City Council President Todd Gloria, Councilmember David Alvarez and Unified Schoolboard President Kevin Beiser
Todd Gloria was elected to his second term as Councilmember representing District Three in 2012. He served as Council President in 2013 and was re-elected Council President for 2014. He served as Interim Mayor of the City of San Diego in 2013/14 and he recently helped pass a minimum wage increase in San Diego.
Prior to his election in 2008, Todd served as District Director to U.S. Congresswoman Susan A. Davis and worked for the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency. Todd’s volunteer efforts to improve the community include his work as a San Diego Housing Commissioner from 2005 until his election to the City Council, and as a member of the Mid-City Prostitution Impact Panel.
In 2013, Todd was one of 24 individuals chosen for the Aspen Institute’s Rodel Fellowship Program for Public Leadership, recognizing him as one of the nation’s most promising young leaders in American government. Todd was named San Diego’s Best Elected Official by the readers of CityBeat in 2011, 2012 and 2013. His work has also been recognized by numerous organizations, including the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Greater San Diego Business Association, and the HIV Consumer Council.
Todd is a graduate of the University of San Diego and a member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Todd is a native San Diegan, third generation resident of District Three, and a dedicated public servant. Having learned from his parents the importance of leaving things better than when you first found them, Todd enthusiastically and tirelessly works to ensure San Diego lives up to its name America’s Finest City.
David Alvarez grew up in the Barrio Logan community of San Diego, the neighborhood on the working waterfront that has a long history of environmental degradation, high asthma rates, and industrial-residential conflicts. His childhood home was next door to a chrome plating plant, and he can trace his own asthma to the constant presence of toxic emissions affecting residential areas, school playgrounds, and parks. That experience sharpened his resolve to fight for social, economic and environmental justice. Many of us campaigned for David in the recent Special Election for Mayor and learnt first hand of his dedication to these causes.
Elected to the San Diego City Council in 2010, David is currently Chair of the Environment Committee, and a member of the Budget & Government Efficiency and Economic Development & Intergovernmental Relations Committees. Additionally, he serves on the San Diego Regional County Airport Authority, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board, SANDAG Borders Committee, Otay Valley Regional Park Policy Committee, and Bayshore Bikeway Working Group. He also is a member of the Board of Director’s for Local Progress: a national municipal policy network.
David is proud to continue the work he began in childhood and strive to carry out every day: to bring social, economic, and environmental justice to the people he serves.
Kevin helped turn around Granger Junior High School, an underperforming school in National City, and was named the “San Diego Math Teacher of the Year” in 2009. He has also received the “Distinguished Service Award” for his work with students and strong support for the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE). As a school board member, Beiser is working to reduce central office costs in order to preserve lower class sizes and enrichment programs for our children such as art, music, magnet schools and GATE. He is passionate about implementing research-based reforms that have helped turn around underperforming schools.
As is the tradition the August Monthly Meeting will be a social affair with our Annual Summer BBQ and fundraising for the Western Service Workers Association and their Back-to-School Drive.
Please invite your friends and potential members to attend and meet fellow Democrats and elected officials, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the club.
Please bring school supplies, hand held calculators and backpacks or a generous check for the Western Service Workers Association Back-to-School Drive. If you cannot attend but wish to make a donation send a check to the Western Service Workers Association c/o of Point Loma Democratic Club, PO Box 7802, San Diego, CA 92167.
The Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks, plus two drink tickets per person for beer and wine.
$10.00 per person if you bring a dish to share.
$15.00 per person if you don’t bring a dish.
$15.00 per person if you bring a dish to share.
$20.00 per person if you don’t bring a dish.
RSVP to let us know you’re coming.
You can also buy your entry tickets online from our website.
Special Membership Offers
Join at the Summer BBQ at special rates:
$30 individual membership that lasts through December 2015
$40 household membership through December 2015
At the door you can pay by cash, check or credit card.
Check in begins at 3:30 pm
Speakers 5:00 pm
Sunday August 24, 3:30-6:00PM
For additional info, please call (619) 800-5098