2018 Endorsements

June Elections

Constitutional Offices

  • California Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • California Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez
  • California Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
  • California Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
  • California Treasurer: Fiona Ma
  • California Controller: Betty Yee
  • California Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
  • California Board of Equalization, District 2: No Endorsement

U.S. Senate

  • U.S. Senate: Kevin de León

U.S. Congress

  • U.S. Congress, District 3: John Garamendi
  • U.S. Congress, District 7: Ami Bera
  • U.S. Congress, District 9: Jerry McNerney
  • U.S. Congress, District 10: Virginia Madueno
  • U.S. Congress, District 12: Nancy Pelosi
  • U.S. Congress, District 13: Barbara Lee
  • U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier
  • U.S. Congress, District 15: Eric Swalwell

State Senate

  • District 6: Richard Pan
  • District 10: Bob Wieckowski
  • District 12: Ana Caballero

State Assembly

  • District 2: Jim Wood
  • District 4: Cecilia Aguilar-Curry
  • District 15: Jovanka Beckles
  • District 17: David Chiu
  • District 18: Rob Bonta
  • District 19: Phil Ting
  • District 20: Bill Quirk
  • District 22: Kevin Mullin

State Ballot Measures

  • Prop 68: Bonds Funding Parks, Natural Resources Protection, Climate Adaption, Water Quality and Supply, and Flood Protection. Issues $4 billion in bonds for parks, environmental protection, and water infrastructure. YES
  • Prop 69: Motor Vehicle Fees and Taxes: Restriction on Expenditures. Requires taxes and fees derived from a proposed Transportation Improvement fees and taxes to be used solely for transportation purposes, prohibits these revenues from being used to pay for previously authorized transportation bond debt service, and prohibits the Legislature from borrowing or using those revenues for unauthorized purposes. YES
  • Prop 70: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund. Vote requirement to use cap-and-trade revenue. Requires a one-time 2/3 vote to use revenue from the cap-and-trade program. NO

Alameda County

  • Board of Supervisors, District 2: Richard Valle
  • Board of Supervisors, District 3: Wilma Chan
  • District Attorney: Nancy O’Malley
  • Treasurer Tax Collector: Hank Levy
  • Board of Education: Joaquin Rivera

County Measures

  • Measure A: YES

City of Emeryville

  • Measure C: YES

City of Oakland

  • Measure D: YES

Amador County

  • Board of Supervisors, District 3: Lynn Morgan
  • Board of Supervisors, District 5: Andrea Macon

Calaveras County

  • Board of Supervisors, District 3: Michael Oliveira
  • Board of Supervisors, District 5: Benjamin Stopper
  • County Assessor: Tim Muetterties
  • Sheriff: Patrick Garrahan

Contra Costa County

  • District Attorney: Diana Becton

Marin County

  • District Attorney: AJ Brady

Mendocino County

  • Board of Supervisors, District 5: Chris Skyhawk
  • Board of Supervisors, District 3: John Haschak

Napa County

  • Board of Supervisors, District 3: Cio Perezk

City and County of San Francisco

  • Mayor (Ranked Choice): (1) Jane Kim (2) London Breed (3) Mark Leno
  • Board of Supervisors, District 8: Rafael Mendelman


  • Prop A – Public Utilities Revenue Bonds: YES
  • Prop B – Should Appointed Commissioners Be Allowed to Run for Office: No Position
  • Prop C – Fund universal child care and education, from infancy to 5, from an additional tax on Commercial Rents YES
  • Prop D – Fund Housing and Homelessness Services from an Additional Tax on Commercial Rents. If passed along with Prop C, would prevent tax on commercial rents from funding childcare and education as well: NO
  • Prop E – Prohibit Tobacco Retailers from Selling Flavored Tobacco Products: YES
  • Prop F – Ensure right to counsel and city-Funded Legal Representation for renters facing eviction lawsuits: YES
  • Prop G – Parcel tax for San Francisco Unified School District: YES
  • Prop H – Allow the Use of Tasers by San Francisco Police Officers: NO
  • Prop I – Relocation of Professional Sports Teams: No Position

Superior Court Judges

  • Seat 4: Andrew Cheng and Phoenix Street
  • Seat 7: Maria Evangelista
  • Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof
  • Seat 11: Niki Solis

Sonoma County

  • Sheriff: John Mutz

November Elections

State Ballot Measures

  • The Fair Pricing for Dialysis Act (Support)
  • Business Rountable’s “Taxpayer Protection Act” (Oppose)

City of Richmond

  • Richmond Kids First (Measure E) – YES
  • Richmond Kids First Amendment (Measure K) – YES
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