February Meeting Speakers Update

 



Just in – Congressman Scott Peters, home while Congress is in recess, will join the PB Dems this Thursday to provide a personal update about his efforts in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear the Congressman in person!

Candidates Geneviéve Jones-Wright (District Attorney) and Dr. Michael McQuary (School Board) round out the list of featured speakers.

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6 p.m.
Pacific Beach Recreation Center

1405 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109

 

Congressman Scott Peters

Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego. First elected in 2012, Scott has worked across the aisle to fix a broken Congress and stand up for San Diego’s military and veterans community. Scott Peters currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he advocates for investment in basic scientific research, supports the military’s goals to enhance their energy security, and fights for commonsense healthcare reforms that work for families and small business owners. He also serves on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he advocates for improving the quality of care at VA medical centers, increasing collaboration in the federal government to end veterans homelessness, and encouraging the hiring of veterans for military construction projects.

Geneviéve Jones-Wright

A native San Diegan, Jones-Wright has served the County of San Diego as a Deputy Public Defender since 2006. In this capacity, she has represented clients charged with a variety of crimes and has spent over a decade experiencing the strengths and pitfalls of the criminal justice system. Her advocacy skills, passion, and sense of fairness have garnered her a reputation of an exceptional attorney and community leader. Read more about Genevieve here: http://www.joneswrightforda.com/about

Dr. Michael McQuary

Dr. McQuary is current the School Board representative for District C, which includes schools in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Linda Vista, and downtown. He has been Statewide President of the California Democratic Council, President of Mission Bay Rotary Club, member of the Rotary District Leadership Team, Logistics Coordinator for the San Diego Youth Symphony’s International MusiCamp Program, and a member of Rotary Peace Committee.  Currently, Dr. McQuary is a member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, Director of Pacific Beach Town Council (5 terms), member of the Pacific Beach Business Improvement District (Discover PB), and steering committee member of the San Diego – Panama Sister City Association. Dr. McQuary has assisted many educational projects supporting students and local schools. Read more about Dr. McQuary here: https://www.sandiegounified.org/michael-mcquary

Informative Speakers Scheduled for February

Our February Club Meeting will feature 3 outstanding speakers: Geneviéve Jones-Wright, candidate for District Attorney; Dr. Michael McQuary, District C School Board Member; and Jason Bercovitch from Congressman Scott Peters’ office. 



Thursday, February 1, 2018
6 p.m.
Pacific Beach Recreation Center

1405 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Geneviéve Jones-Wright

A native San Diegan, Jones-Wright has served the County of San Diego as a Deputy Public Defender since 2006. In this capacity, she has represented clients charged with a variety of crimes and has spent over a decade experiencing the strengths and pitfalls of the criminal justice system. Her advocacy skills, passion, and sense of fairness have garnered her a reputation of an exceptional attorney and community leader. Read more about Genevieve here: http://www.joneswrightforda.com/about

Dr. Michael McQuary

Dr. McQuary is current the School Board representative for District C, which includes schools in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Linda Vista, and downtown. He has been Statewide President of the California Democratic Council, President of Mission Bay Rotary Club, member of the Rotary District Leadership Team, Logistics Coordinator for the San Diego Youth Symphony’s International MusiCamp Program, and a member of Rotary Peace Committee.  Currently, Dr. McQuary is a member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, Director of Pacific Beach Town Council (5 terms), member of the Pacific Beach Business Improvement District (Discover PB), and steering committee member of the San Diego – Panama Sister City Association. Dr. McQuary has assisted many educational projects supporting students and local schools. Read more about Dr. McQuary here: https://www.sandiegounified.org/michael-mcquary

Jason Bercovitch

Jason Bercovitch in a Field Representative for Congressman Scott Peters covering immigrant and faith-based community outreach, international trade, Middle East foreign affairs, financial services and gun safety policy areas. Jason began as an intern in Representative Peters’ District Office in 2013 after working various campaigns during the 2012 cycle. Previously, he interned for Congresswoman Susan Davis while working as a financial advisor and loan officer at various local financial institutions. Jason has a Bachelor of the Arts in Business Economics with a minor in Political Science from the University of California- Riverside, and lived for much of his childhood in Puerto Rico, becoming fluent in Spanish during his time on the island.

Reminder: It’s time to pay your dues! Membership dues are due now and become delinquent in March. It’s easy to renew Click Here or bring cash to the next meeting. $25 Individual, $35 per couple, or become a sustaining member at $50 or a patron at $100.

 

Candidate Forum Results are In!

 

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The Pacific Beach Democratic Club Candidate Forum for City Council, District 2 was well attended. 44 club members and almost 60 people total came out to hear the candidates. Thanks to everyone who participated! Dr. Jen Campbell, Jordan Beane, Bryan Pease, and Jim Morrison, all passionate Democrats, each answered the questions and presented their case for why they were the one who deserved the club’s endorsement. Most of the discussion centered around affordable housing, STVRs, and their effect on homelessness and density in the beach area. After the Forum, club members engaged in a lively discussion followed by a vote. In the end, Jordan Beane was declared the winner of the PB Democratic Club’s endorsement for City Council, District 2. Congratulations, Jordan!

Reminder: Democratic Candidate Forum for District 2, City Council This Thursday

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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FORUM FOR SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCIL,
DISTRICT TWO AND ENDORSEMENT VOTE
Thursday, January 18, 2018
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pacific Beach Taylor Library

4275 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109
We will be hosting a forum with four announced Democratic candidates for the San Diego City Council, District Two seat that will represent Pacific Beach.

A vote to endorse in the race will follow the forum. The forum is a second general meeting of the membership of the Pacific Beach Democratic Club. While this event is open to the public, attendees to the forum must RSVP in advance as space is limited.  Only Pacific Beach Democratic Club members in good standing on December 19, 2017 can vote for the endorsement.

IF YOU DESIRE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, YOU MUST REQUEST ONE BY EMAILING THE PBDC NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018 AT NOON

Please attend this important event, your vote will count!

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Two District 2 City Council Candidates to Speak at our January Meeting



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p style=”text-align:left;”>Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Pacific Beach Recreation Center

Featured speakers: Dr. Jen Campbell and Bryan Pease, two of the announced candidates for the City Council, District Two.

From the campaigns:

Jennifer Campbell, MD, is a family physician, professor, businesswoman, and grandmother of nine. Her lifelong activity in the Democratic Party has included the local, state, and national levels. Some of her other community service here in San Diego includes teaching Integrative Medicine, serving on the Board and as Interim Executive Director of the Human Dignity Foundation, and as a Director of the Clairemont Town Council.She and her partner Suzanne live in the BayHo section of City Council District 2.

Bryan Pease is a public interest attorney focusing on government transparency and accountability, freedom of speech and assembly, and environmental, animal and consumer protection.

In the June 2016 California primary election, over 23,000 registered Democrats voted for Bryan to be their San Diego County Democratic Central Committee delegate, giving him the most number of votes in the county out of 73 candidates across six state assembly districts.

He has successfully fought for environmental and consumer protection, defended against employment and housing discrimination, and enforced the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.

In addition to running his own law firm, Bryan has taught as an adjunct law professor, inspiring law students to pursue public interest law. Bryan also regularly provides pro bono legal services to homeless veterans and small nonprofit organizations.

Bryan has lived and worked in San Diego since 2004 and is a resident of Ocean Beach.

Hope to see everyone at the January 4th meeting as we welcome our newly elected board members! Visitors are always welcome! This is also a good time to renew your membership or become a member if you haven’t done so yet. Let’s start out 2018 with a good turnout!

Just Announced: Democratic Candidate Forum for San Diego City Council, District 2

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January 18, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Pacific Beach Taylor Library

We will be hosting a forum with the announced Democratic candidates for the San Diego City Council District 2.

We need your help!
Please submit proposed questions you want to ask some or all of the candidates at the forum. All questions must be submitted by January 4th, 2018 to be considered for the forum. Please email your questions or deliver questions to one of our PBDC board members or better yet, bring them to the regular club meeting on January 4th. 

A vote to endorse in the race will follow the forum. While this event is open to the public, attendees to the forum must RSVP  in advance as space is limited.  Only Pacific Beach Democratic Club members in good standing on January 18 can vote for the endorsement.