Contribute to My Campaign Debt Relief Effort
Right or wrong, political campaigns don't run on air – they run on money. And despite your overwhelming generosity during my D-6 race, our committee remains in debt. We ran an energized, competitive, professional effort in a district we knew was far more voter-friendly than what outside observers presumed it to be, but lacked the institutional support my opponent and other campaigns had access to. If you can, make an on-line contribution today, or contact me about how you can make a more sizable contribution to our debt relief effort through May.
A Stunning Conservation Victory, Years in the Making
The news is so good it's hard to believe, but the biggest public lands bill in a decade has been signed into law. Given the era we live in, where a snowball in winter passes for "proof" our planet's Climate Crisis is a hoax, the Natural Resources Management Act of 2019 is nothing short of an environmental milestone, and worth celebrating. Congratulations to everyone who worked for decades to bring these hard-fought bills to add and expand Wilderness areas and National Parks over the finish line. Read my full essay here.
Thanks to Times of San Diego for Featuring Gold Coast Drive
Thanks to Times of San Diego for running my piece on the disgraceful state of Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa in the wake of recent rains, laying bare the city's infrastructure neglect. While plans are underway to rebuild Gold Coast, in part due to my council campaign making it an issue, the emergency is now. The city should declare Gold Coast and other broken Mira Mesa streets like Parkdale, Port Royale, and Carroll Rd. emergencies now that our winter storms have further reduced them to shock-breaking holes and soupy gravel unsafe for cars, transit or bicycles.
Victory for Unity Slate Candidates in AD-77 ADEM
Congratulations to the AD-77 Unity Slate for working together to ensure a clean sweep at the AD-77 ADEM election in January. We look forward to serving as your California Democratic Party community delegates for the next two years. Thanks as well to IBEW Local 465 in Mira Mesa for hosting the election, and our neighbors and community advocates who also ran and participated in the process.
Thank You for Your Supporting My City Council Race
In 2018 we ran a lean, efficient, drama-free campaign for District 6 that remained competitive to the end with a field operation that spoke directly with our neighbors. I've been reminded every day since the election of the lives we inspired and the friendships we made. Even though we were outspent 8 to 1, we earned 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 throughout last year.