General Election 2014
CFT endorses Brown for Governor, Torlakson for State Superintendent


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Below is the complete list of state and federal races in which CFT has endorsed. Candidate names followed by an asterisk (*) indicate incumbents.

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Statewide Offices

Governor Jerry Brown*
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom*
Attorney General Kamala Harris*
Treasurer John Chiang
Controller Betty Yee
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson*
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones*
Board of Equalization, District 1 Chris Parker
Board of Equalization, District 2 Fiona Ma
Board of Equalization, District 4 Jerome Horton*

Statewide Ballot Measures

1 – YES  Conserve water resources 
Water bond addresses drought by increasing funding for water storage projects and watershed restoration

2 – NEUTRAL  Rainy Day Fund
Reduces state funds available for programs in “good years.” If enacted, the state will cap 
K-12 district reserves, freeing up additional resources in some districts.

45 – YES  Pre-approval of health insurance increases
Requires insurance companies to justify premium increases and obtain pre-approval for rate hikes

46 – NEUTRAL Medical malpractice
Increases awards for malpractice and requires doctors to be drug tested

47 – YES  Sensible sentencing reform
Reduces sentences for certain nonviolent crimes and invests savings in treatment programs

48-YES  Confirms Indian gaming compacts
Ratifies contracts negotiated between the state and tribes

Measure L - NO (Sacramento only)

California Assembly

AD 2 Jim Wood
AD 4 Bill Dodd
AD 7 Kevin McCarty
AD 8 Ken Cooley*
AD 9 Darrell Fong
AD 10 Marc Levine*
AD 11 Jim Fraizer, Jr.*
AD 12 Harinder Grewal
AD 13 Susan Talamantes Eggman*
AD 14 Susan Bonilla*
AD 15 (Dual) Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond
AD 16 Tim Sbranti
AD 17 David Campos
AD 18 Rob Bonta*
AD 19 Phil Ting*
AD 20 Bill Quirk*
AD 21 Adam Gray*
AD 22 Kevin Mullin*
AD 24 Richard Gordon*
AD 25 Kansen Chu
AD 27 Nora Campos*
AD 28 Evan Low
AD 29 Mark Stone*
AD 30 Luis Alejo*
AD 31 Henry Perea*
AD 32 Rudy Salas*
AD 36 Steve Fox*
AD 37 Das Williams*
AD 39 Raul Bocanegra*
AD 41 Chris Holden*
AD 43 Mike Gatto*
AD 44 Jacqui Irwin
AD 45 Matt Dabahneh*
AD 46 Adrin Nazarian*
AD 47 Cheryl Brown*
AD 48 Roger Hernandez*
AD 49 Edwin Chau*
AD 50 Richard Bloom*
AD 51 Jimmy Gomez*
AD 52 Freddie Rodriguez*
AD 53 Miguel Santiago
AD 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas*
AD 57 Ian Calderon*
AD 58 Cristina Garcia*
AD 59 Reginald Jones-Sawyer*
AD 61 Jose Medina*
AD 63 Anthony Rendon*
AD 64 Michael Gipson 
AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva*
AD 66 Al Muratsuchi*
AD 69 Tom Daly*
AD 70 Patrick O’Donnell
AD 78 Toni Atkins*
AD 79 Shirley Weber*
AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez*

California Senate 

SD 2 Mike McGuire
SD 6 Richard Pan
SD 10 Bob Wieckowski
SD 12 Anthony Canella*
SD 14 Luis Chavez
SD 18 Robert Hertzberg
SD 20 Connie Leyva
SD 22 Ed Hernandez*
SD 24 Kevin De Leon*
SD 26 Sandra Fluke
SD 30 Holly Mitchell*
SD 32 Tony Mendoza
SD 34 Jose Solorio
SD 40 Ben Hueso*

U.S. Congress

CD 2 Jared Huffman*
CD 3 John Garamendi*
CD 5 Mike Thompson*
CD 6 Doris Matsui*
CD 7 Ami Bera*
CD 9 Jerry McNerny*
CD 10 Michael Eggman
CD 11 Mark DeSaulnier
CD 12 Nancy Pelosi*
CD 13 Barbara Lee*
CD 14 Jackie Speier*
CD 15 Eric Swalwell*
CD 16 Jim Costa*
CD 17 Mike Honda*
CD 18 Anna Eshoo*
CD 19 Zoe Lofgren*
CD 20 Sam Farr*
CD 21 Amanda Renteria
CD 24 Lois Capps*
CD 26 Julia Brownley*
CD 27 Judy Chu*
CD 28 Adam Schiff*
CD 29 Tony Cardenas*
CD 30 Brad Sherman*
CD 31 Pete Aguilar
CD 32 Grace Napolitano*
CD 33 Ted Lieu
CD 34 Xavier Becerra*
CD 35 Norma Torres
CD 36 Raul Ruiz*
CD 37 Karen Bass*
CD 38 Linda Sanchez*
CD 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard*
CD 41 Mark Takano*
CD 43 Maxine Waters*
CD 44 Janice Hahn*
CD 46 Loretta Sanchez*
CD 47 Alan Lowenthal*
CD 51 Juan Vargas*
CD 52 Scott Peters*
CD 53 Susan Davis

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