Election Endorsements

Sacramento Bee election endorsements for Nov. 8

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. MCT

Here are the recommendations from The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board for the Nov. 8 election:

Federal, state candidates

President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Kamala Harris

Congressional District 7: Rep. Ami Bera

Congressional District 10: Michael Eggman (Modesto Bee)

State Senate, District 3: Bill Dodd

California ballot measures

Proposition 51: A costly school bond. No

Proposition 52: Additional revenue for hospitals. Yes

Proposition 53: Complicates infrastructure projects. No

Proposition 54: Improves legislative transparency. Yes

Proposition 55: Extends income tax hike on wealthy people. Yes

Proposition 56: Raises tobacco and e-cigarette taxes. Yes

Proposition 57: Helps rehabilitate prisoners. Yes

Proposition 58: Restores bilingual education. Yes

Proposition 59: Urges Citizens United be overturned. Yes.

Proposition 60: Requires condom use in adult films. No

Proposition 61: Changes prescription drug pricing. No

Proposition 62: Abolishes the death penalty. Yes

Proposition 63: Changes gun control laws. Yes

Proposition 64: Legalizes, commercializes marijuana use. No

Proposition 65: Alters state law on plastic bags. No

Proposition 66: Seeks to speed death sentences. No

Proposition 67: Maintains state ban on plastic bags. Yes


Measure L: Sacramento redistricting. Yes

Measure B: Transportation tax in Sacramento County. Yes

Measure M: Transportation tax in Placer County. Yes

Citrus Heights City Council: Jeff Slowey, Rick Doyle

Rocklin City Council: Greg Janda, Dave Butler, Mike Mattos

Roseville City Council: Bonnie Gore, Scott Alvord and John Allard

Folsom City Council: Jeff Starsky, Ernie Sheldon

Sacramento County supervisor, District 4: Mike Kozlowski

El Dorado County supervisor, District 1: John Hidahl

Natomas School Board: Susan Heredia, Scott Dosick and Micah Grant

Davis school board: Alan Fernandes, Bob Poppenga

Davis Measure H: Yes

West Sacramento City Council: Beverly “Babs” Sandeen, Quirina Orozco

Elk Grove mayor: Steve Ly

Elk Grove city council: Darren Suen, Maureen Craft

Elk Grove School Board: Tony Perez, Chet Madison, Nancy Chaires Espinoza and Carmine Forcina

Elk Grove Measure M: Yes

Los Rios Community College Board: John Knight, Ruth Scribner, Pamela Haynes, Valarie Jean Martin

A note about endorsements

The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board generally does not endorse when a candidate essentially is assured of victory.

However, we recommend the re-election of Reps. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, and Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, and Assemblymen Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, and Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove. Each has little chance of losing. The same is true of Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, running for a Yolo County-area Assembly seat.

It’s also the case for Rancho Cordova City Council, where incumbents Robert McGarvey, David Sander and Donald Terry are seeking re-election.

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