)
Prop 20 – Yes (Resdistricting commission)
Prop 21 – No (Vehicle License fee for parks)
Prop 22 – No (Transport and other tricky provisions)
Prop 23 – YES, Heck Yes (Suspend Cap and Trade)
Prop 24 – No (Repeal of Tax changes)
Prop 25 – No, Heck No (Legislative majority on budget)
Prop 26 – Yes (Supermajority for new taxes and fees)
Prop 27 – No (Eliminate redistricting commission)

*San Diego Tea partiers split between "NO" and “YES” position.

San Diego Propositions:

Prop A – Yes (Prohibit County project labor agreements)
Prop B – Yes (City Attorneys like civil servants) (my weakest recommendation)
Prop C – Yes (Pacific Highlands Ranch development)
Prop D – NO, Heck NO (Half Cent Sales Tax)
Prop J – No (Parcel tax increase for schools)

Richard Rider adds:

Prop G – Yes (Citizen vote to raise pensions) Carlsbad
Prop H – No (Raise phone tax) Chula Vista
Prop K – No (School bond) San Marcos
Prop L – No (School bond) Julian
Prop M – No (School bond) Dehesa
Prop O – No (School parcel tax) South Bay
Prop P – No (School bond) Encinitas

California Statewide Office:

Governor – Meg Whitman (She made the right enemy: SEIU)
Lt Gov – Karen England (Write In)
Senator – Carly Fiorina
Secretary of State – Damon Dunn
Controller – Tony Strickland
Treasurer – Mimi Walters
Attorney General – Steve Cooley
Insurance Commissioner – Dave Jones (As a Democrat, I can stand behind this recommendation.)

San Diego Candidates:

City Council District 6 – Lorie Zapf (Not a great campaign, but unions are heavy for Wayne)
San Diego School Board – Steve Rosen (only candidate opposing Prop J)

San Diego County Supreme Court, Justices and Judges

California Supreme Court
  • Carlos Moreno (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 2)
  • Ming Chin (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 6)
  • Tani Cantil-Sakauye (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 6)
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 1
  • Judith McConnell (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 5)
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 2
  • Carol Codrington (Recommend—Rating average: 7)
  • Manuel Ramirez (Recommend—Rating average: 8)
Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 4, Division 3
  • David Sills (Recommend—Rating average: 9)
  • Eileen Moore (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 6)
  • William Bedsworth (Recommend—Rating average: 7)
Superior Court Judge; County of San Diego; Office 20
  • Richard R. Monroy (Do Not Recommend—Rating average: 6)
  • Jim Miller (Recommend—Rating average: 9)
Please go here for California Judicial Novermber Election Recommendations:

California Judicial November Election Recommendations

Updated: Must read at The Other McCain - "Final Warning: Polls are not Elections." Also via Memeorandum, Cook Report's final prediction 50-60 seats in the House.

Updated x2: Check out proposition recommendations via. Nick at "It's Just MyOpinion," for more ballot ammo as well.


  1. For what it's worth, I did my own list for the propositions here, complete with explanations for each. It matches yours (no surprise there), with the exception that I recommend 'yes' on 19, for a purely Federalist rationale. It might be interesting for more perspective on each proposition, or not, but I figured I'd link it here in case people want to read more. :)

  2. I do not agree at all with "yes" on 19. We have enough problems with people drinking and driving (and killing/hurting others.) With a legalization of marijuana, what would you expect? More potheads on the road..... Common sense to me.


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