It’s a Final Now! …. Complete Returns confirm the Right sweeps the ‘Big 5′ of San Diego elections

Jim Sills Jim Sills 3 Comments


The San Diego vote count effectively ended today, with over 900,000 ballots processed (!) and only a paltry 500 left. Congratulations to the hard-working Registrar of Voters staff for a job well done !

Final results confirm the Conservative-Libertarian-Business coalition swept the 5 biggest local races in San Diego local government. Please note that 3 of the 5 contests were fairly close. Hat tip to the mostly women volunteers who ran 7 regional HQs for the Republican Party of San Diego. With guidance by Tony Krvaric and Barrett Tetlow, the GOP boosted rank-and-file turnout by 4% relative to Democrats. 4% can win a lot of elections.

In Escondido, Ed Gallo has completed the conservative sweep led by Marie Waldron and Sam Abed, defeating Lori Holt Pfeiler by 39 votes.

There are many positive lessons to take from these successes, and a focus on grassroots, retail politics, and good old-fashioned shoe leather top the list for this weary but happy Observer.

Take a bow, all of you who helped make this 5-game sweep possible! Let’s do it again in 2012.

(You can review all local results at the SD Registrar’s website. Here that is:


Comments 3

  1. Looks like the Libertarian Lass shot the tax increase right out of the grasp of a few folks. She’d better be packing at the beach, both a gat and a floatie.

  2. I try to warn people not to make her mad.
    Such as trying to raise taxes. But do they
    listen to me? No.

    It looks like Ernie Dronenburg is ducking
    down out of the way. That’s a good idea.

  3. It’s the only way to win: identify the target, take aim, and shoot straight with people!

    As for going to the beach, I have my dandy Press Club awards to use as flotation devices, so I’m all set.

    I need to provide some updated photos from the range. Perhaps we’ll get out the shotguns and clay pigeons.

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