What’s wrong with politics in East County: The political parties ignore bad behavior

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Guest Commentary by Hon. Kristine Alessio “The only infallible criterion of wisdom to vulgar minds – success.”   — Edmund Burke When after a lifetime of membership I left the Republican party, I was accused of doing it for political gain on this site and in other media. But that was nothing more than ad hominem, which did not address the …

La Mesa Councilmember Alessio leaves GOP for “decline-to-state” — A brief interview

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La Mesa Councilmember Kristine Alessio, known by many as a conservative local pol, may have surprised a few people with her Facebook post last night, along with the pictured graphic…  “I’m out of the Republican Party. I’ll never be pro choice, never be against the second amendment but I cannot stand with anyone who will not say no to racism …

Kristine Alessio’s Political Stunt To Succeed Dianne Jacob

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Kristine Alessio just left the Republican Party. She claims that it’s because of Trump and that the local Republican Party “bullied her.” I ain’t buying that. Kristine s running for County Supervisor in 2020. Her mentor doesn’t like Joel Anderson and he’s devising a strategy to build a coalition of “Dianne Jacob Republicans” in East County. State Senator Joel Anderson is …

La Mesa Unanimously Rejects SANDAG Sky Gondola Tax; Tax And Spend Republicans In Vista and El Cajon Betray Taxpayers

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Bravo to the taxpayer champions in La Mesa for unanimously rejecting the SANDAG Sky Gondola tax.  You may have seen Councilwoman Alessio and I debating on these pages about procedural points but, when push came to shove, she (and her colleagues) stood up to this horrific tax proposal.  Here’s Alessio: The vote in La Mesa was 5-0 against. All council …

San Diego County Gun Owners PAC Announces Two Changes in City Council Ratings

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After announcing our launch on October 21, San Diego County Gun Owners PAC received numerous inquiries about our ratings from both concerned city councilmembers, wanting to change their rating, and concerned voters who wanted to know why their elected official received a positive or negative rating. After reviewing information provided to us about some of the local city council members, …