These are our recommendations for Tuesday’s election.
Jerry Brown, Jr.
Governor Jerry Brown, Jr. has done an extraordinary job in stabilizing the state’s finances. His education initiative focuses attention on English learners, and he signedthe law allowing the undocumented to apply for driver’s licenses and the Trust Act.
Newsom has done a good job in this post. He deserves to continue.
Harris has been active in the defense of homeowners hurt in the mortgage crisis and in the fight against transnational gangs. She deserves to be reelected.
Chiang played a major role during the economic crisis. When tough decision had to be made, he did not hesitate to act in taxpayers’ best interest.
She has vast financial experience and is sensitive to the needs of the neediest.
Secretary of State:
He combines the knowledge and analytical skills of an engineer on technology matters. As a lawmaker, Padilla presented measures to better regulate the influence of money in Sacramento.
Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Tuck is committed to making student learning and parent involvement the priority above all other interests.
Commissioner Jones has fulfilled the job’s main mission of consumer protection. He deserves to continue.
Los Angeles Sheriff:
He is the candidate who will bring a refreshing change with his knowledge and experience after so many problems in the agency.
Proposition 1: Yes
This measure will stabilize the state budget in good times and bad by creating a reserve fund.
Proposition 2: Yes
This will strengthen the state’s infrastructure for saving water and cover needs for drinking water and other uses.
Proposition 45: Yes
This gives the Insurance Commissioner the power to regulate health insurance premiums in individual plans.
Proposition 46: No
A well-intended measure whose long-term effects will be much more harmful than beneficial.
Proposition 47: Yes
This measure will change the penal code so some nonviolent crimes now consideredfelonies would becomemisdemeanors. It will relieve prison overcrowding and do away with disproportionate sentences.
Proposition 48: Yes
This ratifies an agreement to build an Indian casino in Madera County.
Measure P: Yes
This is an annual property tax in Los Angeles County that will help neighborhood and regional parks and recreation centers