Monday, October 04, 2004

Time to look at my local ballot again; Nov 2004

I post my voting intentions, not to promote my opinions so much as to promote awareness of the issues and candidates in general. I realize that voting is a personal and private matter, and that many people are not so open about their choices. This posting will deal with the candidates. (I’m not going to get into School district voting.)

President John F. Kerry: The race for president is usually so over exposed that there really is no point for me to state why I make my choice.

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer: This is prolly the most pro-Californian Senator I’ve ever seen. The U.S. Government takes California for granted. We need strong supporters in office who that aren’t drones of their respective party or political trends.

U.S. Representative District 14:
Anna G. Eshoo: Very successful and important incumbent. My vote will go here.
Chris Haugen: From what little I’ve seen of him, he appears too focused on party agenda and not very concerned about California itself.
Brian Holtz: Some of the Libertarian party stands are good, but many are bad. Brian appears to be promoting too many of the bad points.

State Senator; District 11: I don’t know much about this, but unfortunately I will likely vote for the democratic candidate in an effort to maintain the balance of power in Sacramento.

Member of the State Assembly; District 24: Ditto to my previous comment.

Superior Court Judge; County of Santa Clara; Office 7: I don’t like either candidate.
Griffin Bonini: He appears to be a bit too opinionated about how are system is supposed to work. He seems like too much of a Prosecution insider.
Enrique Colin: Doesn’t seem to have a strong enough platform.

I’m going to have a lot to say about the new Propositions. There’s a few scams that people are trying to pull in this election.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the breakdown on some of the California candidates, that'll help me some when I'm voting! Some of these people I've never heard of before so it's hard to vote for those offices, I'll have to trust you on some of those!

fcsuper said...

Make sure you check out the link on this posting. It leads you to a website where you can look at your own local ballot, with basic information about the candidates, local measures and state propositions.