Endorsements

Organizations:

  • San Diego County Democratic Party
  • California Nurses Association
  • Sierra Club
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • National Latino Peace Officers Association Advocacy
  • San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council
  • United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 230
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569
  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • UNITE HERE Local 30
  • Mexican American Business & Professional Association
  • San Diego CityBeat
  • San Diego Free Press
  • Run for Something
  • California Young Democrats
  • Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Elected Officials:

  • Scott Peters, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Juan Vargas, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Toni Atkins, President Pro Tempore, California State Senate
  • Christine Kehoe, California State Senate (ret.)
  • Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, California State Assembly
  • Todd Gloria, California State Assembly
  • Marc Berman, California State Assembly
  • Nathan Fletcher, California State Assembly (ret.)
  • Mary Salas, Mayor, Chula Vista
  • Mara Elliott, City Attorney, San Diego
  • David Alvarez, City Council, San Diego
  • Barbara Bry, City Council, San Diego
  • Chris Ward, City Council, San Diego
  • David Arambula, City Council, Lemon Grove
  • Tasha Boerner Horvath, City Council, Encinitas
  • Lesa Heebner, City Council, Solana Beach
  • Jennifer Mendoza, City Council, Lemon Grove
  • Colin Parent, City Council, La Mesa
  • Cori Schumacher, City Council, Carlsbad
  • Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, City Council, National City
  • Mark West, City Council, Imperial Beach
  • Dwight Worden, City Council, Del Mar
  • Steve Castaneda, City Council, Chula Vista (ret.)
  • Roberto Alcantar, Board of Trustees, Southwestern Community College District
  • Kevin Beiser, Board of Trustees, San Diego Unified School District
  • Peter Sellers, Board of Education, Poway Unified School District
  • Peter Zschiesche, Board of Trustees, San Diego Community College District
  • Mark Gracyk, Board of Directors, Helix Water District
  • Dave Butler, San Diego County Assessor / Recorder / Clerk (ret.)

Community Leaders:*

  • Gil Cabrera, Chair, San Diego Convention Center
  • Rafael Castellanos, Chair, Port of San Diego
  • Chris Clark, President, North Park Community Association
  • Diane Coombs, President, San Diegans for Managed Growth
  • Audie de Castro, Honorary Consul of the Philippines for San Diego County
  • Jess Durfee, past Chair, San Diego County Democratic Party
  • Sean Elo, President, San Diego County Young Democrats
  • Debbie Espe, Chair, Chula Vista Charitable Foundation
  • Joe LaCava, past Chair, San Diego Community Planners Committee
  • Gretchen Newsom, President, Ocean Beach Town Council
  • Ashley Rodriguez, Chair, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network San Diego
  • David Seto, President, San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association
  • Alberto Velasquez, Chair, Otay Mesa Nestor Community Planning Group
  • Davin Widgerow, past Chair, Sierra Club San Diego
  • Eden Yaege, President, Clairemont Town Council

* Titles are used for identification purposes only and do not imply organizational endorsement.

Democratic Clubs:

  • Clairemont Democratic Club
  • Chicano Democratic Association
  • Democratic Club of Carlsbad and Oceanside
  • Democratic Club of Vista
  • Democratic Woman's Club of San Diego County
  • La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club
  • Lake San Marcos Democratic Club
  • North County Latino Democrats
  • Pacific Beach Democratic Club
  • Progressive Democrats of America - California
  • San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action
  • San Diego County Young Democrats
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • San Diego Labor Democratic Club
  • San Diego Progressive Democratic Club
  • Torrey Pines Democratic Club
  • UCSD College Democrats
  • Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego County

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In the News: June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018: San Diego Free Press: Documents Suggest Favoritism on San Diego County Property Tax Appeals by Assessor’s Office. It pays to have friends in high places, especially when it comes time to appeal property tax assessments in San Diego County, according to documents released via the California Public Records Act and provided to the San Diego Free Press. These documents, along with a careful analysis of campaign finance records and personal financial disclosures, suggest favoritism has been a factor in reducing the tax burdens of those with connections to County Assessor Ernest Dronenburg. A major local corporation, along with a longtime campaign contributor’s family, were among the beneficiaries, thanks to a seeming lack of interest in challenging appeals by the agency responsible for such matters. Because there was no push-back by the County, the assessment appeals process was effectively manipulated, paving the way for significant reductions in property values for Qualcomm, the largest property taxpayer in San Diego County.
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In the News: May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018: San Diego CityBeat: CityBeat's Election Endorsements. In case you missed it, we wrote a feature on ethics attorney Matt Strabone, who’s running to unseat longtime incumbent Assessor Ernest Dronenburg. The latter is banking on voter indifference to his multiple controversies (anti-gay marriage, campaign finance violations, reckless spending, etc.). Don’t be indifferent, as this race will be decided in this election. Matt Strabone is ready for the job and will be a valuable public servant in this important office that’s in charge of property taxes, property value assessments and more.
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