Endorsements 2012


Barack Obama, U.S. President

Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senate

Mike Honda, CD 17

Anna Eshoo, CD 18

Zoe Lofgren, CD 19


Jerry Hill, SD 13

Jim Beall / Joe Coto, SD 15 (dual)

Bill Monning, SD 17

Rich Gordon, AD 24

Bob Wieckowski, AD 25

Nora Campos, AD 27

Paul Fong, AD 28

Mark Stone, AD 29

Luis Alejo, AD 30


Robert Braunstein. San Jose City Council

Dr. Peter Arellano, Mayor of Gilroy

Rebeca Armendariz, Gilroy City Council

Marc Berman, Palo Alto City Council

Chris Clark, Mountain View City Council

School Districts

Mayra Cruz, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

Wendy Ho, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

Leo Cortez, San Jose Evergreen Community College District

Teresa Castellanos, San Jose Unified School District

Maya Esparza, Franklin-McKinley School District

Kalen Gallagher, Campbell Union High School District

Bonnie Mace, Evergreen Elementary School District

Doron Aranson, Cambrian School District

Special Districts

David Ginsborg, Santa Clara Valley Water District

SVYD Endorsed Initiatives- 2012 General Election


  • Measure A: Santa Clara County 1/8 cent sales tax  YES
  • Measure B: Santa Clara Valley Water District parcel tax renewal  YES
  • Measure D: City of San Jose increase minimum wage YES
  • Measure E: City of San Jose Card Room Gaming YES


  • Proposition 30: Protects funding for schools and local public safety YES
  • Proposition 31: Locks California into permanent underfunding of education, health, and other vital services NO
  • Proposition 32: Creates special exemptions for billionaires and Super PACs allowing them to buy elections NO
  • Proposition 33Auto insurance rate hike NO
  • Proposition 34: Repeals death penalty and replaces with life without parole YES
  • Proposition 35: Increases penalties for human trafficking YES
  • Proposition 36: Reforms “Three Strikes” law YES
  • Proposition 37: Labeling of genetically engineered foods YES
  • Proposition 38: Munger initiative NO
  • Proposition 39: Adjusts taxes for multi-state corporations to fund clean energy programs NEUTRAL
  • Proposition 40: Referendum on State Senate district boundaries – a yes vote affirms the outcome of the independent redistricting commission process YES