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Lamorinda Patch Voter Guide

Here is a complete list of national, state and local measures and candidates.

The 2012 election is shaping up to be a nail biter at all levels -- federal, state and local. There are many candidates and ballot measures, and it can all get to be a bit daunting. Patch is here to help. Here is a list of all the races Lamorinda voters will be deciding on Tuesday. Don't forget to vote. 

President/Vice President of the United States

Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green

Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)

Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)

Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom

Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)

Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican

Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent

Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)

Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)

James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)

Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)

United States Senator

Elizabeth Emken, Republican

Dianne Feinstein, Democratic

United States Representative; District 11

George Miller, Democratic

Virginia Fuller, Republican

Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Proposition 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Proposition 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 36  Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

State Senate, District 7 

Mark Desaulnier; Democratic, state senator/small business owner

Mark P. Meuser; Republican; lawyer, business owner

CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICE

Council Member; City of Lafayette (3 Elected)

Yolanda "Jolie" Vega

Robert Lobron

Traci Reilly

Mike Anderson

Mark J. Mitchell

Council Member; Town of Moraga (3 Elected)

Phillip Arth

Michael "Mike" Metcalf

Roger N. Wykle

Seth R. Freeman

Karen L. Mendonca

Council Member; City of Orinda (2 Elected)

Victoria Smith

Linda Delehunt

Steve Glazer

School Board

Board Member; Lafayette School District (2 Elected)

Jean Follmer

Quinlan S. Tom

Don R. Wolff

Nancy Wallace

Board Member; Moraga School District (2 Elected)

Shari Simon

Dexter Louie

Parker Colvin

Board Member; Orinda Union School District (2 Elected)

Bekki Van Voorhis-Gilbert

Matthew Paul Moran

Sarah Genn Butler

Jason Lurie

 

LOCAL MEASURES

Measure A: Contra Costa Community College District parcel tax

Measure K: Moraga (Town of) Sales Tax Increase for Roads

Measure L: Orinda (City of) Sales Tax Increase for Roads

Measure Q: Contra Costa Fire Protection District parcel tax

SPECIAL DISTRICTS

Director; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; Area 3

Rebecca Saltzman

Anthony Pegram

Fred Wright Lopez

Director; Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (3 Elected)

Paul H. Causey

Deborah Hinkson

Richard Clark

Tad J. Pilecki

James A. Nejedly

Barbara Hockett

 

Related Topics: Ballot MeasuresElection, and November 2012 voter guide

Cooper Hall November 03, 2012 at 05:09 AM
There's an election coming up? When?
c5 November 03, 2012 at 11:12 PM
i urge everyone to take some time to learn about all the stuff on the ballot before voting. most of the initiatives have no business being on the ballot, but they are there so taking some time to be informed is better for everyone. i voted early in martinez friday since i will be out of town this week, and i always get a big charge out of voting..it is important.
Cooper Hall November 04, 2012 at 05:40 AM
It's much better to learn about all the stuff on the ballot AFTER voting. It's the American way.
Cooper Hall November 05, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I like to get two of the stickers and tell people that i voted twice. Drives the hard core Republicans and Democrats up a wall. Too funny.
Danny O November 05, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Vote early and vote often.
Cooper Hall November 06, 2012 at 01:01 AM
It's clear that the world ends on Wednesday. My Republican friends assured me that it's the end if Obama is re-elected. My friends who are Democrats tell me the world ends if Romney is elected. So, either way it appears we're toast.
Andrew November 06, 2012 at 01:31 AM
well, I have enough drinkable water in my water heater and toilet tanks..
Jose November 06, 2012 at 05:08 AM
"What a difference a day makes....24 little hours" goes the song. Wake me when this national nightmare, what used to be our proudest tradition, is over.
Cooper Hall November 06, 2012 at 05:20 AM
National nightmare will continue on after Tuesday. Republicans and Democrats are a nightmare and they'll both still be around.
c5 November 06, 2012 at 02:12 PM
i agree...my guess is that obama wins but congress looks tomorrow pretty much as it does today...which means more stalemate.

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