Following are the endorsements of the San Diego Free Press editorial board. For all our articles on the upcoming election, check out our 2014 Progressive Voter’s Guide.
The San Diego County Registrar of Voters issued a 76 page long list of the 671 local candidates for the November 2014 elections. And that doesn’t include local propositions, the statewide propositions and the dozen or so statewide races for office. So there are plenty of contests on the ballot we passed over. These were the ones we agreed upon.
Regardless of your political persuasion, we urge you to vote.
There are lots of groups providing endorsement lists for the 2014 November General Election. Here are a few we reccommend, even when we don’t agree with them:
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council
California League of Conservation Voters
For more information about the November 2014 election:
State of California Voter Guide
General information, including polling place locations:
San Diego Registrar of Voters
The links in each section will take you to articles we’ve written about candidates or issues; those marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a dissenting vote on the editorial board. Our ballots included the option for “no endorsement” in addition to issues and candidate choices.
Top Eight Statewide Races
Governor – Jerry Brown (D)*
Lt. Governor – Gavin Newsom (D)
Secretary of State – Alex Padilla (D)
Treasurer – John Chiang (D)
Controller – Betty Yee (D)
Attorney General – Kamala Harris (D)
Insurance Commissioner -Dave Jones (D)
Superintendent Of Education- Tom Torlakson*
1 – Water Infrastructure Bond Yes*
2 – Rainy Day Fund Yes*
45 – Regulation of Insurance Rates for HealthCare Yes
46 – Lift Cap on Pain & Suffering Damages Yes*
47- End Felony Sentencing for Drug Crimes Yes
48 – Casinos Off Reservation Yes
City Council Race, 6th District D- Carol Kim
Community College Trustee
District E Peter Zschiesche
District A Maria Nieto Senour
SD Unified School Board – Kevin Beiser
There are more candidates out there under consideration for endorsement, and we’ll update this list as needed.
The Courage Campaign has now made available its endorsement survey here. Survey includes the positions of fifteen groups including ACCE Action, ACLU, California League of Conservation Voters, CREDO, Food and Water Watch, California Labor Federation, PresentePAC+. (PDF download link here)
Prop. 1 appears to be the most controversial with three groups in favor, three opposed and the rest taking no position. Prop. 46 is runner -up with two groups against, one for and the remainder taking no position.