News Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: California Presidential Primary Election 2016 is Today.

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News Alert!!: San Bernardino County, CA: California Presidential Primary Election 2016 is Today.

The California Presidential Primary Election 2016 will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

Registered voters across San Bernardino County, California as well as across California will have a chance to vote for which presidential candidate will advance to the presidential election in November 2016 to become President of the United States of America.

Registered voters will also get the chance to vote on Congressional, California State Senate and Assembly, and local judicial seats as well as a couple of measures on their primary ballot.

**** Helpful Information for Registered Voters in San Bernardino County, California regrading the California Presidential Primary Election 2016: ****

– When to go?:

Local polling places will open at 7:00am PT on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 and close at 8:00pm PT on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016.

– Where to go?:

To find your polling places in San Bernardino County, California, please contact the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters at either of the following phone numbers:

1 (800) 881-8683 or 1 (909) 387-8300

You can also find your polling places in San Bernardino County, California, please go to the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website address:

http://www.sbcountyelections.com/Voting/PPL/2016/0607.aspx

– Special Rules regrading the California Presidential Primary Election 2016:

Registered voters not registered with a political party can vote for the Democratic, American Independent, or Libertarian presidential candidates only.

**** Voter Information Guide and Sample Ballot from the San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters: ****

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Portals/9/Elections/2016/0607/SB-CMBEN.pdf

**** List of Who’s Running and List of Propositions and Measures: ****

** Running for President of the United States of America: **

– Democratic:

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

– Republican:

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

(Has assured the G.O.P. nomination)

** Running for United States Congress: **

Registered voters in the San Bernardino County, California area will have one of 3 congressional seats on their ballot.

The 2 finishers in each race advance to November 2016.

– For the 8th District:

The 8th District consists of Inyo County, California; Mono County, California; and most of San Bernardino County, California and covers Baker, California; Barstow, California; Bishop, California; Death Valley, California; Fort Irwin, California; Mono Lake, California; Needles, California; Twentynine Palms, California; and Victorville, California.

Republican incumbent Paul Cook (Retired Marine Colonel)

Democrats Roger La Plante (Retired Army Sergeant)

John Pinkerton (Victor Valley Community College Trustee)

Rita Ramirez (Retired College Professor)

Republican Tim Donnelly (Radio Host and Businessman)

– For the 31st District:

The 31st District covers San Bernardino, California and portions of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Democratic incumbent Pete Aguilar (Former Mayor of Redlands, California)

Democrat Kaisar Ahmed (Retired Teacher)

Republicans Paul Chabot (Counter Terrorism Military Officer)

Sean Flynn (Economist, Businessman, and College Professor)

Joe Baca (Businessman and Legislative Consultant)

– For the 35th District:

The 35th District covers Chino, California; Fontana, California; Ontario, California; and Pomona, California.

Democratic incumbent Norma Torres (Former Mayor of Pomona, California)

Republican Tyler Fischella (Business Development Associate).

** Running for State Senate: **

Registered voters will have one of two contests on their ballot.

The 21st District which is centered High Desert and the 23rd District which covers some of the San Bernardino County, California valley and mountain communities including Highland, California; Redlands, California; Banning, California; Big Bear Lake, California; and Wrightwood, California.

The top 2 finishers in each race advance to November 2016.

– For the 21st District:

Democrats Johnathon Levar Ervin (Aerospace Engineer)

Steve Hill (Appraiser)

Republicans Scott Wilk (State Assembly Member)

Star Moffatt (Law Firm Co-Owner)

– For the 23rd District:

Republican incumbent Mike Morrell (Business Owner)

Democrats Ronald J. O’Donnell (Educator, Author, and Businessman)

Mark David Westwood (Radio General Manager)

** Running for State Assembly: **

On your ballot, 1 of 4 seats will appear.

There are only 2 candidates in that race and both will advance to November 2016 runoffs.

The top 2 finishers in the other races will advance as well.

– For the 33rd District:

The 33rd District covers the San Bernardino County, California mountains areas including Adelanto, California; Apple Valley, California; Baker, California; Barstow, California; Big Bear City, California; Big Bear Lake, California; Big River, California; Crestline, California; Lake Arrowhead, California; Running Springs, California; Helendale, California; Hesperia, California; Lucerne Valley, California; Needles, California; Trona, California; Victorville, California; Johnson Valley, California; Lenwood, California; Phelan, California; Twentynine Palms Base, California; and Twin Peaks, California.

Republican incumbent Jay Obernolte (Business Owner)

Democrat Scott Markovich (Contractor and School Trustee).

– For the 40th District:

The 40th District covers the east San Bernardino, California valley areas including Highland, California; Loma Linda, California; Rancho Cucamonga, California; Redlands, California; and San Bernardino, California.

Republican incumbent Marc Steinorth (Businessman)

Democrat Abigail Medina (School Board Member)

– For the 42nd District:

The 42nd District covers Yucaipa, California; Joshua Tree, California; Landers, California; Morongo Valley, California; Pioneertown, California; Twentynine Palms, California; Yucaipa, California; and Yucca Valley, California.

Republican incumbent Chad Mayes (Financial Adviser)

Democrat Greg Rodriguez (Community Health Manager)

Libertarian Jeff Hewitt (Mayor of Calimesa, California).

– For the 47th District:

The 47th District covers centered San Bernardino County, California areas including Bloomington, California; Colton, California; Grand Terrace, California; Fontana, California; Muscoy, California; Rialto, California; and San Bernardino, California.

Democratic incumbent Cheryl Brown (Newspaper Publisher)

Democrat Eloise Reyes (Educator, Businesswoman, and Attorney)

Republican Aissa Chanel Sanchez (Businesswoman).

** Running For Board Of Supervisors: **

Registered voters in San Bernardino County, California’s 1st District and the 3rd District will choose whether to retain incumbents or seat challengers.

– For the 1st District:

The 1st District covers Adelanto, California; Apple Valley, California; Baker, California; Barstow, California; Hesperia, California; Needles, California; Trona, California; Victorville, California; and Vidal Junction, California.

Incumbent Robert A. Lovingood (Business Owner)

Bill Holland (City Councilman for Hesperia, California)

Rick Roelle (Retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant)

Paul Russ (Businessman and City Councilman for Hesperia, California)

Angela Valles (Director of Finance)

– For the 3rd District:

The 3rd District covers Big Bear Lake, California; Desert Heights, California; Johnson Valley, California; Landers, California; Lucerne Valley, California; Pioneertown, California; Twentynine Palms, California; and Yucca Valley, California.

Incumbent James Ramos (Businessman)

Donna Munoz (Community Service District General Manager)

** Running For Superior Court: **

There are 4 candidates for 1 San Bernardino Superior Court judgeship.

Susan Slater (Trial Attorney)

Denise Trager Dvorak (Supervising District Attorney)

Dieter Carlos Dammeier (Law Enforcement Attorney)

Soheila Azizi (Trial Lawyer/Mediator).

** Propositions: **

– Proposition 50:

According to the California Secretary of State, this proposition authorizes legislature to suspend members, including without salary and benefits. Prohibits suspended Members from using powers of office or legislative resources. Provides suspension may end on specified date or by vote of Member’s house. Fiscal Impact: No effect on state spending in most years. Minor state savings in some years.

**** More information regarding Proposition 50 is at the following California Secretary of State website address: ****

http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/50.htm

** Measures: **

– Measure D:

The City of Colton General Fund pays for general City services such as police, fire and paramedic response, parks, libraries and youth/senior programs. However, due to several significant economic events, the City’s General Fund has been operating with a deficit. On February 22, 2016, the Colton City Council placed Measure “D” on the ballot as a means to generate additional General Fund revenue in order to maintain general City services.

The City of Colton operates its own Electric Utility, which is currently running at a surplus. The Colton Municipal Code (C.M.C. §3.44.030(iii)(i)) currently authorizes the City Council to transfer to the City’s General Fund up to a maximum rate of 12.39% of the Electric Utility’s prior year gross revenues (the “General Fund Transfer”).

The City Council is currently authorized to set Electric service rates for City residents and customers in accordance with applicable State and local law. The Colton Municipal Code does not currently set a limit or freeze on Electric service rates.

If approved by a majority of Colton voters, Measure “D” would accomplish the following:

1. Increase the maximum General Fund Transfer rate from 12.39% to 20% for five years. City staff estimates this could provide as much as $4.8 million in additional General Fund revenue annually to maintain current general City services. After five years, the maximum General Fund Transfer would revert back to the current 12.39% rate.

2. Establish a 5-year freeze on future electric rate increases. For five years, the City Council would be prohibited from increasing electric service rates above what it approved on January 21, 2014 (the last time the City adopted electric rates). The Council would only be allowed to raise Electric service rates during the freeze period by unanimous vote, with written findings of emergency. After the rate freeze expires in five years, the Council would be authorized to increase Electric service rates in accordance with applicable law.

Measure “D” requires simple majority approval of the voters to pass. If the Measure does not pass, the Colton City Council will be required, as part of the budgeting process, to consider eliminating or reducing general City services.

A “Yes” vote will approve the General Fund Transfer increase and electric service rate freeze.

A “No” vote will not approve the General Fund Transfer increase and electric service rate freeze.

– Measure E:

Measure E is submitted to the voters by the Morongo Valley Community Services District (“District”) to authorize the District to convert a current benefit assessment of 3% per year which has been in effect since 2002, into a special parcel tax of $350 each year, adjusted for inflation, to be assessed on all taxable real property within the District to use in funding fire protection and paramedic services provided by the District. A yes vote by two-thirds of the voters within the District on this measure will authorize the Board of Directors of the District to convert the 3% assessment into a special parcel tax of $350 per year beginning in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

This assessment will be used to provide fire suppression, protection, prevention, rescue, advance life support paramedics, and other emergency services within the District, and for any related incidental expenses. The assessment will be levied against all taxable real property within the District on July 1st of each year, beginning on July 1, 2016. The special tax will be adjusted annually for inflation based on the Consumer Price Index for the Los Angeles/Riverside/Orange County region, and shall be collected by the County of San Bernardino in the same manner as county property taxes.

If fewer than two-thirds of the voters approve this measure, the Board of Directors of the District will not be authorized to convert the current 3% Morongo Valley Fire and Rescue Assessment into a special parcel tax of $350 each year, and r

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure E. If you desire a copy of the measure, please call the Morongo Valley Community Services District at: 1 (760) 363-6454 and a copy will be mailed to you at no cost.

**** More information regarding Measure D and Measure E is at the following San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters website address: ****

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Elections/2016/0607/Measures.aspx

**** More information regarding the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 can be found at the following website addresses: ****

– California Secretary of State:

http://www.sos.ca.gov/

http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/june-7-2016-presidential-primary-election/

http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/

– San Bernardino County Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters:

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/

https://www.sbcountyelections.com/Elections/2016/0607.aspx

**** ZachNews will have the latest voting results from the California Presidential Primary Election 2016 on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. ****

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