Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Alegra's Endorsements

PRESIDENT, UNITED STATES
Barack Obama OR Ralph Nader*
*Though I have been campaigning for Barack Obama, Ralph Nader has my heart. Biden comes in a close second, though. The tough part is deciding if I should vote conservatively with my safe and close second choice, or vote with my truest ideals. I'm still undecided.

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES**
50th DISTRICT Nick Leibham
51st DISTRICT Bob Filner
53rd DISTRICT Susan Davis

STATE SENATE**
39th DISTRICT Christine Kehoe

STATE ASSEMBLY**
66th DISTRICT Grey Frandsen
76th DISTRICT Lori Saldana
77th DISTRICT Raymond Lutz
78th DISTRICT Marty Block
80th DISTRICT Manuel Perez

SAN DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY
Mike Aguirre*
*Both candidates have some... shall we say discrepencies. Aguirre at least shares my value in the ends he is striving for (just not the means).

SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL**
1st DISTRICT Sheri Lightner
3rd DISTRICT Steven Whitburn
7th DISTRICT Marti Emerald

CITY OF CARLSBAD**
City Council - Tom Arnold and Keith Blackburn

CITY OF CHULA VISTA**
City Council - Steve Castaneda

CITY OF ENCINITAS**
City Council - Maggie Houlihan, Rachelle Collier, and Robert Nanninga

CITY OF ESCONDIDO**
City Council - Olga Diaz

CITY OF LEMON GROVE**
City Council - George Gastil

CITY OF NATIONAL CITY**
City Council - Mona Rios and Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

CITY OF OCEANSIDE**
Mayor - Jim Wood
City Council - Esther Sanchez and Charles Lowery



Ballot Measures**

State of California


Proposition 1A - High Speed Rail Bonds - YES
Proposition 2 - Sustainable Farming Practices - YES
Proposition 3 - $2 Billion Children's Hospital Bond - NO
Proposition 4 - Parental Notification - NO
Proposition 5 - Nonviolent Offenders Sentencing and Rehabilitation - Yes
Proposition 6 - Anti-Gang Penalties (Runner initiative) - No
Proposition 7 - "Renewable" Energy Generation - NO
Proposition 8 - Constitutional Amendment Limiting the Rights of Gay Citizens - NO
Proposition 9 - Victims' Rights, Reduction of Parole Hearings - No
Proposition 10 - "Alternative" Fuel Vehicles - NO
Proposition 11 - Redistricting - No
Proposition 12 - Veterans' Bond - {Not Enough Information}

San Diego County

Proposition B - San Diego Unified Port District - Cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City and San Diego
- Marine Freight Preservation - NO

Proposition C - City of San Diego - Mission Bay lease revenue - YES

Proposition O - City of San Marcos - General Plan Amendments - YES

Proposition S - San Diego Unified School District - $2.1 Billion Bonds for improvements - NO

**These endorsements are primarily based on a matrix I created that compiles a number of endorsements from organizations with which I share similar values and also which, in my opinion, have a strong track record of thorough and unbiased endorsements, initiatives, and missions.

These include and are weighted towards, but are not limited to:
Sierra Club & Sierra Club of San Diego (I love the Sierra Club)
Green Party of California & San Diego (I'm not a Democrat, you know)
City Beat (collective sigh of relief for a truly liberal news source in SD County)

News Sources which inform my own opinions (not a complete list):
Sierra Magazine, and Hi Sierra Magazine (I also love Sierra Magazines)
NPR/KPBS (most balanced source of news in town, and thorough coverage)
Salon.com (great articles on politics, from funny to whistleblowing)

6 comments:

Jesi said...

please do not vote for ralph nader. i hate him. he gladly takes money from the republicans. and the reason republicans support him is because they want to divide the liberals. boo hiss! is what i say.

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