Here is a Letter to the Editor I penned to the San Diego Union-Tribune regarding a new medical marijuana initiative. The letter posted today (December 21, 2011):
With the efforts on San Diego city redistricting heating up, here is a Letter to the Editor I penned to the San Diego Union-Tribune that was posted today (July 7, 2011):
UPDATED: June 23rd, 2011
Before I begin this post, I must first preface the fact the only reason any congressional, legislative, and/or other governmental districts are gerrymandered for one of two reasons: 1) to protect incumbents, and 2) to disenfranchise voters and communities.
Much has been said within the City of San Diego lately about redistricting. After all, the 2010 Census results have been released which means that every governmental body which elects by districts must be redrawn to account for population growth and shifts. Often times, it determines who even is able to best represent various communities of interest.
Posted in 2011, May
Tagged asians, california, clairemont town council, diversity, latinos, lgbt, politics, ryan trabuco, san diego, san diego county
The Noblest Motive Is The Public Good, County of San Diego
Yesterday, I had the honor of being re-appointed by my County Supervisor Ron Roberts, currently Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors, to serve my second term (although, my first, full four-year term) as a member on the San Diego County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.
I was first appointed by Supervisor Roberts February of 2009 to fill a vacancy on the board. Given my previous experience with alcohol and drug prevention policy and issues, I was given this opportunity. I had perviously served on the Orange County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board from September 2006 until my move to San Diego in December 2007. Continue reading
Posted in 2011, April, Politics
Tagged alcohol and drug policy, alcohol and drug prevention, california, madd, politics, republican, ron roberts, ryan trabuco, san diego, san diego county
Here is a letter I have quickly drafted in response to Assemblyman Donnelly’s AB26:
Assemblyman Donnelly, as a fellow California Republican, I respectfully disagree with your proposed AB 26. Following SB 1070 in Arizona, the controversy and racial divisiveness it has caused Republicans in Arizona with the Latino communities hasn’t been good, and continuing down that path will not help us electorally in the future. Continue reading
President Abraham Lincoln
Viability. Dedication. Trust. Three of the biggest challenges my party faces in every election going forward with one very important group — Latino voters.
New U.S. Census figures for 2010 show that not only are Latinos the fastest-growing ethinic minority in the country, but they’re on the rise to become a minority-majority in various states. There are more Latinos in California than anywhere else the country, and with that power, comes the power to vote. And with that vote, comes great responsibility. Continue reading
Posted in 2011, March, Politics
Tagged california, gop, latinos, national, politics, republican, san diego, san diego county, somos republicans
Clairemont Town Council being sworn-in by San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf.
Since I had the opportunity to move into this Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, I quickly jumped at the chance to get involved. The best way I figured was to join the Clairemont Town Council.
It was a pleasure to get to know then-President Lori Sorbo last summer, and along the way meet many new friends, and as of this post, my fellow board members. In November, I was elected as Vice-President for the Clairemont Town Council and couldn’t be more excited at this new opportunity to help serve in my community. Continue reading