Voters Guide: A Progressive’s Guide to the Upcoming 2018 Election

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A Progressive’s Guide to the Upcoming Election

Although Culver City is majority Democratic blue, it is no less important to be informed first, and then VOTE up-and-down the ballot, notably on state and local initiatives which can affect all Culver City residents dramatically.

The following are the recommendations of the Culver City Catalyst editorial board for the election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Please vote, and make sure your neighbors join you. Turnout is sure to be key this election.

California Elected Officials

Governor:
Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor:
Eleni Kounalakis

Secretary of State:
Alex Padilla

Controller:
Betty Yee

Treasurer:
Fiona Ma

Attorney General:
Xavier Becerra

Insurance Commissioner:
Ricardo Lara

Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Tony Thurman

Member State Board of Equalization 3rd District:
Tony Vasquez

United States Senate:
Senator Kevin DeLeon

U.S. State Representative–House CA-37:
Karen Bass

State Senate and State Assembly:
State Senator, 37th District: Holly Mitchell
Assembly 54th District: Sydney Kamlager

Supreme Court Justice:
NO on Carol A. Corrigan

Judges:
We make no judicial recommendations and provide the following recommendations from Jackie Goldberg and the Culver City Democratic Club for informational purposes only.

Jackie Goldberg Recommends:
Office #16 — Patricia Hunter
Office #60 — Holly Hancock

Culver City Democratic Club Recommends:
Office # 4: Veronica Sauceda
Office #16: Patricia Hunter
Office #113: Javier Perez

Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Tony Thurmond

County:
Assessor: Jeffrey Prang
Sheriff: Alex Villanueva

West Basin Municipal Water District:
Board of Directors, Division 4: Scott Houston

Los Angeles County Measures

Measure W: YES  “Safe and Clean Water Program”

Culver City Measures

Measure C: YES
It would increase the Culver City sales tax by ¼ percent, to raise $4.9 million annually for public safety, parks, and other necessary city services.

Measure D: YES
This Charter Amendment realigns Culver City elections to November of even-numbered years to coincide with the highest turnout general elections.

Measure K: YES
Would impose a parcel tax of $189 per parcel each year for seven years.  The $2.36 million annually to help pay teachers and provide other materials for students.

Statewide Measures

Prop 1: YES
Prop 2: Yes
Prop 3: No
Prop 4: Yes
Prop 5: No
Prop 6: No
Prop 7: No Recommendation
Prop 8: Yes
Prop 9: Removed from ballot
Prop 10: Yes
Prop 11: No
Prop 12: Yes

We encourage all to get out to vote on Tuesday, November 6th. Let’s keep Culver City the coveted place to live and take care of our community, environment, and schools.

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