Endorsements – November 4, 2008 Elections

Endorsements and Results for the November 4, 2008 Elections

Click here to download the official Los Angeles County Democratic Party Voter Guide

Election results cited below are unofficial results as of November 24, 2008 and are subject to change pending the completion of vote counting.


WON – Proposition 1A YES – Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act
Vote Yes on Prop 1A to bring Californians a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to soaring gasoline prices, freeway congestion, and rising airfares

WON – Proposition 2 YES – Stop Cruelty to Farm Animals
Vote Yes on Prop 2 to stop cruelty to farm animals to improve our health and food safety

WON – Proposition 3 – YES – Children’s Hospital Bond Act
Vote Yes on Prop 3 to help children’s hospitals build more capacity and acquire the latest technology to help all of our children without raising taxes

WON – Proposition 4 NO – Put Teens at Risk Act
Vote No on Prop 4 because it jeopardizes the health and safety of teenage girls and may create life-threatening risks

LOST – Proposition 5 – YES – Nonviolent Drug Offender Rehabilitation Act
Vote Yes on Prop 5 to help reduce prison overcrowding, save tax dollars, and rehabilitate young nonviolent offenders

WON – Proposition 6 NO – Ineffective Prison and Crime Reform
Vote No on Prop 6 because it threatens funds for other critical programs and disrupts existing crime prevention efforts

WON – Proposition 7 – NO – Another Costly and Risky Energy Scheme
Vote No on Prop 7 – it’s bankrolled by an out-of-state billionaire; it will disrupt renewable energy development, drive out small energy businesses, cause higher bills, and may lead to another energy crisis

LOST – Proposition 8 – NO – Don’t Eliminate Marriage for Anyone
Vote No on Prop 8 and stop the attempt to take away the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry

LOST – Proposition 9 – NO – Misguided and Unnecessary Prison Reform
Vote No on Prop 9 because it’s an expensive, unnecessary initiative that duplicates current victims’ rights laws and increases taxpayers’ expense

PASSED – Proposition 10 – NEUTRAL – Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy Bond

LOST – Proposition 11 NO – Stop Another Political Power Grab!
Prop 11 is a deceitful political shell game with a hidden agenda that creates a complicated and unrepresentative redistricting process and is primarily funded by Republicans

WON – Proposition 12 YES – Veteran’s Bond Act of 2008
Vote Yes on Prop 12 to keep California’s promise to veterans by helping them obtain low-interest home loans with no taxpayer expense

CANDIDATES (* Incumbent)

U.S. Congress
LOST – CD 25 Jackie Conaway
LOST – CD 26 Russ Warner
WON – CD 27 Brad Sherman*
WON – CD 28 Howard Berman*
WON – CD 29 Adam Schiff*
WON – CD 30 Henry Waxman*
WON – CD 31 Xavier Becerra*
WON – CD 32 Hilda Solis*
WON – CD 33 Diane Watson*
WON – CD 34 Lucille Roybal-Allard*
WON – CD 35 Maxine Waters*
WON – CD 36 Jane Harman*
WON – CD 37 Laura Richardson*
WON – CD 38 Grace Napolitano*
WON – CD 39 Linda Sanchez*
LOST – CD 42 Edwin Chau
LOST – CD 46 Debbie Cook

State Senate
LOST – SD 17 Bruce McFarland
PENDING – SD 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson
WON – SD 21 Carol Liu
WON – SD 23 Fran Pavley
WON – SD 25 Rod Wright
WON – SD 27 Alan Lowenthal*
LOST – SD 29 Joseph Lyons

State Assembly
LOST – AD 36 Linda Jones
LOST – AD 37 Ferial Masry
LOST – AD 38 Carole Lutness
WON – AD 39 Felipe Fuentes*
WON – AD 40 Bob Blumenfield
WON – AD 41 Julia Brownley*
WON – AD 42 Mike Feuer*
WON – AD 43 Paul Krekorian*
WON – AD 44 Anthony Portantino*
WON – AD 45 Kevin De Leon*
WON – AD 46 John A. Perez
WON – AD 47 Karen Bass*
WON – AD 48 Mike Davis*
WON – AD 49 Mike Eng*
WON – AD 50 Hector De La Torre*
WON – AD 51 Curren Price*
WON – AD 52 Isadore Hall
WON – AD 53 Ted Lieu*
WON – AD 54 Bonnie Lowenthal
WON – AD 55 Warren Furutani*
WON – AD 56 Tony Mendoza*
WON – AD 57 Ed Hernandez*
WON – AD 58 Charles Calderon*
LOST – AD 59 Don Williamson
LOST – AD 60 Diane Singer
WON – AD 61 Norma Torres

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
WON – Dist. 2 Mark Ridley-Thomas

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges
WON – Office No. 72 Hilleri Grossman Merritt
LOST – Office No. 82 Cynthia Loo
LOST – Office No. 84 Lori-Ann C. Jones
LOST – Office No. 94 C. Edward Mack
LOST – Office No. 154 Rocky L. Crabb

Alhambra City Council
LOST – Dist. 4 Efren Moreno

Beach Cities Health District Board
WON – Marie Corr
WON – Robert Grossman
WON – Vanessa Poster*

Central Basin Municipal Water District Board
WON – Div. 4 Rudy Montalvo*
LOST – Div. 5 Mason Buchanan Inocentes

Downey City Council
WON – Dist. 5 Luis Marquez

Pomona Mayor and City Council
WON – Mayor Elliott Rothman
WON – Dist. 1 Danielle Soto
LOST – Dist. 4 Primo Castro
LOST – Dist. 6 Danilet “Dani” Querubin

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board
WON – Div. 3 Joseph Reichenberger

Santa Monica City Council
WON – Richard Bloom*
WON – Ken Genser*
WON – Bobby Shriver*
LOST – Ted Winterer

Santa Monica Community College Board
WON – Susan Aminoff*
WON – Margaret Quinones-Perez*
WON – Rob Rader*

Santa Monica-Malibu School Board
WON – Ben Allen
PENDING – Chris Bley
WON – Maria Leon-Vasquez*
WON – Ralph Mechur* (2-year term)

Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board
WON – Div. 2 Charles Trevino

Water Replenishment District of Southern California Board
LOST – Div. 2 Peter Manghera
LOST – Div. 5 Linda Unruh Fuentes

West Basin Municipal Water District Board
Div. 3 No Endorsement
WON – Div. 5 Don Dear*


Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District
WON – Measure CFYES – School Improvement Bond

Alhambra Unified School District
WON – Measure MM
YES – Neighborhood Elementary Schools Health, Safety and Repair Bond

City of Beverly Hills
PENDING – Measure H
NO – Revitalization of Beverly Hilton Hotel Site

Beverly Hills Unified School District
WON – Measure EYES – School Safety, Security and Repair Bond

Bonita Unified School District
WON – Measure AB
YES – Building for Student Success Improvement Bond

Centinela Valley Union High School District
WON – Measure CVYES – Centinela High School Improvement Bond

City of Commerce
PENDING – Recall NO – Recall of Mayor Tina Baca Del Rio
WON – RecallNO – Recall of Councilmember Robert Fierro

City of El Monte
LOST – Measure GGNO – Essential City Services Preservation and Protection Sales and Use Tax

El Monte City Elementary School District
WON – Measure KCYES – El Monte Elementary School Repair and Upgrade Measure Bond

El Monte Union High School District
PASSED – Measure D – NEUTRAL – School Improvement Bond

El Segundo Unified School District
WON – Measure MYES – School Improvement Bond

City of Hawthorne
WON – Measure VYES – Communication Users Tax

City of Inglewood
WON – Measure UUTYES – Communications Users Tax Rate Reduction and Modernization

City of Lakewood
WON – Measure L
YES – Telephone Users Tax Update

City of Long Beach
WON – Measure GYES – Telephone Users Tax Update
WON – Measure IYES – Funding for Bond Repayment

Long Beach Unified School District
WON – Measure KYES – Classroom Repair, Student Safety Bond

City of Los Angeles
WON – Proposition AYES – Gang & Youth Violence Prevention, After-School and Job Training Programs Parcel Tax
WON – Proposition BYES – Update of Low Rent Housing Authorization

Los Angeles Community College District
WON – Measure JYES – Local Community College Classroom Repair, Public Safety, Nursing and Job Training Bond

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
WON – Measure RYES – Traffic Relief, Rail Extensions, Reduction of Foreign Oil Dependence Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

Los Angeles County – Unincorporated Areas
WON – Measure UYES – Utility Users’ Tax Continuation

Los Angeles Unified School District
WON – Measure QYES – Safe, Healthy Neighborhood Schools Bond

City of Lynwood
LOST – Measure CNO – Term Limits
WON – Measure IIYES – Ratification of Existing Utility User’s Tax

Manhattan Beach Unified School District
WON – Measure BBYES – Mira Costa High School Rehabilitation Bond

City of Maywood
WON – Measure MCNO – Transactions and Use Tax

Mt. San Antonio Community College District
WON – Measure RRYES – Classroom Repair, Education Improvement, Public Safety, Job Training

Pasadena Unified School District
WON – Measure TTYES – School Improvements Bond

City of Pico Rivera
WON – Measure PYES – The Pico Rivera City Services Protection Measure (Sales Tax Increase)

City of Pomona
LOST – Measure PCYES – Temporary Utility User Tax Increase

Pomona Unified School District
WON – Measure PSYES – School Improvement Bond

City of Redondo Beach
FAILED – Measure DD – NEUTRAL – Voter Approval of Specified Changes in Allowable Land Use
PENDING – Measure EE – NEUTRAL – Voter Approval for Changes in Land Use/Development Standards

City of Rosemead
WON – Measure CCNO – City Charter Adoption

Rosemead Elementary School District
WON – Measure OYES – School Improvement Bond

City of San Gabriel
WON – Measure SGNO – Utility Users Tax Amendment

Santa Clarita Valley Sanitation District
WON – Measure SYES – Removal of “Salt-Based” Water Softeners

City of Santa Monica
LOST – Proposition TYES – Commercial Development Limits
WON – Proposition SMYES – Telecommunications Tax

Santa Monica Community College District
WON – Measure AAYES – Santa Monica College Career and Educational Improvements Bond

City of South Pasadena
WON – Measure SP
YES – Amended Redevelopment Plan for Downtown Revitalization

Torrance Unified School District
WON – Measure YYES – School Safety and Core Academic Facilities Bond
WON – Measure ZYES – Education Upgrades Bond

Victor Valley Community College District
WON – Measure JJYES – Victor Valley College Public Safety, Health Care Job Training Bond

Westside Union Elementary School District
WON – Measure WSYES – School Improvement Bond

Whittier Union High School District
WON – Measure WYES – School Improvement Bond

William S. Hart Union High School District
WON – Measure SAYES – School Improvement Bond

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