GENERAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 4, 2014 SAMPLE BALLOT & Voter Information Pamphlet

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SAMPLE BALLOT
& Voter Information Pamphlet
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
GENERAL ELECTION
Your polling place may have changed. Please see the back cover
for your current location.
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
VOTE in one of three convenient ways: By Mail, Early, or at the
Polls on Election Day. Check inside for more information.
Registrar of Voters
1555 Berger Drive, Building 2
San Jose, CA 95112
1-408-299-VOTE (8683) or
Toll Free 1-866-430-VOTE (8683)
SANTA CLARA COUNTY
2014 GENERAL ELECTION
Voters now have the option to receive the
Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet
electronically by completing the OPT-OUT
form inside this pamphlet or at www.sccvote.org.
Language Assistance
The County of Santa Clara provides voting materials in English to all registered voters. In addition,
as required by law, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters provides voting materials in
Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. To ensure our records are correct, the County began
conducting a Preferred Language Survey in November 2004. Voters may change their language
preference at any time by calling the office or by mailing/faxing in a completed VOTER'S ACTION
REQUEST FORM located in this pamphlet.
For language assistance, please call:
1-408-299-VOTE (8683)
1-866-430-VOTE (8683)
toll free
or
1- 408-282-3086
ESPAÑOL 1- 408-282-3095
TAGALOG 1- 408-282-3089
1- 408-282-3097
Accessible Voting for Citizens with Disabilities
The Registrar of Voters strives to provide polling places that are accessible to
the elderly and voters with disabilities. To check polling place accessibility, refer
to this symbol on the back cover of this pamphlet. If your polling place does not
meet accessibility guidelines, call 1-408-299-POLL (7655) to receive information on
alternative methods of voting.
Santa Clara County's electronic voting system gives visually-impaired voters the ability to cast a
secret ballot without assistance. The voting system is equipped with an audio voting component that
allows voters to listen to the ballot and make their choices using the keypad provided. The keypad
includes a "sip and puff" feature as well.
Audio tapes of the Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet are available upon request.
Call 1-408-299-VOTE (8683) or toll free 1-866-430-VOTE (8683).
Registration and voting information are available to the hearing impaired by
TTY communication. Call 1-408-288-9820.
Campaign Expenditure Limits
Some cities and local jurisdictions have adopted voluntary campaign expenditure programs.
Candidates with a ‹ diamond designation next to their name on the ballot have voluntarily
agreed to limit their campaign expenditures. If you have any questions regarding this, please call
1-408-299-VOTE (8683).
County of Santa Clara
Registrar of Voters
1555 Berger Drive, Bldg. 2
San Jose, CA 95112
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 611360, San Jose, CA 95161-1360
1(408) 299-VOTE (8683) 1(866) 430-VOTE (8683) FAX: 1(408) 998-7314
www.sccvote.org
Dear Voter,
This sample ballot pamphlet is designed for you, the voter, to learn about the candidates and measures you may
be voting on. Our goal is for each voter to have a positive voting experience and you can assist us with this by making
sure that your information is up-to-date in our system. If you have moved since the last time you voted, please complete
the “Voter Action Request Form” in this sample ballot pamphlet.
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Early Voting Centers throughout Santa Clara County. Early Voting Centers were located in the cities of Campbell, Gilroy,
Los Altos, Milpitas and San Jose. The centers allowed for voters to come in and vote, just like you do when you go to
your polling place on election. Essentially, the centers are like polling places that offer you the opportunity to vote on the
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The Opt-out program also was implemented in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. We began offering voters
the opportunity to opt-out of being mailed a paper pamphlet and instead receive the electronic version by email. We
received many new applications from voters to opt-out of receiving future paper pamphlets. As the number of voters
opting-out increases, the costs associated to the printing and mailing of sample ballot pamphlets will decrease. This “Go
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Shannon Bushey
Registrar of Voters
Board of Supervisors: Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian
County Executive: Jeffrey V. Smith
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The Sample Ballot located in this pamphlet
is a facsimile of the Optical Scan paper ballot not the Electronic ballot.
Electronic Ballot Voting Instructions
Activate the voting machine by inserting the Voter Card into the yellow slot on the lower left-hand side
of the voting machine.
Choose the language in which you wish to vote.
Make your selection by touching the circle { to the right of
the candidate or measure response of your choice. A green
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To enlarge the type size, touch the "ABC" button.
When you are done with your selections, touch the "Next" arrow in the
lower right corner of the screen.
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The Review screen will provide you with a summary of your selections. If you have not made a selection, or all "vote for
possibilities" in a contest, this contest could appear in red. Touch the red contest to return to it.
Press "Touch here to review the required paper record of your ballot." Your record will be displayed behind the glass to
the left of the screen. Please review the paper record to verify your vote.
If you want to make a change press "Make Changes" on the left. Some ballots
may print more than one review page. Touch "Continue Printing" until there are
no more ballot pages for you to review. Complete your vote by touching "Cast
Ballot" on the right of the screen. Once you cast your ballot, the word "Accepted"
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Paper Ballot Voting Instructions
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CARD 1 OF 2
GAVIN NEWSOM
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Lieutenant Governor
Vicegobernador
Lieutenant Governor
Vicegobernador
EDMUND G. "JERRY" BROWN
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Governor of California
Gobernador de California
NEEL KASHKARI
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Businessman
Empresario
Governor
Gobernador
STATE
ESTATAL
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
VOTER-NOMINATED OFFICES
CARGOS NOMINADOS POR LOS
VOTANTES
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
DAVE JONES
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Insurance Commissioner
Comisionado de Seguros
TED GAINES
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Independent Insurance Agent
Agente de Seguros Independiente
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
Insurance Commissioner
Comisionado de Seguros
KAMALA D. HARRIS
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Attorney General of California
Procuradora General de California
RONALD GOLD
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
California Attorney
Abogado de California
Attorney General
Procurador General
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Vote por Uno
LIU be elected to the office for the term
rovided b law?
For Associate Justice of the Supreme
YES
JUDICIAL
JUDICIAL
VOTE YES OR NO FOR EACH OFFICE
VOTE SÍ O NO PARA CADA POSICIÓN
NONPARTISAN OFFICES
CARGOS NO PARTIDARIOS
EVAN LOW
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Educator/City Councilmember
Educador/Concejal Municipal
CHUCK PAGE
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Councilmember/Businessman
Concejal/Empresario
District 28
Distrito 28
MEMBER OF THE
STATE ASSEMBLY
MIEMBRO DE LA
ASAMBLEA ESTATAL
Todos los votantes, sin importar la preferencia de partido que hayan revelado al inscribirse, o su negativa de revelar una preferencia de partido, pueden votar por cualquier candidato a un cargo nominado por los votantes o
no partidario. La preferencia del partido, si la hubiera, designada por un candidato a un cargo nominado por los votantes, es seleccionada por el candidato y se muestra solo para la información de los votantes. No implica
que el candidato esté nominado ni ratificado por el partido ni que el partido apruebe al candidato. La preferencia de partido, si la hubiera, de un candidato por un cargo no partidario, no aparece en la boleta electoral.
Cargos nominados por los votantes y no partidarios
All voters, regardless of the party preference they disclosed upon registration, or refusal to disclose a party preference, may vote for any candidate for a voter-nominated or nonpartisan office. The party preference, if any,
designated by a candidate for a voter-nominated office is selected by the candidate and is shown for the information of the voters only. It does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party or that the
party approves of the candidate. The party preference, if any, of a candidate for a nonpartisan office does not appear on the ballot.
Voter-Nominated and Nonpartisan Offices
INSTRUCCIONES PARA LOS VOTANTES: Complete la flecha junto a su selección, utilizando una línea delgada. Use
únicamente tinta AZUL o NEGRA para marcar su boleta. Voto Escrito: Imprima el nombre del candidato escrito calificado en el espacio en blanco y complete la
flecha junto al nombre del candidato. Si comete un error y necesita una boleta nueva, devuélvala al trabajador electoral o llame a la Oficina del Registro de
Votantes para una boleta de repuesto.
ballot. Write-In Voting: Print the name of a qualified write-in candidate in the blank space and complete the arrow next to the write-in name. If you make a
mistake and need a new ballot, return to the election officer or call the Registrar of Voters' Office for a replacement ballot.
GENERAL ELECTION / ELECCIÓN GENERAL
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014
CONDADO DE SANTA CLARA, 4 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2014
VOTERS: Complete the arrow next to your choice, using one thin line. Use only BLUE or BLACK ink to mark your
OFFICIAL BALLOT / BOLETA OFICIAL
INSTRUCTIONS TO
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CARD 1 OF 2
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JOHN CHIANG
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
California State Controller
Contralor del Estado de California
GREG CONLON
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Businessman/CPA
Empresario/Contador Público Certificado
Treasurer
Tesorero
ASHLEY SWEARENGIN
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Mayor/CEO
Alcaldesa/Funcionaria Ejecutiva Principal
BETTY T. YEE
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
California State Board of Equalization Member
Miembro, Directiva de Impuestos sobre Ventas, Uso y
Otros del Estado de California
Controller
Contralor
ALEX PADILLA
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
California State Senator
Senador Estatal de California
PETE PETERSON
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Educator/Institute Director
Educador/Director de Instituto
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
Secretary of State
Secretario de Estado
RON NEHRING
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Small Businessman/Educator
Pequeño Empresario/Educador
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Lieutenant Governor
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
VOTE BOTH SIDES (OVER)
VOTE EN AMBOS LADOS (VER AL REVERSO)
RICHARD B. FOX
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Pediatrician/Attorney
Pediatra/Abogado
ANNA G. ESHOO
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Member of Congress
Miembro del Congreso
District 18
Distrito 18
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
REPRESENTANTE DE LOS ESTADOS
UNIDOS
FIONA MA
Party Preference: Democratic
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
CPA/Taxpayer Representative
Contadora Pública Certificada/Representante de
Contribuyentes
JAMES E. THEIS
Party Preference: Republican
Preferencia de partido: Republicano
Organic Foods Manager
Gerente de Productos Orgánicos
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
Member, State Board of
Equalization, District 2
Miembro, Junta Estatal de Igualación,
Distrito 2
Preferencia de partido: Demócrata
Insurance Commissioner
(2AP1) (Card B 231)
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Court: Shall Associate Justice GOODWIN
LIU be elected to the office for the term
provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado del Tribunal
Supremo:
¿Será el Juez Asociado GOODWIN LIU
electo al cargo por el término que la ley
dispone?
For Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court:
Shall Stanford University Law
Professor
MARIANO-FLORENTINO
CUELLAR be elected to the office for the
term provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado del Tribunal Supremo:
¿ Será el Profesor de Derecho de la
Universidad de Stanford MARIANOFLORENTINO CUELLAR electo al cargo por
el término que la ley dispone?
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
AP1S-2T
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
Vote for One
Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 24
Juez del Tribunal Superior
Cargo Núm. 24
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal,
Sixth Appellate District: Shall Associate
Justice EUGENE MILTON PREMO be
elected to the office for the term provided by
law?
Para Juez Asociado, Tribunal de
Apelación, Distrito Sexto de Apelación:
¿Será el Juez Asociado EUGENE MILTON
PREMO electo al cargo por el término que la
ley dispone?
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal,
Sixth Appellate District: Shall Associate
Justice ADRIENNE M. GROVER be elected
to the office for the term provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado, Tribunal de
Apelación, Distrito Sexto de Apelación:
¿Será el Juez Asociado ADRIENNE M.
GROVER electo al cargo por el término que
la ley dispone?
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal,
Sixth Appellate District: Shall Associate
Justice
PATRICIA
BAMATTREMANOUKIAN be elected to the office for the
term provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado, Tribunal de
Apelación, Distrito Sexto de Apelación:
¿Será el Juez Asociado PATRICIA
BAMATTRE-MANOUKIAN electo al cargo
por el término que la ley dispone?
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal,
Sixth Appellate District: Shall Associate
Justice MIGUEL MARQUEZ be elected to
the office for the term provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado, Tribunal de
Apelación, Distrito Sexto de Apelación:
¿Será el Juez Asociado MIGUEL MARQUEZ
electo al cargo por el término que la ley
dispone?
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal,
Sixth Appellate District: Shall Associate
Justice FRANKLIN D. ELIA be elected to the
office for the term provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado, Tribunal de
Apelación, Distrito Sexto de Apelación:
¿Será el Juez Asociado FRANKLIN D. ELIA
electo al cargo por el término que la ley
dispone?
NO
NO
YES
SÍ
Vote for no more than Three
Vote por no más de Tres
SARATOGA UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
DISTRITO ESCOLAR UNIÓN DE
SARATOGA
Governing Board Member
Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno
JACK LUCAS
Incumbent
Titular
JANET CHANG
Community College Professor
Profesora de Universidad Comunitaria
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
WEST VALLEY-MISSION COMMUNITY
COLLEGE DISTRICT
DISTRITO DE UNIVERSIDAD
COMUNITARIA WEST VALLEY-MISSION
Governing Board Member, Trustee Area 5
Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno, Área
de Síndico 5
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
MICHAEL CHANG
Governing Board Member, Santa Clara County Board
of Education
Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno, Junta de Educación
del Condado de Santa Clara
JOHN MUMY
Parent
Padre de Familia
NONPARTISAN OFFICES
CARGOS NO PARTIDARIOS
SANTA CLARA COUNTY BOARD OF
EDUCATION
JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN DEL CONDADO
DE SANTA CLARA
Member, Board of Education
Trustee Area 2
Miembro de la Junta de Educación
Área de Síndico 2
SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICIAL BALLOT – CONTINUED
CONDADO DE SANTA CLARA BOLETA OFICIAL – CONTINUACIÓN
For Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court: Shall Associate Justice KATHRYN
MICKLE WERDEGAR be elected to the
office for the term provided by law?
Para Juez Asociado del Tribunal
Supremo:
¿Será el Juez Asociado KATHRYN MICKLE
WERDEGAR electo al cargo por el término
que la ley dispone?
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MARSHALL TUCK
Educator/Schools' Executive
Educador/Ejecutivo de Escuelas
TOM TORLAKSON
Educator/California Superintendent
Educador/Superintendente de California
SCHOOL
ESCUELA
Superintendent
of Public Instruction
Superintendente de
Instrucción Pública
DIANE RITCHIE
Judge of the Superior Court
Juez del Tribunal Superior
MATTHEW S. HARRIS
Deputy District Attorney
Delegado del Fiscal del Distrito
Vote for One
Vote por Uno
Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 24
Juez del Tribunal Superior
Cargo Núm. 24
VOTE BOTH SIDES (OVER)
VOTE EN AMBOS LADOS (VER AL REVERSO)
YONGJIAN WU
Software Engineer
Ingeniero de Software
LAURA TILLETT
Community Volunteer
Voluntaria Comunitaria
PATTY BUCHANAN
Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School
District
Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno, Distrito Escolar
Unión de Saratoga
CYNTHIA MILLER
Parent/Consultant
Madre de Familia/Consultora
SUSAN GERMERAAD
Retired Science Teacher
Maestra de Ciencias Jubilada
Vote for no more than Three
Governing Board Member
Miembro de la Junta de Gobierno
231S-3T
DISTRICT
DISTRITO
RISHI KUMAR
Hi-Tech General Manager
Gerente General de Alta Tecnología
YAN ZHAO
Engineer/Commissioner
Ingeniera/Comisionada
JOHN CHEN
Data Center Engineer
Ingeniero de Centro de Datos
MARY-LYNNE BERNALD
Planning Commission Chairperson
Presidenta de la Comisión de Planeación
EMILY LO
Mayor/Business Owner
Alcaldesa/Dueña de Negocio
Vote for no more than Three
Vote por no más de Tres
2
STATE BUDGET.
STABILIZATION
BUDGET
ACCOUNT
WATER BOND. FUNDING FOR
WATER
QUALITY,
SUPPLY,
TREATMENT, AND STORAGE
PROJECTS.
Authorizes $7.545 billion in
general obligation bonds for state water supply
infrastructure projects, including surface and
groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed
protection and restoration, and drinking water
protection. Fiscal Impact: Increased state bond
costs averaging $360 million annually over
40 years. Local government savings for waterrelated projects, likely averaging a couple
hundred million dollars annually over the next
few decades.
BONOS DE AGUA. FINANCIAMIENTO PARA
LA CALIDAD, SUMINISTRO, TRATAMIENTO
Y PROYECTOS DE ALMACENAMIENTO DE
AGUA. Autoriza $7.545 mil millones en bonos
de obligación general para proyectos estatales
de infraestructura de suministro de agua,
incluyendo almacenamiento de aguas
superficiales y subterráneas, protección y
restauración del ecosistema y las cuencas, y
protección del agua potable. Impacto fiscal:
Incremento de los costos de los bonos estatales
con un promedio de $360 millones anuales
durante 40 años. Ahorros para el gobierno
local por proyectos relacionados con el agua,
posiblemente promediando un par
de cientos de millones de dólares YES / SÍ
anuales durante las próximas
décadas.
NO / NO
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STATE
ESTATAL
MEASURES SUBMITTED TO THE
VOTERS
MEDIDAS SOMETIDAS A LOS
VOTANTES
B
Card 2
331
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING
OF DOCTORS.
MEDICAL
NEGLIGENCE
LAWSUITS.
INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires drug testing
of doctors. Requires review of statewide
prescription database before prescribing
controlled substances. Increases $250,000
pain/suffering cap in medical negligence
lawsuits for inflation. Fiscal Impact: State and
local government costs from raising the cap on
medical malpractice damages ranging from tens
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HEALTHCARE
INSURANCE.
RATE CHANGES.
INITIATIVE
STATUTE.
Requires Insurance
Commissioner’s approval before health insurer
can change its rates or anything else affecting
the charges associated with health insurance.
Provides for public notice, disclosure, and
hearing, and subsequent judicial review.
Exempts employer large group health plans.
Fiscal Impact: Increased state administrative
costs to regulate health insurance, likely not
exceeding the low millions of dollars annually in
most years, funded from fees paid by health
insurance companies.
SEGURO DE CUIDADOS DE LA SALUD.
CAMBIOS DE TARIFAS. INICIATIVA PARA
PROMULGAR UN ESTATUTO.
Exige la aprobación del Comisionado de
Seguros antes de que las aseguradoras de
salud puedan cambiar sus tarifas o cualquier
cosa que afecte los cargos relacionados con el
seguro de salud.
Prevé aviso público,
divulgación, y audiencia, y posterior revisión
judicial. Exime a los planes de salud para
grupos
grandes
proporcionados
por
empleadores. Impacto fiscal: Incremento de
los costos administrativos del estado para
regular el seguro de salud, que muy
probablemente no excederá unos
pocos millones de dólares anuales
YES / SÍ
en la mayoría de los años,
financiado con las tarifas pagadas
NO / NO
por las compañías de seguro.
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CIUDAD
CITY OF SARATOGA
CIUDAD DE SARATOGA
Member, City Council
Miembro del Concejo Municipal
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MIKE BUNCIC
Biology Teacher
Maestro de Biología
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Director, Circunscripción 1
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STATE BUDGET.
BUDGET
STABILIZATION
ACCOUNT.
LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL
AMENDMENT. Requires annual transfer of
state general fund revenues to budget
stabilization account.
Requires half the
revenues be used to repay state debts. Limits
use of remaining funds to emergencies or
budget deficits. Fiscal Impact: Long-term state
savings from faster payment of existing debts.
Different levels of state budget reserves,
depending on economy and decisions by
elected officials. Smaller local reserves for
some school districts.
PRESUPUESTO ESTATAL. CUENTA DE
ESTABILIZACIÓN DEL PRESUPUESTO.
ENMIENDA
CONSTITUCIONAL
LEGISLATIVA. Exige una transferencia anual
de las rentas del fondo general a la cuenta de
estabilización del presupuesto. Exige que la
mitad de las rentas sea utilizada para pagar las
deudas del estado. Limita el uso del remanente
de fondos a emergencias o déficit
presupuestarios. Impacto fiscal: Ahorros a
largo plazo del estado por pago más rápido de
las deudas actuales. Diferentes niveles de
reservas del presupuesto estatal,
dependiendo de la economía y las
decisiones de funcionarios elegidos. YES / SÍ
Menores reservas locales para
NO / NO
algunos distritos escolares.
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of millions to several hundred million dollars
annually, offset to some extent by savings from
requirements on health care providers.
PRUEBAS DE DETECCIÓN DE DROGA Y
ALCOHOL A DOCTORES. DEMANDAS POR
NEGLIGENCIA MÉDICA. INICIATIVA PARA
PROMULGAR UN ESTATUTO. Exige pruebas
de detección de drogas a doctores. Exige
revisar la base de datos estatal de
medicamentos con receta antes de prescribir
sustancias controladas. Incrementa el tope de
$250,000
de
indemnización
por
dolor/sufrimiento en demandas de negligencia
médica para compensar por la inflación.
Impacto fiscal: Costos para los gobiernos
estatal y local al aumentar el tope de
indemnización por mala praxis médica, en el
orden de decenas de millones a varios cientos
de millones de dólares anuales,
compensados en cierto modo por
ahorros en los requerimientos sobre YES / SÍ
los proveedores de cuidados de la
NO / NO
salud.
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p
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lawsuits for inflation. Fiscal Impact: State and
local government costs from raising the cap on
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INDIAN GAMING COMPACTS. REFERENDUM. A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, tribal gaming compacts between the state and the North Fork Rancheria
of Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe. Fiscal Impact: One-time payments ($16 million to $35 million) and for 20 years annual payments ($10 million) from Indian tribes to
state and local governments to address costs related to the operation of a new casino.
CONVENIOS DE JUEGOS DE AZAR INDÍGENAS. REFERÉNDUM. Un voto “Sí” aprueba, y un voto “No” rechaza los convenios de juegos de azar indígenas entre el estado y los
Indios Mono de North Fork Rancheria y la Tribu Wiyot. Impacto fiscal: Pagos por única vez ($16 millones a $35 millones) y pagos anuales durante 20 años ($10
millones) de las tribus indígenas al estado y los gobiernos locales para solventar los costos relacionados con la operación de un nuevo casino.
YES / SÍ
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CRIMINAL SENTENCES. MISDEMEANOR PENALTIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain drug and property
offenses. Inapplicable to persons with prior conviction for serious or violent crime and registered sex offenders. Fiscal Impact: State and county criminal justice savings
potentially in the high hundreds of millions of dollars annually. State savings spent on school truancy and dropout prevention, mental health and substance abuse
treatment, and victim services.
CONDENAS PENALES. PENAS POR DELITOS MENORES. INICIATIVA PARA PROMULGAR UN ESTATUTO. Exige condenas por delito menor en lugar de delito mayor para
ciertas infracciones relacionadas con las drogas y la propiedad. No aplicable a personas con condenas anteriores por delitos graves o violentos y ofensores sexuales registrados.
Impacto fiscal: Ahorros a los sistemas penales del estado y condado potencialmente en varios cientos de millones de dólares anuales. Los ahorros estatales se
YES / SÍ
gastarán en la prevención del ausentismo y deserción escolar, tratamiento de salud mental y abuso de sustancias, y servicios a las víctimas.
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Statement of ANNA G. ESHOO, Candidate for
Statement of RICHARD B. FOX, Candidate for
United States Representative, District 18
United States Representative, District 18
Occupation: Member of Congress
Occupation: Pediatrician, Attorney
Age: 68
Education and Qualifications:
Education and Qualifications:
Creating opportunity. Solving problems. Righting what's wrong. These
Smaller government promotes more and better jobs, better and more
words describe my work in Congress.
affordable healthcare, school choice, and personal privacy.
Our country is built on the promise that those who work hard and abide by
Cut Government To Grow Jobs
the rules can prosper. Raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay for equal
The Democrats' big spending "stimulus" programs have failed to end the
work and providing access to affordable health care strengthen that promise of recession and revive the economy. We have millions on unemployment and
opportunity and support individual advancement.
food stamps and trillions in debt left to the young, stuck living with parents,
unable to start their own families. Get rid of wasteful Democrat spending
Keeping the internet free, open and accessible is a vital tool for democracy programs to end poverty and restore prosperity the right way, with productive,
and industry. Advancing technology in the classroom, workplace and for our dignified, private sector jobs.
national security remains a top priority. I write bipartisan legislation that enables
American companies to explore new frontiers, invent, compete and add jobs.
Free market Healthcare, Not Expensive Mandates
Replace wasteful mandated government health plans with truly affordable
Working to preserve the local environment and investing in medical free market health plans that fit families' needs and budgets.
research are important aspects of my work, as are efforts to support strong
families. What's required on the job today makes family life a challenge.
School Choice, No SCA5
Investing in early childhood education and adopting paid family sick leave would
Children should have tax credits to attend the quality schools that their
be important steps forward. And a fairer, leaner tax code would benefit all
parents choose for them, whether public, charter, home, or online. Then, there
families.
will be no need for educational discrimination under SCA5.
My parents taught me: if you see something wrong, try to make it right. I
Privacy
don't believe that money equals speech. I oppose the Supreme Court's Citizens
Keep the government out of our cell phones, emails, text messages, and
United decision and have supported legal challenges to it. I've urged the
president to issue an executive order requiring U.S. contractors to disclose personal decisions, such as our reproductive choices and gender identities.
corporate and executive political contributions. Righting this wrong will take
Restore Fading Dreams
time, but our democracy is worth it.
Save our hopes and dreams for our families by cutting government and
unleashing the power of free markets to open up opportunity and prosperity for
I would be honored to have your support to continue this work.
all. A strong economy supports good schools, safe streets, and gives families a
future. Vote for Dr. Fox, a trusted children's doctor, always thinking about our
kids and what kind of world they will grow up in. We can and must give them a
better one.
Visit us at: www.drfox4congress.com.
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Statement of CHUCK PAGE, Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly, District 28
Occupation: City Councilmember/Businessman
Age: 58
Education and Qualifications:
Silicon Valley is California's economic engine. The West Valley cities, San
Jose and County neighborhoods of Assembly District 28 are home to its working
families and retirees. We raise our sons and daughters here. Like you, I've
spent hours helping my children with schoolwork and teaching them the value of
hard work, dedication, focus, positive attitude and laughter.
Statement of EVAN LOW, Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly, District 28
Occupation: Educator/City Councilmember
Education and Qualifications:
I'm running for State Assembly because I'm focused on partnership over
partisanship.
As a City Councilmember, Mayor and educator, I have worked tirelessly
for over a decade to rise above the political rhetoric and focus on new solutions
to solve the challenges facing Silicon Valley.
Only through legislative change can we restore California. Career
politicians with no business experience have failed us. My 35 years of business
I delivered a balanced city budget every year and on-time. While other
experience and many years of civic/community service have honed my ability to cities around the state faced record budget deficits and slashed vital services
solve problems, something our legislature hasn't done.
during the recession, I led efforts to make smart investments to protect
taxpayers, public safety resources, and fostered economic growth.
We must obey our constitution, ensuring that college acceptance is meritbased, ending attempts like SCA-5 to use bias and race as admission criteria. I
I also championed pension reform by convening business, labor and civic
will fight for an educational system that helps all students succeed. This leaders. And as Mayor, I have been a strong advocate to help our businesses
includes meaningful reform of K-12 teacher tenure, thereby making it easier to create local jobs by cutting red-tape and streamlining the licensing process.
remove poorly performing teachers and those found guilty of wrong-doing.
Here in Silicon Valley, we know that businesses can't thrive without a
My experience creating jobs has taught me that higher taxes, highly trained workforce. As an educator and community college instructor, I
overregulation and bigger government are job killers.
am committed to expanding job-training programs to prepare students and
workers for the jobs today and in the future.
Building on my City Council, Mayoral and Environmental Policy leadership,
using my business experience and problem-solving skills, I will work diligently to
In the State Assembly, I will tackle the state's biggest problems and
create more middle class jobs for Californians, enhance public safety and ensure that California is a leader in the global economy.
address the drought-induced water shortage we all face.
Please join the Democratic Party, San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of
Endorsements: California State Sheriffs' Association, Silicon Valley Commerce, Teachers, Nurses, Firefighters, and Police Officers in supporting my
candidacy.
Chinese Association, La Raza Roundtable and more.
California Deserves Better-Experience Matters
Please Vote Chuck Page for Assembly District 28
www.chuckpage.org, http://tinyurl.com/oa4ah9w
I will continue to be accessible and will work hard to earn your trust. Do
not hesitate to call me on my cell phone at (408) 692-5428 or email me directly
at [email protected]
www.evanlow.com
(408) 713-2661
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Statement of MATTHEW S. HARRIS, Candidate for
Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 24
Occupation: Deputy District Attorney
Age: 56
Education and Qualifications:
27 Superior Court Judges (cur/ret) endorse award-winning prosecutor Matt
Harris. "Matt will be the kind of judge Santa Clara County can be proud of–
smart, experienced, honest, fair." –Judge Susan Bernardini
"Matthew Harris can restore confidence in the system and respect for the
judiciary." –San Jose Mercury News
Matt spent 22 years prosecuting complex cases including homicides,
sexual assaults, gangs. He recovered thousands of dollars for consumers from
dishonest businesses, led neighborhood crime prevention for seniors and was a
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.
Strongly endorsed by Congresswomen Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren:
"The quality of our judges must be a priority. That's why Matt's my choice
for judge." –Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.
County Bar Association (incl. Women Lawyers Section), Asian-Pacific Bar
Association, La Raza Lawyers and Roundtable all support Matt. He treats
people of all backgrounds with fairness and equality. Supports treatment for
nonviolent mentally ill and drug offenders.
Endorsed by 14 Peace Officer Associations, Sheriff Gillingham (ret), DAs
Jeff Rosen, Dolores Carr (ret) George Kennedy (ret), Assemblymembers
Gordon, Cunneen (ret); County Supervisors Wasserman, Yeager, and (ret):
Dianne McKenna, Susan Wilson, McHugh, Gage; Assessor Larry Stone; San
Jose Vice-Mayor Nguyen, Councilmembers Constant, Liccardo, Rocha, Khamis.
Married, 2 sons. MatthewHarrisforJudge.com
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Statement of DIANE RITCHIE, Candidate for
Judge of the Superior Court, Office No. 24
Occupation: Santa Clara County Judge
Age: 60
Education and Qualifications:
Judge Diane Ritchie is a tough, fair judge with thirty-three years of legal
experience. She has presided over thousands of criminal cases including,
domestic violence, gang, child abuse, rape, and other violent crimes. She has
given severe sentences to convicted criminals based on the law or when
required to cause real change in defendants' behaviour.
Judge Ritchie has presided over civil cases, including high-tech, business
disputes, personal injury, toxics, real estate, investment, probate, breach of
contract, and fraud. She settles over one-third of these cases. She helps
parties work out resolutions and is fair and impartial when a trial is necessary.
She has never had a conviction or judgment reversed on appeal. She follows
the law.
Judge Robert Foley (ret.), "I have known Judge Ritchie since she was a
District Attorney. She is tough, fair and hardworking." Judge Kenneth Barnum,
"Judge Ritchie is open, honest, and ethical." Judge Franklin Bonodonno,
"Judge Ritchie has the proven ability to bring people together, listen and help
the parties settle their cases."
Please join Assemblyman Paul Fong, former Mayor Dolly Sandoval, and
many others in returning a tough, fair and honest judge to the bench. Please
visit Judge Ritchie's website, www.judgedianeritchie.com.
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Statement of MICHAEL CHANG, Candidate for
Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2
Occupation: Community College Professor
Age: 57
Education and Qualifications:
Education: BS, Business Administration, SFSU and Ph.D, Education,
Stanford University.
Thank you for electing me four years ago with over half the votes in a
three-way race. It has been an honor for me to serve and help students in
Santa Clara County.
With my experience as a former two-term Cupertino Mayor and Cupertino
Union School Board President, I brought stability and fostered collaboration on
the county board to provide effective budget and programmatic oversight of the
County Office of Education.
As a lifelong educator, I was able to inform educational policy based on 25
years of teaching experience, helping our board provide innovative leadership in
such areas as student achievement, early childhood education, curriculum for
the 21st century, and alternative education.
However, much still need to be done, especially in terms of improving
educational outcomes and closing the achievement gap. I respectfully ask for
your vote so that I can devote four more years to the educational success of all
our students.
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Statement of JACK LUCAS, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, West Valley-Mission
Community College District, Trustee Area 5
Occupation: Community College Trustee
Education and Qualifications:
After eighteen years of public service as a Monte Sereno Council Member,
including five terms as Mayor, I left local government for the challenge of
serving the West Valley-Mission Community College District as a trustee. This
experience has allowed me the opportunity to share with the WVMCCD my
municipal government background combined with forty years of secondary
education experience.
I am proud of the District's accomplishments during my tenure on the
Board. These include: the passage of two large bond measures which have
allowed the colleges to complete capital renovations and to construct new
facilities, improved accounting procedures leading to a balanced budget, a
strong executive management team, and the mutual respect the District shares
with the seven cities within our District. My professional Community College
State level memberships include the Community College League of California's
Advisory Committee for Education Services and a four-time visiting team
member for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
My personal education includes a Doctorate of Education from the
University of Oregon, B.A. and M.A. degrees from San Jose State University,
and an A.A. degree from Fullerton College. If re-elected, I will continue to be a
strong voice for progressive leadership for your Community College District.
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Statement of JANET CHANG, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, West Valley-Mission
Community College District, Trustee Area 5
Occupation: Community College Faculty
Age: 66
Education and Qualifications:
Registered Nurse, B.S. and M.S., San Jose State University, Director,
Student Health Services Program and Tenured Faculty at San Jose City
College, National Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader,
Advocacy Committee Member, United Way Silicon Valley, mentor for service
learning projects, long-time resident of Los Gatos-Saratoga area, and my
children and I have benefitted educationally by attending community colleges.
The California Community Colleges are undergoing changes as a result of
state mandates. With my fresh and diverse perspective, I can work
collaboratively to ensure that the West Valley-Mission Community College
District fulfills your taxpayer investment by preparing tomorrow's workforce and
civically engaged residents.
As a long time community resident/parent, Director and tenured faculty of
a local community college, I will use my expertise and experience to improve
the student outcomes of the West Valley-Mission Community College District.
I believe deeply that public education is our California promise. As our
community colleges provide the access to lifelong learning, I believe that I can
be of public service as your Trustee on the Board of WVMCCD. Vote for
Change, Vote for Chang. Thank you.
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Statement of SUSAN GERMERAAD, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
Occupation: Retired Science Teacher
Education and Qualifications:
My goals in serving as a Trustee are to maintain outstanding educational
opportunities for all students, budget responsibly recognizing limitations
imposed by the legislature and local revenues, and promote respectful
communication between parents, teachers, staff and Board, which are all
indispensable for wise decisions and maintaining high morale. I am committed
to working cooperatively, conducting the Board's business at a high standard
with input from all affected parties, resulting in reasoned, timely policy decisions.
I am uniquely qualified to deliver on these goals because of my
professional life as a biomedical researcher and an educator. My graduate
research training taught me to make evidence-based decisions, my experience
as a university professor validated the benefits of a strong precollege
foundation, and my firsthand experience in classrooms as a credentialed
teacher (15 years at Redwood Middle School, SUSD) raised my awareness of
opportunities and constraints to developing that foundation in all students. I
served for 10 years at the state level in content standard, test and instructional
material reviews which exposed me to wider political considerations. I also
recognize the hopes of district parents, as my own children attended Saratoga
schools. See www.smartvoter.org/ca/scl for more information.
Statement of CYNTHIA MILLER, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
Occupation: Parent, Technology Marketing Consultant
Education and Qualifications:
I am running for election to the SUSD board because I want to help make
our good school even better. I see our district facing significant challenges and
believe I can help. Specifically, we must: (1) transition to the new Common
Core curriculum in a careful manner, tailored to the needs of Saratoga students,
(2) adopt technology to improve learning while being mindful of cost, (3) come
to grips with under-funded teacher pension obligations.
As a member of the school board I will constantly ask, "What is best for
our students?" I will push for transparency in the district's decision making and
insist on better communication with the community, parents, and our high
school.
My husband and I have lived in Saratoga for 20 years and have two
children attending Saratoga High. I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer
Science and a Master's in Business, experience in marketing and investing in
the technology industry, and have volunteered actively in our schools. Please
support me with your vote and I will work to ensure that your tax dollars are well
spent to educate all our children.
For more information visit Cynthia4SUSD on Facebook
(www.facebook.com/Cynthia4SUSD).
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Statement of PATTY BUCHANAN, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
Occupation: Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
Education and Qualifications:
Four years ago, I was elected for the first time as a governing board
member of the Saratoga Union School District. Since then, I am proud of the
work we have done to educate and inspire all our students.
We have kept our district on sound financial ground. We are successfully
transitioning to the Common Core State Standards, which will provide all
students a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for high school, college and
careers. A Technology Plan that will focus on integrating technology as a tool in
each classroom is being implemented. We have held open forums with our
community, parents, staff and students in order to improve communication and
involve all stakeholders in the development of our Strategic Plan. The wellbeing of our students has been a priority at all times and social-emotional
literacy programs are offered in all of our schools.
I have lived in Saratoga for 14 years. My four children attended Saratoga
Union School District schools. I know first-hand the exceptional education our
students receive. With your support, I will continue to work to keep our district
an outstanding one by focusing on creating and maintaining an environment
where all learners thrive.
Statement of LAURA TILLETT, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
Occupation: Parent Volunteer
Education and Qualifications:
I have been a Saratoga resident for 16 years with two daughters who
attended SUSD schools. One is attending Duke University and the other is a
junior at Saratoga High School. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science and my background is Program Management at Microsoft Corporation
and Engineering at HP.
I am running for SUSD Board to ensure:
1) The Common Core curriculum meets the needs of all our students
and is aligned with Saratoga High School.
2) Transparency of district operations and timely communication with
parents.
3) There is a technology plan and funding in place to deploy the most
suited technology for the success of our students.
I am currently PTSO Co-President at SHS. I also held PTA Co-President
positions at Redwood Middle School and Saratoga Elementary School and
helped upgrade their computers. I enjoy volunteering in Girl Scouts, American
Cancer Society Grand View League, Montalvo Arts Center, among others.
I will work to sustain the success of our students and district. I have
experience rolling out programs, processes, and policies based on community
collaboration and distilling feedback into pragmatic choices that guarantees
success,
growth
and
development
of
our
students.
www.facebook.com/laura4susd
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Statement of YONGJIAN WU, Candidate for
Governing Board Member, Saratoga Union School District
Occupation: Software Engineer
Age: 47
Education and Qualifications:
I believe in public education and am proud of Saratoga's excellent schools.
They are the cornerstones of our city. To sustain them, our community
deserves thoughtful representation and strong leadership. As a School Board
member, I will collaborate with our schools and community members to strive
for the best educational outcomes for our children.
My 15-year industry experience brings with me the understanding of what
skill sets we need to develop for our students today in order to be successful in
tomorrow's global competitive work environment. As a School Board member, I
will work with teachers and parents to ensure adequate school hours for our
students; provide best possible curriculum; maintain and open greater
opportunities for students to excel.
I would like to bring my passion and perspective to the Board to preserve
and enhance Saratoga's greatest asset. I would like to ask for your support and
your vote on November 4.
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Statement of EMILY LO, Candidate for
Member, Saratoga City Council
Occupation: Mayor of Saratoga/Business Owner
Education and Qualifications:
I am a 19 year resident of Saratoga and am honored to serve as your
Mayor.
During my terms on the City Council, our City
1) was named safest city in California;
2) saw an increase in property values and sales tax;
3) secured over $4 million grants for street improvement along Prospect
Road, and over $300K grants to improve parks and trails;
4) received AAA Rating in General Obligation Bond;
5) received a "Grade A" in County's Tobacco Report card;
6) was a designated 'Tree City USA';
7) stepped up its outreach to residents through public workshops and
increased use of social media;
8) saw more storefronts open in downtown Saratoga;
9) successfully annexed Quarry Property, adding open space, a new
park and trails to the City;
As a member of the Council's Finance Committee, I work diligently to build
a healthy financial structure by adopting a conservative approach on revenues,
building sufficient reserves, exercising cost savings measures, and maintaining
a balanced budget. As Vice-Chair of Santa Clara County Library District JPA, I
support enhancing library services, increasing on-line resources including ebooks and materials, and promoting library services to the community. As a
Board Member of Santa Clara Cities Association, I gained experience on
regional and state matters that will affect us.
I have a solid record of accomplishments and have demonstrated
leadership. If reelected, I will be an effective Council Member who will continue
to uphold the values of Saratoga. I will maintain a safe, clean, green, tranquil
environment, with good schools and open space; ensuring a transparent,
fiscally stable City government which our residents deserve. I will support
environmental sustainability, preserve the character and historical nature of our
City while supporting business vitality. I will continue to enrich our recreational
programs, embrace diversity, and build a community where residents of all ages
and backgrounds feel a sense of belonging. I will leverage my experience to
represent Saratoga well on regional and statewide matters that will affect our
City. With a new City Manager in place, my experience will be invaluable in the
transition to a new leadership in the City government.
I will work with our residents to build Saratoga into an ideal place to raise
families, and a place where people aspire to live in. I would be honored to have
your support. Vote for me is a vote for experience. www.emilylo.org
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Statement of MARY-LYNNE BERNALD, Candidate for
Member, Saratoga City Council
Occupation: Chairperson Planning Commission
Education and Qualifications:
Education: BA, Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder
During the 36 years my family and I have lived in Saratoga, I have been
dedicated to serving our community in many organizations. Ten of those years I
have served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Saratoga.
As a Community Volunteer my commitments have included: Executive
Board Member (Villa Montessori, Saint Andrew's School, and Bellarmine
College Preparatory); PAL Soccer coach; Troop 525 Cub Scout Leader; EMQ
Junior Auxiliary President, Saratoga Butter Paddle 10 year volunteer; Senior
Adults Legal Assistance Paralegal; Saratoga Library Expansion Committee
Member; AJLI Coauthor and Presenter of "Developing and Maintaining
Community Collaborations" seminars.
As a Planning Commissioner, and a three-time elected Chairperson, I
have actively been involved in six General Plan Updates; supported applications
that brought the Farmer's Market, tasting rooms, and appropriate outdoor music
to downtown Saratoga; researched and reviewed a wide variety of City
ordinances and guidelines. Working on these projects, numerous design review
applications, annexations, subdivisions, and Capital Improvement Projects has
given me an in-depth knowledge and appreciation for the intricacies involved in
local government service.
We all love Saratoga for what it has to offer: its semi-rural character;
excellent schools and City services; a high quality of life; safe and quiet
neighborhoods; community amenities that include well maintained streets and
parks; and an efficient and responsive government that meets our needs. We
deserve Council Members who will promote transparent government, seek
citizen input, and build consensus and teamwork. I am prepared to do all that
and more.
I pledge:
To preserve the unique character of our City and its neighborhoods and to
provide a positive climate for vibrant commercial centers.
To ensure high quality and cost effective services within a fiscally
responsible budget.
To promote open government, to proactively seek citizen input, and to
build consensus and teamwork on the Council and in the Community.
Please join nine former Saratoga Mayors and many outstanding Saratoga
community and business leaders in voting for me, Mary-Lynne Bernald, on
Election Day, November 4th.
Integrity Dedication Experience
Please visit my website at www.mary-lynne4saratoga.com for more
information.
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Statement of JOHN CHEN, Candidate for
Member, Saratoga City Council
Occupation: Data Center Engineer
Age: 51
Education and Qualifications:
I immigrated to the Bay Area in 1965 and grew up in the American Dream
in which a person can work hard, live frugally, make good use of education and,
one day, earn success. I attended public schools in San Francisco, Newark and
Orinda. My father tirelessly worked to improve our family circumstances and,
even after he was a senior executive, he would often show me a worn out pair
of shoes as a reminder not to waste.
Statement of YAN ZHAO, Candidate for
Member, Saratoga City Council
Occupation: Engineer/Commissioner
Education and Qualifications:
I am a mother, an engineer, a community leader, a volunteer. For eight
years I proudly served on the Saratoga Planning Commission. I love our city
and am passionate about serving our community.
My family moved to Saratoga because we fell in love with its natural
beauty, superb schools and charming ambiance. My children, Ingrid, Brendon
and Angelina attend Saratoga public schools. My husband's family has
operated Hong's Gourmet Restaurant in downtown Saratoga for 16 years. I
understand how important it is to achieve a delicate balance in preserving
Saratoga's small town charm, while also promoting economic development to
keep our city vibrant.
After graduating from U.C. Berkeley in 1987 with a B.A. in Computer
Science, my most notable success was when, as an engineer, I became a
poster child for the Cisco patent program. In the 1990s I made contributions to
cable modem technology, making it a ubiquitous and reliable way to access the
Internet. Currently, I work as a data center engineer at a Mountain View-based
startup where my team, on a shoestring budget, maintains a high-efficiency, 25My top priorities: maintain Saratoga's unique character; keep Saratoga
million user, social network for video gamers.
the safest city in California; protect Saratoga's open space, parks, trails and
public facilities; increase services to senior citizens; and ensure quality of life for
As a Saratoga resident, I have seen the need to focus on environmental all. I pledge to maintain fiscal responsibility and to continue to revitalize our
issues and resist the pressures to urbanize Saratoga. Reducing air and noise retail centers.
pollution in Saratoga is largely a matter of creating alternatives to automobiles
on the SR-85 freeway. At our city council meetings and VTA board meetings, I
I earned a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from
have opposed needless, freeway lane expansion on 85.
UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University, respectively. I have worked in high
tech for over 20 years, from integrated circuit design to marketing, business
When I can, I commute by bike the 12 miles to my office in Mountain View. development and sales. I understand the importance of listening to customers'
More bike-friendly paths will encourage more bicycle riders and increase safety needs and providing the very best service.
for work and recreation.
In addition to serving eight years on the Saratoga Planning Commission
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) Regional Housing (Chair 2009-2010), I'm also serving as a board member and treasurer of
Needs Allocation (RHNA) cycle requires the City of Saratoga to periodically Saratoga Elementary PTA, Student Art Chair for the Saratoga Rotary Art Show
revise its Housing Element to provide for higher-density housing. I will speak for the past three years, Volunteer Referee for American Youth Soccer
out against the unelected regional planning agency directives, which place Organization, volunteer for the Saratoga Historical Foundation and member of
unreasonable demands on our mostly built-out city and attempt to force us to the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women. Each of these
volunteer activities gives me an opportunity to not only serve our community,
accept more density and traffic.
but also to learn more about our needs.
I have hosted 5 high school students at my office on Lynbrook HS Job
Shadow day and in my spare and holiday time, I have played ukulele for Relay
As a proven leader and dedicated community volunteer, I will bring my
for Life and for veterans in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. I pledge to experience as a planning commissioner, consensus builder and parent, to the
serve the City of Saratoga by preserving our quality of life, home values, Saratoga City Council. My commitment to you is to provide full transparency
and to ensure that your voices will be heard. I pledge to support accountability,
excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and fiscal responsibility.
open communication and strategic partnerships between our residents,
businesses and schools.
If you have ideas on how we can make Saratoga a better place to live,
please call me anytime at 408-206-9681. I am willing to work hard for all
residents. I respectfully ask for your vote for Yan Zhao for Saratoga City
Council.
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Statement of RISHI KUMAR, Candidate for
Member, Saratoga City Council
Occupation: Hi-Tech General Manager
Education and Qualifications:
Saratoga is a great place to live and raise a family. For the last fourteen
years, my wife Seema and I are proud to be raising our two sons here and call
Saratoga our home. With our redwood trees, the beautiful vistas and views,
fantastic schools, and an outstanding quality of life, these values must be
preserved & protected.
I am running for City Council because I love Saratoga.
My community passion has been demonstrated through my service as a
Planning Commissioner, the Founder Saratoga's Got Talent Annual
Competition, a Board Member of AYSO Soccer, Boy Scout volunteer, Chamber
of Commerce member, local Neighborhood Watch program creator, and others.
In these organizations I initiated and implemented ideas, and worked hard to
make Saratoga a better community. Over the past three years, as part of the
Saratoga Cares Foundation, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars for our
Seniors and our Schools.
I want to enhance Saratoga's community engagement model with local
government via partnerships and outreach programs. We must ensure that we
have more information readily accessible for our citizens to know what is going
on. I will listen to your suggestions, wants and concerns to act upon them
diligently.
I have a Masters degree in Engineering. My work as General Manager in
the Silicon Valley hi-tech industry (e.g. IBM, Cisco) has taught me that energy,
dedication, enthusiasm, fiscal responsibility, and entrepreneurial drive can
create new opportunities.
We need that same spirit on our City Council. Our city and citizens
collaborated to prevent the Highway 85 expansion. But, we need strong voices
on the Council who will work with our neighboring communities to ensure that
the VTA addresses the concerns of Saratogans for effective noise reduction on
Highway 85 and alleviate bottlenecks.
Downtown Saratoga is the heart of our town. We must maintain its unique
charm. All of our business districts need to be healthy and vibrant, creating
economic vitality that helps all of our citizens.
I would appreciate your vote.
Please join Senator Jim Beall,
Councilmember Chuck Page, former Assembly member Jim Cunneen, Amit
Nagpal, Jayshree Ullal, Mr. Boitz, Mr. Jow, David Holt, Mark Chapman, Richard
Angus, Bob Cancellieri, Tom Sloan, Gary Smith, Leslie Butlar and many
Saratoga community leaders in supporting my candidacy to keep Saratoga
great. www.Rishikumar.com
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Statement of PETE SIEMENS, Candidate for
Director, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Ward 1
Occupation: Incumbent
Education and Qualifications:
I am proud to have been a Director of the Midpeninsula Region Open
Space District (Midpen), helping to create a system of preserves that have
contributed to our health, well-being and prosperity. I have advocated for an
expanded volunteer program, and initiated a policy that controlled growth of
staff and other expenses. This responsible budgeting has led to AA and better
bond ratings, no loss of service during downturns, negligible unfunded liabilities,
and millions of dollars in reduced interest; our current 62,000 plus acres of
preserved land has value that far exceeds its cost. I have supported emphasis
on land preservation but with increased attention to public access and preserve
restoration (for example, grassland and forest management for reducing fire
risk, repair of wildlife habitat). Our Vision Plan featuring several thousand
constituent contacts reflects these desires; the result is a list of key projects.
Positive perception of Midpen has resulted in voter approval of bonding
authority to fund this work, while existing revenue will provide staff to service the
increased public access over time. I look forward to working with you to bring
these projects to reality as soon as possible, and doing this with carefully
considered staffing and construction priorities. Thanks--Pete Siemens
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Statement of MIKE BUNCIC, Candidate for
Director, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, Ward 1
Occupation: Biology Teacher
Education and Qualifications:
I have been a high school biology teacher for the past twenty years, with a
master's of science degree in biology. I am also a long time resident of Los
Gatos. I have travelled over virtually every trail of the Midpeninsula Regional
Open Space District. These lands are very dear to me. I am keenly aware of
the issues and challenges presented, and have participated in previous
planning and volunteer activities. My background in working with young adults
in the stewardship of the environment has brought I and them directly in contact
with the district. I hope to increase the public's knowledge and interaction with
our district and further communication. I support equitable access to public
lands within a framework of preservation of the existing environment. These
lands represent an opportunity for a growing population to experience settings
that are rapidly disappearing. In our ward specifically, I see the restoration and
opening to the public of the former air force station atop Mount Umunhum as a
priority. It can serve as the jewel of the district, and increase the public
awareness and appreciation of the open spaces that are preserved for
everyone.
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3 WAYS TO VOTE
1. Vote at the Polls on Election Day! Your assigned polling place is located on the back cover. Be
aware that your polling place may have changed since the previous election(s). The polls are open
from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please bring your Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet on voting
day.
DETACH HERE
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Postage Required
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Did you sign your application?
VOTE BY MAIL DIVISION
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
PO BOX 611750
SAN JOSE CA 95161-1750
2. Vote Early: Beginning October 6th, the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters’ Office is open as a
polling place for the November 4, 2014 General Election for early voting.
Location:
Registrar of Voters, 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112
Voting hours: Mon. - Fri.
Sat. - Sun.
Sat. - Sun.
Tuesday
October 6 - November 3
October 25 - 26
November 1 - 2
November 4, 2014 (Election Day)
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3. Vote by Mail: On October 6th the Registrar of Voters will begin mailing ballots to Vote by Mail
Voters for this election. You may request to become a Vote by Mail Voter by:
‡ completing the application on the back cover, then returning it by mail or by fax to 1-408-293-6002
‡ calling 1-408-299-VOTE (8683)
‡ applying on our website at www.sccvote.org
‡ sending a letter providing name, residence address, mailing address if different, birth date, and
signature
Requests must be received by the Registrar of Voters no later than October 28th.
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA
PO BOX 611360
SAN JOSE CA 95161-1360
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VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATION
Do not complete if you are already a permanent vote by mail or mail ballot precinct voter.
I hereby apply for a Vote by Mail ballot for the NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION.
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Printed Name
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Residence Address
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Mailing Address (if different)
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Street
City
State
Zip Code
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‰ Check here to vote by mail PERMANENTLY.
Application due in Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on 10/28/2014.
You can also request a Vote by Mail ballot by calling 1-408-299-VOTE (8683) or toll free 1-866-430-VOTE (8683).
POLLING PLACE INFORMATION
YOUR POLLING PLACE
FOR THIS ELECTION
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Important Dates:
October 6 - November 3
Early voting available in Registrar of Voters’ Office.
October 20
Last day to register to vote or to update your registration for this election.