My endorsements and votes for the upcoming election are as follows:
Measure 39 - YES
Measure 40 - YES
Measure 41- YES
Measure 42 - NO
Measure 43 - YES
Measure 44 - NO
Measure 45 - NO
Measure 46 - NO
Measure 47 - NO
Measure 48 - YES
Governor - Ron Saxton
Supreme Court - Jack Roberts
Metro - Tom Cox
Judge District 1 - Ron Grensky
Judge District 2 - Debra Vogt
Judge District 16 - William Marshal
Judge District 18 - Don Haller
Judge District 20 - Charlie Bailey
I like my current Rep Jerry Krummel and soon to be Senator Larry George.
There aren't any R's in the house or senate that I really want to throw under the bus at this point (taking suggestions if you have any) so I'd say vote Republican in your district. Any statewide races that I left blank are done because I just don't have any good info one way or the other on the candidates, leave a message if you have something for us. (please provide a source link or some evidence) Some notables that I really like:
Kim Thatcher and Jared Thatcher come to mind. I'll also stress that Tom Cox for Metro is a very important vote as is Jack Roberts for the Supreme Court.
If you have any questions about why I am voting this way or how I arrived at my decisions feel free to leave a comment. If you have questions about a local race then leave the names and I'll see what I can find out. (stuff like county commissioners I can answer easily, mayor of timbuktoo I may not know the characters)
Your best friend when you aren't sure: see who the special interest groups support! If NARAL, the gun grabbers and the teachers union support a candidate then your can safely say that they are trouble.
Almost forgot! I'm voting NO on every bond measure I have. NO NO NO NO. I suport the police, I support the fire department but you know what, if the local governments would stop funding diversity councils, needle exchange programs and cultural centers then that money could go to public safety instead where it belongs. By giving them more of our earned money we give them an excuse to keep wasting the money that they take. Starve the beast.