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Steven Foley’s Election 2008 Orange County California Sample Ballot

My Picks

President/Vice President of the United States
•Alan Keyes/Wiley S. Drake, Sr., American Independent
•James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-in)
•Frank Moore/Susan Block (Write-in)
John McCain/Sarah Palin, Republican
•Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzales, Peace and Freedom
•Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle (Write-in)
•Ron Paul/Gail Lightfoot (Write-in)
•Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Democratic
•Bob Barr/Wayne A. Root, Libertarian
•Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente, Green United States Representative; District 40
•Christina Avalos, Democratic
Ed Royce, Republican State Senator; District 35
•Ginny Mayer, Democratic
•Tom Harman, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 67
Jim Silva, Republican
•Steve Blount, Democratic

Superior Court Judge; County of Orange; Office 12
Kermit Marsh
•Debra Carrillo

Trustee; North Orange County Community College District; Trustee Area 4

•Dana Rose Crystal
•Ross P. Romero
Molly McClanahan

NOProposition 1A. Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train — State of California (Bond Act – Majority Approval Required) To provide Californians a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices; to provide good-paying jobs and improve California’s economy while reducing air pollution, global warming greenhouse gases, and our dependence on foreign oil, shall $9.95 billion in bonds be issued to establish a clean, efficient high-speed train service linking Southern California, the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with at least 90 percent of bond funds spent for specific projects, with federal and private matching funds required, all bond funds subject to an independent audit?

NOProposition 2. Standards for Confining Farm Animals — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall certain farm animals be allowed, for the majority of every day, to fully extend their limbs or wings, lie down, stand up and turn around?

NOProposition 3. Children’s Hospital Bond Act. Grant Program — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall $980,000,000 in general obligation bonds be authorized for construction, expansion, remodeling, renovation, furnishing and equipping of eligible children’s hospitals?

YESProposition 4. Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment – Majority Approval Required) Shall the California Constitution be changed to prohibit abortion for an unemancipated minor until 48 hours after physician notifies minor’s parent, legal guardian, or, in limited cases, substitute adult relative?

NOProposition 5. Nonviolent Drug Offenses, Sentencing, Parole and Rehabilitation — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall $460,000,000 be allocated annually to improve and expand treatment programs?

NOProposition 6. Police and Law Enforcement Funding. Criminal Penalties and Laws — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall of minimum of $965,000,000 of state funding be required each year for police and local law enforcement?

NOProposition 7. Renewable Energy Generation — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall government-owned utilities be required to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2010, a standard currently applicable to private electrical corporations? Shall all utilities be required to generate 40% by 2020 and 50% by 2025?

YESProposition 8. Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment – Majority Approval Required) Shall the California Constitution be changed to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California?

NOProposition 9. Criminal Justice System. Victims’ Rights. Parole — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute – Majority Approval Required)Shall notification to victim and opportunity for input during phases of criminal justice process, including bail, pleas, sentencing and parole be required? Shall victim safety be a consideration for bail or parole?

NOProposition 10. Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Renewable Energy. Bonds — State of California (Initiative Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall $5 billion in bonds paid from state’s General Fund be authorized to help consumers and others purchase certain vehicles, and to help research in renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles?

YESProposition 11. Redistricting — State of California (Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute – Majority Approval Required) Shall the authority for establishing state office boundaries be changed from elected representatives to a commission comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and representatives of neither party selected from the registered voter pool in a multilevel process?

YESProposition 12. Veteran’s Bond Act of 2008 — State of California (Bond – Majority Approval Required) Shall a nine hundred million dollar ($900,000,000) bond be issued to provide farm and home aid for California veterans?

YESMeasure J. Voter Approval of Pension BenefitsCounty of Orange Shall the ordinance amending the County Charter to require voter approval for certain increases in retirement benefits for County employees and officials be adopted?

Board Member; Orange County Water District; Division 4
•Philip L. Anthony
Lawrence “Larry” Santucci

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