Posts Tagged ‘Pam Slater-Price’
The District 3 County Supervisor’s race race looked early on like a battle between Steve Danon, the challenger, and Pam Slater-Price, the 20 year incumbent. After Danon racked up a serious list of endorsements and accumulated a respectable war chest, indicating he was serious about “bringing it,” the incumbent folded her tent, said “no mas,” and withdrew from the re-election bid leaving Danon all alone. When I was interviewed regarding this sudden development I said that there was no way Danon was going to walk unopposed into that seat… I was more right than I knew… A little while later Dave Roberts (D) of Solana Beach and then Carl Hilliard (R) of Del Mar entered the race and between their self-funding and their fundraising they made sure it was a very competitive contest.
After contending since 2008 that she was in it to win it, five-term County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has announced she will be stepping down in 2012 rather than take on the juggernaut that the Steve Danon for Supervisor Campaign has become. Will the previously “mano-e-mano” two person face-off now become an open-seat horse race, or will other potential contenders view this opportunity as tempting, but the campaign hill Danon has built too steep to climb and not bother jumping in? Time will tell.
Just as redistricting made Escondido more important than ever, the City’s new mayor Sam Abed this week endorsed GOP challenger Steve Danon over incumbent Pam Slater-Price (also a Republican). The pending removal of both La Jolla and Pacific Beach (City of San Diego) from Slater-Price’s district gives Escondido a bigger voice in next June’s vital primary election. “We need new leadership for North County on the Board of Supervisors, so I’m pleased to announce my endorsement of Steve Danon,” Mayor Abed said in a prepared statement.
……….DOING THE DISTRICT 3 ELECTION MATH
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.
Do I know what will drive Rostra reader traffic, or what?
While Mrs. Seal hasn’t technically made any direct comment, her admonition to contestants on her reality show “Project Runway” applies nicely. As in fashion, in politics one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.
In a few short days on June 5 when fundraising can begin, all our speculation will be verified as to who’s actually in the race and who’s out. Those of us with additional speculating to do need to get cracking.
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.
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.
From the Jeff Stone campaign…
Chairwoman of San Diego County Board of Supervisors Endorses Jeff Stone for State Senate
Majority of County Supervisors support Stone’s bid for Senate
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has thrown her support behind conservative Republican Jeff Stone for State Senate joining the majority of other San Diego County Supervisors who are already part of Stone’s campaign team.
“The State Legislature’s spending is out of control,” said Supervisor Slater-Price.
As originally posted on www.SDNN.com
Editor’s Note: This is a part of a collection of stories SDNN will publish throughout the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Join us as we recognize Women’s History Month by checking SDNN every day for stories from other women in our region. Happy Women’s History Month!
Long before Hillary Clinton, there was Margaret Chase Smith.
Though she may not immediately spring to mind, Margaret Chase Smith certainly reigns as one of the 100 most important women in history and one worth remembering during National Women’s History Month.
The Smiling Spotlight received this missive today. The third District race isn’t until 2012, but it’s already heating up and if this is any indication it’s promising to be a very aggressive campaign.
From: STEVE DANON
March 22, 2010
To: Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335
San Diego, CA 92101
Dear Chairwoman Slater-Price:
As you know, County Supervisors Cox and Jacobs have introduced a board letter (legislation) for consideration on Tuesday, March 23 calling for the Board of Supervisors to reduce the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program. This proposal will reduce the program by 50 percent from $2 million per Supervisor to $1 million per Supervisor per year.
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.
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.
The following is from my post of yesterday at the FlashReport. It was subsequently pointed out to me that Pam Slater-Price has close to $375,000 banked and hasn’t yet started fundraising for 2012, as if to ask why I would even write about a challenger.
Yes, as I indicated in the piece, Pam is no slouch, not by any stretch. There will also be more to follow on these pages about a potential match up between Steve Danon and her. All sides will be presented, I am certain. But, this post was about Danon’s press release and some apparent early momentum on his part, a precursor to what could be a very interesting race. I don’t see that as something to be ignored.
Years ago, parents of teens kept a close eye on the liquor cabinet. Today, it’s the medicine cabinet that should be under lock and key.
Nearly 60 percent of teens say they can get prescription painkillers easily in the home.
Of the many painkillers on the market, OxyContin seems to be a favorite due to its high potency.
OxyContin is a brand name prescription originally created for cancer-type pain. The active ingredient, oxycodone, is a synthetic opiate that gives abusers a heroin-like rush.
The drug can be abused in four ways: crushed and then swallowed, snorted, free-base smoked, or diluted with water and injected.
Back in July, when I broke the news on the FlashReport that Brian Bilbray’s Chief of Staff Steve Danon had confirmed he was running for SD County Supervisor in 2012, as well as indicating he was “100 percent in” even if it meant taking on the incumbent, the folks at Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s office were not the only ones raising eyebrows about how early it was to start a campaign.
Early-schmirlie. In what may clearly be the earliest (that word again) endorsement ever by the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of San Diego County in a race of such magnitude, today the organization announced it’s support for Danon. In 2012, just so we’re clear.
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.