Just as redistricting made Escondido more important than ever, the City’s new mayor Sam Abed this week endorsed GOP challenger Steve Danon over incumbent Pam Slater-Price (also a Republican). The pending removal of both La Jolla and Pacific Beach (City of San Diego) from Slater-Price’s district gives Escondido a bigger voice in next June’s vital primary election. “We need new leadership for North County on the Board of Supervisors, so I’m pleased to announce my endorsement of Steve Danon,” Mayor Abed said in a prepared statement.
……….DOING THE DISTRICT 3 ELECTION MATH
San Diego City will remain the largest municipality in District 3, but Escondido is the ‘best of the rest’, based on a larger voter registration. Here are voter numbers for the Other Four Cities of District 3, as of June 30, 2011:
Escondido – 53,308 voters ………… Encinitas – 37,328 ………. Solana Beach – 8,126 ………… Del Mar – 2,971 voters.
Other Danon endorsers include Encinitas Mayor James Bond (of the next largest District 3 city) , SD Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, State Senator Joel Anderson and the Deputy Sheriffs Association of San Diego County.
……….SLATER -PRICE WILL BE FORMIDABLE
Pam Slater-Price has held District 3 since 1992, serving on the Encinitas city council previously. She is not to be underestimated, and will have a well funded campaign in 2012. Stay Tuned to SD Rostra for more developments in this interesting contest.
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 the campaigns of 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.