Kern announces for Assembly

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Guest Column by Oceanside Councilman Jerry Kern I am honored to have been asked to run as a candidate in 76th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and Encinitas. As a 40-year resident of North County and third term council member in the district’s largest city, I am thoroughly familiar with all of the communities within the …

71st Assembly: Santee Mayor Voepel makes it official; Harrison locks down some big endorsements

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If it wasn’t official before that Randy Voepel is seeking the 71st AD seat currently held by Brian Jones… From the Voepel Campaign While it has been the pleasure of my lifetime to serve as Mayor of Santee, I’ve determined it’s time for a new opportunity to serve. That’s why I’ve decided to run for the 71st Assembly District. As …

AD 79 Candidate Ramirez: Carpetbagger or Can’t Read Google Maps?

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There has been much jockeying by the Democratic hopefuls for AD 79, including a Republican-turned-Democrat-turned-Independent who has now decided not to run. The biggest question, though, is why Rudy Ramirez is putting his name in this race? He has never lived East of the 805 and last I checked the new 79th basically ends at the edge of the 805 …

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 …

Senator Joel Anderson and Assemblyman Brian Jones Endorse Brian Maienschein for Assembly

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From the Maienschein campaign… Dear Fellow Republican: If you agree that we need more Republicans in Sacramento who will fight to eliminate the regulations and tax policies that are driving businesses and jobs out of California, please join us in endorsing Brian Maienschein for State Assembly in the 77th District. As a City Councilman, Brian Maienschein worked closely with the …

Early Analysis: Impact of Redistricting in San Diego County

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New faces, new districts, and more competition Guest Commentary by Ron Nehring Let’s take a quick look at the draft Assembly, State Senate and Congressional district maps in San Diego County.  While these drafts may change in the weeks ahead, they give us good insight into the direction things are moving, and therefore, who’s likely to gain, and whose jobs …