Proposition Summary

NONPARTISAN OFFICES. LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Existing provisions of California Constitution provide that judicial, school, county, and city offices shall be nonpartisan, but do not prohibit a political party or party central committee from endorsing, supporting, or opposing a candidate for nonpartisan office. This measure would add a provision that no political party or party central committee may endorse, support, or oppose a candidate for such a nonpartisan office. Summary of Legislative Analyst's estimate of net state and local government fiscal impact: This measure has no direct state or local government fiscal impact.

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Legislative Vote Results

Assembly - Ayes, 64; Noes, 10 -- Senate - Ayes, 31; Noes, 6

Popular Vote Results

Y: 2292678; A: 55.9; N: 1805305; B: 44.1

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Assembly Constitutional Amendment

Relevant Case

Geary v. Renne: 911 F.2d 280: 9th Cir . 1990; Geary v. Renne: 880 F.2d 1062: 9th Cir. 1989; Clark v. Burleigh: 7 Cal. App. 4th 162: 279 Cal. Rptr. 333, 1991

Code Sections Affected

Amended Cal. Const. art. II, section 6

For Author

Richard L. Mountjoy, Member of the Assembly, 42nd District Author of Proposition; Joseph Montoya, State Senator, 26th District; Pat Russell, President, League of California Cities

Against Author

Bill Lockyer, State Senator, 10th District; Johan Klehs, Member of the Assembly, 14th District

Rebuttal Author

Robert Girard, Director, Common Cause

Rebuttal Against Author

Joe A. Duardo, President, California School Boards Association; Leslie K. Brown, President, County Supervisors Association of California