Election Recommendations

Latest Fresno Bee recommendations for Nov. 8 ballot

Early voting is underway in the Nov. 8 presidential election. On the ballot is the high-profile race between Henry Perea and Lee Brand to determine Fresno’s next mayor.
Early voting is underway in the Nov. 8 presidential election. On the ballot is the high-profile race between Henry Perea and Lee Brand to determine Fresno’s next mayor. The Fresno Bee

The Bee is making recommendations to voters on contested political races, state propositions and local measures on the Nov. 8 ballot. This list will grow in coming days. Here are our recommendations and links to the accompanying editorials:

U.S. president: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Loretta Sanchez

U.S. House of Representatives

16th District: Jim Costa

21st District: David Valadao

22nd District: Devin Nunes

23rd District: Kevin McCarthy

City of Fresno

Fresno mayor: Henry R. Perea

Fresno City Council District 5: Luis Chavez

Fresno City Council District 6: Garry Bredefeld

Fresno Unified School District

Trustee Area 2 (Roosevelt High): Elizabeth Jonasson Rosas

Trustee Area 6 (Hoover High): Claudia Cazares

California Assembly

5th District: Frank Bigelow

21st District: Adam Gray

26th District: Devon Mathis

31st District: Joaquin Arambula

32nd District: Rudy Salas

California ballot propositions

Proposition 51: $9 billion in school construction bonds – NO

Proposition 52: Protect funding for medical care for the poor – YES

Proposition 53: Voter approval for infrastructure bonds exceeding $2 billion – NO

Proposition 54: State legislation must be in print for 72 hours before vote is held – YES

Proposition 55: Extend tax hikes on high-income earners for 12 years – YES

Proposition 56: Increase cigarette tax $2 a pack – YES

Proposition 57: Early prison release for “nonviolent” felons – NO

Proposition 58: Bilingual education in public schools – YES

Proposition 59: Advisory vote on Citizens United campaign finance decision – YES

Proposition 60: Require condoms in pornographic movies – NO

Proposition 61: Regulate prescription drug prices – NO

Proposition 62: Repeal the death penalty – YES

Proposition 63: Gun and ammunition regulation – NO

Proposition 64: Legalization of recreational marijuana – NO

Proposition 65: Disposable bag revenue for wildlife – NO

Proposition 66: Death penalty reforms – NO

Proposition 67: Ban single-use carryout plastic bags – YES

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