The Empire Strikes Back: CAGOP Remains Center-Left with Jessica Patterson

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A conservative Latino’s view on politics… If your happy with the California Republican Party (CAGOP) and wanted the continued success of the worst beatdown in CAGOP history, your candidate was center-left Republican Jessica Patterson. Handpicked by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, she’s to be his marionette to his puppet master and continue the same leadership we’ve had since 2010. Conservatives …

People Helping People in the 75th AD

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Our wonderful 75th Assembly district is chock full of amazing people who make a difference in the lives of others every day.  Here are just some examples. Angel Society of Fallbrook funded through the Angel Thrift Shop downtown, has provided over $3.6 million in grants since 1978, including $50,000 for library reconstruction. Last year’s philanthropy totaled a record $178,150 to …

Melissa Melendez: I Ain’t Working For Chad Mayes

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When will Assembly Members Brian Maienschein, Marie Waldron and Randy Voepel show some leadership?  Assembly Member Melissa Melendez resigns her position as Vice Caucus Leader, citing Chad Mayes’ complete and utter lack of principles: “Assemblyman Mayes’ actions on Cap-and-Trade demonstrate we no longer share the same leadership principles. I was elected by the people of my district to fight for …

Rocky Chávez: Waldron, Maienschein, and Voepel Must Be Stoopid

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Assemblyman Rocky Chávez, the local Republican who broke his promise to oppose any and all taxes, spins his vote to extend Cap and Trade until 2030: “Given the state of our nation, and the fact 80 percent of Californians — and 50 percent of Republicans — not only consider the environment one of their primary concerns but also view climate change as a real …

Open Letter to Assembly Members Waldron, Voepel, and Maienschein: Remove Chad Mayes From Leadership

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How do you “punish” Republican elected officials who vote for new taxes? Remove them from leadership. From Harmeet Dhillon, National Republican Committeewoman in California: I can understand voting for a bill because you think it’s the right policy – even if it is bad, stupid policy and you clearly got the math wrong and made a poor deal. But in …

Republican Leaders in San Diego County Endorse Ted Cruz for President

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Tonight, Senator Ted Cruz will hold a rally for his Presidential campaign at the Town and Country Resort in Mission Valley.  Over 3,000 people have registered to attend, many of whom are local Republican leaders. Senator Cruz has been endorsed by the highest ranking Republican in California, Board of Equalization Member Diane Harkey, Assembly Member Marie Waldron and Assembly Member …

S.D. Lincoln Club Endorses Waldron for Assembly

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Deputy Mayor of Escondido Marie Waldron has been honored to receive the important endorsement of the San Diego Lincoln Club in her bid for 75th State Assembly in 2012.  Marie, a 4-term city councilmember and long-time small businessowner has a 100% pro-business voting record during her tenure on the council. The following is the press release issued by the Waldron …

Senator Mark Wyland endorses Marie Waldron for open 75th State Assembly seat

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North County’s senior state legislator, Sen. Mark Wyland, has endorsed Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron for the open 75th State Assembly seat.   Redistricting and term limits place Escondido, Fallbrook, San Marcos , Valley Center (and Riverside County’s  Temecula) in a newly-numbered district with no incumbent. Councilwoman Waldron is the only announced GOP candidate to date.   “I’ve known Marie for fifteen years,” said Senator …

Waldron for Assembly Raises over $108K

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San Diego – Marie Waldron announced that her campaign will report over $108,000 raised for her first campaign finance disclosure – a period covering April through June 30th.  Most impressivley, she will show over $100,000 cash-on-hand! Waldron, a 4-term city council member and small businessowner, in Escondido is running in the North Inland San Diego Assembly district. “I am proud …

Escondido Tackling Pension Reform

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With four conservative members of the council, Escondido has already achieved a balanced budget, implemented E-Verify for city hiring and has created a draft Charter to eliminate the high costs of prevailing wage and PLAs.  Now the city council is tackling pension reform.   The goal is to create a two-tier system along with existing employees paying their full pension …

Richard Rider, Carl DeMaio, Marie Waldron and D.A. Bonnie Dumanis highlight Tonight’s Republican Party of San Diego meeting

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It was another lively GOP  event this evening, and with SD Rostra’s own Richard Rider the lead-off  featured speaker!  Among those attending were SD City Councilman Carl DeMaio, Escondido City Councilwoman Marie Waldron, and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Rider gave much credit to GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric for his conversion to the Republican cause (see quote above) and Republican …

North County Update — new June 7 maps still feature Rocky Chavez against Sherry Hodges on the Coast, with Marie Waldron of Escondido the Inland Front-Runner

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Greetings, Redistricting fans!  Overnight the Calif. Citizens Redistricting Commission published draft new State Assembly maps, and in North County they still create a Coastal district (Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas), and an Inland seat (Escondido, Fallbrook, Ramona).  If adopted, this map means a potential Rocky Chavez (of Oceanside) vs. Sherry Hodges (of Encinitas) GOP race along the Coastline.  It is also very good news …

Escondido Looking at Charter Status

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North County – Escondido, the only city in North County not to become a charter city is finally looking at the change.  Considering the major projects that the city is looking at developing in the near future, including a Triple A ballpark for the Padres minor league team and a Marriott hotel on city land,  the savings from eliminating prevailing …

Hodges First to Announce in Garrick’s Term-Limited 74th Assembly District — Are there Other Possible Contenders?

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As hi-lited in Monday’s FlashReport, with some updated information here… Hodges First to Announce in Garrick’s Term-Limited 74th Assembly District — Are there Other Possible Contenders? by Barry Jantz The geographic boundaries of a redrawn 74th Assembly District are yet to be determined, but a buzz is quietly building among political watchers regarding the likely field of Republican candidates next year, …

Escondido’s ‘Joint Effort’ Ousts Criminal Illegals

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This just in via the Los Angeles Times: Escondido’s city-federal effort to oust illegal immigrants draws praise, criticism Los Angeles Times article Escondido police and ICE agents join to snag and deport people with deportation orders or criminal records.   Federal ICE agents are housed at the Escondido police department with the support of a majority of the city council …

Breaking News: Pfeiler Files for City Council

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Current Mayor of Escondido, Lori Holt Pfeiler has just filed papers at the deadline to run for city council. Lori, who announced last year she would not be seeking re-election as mayor has decided to stay with politics. She joins a crowded field of 7 candidates vying for 2 council seats. Current incumbent, Marie Waldron is seeking re-election to her …