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2012 Endorsements

The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club’s Political Committee has made a number of important endorsements. The committee evaluated past environmental records of candidates, completed questionnaires and interviews in making these endorsements.

We urge you to consider the environment when you vote. Only by electing candidates who share the view of the Sierra Club on the importance of the protection of the environment can we make our state the model for the rest of the nation. 

Check out our endorsements in the hottest races in Southern California.

Elections on Nov. 6, 2012

Endorsement for U.S. President

President: President Barack Obama

Endorsements for U.S. Congressional Districts

District 25: Lee Rogers (Santa Clarita/Palmdale)
District 26: Julia Brownley (Westlake, Ventura County)

District 27: Judy Chu (Pasadena)
District 28: Adam Schiff (Hollywood)
District 32: Grace Napolitano (W. Covina)
District 33: Henry Waxman (L.A. Coast)
District 34: Xavier Becerra (Downtown LA)
District 37: Karen Bass (Culver City)
District 38: Linda Sanchez (Whittier)
District 40: Lucille Roybal-Allard (Downey)
District 43: Maxine Waters (Inglewood)
District 44: Janice Hahn (Carson)
District 45: Sukhee Kang (Irvine)
District 46: Loretta Sanchez (Santa Ana)
District 47: Alan Lowenthal (Long Beach/Westminster/Garden Grove)

Endorsements for California State Assembly

District 38: Edward Headington (Santa Clarita)
District 41: Chris Holden (Pasadena)
District 43: Mike Gatto (Burbank)
District 45: Bob Blumenfield (W. San Fernando Valley)
District 46: Adrin Nazarian  (Sherman Oaks)
District 49: Edwin "Ed Chau" (Alhambra, Arcadia)
District 50: Betsy Butler (West LA)
District 51: Jimmy Gomez (Los Angeles)
District 52: Norma Torres (Ontario)
District 53: John Perez (Downtown LA)
District 54: Holly Mitchell (Culver City)
District 59: Reggie Jones-Sawyer (South Los Angeles)
District 62: Steve Bradford (Inglewood)
District 63: Anthony Rendon (South Gate)
District 65: Sharon Quirk-Silva (Fullerton, Anaheim)
District 66: Al Muratsuchi (South Bay)
District 70: Bonnie Lowenthal (Long Beach)

Endorsements for California State Senate

District 25: Carol Liu (Pasadena)
District 27: Fran Pavley (Malibu, Ventura County)

California ballot propositions

YES on Proposistion 30 (Temporary taxes to fund education)
NO on Proposition 31 (State budget initiative)
NO on Proposition 32 (Prohibits political contributions by payroll deduction)
YES on Proposition 37 (Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods)
YES on Proposition 39 (Tax treatment for multistate businesses; clean energy and energy efficiency funding)

Endorsements for Local Races in Los Angeles County

L.A. County District Attorney: Jackie Lacey

Santa Monica City Council:  Richard McKinnon
                                             Ted Winterer
                                            John C. Smith
                                             Terry O'Day
 
LA County Ballot Measure J: YES on Measure J
 
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
 
Division 3: Joseph Reichenberger

Endorsements for Local Races in Orange County

Aliso Viejo City Council: Ross Chun

Anaheim City Council: Jordan Brandman

Costa Mesa City Council: Sandy Genis
                                        John Stephens
                                        Harold Weitzberg

Fullerton City Council: Kitty Jaramillo
                                   Jane Rands
 
Fullerton ballot Proposition: 
NO on Measure W about the West Coyote Hills Development Agreement/Nature Preserve.
 
Huntington Beach City Council: Jill Hardy
                                                 Jim Katapodis
 
Irvine City Council: Beth Krom
                               P.K. Wong
 
Irvine Mayor: Larry Agran
 
Laguna Beach City Council: Verna Rollinger
 
San Clemente City Council: 1Robert "Bob" Baker*
*There are 2 candidates with the same name running for city council in San Clemente. The candidate endorsed by the Sierra Club has been given the official ballot designation of '1Robert "Bob" Baker'.
 
Orange County Water Districts
 
Mesa Consolidated Water District, Division 1:  Fred Bockmiller
 
South Coast Water District: Rick Erkeneff
                                            Richard Gardner
                                            Wayne Rayfield
 

For a list of Sierra Club's political endorsements in California, click here.

For a list of Sierra Club's political endorsements nationwide, click here.