Jess Durfee, newly retired San Diego Democratic Party Chairman, addressed members of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club at their monthly meeting this past Saturday. Jess began by recalling what goals he had established for himself when he first took the position back in 2004 and as he read through them all it quickly became apparent that he more than succeeded in achieving all of them.
Before Jess’s presentation, he invited Dave Roberts to also address the club. Dave thanked the club for its endorsement and …
I want to personally thank everyone who came out to vote in Escondido on Saturday for the Lake San Marcos endorsed slate for delegates to the Democratic State convention. Everyone won!!
FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD: BETTY BALL
FOR STATE DELEGATES:
MARGARET (Peg) MITCHELL
PIA HARRIS EBERT
WILLIAM JAYNES and
JAMES (Herb) HERBINAUX
All of these individuals will be attending the State Democratic Convention as Delegates thanks to you all who took the time to come early to vote, paid your $5.00, and elected the whole slate. Thanks also to …
I recently received a request to sign a petition calling for The Board of Directors of the 22nd Agricultural District, which controls the Del Mar Fairgrounds, to cease any new gun show contracts now and in the future. This effort is in response to the recent tragic shooting of children in Connecticut. While my initial response to this petition was spontaneously supportive, the gun control debate has reached critical mass and I feel it is important to thoroughly think through the issue.
I hope your holidays have been ones that refreshed and invigorated you and your family and friends.
As you may know, our East County Democratic Club (ECDC) has lost a co-president, John Martes. His wife, Gloria Martes, first vice president, kindly sent an invitation to a celebration of his life on January 5, at the Elks Lodge in El Cajon. The room was completely filled, and many had to remain outside in the hall area. It was truly a fine celebration of John’s life. Both family and friends made laudatory comments about his unusual record of accomplishments and generous acts of kindness. We all miss him.
Please complete our Member Survey before our next meeting if you have not done so already. We will review survey results at our Board Retreat in early March and then report back to you at our March meeting with action steps.