Montrose-La Crescenta Patch 2012 Election Guide

Before you head to the polls, know the federal, state and local candidates and issues you will be voting on.

Election Day is fast approaching, so here’s what you need to know before you begin to fill out your ballot on Nov. 6.

Aside from choosing between another four years with Democratic incumbent Barack Obama, or electing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as the next new president, California voters have a long list of local representatives and measures to choose from.

In Los Angeles County, many Democratic incumbents face new Republican challengers, but redrawn districts have placed the Democrats with a strong advantage.  

With 11 state measures on a crowded ballot, the propositions with the most attention are Proposition 30 and 38, both proposing increased funding for education through higher taxes.

Remember, Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day.

For information on where your polling place is, visit http://www.lavote.net/locator/

Check back with Montrose Patch on Election Day for all-day coverage and results.

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President/Vice President

Barack Obama/Joseph Biden, Democratic

Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican

Patch Coverage of the Presidential Debates

Who Won the First Presidential Debate?

Who Won the Second Presidential Debate?

Poll: Who Won the Final Presidential Debate?

Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate?

Romney or Obama?: Who Insiders Say Won the Presidential Debate

Patch Panelists Defend Their Candidates In Presidential Debate

Final Presidential Debate: California Political Insiders Say Who Won


Third Party Presidential Candidates

Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green

Jerry White/Phyllis Scherrer (Write-In)

Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez (Write-In)

Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan, Peace and Freedom

Sheila "Samm" Tittle/Matthew Allen Turner (Write-In)

Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian

Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano (Write-In)

Thomas Hoefling/Robert Ornelas, American Independent

Virgil Goode/James Clymer (Write-In)

Stewart Alexander/Alex Mendoza (Write-In)

James Harris/Alyson Kennedy (Write-In)

Stephen Durham/Christina Lopez (Write-In)


United States Senator
Elizabeth Emken, Republican
Dianne Feinstein, Democratic

United States Representative; District 28

Phil Jennerjahn, Republican

Adam Schiff, Democratic

Coverage of District 28 Candidates

Six Questions for Congressman Adam Schiff

State Senate Representative, District 25
Gilbert V. Gonzales, Republican
Carol Liu, Democratic

Coverage of District 25 Candidates

Six Questions for Senate Candidate Gil Gonzales
Gil Gonzales Steps Up Campaign Efforts

State Assembly, District 43
Mike Gatto, Democratic
Greg Krikorian, Republican

Coverage of District 43 Candidates

Five Questions for Assemblymember Mike Gatto
Five Questions for Assembly Candidate Greg Krikorian 

Statewide Ballot Measures

California voters will decide on 11 propositions. Check out Patch’s California Proposition Voter Guide for details on each of the propositions.


Los Angeles County Measures

Los Angeles County voters will decide on three county ballot measures.

In Measure A, voters will determine whether to change the LA County Assessor office from an elected position to an appointed position.

Measure J extends the on-half cent sales tax for transportation spending for 30 years.

Measure B would require porn actors to wear condoms on set.

Coverage of Los Angeles County Ballot Measures

LA Supervisors Move Ahead with Condom Initiative 
Supervisor Wants Voters' Opinions on Assessor Post 
Huff: Measure J Could Hinder Transportation Projects
Governor Signs Bill to Extend Sales Tax for L.A. Transportation Projects
Poll: Will You Support Extended Sales Tax Increase for Transit Projects?


Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Lash LaRue November 05, 2012 at 10:56 PM
NO ON 30 SCREW THE DEMOCRATS IN SACROMENTO have them cut funding for the HUNDREDS of usless state agencies, Aka Goverment Union WELFARE. Here is the list http://www.ca.gov/Apps/Agencies.aspx NO ON 31 MORE BS FROME THE COMMIES AKA The Democrate Party. How about a State Senate and Assembly that meets every other year for a few month and goes home to their REAL JOBS it works for Texas YES ON 32 GET RID OF UNIONS WHY SHOULD OUR TAX DOLLARS PAY FOR COMMIE TAKE OVER OF OUR STATE AKA CAL TEACHER UNION aka Goverment Union WELFARE NO ON 33 Its a SCAM NO ON 34 IF GIVEN THE DEATH PENATLY THEY SHOULD BE HUNG WITH IN 24 HOURS IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE. IT WORKED FOR JUDGE ROY BEAN YES ON 35 THROW THE BOOK AT THEM NO ON 36 TIME TO HAVE A DEVILS ISLAND FOR 3 TIME LOSERS LET THEM ROT IN HELL NO ON 37 ITS A SCAM NO ON 38 SAME AS 30 SCREW THE DEMOCRATS IN SACROMENTO have them cut funding for the HUNDREDS of usless state agencies, Aka Goverment Union WELFARE. Here is the list http://www.ca.gov/Apps/Agencies.aspx NO ON 39 THIS IS THE BIGGEST LIE YET AND WE DESTROY JOBS IN CALIF. YES ON 40 SHOW THEM THAT WE ARE WATCHING THEM
John Weems November 07, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Getting rid of Obama and his Chicago thugs.


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