Booting Central Committee Elections from the Ballot

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 3 Comments

The following piece appeared on the FlashReport as last weekend’s Sunday San Diego.  This is good timing to cross-post it here, following Ryan Darby’s excellent Rostra entry on the same subject… Sunday San Diego (and California): Booting Central Committee Elections from the Ballot by Barry Jantz March 27, 2011 Comparing them to Kiwanis Club elections, San Diego County Registrar of …

KEEP CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT

Ryan T. Darby Ryan T. Darby 1 Comment

San Diego County Registrar Deborah Seiler’s well intentioned proposal to remove central committee elections from primary ballots would centralize political power in the hands of party insiders, and ultimately undermine the power of the average voter to select candidates for the general election. I have interacted with Ms. Seiler in the past while monitoring the ballot counting process, so I …

Follow Up — Reaction to Elvira Vargas succeeding Cathy Glaser in key Registrar of Voters’ post — Major Kudos to Deborah Seiler

Jim Sills Jim Sills 1 Comment

The reaction of San Diego’s political community to the Vargas promotion is a Collective Sigh of Relief since Ms. Vargas commands the same respect and trust [on both sides of the political aisle] as enjoyed by Cathy Glaser, her longtime predecessor.  Contacted today, Cathy Glaser told SD Rostra, “I’m very happy about Elvira’s promotion.  She certainly is worthy and has the right …

Elvira Vargas Selected as ROV Elections Processing Supervisor

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 5 Comments

SD Rostra contributors have previously gushed on these pages about the great work of the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office (rightfully so), in particular noting the long public service of Cathy Glaser following her retirement as Elections Processing Supervisor late last year. Candidates and campaign workers of all parties and stripes know how much easier things go for …

“Who’s Who” of San Diego Politics Tonight at Restaurant Gala for Cathy Glaser

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Your reporter has never seen THIS MANY San Diego political people in one place at one time…and all there tonight for a shindig at Isabel’s Cantina in Pacific Beach to honor our retiring “Madam Everything”, Cathy Glaser. The Attendees included: Ernie Dronenburg, John Hoy, Rich Grosch, Nancy Chase, Jeff Marston, Chris Crotty, Tom and Candy Shepard, Aimee Remanick, Evonne Schulze, …

“Rostra” Readers heard Loud and Clear Today at Cathy Glaser’s Retirement Party

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The plaudits Rostra readers gave Cathy Glaser the past two days were read aloud this afternoon at a moving ceremony in the Registrar of Voters office. Registrar Deborah Seiler and other executives spoke of the Rostra tribute page, and even read several comments aloud from our readers. Husband Bob Glaser, son Danny and daughter Emily also proudly watched and listened. Your Humble Servant also spoke to …