Boyle Heights Beat archive. Photo by Jonathan Olivares.
Boyle Heights Beat archive. Photo by Jonathan Olivares.
Boyle Heights Beat archive. Photo by Jonathan Olivares.

California voters have the chance to get out to vote on Nov. 4 for the 2014 General Election. On the ballot are Six statewide measures and a number of federal, state and county candidates up for office.

Proposals include Proposition 47, which would reduce sentencing for certain non-serious crimes; Prop. 2, which would require an annual transfer of state revenue to stabilize the CA budget and its account; and Los Angeles County’s Measure P, which would impose an annual $23 parcel tax to pay for parks and other senior/youth recreation areas.

To find out where your polling place is, check out: Polls are open from  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Here are the local candidates and measure on the ballot for the Boyle Heights area:


U.S. Representative District 34
Xavier Becerra (D)
Adrienne Edwards (R)


California Ballot Measures (Yes or No)
Prop. 1 Funding for water quality, supply, treatment, and storage projects.

Prop. 2 State Budget Stabilization Account

Prop. 45 Health insurance rate changes

Prop. 46 Drug and alcohol testing of doctors, medical negligence lawsuits

Prop. 47 Criminal Sentences, Misdemeanor Penalties

Prop. 48 Indian Gaming Compacts

Jerry Brown (D)
Neel Kashkari (R)

Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Newsom (D)
Ron Nehring (R)

Attorney General
Kamala Harris (D)
Ron Gold (R)

Ashley Swearengin (R)
Betty Yee (D)

Secretary of State
Alex Padilla (D)
Pete Peterson (R)

Senate District 24
Peter Choi (D)
Kevin de Leon (D)

*Assembly District 51
Jimmy Gomez
Stephen Smith

Assembly District 53

Sandra Mendoza (D)
Miguel Santiago (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tom Torlakson
Marshall Tuck

Supreme Court Justice (State of CA)
Mariano-Florentino Cuellar
Goodwin Liu
Kathryn Mickle Werdegar

Los Angeles County

Ballot Measure (Yes or No)
Measure P: Safe Neighborhoods and Parks

Sheriff, Los Angeles County
Jin McDonnell
Paul K. Tanaka

You will also have the opportunity to vote for 11 judges as well as 6 additional state positions.

*Note: The majority of Boyle Heights falls under AD 53, with parts in AD 51.

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