Hertzberg, Daniel

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) - Note: Candidate Website: "At this pivotal movement with reproductive rights so aggressively under assault, I will always fight for abortion access and the right to choose, access to affordable birth control, ending the gender wage gap, and the elimination of the pink tax." San Diego Union Tribune: "I personally abhor the thought of abortion, especially when it appears that despite the availability of contraceptive options, it is used by some as birth control. I do realize that there may be times, early in the pregnancy, when it may be in the best interest of the mother to have legal access to abortion. This is an issue that should be decided at the state level. As I see it, if Proposition 1 passes, then it means the people of California have decided that it should be a legal available option in our state."
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2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) -
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? - Note: Require documentation and “gun insurance” for anyone who owns firearms in the state of California. For more information of this proposal please check out this source and why it is important for curbing gun violence: City of San Jose Gun Harm Reduction"
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4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? -
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? -
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) - Note: Campaign website: "Providing women access to birth control should not be considered a luxury. Our state can be a safe haven for those traveling from other states that have wrongly restricted abortion access. We should pay for travel and medical expenses for those coming from those states. California can and must lead the way by enshrining the right to an abortion in our states constitution."
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7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) -
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) -
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) -
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) -
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) - Note: Campaign website: "As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I am aware the fight for our rights did not end at Marriage equality. I will continue to fight for employment, housing and healthcare for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. What more can we do? Expand access to healthcare for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Increase education in schools regarding LGBTQ+ individuals and education. Enforce existing California laws that target LGBTQ+ bullying."
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12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) - Note: Campaign website: "While most police officers do their jobs well and diligently, we need to make sure that police officers who are responsible for misconduct are held accountable for their actions. This will help keep our communities safe and build trust between police and the communities they serve."
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