Election Contests and Ballot Measures

June 8, 2010 California Statewide Direct Democratic Primary Election

California

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US Senate Democratic Party
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Barbara Boxer - D
Websitewww.barbaraboxer.com
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Robert M. "Mickey" Kaus - D
Brian Quintana - D
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Governor Democratic Party
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Richard William Aguirre - D
Websitewww.aguirreforgovernor.com
Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown - D
Websitewww.jerrybrown.org
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Lowell Darling - D
Vibert Greene - D
Charles "Chuck" Pineda, Jr. - D
Peter Schurman - D
Joe Symmon - D
Lieutenant Governor Democratic Party
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Janice Hahn - D
Websitewww.janicehahn.com
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Eric Korevaar - D
Websitewww.voteforeric.com
Gavin Newsom - D
Websitewww.gavinnewsom.com
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California Statewide Offices
Secretary Of State Democratic Party
Debra Bowen - D
Websitewww.debrabowen.com
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State Controller Democratic Party
John Chiang - D
Websitewww.electjohnchiang.com
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Attorney General Democratic Party
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Rocky Delgadillo - D
Kamala D. Harris - D
Websitekamalaharris.org
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Chris Kelly - D
Ted W. Lieu
Pedro Nava - D
Websitewww.pedronava.com
Mike Schmier - D
Websitewww.votemikeag.com
Alberto Torrico - D
Websitewww.albertotorrico.com
Insurance Commissioner Democratic Party
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Hector De La Torre - D
Websitewww.delatorre2010.com
Dave Jones - D
Websitewww.davejones2014.com
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Referendums and Ballot Measures
Prop 13 - Limits On Property Tax Assessment. Seismic Retrofitting Of Existing Buildings. Legislative Constitutional Amendment.
* Provides that construction to seismically retrofit existing buildings will not trigger reassessment of property tax value, regardless of the type of building.* Sets a statewide standard for the types of seismic retrofit improvements exempt from reassessment.* Limits the exemption from reassessment to specific components of construction or reconstruction that qualify as seismic retrofit improvements, as defined by the Legislature. Summary of Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact:* Minor reduction in local property tax revenues related to the assessment of earthquake upgrades.
Prop 14 - Elections. Increases Right To Participate In Primary Elections.
Changes the primary election process for congressional, statewide, and legislative races. Allows all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate's or voter's political party preference. Ensures that the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference. Fiscal Impact: No significant net change in state and local government costs to administer elections.
Prop 15 - California Fair Elections Act.
Repeals ban on public funding of political campaigns. Creates a voluntary system for candidates for Secretary of State to qualify for a public campaign grant if they agree to limitations on spending and private contributions. Each candidate demonstrating enough public support would receive same amount. Participating candidates would be prohibited from raising or spending money beyond the grant. There would be strict enforcement and accountability. Funded by voluntary contributions and a biennial fee on lobbyists, lobbying firms, and lobbyist employers. Fiscal Impact: Increased revenues (mostly from charges related to lobbyists) totaling over $6 million every four years. These funds would be spent on public financing for campaigns of Secretary of State candidates for the 2014 and 2018 elections.
Prop 16 - Imposes New Two-Thirds Voter Approval Requirement For Local Public Electricity Providers. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
Requires Two-Thirds Voter Approval Before Local Governments Provide Electricity Service To New Customers Or Establish A Community Choice Electricity Program Using Public Funds Or Bonds. Fiscal Impact: Unknown Net Impact On State And Local Government Costs And Revenues--Unlikely To Be Significant In The Short Run--Due To The Measure's Uncertain Effects On Public Electricity Providers And On Electricity Rates.
Prop 17 - Allows Auto Insurance Companies To Base Their Prices In Part On A Driver'S History Of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
Permits companies to reduce or increase cost of insurance depending on whether driver has a history of continuous insurance coverage. Fiscal Impact: Probably no significant fiscal effect on state insurance premium tax revenues.
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