Lincoln Club Voter Guide June 8th, 2010
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Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner is our recommended candidate. Steve is a tough conservative, successful business owner and classroom teacher. He understands clearly how big California’s problems are, and he is fearlessly committed to doing whatever it takes to fix our State.
State Senator Sam Aanestad is the only conservative on the ballot. His opponent has consistently joined with the Governor to raise taxes and spending.
We recommend John Eastman, one of the most respected constitutional attorneys in the nation.
Congressional District 19
The Lincoln Club was unable to reach a consensus, but we agreed that either Former Fresno Mayor Jim Patterson or former Member of Congress Richard Pombo would be the best choice. State Senator Jeff Denham voted for two State budgets that directly created the mess California is in today. His negative attacks in this campaign have been both disappointing and false.
Congressional District 20
Andy Vidak is a farmer who lives in the heart of this District, a strong conservative in what will be a national battleground in the fall. He is incumbent Democrat Jim Costa’s worse nightmare.
Assembly District 29
Dr. Linda Halderman is our choice in this district. She has a solid background as a physician and surgeon, and has demonstrated a detailed understanding of the critical issues facing California. She has committed to end the cycle of bad budgets and higher taxes in Sacramento.
Assembly District 30
David Valadao is running for the seat being vacated by Danny Gilmore, and he’ll be one of the top statewide targets for conservative and GOP support this fall. He’s a dairyman, small businessman and ready to lead in Sacramento.
Fresno City Council District 3
Doug Vagim’s exceptional fiscal conservatism and understanding of the City’s budget issues make him the clear choice in District 3
Fresno City Council District 7
Former KMPH Newscaster Clint Olivier brings a solid work ethic and commitment to business development for Fresno for this seat being vacated by liberal Democrat Henry T. Perea.
Fresno County Supervisor District 1
Conservative stalwart and farmer Phil Larson will defend this seat against the SEI union candidate. This is a must win for the County Board to keep its current conservative tilt.
Fresno County Supervisor District 4
Judy Case seeks re-election in this Southeast Fresno County District. The unions are targeting her for defeat so they can gain control of the Board. We cannot let that happen.
Madera County Sheriff
John Anderson – well respected throughout the valley can across the State, we highly recommend re-election for Sheriff Anderson.
Fresno City Measure A – Recommend YES Vote
A YES vote will amend the City Charter Section 1504 to delay the expansion of the Fresno City council from 7 Districts to 9 Districts until the city population reaches 650,000. We DO NOT need two more Council seats!
Statewide Ballot Measures
Proposition 13. LIMITS ON PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT. SEISMIC RETROFITTING OF EXISTING BUILDINGS. Vote YES. This initiative accomplishes vital cleanup of property tax codes by providing an exemption from reassessment for seismic retrofits.
Proposition 14. ELECTIONS. INCREASES RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN PRIMARY ELECTIONS. Vote NO. Changes the primary election process for congressional, statewide, and legislative races. Allows all voters to choose any candidate regardless of the candidate’s or voter’s political party preference. Ensures that the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the general election ballot regardless of party preference.
Effectively eliminates third party candidates from appearing on General election ballots, and will allow Democrats to pick Republican nominees in primarie
Proposition 15. CALIFORNIA FAIR ELECTIONS ACT. Vote NO. Repeals ban on public funding of political campaigns. Creates a voluntary system for candidates for Secretary of State to qualify for a public campaign grant if they agree to limitations on spending and private contributions. Each candidate demonstrating enough public support would receive same amount. Participating candidates would be prohibited from raising or spending money beyond the grant.
Allows any local government and the state legislature to create full public funding of all political campaigns, without future public vote. Allows the State Legislature to fund public campaigns with general fund dollars. Ridiculous and unnecessary.
Proposition 16. IMPOSES NEW TWO-THIRDS VOTER APPROVAL REQUIREMENT FOR LOCAL PUBLIC ELECTRICITY PROVIDERS. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Vote NO. Requires two-thirds voter approval before local governments provide electricity service to new customers or establish a community choice electricity program using public funds or bonds. Protects the PG & E monopoly utility from the single source of competition it may have. Government already has to get a 2/3 vote for any General Obligation Bonds, including general obligation bonds to fund new electricity projects so this measure is redundant and unnecessary.
Proposition 17. ALLOWS AUTO INSURANCE COMPANIES TO BASE THEIR PRICES IN PART ON A DRIVER’S HISTORY OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Vote YES. Permits companies to reduce or increase cost of insurance depending on whether driver has a history of continuous insurance coverage and has the effect of making some auto insurance discounts portable if you change insurance companies.
Lincoln Club of Fresno County
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Fresno, CA 93729-8906