SWRCC Gold Coast Endorsements

Dear Fellow Carpenter,

The June 5 election holds important decisions for all of us to make. Every day elected officials make decisions about construction projects that can mean good jobs for Union Carpenters. If the wrong candidates are elected, then it can mean fewer and even no jobs for Union Carpenters, or jobs that pay less than working at a fast food restaurant. June 5 is your chance to support those candidates who support you and your family.

The recommendations here were based on participation by carpenters at the local level. I believe our endorsements, especially in local races, are stronger if our local members are involved in the endorsement decision.

Most of the election contests on your ballot are on this page. In some cases, your local representatives decided they didn’t have enough information to recommend a candidate or ballot measure. In others, either none of the candidates were acceptable or we had friends running against each other, therefore, no recommendations were made in those races and do not appear on this page.

Finally, the recommendations include candidates from both political parties. Carpenters need to support candidates, regardless of party, who will fight for us. The best way we can thank those fighting for us is to vote for them, either by mail or on June 5. If you have any questions about these endorsements, call your local Carpenter facility or go to the Southwest Carpenters website at www.swcarpenters.org. If you need to find your polling place,  go to www.voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.

Fraternally,
Randy Thornhill
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

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GOLD COAST-KERN-INYO-MONO COUNTIES

GOVERNOR
Antonio Villaraigosa

LT. GOVERNOR
Ed Hernandez

SECRETARY OF STATE
Alex Padilla

CONTROLLER
Betty Yee

TREASURER
Fiona Ma

ATTORNEY GENERAL
Xavier Becerra

INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Ricardo Lara

SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Tony Thurmond

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION #2
Cathleen Galgiani

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION #3
Scott Svonkin

U.S. SENATE
Dianne Feinstein

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITIONS
#68-Water Infrastructure YES
#69-Gas Tax Funds
Transportation Only YES
#70-2/3 Vote Required NO

GOLD COAST

U.S. HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES
DISTRICT 24: Salud Carbajal
DISTRICT 25: Bryan Caforio
DISTRICT 26: Julia Brownley
DISTRICT 30: Brad Sherman

STATE ASSEMBLY
DISTRICT 35: Jordan Cunningham
DISTRICT 37: Monique Limon
DISTRICT 44: Jacqui Irwin
DISTRICT 45: Jesse Gabriel

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Ventura County
DISTRICT 4: Bernardo M. Perez
Santa Barbara County
DISTRICT 2: Gregg Hart
DISTRICT 5: Steve Lavagnino
San Luis Obispo County
DISTRICT 2: Bruce Gibson
DISTRICT 4: Lynn Compton

SANTA BARBARA CITY COUNCIL
DISTRICT 3: Oscar Gutierrez

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SHERIFF
Bill Brown
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SHERIFF
Ian S. Parkinson

GOLD COAST BALLOT
MEASURES
Measure “A”- Oxnard Union
High School YES
Measure “Q”-Lompoc
Unified School District YES
Measure “S”-Hope
School District YES
Measure “3”-Bridge Tolls YES

KERN/INYO/MONO COUNTIES

U.S. HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES
DISTRICT 8: Paul Cook
DISTRICT 21: David Valadao

STATE ASSEMBLY
DISTRICT 32: Rudy Salas

KERN COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Cynthia Zimmer

SHERIFF
Donny Youngblood

JUDGES
#10: Brandon Martin
#14: Cole McKnight

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