SACRAMENTO—The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee MetroPAC, is proud to announce its endorsement of the following candidates and ballot measures for the June 5, 2018 primary election. Voters are urged to join Metro PAC in protecting jobs and the economy by electing these pro-business individuals and ballot measures that protect and enhance our regional economy. These selections represent the clear choice in each race for job protection and business enhancement in our challenging economic times.
Through the MetroPAC, the Sacramento Metro Chamber invests in a political strategy that helps elect candidates who are business-friendly and have a vision for regional prosperity. Over the last few months, the MetroPAC committee comprised of volunteer business leaders, has worked diligently to review races, candidates and ballot measures to develop the following endorsements.
Kevin Kiley, State Assembly, 6th District
Jim Cooper, State Assembly, 9th District
Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Anne Marie Schubert, Sacramento County District Attorney
Scott Jones, Sacramento County Sheriff
City of Sacramento
Angelique Ashby, Sacramento City Council, District 1
Jay Schenirer, Sacramento City Council, District 5
Rick Jennings, Sacramento City Council, District 7
Ryan Ronco, Placer County Clerk Recorder
Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney
Yes on Proposition 69 (California): Proposition 69 prevents the legislature from redirecting transportation funds for non-transportation purposes and ensures that the existing transportation taxes and fees we pay go to transportation improvements. By protecting transportation investments in the state, we will ensure that local transportation mobility projects like adding new lanes, repairing deteriorating bridges roads and overpasses, and upgrading our critical transit systems can move forward, easing congestion and addressing the critical limitations on the movement of goods, services and people in our region.
Yes on Measure E (Placer County): Measure E will help Sierra College upgrade science, math, engineering, technology and vocational education classrooms – improving and expanding facilities for training our local police, firefighters, paramedics and nurses and expanding much needed Veterans services and programs. The last bond measure passed for Sierra College was in 1957 when it had less than 1,500 students. Today over 22,000 students are being educated at Sierra College. But many of its classrooms are in 50-year-old buildings that need to be repaired and upgraded to meet current standards and safety codes. Measure E will protect taxpayers by prohibiting the State from taking the funds and spending them elsewhere and by requiring annual audits and citizen/taxpayers oversight of how funds are spent.
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