2010 was a year to forget for much of organized labor, but at least one local employee group was celebrating on Election Night…the San Diego Deputy Sheriffs Association. Reports filed in the last 24 hours reveal the DSA found success through a willingness to back (gasp) Republican candidates !
The DSA did significant Independent Expenditures for Supervisors Bill Horn and Ron Roberts in the Fall, thus refusing to panic after the June primaries when Roberts and Horn were both forced into risky runoffs. But then, you would not expect law enforcement officers to panic.
Perhaps they will reflect on these startling results in the coming months over at the San Diego Labor Council. OK, that’s not so likely.
……………Crunching Some Numbers
In their just-filed reports, the Deputy Sheriffs PAC disclosed the scope of their Independent Expenditures effort. That included a total of $46,486 to assist Supervisor Bill Horn (North County, District 5), and another $71,960 aiding Supervisor Ron Roberts (District 4, San Diego city). Roberts and Horn turned back strong bids from candidates backed by more traditional AFL-CIO affiliated Labor Unions (Stephen Whitburn in District 4, and Steve Gronke in District 5.)
The DSA made use of phone banks, slate mailers and signage to spread the word that law enforcement professionals supported Ron Roberts and Bill Horn. And the DSA shrewdly turned to seasoned pros like The San Diego Group for sound strategic advice.
Current leadership of the DSA of San Diego includes Hank Turner (President), Matthew Clay (VP), Steve Purvis (Sec-Treas.) and Directors Tammy Bennets, Ernie Carrillo, Mark Elvin, Marco Garmo, Tim Petracheck, and Dave Schaller. Congratulations to the DSA on their 2010 successes !
[And thanks to SD Rostra’s Hydrilla Guerrillas for finding the latest campaign information.]
Jim Sills is a political consultant…………… Want to know more
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