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Asian Pacific Democratic Club made the following endorsements for the 2012 November General Election. You can read up on any and all further information about the propositions and candidates via the San Francisco Elections Department.


Federal & State


Barack Obama

U.S. Senate

Dianne Feinstein

U.S. House of Representatives

District 12: Nancy Pelosi
District 14: Jackie Speier

State Senate 11

District 11: Mark Leno

State Assembly

District 17: Tom Ammiano
District 19: Phil Ting

Statewide Ballot Propositions 

  • Yes on Proposition 30: Protects funding for schools and local public safety
  • No on Proposition 31: Locks California into permanent underfunding of education, health, and other vital services
  • No on Proposition 32: Creates special exemptions for billionaires and Super PACs allowing them to buy elections
  • No on Proposition 33: Auto insurance rate hike
  • Yes on Proposition 34: Repeals death penalty and replaces with life without parole
  • Yes on Proposition 35: Increases penalties for human trafficking
  • Yes on Proposition 36: Reforms “Three Strikes” law
  • Yes on Proposition 37: Labeling of genetically engineered foods
  • No on Proposition 38: Munger initiative
  • YES on Proposition 39: Adjusts taxes for multi-state corporations to fund clean energy programs (Note: the CDP remained neutral on this measure in July, but the San Francisco Democratic Party voted to endorse Yes on 39 at its Sept. 26, 2012 regular meeting).
  • Yes on Proposition 40: Referendum on State Senate district boundaries


Board of Education

Community College Board

BART Board of Directors

  • Lynette Sweet
  • Tom Radulovich

Board of Supervisors

Local Ballot Measures

  • Yes on Proposition A (City College Parcel Tax, District Measure)
  • Yes on Proposition B (Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, Bond Measure)
  • Yes on Proposition C (Housing Trust Fund, Charter Amendment)
  • Yes on Proposition D (Consolidating Odd-Year Municipal Elections, Charter Amendment)
  • Yes on Proposition E (Gross Receipts Tax, Ordinance)
  • No on Proposition F (Water and Environment Plan, Ordinance)
  • Yes on Proposition G (Policy Opposing Corporate Personhood, Declaration of Policy)
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