Don’t forget to vote! Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day. Monday, October 22 is the last day to register to vote in that election. Click here for information. As a reminder, to allow folks to vote, SDORC’s November meeting is postponed until Tuesday, November 13.
SDORC has compiled a list of OHV-friendly candidates as well as positions on certain ballot measures. You may scratch your head at some of our choices, like Senator Feinstein. While she is not as OHV-friendly as we would like, she is better in that regard than her opponent, Kevin de Leon. The main goal is to help elect candidates who are OHV-friendly and to support issues that could also impact us in our daily lives.
Three candidates who have been particularly supportive of OHV recreation and have gone out of their way to help us are Brian Jones, Duncan Hunter and Joel Anderson.
Governor of California: John Cox
Lt. Governor: Ed Hernandez
Secretary of State: Mark Meuser
State Controller: Konstantino Roditis
Treasurer: Greg Conlon
Attorney General: Steven Bailey
California State Board of Equalization District 4: Joel Anderson
US Senator: Dianne Feinstein
49th. Dist.: Dianne Harkey
50th. Dist.: Duncan Hunter
51st. Dist.: Juan Hidalgo
52nd. Dist.: Omar Qudrat
53rd. Dist.: Morgan Murtaugh
California State Senate
36th Dist.: Patricia Bates
38th. Dist.: Brian Jones
40th. Dist.: Luis Vargas
California State Assembly
71st Dist.: Randy Voepel
75th Dist.: Marie Waldron
76th. Dist.: No Recommendations
77th. Dist.: Brian Maienschein
78th. Dist.: Maggie Campbell
79th. Dist.: John Moore
80th. Dist.: Lincoln Pickard
Lakeside Union School District: Andrew Hayes
5: YES, Helps protect proposition 13 and continues a tax transfer when buying a home in a new area; is a benefit to older homeowners when moving.
6: YES, The state admitted earlier this year that it has a $9 billion dollar surplus. The gas tax is not needed or justified and they have raped the OHV fund for years without returning those funds, providing new areas or improving existing OHV areas.
12: NO, The farmers, ranchers, dairies and other livestock businesses already operate under some of the most stringent and restrictive regulations in the nation. Further regulation could very well increase the cost of the food on your table or worse yet drive them out of business, in which case we would have to rely on costlier out of state or even foreign suppliers with no guarantee of food safety or supply.