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San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond’s announcement yesterday, for the San Diego County Board seat of current Supervisor Bill Horn…
Today I announced my candidacy for Supervisor District 5 in 2018. As Mayor of San Marcos, with balanced budgets, strong reserves, and solid infrastructure, our community has thrived. As a Board member of SANDAG and the San Diego Airport Authority I have approved billions of dollars of regional projects creating thousands of local jobs. I’ll bring fiscally conservative values to the County and build a better future for all county residents.
Sen. Ben Hueso and campaign treasurer facing additional charges for violations of the Political Reform Act
Col. Richard Shigley USMC Ret.
Press Release (1/29/16)
San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s re-election committee today released fundraising totals, reporting almost 1,500 contributions totaling $431,242 during the 2016 campaign cycle, and total cash-on-hand as of December 31 of $607,258. Of the contributions received during this campaign cycle, over 95% were from residents of San Diego County.
“I’m deeply moved by the response of local residents over the past six months,” said Jacob. “Since special interest groups revealed they were promoting a challenger in my district, there has been a spontaneous outpouring of support for me unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” she said.
Dear Chargers Fans,
Today I decided our team will stay in San Diego for the 2016 season and I hope for the long term in a new stadium.
I have met with Mayor Faulconer and Supervisor Roberts and I look forward to working closely with them and the business community to resolve our stadium dilemma. We have an option and an agreement with the Los Angeles Rams to go to Inglewood in the next year, but my focus is on San Diego.
This has been our home for 55 years, and I want to keep the team here and provide the world-class stadium experience you deserve.
From Ryan Clumpner…
(San Diego, Calif.) – Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, and former California State Assembly Republican Leader, has announced his support for businessman Phil Graham for State Assembly.
“As someone who has spent his entire career in the private sector, Phil Graham understands what it takes to create jobs and get our economy moving,” said McCarthy. “Phil will stand up to the Democrats and liberal special interest that control Sacramento and fight for common sense reforms that matter to Californians. That means putting an end to the $70 billion high-speed train boondoggle and instead focusing on things like sustainable water, which will shape the future of our state for decades.”
(San Diego, Calif.) – Small business owner Denise Gitsham, the leading Republican candidate for Congress in California’s 52nd District, reported $254,000 in the first seven weeks of her campaign.
“I am unbelievably grateful for the support I’ve received thus far, but will not rest until I’ve reached out to every single constituent in my district, and earned their vote as well,” said Gitsham. “The latest polls validate what I knew going into this race: that our district – the most innovative in the nation – both deserves and demands a new generation of Congressional leadership; one that actually understands what small businesses and entrepreneurs need in order to thrive, and is unwavering in its commitment to protecting America’s strength and security.”
(San Diego, Calif.) – North County businessman Phil Graham reported raising $354,000 for his campaign for State Assembly. The impressive haul gives him a strong advantage in the heavily Republican seat and positions him as the frontrunner.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response I’ve received from local residents and proud of the strong start,” said Graham. “I’ve been walking door-to-door, talking to residents about the mess in Sacramento and what the priorities are for North County. We need real leadership in Sacramento to bring focus on job creation and reforming the way we tax and spend in this state. I am committed to providing that leadership.”
From San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Barrera…
“It is with mixed emotions that I announce my intention to resign from my role as Secretary-Treasurer of the Labor Council. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have had to work alongside each and every one of you to create a better future for the region’s working families.
From Gretchen Newsom…
I have decided that I will not run for Mayor. My husband and I have recently decided to divorce on an amicable basis and, therefore, I need to focus on our son. I appreciate everyone’s respect of our privacy.
I want to thank my friends, neighbors, and community for the outpouring of support I have received. I am honored by and grateful for your enthusiasm to stand with me. Our fight for meaningful investments in working families and our communities must continue. I encourage everyone to support raising the minimum wage and other ballot measures and candidates that lift up working families.
Organization Vows to Inform East County Citizens of Breach of Trust
(San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s Board of Directors today voted to revoke its support for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District’s bond measure Prop V, citing the district’s breach of its pledge to of fair and open competition for the taxpayer-funded projects covered under the bond.
The GCCCD’s board of trustees voted on Tuesday to negotiate a Project Labor Agreement that would favor union contractors and severely limit competition for the bids, which SDCTA says will drive up costs to taxpayers. In doing so, the district reneged on the promise it made to gain SDCTA’s coveted endorsement when the measure was on the ballot in 2012.
CHAMBER ENDORSES IN CITY COUNCIL, COUNTY SUPERVISOR RACES
Chamber Board votes to support Ray Ellis and Kristin Gaspar
SAN DIEGO (November 19, 2015) – The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today the endorsements of Ray Ellis for San Diego City Council District 1, and Kristin Gaspar, for County Supervisor District 3.
“The City Council and County Supervisor races are important for the continued growth and success of our region’s businesses,” said Jerry Sanders, President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber.
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Press Release from Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction…
With Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Now Ground Zero in Union PLA Battle, Area Voters Continue to Receive Details About PLA
Unions Scheme for a Monopoly of Work on $398 Million Prop V Bond Leads to Massive Voter Outreach
The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is calling on the board of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District to honor its pledge of fair and open competition for contracts to build taxpayer-funded projects.
SDCTA says it will revoke its support for the GCCCD’s Proposition V bond measure if trustees vote on Oct. 20 to put in place a blanket project labor agreement for construction projects funded with proceeds from the 2012 measure.
Fair Political Practices Commission Recommendation Regarding Lilac Hills Ranch Vote
by County Supervisor Bill Horn
Today I received a response from my request to the Fair Political Practices Commission regarding my Supervisorial vote as it relates to the Lilac Hills Ranch Project. They have concluded that I have a conflict of interest because “…the decisions will have a reasonably foreseeable material financial effect on my real property interest.”
Just the last few days…
Wednesday, from Kristin Gaspar:
“Assemblyman Rocky Chavez made it official with an endorsement of my campaign for Supervisor.
“I am so honored to have Rocky’s support. His commitment to public service, distinguishing himself in the Marine Corps and then recommitting himself to public service as an elected official is truly commendable, and I look forward to working with him as a member of the Board of Supervisors.”
Mayor Kevin Faulconer Endorses Kristin Gaspar for Supervisor
(Encinitas, Calif.) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has announced his endorsement of Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar for County Board of Supervisors.
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Date: Monday, September 28, 2015
County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s re-election campaign today announced the endorsement of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
“I’ve worked closely with Supervisor Jacob on a number of issues, most recently on the Alzheimer’s Project, which seeks to accelerate the search for a cure for this devastating disease,” said Faulconer. “I appreciate Dianne’s dedication to serving her constituents and her enthusiasm for addressing challenging issues facing our county. I’m proud to join dozens of other community leaders in supporting her re-election,” he said.
Email this morning from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department…
On July 1, as Kate Steinle walked with her father in the Embarcadero District of San Francisco, she was fatally struck in the chest by gunfire. She was 32 years old. Within hours, police arrested Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant, who had been repeatedly deported from the U.S. Shortly before he shot his victim he had been released from the custody of the San Francisco Sheriff on local charges. His release from jail–and not to ICE authorities–has prompted debate over the enforcement of immigration laws and over San Francisco’s self-proclaimed status as a sanctuary city.
A small business owner and local government leader who can restore trust to the office
(Encinitas, Calif.) – Kristin Gaspar, Mayor of Encinitas and a successful small businesswoman, has announced her candidacy for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for the 3rdDistrict, currently represented by embattled Supervisor Dave Roberts.
Gaspar, who is chief financial officer of Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy, which she has grown and operated with her husband, served as president of the San Dieguito Water District Board and was elected to the Encinitas City Council in 2010. She became the City’s first elected mayor in 2014 and has established herself as a strong voice for smart fiscal management and investments in local infrastructure.
Cory Briggs, Bob Gaglione, Tony Manolatos, Richard Rider, and Dan Sileo
San Diego (August 12, 2015) — The San Diego Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society is hosting a panel discussion focusing on the legal and policy issues facing the Chargers stadium issue on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor’s Grill & Ale House in Mission Valley.
Confirmed speakers for the panel—titled “The Chargers Stadium Dilemma”—include Cory Briggs, Bob Gaglione, Tony Manolatos and Richard Rider. Dan Sileo will moderate. The event was timed to follow the City of San Diego’s release of the draft Environmental Impact Report and the NFL owners meeting in Chicago to discuss the issue.
(San Diego, Calif.) – Malin and Roberta Burnham have endorsed Phil Graham for State Assembly. Burnham, one of San Diego’s most influential civic leaders, earned the nickname “Mr. San Diego” for his leadership in the city and region.
“I have known and worked with Phil Graham for many years,” said Burnham. “He is level-headed and thoughtful, and his common-sense is exactly what is needed in Sacramento today.”
Group aims to ward off efforts to undermine landmark property tax law
(San Diego) – The San Diego County Taxpayers Association’s board today voted to join Defend Proposition 13, a statewide coalition of business and good-government advocates in opposing the current efforts to undermine Proposition 13, the 1978 initiative that limits property taxation and mandates special taxes be approved by a supermajority of voters.
Last month, a Senate Constitutional Amendment (SCA 5) was introduced in the California Senate to split the property tax rolls between residential and commercial properties to allow for more frequent adjustment of commercial property tax values, which would lead to higher property taxes for businesses.
Candidate raises $50,000 in first six months
(Ramona, Calif.) – Conservative Republican Mike Harrison, a candidate for the 71st Assembly District, announced that he’s raised $50,000 for the period ending June 30, 2015. This amount of fundraising represents as much as all candidates combined for the entire year the last time the seat was open.
“I’m incredibly humbled and greatly encouraged by the show of support I have received,” said Harrison. “I’m more committed than ever to prove myself to those who have been willing to invest in my campaign and will continue working hard to be part of the proud tradition of strong, conservative leadership in East County.”
More than 1,300 individual donors support Mayor’s reelect
(San Diego, Calif.) – The Faulconer for Mayor Campaign raised over $640,000 from more than 1,300 individual donors for the first reporting period, which began June 7, 2015, and ended June 30th.
“Over the last fifteen months, we’ve worked to bring San Diegans together in support of a positive vision for our city and I think the outpouring of support demonstrates that we are on the right track,” said Faulconer. “While many are focused on next year’s election, I will continue to focus on fixing our roads and infrastructure, creating more opportunities for better paying jobs, and addressing the challenges that face our future.”
Graham raises $75,000 in first 19 days
(San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer today announced his endorsement of North County businessman Phil Graham for State Assembly.
“The San Diego region needs legislators in Sacramento who understand how important the innovation community is to the future of our state,” said Faulconer. “As an executive at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Institute, Phil has been actively involved in efforts to support medical research and the companies driving innovation in America. He will be a forceful voice for this critical regional economic engine, which will create new jobs and improve lives.”