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My Voting Record

Go Ahead and Make Sense of it ... if You Can

By MATT WELCH

(Last updated Ocotber 5, 2007)

I am a firm and public believer that journalists -- particularly political journalists -- should disclose who they vote for as much as their brain cells will allow. So here goes:

Party affiliation: Never. Though I suppose it's theoretically possible I belonged to some racket back when I first got started in 1988.

State of residence: I think I was always a California voter, even when I lived abroad from 1990-97.

Presidents:
2004: John Kerry (against George Bush)
2000: Ralph Nader (despite this)
1996: Did not vote (failed to register in time)
1992: Jerry Brown (write-in)
1988: Michael Dukakis (against George Bush)

Governors:
2006: Schwarzenegger
2003: Yes on the recall; Jack Grisham
2002: Bill Simon (against Gray Davis)
1998: Do Not Recall [DNR] (someone against Gray Davis)

Senators:
2006: DNR (not Dianne Feinstein)
2004: Judge Jim Gray
2000: Tom Campbell
1998: DNR

Congresspeople:
2006: Ben Sullivan (write-in)
2004: Robert Weber
2002: DNR (not Diane Watson)
2000: Henry Waxman
1998: DNR (not Henry Waxman)

Mayors:
2005: Antonio Villaraigosa
2001: Villaraigosa

State Senators:
2006: Bud Raymond
2002: DNR
1998: DNR

State Assembly-humans:
2006: Steve Myers
2004: DNR
2002: DNR
2000: DNR
1998: DNR

City Councilpersons:
2003: Tom LaBonge
2001: DNR
1999: DNR

I'll fill in the memory blanks when possible, mix in some propositions here and there (mostly "no"), and update when there's something new to vote for!

© 1986-2006; All rights reserved.

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My Voting Record

Go Ahead and Make Sense of it ... if You Can

By MATT WELCH

(Last updated Ocotber 5, 2007)

I am a firm and public believer that journalists -- particularly political journalists -- should disclose who they vote for as much as their brain cells will allow. So here goes:

Party affiliation: Never. Though I suppose it's theoretically possible I belonged to some racket back when I first got started in 1988.

State of residence: I think I was always a California voter, even when I lived abroad from 1990-97.

Presidents:
2004: John Kerry (against George Bush)
2000: Ralph Nader (despite this)
1996: Did not vote (failed to register in time)
1992: Jerry Brown (write-in)
1988: Michael Dukakis (against George Bush)

Governors:
2006: Schwarzenegger
2003: Yes on the recall; Jack Grisham
2002: Bill Simon (against Gray Davis)
1998: Do Not Recall [DNR] (someone against Gray Davis)

Senators:
2006: DNR (not Dianne Feinstein)
2004: Judge Jim Gray
2000: Tom Campbell
1998: DNR

Congresspeople:
2006: Ben Sullivan (write-in)
2004: Robert Weber
2002: DNR (not Diane Watson)
2000: Henry Waxman
1998: DNR (not Henry Waxman)

Mayors:
2005: Antonio Villaraigosa
2001: Villaraigosa

State Senators:
2006: Bud Raymond
2002: DNR
1998: DNR

State Assembly-humans:
2006: Steve Myers
2004: DNR
2002: DNR
2000: DNR
1998: DNR

City Councilpersons:
2003: Tom LaBonge
2001: DNR
1999: DNR

I'll fill in the memory blanks when possible, mix in some propositions here and there (mostly "no"), and update when there's something new to vote for!

© 1986-2006; All rights reserved.