November 6, 2018 Election Results

Sierra Club San Diego’s Political Committee 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.

California State Offices
WON Governor:  Gavin Newsom
WON Attorney General:  Xavier Becerra
WON State Controller:  Betty Yee
WON Secretary of State:  Alex Padilla
WON Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
WON Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

U.S. Representative
WON 49th Cong. District – Mike Levin
LOST 50th Cong. District – Ammar Campa-Najjar
WON 51st Cong. District – Juan Vargas
WON 52nd Cong. District – Scott Peters
WON 53rd Cong. District – Susan Davis

State Senate
LOST 36th – Marggie Castellano

State Assembly
WON 76th – Tasha Boerner Horvath
TO CLOSE TO CALL 77th – Sunday Gover
WON 78th – Todd Gloria
WON 80th – Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher

San Diego Unified School
WON District B – Kevin Beiser

Superior Court Judge
WON Office No. 37 – Matt Brower

San Diego County
WON Board of Supervisors, District 4 – Nathan Fletcher
LOST Board of Supervisors, District 5 – Michelle Gomez

City of Carlsbad
WON Mayor – Cori Schumacher
WON City Council, District 1 – Barbara Hamilton
WON City Council, District 3 – Priya Bhat-Patel

City of Chula Vista
WON Mayor – Mary Salas
WON City Council, District 2 – Jill Galvez

City of Del Mar
WON City Council – Dwight Worden

City of Encinitas
WON Mayor – Catherine Blakespear
WON City Council, District 3 – Jody Hubbard
WON City Council, District 4 – Joe Mosca

City of Escondido
WON City Council, District 1 – Consuelo Martinez

City of Imperial Beach
WON City Council – Ed Spriggs and Paloma Aguirre

City of Lemon Grove
WON City Council – Jennifer Mendoza

City of National City
WON City Council – Mona Rios

City of Oceanside
WON City Council, District 1 – Esther Sanchez
LOST City Council, District 2 – Larry Kornit

City of San Marcos
LOST Mayor – Chris Orlando

City of Solana Beach
WON City Council – Kristi Becker and Kelly Harless

City of San Diego
WON City Council, District 2 – Jen Campbell
WON City Council, District 4 – Monica Montgomery
LOST City Council, District 6 – Tommy Hough
WON City Council, District 8 – Vivian Moreno

State Ballot Measures:

WON YES – Proposition 1 – Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018
Proposition 1 would authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for housing-related programs, loans, grants, and projects and housing loans for veterans. Funding would include such items as construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of rental housing for persons with incomes of 60 percent or below of the area median income, housing projects near transit stations, infill infrastructure that supports high-density affordable and mixed-income housing, and loans to low-income and moderate-income homebuyers.

WON NO – Proposition 3 – Water Supply and Water Quality Act of 2018
The bond would provide $8.877 billion for various water projects and programs.  The flaws in the bond will enable certain dams and other infrastructure we have opposed. It also directs to unspecified water projects a specific category of funds collected through the state’s cap-and-trade program that should be used to efficiently cut climate emissions.

WON NO – Proposition 6 – Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding
The measure is an attempt to repeal Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act, passed in 2017 that raises about $5.2 billion a year to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges and improve public transit service.

LOST YES – Proposition 10: Affordable Housing Act
This measure expands the ability of local governments to establish rent control measures. The measure rescinds the Costa-Hawkins Act, which prevents rent controls to be applied to housing constructed after 1995.

WON YES –Proposition 12: Prevention of Cruelty to Farm Animals Act
The purpose of this Act is to prevent animal cruelty by phasing out extreme methods of farm animal confinement, which also threaten the health and safety of California consumers, and increase the risk of foodborne illness and associated negative fiscal impacts on the State of California. It would amend the Health and Safety Code to extend the provisions of Prop 2 (2008), make them more specific and less subjective, and ban the importation of non-compliant meat and eggs into California.

Local Ballot Measures:
County of San Diego

LOST NO – Measure B – Preserving Balanced Representation in Unincorporated Areas of San Diego County
Measure B would do two things:  1) Require that after each census, two of the five supervisorial districts be redrawn to include predominately unincorporated areas; 2) Require that at least three districts must include unincorporated areas.  Since approximately 1/7th of the County is unincorporated, this measure put on the ballot by the County Board of Supervisors, may facilitate gerrymandering to accomplish its goals.  We do not believe that this redistricting plan will result in substantially equal population representation, geographic continuity, and respect for boundaries of cities.

WON YES – Measure D – Full Voter Participation Initiative
Initiative measure proposing Charter Amendments requiring all elections for San Diego County elective offices to be held at a General Election and requiring adoption of local regulations relating to write-in candidates for county elective office.

City of Oceanside
LOST YES – Measure Y –  Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources (SOAR)
Initiative Measure Amending the Land Use Element of the Oceanside General Plan to Require Voter Approval of Proposals to Change the Land Use Designation or Zoning of Agricultural or Open Space Land to Any Other Use.

City of San Diego
WON NO – Measure E – Mission Valley – Soccer City Initiative
Initiative Measure to lease Mission Valley stadium property and the San Diego Chargers practice facility on Murphy Canyon Road to a private party for 99 years, with an option to buy some stadium property, consistent with price, terms, and conditions described in the measure; and adopt a specific plan and agreement allowing development of stadium, river park, recreational, residential, office, hotel, retail, and other uses; and amend related land use laws?

WON YES – Measure G – Mission Valley – SDSU West Initiative
Initiative Measure to sell Mission Valley stadium property to San Diego State University or any SDSU auxiliary organization, entity, or affiliate, consistent with price, terms, and conditions described in the measure, to allow the California State University Board of Trustees to determine its development, which may include stadium, recreational, educational, residential, office, hotel, retail, and other uses; and if sold, shall the City set aside adjacent land for a river park.

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