Election information from VTA-PAC

As election 2016 continues, we’d like to remind you that your fellow educators, up and down the state of California, have met and will continue to meet with every candidate, regardless of party affliation, seeking an endorsement from our union.

The Vacaville Teachers Association is also a proud affiliate of the Napa-Solano Central Labor Council and, for this June primary, we held multiple interviews over a one-week period.  Our panel consisted of Postal Workers, Machinists, Clerical Workers, Hotel Workers, College Faculty, Carpenters, Insulators, Teachers, School Employees, Food Workers, Iron Workers, Electricians, Teamsters, Plumbers and Steamfitters, Sheet Metal Workers, Cement Masons, Operating Engineers, Bricklayers, and our Service employees; asking the candidates tough questions on issues facing their members.

As a result of these two enforcement interviews, the Vacaville Teachers Association Representative Council met on May 17th and voted to stand with our brothers and sisters in labor by endorsing the following state of issues and candidates for the June Election.

US Congress:
CD # 5: Mike Thompson
CD #3: John Garamendi

CA Senate District
SD #3: Bill Dodd

CA Assembly District
AD # 4: Dual Endorsement for Dan Wolk and Don Saylor
AD # 11: Jim Frazier
AD #14: Mae Torlekson

Solano County Board of Supervisors:
District #1: Erin Hannigan
District #2: Dual Endorsement for Denis Honeychurch and Mike Ioakimedes
District #5: Skip Thomson

Napa County Board of Supervisors:
District #2: Mark Luce
District #4: Alfredo Pedroza
District #5 Belia Ramos

Solano County Democratic Central Committee:

o  District 1 (Erin Hannagan’s District)
§ Burky Worel
§ Robert Padilla
§ Nona Cohen-Bowman
§ Jon Riley
§ Lynette P. Henley

o  District 5 (Skip Thomson’s District)
§ Joe Summers
§ Jeanette Wylie
§ Paul Stichick

Ballot Measures we are supporting

Yes on Measure AA: SF bay area clean water, pollution prevention, and habitat restoration program.
Yes on Measure G: Solano county transportation improvement advisory measure.
Yes on Measure H: Solano county 2016 transactions and use tax.
Yes on Measure J: Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District Bond proposal

Yes on Measure H: Napa Valley Unified School District Bond
Yes on Measure Y: Napa county sales tax for new correctional facilities and children’s programs.

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