Voter Guide (Los Angeles County)

If I find a reason to not vote straight (R) ticket on partisan races, and straight “No” on the ballot propositions, I’ll update this post.

VOTING NO ON ALL JUDICIAL NOMINEES IS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE! Take the time to do it right, rather than voting on the basis of emotional self-satisfaction.

 

Supreme Court Justices

Goodwin Liu (Brown appointee) NO! Some background here.

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (Brown appointee) No. Obama-Biden Transition Team leader.

Kathryn Mickle Werdegar (Wilson appointee) Yes. But see “Catholic Group Must Cover Birth Control.”
I know, I know. Think you’ll get any better from Brown? Not likely.

Court of Appeal Justices

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District 2, Division 1:
Frances Rothschild (Schwarzenegger appointee) No.
Jeffrey W. Johnson (Schwarzenegger appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 2:
Brian M. Hoffstadt (Brown appointee) No.

District 2, Division 3:
Lee Edmon (Brown appointee) No.

District 2, Division 4:
Audrey Collins (Brown appointee) No.
Nora Manella (Schwarzenegger appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 5:
Paul Turner (Deukmejian appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 6:
Kenneth Yegan (Deukmejian appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 7:
Dennis Perluss (Davis appointee) No.

District 2, Division 8:
Laurence Rubin (Davis appointee) No.
Madeleine Flier (Davis appointee) No.

Judge of the Superior Court

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Office No. 61: Dayan Mathai

Office No. 87: Andrew M. Stein

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Marshall Tuck (Not business as usual.)

County Assessor

John Morris (His opponent is a piece of work.)

Sheriff

Jim McConnell (Yes, politics makes strange bedfellows.)

Ballot Propositions

“Why the unusual proposition numbering on this ballot?”
“Originally, the propositions were to be numbered consecutively, beginning with Prop. 43. However, the state Legislature renumbered the two propositions that it put on the ballot, Prop. 43 and Prop. 44, as Prop. 1 and Prop. 2, while leaving the rest of the numbers unchanged.”

Proposition 1 (was 43), Water Bond No.

Proposition 2 (was 44), Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act No.

Proposition 45, Insurance Companies Required to Justify Their Rates to the Public Initiative No.

Proposition 46, Increase in Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Initiative No.

Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative No.

Proposition 48, Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts No.

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