A+ R A-

Black Voice News Voters Guide Recommendations for November

E-mail Print PDF

Share this article with a friend

By Hardy L. Brown –

Last week, I put forth a partial listing of our endorsements for office. This week we have updated that while leaving some vacant at this time. For example the governor’s position is remaining vacant because I believe Meg Whitman is afraid of the Black community and Jerry Brown is taking us for granted. They are spending millions to convince White voters but nothing to convince Blacks or Hispanics. In the latest poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports of “Likely Voters” 24% of the “initial” Black voters said they were in favor of Whitman and 68% for Brown. Of those surveyed who have not decided, 73% said they are “leaning” toward Brown and 24% toward Whitman.

While it appears as though Brown might get a majority of the vote, the vote might be down because of no outreach to motivate the Black voters. If Whitman was to outreach into the Black community, she might increase her percentage as Arnold Schwzennegar did in his re-election in 2006. The Black community is more independent and the younger population more likely to vote for the person instead of the party line. These Black voters are standing by waiting to see who wants their vote. The Black community is hurting with double digit (16%) unemployment, low performing schools, and inaccessible healthcare services. The last week church hopping and interrupting church services campaign strategy will not work any more. So my verdict is still out on which one is willing to address our specific needs as citizens of California.

If you noticed, Republican Abel Maldonado is recommended for Lieutenant Governor. That is because last year when Karen Bass, Speaker of the Assembly, needed one more vote to pass the budget, he broke with his party to support the Democrats. He risked his political career to help the state so he deserves our vote. He is not about party line politics, in my opinion, but what is best for the State of California.

BVN Voters Guide for Election 2010 (as of September 23)

US SENATE.... Barbara Boxer
GOVERNOR.... Undecided
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.... Abel Maldonado
SECRETARY OF STATE.... Undecided
CONTROLLER.... John Chiang
TREASURER.... Bill Lockyer
ATTORNEY GENERAL.... Kamala Harris
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.... Dave Jones
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC EDUCATION.... Tom Torlarkson


PROPOSITIONS

Prop 19 .... NO
Prop 20 .... NO
Prop 21 .... NO
Prop 22 .... NO
Prop 23 .... NO
Prop 24 .... YES
Prop 25 .... YES
Prop 26 .... NO
Prop 27 .... NO

RIVERSIDE COUNTY

64TH ASSEMBLY.... Jose Medina
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEE.... Virginia Blumenthal
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEE.... Daryl Terrell
AUDITOR.... Ivan Chand
BANNING CITY COUNCIL.... Deborah “Debbie” Franklin
MORENO VALLEY CITY COUNCIL.... Bonnie Flickinger
CORONA CITY COUNCIL.... Karen Spiegel

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

32ND SENATE DISTRICT.... Gloria Negrete McLeod
62ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.... Wilmer Amina Carter
63RD ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.... Renea Wickman
2ND DISTRICT COUNTY SUPERVISOR.... Janice Rutherford
COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AREA D.... .Corey Jackson
MAYOR FONTANA.... Acquanetta Warren
FONTANA CITY COUNCIL.... S. Michael Tahan
BOARD OF EDUCATION FONTANA.... Sophie Green
BOARD OF EDUCATION FONTANA.... Leticia Garcia
BOARD OF EDUCATION RIALTO.... Joanne Gilbert
BOARD OF EDUCATION COLTON.... Marge Mendoza-Ware
BOARD OF EDUCATION VICTOR VALLEY HIGH.... Dr. Dunee De Bruhl
BOARD OF EDUCATION VICTOR ELEMENTARY.... Michael De Bruhl
MEASURE C SAN BERNARDINO CITY.... YES

 

Add comment

By using our comment system, you agree to not post profane, vulgar, offensive, or slanderous comments. Spam and soliciting are strictly prohibited. Violation of these rules will result in your comments being deleted and your IP Address banned from accessing our website in the future. Your e-mail address will NOT be published, sold or used for marketing purposes.


Security code
Refresh

Quantcast