2014 Endorsement Information
2014 CDP Endorsements - November General
The Secretary of State has certified the results of the Primary Election and as such the California Democratic Party has issued endorsements for the following offices. The November ballot initiatives will be decided at the Summer Executive Board Meeting in Oakland, July 11-13,2014.
Statewide Endorsed Candidates
|Secretary of State
|Supt. of Public Instruction
Yes on Proposition 1 WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2014 (CALIFORNIA WATER BOND) -- Language may change.Current version would authorize the issuance of $7.5 billion in bonds to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program.
Yes on Proposition 2 STATE BUDGET. RAINY DAY FUND. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT -- Increases amount of potential savings in the state 'rainy day' fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund. Requires 3% of the general revenues to be deposited each year into the state 'rainy day' fund, except when revenues drop below last year's budget, adjusted for population and inflation.
Yes on Proposition 45 APPROVAL OF HEALTHCARE INSURANCE CHANGES. INITIATIVE -- Requires health insurance rate changes to be approved by Insurance Commissioner before taking effect. Requires sworn statement by health insurer as to accuracy of information submitted to Insurance Commissioner to justify rate changes.
Neutral on Proposition 46 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING OF DOCTORS. MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE. INITIATIVE --Requires drug and alcohol testing of doctors and reporting of positive test to the California Medical Board. Requires Board to suspend doctor pending investigation of positive test and take disciplinary action if doctor was impaired while on duty. Requires doctors to report any other doctor suspected of drug or alcohol impairment or medical negligence. Requires health care practitioners to consult state prescription drug history database before prescribing certain controlled substances. Increases $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages in medical negligence lawsuits to account for inflation.
Yes on Proposition 47 CRIMINAL SENTENCES. MISDEMEANOR PENALTIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. -- Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for petty theft, receiving stolen property, and forging/writing bad checks when value or amount involved is $950 or less. Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug possession offenses. Allows felony sentence for these offenses if person has previous conviction for crimes such as rape, murder or child molestation or is a registered sex offender. Requires resentencing for persons serving felony sentences for these offenses unless court finds unreasonable public safety risk.
Yes on Proposition 48 REFERENDUM TO OVERTURN INDIAN GAMING COMPACTS -- This is a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature and the Governor. The law must then be approved by a majority of voters at the next statewide election to go into effect. The law ratifies two gaming compacts (with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, and the Wiyot Tribe).
Board of Equalization
|District 1: Chris R. Parker||District 3: Jerome E. Horton|
|District 2: Fiona Ma||District 4: Nader Shahatit|
|SD02: Mike McGuire||SD22: Ed Hernandez*|
|SD04: CJ Jawahar||SD24: Kevin de Leon*|
|SD06: Roger Dickinson||SD26: No recommendation|
|SD08: Paulina Miranda||SD28: No recommendation|
|SD10: Bob Wieckowski||SD30: Holly J. Mitchell*|
|SD12: Shawn Bagley||SD32: Tony Mendoza|
|SD14: Luis Chavez||SD34: Jose Solorio|
|SD16: Ruth Musser-Lopez||SD36: No endorsement request|
|SD18: Robert Hertzberg||SD38: Fotios Tsimboukakis|
|SD20: Connie Leyva||SD40: Ben Hueso*|
* Indicates a candidate is an incumbent.
Last updated 7/11/14