Wellstone Democratic Club Endorses Kalb, Kaplan, Gallo For Oakland City Council

The Oakland-based Wellstone Democratic Club (which has an older-to-elderly, white, progressive demographic of activists) has released its endorsements for the November 2016 Election:

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
Endorsements for the November 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton; President of the United States
Kamala Harris; U.S. Senate
Barbara Lee; 13th Congressional District
Mike Honda; 17th Congressional District
Sandré Swanson; 9th SD
Tony Thurmond; 15th AD
Rob Bonta; 18th AD

California State Propositions
Prop 51 School Bonds for K–12 and Community College Facilities YES
Prop 52 State Fees on Hospitals, Medi-Cal Matching Funds YES
Prop 53 Revenue Bonds, Statewide Voter Approval NO
Prop 54 Printing and Posting Bills before Passage YES
Prop 55 Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare; YES
Prop 56 Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention; YES
Prop 57 Juvenile Criminal Proceedings and Sentencing; YES
Prop 58 Allow Bilingual Education; YES
Prop 59 Campaign Finance to Mitigate Citizens United; YES
Prop 60 Condoms in Porn Films; NO POSITION
Prop 61 Prescription Drug Price Limits; YES
Prop 62 Abolish the Death Penalty; YES
Prop 63 Prohibit Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazines YES
Prop 64 Legalize Marijuana; YES
Prop 65 Phony Plastic Bag Initiative; NO
Prop 66 Speed Up Death Penalty Procedures; NO
Prop 67 Sustain the Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags; YES

Regional Propositions
Measure A1 Alameda County Affordable Housing Bond YES
Measure C1 AC Transit Bond YES
Measure RR BART Bond YES

Oakland Propositions
Measure HH Soda Tax YES
Measure II City Property Lease Extension YES
Measure JJ Renter Eviction and Rent Increase Protection YES
Measure KK City Infrastructure Bond YES
Measure LL Independent Police Commission YES

Berkeley Propositions
Measure E1 Renewal of Berkeley Schools Excellence Program Bond YES
Measure T1 Infrastructure and Facilities Bond YES
Measure U1 Council-Sponsored Rental Property Tax Increase YES
Measure V1 Permit City to Spend Interest Earned on Past Taxes YES
Measure W1 Citizens Redistricting Commission YES
Measure X1 Public Campaign Financing YES
Measure Y1 Youth Voting in School Board Elections YES
Measure Z1 Low-Income Housing Authorization YES
Measure AA Greater Tenant Protection in Owner Move-In Evictions YES
Measure BB City Council Sponsored Minimum Wage Measure NO
Measure CC Citizen’s Initiative Minimum Wage Increase Measure YES
Measure DD Landlord-Sponsored Rental Property Tax Increase NO

Berkeley Offices

Mayor: Jesse Arreguin
City Council District 2: Nanci Armstrong – Temple
City Council District 3: Ben Bartlett
City Council District 5: Sophie Hahn
City Council District 6: Fred Dodsworth

Berkeley Unified School District: Judy Appel, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler

Berkeley Rent Board:
Christina Murphy, Leah Simon-Weisberg, Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Igor Tregub

Oakland Offices

City Attorney: Barbara Parker
City Council At Large: Rebecca Kaplan
City Council District 1: Dan Kalb
City Council District 5: Noel Gallo

School District 1: Jody London
School District 5: Rosie Torres
School District 7: Chris Jackson

Regional Offices

Peralta Community College Board: Area 5 Nicky Gonzalez Yuen
Area 6: Karen Weinstein
East Bay Regional Parks: Ward 1 Whitney Dotson
Ward 2 Dee Rosario
BART Board: District 3 Rebecca Saltzman
District 7 Lateefah Simon
AC Transit: At-Large seat: Chris Peeples
Ward 1: Joe Wallace
Ward 2: Greg Harper
Superior Court Judge: Scott Jackson


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