UPDATE 05/27/2016: Proud to have been endorsed by these local organizations and Democratic Clubs for Central Committee:
A little surreal to see your own name on the ballot. but nonetheless there it is.
I am running for the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee in Assembly District 77. You may vote up to six (6) candidates, and I hope to earn your vote among those six choices in our upcoming June 7, 2016 Primary Election.
Over the last two years, I have been an Ex-Officio member of our Central Committee. As Central Committee members, we essentially are responsible for ensuring the vital success of our local Democratic Party, which includes: volunteering for events, voting to endorse candidates running for local office and working to elect those candidates, raising money for the local party, and registering voters just to name a few.
Legislative resolutions may come up for a vote on occasion, and I am proud to have supported those calling for a minimum wage increase, environmental protections, increased funding for public transit, respect for our local community planning process, and automatic voter registration.
It would be an honor to continue as a member of our local Central Committee, so that we can continue to build on those efforts. I humbly ask for your vote.
If you’d like to learn more about me please check out my bio page, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. You may also check out my candidate profile on Voter’s Edge, from the League of Women Voters.
A map of Assembly District 77 is below:
Posted in 2016, May, Politics
Tagged 2016, 2016 primary election, Assembly District 77, Central Committee, democratic party, Democrats, May, politics, ryan trabuco, san diego county
In California, we have it pretty lucky when it comes to voting.
We can change and update our voter registration online. We can easily apply for (and send in) an absentee ballot roughly a month before and through Election Day. Thanks to laws in California and a handful of other states, you practically have no excuse for not voting.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about our friends, families, and other eligible-to-vote Americans in states like Texas, Wisconsin, and South Carolina — actually, both Carolinas — so add North Carolina as well, among others.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver takes a comical look — yet, eye-opening — at some of the more Draconian, anti-voting laws throughout the country.
Enjoy… and then do something about it!
Posted in 2016, February, Politics
Tagged california, civil rights, Democrats, John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, North Carolina, Right to Vote, South Carolina, Texas, Voter ID, Voter ID laws, voter laws, voting, voting laws, Wisconsin
Last month, the CTC Board of Directors — in their infinite wisdom — surprised me with the “Iron Man Award” at our annual potluck dinner.
Totally caught off guard.
As our Historian notes, and as the award signifies — not just for my love of Disney and Marvel comic book characters — but starting 2016 as the longest-serving President of the Clairemont Town Council.
It is a milestone made all the more significant given the 60+ year history of CTC, and made all the more humble factoring in who previously held the record: Henry Ross, Jr. — who served from 1965-1969.
The last four years have flown by, and truth be told… I had no idea what to do when this started.
I can only appreciate and whole-heartedly thank everyone who has served on our CTC Board over the last four years. Without their confidence, guidance, and ideas, we wouldn’t be where we are today, and certainly, this opportunity would never have come to pass if it weren’t for them.
Many of you in the Clairemont community have e-mailed and told me over the years how much you appreciate my leadership skills and abilities, but I’ve learned about leadership from listening to all of you.
The ability to share our achievements and our skills with other communities throughout San Diego is made even more rewarding because we’ve done it here in Clairemont.
Without rambling too much longer, I just want you all to know how much this is appreciated.
Thank you. (smiley emoticon)