Countdown to Election Day: Hear from Local Candidates, About Measures

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The Lamorinda Democratic Club's Thursday, October 11, meeting will feature presentations from local candidates up for endorsement by the club, local measures appearing on ballots in the Lamorinda area, and key propositions on the statewide November 6 ballot. Join us to help kickoff the final weeks of the 2012 campaign!

The Club's members will vote on the board's recommendations for endorsement positions on the following statewide propositions:

Proposition 37 (Support): Labeling of genetically engineered foods

Proposition 39 (Support): Adjusts taxes for multi-state corporations to fund clean energy programs

Proposition 40 (Support): Referendum on State Senate district boundaries

The Club will also hear presentations about the following local measures appearing on ballots in the Lamorinda region and have the opportunity to vote on whether the club should endorse the measure:

Measure A: Contra Costa Community College District $11/year parcel tax

Measure C: Martinez Unified School District parcel tax renewal

Measure K: Town of Moraga 1-cent sales tax for road maintenance

Measure L: City of Orinda 1/2-cent sales tax for road maintenance

Measure Q: Contra Costa Fire District $75/year parcel tax

The agenda will then turn to local campaigns to hear from the candidates whom the Club's board recommends for endorsement. The Issues Committee and Club Board recommend endorsement of the following six candidates:

Moraga Town Council: Karen Mendonca

Mt. Diablo School District: Sherry Whitmarsh 

Lafayette School District: Tom Quinlan and Donald Wolff

Orinda City Council: Victoria Smith

Pleasant Hill City Council: David Durant

The evening will wrap up with presentations about two key statewide measures for the California Democratic Party: supporting Proposition 30 (Governor Brown's temporary tax measure for the state budget and schools) and opposing Proposition 32 (the corporate deception measure).

carrera October 11, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Who is this "Tom Quinlan" that the Club endorses for Lafayette School District? And Donald Wolff asserts in his campaign materials that 35% of Lafayette 5th graders have experimented with drugs or alcohol. REALLY? Is that from the same survey from a few years ago that would have you believe that 7% of Lafayette 7th graders are gang members, or that 2% of 7th graders have carried a gun to school (Stanley, presumably). Dr. Wolff needs to learn that not everything you read on the Internet is true (scary that he needs that reminder). Here is the old survey: http://lamorinda.patch.com/articles/what-lafayettes-seventh-graders-say-is-really-happening-at-school


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