OB Rag Voter Guide for November 2014 Election

by on October 20, 2014 · 2 comments

in California, Civil Rights, Election, Ocean Beach, Politics, San Diego

please voteHere is the November 2014 Election Voter Guide by the OB Rag.  It closely follows the endorsements of the San Diego Free Press editorial board – as the editors of the OB Rag are also part of the editorial board – and the SDFP is our online media partner (and prodigy).  For all SDFP articles on the upcoming election, check out our 2014 Progressive Voter’s Guide.


The San Diego County Registrar of Voters issued a 76 page long list of the 671 local candidates for the November 2014 elections. And that doesn’t include local propositions, the statewide propositions and the dozen or so statewide races for office. So there are plenty of contests on the ballot we passed over. These were the ones we agreed upon.

Regardless of your political persuasion, we urge you to vote.

There are lots of groups providing endorsement lists for the 2014 November General Election. Here are a few we recommend, even when we don’t agree with them:

San Diego Democratic Party

SD Democrats for Equality

San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council

Escondido Democratic Club

Planned Parenthood

California League of Conservation Voters

For more information about the November 2014 election:

League of Women Voters

State of California Voter Guide

General information, including polling place locations:

California Secretary of State

San Diego Registrar of Voters

The links in each section will take you to articles we’ve written about candidates or issues; those marked with an asterisk (*) indicate a dissenting vote on the editorial board. Our ballots included the option for “no endorsement” in addition to issues and candidate choices.

Top Eight Statewide Races

Governor – Jerry Brown (D)*

Lt. Governor – Gavin Newsom (D)

Secretary of State – Alex Padilla (D)

Treasurer – John Chaing (D)

Controller – Betty Yee (D)

Attorney General – Kamala Harris (D)

Insurance Commissioner -Dave Jones (D)

Superintendent Of Education- Tom Torlakson*

Ballot Propositions

1 – Water Infrastructure Bond Yes*

2 – Rainy Day Fund Yes*

45 – Regulation of Insurance Rates for HealthCare Yes

46 – Lift Cap on Pain & Suffering Damages ????

47- End Felony Sentencing for Drug Crimes Yes

48 – Casinos Off Reservation Yes

Other Contests

City Council Race, 6th District D- Carol Kim

Community College Trustee

District E Peter Zschiesche

District A Maria Nieto Senour

SD Unified School BoardKevin Beiser



{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

rickdogg October 20, 2014 at 11:01 am

No endorsement of Scott Peters? He must be in trouble because I’m getting targeted mailings and campaign people knocking on my door; and I’m a registered Repub.


Frank Gormlie October 20, 2014 at 11:28 am

Most if not all of the editorial board are voting for Scott Peters, we just didn’t take a formal vote on endorsing him yet.


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