76th Assembly District

76th Assembly District

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49th Congressional District

Member of the House of Representatives

Representative Mike Levin was raised in South Orange County and Los Angeles before moving away briefly for university and law school. He has returned to live in Orange County, where he currently represents District 49 in Congress.

Rep. Levin was elected to Congress in 2018 and he has been a champion on issues of sustainability and climate change. He is a member of the Natural Resources and Veterans Affairs Committees, as well as the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He has sponsored legislation across a broad range of progressive issues, including electoral reforms, protection of voting rights, protection against discrimination, pay equity, and environmental protections. Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Levin was a bold advocate for clean energy and sustainability in Orange County, San Diego, and beyond.

Rep. Levin is being challenged by Brian Maryott (R), a conservative businessman and mayor of San Juan Capistrano. Rep. Levin stands out as a strong progressive voice in Congress who has had significant impact in his first term. According to recent election results, this has been a tough race for Democrats to win, as Levin did in 2018. His strong progressive track record and ability to keep this flipped district make him the strongest choice in this race.

Last updated: 2020-02-24

State Assembly, 76th District

Member of the State Assembly

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Tasha Boerner Horvath is from Encinitas and has lived in North San Diego County all her life. She is the incumbent, having served in this position since 2018. According to campaign materials, she is running for State Assembly to fight for a sustainable, prosperous, and safe North San Diego County.

In the State Assembly, she authored the “Equal Pay for Equal Play” bill, which requires gender-equal prizes for all sporting competitions held on state lands. Boerner Horvarth currently chairs the Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy. Prior to her election to the State Assembly, she served on the Encinitas City Council. 

While Boerner Horvath has supported some progressive policies, she has NOT supported legislation on a variety of key progressive issues, such as criminal justice reform and banking reform. 

Tasha Boerner Horvath is running against Melanie Burkholder (R). Assemblywoman Boerner Horvath has a lifetime Courage Score of 40, our annual analysis of a legislator's progressive voting record. This district was held by Republicans until Borner Horvath flipped it in 2018. While we disagree with her votes on the issues listed above, given the district's history, her support on some progressive issues, and a conservative opponent, Boerner Horvath is the most progressive candidate on the ballot.

According to our analysis, Tasha Boerner Horvath is the strongest choice for this seat.

Last updated: 2020-02-25

Board of Supervisor Races

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below county races on your ballot.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors

San Diego Board of Supervisors, District 3

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Olga Diaz is a lifelong California resident and has lived in Escondido for over 10 years. According to campaign materials she is running for Board of Supervisors to use her unique understanding of the diverse needs of the community to advocate for environmental and social justice issues at the county level.

Diaz is a member of the Escondido City Council, which she does to apply her academic background in public administration and accounting to the city’s challenging issues of budgeting and priority setting. Diaz has collaborated with a variety of stakeholders and, as the first Latino elected to the City Council, has worked to put inclusive community relationships at the front of her local work. She has been instrumental in the Escondido Creek restoration project that is in progress, which demonstrates a dynamic focus on environmental protection, urban renewal, and public safety. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Diaz would build on this experience to take actionable steps to improve the region's response to climate change, to produce more affordable housing, and to provide wrap-around services for individuals experiencing homelessness. As a citizen, Diaz has served on the Board of Directors for the Voice of San Diego, the Community Advisory Council for San Diego Gas & Electric, the California Coastal Commission, the CSU President’s Advisory Committee, and the San Diego Union Tribune Latino Advisory Board. 

Diaz is running against Kristin Gaspar, who is the incumbent and has held the seat since 2016, as well as Terra Lawson-Remer. Diaz is the best progressive choice because of her experience in local government and her track record of working to be an effective consensus builder to get things done for constituents. 

According to our analysis, Olga Diaz is the strongest choice for progressive leadership in office.

Last updated: 2020-02-27

Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 13

Vote YES On Prop 13, School and College Facilities Bond
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This proposition would provide $9 billion for desperately needed renovations to public preschools and grade schools throughout the state, and $6 billion for construction to community colleges, the Cal State system, and the UC system. This will allow the state of California to use tax revenue to pay for improvements that local communities cannot afford. 

The funding would come from bonds the state would pay back over 35 years, totaling an estimated $26 billion, which includes $15 billion in principal and $11 billion in interest. This investment is well worth the costs. It takes money, after all, to ensure that students -- especially those in districts that can’t afford major capital improvement projects -- do not have to learn in dangerous environments. 

The vast majority of Democrats in the state legislature support it, as does Gov. Newsom, and the only major opposition is a group called the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. This is the group famous for destroying California’s school funding system in 1978 through another proposition, ironically one that was also dubbed Prop 13. The group spends most of its time lobbying to reduce tax rates. It has never shown any interest in supporting California’s children, at least if that means wealthy individuals or giant corporations would pay their fair share in taxes. Without question, 2020’s Prop 13 is worth the investment since it means children will soon be able to attend school in buildings that are retrofitted to withstand earthquakes and no longer have lead in their water. 

We strongly recommend a YES vote on Prop 13.

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