Endorsements is part of The San Francisco Examiner's 2006 election coverage.
For a brighter future, The Examiner recommends:
State & federal candidates
Secretary of State
Congress (8th District)
Congress (12th District)
State Senate (8th District)
Assembly (12th District)
Assembly (13th District)
Board Of Equalization
State Supreme Court
Court Of Appeals
Ignazio John Ruvolo
Proposition 1a: YES
Constitutional amendment on gas tariff protects state taxpayers.
Proposition 1b: YES
New transportation projects needed.
Proposition 1c: YES
Housing bond measure makes sense.
Proposition 1d: YES
Bond measure would fund needed improvements to state schools, from kindergartens to universities.
Proposition 1e: YES
Hurricane Katrina made clear the importance of sound programs for flood control and management.
Proposition 83: YES
Toughen punishment for state’s violent predators.
Proposition 84: YES
Improve California’s water quality.
Proposition 85: YES
Keep parents involved in kids’ lives.
Proposition 86: NO
Taxing cigarettes is not the answer to state’s fiscal challenges.
Proposition 87: NO
While we strongly endorse promoting alternative energy, adding additional taxes is not the correct way.
Proposition 88: NO
Let other school funding plans work before committing to another bond.
Proposition 89: NO
Would only protect incumbents.
Proposition 90: NO
Draconian zoning change hurts cities.
San Francisco candidates
Board of Supervisors (Dist. 2)
Board of Supervisors (Dist. 4)
Board of Supervisors (Dist. 6)
Board of Supervisors (Dist. 8)
Board of Supervisors (Dist. 10)
Board of Education
Community College Board
San Francisco measures
Proposition A: YES
Upgrade school buildings for the sake of The City’s children.
Proposition B: YES
A small step toward fairness for female legislators and officials.
Proposition C: YES
Our seven top elected officials should be paid on par with those in neighboring counties.
Proposition D: NO
Say no to unnecessary measures on the ballot.
Proposition E: NO
Raising taxes is the wrong way to build The City’s economy.
Proposition F: NO
Well-intentioned plan would be harmful for local businesses.
Proposition G: NO
Anti-chain-store zealotry does not good public policy make.
Proposition H: NO
Don’t create a greater burden for owners of small property.
Proposition I: NO
A disingenuous attempt by supervisors to inflate their egos.
Proposition J: NO
Reject symbolic measures that have nothing to do with S.F.
Proposition K: YES
Let’s stand up in support of seniors and the disabled.
San Mateo County Candidates
Bayshore School Board
County Board of Education
SSF School Board
Peninsula Health Care District
Sequoia Heath Care District
Colma City Council
Pacifica City Council
Daly City Council
San Mateo Country Measures
Measure A: San Mateo Parks Sales Tax
NO. Cities should do a better job of maintaining facilities without coming to taxpayers again.
Measure B: Brisbane Land Use
YES. City needs 100 new housing units at old quarry site.
Measure G: Daly City Ordinance
YES. Keep utility tax in effect as it has been since 1989.
Measure H: Burlingame Flood Control
YES. Flood control is worthy use of bond funding.
Measure L: Pacifica Land Use
YES. Housing-retail development needed at underutilized site.
Measure M: San Mateo School Bond
YES. Upgrade school facilities.
Measure N: Jefferson School District
YES. Upgrade school facilities.