Last Chance to Contribute to Our Debt Relief Effort
We ran an energetic, competitive effort in a district that was far more voter-friendly than outside observers presumed, but lacked the institutional support my opponent and other campaigns had during the 2018 cycle. Your generosity and support has taken the edge off, but if you're able to do so, consider an on-line contribution before May 6th as we begin to close the Tommy Hough for San Diego City Council 2018 committee.
Pints With Tommy Reboot at Thunderhawk Alements
Our 2018 effort may be over, but from the looks of it you'd never know. Thanks to our friends, supporters and neighbors from Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Clairemont, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sorrento Valley, MCAS Miramar and all around San Diego for joining us to reboot Pints With Tommy at Thunderhawk Alements in Mira Mesa. Get signed up for our e-mail list so you don't miss the next Pints With Tommy – or anything else we're up to in the communities of District 6.
A Stunning Conservation Victory, Years in the Making
The biggest public lands bill in a decade was recently signed into law, and given the anti-conservation, anti-science era we're living 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 brought these hard-fought bills to add and expand Wilderness and National Parks over the finish line. Read my full essay here.
Times of San Diego Features 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 this winter's rains, laying bare the city's infrastructure neglect. We've been told again and again plans are underway to rebuild Gold Coast, in part due to my campaign making it an issue, but 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.
AD-77 Dems. Unite Group Coalesces Around State Party Delegates
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 also to IBEW Local 465 for hosting the election, and to our neighbors and community advocates who ran, voted, and participated. Keep up with the process at AD-77 Dems. Unite.
Thank You for Your Supporting My 2018 City Council Race
In 2018 we ran a lean, efficient, drama-free campaign for District 6 that remained competitive to the end with one the cycle's most effective field operations. I've been reminded every day of the lives we inspired and the friendships we made. Even though we were outspent 8 to 1, we won over 21,500 votes in the general election – a record for a Democrat in a D-6 race. In fact, my final vote total exceeded that of the winning candidates in the D-4 and D-8 city council races. Thank you for all your support!