District Council 57

2016 General Election Endorsements

Council 57 has announced our endorsements for state and local races and ballot measures for the November 2016 election.

The endorsements are made through a democratic process involving all of our members. First, Locals are asked to contribute questions to the current candidate questionnaire. Then, members representing local unions throughout the state are invited to interview political candidates and review the questionnaires they fill out as a requirement for an AFSCME endorsement. The interviews are open to all members and every Local has a right to have a member there. This interview committee makes recommendations for endorsements to the Council’s Political Action Committee, which then evaluates each recommended candidate’s voting record and viability. The PAC then makes its recommendations to the Executive Board and Delegates. Both the Executive Board and Delegates approved the final endorsements in September.

“We rely upon our members input while making the decision to endorse candidates,” Council 57 PAC Chair Becky Nassarre said on the importance of participating in our endorsement process. “When we endorse, we are looking for candidates who have a commitment to maintaining a strong public sector and fighting for working people of all ages to have a chance to reach or stay in the middle class.”

Every local is allowed one representative and an alternate on the Political Action Committee.

Click here to download AFSCME Council 57's 2016 Endorsements

U.S. PRESIDENT: Hillary Clinton Read more...

U.S. SENATE: Kamala Harris

STATE SENATE

  • Senate District 3: Bill Dodd (D), Mariko Yamada (D) (dual)
  • Senate District 5: Cathleen Galgiani (D)
  • Senate District 9: Nancy Skinner (D), Sandre Swanson (D) (dual)
  • Senate District 11: Jane Kim (D)
  • Senate District 13: Jerry Hill (D)
  • Senate District 15: Jim Beall (D)
  • Senate District 17: Bill Monning (D)
  • Senate District 19: Hannah Beth-Jackson (D)
  • Senate District 31: Richard Roth (D)
  • Senate District 33: Ricardo Lara (D)

STATE ASSEMBLY

  • Assembly District 2: Jim Wood (D)
  • Assembly District 4: Cecelia Aguiar-Curry (D)
  • Assembly District 7: Kevin McCarty (D)
  • Assembly District 10: Marc Levine (D)
  • Assembly District 11: Jim Frazier (D)
  • Assembly District 13: Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D)
  • Assembly District 14: Mae Cendana Torlakson (D) Read more...
  • Assembly District 15: Tony Thurmond (D)
  • Assembly District 16: Cheryl Cook-Kallio (D) Read more...
  • Assembly District 17: David Chiu (D)
  • Assembly District 18: Rob Bonta (D)
  • Assembly District 19: Phil Ting (D)
  • Assembly District 20: Bill Quirk (D)
  • Assembly District 21: Adam Gray (D)
  • Assembly District 22: Kevin Mullin (D)
  • Assembly District 24: Marc Berman (D)
  • Assembly District 25: Kansen Chu (D)
  • Assembly District 27: Ash Kalra (D) Read more...
  • Assembly District 28: Evan Low (D)
  • Assembly District 29: Mark Stone (D)
  • Assembly District 30: Karina Cervantez Alejo (D)
  • Assembly District 31: Dr Joaquin Arambula (D)
  • Assembly District 45: Matt Dababneh (D)
  • Assembly District 51: Jimmy Gomez (D)
  • Assembly District 63: Anthony Rendon (D)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENDORSEMENTS

  • Eureka City Council: Austin Allison
  • Elk Grove City Council District 3: Maureen Craft
  • Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees District 7: Carmine Forcina
  • Roseville School Board: Gary Miller
  • Contra Costa Board of Supervisors District 3: Diane Burgis Read more...
  • Contra Costa Board of Supervisors District 5: AnaMarie Avila Farias Read more...
  • Antioch City Council: Monica Wilson
  • East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors Ward 2: Dee Rosario Read more...
  • East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors Ward 4: Ellen Corbett
  • BART Board of Directors District 1: Gail Murray
  • BART Board of Directors District 3: Rebecca Saltzman
  • BART Board of Directors District 5: John McPartland
  • BART Board of Directors District 7: Lateefah Simon
  • BART Board of Directors District 9: Bevan Dufty
  • AC Transit Board of Directors At-Large: Chris Peeples
  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors District 5: David Canepa
  • San Jose City Council District 2: Sergio Jimenez
  • San Jose City Council District 6: Helen Chapman
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Board District 1: John Varela
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Board District 2: Barbara Keegan
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Board District 3: Dick Santos
  • Santa Clara City Council Seat 3: Debi Davis
  • Santa Clara City Council Seat 4: Patricia Mahan, Tino Santos (dual)
  • Santa Clara City Council Seat 7: Teresa O’Neill
  • City of Santa Clara Chief of Police: Pat Nikolai

STATE BALLOT MEASURES

Proposition 51: $9 billion bond to fix and upgrade CA schools and community college facilities. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 52: Make hospital fee permanent to pay for healthcare services. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 53: Voter approval requirement for revenue bonds above $2 billion. Recommend: NO POSITION TAKEN

Proposition 54: Charles Munger Jr.’s “transparency measure” to game the system. Recommend: VOTE NO Read more…

Proposition 55: Extend the tax on the wealthy to fund education and healthcare. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 56: $2 tobacco tax to fund healthcare, research and prevention. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 57: Reform California’s broken parole and juvenile trial system. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 58: Repeal the ban on bilingual education. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 59: Overturn Citizens United Act. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 60: Mandatory condom use in adult films. Recommend: NO POSITION TAKEN Read more…

Proposition 61: Requires California to pay less for pharmaceutical drugs. Recommend: VOTE YES 

Proposition 62: Repeal the death penalty. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

Proposition 63: Safety for All initiative to reduce gun violence. Recommend: VOTE YES 

Proposition 64: Legalizes marijuana for recreational use. Recommend: VOTE YES 

Proposition 65: Fake environmental fee to support plastic bags. Recommend: VOTE NO Read more…

Proposition 66: Speed up the death penalty. Recommend: VOTE NO Read more…

Proposition 67: Referendum to uphold ban on single-use plastic bags. Recommend: VOTE YES Read more…

LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES

Elk Grove Unified School District
Measure M: School Facilities Bond. Recommend: VOTE YES

Humboldt County
Measure P: District Elections in the City of Eureka. Recommend: VOTE YES
Measure U: Transportation Sales Tax. Recommend: VOTE YES
Measure V. Fair Fees for Mobile Homes. Recommend: VOTE YES

Sacramento Regional Transit District
Measure B: Road Maintenance and Traffic Relief Act of 2016. Recommend: VOTE YES

Contra Costa County
Measure X: 30-year transportation sales tax. Recommend: VOTE NO

City of Richmond
Measure L: Fair and Affordable Richmond. Recommend: VOTE YES

Bay Area Rapid Transit District
Measure RR: Keep BART safe and reliable. Recommend: VOTE YES

Alameda and Contra Costa Transit District
Measure C1: Protect affordable transit without raising taxes. Recommend: VOTE YES

Alameda County
Measure A1: Alameda County Parcel Tax for housing for us all! Recommend: VOTE YES

City of Oakland
Measure HH: Soda Tax. Recommend: VOTE YES
Measure JJ: Protect Oakland Renters Act. Recommend: VOTE YES

Oakland Unified School District
Measure G1: Keep Teachers and Staff in Oakland. Recommend: VOTE YES

City of Alameda
Measure M1: Renter protection and community stabilization. Recommend: VOTE YES

City of San Leandro
Measure NN: Tax on medical marijuana dispensaries. Recommend: VOTE YES

Measure OO: Business License Tax. Recommend: VOTE YES

Measure PP: Transient Occupancy Tax. Recommend: VOTE YES

City of Belmont
Measure I: Fix and maintain Belmont’s streets and city services. Recommend: VOTE YES

Santa Clara County
Measure A: Invest in Affordable Housing. Recommend: VOTE YES

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Measure B: Transportation Sales Tax. Recommend: VOTE YES

City of San Jose
Measure E: Opportunity to work ordinance. Recommend: VOTE YES

Measure F: Pension Modification. Recommend: VOTE YES

Measure G: Business Tax Modernization. Recommend: VOTE YES

Town of Los Gatos
Measure T: Short-term Rental Tax. Recommend: VOTE YES

Los Angeles
Measure RRR: Department of Water and Power Power Grab. Recommend: VOTE NO

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