Congressman Thompson’s April Report

April Legislative Update

Congressman Thompson’s Legislative Report

Democratic Party endorsements for June 5, 2018

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2018 Primary


Mike Thompson                                             U.S. House – CD 5

John Garamendi                                            U.S. House – CD 3


Betty Yee                                                      California State Controller

Alex Padilla                                                  California Secretary of State

Ricardo Lara                                               California Insurance Commissioner

Fiona Ma                                                       California State Treasurer

Tony Thurmond                                      California Superintendent of Public Instruction

Mike McGuire                                          California State Senate

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry                            California State Assembly


Lake County                                      

Shanda Harry                                                 Lake County Superior Court Judge

Susan Krones                                                 Lake County District Attorney

Brock Falkenberg                                        Lake County Superintendent of Schools

Bruno Sabatier                                             Lake County Board of Supervisors District 2

Statewide Ballot Measures               

Proposition 68 YES                                    Parks, Environment & Water Bond

Proposition 69  YES                           Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment

Proposition 70  NO                               Vote Requirement to Use Cap-and-Trade Revenue Amendment

Proposition 71 YES                                Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment

Proposition 72 YES                             Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessments Amendment


Lake County Superintendent of Schools Candidates Debate

Monday April 30, 2018 6pm

Board of Supervisors Chambers, Lake County Courthouse

255 N. Forbes,  Lakeport

Incumbent Brock Falkenberg, endorsed by the Lake County Democratic Party, and challenger Pat Iaccino will meet to discuss the issues.

The debate will be recorded and posted on line

Sponsored by the Lake County Bar Association, Lake County Economic Development Corp. and Lake County News.

Superior Court Candidates Debate

Debate link 

Join all 3 Superior Court Judge candidates for a debate hosted by LakeCoNews and the Lake County Bar Association.

Come out and support our candidate, Shanda Harry for Superior Court judge

Wednesday May 2, 2018 6pm-8pm

Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, CA


Coffee with the candidate – Sunday April 29, Susan Krones for District Attorney

Come meet the DA candidate with a proven record of experience and service to both country and county. Share your thoughts on public safety and the future of justice in Lake County.

Join Susan  on Sunday April 29, 2018 at  Riviera Common Grounds Coffee Shop from 9am-11am

9736 State HWY 281 (Soda Bay Rd), Kelseyville, California 95451

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Meet our Democratic Candidates! May 5, 2018


Join us on May 5, 2018 at the Highlands Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Lane, Clearlake from 3pm-6pm.

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Susan Krones, Candidate for Lake County District Attorney

Shanda Harry, Candidate for Lake County Superior Court Judge ·

Brock Falkenberg, Candidate for Lake County Superintendent of Schools

Bruno Sabatier, Candidate for District 2 Supervisor


Admission is free. Bring your friends.

In order to defray costs, individual donations from Democratic activists are encouraged to sponsor the event.

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Light food, provided by Aroma’s Catering, local wines, beer and soft drinks will be available for donation.

Spanish speakers are encouraged to attend (Interpreters will be available). Ponentes españolas beinvenidos

Hosted by the Democratic Party of Lake County

Deadline to Register for June 5 Primary – May 21, 2018

June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election

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May 21, 2018


You can “conditionally” register and vote at your county elections office after the 15-day voter registration deadline.
Lake County Registrar of Voters – 255 N. Forbes St. Lakeport 707-263-2372

  • Vote by Mail ballot requests must arrive by May 29, 2018
  • Personally delivered ballots: Must be delivered by close of polls on June 5, 2018;
  • Mailed ballots: Must be postmarked on or before June 5, 2018, and received by your county
    elections office no later than June 8, 2018.

Democratic Party of Lake County  issues June 5 Primary Endorsements in local races

Kelseyville, April 7, 2018
The Democratic Party of Lake County endorsed four candidates in races for local office for the June 5, 2018 Primary election.
Susan Krones – Lake County District Attorney 

Susan Krones, the Senior Deputy District Attorney, received the party’s endorsement for the open County District Attorney seat. She has 25 years of experience in prosecuting criminal cases in Lake County. Krones started out in the Family Support Division in 1992 and then transferred to the Criminal Division in 1997 where she has prosecuted serious and violent felonies including murder, child sexual assault, domestic violence, vehicular homicide and animal abuse cases, along with other cases. While assigned to the Child Sexual Assault cases, Krones was instrumental in establishing the first child interview center in Lake County for victims of sexual assault.
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Shanda Harry – Superior Court Judge, Dept 4

In the Superior Court, Department 4 race for retiring Judge Hedstrom’s seat, the party voted to endorse Shanda Harry for the position. Harry currently serves as Deputy County Counsel for Lake County. Harry is committed to protecting the people of this County while making the system work fairly. Harry has 17 years of legal expertise and an extensive and impressive background as Deputy County Counsel, Deputy District Attorney, Tribal Prosecutor/ICWA Attorney and Litigation Associate for several large law firms. She has experience in all aspects of criminal, governmental and civil law including environmental, child welfare, employment, entertainment, copyright, contract, land use and general business litigation at the Federal and State court level.
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Brock Falkenberg – Lake County Superintendent of Schools

The Democratic Party of Lake County voted to endorse incumbent Brock Falkenberg for Lake County Superintendent of Schools. Falkenberg is completing his first term as Superintenent of Lake County Schools. His exemplary educational leadership abilities have been recognized throughout his career.  He has been recognized as a Teacher of the Year and High School Principal of the Year in Sonoma County as well as Administrator of the Year in Lake County. Prior to serving as the Lake County Superintendent of Schools, Brock served as the Senior Director of Human Resources and Student Programs within the Lake County Office of Education.
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Bruno Sabatier – Lake County Board of Supervisors, District 2

In the District 2 Board of Supervisor race,Clearlake City Council Mayor, Bruno Sabatier, received the endorsement. Sabatier’s main goals upon his election to the Board are  increased access to education, putting our county’s economy back in the positives, and working on solutions to homelessness in our county.
Sabatier is an outreach specialist with the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College in Clearlake.
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The County Party’s Election Standing Committee Chair, Tom Jordan remarked “I’m proud of the time and effort invested by the DPLC  Elections Committee. Its thoughtful deliberations placed the future of Lake County residents foremost.”
The primary election will be held on June 5, 2018. Deadline to register to vote is May 21, 2018.
The Lake County Democratic Central Committee serves as the official representative and governing body of the California Democratic Party in Lake County, carrying out such duties as are consistent with the Elections Code of the State of California and the By Laws and policies of the California Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee.

June 5, 2018 California Democratic Party Ballot Recommendations

California Democrats met last weekend in San Diego at the annual convention – Our party voted to recommend the following positions for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Ballot Measures

Proposition 68 – Support – Parks, Environment & Water Bond

  • A “yes” vote supports this measure to authorize $4 billion in general obligation bonds for state and local parks, environmental protection projects, water infrastructure projects, and flood protection projects.
  • Ballotpedia Description
  • Proposition 69 – Support – Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment,
  • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to:
  • require that revenue from the diesel sales tax and Transportation Improvement Fee, as enacted by Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), be used for transportation-related purposes; and
  • exempt revenue generated by SB 1’s tax increases and fee schedules from the state appropriations limit.
  • Ballotpedia Description

Proposition 70 – Oppose – Vote Requirement to Use Cap-and-Trade Revenue Amendment

  • A “no” vote opposes this amendment to require a one-time two-thirds vote in each legislative chamber in 2024 or thereafter to pass a spending plan for revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade program.
  • Ballotpedia Description 

Proposition 71 – Support –  Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment

  • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to move the effective date of ballot propositions, including citizen initiatives and legislative referrals, from the day after election day to the fifth day after the secretary of state certifies election results.
  • Ballotpedia Description
  • Proposition 72 – Support – Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessments Amendment
  • A “yes” vote supports this amendment to allow the state legislature to exclude rainwater capture systems added after January 1, 2019, from property tax reassessments.
  • Ballotpedia Description

California Democratic Party – Take Action

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Attend or Demand a Town Hall

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