Fletcher, the best politician in San Diego County

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By Michael Schwartz County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is, by far, the best politician in the county. He is in the minority on a five person board, he is rarely right, and he gets exactly what he wants any time he wants it. There is literally not a single Republican on any level who can match wits with him and there …

Observations on 2nd District Supervisor’s race

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Observations from a Retired Senator Downtown establishment shocked by results; Anderson’s victory expected by those who live in the district By Hon. Mark Wyland Primary Election Results: Primary election night left Joel Anderson leading by 5,000 votes over Steve Vaus in the 2nd District County Supervisorial contest and, unlike any other Republican on the ballot, his lead continued to surge …

COVID19 and Equal Treatment Under the Law

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Guest Commentary by El Cajon Deputy Mayor Phil Ortiz “You must always be willing to truly consider evidence that contradicts your beliefs, and admit the possibility that you may be wrong. Intelligence isn’t knowing everything. It’s the ability to challenge everything you know.” I am compelled to speak for those who are not being represented, or are underrepresented at this …

Why Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is the Worst Person to Lead our COVID-19 Response

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Guest Commentary by Scott Chipman Supervisor Fletcher has emerged as the leading figure in San Diego’s fight against the Wuhan virus and many people are beginning to realize that his serious lack of judgement and political ambitions should prevent him from ever having that much power. As this deadly virus emerged from Eastern China and began to spread across the globe, and …

AB 5 Aftermath: What true leadership looks like

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Guest Commentary by Hon. Laura Koval, Vice Mayor, City of Santee True Leaders understand the importance of admitting to mistakes. With this strength in your toolkit, you earn respect and trust, thus promoting a safe place for innovative thinking, initiative and a strong entrepreneurial culture. Instead of doubling down on AB 5 (a colossal mistake in my opinion), or writing …

Anatomy of consulting costs to a $1 million campaign

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The below is not about a San Diego race, but the 43rd Congressional District in L.A. County. It provides the sobering reality of consultant-driven campaign efforts. Candidates often face a dilemma: Go it alone without consultants, but gain little credibility and raise few dollars? Or use consultants to help establish a credible effort, while significant amounts of the resulting funds …