Posts Tagged ‘Bill Horn’
Bill Horn running for his sixth term as the Fifth District San Diego County supervisor is probably not a surprise. Some might even consider the news a bitter disappointment.
Yet after 19 lively years in office, the North County supervisor still seems to enjoy public life.
I recently bumped into Horn at the San Diego Albondigas lunch in Old Town. He worked the room with ease, tossing out the occasional jab or story with zesty swagger and a good-natured laugh.
Here’s a few more videos from Rick Perry’s campaign appearance in San Diego Wednesday night after the GOP presidential candidate debate. These include San Diego mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, Chairman of the San Diego County Republican Party Tony Krvaric, County Supervisor Bill Horn, KFMB Radio talk show host Mike Slater, pastor Miles McPherson and others.
With the mayor’s race sucking up all the oxygen, it’s hard to imagine there’s any other political news anywhere in San Diego County, but there is.
Tomorrow, San Diego County’s Redistricting Advisory Committee will present three proposals to redraw the supervisors’ seats.
All the maps propose lifting La Jolla out of Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s district and moving it to Supervisor Ron Roberts’ seat. Not a bad voting base for District Four to snag.
Though unsurprising given population shifts, the change could affect future potential candidates, such as former Assemblyman George Plescia. Also, it’s been rumored for years that Slater-Price’s chief of staff and long-time La Jollan, John Weil, had eyes for the Third District job.
When a good friend calls you on his first Father’s Day, you think of one two things: it was an accident or he’s about to tell you something big (and you hope it’s good).
So, imagine my surprise when Supervisor Bill Horn’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Dustin Steiner, declared he’s considering a run for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s seat.
NOTE: If this was a secret at the County Administration Center’s Third Floor (which isn’t very likely), then there was just a collective gasp. Yes board floor staffers, we Rostrafarians know you read us. We see you…
So, it’s only January 2011 and already, we’re seeing some folks filing papers to run for office. Good thing, ’cause some of us just can’t stand a breather.
Of course, tongues were wagging last week when Republican San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio filed papers to run for termed-out Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders in 2012.
The SDUT announcement included a quote from Republican political consultant John Dadian, who said the early filing technically means little. But he also concluded that the “media hound” will continue building on his name ID.
Pollster John Nienstedt’s discussion on polling and the reasons polls fail to accurately gauge voter behavior (and what polls can and CANNOT do) has been a hit on the post-election poliwonk social circuit. Among the topics on tap, Nienstedt has provided his insight on the variance in results among the polls conducted over the past few months on Prop D, the recently defeated sales tax initiative.
John generously provided his slide on Prop D so we could share it with Rostra readers. Who says number crunchers are dull?
I’m not exactly the most devoted GOP meeting attendee. But I’ll be there tonight to hear the recap of the wildly dead-on pollster John Nienstedt and Nov. 2 success-story consultant John Hoy.
I had the honor of working with both men on Proposition A – which crossed the finish line easily with more than 70 percent of the vote. Conversely on the difficulty scale, Hoy also consulted the hard-won race for Councilwoman-Elect Lorie Zapf.
Last month, I heard Nienstedt give some quick, off-the-cuff predictions that were eerily correct virtually across the board from the governor race on down to Proposition D.
Strong Key Support Backs Local Jobs for Local Workers
The list of endorsements continues to grow for Proposition A as the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and North County Times editorial staff backed the ballot measure for local construction jobs.
The passage of Proposition A on November 2 would enact a charter amendment at the County of San Diego prohibiting Project Labor Agreements, or pre-hire agreements with unions that force nonunion workers to comply with union rules in order to work on public works projects.
San Diego County Supervisors supporting the measure include: Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price, Vice Chairman Bill Horn, and Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts.
This is a bit lengthy, but worth it…
Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and couldn’t find any so I guess she called it an early night.
Native San Diegan. Graduate of Mission Bay High School and San Diego State (where he joined pro-Civil Rights protests in the 1960s).
Post-graduate studies with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, seeing plenty of combat against North Vietnamese regulars and eventually became Captain Bill Horn.
When Vietnamese refugees crowded Camp Pendleton in the mid-1970s, former Marine Bill Horn became the “sponsor” of half-a-dozen families, helping them find jobs and housing, and their place in America. They never forgot his unselfish assistance.
“Tough Guy” Bill Horn has a big heart and has continued to serve the public.
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County has posted its complete list of ballot recommendations. If you’re a new reader or need a little refresher, the Lincoln Club is a fiscally conservative organization dedicated to the goal of advancing free market principles and ideas by recruiting, endorsing, and supporting business-friendly candidates, regardless of party affiliation. Lincoln Club members assess whether a candidate is committed to responsible public policy, the expansion of economic opportunity, and promoting an enhanced quality of life.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA ENDORSEMENTS
• Mike Villines, State Insurance Commissioner
• Joel Anderson, State Senate, 36th District
From Supervisor Bill Horn after yesterday’s Board of Supes vote. The other Supervisors are free to submit any additional opinions about the vote to SD Rostra…
(San Diego) The San Diego County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote today denied a residential, commercial and open space project on the west side of Interstate 15 and northeast of San Marcos, known as the Merriam Mountains Master Planned Community.
From Supervisor Horn on today’s County Board action to ban Project Labor Agreements…
Supervisor – Fifth District
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
For Immediate Release
Ensuring Fair and Open Competition for County Contracts
(San Diego) The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a recommendation from Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn to adopt an ordinance that bans Project Labor Agreements in County contracts beyond what the State and Federal government mandate.
STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS 2010
CHAIRWOMAN PAM SLATER-PRICE
WATCH THE ADDRESS HERE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/Portal/News/2010/Feb/021110SOC2010.html
Good evening, and welcome to beautiful Irwin M. Jacobs’ Qualcomm Hall.
January 3rd marked the 157th year of County government.
We have accomplished a lot since the first Board of Supervisors rode to meetings by horseback, coach or wagon.
There have been good times and bad but we have always weathered the storm.
At the very center of today’s storm is the most difficult economy we have faced in decades. It has forced many companies to change the way they do business, and many households to cut back on spending.
Okay, I made the quote in the headline up. The County Supervisors didn’t really say that to SEIU when taking today’s action on a June ballot measure to ban PLAs. Not publicly, at any rate.
From the Del Mar Times…
Supervisors consider measure to ban labor agreements
The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to consider putting a measure on the June 8 ballot that would ban project labor agreements on developments being undertaken by San Diego County.
A project labor agreement mandates that government contracts for public construction projects go only to union contractors.
As originally posted on www.SDNN.com
Supervisor Pam Slater-Price: “Our economy is flat and we are still involved in a war on two fronts. Yet while on the campaign trail the President promised to resolve both issues.
“Many citizens voted for President Obama because he promised to get us out of Iraq. McCain, on the other hand, was honest and said there needed to be a legitimate time table for withdrawal. I wonder now if these voters feel betrayed?
At the first meeting of 2010, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to select me as Chair of the Board and lead the County during what many expect to be a fiscally challenging year for the County of San Diego.
The board also unanimously voted Supervisor Bill Horn, District 5, as Vice Chairman and Supervisor Ron Roberts, District 4, as Chair Pro Tem.
My chairmanship succeeds Supervisor Dianne Jacob, District 2. Supervisor Jacob passed the torch to me in the best shape we could be in given the conditions between a state government in turmoil and declining local tax revenue.
In addition to Jeff Olson for County Assessor (see post below), the Republican Party of San Diego County tonight endorsed the following candidates in their respective races next year…
Lorie Zapf – San Diego City Council, District 6
Supervisors Ron Roberts and Bill Horn for reelection
Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis for reelection
If the GOP endorses in the Sheriff’s race, now THAT will be news. Any thoughts on whether that will happen?
With all the smoke in the air over ACORN, it’s hard to know how big of a fire we’re dealing with right now.
Too many people focused on the theatrics of the videotaped pimp and prostitute story which distracted from the troubling allegations surrounding the organization including voter registration fraud, embezzlement, and illegal use of taxpayer funds.
Locally, my colleagues on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of legislation co-docketed by Supervisor Bill Horn and myself to assist state and local investigators to conduct an inquiry into the voter registration practices of ACORN, or Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The legislation also requested that an investigation conducted last year be revisited.