Click on the links to view our editorials in key races on candidates and measures on the November 2014 ballot. LWV video: Denotes CCTV/League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley video.


Governor: Jerry Brown (D)

Editorial /Brown video / Neel Kashkari video

Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom (D)

Editorial / Newsom video / Ron Nehring video

Controller: Ashley Swearengin (R)

Editorial / Swearengin video / Betty Yee video

Secretary of State: Pete Peterson (R) Editorial

Treasurer: John Chiang

Editorial / Chiang video / Greg Conlon video

Attorney General: Kamala Harris (D)

Editorial / Harris video / Ron Gold video

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Marshall Tuck (D)

Editorial / Tuck video / Tom Torlakson video

Board of Equalization: No endorsement

Editorial / Fiona Ma video

Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones (D)

Editorial / Jones video / Ted Gaines video

U.S. House

Dist. 9: Jerry McNerney (D) Editorial / Video

Dist. 11: Mark DeSaulnier (D): Editorial / Video

Dist. 15: Eric Swalwell (D) Editorial

Dist. 17: Ro Khanna (D) Editorial

State Legislature

State Senate

Dist. 10: Bob Wieckowski (D) Editorial

State Assembly

Dist. 15: Tony Thurmond (D) Editorial / Video

Dist. 16: Catharine Baker (R) Editorial and our video / LWV video

Regional races

AC Transit, at-large: No endorsement Editorial

AC Transit, Ward 4: Murphy McCalley Editorial

AC Transit, Ward 5: Jeff Davis: Editorial

EBMUD, Ward 3: Katy Foulkes: Editorial

BART, District 4: Robert Raburn: Editorial / Video

East Bay Regional Park District, Ward 5: Ayn Wieskamp Editorial / Video

East Bay Regional Park District, Ward 7: Diane Burgis Editorial / Video

Local races

Alameda County


Alameda Mayor: Marie Gilmore Editorial

Alameda City Council: Jim Oddie, Frank Matarrese Editorial

Berkeley City Council, District 1: Linda Maio Editorial

Berkeley City Council, District 7: Kriss Worthington Editorial

Berkeley City Council, District 8: Jacquelyn McCormick Editorial

Dublin Mayor: Kasie Hildenbrand Editorial

Dublin City Council: Abe Gupta, Don Biddle Editorial

Fremont City Council: Dirk Lorenz, Lily Mei Editorial / Video

Livermore City Council: Bob Woerner, Steven Spedowfski Editorial

Newark Mayor: Alan Nagy Editorial

Newark City Council: Michael Hannon, Mark Gonzales Editorial

Oakland Mayor (In rank order): 1. Joe Tuman, 2. Libby Schaaf, 3. Rebecca Kaplan

Editorial Tuman video / Schaaf video / Kaplan video / Courtney Ruby video / Bryan Paker video / Dan Seigel video / Jean Quan video

Oakland City Council, District 2 (In rank order) 1. Dana King, 2. Kevin Blackburn, 3. Abel Guillen: Editorial / Video

Oakland City Council, District 4 (In rank order): 1. Jill Broadhurst, 2. Anne Campbell Washington Editorial

Oakland City Council, District 6 (In rank order) 1. Michael Johnson, 2. Shereda Nosakhare Editorial

Oakland City Auditor: Brenda Roberts: Editorial

Pleasanton Mayor: Jerry Thorne Editorial

Pleasanton City Council: Kathy Narum, Arne Olson Editorial

San Leandro Mayor: Diana Souza Editorial

San Leandro City Council, District 1: Mike Katz-Lacabe Editorial

San Leandro City Council, District 3: Lee Thomas Editorial

San Leandro City Council, District 5: Mia Ousley Editorial

Union City City Council: Pat Gacoscos, Emily Duncan, Lorrin Ellis Editorial


County Superintendent of Schools: Helen Foster Editorial / Video

Peralta Community College District, Area 5: David Ralston Editorial

Peralta Community College District, Area 7: Richard Fuentes: Editorial

Berkeley school board: Josh Daniels, Karen Hemphill, Julie Sinai: Editorial

Oakland Unified School District board, Dist. 2: William Ghirardelli: Editorial

Oakland Unified School District board, Dist. 4: Nina Senn: Editorial

Oakland Unified School District board, Dist. 6: Renato Almanzor: Editorial

Contra Costa County


Antioch City Council: Diane Gibson-Gray, Lori Ogorchock Editorial / Our video / LWV video

Concord City Council: Tim Grayson, Laura Hoffmeister, Brent Trublood Editorial / Our video / LWV video

Danville Town Council: Karen Stepper, Robert Storer Editorial

El Cerrito City Council: Nicholas Arizo, Janet Abelson Editorial

Hercules City Council: Myrna de Vera, Christine Kelley Editorial / Video

Martinez Mayor: No endorsement Editorial

Martinez City Council: Mark Thomson, Lara DeLaney Editorial

Oakley City Council: Randy Pope, Vanessa Perry Editorial

Orinda City Council: Dean Orr, Amy Worth, Bob Thompson Editorial / LWV video

Pleasant Hill City Council: Michael Harris, Jack Weir Editorial / Our video / LWV video

Richmond Mayor: Tom Butt: Editorial / Our video / LWV video

Richmond City Council, full-term seat: Jim Rogers, Jovanka Beckles, (no recommendation for third seat) Editorial Video / LWV video

Richmond City Council, short-term seat: Jael Myrick Editorial / Our video / LWV video


Mt. Diablo Unified School District board: Cheryl Hansen, Debra Mason, Herbert Lee Editorial / Video

West Contra Costa Unified School District board: Valerie Cuevas, Raquel Donoso, Elizabeth Block Editorial / Video

Special Districts

Moraga Orinda Fire District, Division 1: Nathan Bell Editorial

San Ramon Valley Fire District: Dale Price, Glenn Umont Editorial

West Contra Costa Wastewater District: Paul Soltow, George Schmidt, Audrey Comeaux Editorial

Ballot measures


Prop. 1 - $7.5 billion water bond: Yes Editorial

Prop. 2 - State reserve policy: Yes Editorial

Prop. 45 - Health care insurance initiative: Yes Editorial

Prop. 46 - Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits initiative: No Editorial

Prop. 47 - Criminal sentences: Yes Editorial

Prop. 48 - Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts: No Editorial

Alameda County

LL - Albany schools parcel tax: No Editorial

K - Emeryville schools parcel tax: No Editorial

I - Alameda city schools bond: Yes Editorial

L - Hayward schools bond measure: Yes Editorial

M - New Haven schools bond measure: Yes: Editorial

N - Oakland schools parcel tax: Yes: Editorial

BB - Alameda County transportation sales tax: No Editorial

T - Dublin Doolan Canyon annexation: No Editorial

HH - Would increase sales tax in San Leandro by 0.25 percent for 30 years No: Editorial

JJ - Extends to 2025 existing half-cent sales tax in Union City: Yes Editorial

Y - Newark utility user tax: Yes Editorial

Z - Oakland public safety tax: Yes: Editorial

KK - Union City development: No: Editorial

Contra Costa County

M - John Swett school board: Yes Editorial

N - Pittsburg school bond: Yes Editorial

Q - Extends existing 0.5 percent tax in Concord until 2025: Yes Editorial

R - Extends an existing El Cerrito sales tax and doubles it to 1 percent: No Editorial

S - Adds an addition permanent 0.5 percent tax in Pinole: No Editorial

U - Adds an additional permanent 0.5 percent tax in Richmond: No Editorial