Three Prosecutors Win Local Superior Court Seats One Race Unresolved
2020-03-04 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Starita and state Deputy Attorney General Pete Murray will face each other in a run-off in the November general election, since neither earned a majority vote in the Tuesday primary election.
Four seats were up for grabs because of the retirements of sitting judges. A total of 11 attorneys competed for the four judgeships.
The three outright winners maintained leads all night over their opponents as votes were counted. By early Wednesday, 100 percent of the vote in 1,860 precincts had been counted, according to the county Registrar of Voters Office.
Ialeggio, a deputy district attorney and in-house ethics adviser, won Seat No. 36 with 75.71 percent of the vote. Opponent Shawn McMillan, a civil rights litigator rated by the San Diego County Bar Association as “lacking qualifications” for judgeship, earned 24.29 percent of the vote.
The bar association had rated Ialeggio as “exceptionally well-qualified.” She was endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party.
Judgeships legally are non-partisan.
Also winning by a comfortable margin was Mody, with 56.83 percent of the vote. Competing with him for Seat No. 18, civil defense litigator Roberta Winston gained 43.17 percent of the vote.
Mody, a deputy district attorney in the family protection unit, was rated “well-qualified” to be a judge Winston was rated “exceptionally well-qualified.”
San Diego County Board Of Supervisors
This could be the year that Democrats become the majority on the nominally nonpartisan Board of Supervisors after a quarter century of Republican dominance. If two of the three districts up for grabs ultimately go Democratic in November, that party will have a 3-2 majority.
In District 1 in the South Bay, only Democrats are running. With Greg Cox, a Republican, termed out after 25 years, Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos faces state Sen. Ben Hueso and Nora Vargas, president of the Southwestern Community College governing board. Castellanos is the first in his family to graduate from college, and won a scholarship to study law at the University of Chicago, where Barack Obama was one of his professors. Huseo is a former San Diego City Councilmember who has served in the state Legislature since 2010. Castellanos is endorsed by the mayors of of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and Lemon Grove, while Hueso is backed by Rep. Juan Vargas, state Sen. Toni Atkins and Mayoral candidate Todd Gloria. Vargas is backed by influential Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez.
In District 3, incumbent Republican Kristin Gaspar faces two accomplished Democrats, Escondido City Councilmember Olga Diaz and Obama administration advisor Terra Lawson-Remer. Gaspar has emerged during her first term as a conservative Republican, notably on immigration, voting against a shelter for recent migrants and joining President Trump in Washington twice to show support for his policies.
Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign Of 1992
Clinton received sustained national attention for the first time when her husband became a candidate for the 1992 Democratic presidential nomination. Before the New Hampshire primary, tabloid publications printed allegations that Bill Clinton had engaged in an extramarital affair with Gennifer Flowers. In response, the Clintons appeared together on 60 Minutes, where Bill denied the affair, but acknowledged “causing pain in my marriage”. This joint appearance was credited with rescuing his campaign. During the campaign, Hillary made culturally disparaging remarks about Tammy Wynette‘s outlook on marriage as described in her classic song “Stand by Your Man“. Later in the campaign, she commented she could have chosen to be like women staying home and baking cookies and having teas, but wanted to pursue her career instead. The remarks were widely criticized, particularly by those who were, or defended, stay-at-home mothers. In retrospect, she admitted they were ill-considered. Bill said that in electing him, the nation would “get two for the price of one”, referring to the prominent role his wife would assume. Beginning with Daniel Wattenberg‘s August 1992 The American Spectator article “The Lady Macbeth of Little Rock”, Hillary’s own past ideological and ethical record came under attack from conservatives. At least twenty other articles in major publications also drew comparisons between her and Lady Macbeth.
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Thank you for visiting my campaign website. San Diegans have expectations for strong representatives at our State Capitol capable of putting our values into action. From Day One as your Assemblymember, Ive pushed hard for change that leads to solutions.
COVID-Recovery. Environmental protection. Homelessness. Job Creation and Small Business Support. Childcare. We need progress on issues that reflect the values and needs of our community. California stands ready to rebuild its economy and secure jobs, with health and safety protections afforded and clean air goals pursued.
Chula Vista City Council
There are elections for two districts in San Diego Countys second-largest city. In District 3, former Mayor Steve Padilla is seeking a second term on the City Council following the end of at-large elections. Padilla also serves on the California Coastal Commission. In District 4, incumbent Mike Diaz faces community organizer Andrea Cardenas, and small business owner Delfina Gonzalez. Cardenas has picked up high profile endorsements from Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and Nora Vargas, president of the Southwestern Community College governing board.
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First Lady Of The United States
When Bill Clinton took office as president in January 1993, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first lady. Her press secretary reiterated she would be using that form of her name. She was the first in this role to have a postgraduate degree and her own professional career up to the time of entering the White House. She was also the first to have an office in the West Wing of the White House in addition to the usual first lady offices in the East Wing. She was part of the innermost circle vetting appointments to the new administration. Her choices filled at least eleven top-level positions and dozens more lower-level ones. After Eleanor Roosevelt, Clinton was regarded as the most openly empowered presidential wife in American history.
Need Help On How To Vote For San Diego Judges Bar Association Offers Guidance
Eleven candidates are vying for four San Diego County Superior Court judicial seats on the March primary ballot.
But campaigns for judgeships tend to be low-key affairs, resulting in little information for voters.
Given the power and influence that judges have in our community … they’re making life-changing decisions every day in matters ranging from family law to criminal law, probate matters. Its something we want, to raise the profile of those races so that theres more information available, said Johanna Schiavoni, the president of the San Diego County Bar Association.
The Bar Association’s Judicial Election Evaluation Committee evaluates candidates on 15 factors, including experience, tolerance and lack of bias, fairness and objectivity, integrity and honesty, judicial temperament and knowledge of the law. The 21-member committee makes the evaluations based on information received from the candidates and other material submitted by Bar Association members and the public. It ranks candidates as exceptionally qualified, well qualified, qualified, lacking qualifications or unable to evaluate.
San Diego County Superior Court Judge Office No. 18
- CJ Mody – WELL QUALIFIED
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Primary Election Day March 3 2020voter Info And Assorted Links
|Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Election DaySee here for volunteer options to Get Out the Vote in our community.Friday, March 6, 2020 – Fire Drill Fridays – After 14 weeks of Fire Drill Fridays in Washington, DC, Jane Fonda and Greenpeace USA have taken Fire Drill Fridays to California! Theyre doing monthly Fire Drills on the first Friday of each month in different locations around California. In February, they came together with the Last Chance Alliance at Los Angeles City Hall to call on California Governor Gavin Newsom to step up on climate. Next up, theyre bringing Fire Drill Fridays to the heart of the oil and gas impacts in Wilmington, CA on March 6th, to send a loud and clear message that the health of communities and the climate are of far more importance than the fossil fuel industry! And youre invited! 11am at San Pedro City Hall, 638 S. Beacon St., San Pedro, CA 90731Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – VOTEFWD – Letters to get out the vote – 2:30 pm. For more info email Carolyn Shadle at Clean Elections Update – The next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 1, at 6pm, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Hillcrest.Come to our organizing meeting to share your thoughts on our plans ahead and where you would like to help. If you have any questions, call John Hartley @ 619-299-8870 or email at|
Benghazi Attack And Subsequent Hearings
On September 11, 2012, the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked, resulting in the deaths of the U.S. Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The attack, questions surrounding the security of the U.S. consulate, and the varying explanations given afterward by administration officials for what had happened became politically controversial in the U.S. On October 15, Clinton took responsibility for the question of security lapses saying the differing explanations were due to the inevitable fog of war confusion after such events.
On December 19, a panel led by Thomas R. Pickering and Michael Mullen issued its report on the matter. It was sharply critical of State Department officials in Washington for ignoring requests for more guards and safety upgrades and for failing to adapt security procedures to a deteriorating security environment. It focused its criticism on the department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs four State Department officials at the assistant secretary level and below were removed from their posts as a consequence. Clinton said she accepted the conclusions of the report and that changes were underway to implement its suggested recommendations.
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Health Care And Other Policy Initiatives
In January 1993, President Clinton named Hillary to chair a task force on National Health Care Reform, hoping to replicate the success she had in leading the effort for Arkansas education reform. Unconvinced regarding the merits of the North American Free Trade Agreement , she privately urged that passage of health care reform be given higher priority. The recommendation of the task force became known as the Clinton health care plan. This was a comprehensive proposal that would require employers to provide health coverage to their employees through individual health maintenance organizations. Its opponents quickly derided the plan as “Hillarycare” and it even faced opposition from some Democrats in Congress. Some protesters against the proposed plan became vitriolic and during a July 1994 bus tour to rally support for the plan, Clinton wore a bulletproof vest at times.
Failing to gather enough support for a floor vote in either the House or the Senate , the proposal was abandoned in September 1994. Clinton later acknowledged in her memoir that her political inexperience partly contributed to the defeat but cited many other factors. The first lady’s approval ratings, which had generally been in the high-50 percent range during her first year, fell to 44 percent in April 1994 and 35 percent by September 1994.
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Welcome To The Democratic Womans Club Of San Diego County
The Mission of the Democratic Womans Club of San Diego County is to promote the goals and ideals of the Democratic Party with particular attention to increasing womens political participation at all levels of elected and appointed office. Therefore, the Club will actively support Democratic candidates, contribute to party leadership, responsibility and harmony, and stimulate active interest in the Democratic Party, particularly among women.
We demand equality of opportunity, a level playing field and fair and equal treatment for all.
What Vosd Learned This Week
Hey, not sure you heard but THERE WAS AN ELECTION THIS WEEK.
The 53rd District congressional race is already drawing national attention because of the two candidates starkly different backgrounds. Measure C still looks close but might not meet the required two-thirds threshold so heres what happens next. Its not clear who will take the No. 2 spot in the mayors race, but heres what either possibility could tell us about where the city is at. Scott Lewis found a thread of consistency in voters apparent rejection of Measure A and B. And members of the business community are still trading barbs over Measure A even after its likely defeat.
Amid the election coverage and coronavirus panic, you might not have seen this well-reported and actually uplifting! story about an elementary school in City Heights thats defying the odds by closing the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students.
In less uplifting education news, residents are suing Poway Unified over its Prop. 51 state bond spending. And school officials are worried about the changes they might have to make under AB 5, since many of the coaches, instructors and other school workers they hire are contractors.
In other government news, the state law requiring companies to include a woman on their board of directors sure seems to be working in San Diego.
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San Diego City Council
Four San Diego City council members are termed out and one is seeking a federal office, so a large number of new faces are vying for traction in the primary.
In District 1, which encompasses the citys northwestern neighborhoods, Barbara Bry is termed out and running for Mayor. Firefighter and Navy reservist Aaron Brennan, community leader Joe LaCava, attorney Will Moore, tech executive Harid Puentes and small business owner Sam Nejabat are vying to fill the seat. Brennan stresses his understanding of public safety, LaCava his service on city advisory boards and civil engineering license, Moore his new ideas for boosting housing construction, Nejabat his desire to give back to the community, and Puentes his data-driven approach. The county Democratic Party did not make an endorsement, but ranked Brennan, LaCava, Moore and Puentes as qualified. The chamber of commerce endorsed Moore.
In District 3, where Chris Ward is termed out and running for the state Assembly, city budget analyst Chris Olsen picked up the chamber of commerces endorsement, but the county Democratic Party is backing nonprofit leader Stephen Whitburn. Also in the race are political strategist Adrian Kwiatkowski and Toni Duran, district representative for state Sen. Toni Atkins.. The district encompasses some of the most urban parts of San Diego, including downtown, Bankers Hill, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park and University Heights.
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Lawson-Remer is a Yale-educated attorney, economist and UC San Diego professor whose career includes projects for the United Nations, World Bank and Amnesty International. She grew up in San Diego and led the Flip the 49th effort to oust Rep. Darrell Issa in 2018. She has some very-high-profile endorsements, including Rep. Adam Schiff of impeachment fame, state Sen. Toni Atkins and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta. Diaz endorsements include Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, state Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath and many union locals.
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Whitewater And Other Investigations
Clinton was a subject of several investigations by the United States Office of the Independent Counsel, committees of the U.S. Congress, and the press.
Scrutiny of the May 1993 firings of the White House Travel Office employees, an action that became known as “Travelgate“, began with charges that the White House had used audited financial irregularities in the Travel Office operation as an excuse to replace the staff with friends from Arkansas. The 1996 discovery of a two-year-old White House memo led to the investigation being focused on whether Clinton had orchestrated the firings and whether the statements she made to investigators about her role in the firings were true. The 2000 final Independent Counsel report concluded she was involved in the firings and that she had made “factually false” statements, but that there was insufficient evidence that she knew the statements were false or knew that her actions would lead to firings, to prosecute her.
In March 1994, newspaper reports revealed that Clinton had earned spectacular profits from cattle futures trading in 197879. The press made allegations that Clinton had engaged in a conflict of interest and disguised a bribery. Several individuals analyzed her trading records, but no formal investigation was made and she was never charged with any wrongdoing.