Saw a tweet from the San Diego City Clerk’s office (@SDCityClerk) this morning which asked, “When was the City of SD’s current Charter first adopted?” The tweet ended with this link (http://www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/geninfo/history.shtml) which takes you to the City Clerk’s website where you can learn all about the history of San Diego government.
Wow. What a history!
Founded in 1850, San Diego went bankrupt two years later, and eventually emerged in 1889 with not only a strong mayor, but TWO houses within the city’s Common Council: a Board of Aldermen, and a Board of Delegates.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love reading up on this at the City Clerk’s website. Great way to start a Wednesday morning!
A close friend of mine who works as a political consultant put this chart together showing the progression of votes I’ve received from Republican voters in San Diego County since 2008.
He proceeded to tell me, “If you were a stock, people should be buying and investing.” I figured I’d post this and let you all decide.
I gotta tell you, there’s not a more rewarding feeling then having random folks — having just met some of them — communicate that they believe in you, and like the job you’re doing.
Can’t say I’d be as successful though if I didn’t listen to the needs of others and do my best to make it happen. Honesty, trust, and sincerity is a hard thing to find in politics. My advice: just keep yourself grounded and real.
12 propositions have qualified for the November ballot. My good friend Chris Nguyen over at OC Political provides a great rundown of all the initiatives and what they’ll effect if they’re approved (or not) by the voters. Check out Chris Nguyen’s post here.
For more information, check out the California Secretary of State’s website on ballot measures.
A week after the June Primary Election, results show that I didn’t quite make it on to the Central Committee.
Although, there’s a little less than 18,000 ballots left to count throughout the county, I’m certain to gain more however, whatever remaining ballots are left won’t be enough to flip the results in my favor. It happens. Out of 17 candidates, I squarely ended up in the middle of the pack.
In fact, the final 6th place spot could go to either Clinton Soffer or Scott Rieker with 93 votes separating them. Continue reading
Posted in 2012, June, Politics
Tagged clinton soffer, donna cleary, gop, jeannie foulkrod, lynette williams, politics, primary election 2012, republican, ryan trabuco, san diego, san diego county, scott rieker, tj zane, tony krvaric
Today, is the June Primary Election.
If you need to know where your polling place is, please visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters “Find Your Polling Place” page at this link. All you need to do is input your address, and the information should come up.
Polls open at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm.
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County has published a list of endorsed candidates and propositions for tomorrow’s 2012 Primary Election. There are some great choices in candidates and stances on propositions.
Click here to view.
I voted YES on Proposition B.
Let’s follow Mayor Jerry Sanders’ lead and work to get our city back on track!
Dear San Diego friends and family:
The Mayoral election is this Tuesday, June 5th. My friend Omar Passons and I took the picture below because we wanted people to see that Nathan Fletcher has already caused many to set aside partisan politics and help you answer the question: Why is Nathan Fletcher the right candidate for Mayor?
Today, the L.A. Daily News highlights a new radio ad push by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan to help Latino voters better connect with the Republican Party.
Riordan, who served as Mayor of Los Angeles from 1993-2001, earned as much as 60% of the Latino vote throughout his tenure as mayor of the nation’s second largest city.
Despite an unsuccessful gubernatorial run in 2002, Riordan continues to remain a pillar within the Republican Party — and he understands the need to include in this all-important demographic into our party.
As do I. Continue reading
Posted in 2012, May, Politics
Tagged california, diversity, gop, latinos, politics, primary election 2012, republican, richard riordan, ryan trabuco, voter registration