Taking Action Matters! — San Diego Job Creators

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 5 Comments

Third District candidate for County Supervisor Steve Danon, the presumptive front runner, chose not to wait until being inaugurated to begin helping our fellow San Diego County residents! After a lunch meeting with the owner of a a newly opened Encinitas business and me, he realized that people needed a way to better navigate the bureaucracy inherent in each city …

The Steve Danon Race for Supervisor – Restoring The Public Trust

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 5 Comments

During the past few years, public trust in government has deteriorated—and rightfully so. Leaders at all levels of government have thrown fiscal restraint out the window and prioritized their own political interests above the public good. And frankly it makes the job much harder for those of us who haven’t! Now, more than ever, we need candidates for office who …

The Danon Dilemma

Sunshine Sunshine 13 Comments

So Tom Shepard, whose track record includes some legal troubles, electing the mayor who underfunded the pension system, electing the council president who doubled down on the pension underfunding, losing Bilbray for Congress in 2000, winning Sanders, turning easy Horn/Roberts victories into prolonged costly races, losing Prop D, and losing Fletcher has taken the lead on Filner for Mayor. Behind …

The Danon Steamroller has some competition

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The local San Diego great politico John Dadian is quoted as calling the Steve Danon campaign for the 3rd District Supervisorial seat “the steamroller,” but thus far there hasn’t been much to roll over since he had drawn no opponents and the incumbent has bowed out of the race. Well folks, we’re in a new year and things have changed! …

With Slater-Price out, the Danon Juggernaut continues

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 2 Comments

After contending since 2008 that she was in it to win it, five-term County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price has announced she will be stepping down in 2012 rather than take on the juggernaut that the Steve Danon for Supervisor Campaign has become. Will the previously “mano-e-mano” two person face-off now become an open-seat horse race, or will other potential contenders view …

Mayor of major District 3 city, Sam Abed of Escondido, endorses Steve Danon over incumbent Supervisor Pam Slater-Price

Jim Sills Jim Sills 4 Comments

Just as redistricting made Escondido more important than ever, the City’s new mayor Sam Abed this week  endorsed GOP challenger Steve Danon over  incumbent Pam Slater-Price (also a Republican). The pending removal of both  La Jolla and Pacific Beach (City of San Diego) from Slater-Price’s district gives Escondido a bigger voice in next June’s  vital primary election. “We need new …

Heidi Klum’s Take on the San Diego Mayor’s Race

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 14 Comments

Do I know what will drive Rostra reader traffic, or what? While Mrs. Seal hasn’t technically made any direct comment, her admonition to contestants on her reality show “Project Runway” applies nicely. As in fashion, in politics one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out. In a few short days on June 5 when fundraising can begin, all …

Gettin’ Hot in the 2012 Kitchen

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

So, it’s only January 2011 and already, we’re seeing some folks filing papers to run for office. Good thing, ’cause some of us just can’t stand a breather. [See full list of candidates who have filed so far at the County Registrar of Voters for 2012] Of course, tongues were wagging last week when Republican San Diego City Councilman Carl …

Candidate Steve Danon sends a shot across the Bow!

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The Smiling Spotlight received this missive today. The third District race isn’t until 2012, but it’s already heating up and if this is any indication it’s promising to be a very aggressive campaign. From: STEVE DANON March 22, 2010 To: Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price San Diego County Board of Supervisors 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335 San Diego, CA 92101 Dear Chairwoman Slater-Price: …

Danon’s Early Efforts for Supe Sets Tone for Real Race

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 2 Comments

The following is from my post of yesterday at the FlashReport.   It was subsequently pointed out to me that Pam Slater-Price has close to $375,000 banked and hasn’t yet started fundraising for 2012, as if to ask why I would even write about a challenger. Yes, as I indicated in the piece, Pam is no slouch, not by any stretch.  …

DSA Endorses Danon for County Supe…in 2012!

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 5 Comments

Back in July, when I broke the news on the FlashReport that Brian Bilbray’s Chief of Staff Steve Danon had confirmed he was running for SD County Supervisor in 2012, as well as indicating he was “100 percent in” even if it meant taking on the incumbent, the folks at Supervisor Pam Slater-Price’s office were not the only ones raising …