Endorsements for the November 4, 2014 general election

Below are CLCV's official endorsements for the November 4, 2014 general election.

Please note: as a statewide group, the California League of Conservation Voters does not typically make endorsements in local races. However, the local Leagues do. Please visit their page for information on municipal and other local election endorsements. Local Leagues make their endorsements independently of CLCV.

Ballot Measures | Statewide Offices | State Senate | State Assembly | U.S. Congress

Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 1: Vote YES

CLCV endorses Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014, on the November 2014 ballot. With California in the midst of an historic extreme drought and the growing threats to the public’s access to clean, affordable and reliable sources of water, the investments within this bond seek to address many environmental concerns that that directly affect water supply and access. Passage of the bond will improve access to and quality of drinking water statewide by funding water quality projects in several categories: safe drinking water, recycled water, regional water security, groundwater sustainability and coastal/ river protection. The bond will directly fund ecosystem and watershed restoration, protecting the California coast, the Sacramento River delta, and watersheds that provide California’s water supply. Finally, the bond takes steps to protect communities with the least access to clean water supplies by creating a technical assistance program and prioritizing state funding on the needs of the disadvantaged communities.

State lawmakers voted (nearly unanimously) to replace a previous $11.1 billion water bond with the improved $7.5 billion bond that now appears on the November ballot. This water bond takes the first critical steps to ensuring the necessary steps are taken to protect and provide fair access to California’s most precious resource. CLCV urges voters to vote YES on Prop 1 in November.

California Statewide Office

Office Endorsed Candidate Link
Governor Jerry Brown website
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom website
Attorney General Kamala Harris website
State Treasurer John Chiang website
State Controller Betty Yee website
Secretary of State Alex Padilla website
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones website
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson website

California State Senate

District Endorsed Candidate Link
SD 2 Mike McGuire website
SD 6 Roger Dickinson website
SD 10 Bob Wieckowski website
SD 18 Bob Hertzberg website
SD 20 Connie Leyva website
SD 24 Kevin de León  
SD 26 Ben Allen* website
Sandra Fluke* website
SD 30 Holly Mitchell website
SD 32 Tony Mendoza website
SD 34 Jose Solorio website
SD 40 Ben Hueso website

* indicates a dual endorsement.

California State Assembly

District Endorsed Candidate Link
AD 2 Jim Wood website
AD 7 Kevin McCarty website
AD 9 Darrell Fong website
AD 10 Marc Levine website
AD 13 Susan Talamantes Eggman website
AD 15 Elizabeth Echols website
AD 16 Tim Sbranti website
AD 17 David Campos* website
David Chiu* website
AD 18 Rob Bonta website
AD 19 Phil Ting website
AD 20 Bill Quirk website
AD 22 Kevin Mullin website
AD 24 Rich Gordon website
AD 25 Kansen Chu website
AD 27 Nora Campos  
AD 28 Evan Low website
AD 29 Mark Stone website
AD 30 Luis Alejo website
AD 37 Das Williams website
AD 39 Raul Bocanegra website
AD 41 Chris Holden website
AD 43 Mike Gatto website
AD 44 Jacqui Irwin website
AD 45 Matt Dababneh website
AD 46 Adrin Nazarian website
AD 49 Ed Chau website
AD 50 Richard Bloom website
AD 51 Jimmy Gomez website
AD 53 Miguel Santiago website
AD 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas website
AD 57 Ian Calderon website
AD 58 Cristina Garcia  
AD 59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer website
AD 63 Anthony Rendon website
AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva website
AD 66 Al Muratsuchi website
AD 78 Toni Atkins website
AD 79 Shirley Weber website
AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez website

* indicates a dual endorsement.

Endorsements that follow are paid for by the California League of Conservation Voters Federal PAC, 350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

U.S. Congress

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

* indicates a dual endorsement.


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About CLCV's Endorsements

Candidates receive CLCV’s endorsement the old-fashioned way: They earn it. Before each election, we conduct field research to determine candidates’ environmental records. Then we send them questionnaires, testing their views on key issues. Finally, the candidates are interviewed by a panel of the League’s staff, board members and local environmentalists.

Note that local league endorsements are made independently of CLCV.

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