VOTER GUIDES

November 2014 Election

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

VOTER GUIDE NOV 2014 [pdf]

Please note: Many of the links to websites in this online Voter Guide are “clickable”, when you place your cursor over them! Also, for many of the local races you’ll find lots of additional information in the candidates’ completed questionnaires, so we strongly encourage you to read them here on our website, at: 

http://acgreens.wordpress.com/candidate-questionnaires/ 

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Green Voter Card
Clip and bring with you to the polls (and photocopy for your friends!)


State Executive Offices
Boycott the Following Races – see front-page article:
     Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney
     General, and Insurance Commissioner
Superintendent of Public Instruction – [Don't vote for Tuck]
Federal Offices
U.S. Representative, District 13 – See write-up: boycott this race
Other State Offices
State Board of Equalization, District 2 – Boycott this race: see front-page article
State Assembly, District 15 – [Don't vote for Echols]
State Assembly, District 18 – Boycott this race: see front-page article
Judicial Offices
State Supreme Court – Vote Yes on Mariano Cuellar, Goodwin Liu, and Kathryn
    Werdegar, with reservations
State Courts of Appeal, First District – No Endorsements, see write-up
Special School Districts
Peralta Community College, Area 5 – David Ralston
Peralta Community College, Area 7 – Julina Bonilla
County Offices
Superintendent of Schools – [Don't vote for Foster]
City Offices
         Alameda
Mayor – Trish Spencer
City Council – Frank Matarrese
School Board – Solana Henneberry and Gary Lym
Healthcare District – No Endorsement, see Questionnaires
         Albany
City Council Cancellation Response – See article
School Board – Charles Blanchard and Paul Black; Ross Stapleton-Gray, with reservations
         Berkeley
Auditor – No Endorsement, see write-up
City Council, District 1 – Alejandro Soto-Vigil
City Council, District 4 – Jesse Arreguin
City Council, District 7 – Kriss Worthington
City Council, District 8 – #1: Jacquelyn McCormick; sharing #2 & #3: George Beier* and Lori
      Droste*; [Stop Alvarez-Cohen]
School Board – Ty Alper, Josh Daniels, and Karen Hemphill
Rent Board – Katherine Harr, John Selawsky, Paola Laverde-Levine, James Chang, and
      Jesse Townley

         Emeryville
City Council – John Bauters & Scott Donahue; Dianne Martinez, with reservations
School Board – Christian Patz
         Oakland
Mayor – #1: Jason Anderson, #2: Saied Karamooz*, #3: Dan Siegel*
Auditor – No Endorsement, see write-up
City Council, District 2 – [Don't vote for King or Maxey]
City Council, District 4 – [Don't vote for vote Broadhurst or Lim]
City Council, District 6 – #1: Write in Vicente Cruz; [Don't vote for Johnson or Moore]  
School Board, District 2 – No Endorsement, see write-up
School Board, District 4 – Karl Debro, with reservations; [Don't vote for Shakir-Gilmore]
School Board, District 6 – Shanthi Gonzales
        *These candidates have been ranked, but not endorsed.
Special Districts
A.C. Transit, At-Large – Dollene Jones, with reservations
A.C. Transit, Ward 4 – Murphy McCalley
A.C. Transit, Ward 5 – Jeff Davis
BART, District 4 – Lena Tam, with reservations
EBMUD, Ward 3 – Marguerite Young
EBRPD, Ward 5 – No Endorsement, see write-up
State Propositions
1 – Water Bond – No
2 – State Reserve Policy (Rainy Day Fund) – No
45 – Healthcare Insurance Rate Changes – Yes
46 – Drug Testing of Doctors; Medical Negligence Lawsuits – No
47 – Criminal Sentences, Misdemeanor Penalties – Yes, but much more needs to be done
48 – Indian Gaming Referendum – No (Don’t approve the compacts)
Local Measures
D – Berkeley vs. Big Soda — Yes
F – Berkeley Parks Tax — See Write-up: Either vote No in Protest OR Abstain from Voting
I – Alameda $179 Million School Bond – No
K – Emeryville School Parcel Tax Renewal – Yes, with reservations
N – Oakland School Parcel Tax — No Endorsement, see write-up
O – Berkeley Recall of Elective Officers – Yes
P – Berkeley Towards reversing Citizens United v FEC, corporate personhood, and money
          being equated with speech – Yes
Q – Berkeley Flex-time Initiative – Yes
R – Berkeley Green Downtown and Public Commons Initiative – Yes
S – Berkeley Redistricting Gerrymander – No
U – Emeryville Becoming a Charter City – Yes
V – Emeryville Property Transfer Tax – Yes
Z – Oakland Police & Services Parking & Parcel Tax – No
BB – County Transportation Expenditure Plan – Yes
CC – Oakland Public Ethics Commission – Yes, with reservations
DD – Oakland Independent Redistricting Commission — No
EE – Oakland Municipal Retirement System termination- Yes
FF – Oakland Minimum Wage Increase – Yes, Yes, Yes!
LL – Albany School Parcel Tax – Yes, with reservations      
Candidates in green ink are Green Party members    

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June 2014 Election

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GreenVoterGuide_6_2014 [pdf]

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Green Voter Card

Federal Offices
U.S. Representative, District 13 — Why is incumbent Lee taking corporate money?: please see write-up
State Offices
Governor — Luis Rodriguez
Lieutenant Governor — Jena Goodman
Secretary of State — David Curtis
Controller — Laura Wells
Treasurer — Ellen Brown
Attorney General — No Endorsement, please see write-up
Insurance Commissioner — Nathalie Hrizi
State Superintendent of Public Instruction — Don’t vote for Gutierrez or Tuck
Board of Equalization, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see write-up
State Assembly, District 15 — Eugene Ruyle
State Assembly, District 18 — No Endorsement, please see write-up
County Offices
Superintendent of Schools — No Endorsement, please see write-up
Supervisor, District 2 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Supervisor, District 3 — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Assessor — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Auditor-Controller-Clerk-Recorder — No Endorsement, please see write-up
District Attorney — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Sheriff-Coroner — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
Treasurer-Tax Collector — No Endorsement, please see front page General County article
State Propositions
41 — Veterans Housing and “Homeless Prevention” Bond — No
42 — Public Records, Open Meetings, State Reimbursement to Local Agencies — No
Local Measures
AA — Alameda County Healthcare Services Tax — Yes, with reservations

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Previous Elections

November 2012 Election

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GreenVoterGuideNov2012 [pdf]

See also: “More Info about why to vote “No” on Prop. 38″

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June 2012

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GPAC-VG [pdf]

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November 2010

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GPAC-VG-11-10 [pdf]

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June 2010

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

GPAC-VG-0610 [pdf]

A text version is posted at: IndyBay

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July 2009

Oakland Election — Green Party Voter Guide

2009 Oakland July 21 special election [doc]

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May 2009

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide[pdf]

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November 2008

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide[pdf]

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June 2008

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

Voter Guide of Alameda County Green Party [pdf]

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June 2006

Alameda County Green Party Voter Guide:

Voter Guide of Alameda County Green Party [pdf]

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