The Union Tribune Today discovers a “New” candidate for San Diego County Assessor —— But SD Rostra first reported Ernie Dronenburg’s candidacy on Dec. 11, 2009!

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The SD Union-Tribune ran this breathless headline in today’s edition: ———— COUNTY ASSESSOR RACE GETS NEW PLAYER —————- The lead sentence gushed, “A new candidate has joined the race for county clerk-recorder-assessor in a big way.” Their “new” candidate is, “Fallbrook tax consultant Ernest Dronenburg”. “Rostra” readers will remember Ernie’s candidacy was first reported right here…. LAST YEAR (!) on December …

Update on race for County Assessor – Recorder – Clerk — Republicans Ernie Dronenburg and Jeff Olson take the early fundraising lead

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SD Rostra has learned that Jeff Olson and Ernie Dronenburg, the two declared Republican candidates for SD County Assessor / Recorder/ Clerk filed their campaign finance reports early this week, well before the February 1st deadline. Jeff Olson reports $14,315 raised, with $9,411 cash-on-hand. Olson, who serves as “division chief of Assessment services” in the ARC office, loaned his campaign …

Assessor Race Heats Up with GOP Endorsement of Olson

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The San Diego County Assessor’s race may not have the pure wallop as the already buzzing contest for Sheriff.  Yet, the winner in both campaigns next year will be among the few locally elected officials that represent the entire County of San Diego (along with the DA and Treasurer/Tax Collector).  Even the County Supervisors each have “only” one-fifth of the area’s …

Big Shake-up Today in SD County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk race. The GOP’s Ernie Dronenburg will challenge appointed Democrat Incumbent David Butler in 2010. Dronenburg seen as the Immediate Favorite to Win Back Key Post.

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Republican chances of recapturing the SD Assessor/Recorder/Clerk post soared today, when proven Republican winner Ernie Dronenburg filed to challenge appointed Democrat incumbent David Butler. Dronenburg, winner of FIVE races for a multi-county state Board of Equalization seat, immediately becomes the clear favorite over Mr. Butler who earlier filed a “Candidate Intention statement” to seek election in his own right next …