We’ve decided to include all our efforts to understand the 2016 election under the banner of San Diego Decides. As part of that, I’ll be writing a biweekly look at what’s happening in the races facing San Diego voters in 2016. It’ll include new reporting, follow-ups on bigger stories, and a round-up of other coverage of local races. To get the complete picture of the local election landscape, make sure you also check out the San Diego Decides podcast, hosted by Sara Libby and Ry Rivard. — Andrew Keatts
Prince was on top of the charts, Bob Filner was on the City Council and I was in first grade wearing a Bart Simpson T-shirt that was all the rage in suburban Maryland.
It was 1991, and it was the last time an incumbent lost an election on the San Diego City Council.
Democrat Valerie Stallings knocked off Republican Bruce Henderson when he was running for his second term representing District 6, the central district that includes Clairemont and Kearny Mesa and is now represented by Republican Chris Cate.
Stallings later resigned after pleading guilty to failing to disclose gifts from then-Padres owner John Moores.
We Stand Up for You. Will You Stand Up for Us?
I am "impressed" you managed TWO lines on the D5 race. Must have taken a lot of effort on your part and why incumbents keep repeating. After all Kersey is the type of candidate who does little but attend dog and pony shows and lies a little to blow smoke up some "highways".
So Kersey did not support Penasquitos against the cell antenna at the park, did not support Scripps Ranch's opposition to the Innovations Schools site lease to a Developer, has not opposed the proposed GAS pipeline through Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch, specially on the heels of the Porter Ranch leak fiasco in LA County, just started to paint/slurry some streets, because it's election year, and was issued a warning by the FPPC for failing to report property ownership in the district for 2 years, until it was brought up while being all about transparency in admitted error, probably similar to the lying in 2008 in Solana beach regarding his endorsements.
Other than that, everybody wants the best, transparency, etc, etc.
What happened to the best qualified candidates? Off education, life, family, communities, ethics, financially. The works.
You probably haven't read this far in the comment, Mr Keatts, anyway, so I'll stop.
Once again Bruce Lightner is interviewed and in the news about the source code of his website and who he is married to. But where is he on the issues? I endorse my husband, Louis Rodolico but that won't make it into any articles. Louis would be happy to talk to reporters about the issues and is making his case at candidate forums and community meetings. For the record, Louis Rodolico's website (www.louisrodolico.com) was not sourced from any other candidate's websites.
Louis looks forward to talking to reporters and to constituents. His next candidate forum will be in La Jolla on April 27th. We invite the voters and constituents of district 1 to come and see where the candidates stand on issues.
I will be voting against your husband because he wants to build the Regents Road bridge.
If you are looking for a long shot candidate, he is Lincoln Pickard running against Lorena Gonzales in the 80th Assembly District. Even though Lincoln knows that government must get out the way of small businesses so they can and will create jobs, voters seem to prefer the policies of Lorena which are hurting our state economically. Lincoln has plans to end the drought years with more reservoirs, Lorena, not so much. Lorena and the Dems with their policies have devalued the education standards in California, that Lincoln says can be reversed with the correct policies. The Democrat leadership is wrong on so many policies, and the voters have not yet taken notice and made changes. Lincoln Pickard? still the under dog candidate. www.LincolnPickard.com/assembly2016
I will be voting against the Lincoln because there are no plans on how to fill the new reservoirs.
Hoping for a miracle, praying for rain
I find it interesting that Bruce Lightner keeps getting coverage and interviews related to his website authorship (and not the issues). Has he shown up to any candidate forums? I'm happy to hear his wife endorses him. For the record, I endorse Louis Rodolico, another candidate in District 1. (And coincidentally, my husband). He's still looking forward to his first interview with VOSD. You can read his issues on *his* website (not borrowed from any other candidate): louisrodolico.com