Jim Porter: Voting recommendations for Nov. 8, part one (opinion)
It’s hard to believe, I know, but I get lots of requests for my voting recommendations column.
Here are state candidate endorsements and state proposition recommendations. Explanation and analysis of proposition recommendations next week. These endorsements are mine, not the law firm’s.
President and Vice President: I hesitate to make a suggestion because you’ve already made up your mind, but here’s a clue — I WON’T be voting for Trump, the misogynist, narcissistic, carnival barker.
U.S. Senator: Kamala Harris.
Congressional – 1st District: Jim Reed over Doug La Malfa.
Congressional – 4th District: Anyone but McClintock; vote Robert Derlet.
State Senate: Ted Gaines, a Republican who works for our District.
State Assembly: Brian Dahle, a Republican, farmer and “normal” person.
State Proposition Recommendations (analyses next week)
Prop. 51 (School Bonds): Soft YES. No if you don’t want more debt for California.
Prop. 52 (Medi-Cal Hospital Fee): YES.
Prop. 53 (Anti-Jerry Brown’s Two Projects Proposition): NO.
Prop. 54 (Changes in the Legislature): Soft NO; right idea, imperfect law.
Prop. 55 (Taxes on the Rich to Fund Education and Healthcare): YES if you like taxing the rich.
Prop. 56 ($2 Per Pack Tax on Cigarettes): YES; don’t be misled by the well-financed tobacco industry’s misleading No campaign.
Prop. 57 (More Flexibility on Criminal Sentencing): YES.
Prop. 58 (English Proficiency/Multi-lingual Education): YES.
Prop. 59 (Political Spending): Soft NO; solid advisory, will not change Citizens United decision.
Prop. 60 (Adult Films, Condoms): NO.
Prop. 61 (State Drug Purchases): NO, good concept, possible unintended consequences.
Prop. 62 (Repeals Death Penalty): YES.
Prop. 63 (Firearms/Ammunition Restrictions): Mixed feelings YES.
Prop. 64 (Legalizing Recreational Marijuana): YES, I suppose. You decide.
Prop. 65 (Carryout Bag Charges): NO.
Prop 66 (Procedures to Fix the Death Penalty): NO. Well intended, unrealistic.
Prop. 67 (Ban on Plastic Bags): YES, absolutely YES.
Jim Porter is an attorney with Porter Simon licensed in California and Nevada, with offices in Truckee, Tahoe City and Reno, Nevada. Jim’s practice areas include: , development, construction, business, HOAs, contracts, personal injury, accidents, mediation and other transactional matters. He may be reached at email@example.com or http://www.portersimon.com.