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ACSS-Endorsed Candidates – 2018 General Election Results

Posted: 11/8/2018 Tags: election legislation legislature PAC Tags Views: 532

ACSS Legislative Advocate, Ted Toppin, provides a summary of how well our ACSS-Endorsed Candidates fared in the recent General Election:

Election Day results were very positive for ACSS and ACSS-endorsed candidates. Overall, the ACSS candidate or ballot measure was successful in 99 of the 103 races that have been determined thus far. Six races are still too close to call.

Statewide Races
In races that were decided yesterday, seven out of 8 of ACSS’ endorsed candidates for statewide office – including gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom – were victorious. Newsom will be sworn in as the next Governor of California on January 7, 2019. Other winners were Xavier Becerra for Attorney General, Betty Yee for Controller, Fiona Ma for Treasurer, Alex Padilla for Secretary of State, Malia Cohen for BOE District 2, and Joel Anderson for BOE District 4. The races for Insurance Commissioner and Superintendent of Public Instruction are too close to call at this time. Unfortunately, ACSS-endorsed Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez was unsuccessful in his race for Lieutenant Governor.

Legislative Races
In legislative races, the ACSS-endorsed candidate prevailed in 92 and lost in 3 of the races in which ACSS took a position. Three Assembly seats and one Senate seat are still up in the air.

In the Assembly, the ACSS candidate won in 77 races and lost in 1. In contested open seat contests, ACSS was 4-1, including victories by Buffy Wicks (D-Berkeley) in AD 15, Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) in AD 30, James Ramos (D-Inland Empire) in AD 40, and Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Carlsbad) in AD 76.

In AD 38, ACSS-endorsed candidate Dante Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) is neck and neck with his opponent Christy Smith. With only 1% of votes separating them, it is too close to say who will come out on top. In AD 60, ACSS-endorsed Sabrina Cervantes (D- Corona) is essentially tied with her Republican challenger Bill Essayli. Similarly, ACSS candidate Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) holds only a narrow lead over Democrat Cottie Petrie-Norris in AD 74. The one unsuccessful ACSS-endorsed candidate was Josh Lowenthal (D-Huntington Beach) who was defeated in AD 72 by Republican Tyler Diep.

Of the 18 Senate races in which ACSS took a position, 15 candidates were victorious, 2 candidates lost, and one is still too close to call. In open seat races, ACSS was 2-1. ACSS-endorsed candidate Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) was victorious in SD 24, as was Brian Jones (R-Santee) in SD 38. Mike Eng (D-Los Angeles) was defeated in the race for SD 22. ACSS-endorsed candidate Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) is holding on to a narrow 1% lead over her opponent in SD 12 with votes still to be counted. In SD 14, ACSS-endorsed Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) was defeated by his Democratic challenger Melissa Hurtado.

Statewide Ballot Measures
The ACSS Board voted to oppose Proposition 6 (2017 Gas Tax Repeal Initiative), which failed on Election Day.

Click here for complete election results for ACSS-endorsed candidates. Open seat candidates are in bold.


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Primary Election Results - ACSS Endorsed Candidates Advance to November Election

Posted: 6/7/2018 Tags: election governor PAC politics Tags Views: 1085

“ACSS had another great election day with all but two ACSS-Endorsed candidates advancing to the November election under California’s unique ‘top-two’ primary system.

An ACSS-endorsed candidate advanced in 97 of 98 races, including Democrat Gavin Newsom who finished first in the Governor’s race and will face a Republican in November. ACSS was 5 out of 5 in contested campaigns for open legislative seats.”

- Ted Toppin, ACSS Legislative Advocate

Click here to view complete election results. Open seat candidates are in bold.


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Don't Forget to Vote in the Primary Election on June 5th!

Posted: 5/24/2018 Tags: election governor PAC politics Tags Views: 505

Your vote matters!

Don’t forget to get out and vote in the California Primary Election on Tuesday June 5th, 2018! Help support ACSS’ Endorsed Candidates with your vote in the June Primary. Supporting these candidates and donating to the ACSS Political Action Committee are simple things you can do to ensure that the right legislators are in office to support the issues that matter to you most, like:

  • Resolving salary compaction
  • Protecting pensions
  • Ensuring fair working conditions for supervisors, managers, and confidential state employees
  • And more!

On June 5th, please vote and help ACSS Endorsed Candidates cross the finish line in these critical seats. Every vote counts!


Find your polling place.

Click here for more information on the California Primary Election.


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ACSS is Your Voice in California State Politics

Posted: 3/4/2016 Tags: legislation PAC politics Tags Views: 1622


ACSS Executive Board Members at the 2016 California Democratic Convention on February 26-28.

ACSS maintains an active political program dedicated to improving the careers and compensation of excluded employees. A highlight of ACSS’ involvement in recent state politics is our attendance and sponsorship at the California Democratic Convention on February 26-28, 2016, in San Jose. The ACSS Executive Board took advantage of many opportunities to speak with influential legislators including CA Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and our AB 2735 Bill Sponsor Reggie Jones-Sawyer (AD 59). Throughout the Convention weekend event, ACSS spoke with several of California’s most revered democratic leaders to bring ACSS’ message to the table, on behalf of members.

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ACSS PAC Needs You! Join Today!

Posted: 10/16/2015 Tags: PAC Tags Views: 1493

 

If you haven't joined already, sign up today for the ACSS Political Action Committee (PAC)!  More than ever, the PAC needs your voluntary contribution. Donate as little as $2 per month!  The ACSS PAC is the easiest way for you to support candidates and issues that will benefit your career, compensation, and benefits.  By joining the PAC, you can make a difference and help ACSS fight to protect YOUR retirement benefits. Read the latest news about proposed measures that could threaten your pension.

JOIN PAC TODAY!


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ACSS Walks for Senate Candidate Joan Buchanan

Posted: 3/18/2015 Tags: election PAC politics Tags Views: 1779

Posted: 3/18/2015


From left, Nicholas Mraovich, Frank Ruffino, Senate Candidate Joan Buchanan, Reynold Roth, Joaquin Murphy and Michael Bonner.

On March 14th, under the leadership of Frank Ruffino, VP of Governmental Affairs, a team including ACSS PAC Chair Reynold Roth and member activists Joaquin Murphy, Michael Bonner and Nicholas Mraovich attended Joan Buchanan's "Get Out the Vote" Rally in San Ramon and then walked precincts to deliver lawn signs in Livermore. At the end of the day Buchanan thanked ACSS for our work on her behalf. Buchanan has been a long-time supporter of ACSS's issues.

On March 17, 2015, the special election for Senate District 7 took place. Unfortunately after the votes were counted, she placed 3rd (with 22.6%) behind Susan Bonilla (24.9%) and Steve Glazer (32.8%). Bonilla and Glazer advance as the top two candidates and will appear on the ballot in the November General Election. ACSS is proud to have supported Buchanan in her tireless efforts on behalf of our members over the past years.


Frank Ruffino and Reynold Roth delivering lawn signs in support of Buchanan.


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Election Results for ACSS-Endorsed Candidates

Posted: 11/5/2014 Tags: election legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 1966

Posted: 11/5/2014

ACSS congratulates all of the ACSS-Endorsed candidates' efforts and thanks all who supported these candidates during their campaigns.  ACSS-Endorsed candidates won 90% of the races with a total of 70 wins and 8 losses*. For complete details of each race, visit the Secretary of State Semi-Official Election Results page.

*As of 11/5/2014 @ 12:00pm

70 WINS  |  8 LOSSES

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Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday, Nov 4!

Posted: 10/30/2014 Tags: election legislature PAC politics Tags Views: 1768

Posted: 10/30/2014

On Tuesday, November 4th, mark your calendar to go to the poll booths and vote! (Or, if you are voting by mail, make sure to drop off your ballot at an appropriate drop off facility.) Your vote is your voice.  It's your opportunity to be heard, to hold elective officials accountable for their decisions, and to have a say in important issues that affect your community.  Lets make sure that November 4th is a victory for our ACSS-Endorsed Candidates. Our thanks to those that have volunteered and supported these candidates in their critical races. 

On Election Day, every vote matters!


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Every Vote Counts! Election Day is Approaching Fast…

Posted: 10/24/2014 Tags: election PAC politics Tags Views: 2924

Posted: 10/24/2014

With the Elections right around the corner, on November 4, there is very little time left to prepare for the election and help ACSS-Endorsed candidates in your area. Every vote counts!

 

Vote By Mail

Early voting in the General Election has begun! Your ballot should have arrived in your mailbox. If you vote by mail, please help all of the ACSS endorsed candidates by filling your ballot completely and mailing it in as soon as possible.The last date to register to vote in this November 4th election has already passed. However, registered voters have until TUESDAY OCTOBER 28th to request a mail ballot. Please don't be an ABSENT ABSENTEE voter. If you have received your mail ballot, do NOT forget to fill it out and return it ASAP.

Candidate Endorsements and the PAC

ACSS-Endorsed candidates can be found at on our ACSS Political Program Candidate Endorsement page. We have categorized the candidates by location and provided their contact website to make it easy for you to help candidates in your area. The most critical candidate seats that need your help are listed in this recent ACSS blog article.  Supporting these candidates and donating to the ACSS Political Action Committee (PAC) are simple things that you can do to ensure that the right legislators are in office to support the issues that matter to you most, like:

  • Salary compaction
  • Pension protection
  • Fair working conditions for supervisors, managers, and excluded State employees
  • And more!

Your Vote Matters!

As we have seen over the years, elections are won or lost with just a few votes, so every single vote matters in this election. Also, you can take a look at the California 2014 Voter Guide for good information on the propositions and all the candidates. YOUR VOTE MATTERS!


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Hurry! 10/28 is the Deadline to Request a Vote By Mail Ballot.

Posted: 10/23/2014 Tags: election PAC politics Tags Views: 2676

Posted: 10/23/2014

Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. California law also allows any registered voter to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter. To request a vote-by-mail ballot for one election or to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter, follow the simple process described at the Secretary of State website.

Registered voters have until TUESDAY OCTOBER 28th to request a mail ballot. If you have received your mail ballot, do NOT forget to fill it out and return it ASAP. Please help all of the ACSS endorsed candidates by filling your ballot completely and mailing it in as soon as possible.


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