What we Read:
Mostly National Politics
Nate Silver's Five ThirtyEight
Progessive Take on News at Daily Kos
Inside Beltway Stuff at Politico
Taegen Goddard's Political Wire
California Politics:
Calitics Hollywood
Progressive open source
news for California
Sacramento Bee Capital Alert:
News on California Politics
Official California Government Sources:
California Democratic Party
Information about 2014 Ballot Propositions: Approved and Pending
Suggest new links:
local blogs especially welcome

The Research Committee, under direction of the Steering Committee, interviews all candidates for office and researches ballot measures . It makes recommendations to the Steering Committee which in turn recommends to the General Membership. All members of ACT and ADC may vote on these recommendations. The ballot will be mailed to all members with a Phoenix that includes a report on the findings of the Research Committee and the Steering Committee.

In candidate interviews all members who participate in the interviews and have done so for each candidate for a particular office or ballot measure may vote on the Committee's recommendations. The Research Committee Report remains completely confidential until such time as the Steering Committee acts upon them. For further details see Standing Order 1 of the Bylaws .


Marilee Marshall (Chair), John McLean , SusanKane , George VanAlstine), Emily Stork, DoloresHickambottom, AnthonyPortantino, Greg Harrison, NealWrightson, Jeanette Mann, Jon Fuhrman, Jim Hem, Adam Murray, Inman Moore, Bill Creim, Tim Wendler, Peter Drier, Joanne Wendler, Garret Scheider, Geoffrey Baum, Berjouhi Koukeyan, Jacquelynne Fones Corby, Mary Barrie, Allen Eisenman, Peter Wong, Elliot Cuite, Mike Cornwell, MonicaHubbard, LyssaAxeen, Daniel Lopez, Betty Krachman, Vickere Murphy, Bruce Wright


The Research Committee met and interviewed candidates for City Council and PUSD Board Positions. The Steering Committee received the Research Committee's Report and Recommended to the Membership to endorse the following (the same candidates were recommended by the Research and Steering Committees)

City Council District 5: Victor Gordo
City Council District 7: Andy Wilson

School Board
District 1 Kimberly Kenne
Distric 3 Michelle Richardson Bailey
District 5 Elizbeth Pomeroy

Steering Committee Report
The Upcoming Issue of The Phoenix Will Include the Reports as Well as a Membership Ballot




Selected Office Holders endorsed by ACT/ADC in the past: