SBCTC announces endorsements for statewide candidates and June ballot measures

April 10, 2018 - The State Building Trades’ Executive Board has endorsed the candidates for statewide office listed below and adopted positions on the propositions for the June 2018 election.  Endorsements were made on the basis of candidates’ records on issues of greatest importance to Building Trades workers and their families, as well as on their stated positions on those issues of concern.  In addition, the “support” or “oppose” positions on statewide initiatives were adopted after careful consideration of their impact to the well-being of our members.

This communication also serves as an endorsement bulletin for the upcoming California Labor Federation Pre-Primary Convention. 

The Building Trades’ 2018 June Primary Endorsements

State Constitutional Offices:

Lieutenant Governor                         Ed Hernandez (D)

Attorney General                                Xavier Becerra (D)

State Treasurer                                  Fiona Ma (D)

State Controller                                  Betty Yee (D)

Insurance Commissioner                   Ricardo Lara (D)

Secretary of State                              Alex Padilla (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond (D)


Statewide Ballot Measures:

Prop. 68: Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, Outdoors Protection Act - SUPPORT
($4 billion for parks and water related infrastructure, and flood protection projects.)

 Prop. 69: Motor Vehicle Fees & Taxes; restriction on expenditures - STRONG SUPPORT
(Constitutional amendment ensures new funding created by Senate Bill 1 remains dedicated to transportation.)

Prop. 70: Greenhouse Gas Reduction Reserve Fund (2/3 vote requirement) - NEUTRAL
(Requires State Legislature 2/3 vote on or after 2024 to pass spending plan for revenue from the state's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.)

Prop. 71: Ballot Measure: effective date - NEUTRAL
(Statewide propositions would be in effect after the statewide vote has been counted and certified by Secretary of State instead of taking effect the day after Election Day per current law.)

Prop. 72: Property Tax: new construction rain water capture exclusion - NEUTRAL
(Allows the State Legislature to exclude rainwater capture systems added after 1/1/19 from property tax assessments.)

If you have any questions, contact Legislative and Political Director Cesar Diaz at 916-443-3302 or [email protected].




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