Monday, October 18, 2010
YOUR ELECTION INFORMATION RESOURCE
2010 NOVEMBER ELECTION VOTE VALUES
We have compiled a list of resources below to make it easier for you to do your homework and decide how to vote your values. Several strong Christians have weighed in to help in making these decisions. Sadly, in some cases clear candidate values were muddy. However, we do hope this helps you contrast, compare and make prayerful decisions as you consider God’s non-negotiable moral values and stand with him.
CHRISTIANS CAN INFLUENCE AMERICAN VALUES - NOW MORE THAN EVER
1. Vote and Vote Values - Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage
2. Help 10 Others Get Registered to vote
3. Volunteer to Help a Worthy Candidate
4. Donate $25.00 to Support a Worthy Candidate
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Oct 26, 2010 - Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot
Nov 2, 2010 - Election Day Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Registrar of Voters Office is open for voting 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.
SD Country Registrar of Voters
NOTE: If you forgot to mail your ballot, you may hand-deliver your ballot to your local polling location or registrar of Voters Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
THE ANSWERS YOU NEED ARE IN THESE WEBSITES. SO DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
CONTRAST AND COMPARE!
California Pro Life Council
So Cal Pro Life Voter Guide
(Note: You have to actually cast a NO vote to unseat a judge. Be clear on this. Cast a NO vote.)
COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Family Voter Info Guide
(Guides are available for pick up at most churches)
Robyn Nordell’s Conservative California Election
Craig Huey’s Election Forum
Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Information
California Family Policy Council
Christian Voter Guide
Citizen Link Voter
TRELLIS PICKS (NEW! SEE BELOW FOR RECOMMENDATIONS)
Kacer Calls - Christian Citizenship Council
Tom McClintock Picks
CANDIDATE VOTING RECORDS:
On The Issues
Project Vote Smart
MULITLINGUAL - NON-PARTISAN ELECTION INFO: Easy Voter
OFFICIAL CALIF. STATE ELECTION INFO
Official State Voter Info Guide
Official State Elections and Voter Info
PARTY PLATFORMS COMPARED
REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRATIC, LIBERTARIAN
Republican Voter Guide
California Republican Assembly Endorsements
Democratic Party Voter Guide
Libertarian Party California
ELECTION FORUMS - Bring ballots and learn from the experts
October 24, (Sunday) 2-4pm, At San Diego Marketplace, 1755 Euclid Ave., SD 92105 - Meet in person candidates running for office. Hosted by Mary Moran and more...
18 October (Monday): Horizon Christian Fellowship is hosting a "State-wide Proposition Presentation" by Frank Kacer from 7:00-9:00 pm (5331 Mt. Alifan Drive; San Diego; 92111; in the cafeteria).
19 October (Tuesday): At The Rock Church (2277 Rosecrans St. San Diego, CA 92106) "State-wide Proposition Presentation" by Frank Kacer from 7:00-9:00 pm. Contact Alana Sorensen for details and specific location at email@example.com
24 October (Sunday): Rancho Del Rey Christian Church is hosting a "State-wide Proposition Presentation" by Frank Kacer from 7:00-9:00 pm (3132 Tiger Run Ct.; Suite G-105; Carlsbad; 92010). Contact Chris White for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
17 October (Sunday): Grace Bible Church (655 West 11th Avenue; Escondido; 92025) "State-wide Proposition Presentation" from 7:30-8:30 pm. Contact Frank Kacer for more information at email@example.com
TRELLIS GROUP - Candidates and Propositions
The Trellis Group is comprised of Christian conservative women who represent a diverse ethnic and religious background, and believe in the values and principles of our founding fathers. The candidates and propositions have been vetted by Trellis according to certain essentials which are listed below and in line with those same principles of our founding fathers.
ESSENTIALS: Our litmus test in vetting candidates. Look for this sign ü or yes/no for judges
Pro-Life. Do they believe in life beginning at conception, and ending at natural death? Will they vote pro-life? Will they vote to overturn Roe v. Wade? Will they vote against embryonic stem cell research? Will they vote against euthanasia and cloning bills? We have allowed for the narrow exception of abortion in the case of rape, incest or risk of life of the mother if there was not a 100% pro-life candidate available.
Pro-Family. Do they believe that marriage is between a man and a woman? Will they vote to uphold traditional marriage? Will they uphold parental rights?
Pro-Constitutional. Will they strictly abide by a strict interpretation of the Constitution? Will they enforce border security, and vote against amnesty? Will they uphold religious liberties?
Pro Fiscal Responsibility. Do they believe in small government, and lowering taxes? Will they work to reform welfare? Do they believe in personal fiscal responsibility?
Upholding John 15: “Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”
Important to Read the Trellis Disclaimer, below the Propositions.
November 2, 2010 Ballot for San Diego County
Edmund Brown – D
Meg Whitman – R
No selection – both candidates are pro-choice including support of taxpayer-funded abortion.
Abel Maldonado – R
Gavin Newsom – D
ü Karen England – R (write in candidate)
Secretary of State
ü Damon Dunn – R
Debra Bowen – D
John Chiang – D
ü Tony Strickland – R
Bill Lockyer – D
ü Mimi Walters – R
Kamala Harris – D
Steve Cooley – R
ü Mike Villines – R
Dave Jones – D
State Supt. of Public Instruction
ü Diane Lenning (write-in candidate)
Board of Equalization*
State Board of Equalization – District 3
Mary Christian Heising – D
ü Michelle Steel – R
United States Senator
Barbara Boxer – D
ü Carly Fiorina – R
United States Representative – Dist. 49
Howard Katz – D
ü Darrell Issa – R
United States Representative – Dist. 50
Francine Busby – D
Brian Bilbray – R
United States Representative – Dist. 51
Bob Filner – D
ü Nick Popaditch – R
United States Representative – Dist. 52
ü Duncan Hunter – R
Ray Lutz – D
United States Representative – Dist. 53
Susan Davis – D
ü Michael Crimmins – R
State Senator – Dist. 36
Paul Clay – D
ü Joel Anderson – R
State Senator – Dist. 38
ü Mark Wyland – R
Gila Jones – D
State Senator – Dist. 40
ü Brian Hendry – R
Juan Vargas – D
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 66
ü Kevin Jeffries – R
Douglas Dye – D
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 73
ü Diane Harkey – R
Judy Jones – D
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 74
ü Martin Garrick – R
Crystal Crawford – D
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 75
Paul Garver – D
Nathan Fletcher – R
No selection – both candidates do not support Prop 8 – traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 77
Mark Hanson – D
ü Brian Jones – R
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 78
ü Rick Powell – R
Marty Block – D
Member of the State Assembly – Dist. 79
Ben Hueso – D
ü Derrick Roach – R
California Supreme Court
Tani Cantil-Sakauye no
Carlos Moreno no
Ming Chin no
Justice, CA State Court of Appeal – Dist. 4, Div. 1 (Y/N)
Judith McConnell no
Justice, CA State Court of Appeal – Dist. 4, Div. 2 (Y/N)
ü Manuel Ramirez yes
ü Carol Codrington yes
Justice, CA State Court of Appeal – Dist. 4, Div. 3 (Y/N)
ü William Bedsworth yes
David Sills no
Eileen Moore no
*Only Democrat and Republican candidates lis
San Diego County Candidate List
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE - OFFICE #20 Vote for 1
ü MILLER, JIM Attorney/Arbitrator
MONROY, RICHARD R. Deputy District Attorney
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS - DISTRICT #5 Vote for 1
GRONKE, STEVE City of Vista Councilman/Teacher
ü HORN, BILL San Diego County Supervisor/Rancher
ASSESSOR/RECORDER/CLERK Vote for 1
BUTLER, DAVID L. SD Cnty Assessor/Recorder/Clerk, Appointed
ü DRONENBURG, ERNEST J. “ERNIE” Taxpayer’s Advocate
CITY OF CARLSBAD – MAYOR Vote for 1
BERNARD, GLENN R. Retired USMC Officer
BLACKBURN, KEITH Carlsbad Councilman/Businessman
ü HALL, MATT Councilmember/Businessman
MEIER, WALT Irrigation Repair Specialist
CITY OF CARLSBAD - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
DOUGLAS, FARRAH Businesswoman/Planning Commissioner
JUBB, BILL Banking/Lending
ü PACKARD, MARK Incumbent
WANTZ, JON Business Consultant
CITY OF CARLSBAD - CITY CLERK Vote for 1
WOOD, LORRAINE M. Carlsbad City Clerk
CITY OF CARLSBAD – TREASURER Vote for 1
COMSTOCK, JIM CPA/MBA
ü O’REILLY, JOHN Investment Advisor Fiduciary
CITY OF CHULA VISTA - CITY COUNCIL-SEAT #2 Vote for 1
AGUILAR, PATRICIA Community Group President
ü BREITFELDER, LARRY Small Businessperson
CITY OF CORONADO - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
DENNY, BARBARA Coronado Councilwoman/Atty CA
ü METZ, DOUG School Trustee
OVROM, AL JR. Incumbent
CITY OF EL CAJON – MAYOR Vote for 1
GARCIA, JOHN “MIKE” Retired United States Marine
ü LEWIS, MARK Mayor, City of El Cajon
MINARICK, JOHNNEY P. Student/ Handyman
MOORE, TODD C. Retired Police Officer
MROZ, DARRIN Business Owner
CITY OF EL CAJON - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 1
CHUISANO, ANTHONY Retired/Dog Trainer
ü KENDRICK, GARY El Cajon City Council Member
MACOMBER, DRUMMOND “DRUM” Retired
SWAINSTON, DUANE “TREE” Manufacturing Supervisor
CITY OF ESCONDIDO – MAYOR Vote for 1
ü ABED,SAM Councilmember/Business Owner
BOLOGNA,JOE Retired Business Owner
D’ AGOSTA, TOM Businessman
ü DANIELS,DICK Mayor Pro Tem
CITY OF ESCONDIDO - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
BARRON, RICHARD C. Business Owner
CRONE, JIM Entrepreneur/Developer/Father
EVERITT, JASON Economic Development Analyst
ü GALLO, ED Businessman
MIRANDA, CARMEN School Office Manger
PFEILER, LORI HOLT Mayor
ü WALDRON, MARIE Small Businessowner/Councilmbr
CITY OF IMPERIAL BEACH – MAYOR Vote for 1
BIBBEY, MIKE Small Business Owner
ü FISHER, JACK Pastry Chef/Chocolatier
JANNEY, JIM Mayor/Business Owner
WELSH, JENNIFER Parent/Businesswoman/Artist
CITY OF LA MESA - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
ü ARAPOSTATHIS, MARK City Councilman/Teacher
DEAN, PATRICK Food Server
ü EWIN, ERNIE Councilman/Businessman
REED, BYRON Security Services Manager
RYNEARSON, KEVIN Graduate Research Chemist
SHIFF, IAN I. Security Software Executive
CITY OF LA MESA – MAYOR Vote for 1
ü LOTHIAN, LAURA Realtor
MADRID, ART Mayor
CITY OF OCEANSIDE - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
CROSSMAN, KEN Retired Sheriff’s Sergeant
ü FELIEN, GARY Oceanside City Treasurer
KERN, JEROME M. “JERRY” Councilmember/Teacher
LOWERY, CHARLES Oceanside Councilmbr/Businessman
MARTIN, REX Retired 911 Director
CITY OF SAN DIEGO - CITY COUNCIL-DIST #6 Vote for 1
WAYNE, HOWARD Deputy Attorney General
ü ZAPF, LORIE Businesswoman/Legal Reform Advocate
CITY OF SAN DIEGO - CITY COUNCIL-DIST #8 Vote for 1
ALVAREZ,DAVID Legislative District Representative
HUESO, FELIPE College Chairman/Educator/Attorney
CITY OF SAN MARCOS – MAYOR Vote for 1
ü DESMOND, JIM Mayor/Airline Captain
CITY SAN MARCOS - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
HANSEN, MIKE Businessman
HUNSAKER, MICHAEL Retired Engineer
ü JABARA, KRISTAL Planning Commissioner/Businesswoman
ORLANDO, CHRIS Councilmember/Businessman
ü PRESTON, MIKE Councilmember/Businessman
CITY OF SANTEE - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 3
ENRIGHT, JANET Retired Administrative Manager
ü GROCE, SHARI L. Aerospace Engineer
KALASHO, BEN Business Owner/CEO
MCNELIS, ROB Santee Business Owner
MINTO, JOHN W. Incumbent
QUALIN, ROCKY Business Consultant
REYES, RUDY Archaeologist/Scientist/Educator
RYAN, JOHN Longshoreman
CITY OF VISTA – MAYOR Vote for 1
RABEL, CHUCK Retired Manufacturing Executive
ü RITTER, JUDY Mayor Pro Tem
UHRI, PATRICK Businessman/Contractor
CITY OF VISTA - CITY COUNCIL Vote for 2
ü AGUILERA, JOHN J. Chairman, Planning Commission
BOOTH, MICHAEL Real Estate Investor
CARRILLO, MARIO Business Owner
ü COWLES, DAVE Retired Educator
ü DINNEL, MICHAEL “DOC” Podiatrist/Business Owner
FELICCIA, SAM Restaurateur
FLEMING, TOM Shoe Repairman
MILES, CARLA Vice President, HOA
GROSSMNT-CUY COM COLLEGE - SEAT #1 Vote for 1
BAKER, RYAN LEE
HIEL, EDWIN Community College Professor
ü PING, LELAND R. Preacher/Teacher
GROSSMNT-CUY COM COLLEGE - SEAT #2 Vote for 1
JUSTESON, DEBBIE College/University Instructor
ü KOLE, ORRIN Law Enforcement Officer
SOUTHWESTERN COMM COLL - SEAT #5 Vote for 1
DOMINGUEZ, JORGE Incumbent
ü MC LEROY, WILLIAM “BUD” Firefighter/Educator
MERCADO, JAIME Retired Principal
NADER, TIM Deputy Attorney General
CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL Vote for 3
BELL, JAY Construction Executive/Parent
ü PEARSON, RAY Businessperson/Parent
RODMAN, LISA Incumbent
ü TANNER, ANN E. Social Worker/Parent
WILLIAMS, VERONICA Business Owner/Parent
OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL Vote for 3
ABEL, BILL Retired School Administrator
ADAMS, LILLIAN V. Retired Educator
LACY, JANET BLEDSOE Family Law Attorney
ü WICHMANN, EMILY ORTIZ Bd Pres, Oceanside Un Sch Dist
POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL Vote for 3
BEATTY, KIMBERLEY PTA Board Member
ü DAVIS, MARC Businessman/Financial Advisor
GILES, TOM Business Owner
GUNDERSON, JOHN District Attorney Investigator
GUTSCHOW, TODD Incumbent
PIERCE, FREDERICK W. Student Housing Executive
RANFTLE, PENNY Incumbent
RODKIN, STAN Retired Mechanical Engineer
RAMONA UNIFIED SCHOOL Vote for 3
DOHM, RODGER Incumbent
LASLEY, KIM R. Business Owner/Volunteer
RAJCIC, JOHN Educator
ROSENBERG, DAVID S. Businessman
ü STOODY, BOB Incumbent
THELIN, JOE Parent/Computer Scientist
ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH Vote for 3
GARCIA, RANDY Appointed Bd Member, Esc UHS Dist
ü PETERSEN, JON Governing Bd Member, Esc UHS Dist
POPE, TINA Governing Board Member, Esc UHS Dist
GROSSMONT UNION HIGH Vote for 3
DIVINE, ROBERT B. “BOB” Businessman/Teacher/Coach
DIVINE, ROBERT B. “BRIAN” Teacher/Coach
HOY, RICHARD “DICK” Retired Teacher
ü KELLY,JIM Governing Bd Member, Grossmont UHS Dist
RIGGINS, DOLORES T. Pharmacist
ü SHIELD, ROBERT Teacher/President, Grossmont UHS Dist
SWEETWATER UNION HIGH - SEAT #1 Vote for 1
ü CARTMILL, JIM Governing Bd Member, SW UHS Dist - Seat #1
JANNEY, KAREN Retired Educator
RIVERA, HECTOR Community Volunteer
SWEETWATER UNION HIGH - SEAT #3 Vote for 1
ü MC CANN, JOHN Councilmember/Navy Reservist
PROVENCIO, LORENZO Retired Teacher
RIVERA, HECTOR Political Consultant
SANDOVAL, GREG R. Governing Bd Member, SW UHS Dist
ALPINE UNION SCHOOL Vote for 3
ü ARCHER, JIM Retired Labor Consultant
CARUTHERS, TIMOTHY L. Doctor
DICKIE, GLENN Business Manager/Parent
HENKE, GINA C. Board Member/Teacher
NEWCOMB, CHRISTOPHER J. Appointed Incumbent
PERRICONE, JOSEPH Local Area Contractor
WRAY, ERIC Board President, Alpine Un Sch Dist
ZENO, DANA Alpine Planning Group Member
CAJON VALLEY UNION Vote for 3
ALFANO, JANE CRUZ Incumbent
ü BARTO, JILL D. Bd Member, Cajon Valley Un Sch Dist
MARKLE, DEANNE Community Volunteer
OTERO, TAMARA Community Volunteer
ENCINITAS UNION SCHOOL Vote for 3
ü ANDRADE, EMILY Retired School Administrator
ü GRAY, CINDY Community Volunteer
JULIUSSEN, ALLAN H. Retired General Contractor
LISAUSKAS, SAUL Business Owner/Engineer
MARTORANA, SHIRA Small Business Owner
MC CORKLE, BILL Chief Financial Officer
ü SONKEN, GREGG Retired School Administrator
STRICH, MARLA Vice-President, Encinitas Union School Dist Bd
ESCONDIDO UNION SCHOOL Vote for 3
FRAGOZO, JOSE M. Parent/Electronic Technician
ü GARDNER, JOAN Governing Board Member
HRANEK, MARTY Educator/Parent
ü MOORE, ROYCE Governing Board Member
WOODS, LINDA Board Member/Homemaker
LA MESA-SPRING VLY SCH Vote for 3
ü DUFF, BOB Governing Bd Member, LM-SV Sch Dist
HALGREN, PENNY Governing Board Member
STEIGER, JAY Parent/Software Analyst
ü WINET, RICK Governing Bd Member, LM-SV Sch Dist
LAKESIDE UNION SCHOOL Vote for 3
BOTTER, ANTON Contractor
COOK, GELIA Business Owner
ü HOWE, KEVIN C. Retired Firefighter
LA CHAPPA, BONNIE Community Relations Director
SAN PASQUAL UNION Vote for 3
BURROWS, JENNIFER Registered Nurse
ü HANSEN, DARLENE Trustee/RN/Educator
JACKSON, BLAISE J. Governing Board Member
ü KELLER, BENNETT Management Engineer/Parent
SANTEE SCHOOL - SEAT #5 Vote for 1
FOX, KEN Businessman
ü PINA, GABRIEL J. Self Employed Bookkeeper
MC LEAN, DEE Retired Teacher
TRI-CITY HEALTHCARE Vote for 3
ü CASS, GARY L. CEO
GOUNARIS, DOREEN E. Strategic Planning/Marketing
HORTON, RANDY Certified Public Accountant
KELLETT, CYRIL F. Physician
LANDIS, IRA M. Appointed Board Member
SCHALLOCK, LARRY W. Bd Member, Tri-City Healthcare Dist
WAKEMAN, CHRIS Healthcare Business Owner
Insufficient information was obtained to make selections of candidates other than Gary Cass
19 Legalize Marijuana and Allow It to Be Regulated and Taxed.
20 Constitutional Amendment- Redistricting of Congressional Districts.
Removes elected representatives from the process of establishing congressional districts and transfers that authority to the recently-authorized 14-member redistricting commission.
21 Establishes $18 Annual Vehicle License Surcharge to Help Fund State Parks and Wildlife Programs and Grants Free Admission to All State Parks to Surcharged Vehicles.
22 Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the State from Taking Funds Used for Transportation or Local Government Projects and Services.
No position taken
23 Suspends Air Pollution Control Laws Requiring Major Polluters to Report and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions That Cause Global Warming Until Unemployment Drops Below Specified Level for Full Year.
24 Repeals Recent Legislation That Would Allow Businesses to Carry Back Losses, Share Tax Credits, and Use a Sales-Based Income Calculation to Lower Taxable Income.
25 Constitutional Amendment - Changes Legislative Vote Requirement to Pass a Budget from Two-Thirds to a Simple Majority. Retains Two-Thirds Vote Requirement for Taxes.
26 Constitutional Amendment - Increases Legislative Vote Requirement to Two-Thirds for State Levies and Charges. Imposes Additional Requirement for Voters to Approve Local Levies and Charges with Limited Exceptions.
27 Constitutional Amendment and Statute - Eliminates State Commission on Redistricting. Consolidates Authority for Redistricting with Elected Representatives.
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO LOCAL PROPOSITIONS
County of San Diego - A
Proposed San Diego County Charter Amendment to Ensure Fair and Open Competition for County Construction Contracts.
City of San Diego - B
Amends City Charter to Add Good Cause Requirement for Certain Terminations or Suspensions of Deputy City Attorneys.
City of San Diego – C
Amending Ordinance Number O-18568 (Prop/ M of 1998) Relating to Development of Pacific Highlands Ranch.
City of San Diego - D
If Financial Reform Conditions Are Met, Authorizes Temporary One-Half Cent Sales Tax.
City of Carlsbad – G
Shall the Charter of Carlsbad, California be amended to add Section 502 Retention of Benefits limiting increases in safety retirement benefits without an amendment to this section?
City of Chula Vista - H
Shall the ordinance to modernize the City’s 1978 Telephone Users’ Tax (renamed the Telecommunications Users’ Tax),
San Diego Unified School District - J
Emergency Teacher Retention/Classroom Education Measure. Shall San Diego Unified School District levy a Temporary 5 Year Emergency annual tax of $98/single family home, and taxes on other types of parcels? Requires 2/3
San Marcos Unified School District - K
Shall San Marcos Unified School District issue $287 million in bonds?
Julian Union High School District - L
Shall the Julian Union High School District be authorized to issue $2,100,000 in bonds?
Dehesa School District - M
Shall Dehesa School District be authorized to issue $5.5 million of bonds?
South Bay Union School District - O
Shall South Bay Union School District raise $1.7 million per year for four years through a parcel tax at a rate described in the voter pamphlet?
Encinitas Union School District - P
Shall Encinitas Union School District acquire, construct, upgrade, and equip school facilities by issuing $44,200,000 of bonds?
DISCLAIMER:Trellis selections for candidates are based on information that we were aware of as of October 11, 2010. The information was obtained by personal communication with candidates of one or more members of our group, review of voting records or recommendations by other individuals who share our beliefs on the same four essential issues. We have not carried out an exhaustive search of all issues for all candidates. We understand and acknowledge that any or all of the candidates may choose to change their stance on issues at any point or may not vote in accordance with their stated views. Any changes of candidates’ stance on issues since our review have not been taken into account. We have not updated our information since October 11, 2010. Trellis selections represent the personal opinions of the members of the Trellis Group.------END TRELLIS GROUP INFORMATION
FINAL NOTE: Think 2012! Bring Christian values back into our political parties - run for Central Committee. It is time to let your Christian voice be heard and values seen. Find out how easy it is! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe the Lord alone is Lord of the conscience and therefore each person is responsible before God and should vote their conscience. We are committed to helping people of faith engage the culture as “salt” and “light” by educating them on the importance of marrying biblical values with democracy. We seek to encourage all Americans of faith to exercise their civic rights and scriptural responsibilities. Register to vote, be informed, and prayerfully vote your own conscience. In part from www.ivotevalues.org
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Friday, September 10, 2010
We congratulate them! Let's work hard to elect them to advance conservative principles - life, liberty and pursuit of happiness while defending our US Constitution.
CRA endorsed candidates:
Duncan Hunter - 52nd Congressional District
Joel Anderson - 36th State Senate Dist
Brian Jones - 77th Assembly District
Orrin Kole & Leland Ping - Grossmont-Cuyamaca Comm College
Jim Kelly & Rob Shield - Grossmont Union High School
Mark Lewis - El Cajon Mayor
Gary Kendrick - El Cajon City Council
Shari Groce - Santee City Council
Bob Duff & Rick Winet - La Mesa Spring Valley School District
Gabriel Pina - Santee School Board
Kevin Howe - Lakeside School District
Jill Barto - Cajon Valley School District
Ronn Hall & James Peasley - Padre Dam MWD
Mike Anderson & Jon Lorenz - Lakeside Fire Board
Richard Augustine & Gary Kelley - San Miguel Fire Board
Lorenzo Provencio - Sweetwater School District #3
Prop A - support
East County CRA President & Frank Hilliker - President of Greater Santee CRA
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I’m Sylvia Sullivan, district resident, taxpayer, business owner and concerned citizen.
For this board, it truly is a time for choosing. You have a very exciting opportunity for our students. Before you, is a chance to make history for our district by naming the new high school after a transformational, inspirational and exceptional individual – Ronald Reagan!
And yes, I have an agenda, one that most in this room would support. The agenda is to promote all that will improve education and opportunities for our students.
Our beloved former President and California Governor was a very humble person. And he would not impose his name on a school. True, but the naming of the school is not so much for him but it is for our students. They deserve to be taught about our exceptional country that produces leaders like Ronald Reagan. They should learn about freedom, liberty and the joy of life he exuded.
As one whose family fled the tyranny and loss of freedom in Cuba, I especially appreciate his stands against evil and his successful triumph for liberty in the former Soviet bloc countries. He understood that “if we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”
Please do not allow misguided political correctness rob our children of this honor. Do not cave to such words as expressed by Robert Welch, Viejas Vice Chairman, saying, “Your actions will have an impact on our future relationship with this district.” Even such opponents had to admit that Reagan supported the Indian Tribal Gov’t Tax Status Act and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Yes, Ronald Reagan was a very strong supporter of local control. As the duly elected body for our district you should exercise the authority properly given to you by the people.
Let’s allow the new High School, our students, our community to have this honor. Let it be like a shining city on hill in Alpine –Ronald Reagan High School!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
It was a very lame attempt to distract from the point I was making. The editor, Don Sevrens,who wrote the piece, was very defensive about his errors as we spoke on the phone. The point was that on the issue of GUHSD naming the new high school, he rushed to judgement. His liberal knee jerk response was reflected throughout the piece. Just as he had not checked out the facts about me or Louis Russo, he failed to accurately portray the process of naming the new high school.
(my letter to the editor)
If today's U-T editorial regarding the Grossmont Union High School board's advisory panel is as accurate as the facts used to describe me, it's time for the editors to go back to school.
Contrary to what was penned, I do not live in La Mesa, or own a bookkeeping business nor am I a member of the Republican Central Committee. Three out of four incorrect facts about me, set the pace for inaccuracy in the rest of the editorial.
Examining the facts demonstrates that the Board is following a standard process and delegating the initial selection by the appointment of a panel of local concerned citizens. This hardly constitutes diverting attention from education. Simply performing a proper function of naming a new high school.
As for the Helix Charter High School issue, it is imperative that officials do what is necessary to keep our students safe from sexual predators. Again a very proper function of the Board.
East County parents, students and taxpayers appreciate these efforts. Furthermore, the editor is wrong again in representing participation in the political process as a kind of dirty word. It is our American system and no grounds to disqualify one from service to the community. In fact, the only place stirring up distractions and feuds is on editorial pages of the U-T.
Below is the lame response from the U-T:
For the Record
Editorial had out-of-date references
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 12:05 a.m.
• A Sunday editorial, “What’s in a name?/East County school fight diverts attention from education,” contained out-of-date references to the associations of Sylvia Sullivan and Louis Russo, appointees to an advisory committee helping to find a name for a new high school in Alpine. Sullivan is a former resident of La Mesa, former owner of a bookkeeping business and former Republican County Central Committee member. Russo is a former member of the Alpine Planning Group and San Diego Rural Fire District board. He lists his occupation now as a corporate instructional systems designer.
The Union-Tribune regrets the errors.
It is the policy of the Union-Tribune to correct all errors. To discuss accuracy or fairness of articles on the editorial and opinion pages, please write:
William Osborne, senior editor/opinion, (619) 293-1395, or e-mail:email@example.com
below is link to original editorial:
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Will the pro pot people care more about smoking pot than we do about the babies? (Their initiative qualified.) Please let it not be!
Join the California Republican Assembly, American Family Association, Concerned Women for America, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council, Dr Alveda King, Dr. Jim Garlow, Dana Cody of Life Legal defense and many more pro family groups and individuals in support of CHRA.
Time is short. Please take your petitions to your church tomorrow, Earth Day Fair, or anywhere decent people gather and get them turned in ASAP. Below is an update, a message from Mary:
Praise God, the California Human Rights Amendment is close to qualifying.
Thousands of petitions have arrived at the PO Box.
Each petition is being reviewed.
Each signature is being counted.
Each signature is vital.
We still need approx. 200,000 more signatures.
If each of us collect 20 more signatures.
Your effort will push the campaign over the top.
Can you please collect 20 more signatures?
Remember, this is a grass roots campaign. NO professional signatures are being paid.
Its up to each of us to own this campaign and ensure its qualification.
Can you help? Please go to www.californiahumanrightsamendment.com and download/print the petition or call 1 800 836 4937 to have petitions mailed to you.
Mail them in to the PO Box by April 20 - the deadline has been extended by a few days, April 20 is the drop dead date.
Thank you for your faithfulness. You've worked hard. We're coming down the stretch....
Please extend yourself one last time....for the protection and defense of the pre-born.
And please pray, pray. pray for the victory of this important initiative - all for His Honor and Glory
Love in Christ,
"In as much as you've done unto one of the least of my brethren, ye have done unto me." Matthew 25:40
Thursday, April 15, 2010
endorsements made at the SDCounty CRA,
April 14, 2010, endorsing meeting. Delegates
participated fromfive San Diego County CRA
units with Senate District Director, Frank Hilliker
presiding. Candidates must receive at least a two-thirds vote for
Duncan Hunter - 52nd Congressional District
Martin Garrick - 74th Assembly District
Bill Horn - Board of Supervisors #5
Jay La Suer - Sheriff
Jeff Olson - Assessor/Recorder/Clerk
Superior Court Judges:
Craig Candelore office #14
Larry Kincaid office #34
Bill Trask office #21
Chula Vista Prop G - support (pending State CRA confirmation)
Joel Anderson - 36th State Senate District
Bill Wells - 77th Assembly District
Congratulations to our great conservative candidates!
Now let's work to an exciting victory in June!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
My t-shirt tells what I think of Obama
What an experience it turned out to be! I was fortunate enough to travel to Searchlight, NV, hometown of Harry Reid for the Tea Party event.
Kylee, my 8yr old granddaughter loves Sarah Palin. She was very excited to come with me. We took a very no frills bus trip with about 40 other like minded concerned conservative citizens.
The plan was to leave from Santee on late Friday afternoon to stay at a hotel in Laughlin, NV for the night. The traffic was wild on the 15 so we got to the hotel around midnight. We didn't even care that the phone and TV in the room didn't work. It was straight to bed to get an early start on the big day.
The morning began on a great note as Kylee and I observed five bunny rabbits by the river from our hotel window. After breakfast, we loaded up on the bus heading to Harrah's next door for the Tea Party Express morning press conference.
We were disappointed when we learned that the hotel had rescinded its permission to allow the press conference to take place on its property. Didn't realize old Harry had that much clout.
So it was back on the bus as the winds kicked up, for the short trip into Searchlight. The caravan was an awesome sight as we got closer, patriots lined up as far as the eye could see. Each conveying the message that we the people will be heard.
Of course, the main message was to rid us of Reid! He had a handful of supporters waving signs and giving us the one finger salute. They had posted a line of Reid signs welcoming us to "his country".
We arrived and got off the bus to an amazing sight of thousands and thousands of people hurrying to get to a piece of the desert where the the program had already begun. They had come from all "57" states as Obama would say.They were of all ages, sizes, colors, and backgrounds, united in saving the nation from the slide into socialism. The estimated of the number of people ranged between 7000 up to 30,000. My guess is it was somewhere in the middle.
As we rushed toward the gathering, the winds blew, buffeting my sign. I grabbed Kylee, two heavy folding chairs, the snack bag, purse and sign as we made our way. As the cold wind cut through my light wrap, my arms ached. The thought entered my mind- what was I doing here? We could barely hold our signs and my feet hurt walking on the rocks, big and small. Guess wearing wedge heeled sandals was not a good idea. We walked and walked trying to find a spot to at least see the stage. (Later I realized there was a big screen but somehow I hadn't noticed it.)
At last we found a spot to set up our chairs in the crowd helping to block the wind. The sun had begun to warm things up a bit. The crowd was incredible. Everyone was courteous. Unlike some other types of public gatherings, I didn't hear any foul language.
The excitement exploded as Sarah Palin took the stage. Her inspiring words electrified the people as the crowd roared in agreement and appreciation.
Many terrific speakers followed including: Mark Williams, Roger Hedgecock, Andrew Breitbart, Joe the plumber, Chuck DeVore.
Some of the speakers referred to the media present admonishing them to simply tell the truth about the tea parties. We truly are a wide variety of American citizens united in the common goal of restoring adherence to the Constitution and sanity in the government.
The liberal media seem to have a difficult time believing that it is a genuine grassroots movement. During an interview with a newspaper reporter, he had an odd question. He remarked on the number of signs. then inquired if the signs had been given to the people! After I explained the reality before him, he inquired about my sign. He still found it hard to believe that we are for real unlike the left.
During the exhilarating experience in a sea of red, white and blue and American flags, I understood why we must make the effort and take the stand. Freedom isn't free. It never has been. I watched Kylee enjoy the thrilling day. She even made herself a couple more signs on her own. They said, "No More Taxes" and " Go Sarah Palin". So we will show up, speak out and fight for our God, family and country. In our own way, we will pay the price for our liberty.
(Below are some pictures I took on the adventure. If you scroll to the bottom and view them as numbered they'll be in the right order. I'm still learning how to post)
11. Kylee had a great time posing for
pictures and making some new doggie friends.
10. Also present and speaking were Chuck DeVore and Joe the Plumber.
9. People from all over came to
express their stand for our US
Const. and the American way of life.
8.There was tons of media present to cover the event as both pics show.
6. Fabulous creativity is on display.
5. In front of the Tea Party Express bus at Harrah's where the press conference that did not happen was to take place.
4. Getting ready for our group to load up on the bus.
3. My t-shirt says it all regarding Obama.
(pic is at top of page)
Saturday, March 13, 2010
|This is account of what happened at the initiatives committee meeting at the California Republican Party Convention this weekend. It is one reason that babies will continue to die.|
Albin Rhomberg, presented the parental notification amendment asking for an endorsement. It was endorsed. As I believed that it deserved the endorsement.
Then it was my turn to speak in favor of the party endorsing the California Human Rights Amendment. It is in the signature gathering stage and the CRP endorsement would have been helpful in reaching a different group of people. After I was done, Mike Spence said there was someone there to speak in opposition. It was the parental notification person, Albin Rhomberg. He is not a member of the committee or delegate or associate. I'm not even sure he is a Republican.
He slammed CHRA- the wording, time, place and scared the candidates by saying it would be bad for them in November. .
Then without any time given for me to respond or anyone else to ask a question. Someone tabled it. It was tabled until it qualifies. This blocked it from being brought before the whole convention. Where I believe it stood a good chance of passing. Since it was tabled, it could not be brought up on the floor. So I ended up giving out the
petitions and literature with a few helpers.
Afterwards, Mr. Rhomberg said he felt compelled since the pro abortion people would not. He claimed CHRA is bad for pro life and for the Republicans. He also said that there are limited resources available yet denied he was doing it to protect his petition. Although during his talk regarding the parental notification petition, he blamed Prop 8 for parental notification's loss last time.
I expect attacks from the pro aborts, it is quite another to be stabbed in the back by a so-called fellow pro lifer.
The result is division in the pro life movement and no coalition building -
Below is part of my presentation to the initiatives committee and you can check out the CHRA website: www.californiahumanrightsamendment.com/
There once was a time- at its beginning that this party took the lead for human rights in asserting that all humans, including slaves were persons entitled to all human and civil rights. Throughout our history we have been the party standing, leading the battles for such rights for all.
Today our party is called to lead in California by joining a vibrant personhood movement taking place in 40 states. The California Human Rights Amendment simply recognizes the fact, truth of the personhood of all human beings from conception to natural death.
I urge you to respond to this call by endorsing this effort not only because it is morally right and in the traditions of our party but because it is also politically wise.
1. It energizes the conservative base to activism and involvement since neither of the two major candidates for governor are pro life. Especially the young people ages 18-29, who are becoming increasingly pro life as shown in a recent Marist Poll that found that 58% of them described abortion as "morally wrong".
2. It highlights the dirty little secret that the African American community is targeted for abortion. African American Pastor Walter Hoye who leads the effort for CHRA in California gives as one of his motivations this fact. Although blacks account for only 12% of the US population they account for 37% of all abortions in this country. This is not by accident as a brief review of Planned Parenthood and its history would reveal.
There are those who say it can't be done. If we do nothing, they are right. I say if we work together, we can accomplish it if we commit to never quit until we succeed. How long did it take William Wilberfoce to end slavery in England - a lifetime, 45 years.
There are some in the pro life movement who oppose this amendment on legal and legalese grounds with multiple definitions of personhood. I believe that words mean what they plainly say without needing a lawyer to explain. We don't need to go down the road of "it depends on what the meaning of "is" is.
In this large pro life movement there are family squabbles from time to time. In the end we just want to save babies and no one group has a monopoly on how. I simply ask if you can't help please don't hinder or discourage this valiant grassroots movement sweeping the nation. Instead, encourage the people by endorsing the California Human Rights Amendment.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The candidates for Sheriff were up first. Jim Duffy and Bruce Ruff were present. Unit presidents, Frank Hilliker (Greater Santee Unit) and Sylvia Sullivan (East County CRA) ran the forum. Each candidate was given one minute for opening and closing statements. The majority of the time was spent in answering questions submitted in writing by the members and guests.
To be considered for endorsement each candidate had been mailed a questionnaire to be filled out and returned before the meeting night. CRA is committed to the importance of knowing a candidate’s core values and principles. The questionnaire also acts as a tool for accountability.
Ruff explained his refusal to answer his questionnaire except for one gun questions as,
“…the law enforcement member is not legally entitled to let their personal opinion about laws impact the enforcement of laws.” This was a new approach for Ruff, since he has answered our questionnaires in the past. The questions are designed to reveal the fundamental principles that guide the candidate. It would seem that he could reveal in writing, his views and still enforce the law.
Duffy was questioned about his support for hate crimes legislation and the adoption of children by same-sex couples. His explanation was he had added that his “oath is to support the law.” It became confusing, contradictory when he responded that he opposed abortion on demand and taxpayer funded abortions. Yet they, too, are the current law.
Duffy was asked in light of the illegal activity that takes place at the Gay Pride Parade, if he would be marching in it. He said that he had already marched in the parade when he became a candidate. He would continue to do so as Sheriff.
Bruce Ruff said he would not march in the Gay Pride Parade.
Both Duffy and Ruff expressed their support for the second amendment. They both disagreed with the methods of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Bill Gore and Jay La Suer were unable to attend due to prior commitments
The questionnaire scores were as follows: Bill Gore 0% (none turned in), Bruce Ruff 4%
Jim Duffy 81% and Jay La Suer 100%
Then the 36th District State Senate candidates were next. This included Kenneth Dickson, Greg Stephens and Jeff Stone. Joel Anderson was to attend but was delayed at another event. His chief of staff Collin McGlashen, spoke briefly on Anderson’s behalf.
Dickson, Stephens and Stone expressed strong pro-life and pro-family positions. All three stressed fiscal responsibility and agreed that Californians are taxed enough already.
Stone forcefully criticized Anderson several times regarding his campaign contribution sources and Anderson’s vote to confirm Abel Maldonado.
On a light but sad note, the candidates were asked if they had ever been accused of having an affair. This was considering the damage done to the Republican Party by Mike Duvall’s problems. Thankfully, they all answered -NO.
All four candidates answered their questionnaires and received perfect scores as strong conservatives.
The final part of the forum dealt with the 77th Assembly candidates. All four were present – Richard Bailey, Brian Jones, Christine Rubin and Bill Wells.
Early on, Rubin was asked about her support for adoption of children by same-sex couples. She explained that for the sake of the child who might end up in an institution, she favored such adoptions. This drew strong responses from Wells and Jones who stated that it was for the well being of the child that they opposed these adoptions.
In an unusual move Bailey said he agreed with Rubin also favoring same-sex couples adopting children. He stated he could not recall how he answered his questionnaire. A quick look revealed he had opposed it. In it he also opposed the Constitutional Amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. It also showed he supported physician-assisted suicide legislation.
Rubin was further asked about her support of medical marijuana usage as is currently allowed under Proposition 215. Rubin went into details of the many problems Proposition 215 has caused. When asked if she had changed her position to now opposing Prop 215. She confirmed her support for Prop 215.
All candidates described themselves as strong fiscal conservatives. Their questionnaire scores were as follows: Bailey 84%, Rubin 92%, Jones 100% and Wells 100%.
The evening ended on a positive note with many attendees joining and/or renewing their CRA memberships. They are looking forward to the next CRA event since this was an interesting and informative experience.
East County CRA President
Friday, January 22, 2010
The slaughter of over 50 million unborn children has unleashed unspeakable evil.
Complete loss of respect for life- dead babies found in dumpsters, trash and toilets
Partial birth abortions, infanticide, abortion as birth control, gender selection abortions
Women maimed physically, emotionally or dead at the hands of abortionists
Minors harmed by abortions without parental notification or non reporting of sexual abuse
Men using women by relying on abortion to avoid responsibility
Fathers denied any rights in deciding if his child lives or dies
The above list only begins to describe the ramifications of abortion on demand, at anytime for any reason and at taxpayers expense.
As we remember today all those lives destroyed by this infamous Supreme Court travesty. Let's pray soon all civil, human rights will be restored to the preborn. Lastly, may our actions find us diligent in this battle. May we not be ashamed when someday asked by our horrified children or grandchildren, "What did you do when they were killing children?"
I'll end with a plea.
Please Forget Me Not!
I’m so small, not easily seen or heard,
A baby, with no voice nor choice, so absurd.
Mother Earth has rights, animal rights, even criminal rights,
Yet they say it’s all settled, those Roe v Wade fights.
Baby condors, snails and whales have defenders,
I’m, a glob, a pregnancy by-product, what pretenders!
My blood is sought, for many dollars bought,
Who will cry out for me, please forget me not.
Be quiet, don’t bring up the thorny “A” issue
Don’t rock the boat for a little bit of tissue.
But I have no voice, no choice, nothing to say,
By their CHOICE, my life is taken away.
Mom, Dad, please let me live life and see days light,
Don’t let the womb be my tomb, I’m worth the fight!
My blood is sought, for many dollars bought,
Who will cry out for me, please forget me not!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Such shocking bloodshed from sea to sea
Hardened criminals thrive while innocent babies die
How can this be? Where is my country?
Again I looked around the land of the free?
A government stranglehold from sea to sea
A people overburdened by rules and sky high taxes
How can this be? Where is my country?
I saw what had been the land of the free
Gays and jihadists rage from sea to sea
While our faith and cross are held in disdain
How can this be? Where is my country?
Lawlessness stalks the land of the free
Hordes of illegals as far as the eye can see
Their rights trump those of rightful citizens.
How can this be? Where is my country?
I listened across this land of the free
To a President who bows, is so sorry overseas.
USA, some self hate, they just don’t appreciate
How can this be? Where is my country?
Then I heard the sound of hope in the land of the free
Many brave warriors willing to fight for you and me
Many Moms and Dads teaching children truths of liberty
So it can be. There is my country
Again there is rejoicing in the land of the free
The Lord was born to save and set us free
We must know and live our marvelous History!
And so it will be. At last, there is my country!