州11/4大选选票陆续收到了,继续初选的crowd source按个人名义传统给出推荐的候选人和选项。仅供参考,开放public commenting收集批评补充意见。有兴趣帮忙推荐空白职位的请联系作者。实在没有推荐的选项可以留空白不填。

特别注意:毕竟选举是见仁见智的事情,如果某个Position只有一个空位但推荐了2个候选人,请根据自己偏好只选一个,否则选票作废,切记切记!

For California’s 11/4 general election, a few volunteers prepared this cheat sheet to give personal recommendations for new voters who want to prevent the resurrection of SCA 5.  

We allow multiple recommended candidates or choices for a same question in some cases. Reasons will be given for each so readers can make their own final decisions.

 

Short URL for this google doc:

California 11/4 Election Voter Guide

http://tinyurl.com/CAGeneral2014Election

Public commenting is enabled. Feel free to add your comments!

初选时写的具体如何填写选票的指南,一样适用普选如何填。

http://tinyurl.com/ballotinstructions

State

State Board of Equalization

United States Representative

Member of the State Assembly

Member of the State Senate

Judicial

Schoolf

Superintendent of Public Instruction

County Superintendent of Schools

Local School Boards

Measures

State Measures

County/City Measures

County/City Officials

Santa Clara County

Alameda County

Contra Costa County

San Mateo County

San Francisco County/City

Contributors

References

State

Position

Recommended Candidates

Reasons

Governor

Neel Kashkari(R)

RL’s recommendation: California needs a governor who understand economy and Mr. Kashkari is the most qualified.  He is republican. Good to break supermajority of Dem. party. Mei Mei Huff recommends Kashkari also.

Lieutenant Governor

Ron Nehring(R)

Multiple individual recommendations: Newsome is left extremists’ ally

Secretary of State

Pete Peteson(R)

Multiple individual recommendations: voter system need a major reform and we need to have a Republican in that office.

Controller

Ashley Swearengin (R)

Multiple individual recommendations: We need fiscal conservative at our finance department. as Mayor of Fresno, she has first hand experience to deal with city services with a shoe-string budget and apparently our state is in the same situation.

Treasurer

John Chiang (D)

 I would like to pick a fiscal conservative, but the rank is really thin and Mr. Chiang is the most qualified as ex-Controller.

Attorney General

Ronald Gold (R)

Kamala Harris (D) pushes ridiculous gun control laws. Pick a Republican.

Insurance Commissioner

Dave Jones (D)

RL’s recommendation: Mr. Jones did a fine job as current commissioner. And there is no qualified competitor

State Board of Equalization

District

Recommended Candidates

Reason

1

George Runner (R)

RL’s recommendation: incumbent, qualified

2

Fiona Ma (D)

RL’s recommendation: Better qualification than her competitor

United States Representative

美国国会众议院议员

District

Recommended Candidate

Reason

15

Hugh Bussell (R)

Liao’s recommendation: The only Republican candidate. Send a message to democratic party even though Eric Swalwell has a total upper hand in the election3.   Otherwise, you can just re-elect Swalwell.

17

Ro Khanna

K. Zhu’s recommendation:

Both Dems, but Honda is famously supported by unions while Khanna is a pro-business DINO supported by a long list of SV high-tech companies. It has been expected that about ½ of Khanna’s Nov. votes will be from GOP voters.  And this is the point that makes this race nationally interesting.

On issues most important to Chinese, Khanna formally objected to SCA-5 in 2/2014 while Honda beat a dead horse on the morning of SCA-5’s abortion day, 3/17/2014.  Rhanna said before media that he would increase H-1B visa numbers and help Chinese engineers get a fairer share; he also said before media that high-tech jobs should be obtained with skills and merits, not races or skin colors.

Both fired political cheap shots to court Chinese voters: Honda talked about some WWII history in Asia that he was never a part of and is not liable for, while Khanna said the Diaoyu Island belongs to China.  When doing so, neither incurred any true political cost, and thus neither impressed me.

But noticeably,
Honda has maintained warm relationships with pro-Taiwan-independence groups such as Formosan Association for Public Affairs and Formosa Foundation throughout the last 10+ years.

18

Richard Fox (R)

RL’s recommendation: against SCA-5, libertarian

Member of the State Assembly

 

District

Recommended Candidates

Reason

16

Catharine Baker (R)

SVCA’s recommendation

Support Prop. 209 since 1997 and strongly against SCA 5.  Most reliable candidate on this issue.  Endorsed by Contra Costa Times, SF Chronicle, 80-20, among many others.

17

David Chiu (D)

RL’s recommendation: less of two evils. His opponent is left extremist

20

Jaime Patino (R)

RL’s recommendation: want job creation; want school reforms

25

Kansen Chu (D)

SVCA’s recommendation

28

Chuck Page (R)

SVCA’s recommendation

55

Ling-Ling Chang (R)

SVCA’s recommendation

65

Young Kim (R)

SVCA’s recommendation

Member of the State Senate

 

District

Recommended Candidates

Reason

10

Peter Kuo (R)

SVCA’s recommendation

34

Janet Nguyen (R)

SVCA’s recommendation

Judicial

Candidates

Recommended

Reason

Goodwin Liu

No

feebe: ultra liberal

Mariaano-Florentino Cuella

No

feebe: liberal

Kathryn Werdegar

Yes

feebe: conservative

Jim Humes

No

feebe: liberal

Kathleen M. Banke

Yes

feebe: conservative

Anthony Kline

No

feebe: liberal

Therese M. Steward

No

feebe: liberal

Stuart R. Pollak

No

feebe: liberal

Martin Jenkins

Yes

feebe: centralist

Ignazio Ruvolo

Yes

feebe: conservative

Mark Simons

No

feebe: liberal

Terence L. Bruiniers

Yes

feebe: conservative

School

Superintendent of Public Instruction

District

Recommended Candidates

Reason

Superintendent  of Public Instruction

Marshall Tuck

Multiple individual recommendations: If you don't like the current California public school system, you don't vote for Torlakson. as founding CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools,, Mr. Tuck has first hand experience to work with low performance inner city schools.

We need a reformer who supports charter schools and teachers’ responsibilities. His opponent aligns his interest with California teacher’s union (CTA).

County Superintendent of Schools

County

Recommended Candidates

Reason

Alameda

 Helen K. Foster

Foster seems to be a fresh candidate who tries to bring transparency and accountability to the position.

Contra Costa

TODO any volunteer to fill this out?

Local School Boards

District

Recommended Candidates

Reason

Cupertino Union School District Board of Trustees (Santa Clara County)

Kristen Pan Lyn (潘欣欣)

SVCA’s recommendation

Saratoga Union School District Board of Trustees (Santa Clara County)

Yongjian Wu (吴永键)

SVCA’s recommendation

Fremont Unified School District Board of Trustees (Alameda County)

Yang Shao (邵阳)

SVCA’s recommendation

Los Altos School District Board of Trustees (Santa Clara County)

Sangeeth Peruri

RL’s recommendation: knowledgeable candidate to bring financial expertise to the board

Pleansanton School Board

Mark Miller &

Paige Wright

They are not controlled by Union. Current board  (Jeff Bowser & Joan Laursen) has no transparency and accountability.

San Ramon school board

TODO

Livermore school board

Measures

State Measures

Measure

Suggested Vote

Reasons

Prop. 1

Yes or No

Water bond.

Yes: Our population has doubled since we built our current state and federal water system. This bond will help fund new above-ground storage, help capture storm-water runoff, fund groundwater cleanup, and build recycling facilities.

No: too much pork. only 30% if the bond is earmarked to solve the real water crisis in California

Prop. 2

Yes

Budget Stabilization account. Reason: we do need to boost California Rainy fund to solve long term debt issue. Supported by both Dem and Republican party.

Prop. 45

No

Health Insurance rate change approval. Reason: insurance rate needs to be set by an independent commission.

Prop. 46

No

Drug and Alcohol Testing of doctors, Medical negligence Lawsuits. Reason: It is public funded plan to enrich trial lawyers.

Prop.47

No

Criminal sentences. Misdemeanor penalties. Dem. Party supports this. Republican party opposes this.

Prop. 48

No

Indian Gaming Compacts: We want No more Indian Tribe Casinos  in California, especially outside of their original reservation land.

County/City Measures

County/City

Measure

Suggested Vote

Reasons

Alameda County

BB

No

the measure would double the extra sales tax from 0.5 to 1 percent -- making it the highest local transportation sales tax in California -- and impose it for the next 30 years.

Dublin City

T

No

This measure would allow the city to add open-space land into the city limit and allow the city council to approve further development without voter approval. Very high risks of over development of the open space.

Santa Clara County

N

No

RL’s recommendation: a school bond fund without clear picture of where to put the school sites.

Milpitas

E

No

Helen’s recommendation: No more casino! Will cause too many safety issue! Milpitas has 1900 addictive gamblers and 3500 tobe already!

County/City Officials

Santa Clara County

Position

Recommended Candidates

Reason

Cupertino City Council

Barry Chang

SVCA’s recommendation

Cupertino City Council

Robert McCoy

Alex Chen’s recommendation: Barry Chang needs a partner and Robert is the best choice.

Saratoga City Council

Yan Zhao

SVCA’s recommendation

Saratoga City Council

Emily Lo

SVCA’s recommendation

San Jose City Council D1

Charles “Chappie” Jones

Liao’s recommendation: Moderate candidate supported by small business.

His opponent has very bad record on Shark-Fin bill, SCA5 movement which are quite relative to Chinese American’s interest.

Palo Alto City Council

Lydia Kou

RL’s recommendation: moderate growth advocate

Cupertino Union School District Board of Trustees

Kristen Lyn Pan

SVCA’s recommendation

Saratoga Union School District Board of Trustees

Yongjian Wu

SVCA’s recommendation

Los Altos School District Board of Trustees

Sangeeth Peruri

RL’s recommendation: knowledgeable candidate to bring financial expertise to the board

El Camino Healthcare District Board

Peter Fung

SVCA’s recommendation

Measure N

No

RL’s recommendation: a school bond fund without clear picture of where to put the school sites.

Mayor of San Jose

Sam Liccardo

C.Gao’s recommendation: Support pension reform; not backed by unions

Cupertino City Council

Andy Huang(R)

C.Gao recommendation: Long history of volunteer for Cupertino community; Donated big amount of money to cure cancer.

Alameda County

City

Recommended Candidates for positions

Reasons

Fremont

Unified School District Board of Trustees: Yang Shao

SVCA’s recommendation

Dublin

Mayor: David Haubert

DCA’s recommendation

Livermore

Chung Bothwell for council

Pleansanton

* Mayor: Matt Morrison

* City council: George Bowen (focus only one, leave one blank)

Thomas& Friends’ suggestions Bowen is against high density housing. Morrison’s slogan: Slow Growth

Contra Costa County

Position

Recommended Candidates

Reason

San Ramon

Fire Protection Director TODO

San Mateo County

Position

Recommended Candidates

Reason

San Francisco County/City

Position

Recommended Candidates

Reason

BART Director

James Fang

BHP and 朝霞‘s recommendation: only Asian American BART director in entire bay area. James sprearhead the effort to prevent future strikes.

Board of Supervisors District 10

Marlene Tran ((陈美玲)

BHP and 朝霞‘s recommendation

SF School Board

Lee Hsu (许恒明)

BHP and 朝霞‘s recommendation

SF School Board

Dennis Yang (杨文元)

BHP and 朝霞‘s recommendation

Measure G

No

BHP and 朝霞‘s recommendation

Contributors

R. Liu, C. Liao, C. Gao, L. Liao, feebe, K. Zhu, Alex Chen

References

http://www.svca.me/?q=ca2014g: SVCA official endorsement for November general election

California 6/3 Election Cheat Sheet  http://tinyurl.com/ca63election 

Mitbbs 11月4号选举,马工的选择http://www.mitbbs.com/article_t/SanFrancisco/34262801.html