Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 California General Election

California

Note: Candidate pictures are the most current we have on file. Because this is a past election, they may not show a candidate’s likeness at the time of the election. Likewise, some of the links to websites, emails, and social media may be broken.
US President & Vice President (California)
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
55
Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
74
John McCain - R
Websitewww.johnmccain.com
80
Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Alan Keyes - IA
Websitewww.keyes2004.com
Wiley S. Drake, Sr. - IA
Cynthia Mckinney - G
Websitewww.runcynthiarun.org
Rosa Clemente - G
Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
US House of Representatives
United States Representative District 1
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Zane Starkewolf - R
Websitewww.zane2008.com
Mike Thompson - D
Websitewww.mikethompsonforcongress.com
66
Carol Wolman - G
Websitewww.carolwolmanforcongress.com
United States Representative District 2
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Wally Herger - R
Websitewww.wallyherger.com
71
Jeff Morris - D
Websitewww.jeffmorrisforcongress.com
United States Representative District 3
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Bill Durston - D
Websitewww.durstonforcongress.org
Dan Lungren - R
Websitewww.danlungren.com
70
Dina J. Padilla - PF
Websitepadilla4insurancecommissioner.com
Douglas Arthur "Art" Tuma - L
United States Representative District 4
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Charles Duane Brown - D
Websitewww.charliebrownforcongress.org
Tom McClintock - R
Websitewww.tommcclintock.com
60
United States Representative District 5
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Doris O. Matsui - D
Websitematsui.house.gov
72
L. R. Roberts - PF
Paul A. Smith - R
Websitewww.paulsmithforcongress.org
United States Representative District 6
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Mike Halliwell - R
Joel R. Smolen - L
Websitewww.SmolenforCongress.org
Lynn C. Woolsey - D
Websitewww.woolseyforcongress.com
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United States Representative District 7
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Bill Callison - PF
Websitecallisonforcongress.org
Camden Mc Mcconnell - L
Websitewww.camdenforcongress.org
George Miller - D
Websitegeorgemillerforcongress.com
71
Roger Allen Petersen - R
Websitewww.petersenforcongress.com
United States Representative District 8
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Philip Zimt Berg - L
Websitewww.phil4congress.com
Nancy Pelosi - D
Websitewww.house.gov/pelosi
77
Cindy Sheehan - FRE
Websitewww.peaceandfreedom.org/home/component/content/article/106-2012-november-election/1015-cindy-sheehan-for-vice-president
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Dana Walsh - R
Websitewww.danawalshforcongress.com
United States Representative District 9
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James Eyer - L
Charles Hargrave - R
Websiteprojects.washingtonpost.com/2008/elections/ca/house/9/charles-hargrave/
Barbara Lee - D
Websitewww.barbaraleeforcongress.org
70
United States Representative District 10
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Nicholas Gerber - R
Websitewww.gogerber.org
Eugene E. Ruyle - PF
Websiteru4peace.wordpress.com
80
Ellen O. Tauscher - D
Websitewww.ellentauscher.com
United States Representative District 11
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Dean Andal - R
Websitewww.deanandal.com
Jerry M. "Jerry" McNerney - D
Websitejerrymcnerney.org
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United States Representative District 12
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Greg Conlon - R
Websitewww.gregconlon.com
84
Barry Hermanson - G
Websitewww.barry4congress.org
Nathalie Hrizi - PF
Websitewww.hrizi2014.org
Kevin Dempsey Peterson - L
Jackie Speier - D
Websitejackieforcongress.com
66
United States Representative District 13
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Raymond Chui - R
Websitewww.raymondchui4congress.com
Fortney Pete Stark - D
Websitewww.petestark.com
85
United States Representative District 14
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Carol Brouillet - G
Websitewww.carol4congress.org
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Anna G. Eshoo - D
Websiteannaeshoo4congress.com
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Brian Holtz - L
Websitemarketliberal.org
Ronny Santana - R
Websitewww.ronnysantana.com
United States Representative District 15
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Joyce Stoer Cordi - R
Websitewww.cordiforcongress.org
Mike M. Honda - D
Websitewww.mikehonda.com
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Peter Myers - G
Websitewww.myersforcalifornia.com
United States Representative District 16
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Zoe Lofgren - D
Websitewww.lofgrenforcongress.com
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Steven Wells - L
Websitewww.wells4congress.com
Charel Winston - R
Websitecwforcongress.org
United States Representative District 17
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Sam Farr - D
Websitewww.farr.house.gov
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Jeff Taylor - R
Websitewww.taylor4congress.com
United States Representative District 18
Dennis A. Cardoza - D
Websitedenniscardoza.com
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United States Representative District 19
George P. Radanovich - R
Websitewww.radanovich.house.gov
United States Representative District 20
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Jim Costa - D
Websitewww.jimcosta.com
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Jim Lopez - R
United States Representative District 21
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Larry Johnson - D
Websitewww.larryjohnson4congress.com
Devin G. Nunes - R
Websitewww.devinnunes.com
43
United States Representative District 22
Kevin McCarthy - R
Websitemccarthyforcongress.com
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United States Representative District 23
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Lois Capps - D
Websitewww.cappsforcongress.com
79
Matt T. Kokkonen - R
Websitewww.mattforcongress.com
United States Representative District 24
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Elton Gallegly - R
Websitewww.gallegly.com
73
Marta Marta Jorgensen - D
Websitewww.jorgensenforcongress.com
United States Representative District 25
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Jackie Conaway - D
Websitejackieconaway.wordpress.com
Howard P. "Buck" McKeon - R
Websitebuckmckeon.com
78
United States Representative District 26
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Ted Brown - L
Websitewww.tedbrown.org
David Dreier - R
Websitewww.daviddreier.org
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Russ Warner - D
Websiterusswarner2012.com
United States Representative District 27
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Tim Denton - L
Brad Sherman - D
Websitebradsherman.com
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Navraj Singh - R
Websitewww.singhforcongress.org
United States Representative District 28
Howard L. Berman - D
Websitehowardberman.com
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United States Representative District 29
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Charles Hahn - R
Websitewww.charleshahnforcongress.com
Alan Pyeatt - L
Websitewww.alanpyeatt.com
Adam B. Schiff - D
Websiteschiff.house.gov/index.html
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United States Representative District 30
Henry A. Waxman - D
Websitewww.henrywaxman.house.gov/
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United States Representative District 31
Xavier Becerra - D
Websitewww.xavierbecerra.com
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United States Representative District 32
Hilda L. Solis - D
Websitewww.hildasolis.org
United States Representative District 33
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David C. Crowley, II - R
Websitewww.crowley08.com
Diane E. Watson - D
Websitewww.house.gov/watson/
United States Representative District 34
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Christopher Balding - R
Websitewww.baldingforcongress.com
Lucille Roybal-Allard - D
Websiteroybal-allard.house.gov
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United States Representative District 35
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Ted Hayes - R
Websitewww.tedhayestocongress.com
Herb Peters - L
Websitewww.HerbPeters.com
Maxine Waters - D
Websitewaters.house.gov
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United States Representative District 36
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Brian Gibson - R
Websitegibson4congress.org
Jane Harman - D
Websitewww.janeharmancongress.com
6
United States Representative District 37
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Nicholas "Nick" Dibs - I
Websitewww.dibsforcongress.com
Laura Richardson - D
Websitelaurarichardson.us
55
United States Representative District 38
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Christopher M. Agrella - L
Grace F. Napolitano - D
Websitewww.napolitanoforcongress.com
80
United States Representative District 39
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Diane A. Lenning - R
Websitewww.vote4diane.com
Linda T. Sanchez - D
Websitevoteforlinda.com
48
United States Representative District 40
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Christina Avalos - D
Websitewww.avalos68ad.com
Ed R. Royce - R
Websitewww.edroyce.com
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United States Representative District 41
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Jerry Lewis - R
Websitewww.house.gov/jerrylewis/
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Tim Prince - D
Websitewww.timprinceforcongress.com/
United States Representative District 42
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Edwin "Ed" Chau - D
Gary G. Miller - R
Websitegarymillerforcongress.com
68
United States Representative District 43
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Joe Baca - D
Websiteworkingjoebaca.com
70
John Roberts - R
Websitejohnbroberts.com
United States Representative District 44
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Ken Calvert - R
Websitewww.calvertforcongress.com
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Bill Hedrick - D
Websitewww.hedrickforcongress.com
United States Representative District 45
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Julie Bornstein - D
Websitewww.juliebornstein.com
Mary Bono Mack - R
Websitewww.marybono.com
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United States Representative District 46
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Debbie Cook - D
Websitewww.debbiecookforcongress.com
Ernst P. Gasteiger - L
Websitewww.ernst2008.com
Tom Lash - G
Websitewww.TomLashForCongress.org
Dana Rohrabacher - R
Websitewww.rohrabacher.com
69
United States Representative District 47
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Rosemarie "Rosie" Avila - R
Robert Lauten - R
Websiterobertlautenforussenate2012.com
Loretta Sanchez - D
Websitewww.loretta.org
57
United States Representative District 48
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John Campbell - R
Websitewww.campbellforcongress.com
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Don Patterson - L
Steve Young - D
Websitesteveyoungforcalifornia.com
United States Representative District 49
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Lars R. Grossmith - L
Robert Hamilton - D
Websiteroberthamiltonforcongress.com
Darrell E. Issa - R
Websitewww.darrellissa.com
63
United States Representative District 50
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Brian P. Bilbray - R
Websitewww.bilbrayforcongress.com
66
Wayne Dunlap - L
Websitewww.dunlapforcongress.com
Nick Leibham - D
Websitewww.picknick08.com
United States Representative District 51
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Bob Filner - D
Websitewww.bobfilnerforcongress.com
74
David Lee Joy - R
Websitewww.davidleejoy.com/
Dan "Frodo" Litwin - L
United States Representative District 52
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Michael "Mike" Benoit - L
Websitewww.mikebenoit.com
Duncan L. Hunter - R
Websitehunter.house.gov
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Mike Lumpkin - D
Websitelumpkinforcongress.com/
United States Representative District 53
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Michael Crimmins - R
WebsiteCrimminsForCongress.com
Susan A. Davis - D
Websitewww.susandavisforcongress.com
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Edward M. Teyssier - L
Websitewww.teyssier.com/edward
California Senate
State Senator District 1
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Anselmo A. Chavez - D
Websitewww.joincalifornia.com/candidate/4901
Dave Cox - R
State Senator District 3
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Mark Leno - D
Websitewww.markleno.com
65
Sashi Mcentee - R
Websitewww.voteforsashi.com/
State Senator District 5
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Lois Wolk - D
Websitewww.loiswolk.com
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Greg Aghazarian - R
State Senator District 7
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Mark DeSaulnier - D
Websitedesaulnierforcongress.com
Christian Amsberry - R
Websitewww.christianamsberry.com
State Senator District 9
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Loni Hancock - D
Websitewww.hancockforsenate.com
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Claudia Bermudez - R
Websitewww.bermudez2008.com
Marsha Feinland - PF
Websitewww.feinlandforsenate.org
State Senator District 11
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Joe Simitian - D
Websitewww.joesimitian.com
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Blair Austin Nathan - R
State Senator District 13
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Elaine Alquist - D
Websitewww.Alquist4Senate.com
72
Shane Patrick Connolly - R
John H. Webster - L
Websitewww.jwebster.com/senate13.htm
72
State Senator District 15
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Abel Maldonado - R
Websitewww.abelmaldonado2010.com
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Jim Fitzgerald - I
State Senator District 17
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Bruce David Mcfarland - D
Websitewww.electmcfarland.com
George C. Runner - R
Websitewww.georgerunner.com
65
State Senator District 19
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Hannah-Beth Jackson - D
Websitewww.hannah-bethjackson.com
Tony Strickland - R
Websitetonystrickland.com
47
State Senator District 21
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Carol Liu - D
Websitewww.carolliu.com
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Teddy Choi - D
Steve Myers - L
Websitemyers4assembly.com
State Senator District 23
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Fran Pavley - D
Websitewww.franpavley.com
68
Rick Montaine - R
Colin Goldman - L
State Senator District 25
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Roderick "Rod" Wright - D
Websitewww.roderickwright.voterspace.com
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Lydia A. Gutierrez
Websitewww.lydia4schools.com
State Senator District 27
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Alan S. Lowenthal - D
Websitewww.lowenthalforsenate.com
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Allen G. Wood - R
State Senator District 29
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Joseph M. Lyons - D
Robert "Bob" Huff - R
Websitewww.senatorbobhuff.com
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Jill Stone - L
State Senator District 31
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Ameenah Fuller - D
Websitewww.votefuller.net
Bob Dutton
Websitewww.duttonforcongress.com
66
State Senator District 33
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Gary Pritchard - D
Mimi Walters - R
Websitewww.mimiwalters.com
54
State Senator District 35
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Ginny Mayer - D
Websitewww.ginnymayer.com
Tom Harman - R
Websitewww.harman4ag.com
75
State Senator District 37
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Arthur Bravo Guerrero - R
Websiteguerreroforsenate.com
John J. Benoit - R
Websitewww.benoitforsenate.com
State Senator District 39
California House
State Assembly Member District 1
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Wesley Chesbro - D
Websitewww.asmdc.org/members/a02
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State Assembly Member District 2
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Paul R. Singh - D
Jim Nielsen - R
Websitewww.nielsenforsenate.com
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State Assembly Member District 3
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Michael "Mickey" Harrington - D
Websitewww.harrington4assembly.com
Dan Logue - R
Websitewww.danlogue.net
State Assembly Member District 4
Ted Gaines - R
Websitewww.tedgaines.com
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State Assembly Member District 5
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Dan Leahy - D
Roger Niello - R
Websitewww.rogerniello.com
Karen Martinez - PF
Websitepeace&freedom.org
State Assembly Member District 6
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Jared Huffman - D
Websitewww.jaredhuffman.com
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Paul Lavery - R
State Assembly Member District 7
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Noreen M. Evans - D
Websitewww.noreenevans.com
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Doris Gentry - R
Websitewww.dorisgentry.com
State Assembly Member District 8
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Mariko Yamada - D
Websiteyamadaforsenate.com
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Manuel Cosme - R
State Assembly Member District 9
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Dave Jones - D
Websitewww.davejones2014.com
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Mali D. Currington - R
Gerald Allen Frink - PF
Websitewww.peaceandfreedom.org/2010/congress/jerry-frink
State Assembly Member District 10
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Alyson L. Huber - D
Websitewww.alysonhuber.com
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Jack Sieglock - R
Websitewww.sieglockforassembly.com
Janice Marlae Bonser - L
Websiteca.lp.org/janice-bonser-state-assembly-district-8
State Assembly Member District 11
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Tom A. Torlakson
Websitewww.cde.ca.gov/eo
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Elizabeth R. Hansen - R
State Assembly Member District 12
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Fiona Ma - D
Conchita Applegate - R
State Assembly Member District 13
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Tom Ammiano - D
Websitewww.tomammiano.com
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Harmeet K. Dhillon - R
State Assembly Member District 14
Nancy Skinner - D
Websitewww.skinner4senate.com
State Assembly Member District 15
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Joan Buchanan - D
Websitewww.joanbuchanan.com
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Abram Wilson - R
Websitewww.wilsonforassembly2010.com
State Assembly Member District 16
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Sandre R. Swanson - D
Websitewww.sandreswanson.org
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James I. "Jim" Faison - R
State Assembly Member District 17
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Cathleen Galgiani - D
Websitesd05.senate.ca.gov
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Jack Mobley - R
Websitemobleyforassembly.com
State Assembly Member District 18
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Mary Hayashi - D
Websitewww.maryhayashi2014.com
50
Lou Filipovich - R
State Assembly Member District 19
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Jerry Hill - D
Websitejerryhillforsenate.com
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Catherine Brinkman - R
Brian Perry - L
State Assembly Member District 20
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Alberto Torrico - D
Websitewww.albertotorrico.com
Jeffrey Wald - R
State Assembly Member District 21
State Assembly Member District 22
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Paul Jon "Pablo" Fong - D
Websitewww.paulfong.org
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Brent T. Oya - R
State Assembly Member District 23
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Joe Coto - D
Mark Patrosso - R
State Assembly Member District 24
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Jim Beall - D
Douglas Mcnea - R
State Assembly Member District 25
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Taylor White - D
Tom Berryhill - R
Websitecssrc.us/web/14
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State Assembly Member District 26
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John Eisenhut - D
Bill Berryhill - R
Websitebillberryhill.com
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State Assembly Member District 27
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Bill Monning - D
Websitewww.billmonning.org
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Robert Murray - D
Mark Hinkle - L
State Assembly Member District 28
Anna Caballero - D
Websiteannaforassembly.com
State Assembly Member District 29
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Humberto Avila - D
Mike Villines - R
Websitemikevillines.com
State Assembly Member District 30
State Assembly Member District 31
State Assembly Member District 32
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Virginia Martinez - D
Jean Fuller - R
Websitewww.fullerforsenate.com
67
State Assembly Member District 33
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Robert Evan Cuthbert - D
Sam Blakeslee - R
State Assembly Member District 34
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Desmond Farrelly - D
Websitewww.Farrelly4Assembly.info
Connie Conway - R
Websitewww.conwayforassembly.com
66
State Assembly Member District 35
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Pedro Nava - D
Websitewww.pedronava.com
Gregory Gandrud - R
State Assembly Member District 36
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Linda K. Jones - D
Websitewww.electlindajones.com
Steve Knight - R
Websitesteveknight.org
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State Assembly Member District 37
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Ferial Masry - D
Websitewww.ferialmasryforassembly.com
Audra Strickland - R
State Assembly Member District 38
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Carole L. Lutness - D
Websitewww.lutness4assembly.com
Cameron Smyth - R
Websitewww.votesmyth.org
45
State Assembly Member District 39
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Felipe Fuentes - D
Websitewww.felipefuentes.net
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Grady D. Martine - R
John Paul "Jack" Lindblad - G
Websitewww.lindbladforsenate.wordpress.com
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State Assembly Member District 40
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Bob Blumenfield - D
Websitebobforassembly.com
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Armineh Chelebian - R
Websitewww.arminehchelebian.com
Pamela J. Brown - L
Websitewww.cawantsfreedom.com
State Assembly Member District 41
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Julia Brownley - D
Websitejuliabrownley.com
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Mark Bernsley - R
State Assembly Member District 42
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Mike Feuer - D
Websitewww.mikefeuerforassembly.com
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Steven Mark Sion - R
State Assembly Member District 43
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Paul Krekorian - D
Websitewww.paulkrekorian.com
Jane Barnett - R
State Assembly Member District 44
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Anthony Portantino - D
Websitewww.anthonyportantino.com
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Brian M. Fuller - R
Websitefullerforassembly.com
Thomas Logan - L
Websitewww.thomaslogan.org
State Assembly Member District 45
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Kevin De Leon - D
Websitewww.kevindeleon.com
Phillip Alexander - R
Websitewww.phillipalexander.org
State Assembly Member District 46
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John A. Perez - D
Websitewww.perezforcontroller.com
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Manuel "Manny" Aldana, Jr. - R
Websitewww.aldana4assembly.com
State Assembly Member District 47
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Karen Bass - D
Websitewww.karenbass.com
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Lady Cage-Barile - R
State Assembly Member District 48
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Mike Davis - D
Lucilla M. Esguerra - PF
State Assembly Member District 49
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Mike Eng - D
Websitemikeforassembly.com
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Esthela G. "Torres" Siegrist - R
State Assembly Member District 50
Hector De La Torre - D
Websitewww.delatorre2010.com
State Assembly Member District 51
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Curren D. Price, Jr. - D
Websitewww.currenpricejr.com
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Reece Pollack - R
Carl M. "Marty" Swinney - L
Websitewww.vote4marty.com
State Assembly Member District 52
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Isadore Hall - D
Websiteisadorehall.com
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Carolyn F. Patrick - R
Gwen S. Patrick - R
Websitegwenpatrickforassembly.com
State Assembly Member District 53
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Ted W. Lieu - D
Websitewww.tedlieu.com
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Thomas H. Vidal - R
Websitewww.electvidal2008.com
State Assembly Member District 54
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Bonnie Lowenthal - D
Websitewww.asmdc.org/members/a70
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Gabriella Holt - R
Websitewww.gabriellaholt.com
John Kling - L
Websitewww.votekling.org
State Assembly Member District 55
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Warren T. Furutani - D
Websitewww.warrenfurutani.com
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Edwin R. Williams - R
State Assembly Member District 56
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Tony Mendoza - D
Websitewww.tonymendoza.net
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Roger H. Garrett - R
State Assembly Member District 57
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Ed Hernandez - D
Websiteedhernandez4senate.com
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Victor Saldana - R
State Assembly Member District 58
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Ian Charles Calderon - D
Websitewww.ianccalderon.com
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Carlos A. Getino - R
State Assembly Member District 59
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Donald E. Williamson - D
Websitewww.michaelwilliamson.net
Anthony Adams - R
Websitewww.anthonyadams.com
Maureen K. Keedy - L
State Assembly Member District 60
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Diane Singer - D
Websitewww.dianesingerforassembly.com
Curt Hagman - R
Websitewww.curthagman.com
52
State Assembly Member District 61
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Norma J. Torres - D
Websitenormatorres.com
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Wendy A. Maier - R
Michael Mendez - L
State Assembly Member District 62
Wilmer Amina Carter - D
Websitewww.carterforassembly62.com
State Assembly Member District 63
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Mark David Westwood - D
Websitewww.votemarkwestwood.com
Bill Emmerson - R
Websitecssrc.us/web/37
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State Assembly Member District 64
Brian Nestande - R
Websitebriannestande.com
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State Assembly Member District 65
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Carl Wood - D
Websitewood4assembly.org
Paul Cook - R
Websitejoinpaulcook.com
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State Assembly Member District 66
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Grey Kenneth Frandsen - D
Websitewww.frandsen2008.com
Kevin Jeffries - R
Websitewww.kevinjeffries.com
State Assembly Member District 67
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Steve Blount - D
Websitewww.steveblount.org
Jim Silva - R
Websitearc.asm.ca.gov/member/67
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State Assembly Member District 68
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Ken Arnold - D
Websitewww.arnoldforassembly.com
Van Tran - R
Websitewww.joinvantran.com
State Assembly Member District 69
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Jose Solorio - D
Websitewww.solorioforsenate.com
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Cam Mangels - R
Websitewww.camforassembly.com
State Assembly Member District 70
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Michael G. Glover - D
Websitewww.michaelglover.org
Chuck Devore - R
Websitewww.chuckdevore.com
State Assembly Member District 71
Jeffrey Miller - R
Websitejeffmiller2012.com
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State Assembly Member District 72
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John Macmurray - D
Websitemacmurray4the72nd.org
Michael D. "Mike" Duvall - R
Websitewww.duvallforassembly.com
State Assembly Member District 73
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Judy Jones - D
Websitewww.judyjonesforassembly.net
Diane L. Harkey - R
Websitearc.asm.ca.gov/member/AD73
Andrew H. "Andy" Favor - L
Websitewww.andyfavor.net
State Assembly Member District 74
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Brett Deforest Maxfield - D
Martin Garrick - R
Websitemartingarrick.com
Paul King - L
State Assembly Member District 75
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Darren Kasai - D
Nathan Fletcher - R
John Murphy - L
State Assembly Member District 76
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Lori R. Saldana - D
Websitelori4congress.com
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Daniel H. Baehr - L
Ralph Denney - R
Websitewww.ralphdenney.com
State Assembly Member District 77
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Raymond Lutz - D
Websitewww.lutzforassembly.com
Joel Anderson - R
Websitecssrc.us/web/36/default.aspx
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Rich Belitz - L
Websitewww.shark-fins.com/assembly77.htm
State Assembly Member District 78
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Marty Block - D
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John Mccann - R
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Gary Jeandron - R
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V. Manuel Perez - D
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Referendums and Ballot Measures
Prop 2: Standards For Confining Farm Animals
Requires that calves raised for veal, egg-laying hens and pregnant pigs be confined only in ways that allow these animals to lie down, stand up, fully extend their limbs and turn around freely.Exceptions made for transportation, rodeos, fairs, 4-H programs, lawful slaughter, research and veterinary purposes.Provides misdemeanor penalties, including a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment in jail for up to 180 days.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Potential unknown decrease in state and local tax revenues from farm businesses, possibly in the range of several million dollars annually.Potential minor local and state enforcement and prosecution costs, partly offset by increased fine revenue.
Prop 3 Children's Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program. Initiative Statute.
Authorizes $980,000,000 in bonds, to be repaid from state's General Fund, to fund the construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping of children's hospitals.Designates that 80 percent of bond proceeds go to hospitals that focus on children with illnesses such as leukemia, cancer, heart defects, diabetes, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis.Requires that qualifying children's hospitals provide comprehensive services to a high volume of children eligible for governmental programs and meet other requirements.Designates that 20 percent of bond proceeds go to University of California general acute care hospitals.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:State cost of about $2 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($980 million) and the interest ($933 million) costs of the bonds. Payments of about $64 million per year.
Prop 4 Waiting Period And Parental Notification Before Termination Of Minor's Pregnancy. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Changes California Constitution to prohibit abortion for unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor's parent or legal guardian.Permits notification to certain adult relatives if doctor reports parent to law enforcement or Child Protective Services.Provides notification exceptions for medical emergency or parental waiver.Permits courts to waive notice based on clear and convincing evidence of minor's maturity or best interests.Mandates reporting requirements, including reports from physicians regarding abortions on minors.Authorizes damages against physicians for violation.Requires minor's consent to abortion, with exceptions.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Potential unknown net state costs of several million dollars annually for health and social services programs, court administration, and state health agency administration combined.
Prop 5 Nonviolent Drug Offenses. Sentencing, Parole And Rehabilitation. Initiative Statute.
Allocates $460,000,000 annually to improve and expand treatment programs for persons convicted of drug and other offenses.Limits court authority to incarcerate offenders who commit certain drug crimes, break drug treatment rules or violate parole.Substantially shortens parole for certain drug offenses; increases parole for serious and violent felonies.Divides Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation authority between two Secretaries, one with six year fixed term and one serving at pleasure of Governor. Provides five year fixed terms for deputy secretaries.Creates 19 member board to direct parole and rehabilitation policy.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local GovernmentFiscal Impact:Increased state costs over time potentially exceeding $1 billion annually primarily for expanding drug treatment and rehabilitation programs for offenders in state prisons, on parole, and in the community.State savings over time potentially exceeding $1 billion annually due primarily to reduced prison and parole operating costs.Net one-time state savings on capital outlay costs for prison facilities that eventually could exceed $2.5 billion.Unknown net fiscal effect on county operations and capital outlay.
Prop 6 Police And Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties And Laws. Initiative Statute.
Requires minimum of $965,000,000 each year to be allocated from state General Fund for police, sheriffs, district attorneys, adult probation, jails and juvenile probation facilities. Some of this funding will increase in following years according to California Consumer Price Index.Makes approximately 30 revisions to California criminal law, many of which cover gang-related offenses. Revisions create multiple new crimes and additional penalties, some with the potential for new life sentences.Increases penalties for violating a gang-related injunction and for felons carrying guns under certain conditions.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local GovernmentFiscal Impact:Net increase in state costs that are likely within a few years to exceed $500 million annually, primarily due to increasing state spending for various criminal justice programs to at least $965 million, as well as for increased costs for prison and parole operations. These costs would increase by tens of millions of dollars annually in subsequent years.Potential one-time state capital outlay costs for prison facilities that could exceed $500 million due to increases in the prison population.
Prop 7 Renewable Energy Generation. Initiative Statute.
Requires utilities, including government-owned utilities, to generate 20% of their power from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable only to private electrical corporations.Raises requirement for utilities to 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025.Imposes penalties, subject to waiver, for noncompliance.Transfers some jurisdiction of regulatory matters from Public Utilities Commission to Energy Commission.Fast-tracks approval for new renewable energy plants.Requires utilities to sign longer contracts (20 year minimum) to procure renewable energy.Creates account to purchase rights-of-way and facilities for the transmission of renewable energy.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Increased state administrative costs of up to $3.4 million annually for the regulatory activities of the California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, paid for by fee revenues.Unknown impact on state and local government costs and revenues due to the measure's uncertain impact on retail electricity rates. In the short term, the prospects for higher rates--and therefore higher costs, lower sales and income tax revenues, and higher local utility tax revenues--are more likely. In the long term, the impact on electricity rates, and therefore state and local government costs and revenues, is unknown.
Prop 8 Eliminates Right Of Same-sex Couples To Marry. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Changes the California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Over the next few years, potential revenue loss, mainly from sales taxes, totaling in the several tens of millions of dollars, to state and local governments.In the long run, likely little fiscal impact on state and local governments.
Prop 9 Criminal Justice System. Victims' Rights. Parole. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.
Requires notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole.Establishes victim safety as consideration in determining bail or release on parole.Increases the number of people permitted to attend and testify on behalf of victims at parole hearings.Reduces the number of parole hearings to which prisoners are entitled.Requires that victims receive written notification of their constitutional rights.Establishes timelines and procedures concerning parole revocation hearings.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Potential loss of future state savings on prison operations and potential increased county jail operating costs that could collectively amount to hundreds of millions of dollars annually, due to restricting the early release of inmates to reduce facility overcrowding.Net savings in the low tens of millions of dollars annually for the administration of parole hearings and revocations, unless the changes in parole revocation procedures were found to conflict with federal legal requirements.
Prop 10 Alternative Fuel Vehicles And Renewable Energy. Bonds. Initiative Statute.
Provides $3.425 billion to help consumers and others purchase certain high fuel economy or alternative fuel vehicles, including natural gas vehicles, and to fund research into alternative fuel technology.Provides $1.25 billion for research, development and production of renewable energy technology, primarily solar energy with additional funding for other forms of renewable energy; incentives for purchasing solar and renewable energy technology.Provides grants to cities for renewable energy projects and to colleges for training in renewable and energy efficiency technologies.Total funding provided is $5 billion from general obligation bonds.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:State costs of about $10 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($5 billion) and interest ($5 billion) costs of the bonds. Payments of about $335 million per year.Increase in state sales tax revenues of an unknown amount, potentially totaling in the tens of millions of dollars, over the period from 2009 to about 2019.Increase in local sales tax and vehicle license fee revenues of an unknown amount, potentially totaling in the tens of millions of dollars, over the period from 2009 to about 2019.Potential state costs of up to about $10 million annually, through about 2019, for state agency administrative costs not funded by the measure.
Prop 11 Redistricting. Initiative Constitutional Amendment And Statute.
Changes authority for establishing Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization district boundaries from elected representatives to 14 member commission.Requires government auditors to select 60 registered voters from applicant pool.Permits legislative leaders to reduce pool, then the auditors pick eight commission members by lottery, and those commissioners pick six additional members for 14 total.Requires commission of five Democrats, five Republicans and four of neither party. Commission shall hire lawyers and consultants as needed.For approval, district boundaries need votes from three Democratic commissioners, three Republican commissioners and three commissioners from neither party.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Potential increase in state redistricting costs once every ten years due to two entities performing redistricting. Any increase in costs probably would not be significant.
Prop 12 Veterans' Bond Act Of 2008
This act provides for a bond issue of nine hundred million dollars ($900,000,000) to provide loans to California veterans to purchase farms and homes.Appropriates money from the state General Fund to pay off the bonds, if loan payments from participating veterans are insufficient for that purpose.Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:Costs of about $1.8 billion to pay off both the principal ($900 million) and interest ($856 million) on the bonds; costs paid by participating veterans.Average payment for principal and interest of about $59 million per year for 30 years.
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