Today is Californias primary election 2006. the following is a compiling of the overall primary races save the many legislative races which were too combersome to make this post for more info please visit Elections & Voter Information
Proposition 82: Preschool Education. Tax on Incomes Over $400,000 for Individuals; $800,000 for Couples. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
SummaryEstablishes voluntary preschool education for all four-year olds. Funded by 1.7% tax on individual income over $400,000; couples' income over $800,000. Fiscal Impact: Increased annual revenues of $2.1 billion in 2007-08, growing with the economy in future years. All revenues would be spent on the new preschool program.
Follow the MoneyDetailed information about all contributors for and against Prop. 82 is available through Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign finance website. To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".
Major contributors supporting Prop. 82 as of May 14, 2006 include: California Teachers Association Issues PAC; California State Council of Service Employees Issue PAC; Rob Reiner and Michelle Singer Reiner, Producer, Castle Rock Entertainment, and Homemaker, Beverly Hills; Pat A. Stryker, Philanthropist, Fort Collins, CO; Carl Reiner, Entertainer, Beverly Hills; American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees; and Action Against Crime & Violence Fund, Washington, DC. In addition, a large number of smaller contributions have come from venture capitalists and individuals in the entertainment industry.
Major contributors opposing Prop. 82 as of May 14, 2006 include: Baron Real Estate, Inc., Redondo Beach; William K. Bowes, Founding Partner, U.S. Venture Partners, Menlo Park; Cypress Management Company, Inc., Los Angeles; California Business PAC; Charles B Johnson, Chairman, Franklin Resources, Inc., San Mateo; Franklin P. Johnson, General Partner, Asset Management Partners, Palo Alto; and Ameriquest Capital Corporation, Orange. In addition, a large number of smaller contributions have come from a variety of California businesses and business executives, including venture capitalists and investors.
Proposition 81: California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2006.
SummaryThis act provides for a bond issue in a amount not to exceed a total of six hundred million dollars ($600,000,000) to provide funds for the construction and renovation of public library facilities in order to expand access to reading and literacy programs in California's public education system and to expand access to public library services for all residents of California. Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $1.2 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($600 million) and interest ($570 million) costs of the bonds. One-time local costs (statewide) of about $320 million for local matching contributions.
Follow the MoneyDetailed information about all contributors for and against Prop. 81 is available through Cal-Access, the Secretary of State's campaign finance website. To view the most recent contributions, select a committee and click "Late and $5000+ Contributions Received".
Major contributors supporting Prop. 81 as of May 14, 2006 include: California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee; California Teachers Association Issues PAC; California Library Association; Friends of the San Francisco Public Library; American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees CA Issues; and Carl Corporation of Inwood, WV. In addition, a large number of smaller contributions have come from librarians and public library "Friends" associations.
There has been no money raised to oppose Prop. 81 as of 5/14/06.
Job Description As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges; Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation; Prepares and submits the annual state budget; and Mobilizes and directs state resources during
Jerald Robert Gerst
Frank A. Macaluso, Jr.
Jeffrey R. Burns
Robert C. Newman II
Edward C. Noonan
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Job Description Assumes the office and duties of Governor in the case of impeachment, death, resignation, removal from office, or absence from the state;Serves as President of and presides over the State Senate and has a tie-breaking vote;Chairs the Economic Development Commission, is a member of the State Lands Commission, and sits on the boards of the California university systems; and Serves as an ex-officio member of the California State World Trade Commission.
James D. King
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Stewart A. Alexander
Secretary of State
Job Description As the state's chief elections officer, administers and enforces election laws and keeps records of all campaign and lobbyist disclosure statements required under the Political Reform Act; Files official documents relating to corporations, trademarks, the Uniform Commercial Code, notaries public, and limited partnerships; Collects and preserves historically valuable papers and artifacts in the California State Archives; and Serves as an ex-officio member of the California State World Trade Commission.
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Job Description As the state's chief fiscal officer, acts as the state's accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds; Administers the state payroll system and unclaimed property laws; Serves on numerous boards and commissions including the Board of Equalization and the Board of Control; andConducts audits and reviews of state operations.
John Chiangwww.chiangforcalifornia.comMember, State Board of Equalization 8221 De Longpre Ave., #25, C/O Norman Chramoff, West Hollywood, CA 90046(323) 497-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Dunnwww.joedunn.orgState Senator P.O. Box 10451, Santa Ana, CA 92711(714) 621-0829 or email@example.com
Bret DavisBusinessman 704 Bounty Dr, #401, Foster City, CA 94404David Lawrence HarrisBusinessman 4780 Discovery Pt., Discovery Bay, CA 94514(925) 634-5691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Abel Maldonadowww.electabel.com Business Controller/Auditor P.O. Box 948, San Luis Obispo, CA 93902(805) 545-0600 or Info@electabel.com
Jim Stieringerwww.stieringer.comCity Treasurer 8174 Pasadena Ave., La Mesa, CA 91941(619) 466-0793 or email@example.com
Tony Stricklandwww.tonystrickland.comTaxpayer Organization President P.O. Box 1371, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358(805) 297-4529 or Info@TonyStrickland.com
Warren M. CampbellMinister P.O. Box 75, Kaweah, CA 93237 (559) 561-4860
Laura Wells www.laurawells.orgFinancial Systems Consultant P.O. Box 16025, Oakland, CA 94610(510) 986-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna TelloTax Accountant 13446 Poway Rd, #202, Poway, CA 92064(858) 486-2352 or email@example.com
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Elizabeth C. Barronwww.peaceandfreedom2006.org/candidates/ebarron/ Retired Teacher 640 S. 13th St., San Jose, CA 95112(408) 287-0101
Job Description As the state's banker, manages the state's investments; Administers the sale of state bonds and notes and is the investment officer for most state funds; Chairs or serves on several commissions, most of which relate to the marketing of bonds; and Pays out state funds when spent by the Controller and other state agencies.
Bill Lockyerwww.lockyerfortreasurer.comCalifornia Attorney General 1230 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 444-1755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Claude ParrishMember, State Board of Equalization P.O. Box 2427, Palos Verdes, CA 90274(562) 983-7855
Keith S. Richman www.keithrichman.comBusiness Owner/Assemblymember P.O. Box 4704, Chatsworth, CA 91313(888) 322-0055 or RichmanforTreasurer@KeithRichman.com
E. Justin NoonanComputer Technician 1561 N. Beale Rd., Marysville, CA 95901(530) 743-6878 or email@example.com
Mehul M. Thakkerwww.votethakker.comInvestment Advisor 815 Washington St., #52, Oakland, CA 94607(415) 305-3916 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marian SmithsonCity Treasurer/CPA 1677 Aspen Village Way, West Covina, CA 91791(626) 915-7666 or email@example.com
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Gerald Sanderswww.peaceandfreedom2006.org/candidates/gsanders/P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, CA 94623(510) 845-4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Description As the state's chief law officer, ensures that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced; Heads the Department of Justice, which is responsible for providing state legal services and support for local law enforcement; Acts as the chief counsel in state litigation; and Oversees law enforcement agencies, including District Attorneys and Sheriffs.
Jerry Brownwww.jerrybrown.orgOakland Mayor/Attorney 2633 Telegraph Ave., #302, Oakland, CA 94612(510) 628-0202 or email@example.com
Rocky Delgadillowww.rocky2006.com Prosecutor/City Attorney 4144 N Lankershim Blvd., #201, North Hollywood, CA 91602(818) 766-0165 or Info@Rocky2006.com
Chuck Poochigianwww.pooch4ag.comCalifornia Senator/Attorney P.O. Box 8446, Fresno, CA. 93747(559) 255-1699 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Sutton Wymanwww.votewyman.orgAttorney-At-LawP.O. Box 9380, San Rafael, CA 94912(415) 785-3448
Kenneth A. Weissmanwww.electkenweissman.comAttorney-At-Law 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 850, Beverly Hills, CA. 90211(323) 655-4529 or CalAG2006@yahoo.com
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Jack Harrisonwww.peaceandfreedom2006.org/candidates/jharrison/ Attorney/Rent Commissioner 1312 Cornell Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702(510) 333-7832
Job Description Oversees and directs all functions of the Department of Insurance; Licenses, regulates, and examines insurance companies; Answers public questions and complaints regarding the insurance industry; and Enforces the laws of the California Insurance Code and adopts regulations to implement the laws.
Cruz BustamanteCalifornia Lt. Governor1114 State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 441-1175 or email@example.com
John Kraftwww.ic-johnkraft.com Insurance Healthcare Consultant 1441 Huntington Dr., Ste. 209. South Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 284-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Poiznerwww.joinsteve.comBusinessman/Entrepreneur P.O. Box 508, Los Altos, CA 94023(650) 962-0189 or email@example.com
Jay Earl BurdenStudent 1210 E. 22nd St., Marysville, CA 95901(530) 713-1393 or JayDawg1981@yahoo.com
Larry Cafierowww.votecafiero.comNewspaper Editor P.O. Box 203, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-0203(831) 438-1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale F. Ogdenwww.dalefogden.orgActuary/Insurance Consultant 3620 Almeria St., San Pedro, CA 90731(310) 547-1595 or email@example.com
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Tom Conditwww.tomcondit.orgWriter 2124 Kittredge St., #174, Berkeley, CA 94704(510) 845-4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Senate Race
Martin Luther Churchwww.churchforsenate.comRetired Program Manager 6697 E. Woodbridge Rd., Acampo, CA 95220(209) 369-7381
Dianne Feinstein www.dianne2006.comUnited States Senator P.O. Box 67457, Los Angeles, CA 91502(310) 556-8683 or email@example.com
Colleen FernaldMother/Artist/Entreprenuer P.O. Box 30, Sebastopol, CA 95473(707) 876-9610 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard "Dick" Mountjoy www.mountjoyforsenate.comImmigration Control Consultant P.O. Box 877, Monrovia, CA 91017(626) 357-8237 or email@example.com
Don Grundmannwww.truthusa.org Doctor of Chiropractic 425 E. Merle Ct., San Leandro, CA 94577(510) 433-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Chretienwww.todd4senate.orgWriter 1710 Broadway, #1214, Sacramento, CA 95818(510) 590-6073 or email@example.com
Tian Harterwww.tianharter.orgCommunity Volunteer P. O. Box 391854, Mountain View CA 94039-1854(650) 964-6481
Kent P. Mesplaywww.mesplay.orgInspector, A.P.C.D.8556 Lynx Rd., San Diego, CA 92126-1827(858) 586-2686 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael S. Mettiwww.mettiforsenate.comParent/Educator/Businessman1072 Nugent Ct., El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 277-7127 or email@example.com
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Marsha Feinlandwww.feinlandforsenate.orgRetired Teacher 2124 Kittredge St., #174, Berkeley, CA 94703(510) 845-4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org
My picks are:
Arnold Schwarzenegger GOVERNOR
Tom McClintock LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Bruce Mc Pherson SECRETARY OF STATE
Keith Richman TREASURER
Chuck Poochigian ATTORNEY GENERAL
Steve Poizner INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Tony Strickland CONTROLLER
Ed Royce District 40
If you're a registered voter in California please take a few minutes to consider the candidates, then GET OUT AND VOTE!