California Democratic Party Endorsements

Primary Elections are very important for our process of democracy to work effectively. In addition to numerous non-partisan races that are on the ballot, these elections determine the official “party” candidates for partisan offices. Your vote in this election counts in these contests, so it is important that we all make that effort to get out and cast our ballots. The Democratic Party is pleased to permit decline to state voters the opportunity to participate in our candidate selection process. So whether you are a registered Democrat, or decline to state your party affiliation, please get out and vote on June 8th.

Here are the official California Democratic Party Endorsements for the June 8, 2010 Primary Election.

Statewide Primary Election • Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Polls Open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones   Proposition 14
“Top Two” Primary
Dave Jones will fight for justice for California consumers. He refuses campaign contributions from the insurance industry.Dave Jones is endorsed by the California Democratic Party, the National Organization for Women, California Teachers Association, California Nurses Association and the Sierra Club. He has also been endorsed by the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee and San Jose Mercury News.   Prop 14 will actually reduce voter choice in elections. Democratic voters in some districts may be forced to choose between voting for a Republican or not voting at all. And Prop 14’s fine print contains a deceptive provision that would allow politicians to hide their party affiliation from voters. That is not the kind of change we need. We need to increase voter choice-by voting NO on Proposition 14.  
Jerry Brown   Proposition 13
Earthquake Safety Measure
U.S. Senate Barbara Boxer   Proposition 14
“Top Two” Primary
Secretary of State Debra Bowen   Proposition 15
California Fair Elections Act
Controller John Chiang   Proposition 16
Utility Power Grab
Treasurer Bill Lockyer   Proposition 17
Insurance Rate Hike Initiative
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones      
Board of Equalization-District 1 Betty T. Yee   For a complete list of legislative and congressional endorsements, go to:
Board of Equalization-District 2 Chris Parker  
Board of Equalization-District 4 Jerome E. Horton      

Vote by Mail

Voting by mail is the simplest way to vote, and we’ve made it even easier for busy Democrats with this handy Democratic voting guide. For a complete list of legislative and congressional endorsements, go to:


June 1: Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot.

June 4: If you plan on returning your ballot by mail, please target June 4 as your mailing deadline in order for it to reach your local election officials by Tuesday, June 8 to ensure your vote is counted!

If you forget to mail in your vote-by-mail ballot, you can drop it off at ANY polling place in your county by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.



  1 comment for “California Democratic Party Endorsements

  1. Sharon
    June 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    California Democrats and Decline to State voters have another (even better) option for Insurance Commissioner: Hector De La Torre. I’ve known Hector for over 25 years, and he is a man of intelligence and integrity. He’s been doing good work in the Assembly for the past 6 years, and took on corruption in South Gate before that. The battle for the party endorsement was a tight race, and anyone who attended the convention can tell you that the party was fairly evenly divided on these two candidates. My vote is for Hector all the way!

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