SAN DIEGO TAX FIGHTERS
JUNE 2010 CANDIDATE (and PROP) ENDORSEMENTS – Version 1.0
Contact: Richard Rider, Chairman
Generally, the board of San Diego Tax Fighters chooses to dwell on issues rather than candidates. But there are times when we make candidate endorsements – sometimes reluctantly, but endorsements nevertheless.
It must be pointed out that we may still make additional recommendations before the June election – especially in the little known nonpartisan races. We will consider constructive feedback from fiscally frugal sources.
In the June primary, we reviewed some GOP options to pick the best the party had to offer. Our endorsements are based on FISCAL matters – not on social conservative issues. We avoided endorsing in races where the outcome is not in doubt.
These primary endorsements are NOT necessarily our November endorsements. After all, some of us are Libertarians.
GOP RACE ENDORSEMENTS
U.S. Senate: None (after a, uh, “spirited” discussion)
Governor: None (yet)
Lt. Governor: Sam Aanestad (running against GOP turncoat/low life Abel Maldonado)
Attorney General: John Eastman
Insurance Commissioner: Anybody but Mike Villines (another GOP turncoat who lied when he pledged not to raises taxes while in the state legislature)
AD 77: Bill Wells
SD 36: Joel Anderson
NONPARTISAN RACE ENDORSEMENTS
Yes, we’ve considered the sheriff’s race and the county races. No clear-cut preferences were found.
With the County Supervisors, perhaps not voting in those races is the best choice (the challengers were uninspiring, to put it mildly). When it comes to the outcome, it matters not, as our Supervisors have a lock on lifetime reelection, baring convictions of serious felony charges.
Chula Vista City Council: Larry Breitfelder
San Diego City Council: Lorie Zapf, Adrian Vazquez
San Diego Unified School District: Steve Rosen (appears to be an exceptionally good choice)
Proposition Recommendations of San Diego Tax Fighters – for June, 2010
Contact: Richard Rider, Chairman
San Diego Tax Fighters has completed its review of the June 2010 Primary Election state and local ballot measures and issued its ballot recommendations. A supermajority (75%) vote of the SD TF Board of Directors is required for a position to be taken on any ballot measure. The recommendations (with subjective exclamations marks added by Richard Rider — not by the board) are:
• Proposition 13 (Limits on property tax assessment; seismic retrofitting of existing buildings): YES
• Proposition 14 (Only “Top Two” in runoff in partisan elections — effectively bans third parties): NO!!!
• Proposition 15 (California Fair Elections Act — Public Financing of Campaigns): NO!!!
• Proposition 16 (Imposes new two-thirds voter approval requirements for establishing local public electricity providers): YES
• Proposition 17 (Allows auto insurance companies to consider driver’s history of coverage): YES
• Proposition A (East Otay Mesa recycling collection center and landfill ordinance): NO POSITION
• Proposition B (Term limits for San Diego County Supervisors): YES!
• Proposition C (City of San Diego adds veteran’s preference points in hiring): NO
• Proposition D (City of San Diego Charter revision relating to strong mayor form of governance): YES
• Proposition G (City of Chula Vista Fair and Open Competition Ordinance): YES!!
• Proposition H (ADVISORY: Coronado seek $500K study funding for tunnel boondoggle?): NO
• Proposition J (City of Del Mar Transient Occupancy Tax on short-term rental properties): NO!
• Proposition K (City of Oceanside adoption of City Charter): YES!
• Proposition L (City of Solana Beach business tax): NO!