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.
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, 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
Back in February, the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Katy section published a profile, highlighting my commitment to community and public service since graduating Mayde Creek High School.
Since there has been a growing voice over the last few years for the party to return to its’ “roots,” I figured it would be informational and refreshing to post the Republican Party’s inaugural platform, adopted in 1856 in Philadelphia, PA.
The picture to the left is of Musical Fund Hall, site of the very first Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
The last paragraph should be read carefully, and repeatedly. It speaks to me, and defines why I am a Republican.
The full text of the 1856 Platform follows. Continue reading
I’ve come to know T.J. Zane over the last few years through my involvement with our local San Diego Republican Party. Not just a caring family man, but as President and C.E.O. of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County, his leadership on fiscal reform efforts within the county have been successful and second-to-none.
T.J. is third on the ballot for Republican Central Committee voters within the 77th Assembly District. I’ve proudly voted for him, and encourage you to do so as well.
For more information, please check his SmartVoter profile here: http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/06/05/ca/sd/vote/zane_t/
If you live within Assembly District 77 and are registered Republican, I’d be honored to have your vote!
(Note: The “X” by my name was purely to show emphasis. I did vote for a full slate of 6 candidates, myself included of course.)
Friends, I have put up a Facebook page and I’m encouraging you to “Like” me. I’m hoping to move a lot of my political posts, thoughts, and ideas over to the page instead of my personal account.
With over 1500 friends, I feel a good number of them aren’t too into the political stuff — they’re just awesome, regular people. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I’m more leaning towards keeping them both separate.
I take ethics very seriously. Some people, not so much. I will not bend my ethics for anyone.
I’ve watched the last two Republican debates before the upcoming New Hampshire, and anyone who knows me will probably tell you that I’ve already made my selection for President, Jon Huntsman. His campaign mantra over the last few months has been putting “country first.” A noble line. A great line. But, it hadn’t hit me until this morning — watching Governor Huntsman defend his service as an Ambassador in Obama’s Administration — did it all start to gel. It clicked. I understood, and could actually personally relate to the Governor. Continue reading