Tuesday, June 06, 2006

June 2006 Primary Election, CA.

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.

Governor

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
emergencies.

Democratic

Phil Angelides
Barbara Becnel
Joe Brouillette
Jerald Robert Gerst
Vibert Greene
Frank A. Macaluso, Jr.
Michael Strimling
Steve Westly
Republican
Jeffrey R. Burns
Bill Chambers
Robert C. Newman II
Arnold Schwarzenegger

American Independent
Edward C. Noonan

Green
Peter Camejo

Libertarian
Art Olivier

Peace and Freedom
Janice Jordan

Lieutenant Governor

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.

Democratic

Liz Figueroa
John Garamendi
Jackie Speier

Republican

Tony Farmer
Tom McClintock
American Independent
James D. King
Green- Donna J. Warren

Libertarian
Lynnette Marie Shaw

Peace and Freedom
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.

Democratic

Debra Bowen
Deborah Ortiz

Republican
Bruce McPherson

Green
Forrest Hill

Libertarian
Gail Lightfoot

Peace and Freedom
Margie Akin


Controller

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.

Democratic

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 nchramoff@yahoo.com

Joe Dunnwww.joedunn.orgState Senator P.O. Box 10451, Santa Ana, CA 92711(714) 621-0829 or joe@joedunn2006.com

Republican

Bret DavisBusinessman 704 Bounty Dr, #401, Foster City, CA 94404David Lawrence HarrisBusinessman 4780 Discovery Pt., Discovery Bay, CA 94514(925) 634-5691 or dhdisbay@comcast.net

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 stieringer@cox.net

Tony Stricklandwww.tonystrickland.comTaxpayer Organization President P.O. Box 1371, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358(805) 297-4529 or Info@TonyStrickland.com

American Independent

Warren M. CampbellMinister P.O. Box 75, Kaweah, CA 93237 (559) 561-4860
Green

Laura Wells www.laurawells.orgFinancial Systems Consultant P.O. Box 16025, Oakland, CA 94610(510) 986-0879 or info@laurawells.org

Libertarian

Donna TelloTax Accountant 13446 Poway Rd, #202, Poway, CA 92064(858) 486-2352 or donnatello4cacontoller@yahoo.com

Peace and Freedom

Elizabeth C. Barronwww.peaceandfreedom2006.org/candidates/ebarron/ Retired Teacher 640 S. 13th St., San Jose, CA 95112(408) 287-0101


Treasurer

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.

Democratic

Bill Lockyerwww.lockyerfortreasurer.comCalifornia Attorney General 1230 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 444-1755 or info@lockyerfortreasurer.com

Republican

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

American Independent

E. Justin NoonanComputer Technician 1561 N. Beale Rd., Marysville, CA 95901(530) 743-6878 or ejnoonan@4xtreme.org

Green

Mehul M. Thakkerwww.votethakker.comInvestment Advisor 815 Washington St., #52, Oakland, CA 94607(415) 305-3916 or info@votethakker.com

Libertarian

Marian SmithsonCity Treasurer/CPA 1677 Aspen Village Way, West Covina, CA 91791(626) 915-7666 or mariansway@earthlink.net

Peace and Freedom

Gerald Sanderswww.peaceandfreedom2006.org/candidates/gsanders/P.O. Box 24764, Oakland, CA 94623(510) 845-4360 or sanders@peaceandfreedom.org

Attorney General

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.

Democratic

Jerry Brownwww.jerrybrown.orgOakland Mayor/Attorney 2633 Telegraph Ave., #302, Oakland, CA 94612(510) 628-0202 or info@jerrybrown.org

Rocky Delgadillowww.rocky2006.com Prosecutor/City Attorney 4144 N Lankershim Blvd., #201, North Hollywood, CA 91602(818) 766-0165 or Info@Rocky2006.com

Republican

Chuck Poochigianwww.pooch4ag.comCalifornia Senator/Attorney P.O. Box 8446, Fresno, CA. 93747(559) 255-1699 or campaign@poochigian.com

Green

Michael Sutton Wymanwww.votewyman.orgAttorney-At-LawP.O. Box 9380, San Rafael, CA 94912(415) 785-3448

Libertarian

Kenneth A. Weissmanwww.electkenweissman.comAttorney-At-Law 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 850, Beverly Hills, CA. 90211(323) 655-4529 or CalAG2006@yahoo.com

Peace and Freedom

Jack Harrisonwww.peaceandfreedom2006.org/candidates/jharrison/ Attorney/Rent Commissioner 1312 Cornell Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702(510) 333-7832


Insurance Commissioner

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.

Democratic

Cruz BustamanteCalifornia Lt. Governor1114 State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814(916) 441-1175 or tagostino4cmb@aol.com

John Kraftwww.ic-johnkraft.com Insurance Healthcare Consultant 1441 Huntington Dr., Ste. 209. South Pasadena, CA 91030 (626) 284-2813 or jhkraft@pacbell.net

Republican

Steve Poiznerwww.joinsteve.comBusinessman/Entrepreneur P.O. Box 508, Los Altos, CA 94023(650) 962-0189 or info@joinsteve.com

American Independent

Jay Earl BurdenStudent 1210 E. 22nd St., Marysville, CA 95901(530) 713-1393 or JayDawg1981@yahoo.com

Green

Larry Cafierowww.votecafiero.comNewspaper Editor P.O. Box 203, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-0203(831) 438-1401 or larry4inscomm@earthlink.net

Libertarian

Dale F. Ogdenwww.dalefogden.orgActuary/Insurance Consultant 3620 Almeria St., San Pedro, CA 90731(310) 547-1595 or dfo@dalefogden.org

Peace and Freedom

Tom Conditwww.tomcondit.orgWriter 2124 Kittredge St., #174, Berkeley, CA 94704(510) 845-4360 or condit@peaceandfreedom.org

U.S. Senate Race

Democratic

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 info@dianne2006.com

Colleen FernaldMother/Artist/Entreprenuer P.O. Box 30, Sebastopol, CA 95473(707) 876-9610 or colleenfernald@earthlink.net

Republican

Richard "Dick" Mountjoy www.mountjoyforsenate.comImmigration Control Consultant P.O. Box 877, Monrovia, CA 91017(626) 357-8237 or info@mountjoyforsenate.com

American Independent

Don Grundmannwww.truthusa.org Doctor of Chiropractic 425 E. Merle Ct., San Leandro, CA 94577(510) 433-7000 or stoptheirs@aol.com

Green

Todd Chretienwww.todd4senate.orgWriter 1710 Broadway, #1214, Sacramento, CA 95818(510) 590-6073 or toddchretien@mac.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 kmesplay@msn.com

Libertarian

Michael S. Mettiwww.mettiforsenate.comParent/Educator/Businessman1072 Nugent Ct., El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 277-7127 or metti2@cox.net

Peace and Freedom

Marsha Feinlandwww.feinlandforsenate.orgRetired Teacher 2124 Kittredge St., #174, Berkeley, CA 94703(510) 845-4360 or feinland@peaceandfreedom.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!

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