John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, San Diego

Final San Diego Voter Turnout Predictions from Competitive Edge Research

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal John Nienstedt, The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Leave a Comment

The 2016 Presidential election has induced much gnashing of teeth among voters.  It seems like there has been an unprecedented amount of attention paid to election-related stress relief. Voice of San Diego devoted not just one but two sessions “focused on mindfulness, consciousness and reflexivity” in an effort to relax the electorate.  The Washington Post recently reported that there’s an …

San Diego Community College Students Lose Job Opportunities; Southwestern College governing board vote bars non-union students

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Press Releases / Media Advisories 13 Comments

CONTACT: Scott Crosby, CEO, ABC San Diego / 619-518-3450 (Poway, California) – Hundreds of San Diego Community College students will be prohibited from working on Southwestern College (SWC) Prop R funded construction projects under a proposed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) to be voted on Wednesday by the SWC Governing Board. The students will be barred from applying for these construction …

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 …