Video & podcast: Candidates! Candidates! Candidates!

Just a short video this month—audio-only. Hear from Democratic Party candidates for local office addressing the club at the Party in the Park, including:

  • Barbara Bry, San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk.
  • Matt Strabone, La Mesa City Treasurer
  • Andrea Beth Damsky, Helix Water District Division 2
  • Kathleen Brand, La Mesa City Council
  • Stephen Houlahan, US Congress, 48th District
  • Alysson Snow and Jennifer Mendoza, Lemon Grove City Council
  • Patricia Dillard, La Mesa City Council
  • Brianna Coston, La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board Trustee Area 3.
  • Mejgan Afshan, La Mesa City Council

Or you can listen to the audio when you’re out-and-about on our new podcast:

Subscribe to the podcast by searching for “La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club” in your favorite podcast player, or just paste in this link.

And mark your calendars for our next meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at our usual digs, the La Mesa Community Center, 4795 Memorial Drive. Business starts at 7 pm, but come at 6:30 for informal conversation with fellow Democrats.

Join us for the Party in the Park—Wednesday, July 6

Our July meeting is a change of pace, the annual Party in the Park, returning for the first time since 2019 at the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Regional Park, 9550 Milden St., La Mesa. We’ll have music, speeches by candidates, opportunities to talk with fellow Democrats, and sandwiches, as well as a pie contest.

If you want a sandwich, send your food order to Richie Gibson at, by July 3. The sandwich choices are veggie, turkey, or Italian sandwiches, for a $10 donation. Sandwiches include chips and water. Please pay in cash at the event.

Bring a chair, a shade umbrella for the sun, and water–more water is good, right? Also, bring a dessert to share, and a homemade pie if you want to enter the contest.

The party starts Wednesday, July 6, at 6:30 pm. See you there!