Mayor of major District 3 city, Sam Abed of Escondido, endorses Steve Danon over incumbent Supervisor Pam Slater-Price

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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.


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.


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: 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.


Comments 4

  1. Good for Sam!

    Steve Danon has shown an impressive and growing list of endorsements, including the San Diego County ‘s Deputy Sheriff’s Association, as well as my own. And he’s raised over $100,000.

    Sam is doing an excellent job in Escondido, is very popular with the voters, and his endorsement is a prize Danon should be proud of.
    Danon’s showing that this will be a serious contest and he’s not to be taken lightly.

    I wonder if “Lawson” has endorsed or written a check to the incumbent?? Actions matter but most blog comments are just talk.

  2. Good point, Voltaire! And for the non-Hibernians in the crowd, “Donnybrook” is a place, not just a state of mind, in the famous Emerald Isle.

    The good folks at explain the origin of this colorful word:

    “From Donnybrook Fair, proverbial for carousing and brawling, held in County Dublin until 1855.”

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