2012 Endorsements - November 6th election
Local endorsements by the Sierra Club are listed by geographic area. The endorsements on this page are for Bay Chapter (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Francisco counties) elections only. For information on other chapters' endorsements, follow this link.
The Sierra Club has endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States.
The Club's endorsements on state ballot measures are:
YES on Proposition 30. Prop 30, "Raising Revenues to Protect Education and the Environment" would stop serious cuts to the budgets of environmental agencies and agency services.NO on Proposition 31. This constitutional amendment tinkers with the state budget process to allow local government to overrule important state regulations.
- NO on Proposition 32. Prop 32, "the Billionaires' Bill of Rights", would cripple political action by organized labor, which typically supports environmental protection and clean energy.
- YES on Proposition 37. Prop 37 will require labeling of food with genetically modified organisms, food with risks to consumer health and the environment.
- YES on Proposition 39. Prop 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, will close a tax loophole for multistate businesses and direct new revenues to energy-efficiency programs, creating green jobs.
Legislative districts have changed. To find out how, consult your Voter Information Pamphlet. Alameda County registered voters may also look up the changes here.
U.S. House of Representatives
- District 3: John Garamendi
- District 5: Mike Thompson
- District 9: Jerry McNerney
- District 11: George Miller
- District 13: Barbara Lee
- District 15: Pete Stark
- District 17: Mike Honda
- District 11: Jim Frazier
- District 14: Susan Bonilla
- District 15: Nancy Skinner
- District 16: Joan Buchanan
- District 18: Abel Guillen
- District 25: Bob Wieckowski
special district elections
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit)
- at-large: H.E. Christian (Chris) Peeples
- Ward 1: Joe Wallace
EBMUD Ward 5: Doug Linney
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD): Dennis Waespi
Alameda City Council:
Albany City Council
Berkeley, Mayor: Tom Bates
Berkeley City Council
- District 3: Maxwell (Max) Anderson
- District 5: Laurie Capitelli
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board:
Fremont City Council: Vinton (Vinnie) Bacon
Moraga Town Council: Roger Wykle
Oakland City Council
- at-large: Rebecca Kaplan
- District 1: Dan Kalb
- District 5: Mario Juarez
- District 3:
- District 7: Sheryl Walton
Oakland Unified School District Board, District 1: Jody London
Pleasanton City Council: Karla Brown
Richmond City Council
Richmond: YES on Proposition N! Tax on sugary drinks.
San Leandro City Council
- District 6: Jim Prola
- District 2: Ursula Reed
- District 4: Darlene Daevu
U.S. Congress District 2: Jared Huffman
California Assembly District 10: Michael Allen
Yes on Measure A! Bond for parks and open space.
U.S. House of Representatives
- District 12: Nancy Pelosi
- District 14: Jackie Speier
- District 11: Mark Leno
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- District 1: Eric Mar
- District 3: David Chiu
- District 5: John Rizzo
- District 9: David Campos
- District 11: John Avalos
YES on Proposition C! Housing trust fund.
Proposition F, "The Water and Environment Plan": neutral (more information)
Sierra Club 2012 Web Voter Guide: www.sierraclub.org/voterguide, your “go-to” source for information on candidates for activists, the media and the public. This guide allows voters to see the choice between the candidates the Sierra Club endorses and their challengers. The Voter Guide will not cover every candidate in every state, but when complete, will include approximately 150 federal races from 31 states.