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November 20, 2006

How Tim Voted

Midterm elections, 2006



Full disclosure, vain preening, career-limiting move? You decide. My voting record is not intended to be an endorsement, a challenge, or even a personal statement. I vote as often as I can as long as it doesn't take too much effort, not because it makes any difference but because it's fun and I love this country as much as Hey Giorgi loves Russia (about a minute and ten seconds into this great SCTV clip). Here's my full ballot from this month's elections:

Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican

Lieutenant Governor
Lynnette Shaw, Libertarian

Secretary of State
Gail K. Lightfoot, Libertarian

Controller
Donna Tello, Libertarian

Treasurer
Michelangelo, Ninja Turtle (write-in)

Attorney General
Jerry Brown, Democratic

Insurance Commissioner
Steve Poizner, Republican

United States Senator
Starchild, Libertarian (write-in)

United States Representative; District 8
Mike Denunzio, Republican

Member of the State Assembly; District 13
Randy Harris, Mixologist (write-in)

State Board of Equalization; District 1
Judge Jim Grey, Libertarian (write-in)

California State Supreme Court (Yes/No)

Joyce L. Kennard No
Carol A. Corrigan No

California State Court of Appeal; District 1; Division 1 (Yes/No)

Sandra Margulies No
James J. Marchiano No

California State Court of Appeal; District 1; Division 2 (Yes/No)

James A. Richman No
Paul R. Haerle No

California State Court of Appeal; District 1; Division 3 (Yes/No)

Peter Siggins No
William R. McGuiness No

California State Court of Appeal; District 1; Division 4 (Yes/No)

Maria P. Rivera No
Patricia K. Sepulveda No
Ignazio John Ruvolo No

California State Court of Appeal; District 1; Division 5 (Yes/No)

Barbara Jones No

Assessor-Recorder; County of San Francisco
Thor Breece (write-in)

Public Defender; County of San Francisco
Greg Beato (write-in)

Member, Board of Supervisors; County of San Francisco; Supervisorial District 2
Roscoe Lee Brown (write-in)

Board Member; San Francisco Unified School District (3 Elected)

Richard Van Loon
Giselle Quezada-Brandt
Hydra Mendoza

Board Member; San Francisco Community College District (3 Elected)

Warner Oland (write-in)
Sidney Toler (write-in)
Keye Luke (write-in)

Director; San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District; District 8
Mr. Conductor

State Propositions

Proposition 1A Transportation Funding Protection Yes
Proposition 1B Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security No
Proposition 1C Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund Act of 2006 No
Proposition 1D Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities No
Proposition 1E Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention No
Proposition 83 Sex Offenders. Sexually Violent Predators. Punishment, Residence Restrictions and Monitoring No
Proposition 84 Water Quality, Safety and Supply. Flood Control. Natural Resource Protection. Park Improvements No
Proposition 85 Waiting Period and Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy Yes
Proposition 86 Tax on Cigarettes No
Proposition 87 Alternative Energy. Research, Production, Incentives. Tax on California Oil Producers No
Proposition 88 Education Funding. Real Property Parcel Tax No
Proposition 89 Political Campaigns. Public Financing. Corporate Tax Increase. Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Limits No
Proposition 90 Government Acquisition, Regulation of Private Property Yes

Local Measures 

Proposition A School Bonds -- City of San Francisco (55% Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition B Allowing Members of Boards and Commissions to Participate in Meetings by Teleconference -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition C Setting Salaries of Certain Local Elected Officials -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition D Disclosure of Private Information -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) Yes
Proposition E Parking Tax Ordinance -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition F Paid Sick Leave Ordinance -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition G Limitations on Formula Retail Stores -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition H Relocation Assistance for No Fault Tenant Removal -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition I Adopting a Policy that the Mayor Appear Monthly at a Board of Supervisors Meeting -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition J Adopting a Policy Calling for the Impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No
Proposition K Adopting a Policy Relating to the Housing Needs of Seniors and Disabled Adults -- City of San Francisco (Majority Approval Required) No

You can see my previous full-ballot disclosures here, here, and here.

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