President and Vice President: With no great enthusiasm, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Mainly because I'd rather have Romney picking Supreme Court justices than Obama. If Romney actually manages to cut the deficit following Paul Ryan's ideas, that'll be a huge plus, although not one for which I'm holding my breath.
Senator: With even less enthusiasm, Elizabeth Emken. This is mostly a vote against Diane Feinstein. her positions on issues like entitlements and abortion are non-straters for me.
Congress: Phil Jennerjahn. Okay, I may as well admit that at this point I'm in my fallback party-line vote mode.
State Assembly: Jay Stern. Ditto.
District Attroney: Jackie Lacey. (Coin flip.)
Prop 30: No on Jerry Brown's "temporary" education funding taxes. I agree with the Wall Street Journal that “Rather than saving taxpayers and schools, the tax increase will merely give political shelter to Sacramento’s free-spending politicians.” California needs real budget reform effected by the legisative process rather than another ballot proposition bandaid, which means figuring out a way to live within the state's means. For more go to: http://www.stopprop30.com
Prop 31: No on this complex mess of so-called budget reforms. For more, go to the LA Times editorial that does a good job of explaining the problems.
Prop 32: Yes on banning payroll deductions of political funds by unions. Sacramento is run by the unions. real reform in California will never happens so long as the big unions, especially the SEIU, the teachers, and the prison guards command mega sums to spend on buying politicians. See http://www.yesprop32.com
Prop 33: No, just on principle that things like auto insurance rates should be set by legislative processes instead of ballot propositions.
Prop 34: Yes on abolishing the death penalty. The death penalty is immoral, has a high risk of killing the innocent, is applied arbitrarily, and costs a fortune to adjudicate. It's time is past.
Prop 35: No on human trafficking penalties. This is probably a good idea. But I'm a firm believer that stuff like this belongs in the legislature rather than on the ballot. So unless it is a systemic reform like paycheck protection or the death penalty, or tax increases, I vote no as a general rule of thumb.
Prop 36: Yes on three strikes reform to require third strike be a serious or violent felony. I don't think you should go to jail for life for swiping videotapes, but reform has been blocked by insterest groups like the prison guards union.
Proposition 37: No on GM food labeling. And they say that conservatives are anti-science. The proposal to require labeling of some (but not all) genetically modified foods is bad science, complex, and bad for the farming industry. See http://www.noprop37.com
Prop 38: No on 12 year tax hike. Plus, this proposal is a classic example of budgeting by ballot proposition, which is a big reaon the state is in the current fiscal mess. See http://www.stopthemiddleclasstaxhike.com
Prop 39: Yes on taxing multistate business on the percentage of their income earned in California. Creates a level playing field for California businesses, which need all the breaks they can get.
Proposition 40: Yes on approving redistricting plan. (Coin flip.)
County Prop B: Yes on "requiring producers of adult films to obtain a County public health permit, to require adult film performers to use condoms while engaged in sex acts, to provide proof of blood borne pathogen training course, and to post permit and notices to performers" Seems sensible enough. See http://www.yesonb.info