Dave Allan opts out of AD 79 race

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 4 Comments


Nine days after announcing he would, he decided he won’t.

La Mesa Councilman Dave Allan said today he will not vie for the 79th State Assembly seat.  “With my family commitments and my dad’s ill health, I’ve decided this is not the right time to run for Assembly,” he said.

Allan announced during a city council meeting last week he would seek the seat, as an independent, following stints as both a Republican and a Democrat.

Announced candidates for the seat include Chula Vista City Councilman Rudy Ramirez, former San Diego Unified Schools Trustee Shirley Weber, and activist Sid Voorakkara, all Democrats.

For more background on AD 79 and Allan, link to this La Mesa Patch article.


Comments 4

  1. Barry:

    On October 30, 2009, SD Rostra had a story about this
    same candidate filing preliminary papers to run for
    East County Supervisor, likely vs. Dianne Jacob.
    http://sdrostra.com/?p=779 …. (I wrote that one.)

    Then on Nov. 2, 2009 (three days later) you broke the
    follow-up news that he would NOT run for County
    Supervisor after all…. http://sdrostra.com/?p=815

    Rostrafarians are invited to explain what (if anything)
    these developments from 2009 and 2011 mean.
    It baffles this observer!

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