Here are my Nominees for Biggest Upsets in the June 2012 San Diego primary. Readers are invited to add more names or causes with your comments….
(1) Mark Powell SD City Schools, Seat A. A late entrant who proved that a solid, fact-based message is what voters hunger for. Powell (R) leads incumbent John Evans (D) 9,961 votes to 9,915. A citywide runoff race will follow.
(2) Mary England (R) 79th Assembly. With limited resources, Lemon Grove’s councilwoman got her message out, leading a 6-candidate field most of the night. Consultant John Hoy did stellar work for her. She now faces Shirley Weber (D) in the Fall.
(3) Gary George Kreep, Superior Court, office 34. In football terms, he was a two touchdown underdog to a well-regarded Deputy DA. But On the last
play bulletin of the game at 2 a.m. Kreep took his first lead… 147,739 votes to 147,683 ! There are 135K absentees still to count, but Kreep’s unapologetic pro-Constitutional stance is already a winner.
Thank you to Mary England, Gary Kreep and Mark Powell. They willingly took on long-shot causes and proved that in San Diego, California, USA, 2012… Courage still counts.
DISCLOSURE: Gary Kreep for Superior Court Judge is a client.