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Dear LMFDC Members,The Midterm Elections are 8 days away and things are getting nasty! In La Mesa, misinformation on where the City Council candidates stand on the controversial Park Station proposal is swirling around on Facebook. Thanks to our VP for Political Action, Jennifer Spencer, we now have the truth! Please check out the graph below and then keep reading for more information:







Endorsed Democratic Candidates
The following endorsed Democratic candidates will be on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Races and propositions where the Democratic Party has not taken a position are not included on this page. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk (*).
Federal OfficesCongressional Representatives
District 49: Dave Peiser
District 50: James Kimber
District 51: Juan Vargas*
District 52: Scott Peters*
District 53: Susan Davis*
State OfficesStatewide
Governor: Jerry Brown*
Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom*
Attorney General: Kamala D. Harris*
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: John Chiang
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones*
Board of Equalization
4th District: Nader Shahatit
State Senate
District 38: Fotios “Frank” Tsimboukakis
District 40: Ben Hueso*
State Assembly
District 75: Nick Shestople
District 78: Toni Atkins*
District 79: Shirley Weber*
District 80: Lorena Gonzalez*
Educational Districts

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson*
Mira Costa Community College Board

Trustee Area 2: Rick Cassar
San Diego Community College Board
District A: Maria Senour*
District E: Peter Zschiesche*

Southwestern Community College Board
Seat 1: Griselda Delgado

El Cajon Valley Union School District
Karen Marie Otter
(Please vote for only for Karen)

Chula Vista Elementary School District Board
Seat 1: Francisco Tamayo
Seat 3: Leslie Ray Bunker
Seat 5: Eduardo Reyes

Del Mar Union School District
Josh Clorfeine
(Please vote only for Josh)

Encinitas Union School District
Marla Stritch*
(Please vote for only for Marla)

Escondido Union High School District
Area 2: Lou Barrios
Area 5: Georgine Tomasi

National City School District
Maria Betancourt-Castañeda
Alma Sarmiento*

Oceanside Unified School District
Ann Corwin
Garry Dillard

Poway Unified School District
Michelle O’Connor-Ratcliff
Charles Sellers
(Please vote for only for Michelle and Charles)

San Diego Unified School District Board
District B: Kevin Beiser*
District C: Michael McQuary

San Ysidro School District
Luciana Corrales*
Jason M.B. Wells*
(Please vote for only for Luciana and Jason)

South Bay Union School Board
Elvia Aguilar*
(Please vote for only for Elvia)

Sweetwater Unified School District
Trustee Area 3: Frank Tarantino
Trustee Area 5: Paula Hall

Sweetwater Union High School District
Seat 1: Arturo Solis
Seat 2: Adrian Arancibia
Seat 4: Nick Segura

City Offices

Chula Vista
Mayor: Mary Salas
City Council Seat 1: Steve Padilla
City Council Seat 2: Pat Aguilar*

Mayor: Tony Kranz
City Council: Catherine Blakespear

Mayor: Olga Diaz
City Council 1: Consuelo Martinez

Imperial Beach
Mayor: Serge Dedina
City Council: Ed Spriggs*, Beth Saldaña

La Mesa
City Council: Patrick Dean
(Please vote for only for Patrick)

Lemon Grove
City Council: Jennifer Mendoza
(Please vote for only for Jennifer)

National City
Mayor: Luis Natividad
City Council: Mona Rios*
City Council: Ken Seaton-Msemaji

City Council: Chuck Lowery

San Diego
City Council 6: Carol Kim

Mayor: Cody Campbell
City Council: Erubey Lopez

Other Districts

Grossmonth Healthcare District
Gloria Chadwick*
Deborah McElravy
Palomar Health
Dale Bardin
Dara Czerwonka
Raymond McCune
Hans Sison

South Bay Irrigation District
District 1: Gene Chavira
District 4: Elizabeth “Lisa” Cuestas

Tri City Health
William Fowler
Laura Mitchell
Tri City Health (Short Term)
Jane Mitchell
Rena Marrocco


1 Yes Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act (California Water Bond)
2 Yes California Rainy Day Budged Stabilization Fund Act
45 Yes Approval Of Healthcare Insurance Changes. Initiative
47 Yes Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute.
48 Yes Referendum To Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts

City of Chula Vista A Yes Public Works Contracting
City of Chula Vista B Yes Majority Vote in Special Elections to Fill Vacancies
Cajon Valley Union School C Yes Bond Measure
City of National City D Yes Continuation of City Services Funding
Escondido Union School E Yes Bond Measure
City of Encinitas F Yes Compassionate Use Dispensary Regulation and Taxation
City of Escondido G No Charter City
City of Escondido H Yes Lakes Specific Plan
City of La Mesa J Yes Compassionate Use Dispensary Regulation and Taxation
Lakeside Union School L Yes Reauthorization Bond
National School N Yes Bond Measure
Lemon Grove School R Yes Reauthorization Bond
Ramona Unified School Q Yes Bond Measure

Also Endorsed, No Election Needed

Palomar Community College Board
Mark Evilsizer* (unopposed)
Paul McNamara* (unopposed)

San Diego Community College Board
District C: Rich Grosch* (re-elected in June)

Southwestern Community College Board
Seat 4: Nora Vargas* (unopposed)
Seat 4: Norma Hernandez* (unopposed)
Seat 5: Tim Nader* (unopposed)

Lemon Grove School Board
Timothy Shaw* (unopposed)

Solana Beach School District
Vicki King* (unopposed)
Debra Schade* (unopposed)



Dear GO Team Members: 

This weekend is our last chance to reach voters at home and make sure that they have the full slate. We have great options for GO Teamers to be involved from from just a few minutes to as many hours as you like. Whichever you choose, your experienced help is going to be a vital part of the GO Team and Get-Out-the-Vote programs and will make a difference on Election Day. GO Team options are:

Help where you are needed most. Please sign up to work as many Coordinated Campaign shifts as you are able to, which will have the broadest impact of the options. Our coordinated campaigns are in the areas where we have the tightest races and will help ensure that our endorsed Democrats win on Tuesday. Go to www.sddemocrats.org/gotv to pick from coordinated campaign locations in San Diego and Chula Vista. If you want to walk precincts or make phone calls, the staging locations are in: Kearny Mesa, Chula Vista, and Point Loma/Midway.

Make some calls from home. We’ll have an online phone bank that makes it easy to call from your own home. All you need is a computer and a telephone. Go to www.sddemocrats.org/gotv and sign-up and we’ll get back to you with instructions. 

Distribute literature – no knocking involved. We have literature that needs distribution as soon as possible — especially in Congressional District 52 for Scott Peters and Susan Guinn or in a precinct near you. Call us at HQ, (858) 277-3367 or email us at info@sddemocrats.org and we’ll get you set up with a lit-drop list. (Knocking and talking is still preferable, but if this is the best option for you, the help is appreciated!)

Work in your GO Team precinct with an updated list. If you have not already done so, please exchange your Voter ID list for a GOTV list with the most current and updated information. The targets, format and script are for the voters who most need to hear from you and with the best practices for getting voters to turn out. Sign up at  www.sddemocrats.org/gotv and we’ll get back to you with the list. 

Thank you helping get-out-the-vote!

All the best,


Kami OlssonGO Team Countywide Coordinator


8340 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92111

sddemocrats.org   |   (858) 277-3367

Vote-by-mail ballots will arrive next Monday for the special mayoral election in San Diego. That means it’s “GO Time” again!
The Democratic Party has endorsed David Alvarez, so we encourage you to volunteer whatever time you can to help elect him and keep the mayor’s office in Democratic hands. Whether you live in the City of San Diego or elsewhere in the county, you can help in the following ways:
1) Make calls from home with our Online Phonebank. You just need a phone and an Internet connection. Go to www.sddemocrats.org/alvarez, register with your email address, and use the password “sandiego” to get started. You can enter the results onscreen as you call.
2) Walk your assigned GO Team precinct in the City of San Diego. Reply to this email or call Roberto Torres at (858) 277-3367 to request a list and literature to hand out.
3) Volunteer directly out of the Alvarez campaign office in Kearny Mesa. You can make calls there or walk a precinct that the campaign has targeted. Click here to sign up or call (619) 402-1330.
As a GO Teamer, you’ve already got the skills to have a real impact in this race. Election Day is November 19, but I hope you’ll help out this this weekend and early next week when voting begins!
All the best,
Kami Olsson
GO Team Countywide Coordinator
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