2018 PRIMARY (June 5) ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

Sierra Club San Diego’s Political Committee has made a number of important endorsements. The committee evaluated past environmental records of candidates, completed questionnaires and interviews in making these endorsements

We urge you to consider the environment when you vote. Only by electing candidates who share the view of the Sierra Club on the importance of the protection of the environment can we make our state the model for the rest of the nation.

Sierra Club San Diego’s tax exemption status – 501(c)(4) – allows us to make endorsements for candidates and ballot measures.

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The national Sierra Club is responsible for congressional endorsements.  For Sierra Club’s endorsements for federal offices, click here.

California State Offices
Governor:  Gavin Newsom | Press Release | Why Sierra Club Endorses Newsom
Lieutenant Governor:  Jeff Bleich
Attorney General:  Xavier Becerra | Press Release
State Controller:  Betty Yee
Secretary of State:  Alex Padilla
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara

State Assembly
76th – Tasha Boerner Horvath
78th – Todd Gloria
80th – Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher

San Diego County
Assessor/Recorder/Clerk – Matt Strabone
Board of Supervisors, District 4 – Nathan Fletcher
Board of Supervisors, District 5 (Dual Endorsement) – Jacqueline Arsivaud and Michelle Gomez

City of Chula Vista
Mayor – Mary Salas

City of San Diego
City Council, District 6 – Tommy Hough
City Council, District 8 – Vivian Moreno

San Diego Unified School Board
District B – Kevin Beiser

State Ballot Measures:

SUPPORT
Proposition 68 – California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018.   California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 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.

OPPOSE
Proposition 70 – Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund.
The measure would require a one-time, two-thirds vote of the legislature in 2024 on the distribution of greenhouse gas reduction funds generated by the cap-and-trade program. For more information, click here.
The policy will empower a small set of legislators to extract significant policy concessions in exchange for their votes. It will postpone urgent expenditures for climate, air quality, and other statewide and local priorities, including expenditures in environmental justice communities.

Local Ballot Measures:

SUPPORT
City of San Diego – SDSU West Campus Research Center, Stadium and River Park Initiative.
City of Oceanside Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR)

OPPOSE
City of San Diego – San Diego River Park and Soccer City Initiative