An Alameda Technologist’s Voter Guide, 2018 Edition

Philip James
Oct 13, 2018 · 1 min read

Here we go again! If you live in Alameda and care about progressive politics, here’s my voter guide. This list compiles the best recommendations of the City of Alameda Democratic Club, the East Bay Young Democrats, and the Pissed Off Voter’s Guide.

Anything that isn’t on this list I’m probably leaving blank.


Governor: Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor: Eleni Kounalakis

Sec. of State: Alex Padilla

Controller: Betty T. Yee

Treasurer: Fiona Ma

Atty. General: Xavier Becarra

Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara

Board of Equalization: Malia Cohen

U.S. Senator: Kevin DeLeon

U.S. Representative, 13th Congressional: Barbara Lee

Assessor: Phong La

Assembly District 18: Rob Bonta

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Prop 1: Yes

Prop 2: Yes

Prop 3: Y̶e̶s̶ Edit: I was wrong here, probably vote No.

Prop 4: Yes

Prop 5: No

Prop 6: No

Prop 7: Yes (DST sucks)

Prop 8: Yes

Prop 10: YES. EMPHATICALLY

Prop 11: No

Prop 12: Yes

AUSD School Board (2):

  • Mia Bonta
  • Gary Lyn

Mayor of Alameda: Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

City Council Members (2):

  • John Knox White
  • Jim Oddie

AC Transit Board Member: Dollene Jones

BART Director, District 4: Robert Raburn

Alameda Healthcare District Director: Dennis Popalardo

Measure E: Yes

Measure G: Yes

Measure F: Probably? I’m voting Yes, but have no strong opinion

Measure K: HELL NO

Measure FF: Yes

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Philip primarily writes code. In his spare time, he writes novels, makes twitter bots, and gives technical talks. He used to run a webcomic.