This is a reminder to please vote tomorrow, June 3rd. I do not have a media update, but I’m finishing up my recommendations.
BONUS: With every election cycle, I receive a number of telephone calls and e-mails asking me how I would vote in the upcoming election. Today I am providing my suggestions on the State Propositions and the Judgeship races.
For countywide races, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Cinco de Mayo — May 5, 2014 and MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Supervisorial Races — May 16, 2014. For the state wide races, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Feet to the Fire — May 1, 2014. For the Congressional and State Legislative races (although there are no endorsements), see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Star Wars Day — May 4, 2014.
My voter’s guide is rather simple to understand. As a life-long Republican and a former member of the Orange County and California Republican Central Committees, I am only permitted to endorse or recommend Republicans. However, I will note where there may be a deviation, as it is better to have a good Independent than a bad Republican.
If I have definitely endorsed a particular candidate, then that candidate’s name will be in bold. If there are two or more qualified candidates and one would be a good second choice, those candidate’s names will be in italics. If I have no position or am very neutral, then the candidates will be in normal print. Names will be provided in alphabetical order. Where applicable, I will provide a brief analysis.
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT – OFFICE NO. 14
Kenneth C. “KC” Jones
Thomas E. Martin
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT – OFFICE NO. 20
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT – OFFICE NO. 27
No Republicans in this race. Joanne Motoike is the incumbent and a Democrat. Wayne Philips is a No Party Preference.
JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT – OFFICE NO. 35
PROPOSITION 41 – VETERANS HOUSING AND HOMELESS PREVENTION BOND ACT OF 2014 = NO
This is a re-designation of previously approved debt. I support veterans and addressing homelessness. However, I do not support incurring debt, especially when the issuer, the State of California, cannot afford to make payments on more borrowings.
PROPOSITION 42 – PUBLIC RECORDS, OPEN MEETINGS, STATE REIMBURSEMENT TO LOCAL AGENCIES = NO
The State of California is years behind in reimbursing its counties for costs they have incurred to fulfill state mandates (a portion of the borrowings I am referring to in the Prop. 41 explanation above). Now the state wants to stop future reimbursements altogether. This is analogous to cosigning a loan and having the borrower stop making payments and forcing you to make them. Instead, the state should discontinue mandates that it will not pay for. The state should not force others to pick up the tab.
MEASURE A – REQUIRE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PAY THEIR OWN PENSIONS = YES
This is something that I did voluntarily. Somehow, the idea of making it mandatory was important to a few of my colleagues.
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