Updated-Building Trades Endorsements of Statewide Candidates & Propositions on November Ballot

September 15, 2014 - We previously provided an endorsement bulletin prior to the California Labor Federation Biennial Convention.  However, several changes to the November ballot were made during the month of August.  The Legislature and Governor negotiated and renumbered a new water bond and renumbered the rainy day fund measures.  Additionally, the State Supreme Court removed Proposition 49 from the ballot. 

The Building Trades’ updated endorsements for the November 2014 ballot follows:

State Constitutional Offices


   Edmund "Jerry" Brown (D)

   Lieutenant Governor

   Gavin Newsom (D)

   Attorney General

   Kamala Harris (D)


   John Chiang (D)

   State Superintendent
        of Public Education

   Tom Torlakson (D)

   Secretary of State

   Alex Padilla (D)


   Betty Yee (D)

   Insurance Commissioner

   Dave Jones (D)


Board of Equalization

   District 1

   Chris Parker (D)

   District 2

   Fiona Ma (D)

   District 3

   Jerome Horton (D)

   District 4

   No Endorsement


Statewide Ballot Measures

   Proposition 1 - SUPPORT

   Fact Sheet

   Safe, Clean, Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act

   Proposition 2 - SUPPORT

   Fact Sheet

   State Budget Stabilization Account (Rainy Day Fund)

   Proposition 45 - OPPOSE

   Fact Sheet

   Insurance Rate Regulation

   Proposition 46 - OPPOSE

   Fact Sheet


   Proposition 47 - SUPPORT

   Fact Sheet

   Criminal Sentences Reform

   Proposition 48 - SUPPORT

   Fact Sheet

   Indian Gaming Compact (North Fork Rancheria)

If you have any questions, contact Legislative and Political Director Cesar Diaz at 916.443.3302 or [email protected]

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