Vote for These Candidates & Measures

November 6th Election

Below you will find the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party and SLO County Democratic Party for the November 6, 2018 election. Obtaining the official endorsement is a vigorous process that ensures it is awarded to the candidates who best reflect our Democratic values.

Our endorsement process is ongoing, if you are a registered Democrat who is running for office please be sure to contact our chair at rosemary@slocdp.org to be considered.

Kevin de León

for US Senate
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Salud Carbajal

US House of Representatives
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Gavin Newsom

for Governor
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Malia Cohen

for Board of Equalization #2
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Xavier Becerra

Attorney General
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Betty Yee

for State Controller
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Ricardo Lara

for Insurance Commissioner
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Alex Padilla

Secretary of State
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Tony Thurmond

for Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Fiona Ma

for State Treasurer
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Bill Ostrander

for State Assembly
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Heidi Harmon

Mayor of SLO
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Carlyn Christianson

for SLO City Council
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Erica A. Stewart

for SLO City Council
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Caren Ray

Arroyo Grande Mayor
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Jimmy Paulding

for Arroyo Grande City Council
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Susan Funk

for Atascadero City Council
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Jeff Lee

for Mayor of Grover Beach
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Mariam Shah

Grover Beach City Council
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Dawn Addis

for Morro Bay City Council
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Steve Martin

for Mayor of Paso Robles
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Maria Garcia

for Paso Robles City Council
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Mary Matakovich

Port San Luis Harbor Commission

Mark Buchman

San Luis Coastal Unified, Trustee Area #1

No Consensus

San Luis Coastal Unified, Trustee Area #2

Local Ballot Measures

Yes on Measure G

Ban Fracking in SLO County
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State Ballot Measures

Prop 1 – YES
Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. Issues bonds for housing programs and veterans’ home loans.

Prop 2 – YES
No Place Like Home Act of 2018. Authorizes state to use revenue from millionaire’s tax for $2 billion in bonds for homelessness prevention housing.

Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage.

Prop 4 – YES
Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care.

Prop 5 – NO
Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property.

Prop 6 – NO
Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for Those Purposes. Requires Any Measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate.

Prop 7 – YES
Daylight saving time.

Prop 8 – YES
Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges for Patient Care.

Prop 9 – NO
Division of California Into Three States.

Prop 10 – YES
Expands Local Governments’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property.

Prop 11 – NO
Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment.

Prop 12 – YES
Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products.

Make sure that you are registered to vote, and if you haven’t already, make sure you are registered as a Permanent Absentee Voter. If you are someone who loves to go to the polls on Election Day and get that “I have voted” sticker, you can still do that! You can take your absentee ballot to the polling spot and turn it in. But, just in case something unexpected comes up and you have to be out of town on Election Day, you can make sure that your vote is counted by mailing it in.

Haven’t registered to vote?  Need to re-register because you’ve moved, changed your name, or want to change your Party? Here is where to get the information you need and to register online: CA Secretary of State