The vote-by-mail ballots dropped this week. Your Fresno County Democratic Party is here to help answer voter questions. Following our thorough endorsement process, we have endorsed the following candidates and measures:
Printable Endorsement Flyer (PDF)
In addition to voting, you can help by being a precinct leader—reaching out to fellow Democrats in your precinct. To learn more and to get all the materials that you need, contact Estella Kessler at 559-495-0606 or email@example.com.
Your Fresno County Democratic Party fights for Democratic values and supports candidates county-wide who stand up for Democratic principles. But we can’t do it without your financial help. Please pitch in today to help us make Fresno County blue from the ground up.
Thanks for your support of local Democrats.
–Michael D. Evans
Chair, Fresno County Democratic Party.
Here’s the full list of Democratic-endorsed candidates and proposition positions for the November 2014 election. Exercise your right… vote!
Secretary of State
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Board of Equalization District 1
U.S. Congress District 4
U.S. Congress District 16
U.S. Congress District 21
U.S. Congress District 22
State Senate District 8
State Senate District 12
State Senate District 14
State Assembly District 23
State Assembly District 31
Henry T. Perea:
Superior Court Judge
Board of Supervisors District 1
Board of Supervisors District 4
Fresno City Council District 1
Fresno County Board of Education District 1
State Center Community College District Trustee Area 5
Fresno Unified School District Trustee Area 1
Central Unified School District Trustee Area 1
Central Unified School District Trustee Area 2
Washington Unified School District Trustee Area 6
Selma City Council
Huron City Council
Daniel Tamayo Jr.
Democratic Positions on Propositions
Yes on Proposition 1 WATER QUALITY, SUPPLY, AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2014 (CALIFORNIA WATER BOND) — Language may change. Current version would authorize the issuance of $7.5 billion in bonds to finance a safe drinking water and water supply reliability program.
Yes on Proposition 2 STATE BUDGET. RAINY DAY FUND. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT – Increases amount of potential savings in the state ‘rainy day’ fund from 5% to 10% of the General Fund. Requires 3% of the general revenues to be deposited each year into the state ‘rainy day’ fund, except when revenues drop below last year’s budget, adjusted for population and inflation.
Yes on Proposition 45 APPROVAL OF HEALTHCARE INSURANCE CHANGES. INITIATIVE — Requires health insurance rate changes to be approved by Insurance Commissioner before taking effect. Requires sworn statement by health insurer as to accuracy of information submitted to Insurance Commissioner to justify rate changes.
Neutral on Proposition 46 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING OF DOCTORS. MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE INITIATIVE — Requires drug and alcohol testing of doctors and reporting of positive test to the California Medical Board. Requires Board to suspend doctor pending investigation of positive test and take disciplinary action if doctor was impaired while on duty. Requires doctors to report any other doctor suspected of drug or alcohol impairment or medical negligence. Requires health care practitioners to consult state prescription drug history database before prescribing certain controlled substances. Increases $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages in medical negligence lawsuits to account for inflation.
Yes on Proposition 47 CRIMINAL SENTENCES. MISDEMEANOR PENALTIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. — Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for petty theft, receiving stolen property, and forging/writing bad checks when value or amount involved is $950 or less. Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug possession offenses. Allows felony sentence for these offenses if person has previous conviction for crimes such as rape, murder or child molestation or is a registered sex offender. Requires resentencing for persons serving felony sentences for these offenses unless court finds unreasonable public safety risk.
Yes on Proposition 48 REFERENDUM TO OVERTURN INDIAN GAMING COMPACTS — This is a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature and the Governor. The law must then be approved by a majority of voters at the next statewide election to go into effect. The law ratifies two gaming compacts (with the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, and the Wiyot Tribe).