How I'm voting in Nov 2018 election

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Jeff's Election Picks

Oct 30, 2018, 10:30:29 AM10/30/18
Dear fellow voters, 
I've finally finished my writeup for how I'm voting in this November's election. Check it out at

If you just want the summary, you can print out this email, which is just the headers from four posts: 
Please feel free to forward this widely, encourage people to visit the blog and sign up for this email list. If you have feedback, please comment on the blog -- I'll answer blog comments before I answer individual emails. As usual, all views in this email and on the blog are entirely my own and are not those of my workplace or any organization I'm involved in. This year, my (17 year-old) son Benjamin helped me with research on many measures and races, and he wrote the BUSD School Board recommendations.  

-- Jeff

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State+Federal races
Governor: Gavin Newsom
Lieutenant Governor: Hernandez
Secretary of State: Padilla
Controller: Yee
Treasurer: Ma
Attorney General: Becerra
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
State Board of Equalization, 2nd District: Cohen
US Senator: Kevin de Leon
US Congress, 13th District: Barbara Lee still speaks for me
CA Assembly District 15: Buffy Wicks
CA State Superintendent of Schools: Tony Thurmond

Vote YES on Judges Corrigan, Kruger, Humes, Margulies, Richman, Miller, Siggins, Tucher, Streeter, Jones

Alameda County
Alameda County Assessor: Phong La

Statewide Propositions
1: YES YES YES for Affordable Homes Statewide
2: YES YES YES for Homes for People with Mental Illnesses
3: NO “Pay to Play” Bond
4: YES for Children’s Hospitals
5: NO NO NO to Stop Regressive Cuts to Schools + Services
6: NO NO NO to Stop Republicans’ Attack on Roads, Bridges, and Transit
7: YES to Let Legislature decide what to do about Daylight Savings Time
8: NO ‘cuz it’s too complex, too many unintended consequences, and shouldn’t be on ballot (Dialysis cost formula)
10: Leaning YES; Heart vs. Head on Rent Control
11: NO ‘cuz this shouldn’t be on ballot (Ambulance work rules)
12: Leaning YES on Revised requirements for Farm animal confinement

Local Ballot Measures
E: YES for Peralta Community Colleges
G: YES to Upgrade Peralta Community College Classrooms

O: YES YES YES for More Affordable Homes in Berkeley
P: YES to Support Homeless Services
Q: YES for Better Rent Stabilization Ordinance
R: YES for Berkeley’s Infrastructure Plan

East Bay Regional Parks District
FF: Yes for Wildfire protection in EBRPD

Berkeley + Local Offices
Berkeley Rent Board: Hunt plus 4 of the pro-tenant slate; ADVICE WELCOME
BUSD Directors: Alper, Brown, & Sinai
AC Transit At-Large District: Write in, or Dollene Jones
Berkeley City Auditor: Jenny Wong
Berkeley Council District 1: #1 Rashi Kesarwani, #2 Margo Scheuler
Berkeley Council District 4: #1 Gregory Magofña, #2 Ben Gould
Berkeley Council District 7: #1 Rigel Robinson
Berkeley Council District 8: #1 Lori Droste, #2 Alfred Twu

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