Tuesday, November 07, 2006

How I Voted

Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) - lots of negatives, but a better upside than Angelides.
Lt. Governor: John Garamendi (D)
Secretary of State: Debra Bowen (D) - She wants to see accountability in electronic voting machines.
Controller: John Chiang (D)
Treasurer: Bill Lockyer (D)
Attorney General: Jerry Brown (D)
Insurance Commissioner: Steve Poizner (R) - Poizner seems decent for a Republican; he was behind last year's Prop 77, which was a redistricting plan I liked. My main criterion for this office is independence from the insurance companies, and the L.A. Times says that Cruz Bustamante hasn't returned the insurance contributions he pledged he would. Speaking of Cruz, his entire campaign revolved around the fact that he lost a lot of weight. Good for you, Cruz. Now get a real job.
Member, State Board of Equalization, 4th District: Judy Chu (D) - Married to Mike Eng (see below).
U.S. Senator: Dianne Feinstein (D) - I like her leadership on the environment.
U.S. Representative, 32nd District: Hilda L. Solis (D) - She and the Libertarian are the only ones on the ballot.
State Senator, 24th District: Gloria Romero (D)
Member of the State Assembly, 49th District: Mike Eng (D) - Married to Judy Chu, the termed-out incumbent for this seat.

Judicial Seats - I abstained from all of these.

State Measures (I figured the infrastructure bonds were the only ways these necessary improvements would be funded):
1A - Keep gas taxes for transportation - YES
1B - big transportation infrastructure bond - YES
1C - Affordable housing bond - NO
1D - School facilities bond - YES
1E - Flood prevention bond - YES
83 - Go way overboard in punishing sex offenders - NO
84 - Water quality, Flood control, etc. - YES
85 - Parental notification for abortions - YES
86 - Cigarette tax - NO
87 - Oil production tax - NO (alternative energy research will continue regardless)
88 - Small property tax to fund schools - NO (I like 1D better.)
89 - Corporate tax to publicly fund elections - NO (A better reform for third parties would be some form of instant runoff voting)
90 - Cripple local land use planning - FUCK NO

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