Posts Tagged ‘76th Assembly District’
by Gary Felien, former Oceanside City Council Member
As you may have heard, my good friend and former Council colleague Jerry Kern is running for the 76th Assembly District.
We served together for four years and built a strong record of fiscally conservative policies.
We ended deficit spending and passed four balanced budgets in a row with no tax increases, raised the city reserves from zero to six million, restored the city’s credit rating, froze pensionable base salaries, implemented real pension reform, and capped medical expenses. That is a record that favorably compares to any city in California.
Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern announced his candidacy for the 76th Assembly District last week. The UT-San Diego reported that Kern will probably earn the endorsement of the incumbent Assemblyman, Rocky Chavez. Chavez is vacating the seat to challenge California Attorney General Kamala Harris for the open US Senate seat in 2016. Kern signaled that he will work to solve the “hot” problems reported in the media:
Kern, who has been on the Oceanside council since 2004, said he is seeking the position because he wants to help advance regional issues such as education, water, and jobs.
by Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern
I am honored to have been asked to run as a candidate in 76th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Encinitas. As a 40-year resident of North County and third term council member in the district’s largest city, I am thoroughly familiar with all of the communities within the 76th district.
I offer voters a knowledgeable, consensus building candidate with the ability to work with others to achieve goals that are beneficial to the whole region. I look forward to representing North County’s interests in Sacramento.
I am pleased to announce that AB 614 and AB 258 both passed out of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee today! Please read below for the Press Release.
TWO PIECES OF CHÁVEZ LEGISLATION CLEAR FIRST LEGISLATIVE HURDLE
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) announced today that his Assembly Bills 614 and 258 cleared their first legislative hurdles. Dealing with various veteran issues, both pieces of legislation passed out of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee.
If you have listened to KCBQ 1170 or many other San Diego radio stations in the last few weeks, you’ve no doubt heard the voice of Texas Governor Rick Perry. This month, Governor Perry launched a campaign to recruit jobs from California to Texas. While he did not visit San Diego in person, his commercials have been running on local radio stations. The commercial begins with the line “Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible.” Governor Perry goes on to tout the “low taxes, sensible regulations and fair legal system” California businesses would enjoy if they relocated to Texas.
Governor Wilson, who served as Mayor of San Diego and as a U.S. Senator during President Ronald Reagan’s tenure, remains deeply connected with the region. Wilson built up a $16 billion budget surplus by the time he left office in 1999.
Rocky Chavez continues to steamroll into October with momentum in the 76th Assembly District, earning an impressive list of endorsements along the way — be they newspapers, or local elected officials. U-T San Diego, North County Times, and the Lincoln Club of San Diego County.
As Joe Biden might say, this is a big “F@#%&in deal”!
The California Farm Bureau has endorsed Rocky Chavez.
Sept. 25, 2012
FARM BUREAU ENDORSES CHAVEZ FOR STATE ASSEMBLY
A candidate with a history of service and a commitment to economic development, Rocky Chavez, has earned the endorsement of the state’s largest farming organization in his bid for the state Assembly. Chavez, R-Oceanside, seeks election in the 76th Assembly District, representing northern San Diego County.
“San Diego County is a unique and important agricultural region, and Rocky Chavez has the background and experience to represent the area well in the Assembly,” California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger said.
“There may be a time…”
That’s the answer Sherry Hodges provided on KOCT last week during a roundtable discussion between the run-off candidates in the 76th Assembly District.
Video Link: Journalist Roundtable 76th District Candidates
The question and Hodges’s response begins at the 43:00 mark in the video link above.
Hodges’s opponent, Rocky Chavez, plainly says “no new taxes” when asked the same question. Hodges is endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.
Former Oceanside City Councilman and 76th State Assembly candidate Rocky Chavez penned a commentary for our friends over at Fox & Hounds Daily blog about the real fiscal concern over improper allocation of taxpayer dollars at the state level.
Given the recent controversy over missing special funds, Chavez asks the legitimate question, “what is the real number we need to run California?”
To read Rocky’s commentary at Fox & Hounds, click here.
For more information about Rocky Chavez for State Assembly, check out their campaign’s website.
Wyland, who represents all of the communities within the re-drawn 76th Assembly District, was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2010.
Senator Wyland is the latest in a growing list of North County Republican elected officials who have endorsed Rocky Chavez.
The informal, non-scientific poll results from Albondigas North County shows a close campaign in the 76th State Assembly District, but Republican Rocky Chavez is leading fellow Republican Sherry Hodges in San Diego County’s only R vs. R run-off for a state legislative seat.
The former Oceanside City Councilman and Acting Secretary for the California Department of Veteran Affairs is leading Hodges 50% – 45%, with another 5% choosing “other.”
We’ve uploaded the full poll results, here: Albondigas North County June 2012
By Ryan Trabuco
I must first preface this post by saying I have come to know Farrah Douglas through my volunteer efforts within the local Republican Party over the last few years. I respect Farrah. She’s an accomplished woman, and I believe she’s done an admirable job on the Carlsbad City Council.
However, when a legitimate issue is raised about a candidate’s vote, an action, or in this instance — voter registration — some would argue it’s fair game. It is for me. For as many times as I’ve been called a RINO (yeah, it hurts), I can proudly say: I’ve been a registered Republican since October 21, 2003 – the day I turned 18.
One might think you would read about the ongoing criminal investigation of the Sweetwater Union High School District, but this is about politics in the normally quiet coastal community of Carlsbad.
Recently, Rostra ran a series of posts questioning the personal finances of Carlsbad City Councilwoman Farrah Douglas, which became an issue in her campaign seeking election to the California State Assembly for the newly drawn 76th District. Those posts, considered controversial by some, resulted in responses from the Douglas campaign including one from a bankruptcy attorney which represented her when her private residence entered the foreclosure process.
In addition to reporting on Douglas’s personal finances, the information posted to Rostra also included what appeared to be financial irregularities and possible conflicts of interest regarding the candidate’s campaign finances and service on the Carlsbad City Council. The Fair Political Practices Commission eventually acknowledged receiving a compliant and subsequently determined that they would not be investigating the claims of alleged financial wrongdoing.
Bi-polor disorder on the part of committee members? Did members overlook the background of an Assembly candidate?
(If you enjoy reading, this will be a nice lengthy post filled with information that will — quite literally — blow your mind.)
The DeMaio Endorsement
With the political campaign season in high gear and the Republican Party of San Diego County endorsing candidates for public office, many political observers were shocked when San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio recently received a nod of support during the first round of voting by the party’s faithful. DeMaio was endorsed by over two-thirds of the Central Committee to become the next mayor of the City of San Diego. DeMaio received the endorsement over fellow Republicans District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.
by Naomi Bar-Lev
Recently, the San Diego Union Tribune posed four questions to the 76th assembly district Republican candidates (view them here).
One of the questions that was asked, Should Proposition 8 be overturned to again allow gays and lesbians in California to marry? My answer: I am for civil unions. The rights of adults to choose with whom they want to live happily ever after is very important to me.
After prior posts on the Dem matchup between Toni Atkins and Brittany Catton, a possible Republican candidate finally communicates with SD Rostra. (Previous and assumed-again candidate Ralph Denney has not responded to requests from us on his candidacy.)
From the fledgling Naomi Bar-Lev campaign…
Miss Naomi Bar-Lev is a homegrown San Diegan. She is also a graduate of U.C.L.A. with a degree in Economics (1993) and has attended the M.B.A. program locally at San Diego State University. She has had her own company since 1996. Through her company she has been involved in restoration of a number of properties in the district. As a small business owner graduated from one of the finest schools in economics, she is keenly aware of the problems facing small business owners.
Everything looks different today in the Open Seat 76th Assembly
A new face, Brittany Catton, filed papers in the past 24 hours setting a classic choice for Democratic primary election voters…………………….
Here’s the field apparently shaping up:
— Brittany Catton, age 28, the director of development and public relations at San Diego Armed Services YMCA. She is a first-time San Diego candidate, and University of San Diego graduate.
— Toni Atkins, age 47, term-limited off the SD City Council in 2008. From 1993 – 2000 she was an aide to Councilwoman Christine Kehoe. Atkins seeks to continue her government career in 2010 as the Democrat Establishment pick.