2016 Thousand Oaks Tea Party Voter Guide
By Thousand Oaks Tea Party
Our Thousand Oaks Tea Party is a non-partisan organization supportive of Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets. We oppose corruption, wasteful spending, raising taxes, and the influence of special interests in our government which was designed by our Founders to be of the people, by the people, and for the people.
THOUSAND OAKS TEA PARTY — VOTER GUIDE — NOVEMBER 2016 ELECTION
Office Our votes
President & Vice President Donald Trump & Mike Pence – Republicans
U.S. Senator Loretta Sanchez – We don’t like either candidate, but Sanchez is less “radical” than Harris (who is like Elizabeth Warren, a zealot, and left of Barbara Boxer)
U.S. Representative – Dist. 26 Rafael Dagnesses – Republican
State Senator – Dist. 27 Steve Fazio – Republican
State Assembly – Dist. 44 Kerry Nelson – Republican
Conejo Valley Unified School Dist. Sandee Everett – Excellent education & experience, plus she dislikes Common Core.
Two votes are allowed; my second choice is Angie Simpson, but if you vote for two candidates, you will dilute your vote for your first choice.
If you like both candidates equally, vote for both. We hope both of them defeat the incumbents and the other two challengers.
T.O. City Council Rob McCoy
Two votes are allowed, but I am voting ONLY for Rob McCoy because I don’t want to dilute my vote with a second choice.
If you want to vote for two candidates, my second choice is Al Adam, but he has become more of a spender, and less of an advocate for freedom than Tea Party principles. So I am voting ONLY for Rob McCoy, because voting for two candidates will dilute a vote for Rob McCoy.
Calleguas Municipal Water Dist. — Scott Quady (incumbent).
I attended one of their Board meetings and was highly impressed with everyone on the board; later I corresponded with their Manager who provided information to me. I do not want to take a chance on either of the two challengers.
Prop # What it does Our votes Why
51 $5 Billion to School Boards NO Put on ballot by initiative process. Bond is financially irresponsible.
52 Locks in the existing NO No sunset date. Legislature can extend existing program if desired.
hospital fee program.
53 Requires voter approval before YES Taxpayers should have a say.
state can borrow $2 Billion or
more for state projects.
54 Government transparency; no YES Stops back-room deals to sneak bills through Legislature.
more sneaky last-minute laws.
55 12-year extension of 6-year NO Put on ballot by initiative process. Gov. Brown is opposed.
temporary tax increase.
56 $2 increase on tobacco products NO Would encourage a black market. Should not include e-cigarettes.
57 Another early release program NO We don’t need another early release program
for state prison inmates. until the existing one is fixed
58 Repeals the 1998 “English only” NO Instruction in English has been shown to lead to
Act. quicker proficiency for non-English speakers.
59 Asks Congress to amend NO Leave the First Amendment alone.
Constitution to overturn
“Citizens United.” Advisory only.
60 Condom requirement for adult films NO Welfare for lawyers.
61 State prescription drug pricing NO Price controls don’t work.
62 Repeal Death Penalty NO We believe that the Death Penalty deters crime.
63 Restrictions on firearms & ammunition NO Criminals won’t obey the law. Chips away at 2nd Amendment.
64 Marijuana legalization NO Onerous regulations and taxation in the bill will
encourage a thriving black market.
65 Redirects carry-out grocery bag fees NO An accounting nightmare.
66 Attempt to speed up death penalty appeals NO The system is broken; this measure is too big a
change & may slow down appeals.
67 California plastic bag ban referendum NO A “Yes” vote bans single-use plastic bags.
A “No” vote rejects the statute.
VENTURA COUNTY PROPOSITIONS
AA Transportation Tax NO A boondoggle! Totally unnecessary. Many funds are already available via
gasoline taxes and other taxes that were designated for infra-
structure rebuilding that were siphoned off by politicians.
C Protects against urban sprawl NO On ballot by initiative process, Would extend protections expiring
2020 for 30 more years.
F Protects against urban sprawl YES On ballot by initiative process. Protects farmers & farmland better than
W Protects parks YES On ballot by initiative process. Would extend protections expiring 2020
for 20 more years.
California General Election Official Voter Information Guide
Susan Shelley – Columnist, L.A.Daily News & Southern California News Group
Craig Huey – President, LAVoterGuide.com & ElectionForum.org
Steve Frank – Political Commentator & Consultant
Orlean Koehle – Eagle Forum – California President
CFRW, Southern Division (Calif. Federation of Republican Women)
CRP (California Republican Party)
San Marino Republican Club
Tom McClintock – Calif. Representative
San Fernando Valley Republican Club
L.A. Times (was more reasonable this time!)
Citizens’Journal – Ventura
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