May this be the first — and last time — I ever have to address this.
Arturo ‘Art’ Pedroza makes many claims about many people. More often than not, his claims are false with the intent of being malicious. Art Pedroza has written about me, and people I know and associate with — on more than one occasion over the years – and I made the personal decision to stay quiet about my thoughts. Until now.
Lately, I have been asked by a couple folks, “Who is this Art Pedroza guy, and why is he writing about you?” Simple. Continue reading
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
As President of the Clairemont Town Council, it’s an honor to help provide support and guidance to the Council’s Garden Tour Committee, which works to organize the annual Clairemont Garden Tour — a fundraising event for the Council that helps fund our community improvement grants.
This year, an Expo was added to the day-long event located at the beautiful SDG&E Energy Innovation Center at 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Thanks to our main sponsor this year, Janett Lewis, she was able to capture much of the event in the following YouTube video — featuring interviews with homeowners, Garden Tour Committee Chair Dana Sortwell, and myself.
If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow Clairemont Town Council at @ClairemontTC.
If you’re on Facebook, be sure to LIKE the Clairemont Town Council Facebook page.
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.
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.
Going into 2012, I was humbled by my election as President of the Clairemont Town Council. Here is my article that was published in the Clairemont Community News:
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):