Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (BCCPAC) recommends the following candidates in the November, 2010 Election:
Governor - Meg Whitman
Lt. Governor - Abel Maldonado
Secretary of State - Damon Dunn
Controller - Tony Strickland
Treasurer - Mimi Walters
Attorney General - Steve Cooley
Insurance Commissioner - Mike Villines
United States Senator - Carly Fiorina*
State Senator, 16th District - Michael Rubio
State Senator, 18th District - Jean Fuller
Member of the State Assembly, 30th District - David Valadao
Member of the State Assembly, 32nd District - Shannon Grove
County Supervisor, 2nd District - Zack Scrivner
Bakersfield City Council, Ward 1 - Rudy Salas
Bakersfield City Council, Ward 3 - Ken Weir
Bakersfield City Council, Ward 7 - Russell Johnson
* Federal Candidate endorsements are made by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has Taken the Following Positions on the Propositions Listed Below:
Proposition 19 – The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010
The Chamber recommends a NO vote on Proposition 19.
Proposition 20 – Redistricting of Congressional Districts
The Chamber recommends a YES vote on Proposition 20.
Proposition 21 – Vehicle License Surcharge to Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs and Grants
The Chamber recommends a NO vote on Proposition 21.
Proposition 22 – Local Taxpayer, Pubic Safety and Transportation Protection Act
The Chamber recommends a YES vote on Proposition 22.
Proposition 23 – Suspends AB 32 Until Unemployment Drops to 5.5% or Less
The Chamber recommends a YES vote on Proposition 23.
Proposition 24 – Repeals Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Carry Back Losses, Share Tax Credits, and Use a Sales-Based Income Calculation to Lower Taxable Income
The Chamber recommends a NO vote on Proposition 24.
Proposition 25 – Changes Legislative Voter Requirement to pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority
The Chamber recommends a NO vote on Proposition 25.
Proposition 26 – Increases Legislative Voter Requirement to Two-Thirds for State Levies and Charges, and Imposes Additional Requirement for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions
The Chamber recommends a YES vote on Proposition 26.
Proposition 27 – Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting
The Chamber recommends a NO vote on Proposition 27.