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As Election Day approaches, the down-ticket races are understandably getting less attention. But one race in particular should be on your radar and I’m urging San Diego voters to make the right choice.
I hope you will join me in voting for Robert Amador for Superior Court Judge.
I’ve personally known Robert since he appeared as a prosecutor in my courtroom more than 20 years ago. Robert was, and continues to be, a hardworking and dedicated Deputy District Attorney who has spent his career keeping San Diegans safe. He possesses all of the attributes and qualifications desired in a judge and for these reasons I have enthusiastically endorsed him.
San Diego — Citing the need for a mayor with a proven record of making tough decisions and reforming government District Attorney and Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis today released a second television ad highlighting her record and sharpening the contrasts with her opponents.
“The mayor’s office is too important to trust to a Washington insider, or a Sacramento politician,” says Dumanis in the spot, which is running on multiple stations in the San Diego market. “As a judge, and your District Attorney, I’ve made tough decisions.”
San Diego — District Attorney and Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis today released a new television ad that draws a strong contrast between her opponents and Dumanis’ years of chief executive experience as the county’s top law enforcement official.
“As District Attorney, I make tough decisions every day,” Dumanis says on camera. “As Mayor, I’ll do the same at City Hall.”
The television ad highlights Dumanis’ accomplishments as District Attorney the past nine years, including filing charges against corrupt politicians, maintaining a 94% felony crime conviction rate and sending Chelsea King’s murderer to prison for life, without the possibility of parole.
SAN DIEGO — District Attorney and Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis today announced she would release her personal tax returns and issued the following statement:
“Nathan Fletcher has discovered transparency — it looks like he’s having another one of his last minute conversions.
“Unfortunately, Nathan Fletcher’s sudden interest in transparency comes too late to save San Diego’s redevelopment program. His engineering of a late-night deal in Sacramento demonstrated a serious lack of transparency. Fighting against transparency, Fletcher also joined his colleagues in declining to release his Assembly office’s budget and spending records until a tentative ruling from a judge.
Cox and Horn Join Colleagues, Cite Dumanis’ Strong Leadership as District Attorney
SAN DIEGO – District Attorney and San Diego Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis was endorsed today by San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox and Bill Horn, making the Board of Supervisors’ support of her Mayoral campaign unanimous. In announcing their formal endorsements, Cox and Horn both cited Dumanis’ track record of executive leadership in the District Attorney’s Office. Dumanis has already been endorsed by Supervisors Dianne Jacob, Ron Roberts, and Pam Slater-Price.
Courtesy of the San Diego Reader…
“Mayoral candidate and district attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who yesterday (March 14) released a plan to improve City operations, seems to have plagiarized much of it from the County’s General Management System Manual, says Erik Bruvold, president of National University System Institute for Policy Research.”
SAN DIEGO – San Diego District Attorney and Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis today released the following statement marking the end of the Center City Development Corp. and the Southeastern Development Corp. and addressing the need for successor agencies to assist and promote redevelopment in San Diego.
Today is the start of a new chapter for the city of San Diego and a significant change in the way our city will grow in the future. Today, our city takes the first steps to implementing a governance structure and priorities of a brand new agency that will drive redevelopment in San Diego– a successor agency to CCDC and SEDC.
SAN DIEGO – Citing the importance of education in combating truancy and crime, District Attorney and candidate for mayor Bonnie Dumanis announced today her support for the San Diego County Office of Education’s plans to reduce truancy by asking parents and community members to be alert to truant youth in their neighborhoods. As part of the plan, county officials are requesting that adults who see children out in the community during regular school hours notify authorities.
SAN DIEGO – Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis announced today plans to open a satellite Small Business Administration Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) in San Diego. Each year more than 28,000 veterans are discharged from the military in San Diego, more than anywhere in the nation. The Small Business Administration helps fund several VBOCs nationally, but only one is located in California: 475 miles away in Sacramento. Currently, San Diego veterans have to phone or email this center to access information about starting a business.
SAN DIEGO – Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis issued the following statement in response to Mayor Jerry Sanders’ annual State of the City address, which was delivered this evening.
“Mayor Sanders is right – it’s time to take San Diego to the next level. It’s critical that we build on the Mayor’s accomplishments and not lose the forward momentum he has created.
“The Mayor was confronted with multiple major challenges when he took office and since then has done an outstanding job addressing the financial crises crippling San Diego. His continued, strong leadership has left our city well-positioned to address the challenges we face in the future. I’m honored to have his endorsement to succeed him as Mayor.
SAN DIEGO – Citing the need for decisive leadership to reform San Diego’s financially troubled school system, District Attorney and candidate for Mayor Bonnie Dumanis today proposed an ambitious and comprehensive plan to put the district on a new course.
The “Framework for America’s Finest City Schools” consists of eight critical points, including: increasing the size of the district’s Board of Trustees from five to nine members; adding members who are nominated by a panel including parents and the leaders of our local colleges and universities; an independent financial advisory board; steadfast opposition to new taxes; greater transparency in district management, and more.
SAN DIEGO – Citing the need to protect San Diego’s economic recovery, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, candidate for Mayor of San Diego, today pledged to protect San Diego taxpayers by opposing an upcoming initiative to hike commercial property taxes.
“San Diegans already pay among the highest income and sales taxes in the nation. At a time when we are working to keep businesses in San Diego and attract new employers, we must protect all taxpayers from schemes to undermine Prop. 13,” said Dumanis. “The initiative recently filed opens the floodgates for higher property taxes on California businesses and directly threatens our ability to generate jobs in San Diego, and that’s why I’ll oppose it.”
SAN DIEGO – District Attorney and San Diego mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis today issued the following statement opposing any city property tax increase to bail out the financially troubled San Diego Unified School District.
“The financial situation at San Diego Unified has reached a crisis stage, and San Diego taxpayers should not be asked to bail out the district with a parcel tax hike.”
“The voters already spoke on this issue last year when Proposition J was rejected at the ballot box. Their message to the district was clear: get your financial house in order, without raising taxes.”
This morning I announced my full support for the Comprehensive Pension Reform initiative which will appear on the June ballot next year. I was pleased to sign the petition to place the initiative on the ballot, and I encourage every voter in the City of San Diego to do the same.
I’m very proud to stand with Mayor Sanders, City Councilman Kevin Faulconer and many others in support of this initiative. They worked very hard, along with the Lincoln Club and the Taxpayers Association to hammer out these reforms. It’s a testament to their vision and their ability to build consensus that pension reform is on its way to the voters for their approval.
Joining a growing list of high-profile city leaders, San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts today formally endorsed Bonnie Dumanis for Mayor of San Diego in 2012.
“Bonnie and I have worked together for more than a decade to create a safer, healthier San Diego. I’m proud to endorse Bonnie and know she will use her chief executive experience to continue moving the city forward in the areas of pension reform, job creation and fiscal responsibility,” said Supervisor Roberts. “Bonnie has the integrity and innovative leadership style we need right now to continue San Diego’s economic recovery. We’re both long-time residents of the city, and we’re both committed to making San Diego a better place for all of us.”