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Notes from January’s Meeting – Endorsements for SD39, AD78 and D1

2016 kicked off with a great, well-attended meeting and a chance to meet local elected officials and several candidates for this years races. Club president Susan Peinado called the meeting  to order at 4:03pm. Susan thanked everyone for coming and introduced new members. She then invited the candidates not on the agenda and their representatives to address the club for a couple of minutes each. Kate Lyons spoke on behalf of Congressmember Scott Peters and invited us all to attend a free event on February 19 with special guest Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to be held at the (magnificent) house of Bill and Michelle Lerach (more details here). We heard from Gil Cabrera and Bryan Pease both running for San Diego City Attorney (the club endorsement meeting will be on February 28), as well as Georgette Gomez who’s running for San Diego City Council District 9 (the club endorsement meeting will be on March 20) and from Keith Mikas running for District 5. Susan also recognized David Warmoth and Howard Singer, Presidents of the Democrats for Equality and the …

Jan 24 – Monthly Meeting – Endorsements for SD39, AD78 and D1

It’s the start of this most important election year, and your chance to get directly involved with how our Democratic Party endorses candidates. All club members in good standing can vote to endorse their preferred candidates. For the state races our club representatives will vote on behalf of the club at the state Pre-Endorsement Conference Region 20 on January 31. You can learn more about the California Democratic Party endorsement process here. At our January meeting we have three races to consider, with three club members running as candidates. As well as the two state races for Point Loma & Ocean Beach SD39 and AD78 we will also vote on the City Council race for District 1 that covers Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, La Jolla, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines and University City. Toni Atkins is challenging incumbent Senator Marty Block for SD39 Todd Gloria is running for the AD78 seat vacated by termed-out Toni Atkins Barbara Bry is running for San Diego City Council District 1 All of the candidates will be present to answer questions from members. This is your chance to help determine who best represents your values. …

Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block Visited OB Town Council

Speaker Atkins, Lt James Gartland, Jeff Hatfield, President San Diego Lifesaving Association & Senator Block (Photo: Susan Peinado) Speaker Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block took part in the protest against ALEC on Wednesday July 22, 2015 and that evening both appeared at the Ocean Beach Town Council (OBTC) meeting to speak and hand out certificates of appreciation to the recipients of the OBTC Community Awards. The town council meeting was masterfully chaired by club Secretary and OBTC President, Gretchen Newson (who was also at the ALEC protest earlier that day). Both politicians spoke to some of their recent legislative achievements, and neither appeared to want to leave first – could it be that they are gearing up for a competitive Senate District 39 race next year (as has been rumored)? Or will Speaker Atkins be persuaded to run for Mayor? As previously reported in the OB Rag and reprinted with permission: State Senator Marty Block Senator Block introduced himself as having worked at San Diego State University for 26 years, President of the San Diego Community College District Board of …

Oct 1 – Coffee with Senator Block – Pt Loma Library

You are Invited! Who: Senator Marty Block What: State Legislative Update When: 6 – 8pm, Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 Where: Pt Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego 92107 Please attend this town hall and hear the “annual report to the community” to understand the legislative work accomplished this year and laws going into effect next year. Whether it’s improving education, tackling water policy, reducing red tape at state agencies, or any other state issue or question, bring your priorities or legislative ideas to share. RSVP to Jay Baruian at (619) 645-3133 or Jay.Baruian@sen.ca.gov

Dec 19 – Scott Peters Invites You to Campaign Kick-Off for David Alvarez

Friend — I’ve been really fortunate to have your committed and generous support for my Congressional race, and I appreciate very much all you’ve done to help me keep this important seat. Today, I’m writing to you about another important race: let’s elect David Alvarez as San Diego’s next mayor. David has a tough race on his hands; but with support from people like you, he can win. Can you help by clicking here today to contribute? David are committed many of the same priorities for San Diego — protecting our air and water, making San Diego a center for science and innovation, standing up for equal rights, and making sure we support and grow our middle class. I am co-hosting the Campaign Kick-Off event for David with over 60 hosts from across San Diego who agree that David is the best choice to be our next mayor. Will you join me next week? The event is at the beautiful home of my good friend Laurie Black next Thursday, December 19th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. …

Dec 3 – Join Kevin Beiser, Assembly Leader Toni Atkins, & Senator Marty Block to Help Elect Carol Kim in District 6

Dear Friend, If you have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Carol Kim, candidate for San Diego City Council, District 6, it is my pleasure to introduce you. As a fellow educator, I know that Carol is deeply committed to all of our children and that she will work to create opportunities for all of them to succeed. Carol’s race is for an open seat. It is a rare opportunity for us to win a seat in a critical swing district and solidify our progressive majority on the city council. I am all in with my support for Carol and I am asking you to do the same. Please join me, along with Majority Leader Toni Atkins and Senator Marty Block, on Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30 to 8:00 at the Bay Park home of Rhoda Quate to show your support for Carol, her campaign, and our future. To learn more about Carol and RSVP for the event, click here. If you are unable to attend, please make a contribution to her campaign here. …