Endorsements: June 2016 primary election

City Democratic Club endorsements: June 2016 primary election

About 40 voting members participated in our endorsement meeting last Thursday evening on March 31. Lots of energized members and friends in the room, with speeches advocating candidates for offices ranging from POTUS to DCCC.

The ballots have been counted, and the City Democratic Club announces its endorsements for the June 2016 primary election. Congratulations to all:

FEDERAL RACES

President: Hillary Clinton

US Senate: Kamala Harris

US House of Representatives: D12- Nancy Pelosi, D14- Jackie Speier

STATE OFFICE AND MEASURES

CA Senate D11: Scott Wiener

CA Prop 50: Yes

LOCAL OFFICES:

Superior Court Judge: No Endorsement

Club bylaws require a 60% majority to endorse. No candidate reached this threshold.

DCCC AD17

Joshua Arce, London Breed, Malia Cohen, Zoe Dunning, Shaun Haines, Tom Hsieh, Gary McCoy, Leah Pimental, Rebecca Prozan, Alix Rosenthal, Arlo Smith, Frances Tsang, Scott Wiener, Jill Wynns

DCCC AD19

Kat Anderson, Keith Baraka, Joel Engardio, Mark Farrell, Tom A. Hsieh, Mary Jung, Trevor McNeil, Emily Murase, Rachel Norton, Marjan Philhour

REGIONAL PROPOSITION

Prop AA: Yes

LOCAL PROPOSITIONS

Prop A: Yes
Prop B: Yes
Prop C: Yes
Prop D: Yes
Prop E: Yes

Other business

We also voted on club officers and are pleased to welcome Kat Anderson as our newly elected club president! Congratulations as well to all winning officers.

Kat Anderson, president
Michael Ho, 1st vice-president
(open seat), 2nd vice-president
Steve la Plante, treasurer
Michelle Parker, recording secretary
Clay Harrell, corresponding secretary
Michael Breyer, member-at-large
Heidi Machen, member-at-large

As we welcome officers for 2016, we also say goodbye to outgoing president, Mike Ho, and outgoing 2nd vice-president, Jim Reilly. Thank you both for your years of outstanding leadership and service to the club.

Endorsements for November 2014 general election

Upon vote of the membership at its September 18 endorsement meeting, the City Democratic Club announces its endorsements for the November 2014 general election.

State/Federal Offices

Nancy Pelosi for U.S. House of Representatives, District 12.
Jackie Speier for U.S. House of Representatives, District 14.
David Chiu for State Assembly, District 17.
Phil Ting for State Assembly, District 19.

Daniel Flores for Superior Court, Office 20.

Jerry Brown for Governor.
Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor.
Betty Yee for Controller.
Alex Padilla for Secretary of State.
John Chiang for Treasurer.
Kamala Harris for Attorney General.
Dave Jones for Insurance Commissioner.
Fiona Ma for Board of Equalization, District 2.
Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Board of Supervisors

Mark Farrell, D2; Katy Tang, D4; Jane Kim, D6; Scott Wiener, D8; Malia Cohen, D10.

Board of Education

Trevor McNeil, Emily Murase, Shamann Walton.

Community College Board

Four-year terms: Thea Selby, Rodrigo Santos, Anita Grier.
Two-year term: Amy Bacharach.

At-Large Offices

Carmen Chu for Assessor/Recorder.
Jeff Adachi for Public Defender.
Nicholas Josefowitz for BART Board of Directors, D8.

Local Measures

Yes on Prop A, water bonds
Yes on Prop B, population-based indexing of Muni funding
Yes on Prop C, Children’s Fund et al
Yes on Prop D, retiree benefits, former Redevelopment Agency employees
Yes on Prop E, soda tax
Yes on Prop F, Pier 70 development
No on Prop G, property transfer surtax
No on Prop H, prohibition on artificial turf
Yes on Prop I, permission of artificial turf
Yes on Prop J, minimum wage increase
No on Prop L, transportation priorities policy statement

The club has no endorsement on Prop K.

State Measures

Yes on Prop 1, water bonds
Yes on Prop 2, rainy-day fund
Yes on Prop 45, health insurance rate regulation
Yes on Prop 47, misdemeanor offense classification

The club has no endorsements on Prop 46 or Prop 48.

 

City Democratic Club endorsements for June 2014 primary

Upon vote of the membership, the City Democratic Club announces its endorsements for the June 2014 primary election.

Offices

Nancy Pelosi for U.S. House of Representatives, District 12. (19 in favor, no opposition)
Jackie Speier for U.S. House of Representatives, District 14. (19 in favor, no opposition)

Fiona Ma for Board of Equalization, District 2. (18 in favor, no opposition)
David Chiu for State Assembly, District 17. (17 in favor; David Campos, 1)
Phil Ting for State Assembly, District 19. (19 in favor, no opposition)
Daniel Flores for Superior Court, Office 20. (13 in favor; Carol Kingsley, 6)

Jerry Brown for Governor. (18 in favor, no opposition)
Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor. (16 in favor; no endorsement, 2)
Betty Yee for Controller. (16 in favor; John Perez, 1)
Alex Padilla for Secretary of State. (14 in favor; Derek Cressman, 3)
John Chiang for Treasurer. (17 in favor, no opposition)
Kamala Harris for Attorney General. (18 in favor, no opposition)
Dave Jones for Insurance Commissioner. (17 in favor, no opposition)
Tom Torlakson for Superintendent of Public Instruction. (18 in favor, no opposition)

Measures

Yes on Proposition A (16 yes, 2 no)
No on Proposition B (2 yes, 17 no)

Yes on Proposition 41 (18 yes, 1 no)
No on Proposition 42 (6 yes, 13 no)

2014 Executive Board

The 2014 Executive Board composition was ratified by the membership as follows:

President – Michael Ho
First Vice President – Erik Cummins
Second Vice President – Heidi Machen
Recording Secretary – Jim Reilly
Corresponding Secretary – Clay Harrell
Treasurer – Steve la Plante
Members at large – Kat Anderson, Michael Breyer, Michelle Parker

The club extends a special welcome to new board members Kat Anderson and Michelle Parker.

Future meetings

There will be no general meeting in May. Details of upcoming meetings will be announced as they become available.

Membership

To be eligible to vote in the November endorsement cycle, new members must join and pay dues at least 28 days before the endorsement meeting. While the fall schedule has not been set, the endorsement meeting could come as early as August 21, which would mean a July 24 cutoff.

To join by credit card or check, see the “Membership” section in the sidebar at right.