Endorsements

The Santa Clara County Democratic Party endorses candidates in local non-partisan races (city councils, school boards, etc). The Santa Clara County Democratic Party recommends voting for the following candidates and measures.

  • November 2016 Statewide Initiatives

    • PROP 51: KINDERGARTEN THROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE PUBLIC EDUCATION FACILITIES BOND ACT OF 2016. Authorizes and issues $9 billion in bonds. SUPPORT
    • PROP 52: CALIFORNIA MEDI-CAL HOSPITAL REIMBURSEMENT INITIATIVE. SUPPORT
    • PROP 53: VOTER APPROVAL FOR REVENUE BONDS. OPPOSE
    • PROP 54: AMENDMENT TO LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS PROCEDURES. OPPOSE
    • PROP 55: EXTENSION OF TAXES ON HIGH INCOMES TO FUND EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE. SUPPORT
    • PROP 56: INCREASE IN CALIFORNIA TOBACCO TAXES. SUPPORT
    • PROP 57: REFORM OF CRIMINAL SENTENCING, PAROLE, and JUVINILE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS. SUPPORT
    • PROP 58: ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION. SUPPORT
    • PROP 59: OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED ADVISORY QUESTION. SUPPORT
    • PROP 60: THE CALIFORNIA SAFER SEX IN THE ADULT FILM INDUSTRY ACT. OPPOSE
    • PROP 62: THE JUSTICE THAT WORKS ACT OF 2016. Death penalty repeal. SUPPORT
    • PROP 63: GUN SAFETY MEASURES. SUPPORT
    • PROP 64: CONTROL, REGULATE AND TAX ADULT USE OF MARIJUANA ACT. Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law. SUPPORT
    • PROP 66: DEATH PENALTY REFORM AND SAVINGS ACT OF 2016. Limits inmate appeals and expedites executions. OPPOSE
    • PROP 67: BAN ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS. SUPPORT
  • June 2016 Ballot Measures

    The Santa Clara County Democratic Party urges a YES vote on each of the following ballot measures:

    • Measure AA: Parcel Tax for San Francisco Bay restoration
    • Measure A: Santa Clara County Park Charter Fund Transfer
    • Measure B: San Jose Sales Tax to pay for city serviceS
    • Measure D: Morgan Hill Zoning
    • Measure E: Gilroy Unified School District Bond
    • Measure G: Moreland School District Parcel Tax
    • Measure H: Franklin-McKinley School District Bond
    • Measure I: Alum Rock School District Bond
    • Measure J: Lakeside Joint School District Parcel Tax
  • November 2014 City Councils and Special Districts

    • Campbell City Council: Rich Waterman
    • Cupertino City Council: Darcy Paul
    • Gilroy City Council: Peter Leroe-Munoz
    • Los Gatos City Council: Rob Rennie, Marico Sayoc
    • Milpitas City Council: Deepka Lalwani, Bill Ferguson, Marsha Grilli, Rob Means
    • Morgan Hill City Council: Rich Constantine, Gordon Siebert
    • Mountain View City Council: Margaret Capriles, Ellen Kamei, Mercedes Salem
    • Palo Alto City Council: Karen Holman, Greg Scharff, Nancy Shephard, Cory Wolbach
    • Santa Clara Mayor: Jamie Mathews
    • Santa Clara City Council Seat #2: Mohammed Nadeem
    • Santa Clara City Council Seat #5: Dominic Caserta
    • Saratoga City Council: Rishi Kumar, Yan Zhao

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    • El Camino Health District Director: Margaret Abe Koga, David Reeder
    • Santa Clara Valley Water District 1: Dennis Kennedy
    • Santa Clara Valley Water District 7: Gary Kremen

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