Please join us on Saturday, December 1 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Joyce Beers Community Center to celebrate the upcoming holidays. We will briefly hear from Howard Waye, Esq. about the encouraging blue wave election results. Our new club officers will be sworn in as well.
The club will be providing tamales and beverages. Please bring a side dish. Cost is $5.00 if bringing a dish or $10.00 without. Many members’ dues are due at this time too! ($20.00 per person, $30 per couple)
Our own Dr. Jen did the impossible, the improbable, and defeated Trump Republican Lorie Zapf, and it wasn’t even close!
With 100% of precincts reporting, Jen Campbell won by 12 points!
On behalf of the Clairemont Democratic Club, a club that you helped get off the ground several years ago, we are so proud of you! Congratulations!
Given all of the other results, we can review those successes and celebrate those victories at our next club meeting on Tuesday, November 13th. We have invited Andy Keatts with Voice of San Diego to discuss some of the big election results locally.
If you would like to join, or renew your club membership ($20 dues), please do so on our membership page. You may also renew at the meeting. Or, if you would prefer to mail a check, here is our PO Box information:
Clairemont Democratic Club
PO Box 178846
San Diego, CA 92117
It is our shared responsibility to ensure that people are informed, educated, and not mystified by stage craft, economic bribery or the feeling of helplessness. We have so many exciting things in store for our Clairemont Democratic Club members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our meetings and events.
Nationally, with several races still yet to be called, it is a foregone conclusion that we won the House of Representatives.
The U.S. Senate is an entirely different conversation.
Several club members traveled to Nevada a few weeks ago to canvass for Jacky Rosen, and we’re happy to say we did our part there. Congratulations to Senator-elect Rosen!
Statewide, Gavin Newsom was elected Governor, and we elected the first woman Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis.
Xavier Becerra, Alex Padilla, Betty Yee, and Fiona Ma were all easily elected and re-elected, respectively.
LGBT history is being made, as Ricardo Lara looks to become the first statewide LGBT elected official in California as our next Insurance Commissioner!
The only statewide candidate whose election may come down to the wire with soon-to-be-counted provisional and absentee ballots is Tony Thurmond. Unfortunately, he is trailing in his election for Superintendent for Public Instruction.
It looks like we have taken back our two-thirds super-majority in the State Senate with the possible elections of current Assemblymember Anna Caballero, and health care advocate Melissa Hurtado in Central Valley elections. A handful of elections look like they may come down to the wire in the State Assembly, however Democrats will maintained their super-majority status — it’s just a question of how many more seats will it be.
Locally, Mike Levin has won the hotly contested 49th Congressional District race, and Tasha Boerner Horvath has won the 76th Assembly District race. With 80% of the precincts reporting and still plenty of votes, provisionals, and absentees left to count, Sunday Gover is slightly behind in the 77th Assembly District.
Nathan Fletcher was overwhelmingly elected the the County Board of Supervisors, and Matt Brower unseated controversial birther judge Gary Kreep!
The biggest story of the night has to be the unexpected races for the San Diego City Council!
This election in San Diego was a change election. Simply historic.
Longtime club member Dr. Jen Campbell trounced Trump Republican Lorie Zapf by a resounding 11-point victory, on her way to become the THIRD LGBT member of the San Diego City Council!
San Diego will have more LGBT members of our city council than any other major American city, outside of New York and Chicago. Words can’t describe how groundbreaking this is.
It also means we have won a veto-proof super-majority on the San Diego City Council — something that may give Mayor Faulconer major heartburn in his final two years in office.
Also, it appears that our club’s endorsed candidate Monica Montgomery pulled off a victory against City Council President Myrtle Cole in District 4! Monica is currently ahead by 9 percentage points.
It’s important to note that no city council incumbent has been defeated in San Diego in over 25 years.
Last night, two went down to defeat and likely for similar reasons. Those communities have spoken and had their voice heard loud and clear — they wanted change!
In another hotly-watched campaign, longtime club member Vivian Moreno is ahead in her bid for City Council in District 8. She fought a tough race against hard odds, and unnecessary negative ads from our own party. Vivian is a fighter. She won, and she’s going to be dynamite on city council.
On Voice of San Diego’s elections podcast the money quote was: “You know what one group really got this right? That San Diego Democrats for Equality club. They picked Vivian, Monica Montgomery, and Jen Campbell and helped recruit her for that race.”
Our club got these elections right, when so many others were unsure or hedged their bets.
Elsewhere throughout the county, our endorsed candidate Craig Milgrim becomes the FIRST LGBT elected to the San Diego Community College District. Sean Elo is also slightly ahead in his race.
Carlsbad: our endorsed LGBT candidate Cori Schumacher is behind in her Mayor’s race, but there’s an incomplete count of the votes.
Encinitas: our endorsed LGBT candidate Joe Mosca is leading for city council in District 4.
Imperial Beach: our endorsed candidates Serge Dedina was overwhelmingly re-elected as Mayor, and Paloma Aguirre looks like she has been elected to an open seat.
La Mesa: With an incomplete count as of now, it’s a mixed bag for our endorsed candidates. It looks like Dr. Akilah Weber has been elected, but we are hopeful that Dave Myers can come from behind to take the second seat, and become the FIRST LGBT elected official in East County.
National City: our endorsed candidate Alejandra Sotelo-Solis is leading for Mayor. Despite an incomplete count as of yet, Mona Rios and Jose Rodriguez still have a shot to come in the top two for both city council seats.
One of our club’s priority measures — Measure D — which would follow the city in forcing top-two elections for countywide offices into November elections, was overwhelmingly passed by voters.
Measure E (SoccerCity) went down in flames, and Measure G (SDSU West) looks like it passed.
We can’t overstate how amazing some of these results are.
Congratulations to all those who ran, and a BIG thank you to all those who stepped up to run.
San Diego Democrats for Equality
Dear friends and members of the Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club,
Our meeting is on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30.
We will take that evening to review the Mid-term election, celebrate our wins and gear up for the road ahead! Please join us for chance to plan for the new year, as no matter what the out comes may be there will still be much work to do in our community!
Our location is Monte Vista Village, 2211 Massachusetts Ave, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. We will be meeting in the Dining Hall, which is near the long driveway you can see from Massachusetts Ave. You can park in the driveway or on the street.
Spring Valley Lemon Grove Democratic Club
Propositions and Ballot Measures November 3rd, 2018
The Coronado Democratic Club will hold its General Membership Meeting on Saturday, November 3 in the Winn Room at the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue. Social time with coffee and healthy snacks begins at 10:30 am, followed by the business meeting at 11:00 am.
Are you confused by some of the measures on the ballot? Why does the advertising seem to be unrelated to the issues addressed by the propositions? Whose money is behind the campaigns for and against them? We have, within our club membership, experts in many of the areas addressed by the measures. They will try to clarify for the rest us what the intentions of the proponents and opponents of each State and County proposition actually are.
We’ll hold our meeting in a round-table format. To keep it orderly, speaking request forms (probably just a blank piece of paper) will be distributed prior to the business portion of the meeting. As each proposition comes up for discussion, the chair will ask for persons who are for and against to speak, in alternating order, until the time allotted for each issue has expired.
Some of the many reasons we have a Democratic Club is to educate our members and the community at large, and provide them with an additional channel to participate in our democracy. We also exist to help elect Democrats to public office. In that regard, after our meeting, those members who desire to do so are asked to devote a few hours that afternoon to participating in final get-out-the-vote drives on behalf of some of our Democratic candidates for Congress whose races are too close for comfort. We look forward to the participation of as many members as possible.