ADEM Elections Coming Up January 27
If you were a supporter of my campaign, I hope you'll support me as I run for my third term as a California Democratic Party delegate in the ADEM elections in Assembly District 77 on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The ADEM elections occur every two years, and will be held at the IBEW Local 465 offices in Mira Mesa at 7444 Trade St., San Diego, CA 92121. The ADEM election is open to all registered Democrats. If you're a Tommy voter, please come out and support myself and the other great candidates on our progressive slate – we'll post more details soon.
The Voters Have Spoken
We ran the best, drama-free campaign we could, and remained competitive to the end with a field operation that spoke directly to our neighbors and their concerns. Even though we were outspent 8 to 1, we received over 21,500 votes in the general election – a record for a Democrat in a District 6 race. In fact, my final vote total exceeded even that of the winning candidates in the D-4 and D-8 city council races. Thank you for your support over the last 14 months, and congratulations to Councilmember Chris Cate on his second term on San Diego City Council.
Make a Contribution to Our Debt Relief Effort
Right or wrong, political campaigns don't run on air, they run on money. That's why so much of our e-mail correspondence with you during the campaign was centered on donation appeals. Despite the generosity shown by so many of you, our campaign is in debt. And despite our capable campaign and a fertile, voter-friendly district, our effort was never able to gain access to the funding my opponent and other campaigns had access to. If you can, please make an on-line contribution or contact me for how you can make a more sizable contribution to our debt relief effort.
Chris Cate's Chief of Staff's Unprovoked, Unprofessional Tweet
We ran an energetic, transparent campaign for District 6. With minimal resources we put a competitive canvassing operation in the field, increased voter awareness and turnout, addressed difficult community issues head-on, took questions in multiple public forums, and spoke directly with thousands of our neighbors who were ready for change. So it was disappointing that Mr. Cate's chief of staff, days after the election, posted an entirely unprofessional and unprovoked remark that spoke volumes with a disdainful sense of entitlement.