Martinez Patch Voter Guide

Here is a complete list of national, state and local measures and candidates.

President/Vice President of the United States

Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green

Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)

Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)

Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom

Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)

Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican

Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent

Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)

Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)

James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)

Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)

United States Senator

Elizabeth Emken, Republican

Dianne Feinstein, Democratic

United States Representative, District 5

Randy Loftin, Republican

Mike Thompson, Democratic

United States Representative; District 11

George Miller, Democratic

Virginia Fuller, Republican

Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.

Proposition 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.

Proposition 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 36  Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.

Proposition 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

State Senate, District 9

Loni Hancock, Democrat; state senator

Mary Catherine McIlroy, Peace and Freedom; office worker

State Senate, District 3

Frank Miranda; Republican, builder/businessman

Lois Wolk; Democratic, state senator

Member of the State Assembly; District 14

Susan A. Bonilla, Democratic


Council Member; City of Martinez (2 Elected)

Arsenio "Chaz" Escudero

Mike Alford

Anamarie Avila Farias

Dylan Radke

Mark Ross

City Clerk; City of Martinez

Richard "Gary" Hernandez

Treasurer; City of Martinez

Carolyn L. Robinson

Charles Martin


Board Member; Contra Costa Community College District; Ward 2 (Vote for 1)

Tom Cleveland

Vicki Gordon

Tomi Diane Vandebrooke

Board Member; Martinez Unified School District (3 Elected)

Kathi McLaughlin

John L. Fuller

Dena M. Betti

Ronald Skrehot

Denise S. Elsken

Board Member; Mount Diablo Unified School District (2 Elected)

Brian T. Lawrence

Ernie Detrinidad (Withdrawn)

Sherry Weinert Whitmarsh

Debra Mason

Barbara Oaks


Director; Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (3 Elected)

Paul H. Causey

Deborah Hinkson

Richard Clark

Tad J. Pilecki

James A. Nejedly

Barbara Hockett

Director; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; Area 3

Rebecca Saltzman

Anthony Pegram

Fred Wright Lopez


Measure A: Contra Costa Community College District parcel tax

Measure C: Martinez Unified School District parcel tax

Measure Q: Contra Costa Fire Protection District parcel tax

Patrick J. McNamara November 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Rosanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan all the way. Peace and Freedom.
Chris J Kapsalis November 06, 2012 at 12:44 AM
What about all the other 3rd parties? Isn't there like 50 of them?
Mark Sparacino November 06, 2012 at 01:28 AM
<<Rosanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan all the way. Peace and Freedom.>> Get the %$#! outta here! Have you bumped your head??
MIKE ALFORD November 06, 2012 at 07:27 AM
Now Mark Please Dont talk bad about Rosanne Barr & Cindy Sheehnan They are very obedient But confused Liberals that have just Lost their way but with the help of Prozak & Shock treament ------ Mabey they can be helped (big Mabey) --- You know mabey they should take a very long look at them ---- In Fact your right somebody had to have bumped their head ! ----- Hey I honestely think that Cindy Sheehan Could be arrested for being Ugly in public, I think there is a good case for it
Mary November 06, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Nothing is exempt. That is a purposefully seeded lie. It applies to whatever is GMO, and does not apply to things that are not. Period. They try to confuse people saying things like "dog food needs a label but steak doesn't?" Cows (steak) are not genetically engineered/modified (at least not currently) and thus does not need a label. Nearly all commercial pet foods contain grains such as corn, wheat, soy, canola, which ARE genetically engineered crops, thus that dog food WOULD require a label. Its like making a law that says vegetables have to have a label saying the are vegetables and someone saying, "but that's unfair because oranges & bananas would be exempt!" Catch my drift?


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