Below are state and local measures that will be on the November 8th ballot.
The information provided is to help you, but nothing stated below should be taken as a directive on how to vote this November.
2022 STATE BALLOT MEASURES:
PROP 1: Abortion Constitutional Amendment
Placed on the ballot by the legislature, this measure codifies existing state law into the California Constitution to guarantee the right to have an abortion and to choose or refuse contraceptives.
- Supporters: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, League of Woman Voters California, and California Medical Association
- Opponents: California Conference of Catholic Bishops, California Alliance of Pregnancy Care, and International Based Coalition
Prop 26: In-Person Sports Wagering
Led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, this measure if approved would allow sports wagering at horse racetracks and tribal casinos while authorizing private right of action lawsuits against non-tribal gaming operators.
- Supporters: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, NAACP California, and California District Attorneys Association
- Opponents: California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, California Black Chamber of Commerce, and AFSCME
Prop 27: Online Sport Wagering
Led by DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and others, this measure authorizes online only sports wagering and dedicates new tax revenue to address homelessness and mental health services.
- Supporters: FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, Middletown Racheria Pomo Indians, Darrell Steinberg (Mayor of Sacramento)
- Opponents: 50+ California Indian tribes, NAACP California, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce
Prop 28: Funding Allocation for Arts and Music
With a star-studded coalition, this measure dedicates one percent of the state’s general fund for public school arts and music programs.
- Supporters: Austin Beutner (former LAUSD Superintendent), California Teachers Association, California State PTA
- Opponents: No opposition arguments were submitted
Prop 29: Dialysis Worker Unionization
This measure is SEIU-UHW’s third attempt to unionize kidney dialysis clinics since 2018.
- Supporters: SEIU-UHW, California Democratic Party
- Opponents: California Medical Association, California Chamber of Commerce, California Taxpayer Protection Committee
Prop 30: Income Tax Increases for EV Subsidies
Another Lyft backed initiative, Prop 30 increases income taxes by $4.5 billion annually to fund electric vehicle and charging station subsidies.
- Supporters: CalFire State Firefighters, American Lung Association, California Democratic Party
- Opponents: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Governor Gavin Newsom, California Teachers Association
Prop 31: Flavored Tobacco Ban
The referendum challenging a 2020 law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco and harm reduction products.
- Supporters: Michael Bloomberg, American Heart Association, NAACP California
- Opponents: California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CalAsian Chamber of Commerce, Central Valley Business Federation
2022 LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES:
City of Pleasant Hill: Measure M (majority required to pass)
Measure M is asking voters whether the City Treasurer should become an appointed office (as opposed to an elected office).
City of Hercules: Measure N (majority required to pass)
- CCAR was opposed to the initial plan to ask residents to approve the city becoming a Charter City for the sole purchase of establishing a real estate transfer tax. This measure was the alternate choice to the charter city.
City of Walnut Creek: Measure O (majority required to pass)
Measure O is asking voters to approve a half cent (1/2 cent) sales tax to support Walnut Creek city services, replace aging facilities, and help maintain the community’s lifestyle. This measure would sunset in 10 years.
City of Richmond: Measure P (majority required to pass)
Measure P is asking voters to approve amending the existing Richmond rent control ordinance by capping the annual allowed rent increase at 60% of the inflation rate or 3%, whichever is lower
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2022 LOCAL COUNTY/CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Below is a list of candidates running for the County Board of Supervisors and City Council. CCAR does not endorse candidates, however, the asterisk (*) next to the candidate’s name means they are supportive of property rights and an (I) recognizes those who are incumbents.
However, please keep in mind that not all candidates came in to meet with our Local Candidate Recommendation Committee at CCAR and the below may not reflect their position on supporting property rights. If you have questions regarding a candidate, please contact Heather Schiffman at 925.295.9232.
County Board of Supervisors, District 4
Ken Carlson – currently on Pleasant Hill City Council
Debora Allen – currently a BART Director
Jeff Wan (I)
Kim Trupiana *
CONCORD: DISTRICT 1
Laura Hoffmeister (I) *
Robert Ring *
CONCORD: DISTRICT 3
Dominic Aliano (I)
CONCORD District 5
Tim McGallian (I) *
Gabe Qunito (I) *
Carolyn Wysinger *
Christine Kelley (I) *
Dion Bailey (I)
William “Bill” Henderson *
Lara DeLaney *
Mark Ross *
Biranne Zorn *
MARTINEZ: DISTRICT 1
MARTINEZ: DISTRICT 4
Debbi McKillop (I) *
Benjamin Therriault *
Steve Woehleke (I) *
Kerry Hilis *
Brandyn Iverson *
Latika Malkani *
Norma Martinez-Rubin (I) *
Anthony Tave (I)
Debbie Long *
Peter “Pete” Murray *
Sue Noack (I) *
Zac Shess *
Nat Bates *
Shawn Dunning *
RICHMOND: District 2
Andrew Butt *
Cesar Zepeda *
RICHMOND: District 3
Corky Booze *
Oscar Garcia *
RICHMOND: District 4
Harry Jamin Pursell
Soheila Bana *
San Ramon: Mayor
Dave Hudson (I) *
Sabina Zafar *
Dinesh Govindarao *
San Ramon: District 2
San Ramon: District 4
Cindy Silva (I) *
Matt Francois (I) *
Brian O’Toole *
2022 LGR COMMITTEE
Mike Handlin, Chair
Michele Manzone, Vice-Chair
Ruthie Abelson Olivas
Vernon Lane Jr.