Candidate Endorsements
Ballot Initiatives

Candidate Endorsements

2018 Cycle:

Christy Smith

Christy Smith

for California Assembly District 38
Christy Smith is currently serving her second term as a Governing Board Member of the Newhall School District.
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Scott Svonkin

Scott Svonkin

for California Board of Equalization District 3
Scott Svonkin currently serves as an elected member of Los Angeles Community College District Board and is the President of the Board.
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Bernardo Perez

Bernardo Perez

for Ventura County Supervisor
Bernardo M. Perez is a Trustee of the Ventura County Community College District, representing District Four. District Four includes the cities of Simi Valley and Moorpark as well as the neighboring unincorporated communities.
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Julia Brownley

Julia Brownley

for U.S. Representative for California Congressional District 26
Julia Browney is currently serving her 3rd term as California’s U.S. Representative for the 26th Congressional District. Previously, she served as Assemblywoman of the California State Assembly’s 41st District.
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Caleb Donner

Caleb Donner

for Ventura County Superior Court Judge #4
Caleb Donner has been a licensed California attorney since 1991. He represents individuals, small businesses, disabled people and those who care for them.
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Michael Magasinn

Michael Magasinn

for Ventura County Superior Court Judge #6
Michael Magasinn has specialized in advising individuals in all aspects of their tax, estate and business planning for over 20 years and has also argued cases before the California Court of Appeals.
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Ballot Initiatives

Proposition 68 – Yes

via Ballotpedia: Proposition 68 would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection and restoration projects, water infrastructure projects, and flood protection projects. Read more.

Proposition 69 – Yes

via Ballotpedia: Proposition 69 would require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee (TIF) be dedicated for transportation-related purposes. Read more.

Proposition 70 – No

via Ballotpedia: Proposition 70 would require a one-time two-thirds vote in each chamber of the California State Legislature to use revenue from the State Air Resources Board’s auctioning or sale of greenhouse gas emissions allowances under the state’s cap-and-trade program. Read more.

Proposition 71 – Yes

via Ballotpedia: Proposition 71 would move the effective date of ballot propositions to the fifth day after the secretary of state certifies election results, rather than the day after the election. Read more.

Proposition 72 – Yes

via Ballotpedia: Proposition 72 would allow the California State Legislature to exclude rainwater capture systems added to properties after January 1, 2019, from counting as new construction. Read more.