By Margie Joehnck, Assembly District 1 Representative

Nevada County was well represented in Oakland at the CDP Executive Board meeting held July 13-15. In addition to me, Heidi Hall, Hilary Hodge, Carson Wright, Peter Minett, and Eric Robbins attended all or part of the meeting.

Highlights included:

  • Endorsing Kevin de Leon by 65% for US Senate
  • The party looking to hire community organizers for rural areas as well as various demographic groups
  • An excellent specialist on rural voter outreach and messaging, Isaac Wright, presentation was extremely well received
  • The Voter Service Committee formed a Rural Outreach Subcommittee
  • The Eboard arrived at no consensus on Proposition 3 (the Water Bond)

Below is the full list of endorsements by the California Democratic Party and its positions on the propositions on the November ballot.


U.S. Senate: Kevin de Leon

U.S. Congress District 1:  Audrey Denny

Governor: Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor: No Consensus

Attorney General: Xavier Becerra

State Controller: Betty Yee

Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Laura

Secretary of State: Alex Padilla

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Board of Equalization: Tom Hallinan


PROP# Qualified Ballot Measures RECOMMENDED


1 Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018. (SB 3, Chapter 365, Statutes od 2017) Support
2 No Place Like Home Act 2018

(AB 1827, Chapter 41, Statutes of 2018)

3 Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Su

stainability and Storage Initiative Statute.

4 Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children’s Health Care. Initiative Statute. Support
5 Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property Initiative Constitutional Amendment & Statute. Oppose
6 Eliminates Recently Enacted Road Repair and Transportation Funding by Repealing Revenues Dedicated for Those Purposes. Requires Any Measure to Enact Certain Vehicle Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees Be Submitted to and Approved by the Electorate. Initiative Constitution Amendment Oppose
7 Daylight Savings Time

(AB 807, Chapter 6, Statutes of 2018)

8 Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics.  Limits Charges for Patient Care. Initiative Statute. Support
10 Expands Local Government’s Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property. Initiative Statute. Supports
11 Requires Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain on Call During Work Breaks. Changes Other Conditions of Employment. Initiative Statute. Oppose
12 Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals; Bans Sale of Certain Non-Complying Products. Initiative Statute. Support

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