District 1 Council candidate Ray Ellis to focus on campaign — will step down from SD Retirement Board

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After three years’ hard duty as one of Mayor Sanders’  volunteer trustees on the City Retirement board, businessman Ray Ellis (R) today said he will leave the board to concentrate on his 2012 election bid vs. incumbent Sherri Lightner (D).   In thanking Ellis for his service  Mayor Sanders said, “Ray has faithfully served taxpayers and the City San Diego as President of SDCERS.  He has worked tirelessly to  correct the mistakes and poor decisions of past boards and city leaders.”  During Ray’s tenure, the SDCERS board lowered payouts on the  DROP Plan, strengthened the financial position of the system and reduced investment costs.  All these efforts saved taxpayer money.  Ray is running for SD City Council, District 1 to have a greater impact on pension and fiscal reform if elected.

“Ray Ellis has been an outstanding public servant and I admire his volunteerism,” said Council President Pro Tem  Kevin Faulconer, adding, “San Diego taxpayers have benefitted from the leadership and reforms brought by Ray Ellis.”

……..Where is City Council District 1 ?

As redrawn, San Diego council District 1 includes Carmel Valley, University City, La Jolla, Torrey Pines, and beautiful  Del Mar Heights.

…….Biographical background

Ray Ellis is a businessman, philanthropist, husband and father of three. Ray and his wife Gina live in Carmel Valley with their 10- year-old Jake. He also has a 26-year-old son, Matt, and a 22-year-old daughter, Jessica. Ray received his MBA from Pepperdine University. To learn more about Ray and his campaign for City Council please visit his website: http://www.RayEllisForCouncil.com

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Jim Sills is a San Diego political consultant. If you have questions about your future in San Diego and California elections, you can contact Jim at this e-mail address:  YourElectionVictory@hotmail.com   He has aided campaigns for Rep. Darrell Issa, Assemblywoman Shirley Horton, Senators Joel Anderson and Tony Strickland, Representatives Devin Nunes and J.D. Hayworth, County Assessor & Recorder  Greg Smith, among many others in California and beyond.

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