Barb’s Voting Guide for CA Republicans JUNE 5, 2012

FOR REPUBLICAN VOTERS ONLY:

President:  Now is the opportunity to vote for whomever you would like to see; it is unlikely to count for anything in California for this primary, except for bragging rights, i.e.  “I got __% of the CA vote.”               

38th AD Republican Central Committee (attached is info about this unusual race  that usually isn’t even on the ballot; but is important this time):

Wendy Albright

BJ Atkins

Mary Katie Varner

Adam Gregory

Joe Messina

Carlo Basail

Mary Mark Haggard or Tana Lampton or Pepper Parkinson

 

FOR ANY & EVERY VOTER:

US Senator:

Elizabeth Emken is the CA Rep. Party endorsed candidate

Al Ramirez has been endorsed by two of the larger Republican clubs in California (CRA, and CCR) I heard him speak articulately on a wide range of subjects on 5/22/12; he’s got my vote; he’s 44, single and dating the same woman for nine years says he when I asked him.

 

US Congress:

Buck McKeon is our long term (20 yr) incumbent; chairmen of the House Armed Services committee; nice guy, been in there a long time; I’m not thrilled that he seems to desire a local political “machine” with his wife running for the State Assembly and four of the people on OUR Republican Central Committee slate are on his or his wife’s PAID STAFF

Dante Acosta, father of Rudy Acosta who was killed in Afghanistan last year; local businessman, investment advice; attends Santa Clarita Baptist Church; it’s “Dante and Goliath”

 

State Assembly:

38th:  SCOTT WILK  — most articulate, best qualified.

 

State Senate:

Steve Knight  District 21

Todd Zink District 27

 

JUDGES http://www.judgevoterguide.com/ :

[where there is a 2nd person, Craig Huey ranks that person higher on his scale]

Sean Coen 133

Sanjay Kumar 138

Lynn Olson 140

Shannon Knight 143 (“Lifelong Democrat” says she) or Andrea Thompson 145

James Otto 148  or Kenneth Hughey 147

Eric Harmon 152 (“Lifelong Democrat” says he) or Parseghian 151

 

District Attorney:

Alan Jackson

 

Supervisor:

Michael Antonovich

 

I have not personally read these Measures:

State Measures:

#28     NO – doesn’t really fix anything; the term limits has not been the help it was intended to be; don’t need to change it in this way

#29     NO  is the CRP recommendation, “Big Tobacco” is behind the NO ads—but do we really need this bill?

 

County Measures:

H:         (a yes keeps it at 12%, a no reverts to 1983’s 10%)

L:          (not really sure on this one, seems to hit one group pretty hard; county gets lots of millions from it)

Continues to give a lot of money to LA County so yes if you want to help the county; no if you oppose taxes, certain ones anyway

 

 

 

California’s First Open Primary – June 5, 2012

It’s a rule isn’t it, that in the last month before an election the time goes twice as fast if you are a candidate or are working for a candidate? There are simply not enough hours in the days for all the work that could be done. Hence, the reason for so much fund raising in politics, which then gives the candidates the money for more ways to get their message out. But where do they get their money? That is a key issue in campaign finance, but that is for another day.

We are on the eve of an historic California election–and why is this one any different? Our vote will send the top two vote-getters, when just one will be eventually elected to an office, on to the general election in November. For the first time there will be some races in November with both candidates coming from the same party, or potentially, theoretically, from neither major party. Californians bought the line that a so-called “open primary” of this sort will be good for the state. Time will tell.

Please do your part and VOTE — preferably Republican on Tuesday, June 5, 2012