With the London 2012 Olympic Games starting this week, U-T San Diego’s Mark Zeigler offers this great profile “San Diego: America’s Olympic Capital.”
This has become the world’s five-ring capital, a place where the Olympic flame is more like a raging beach bonfire, a place that increasingly produces more Olympic athletes in more sports on a more regular basis per capita than anywhere else maybe on the planet. The 2012 Summer Games begin Friday in London, and San Diego — a city of 1.3 million, a county of 3.1 million — can claim 80 athletes who either grew up here or currently live and train here.
And that doesn’t include another two dozen rowers who have wintered on Lower Otay Reservoir for the past several years, which would push the number north of 100 — or roughly one in five members of the U.S. Olympic team. San Diego County has roughly one-hundredth of the U.S. population.
Read more here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/21/san-diego-americas-olympic-capital/
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, 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.
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.
I wanted to let you know that Monday, May 21st, is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming Primary Election on June 5th.
For more information on voter registration, please visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website.
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.