August 12, 2005

Nota Politicas:

Running for Office:

City of San Diego

District 2:

Lorena Gonzalez has filed her paperwork to represent District 2, San Diego City Council. Gonzalez, an environmental attorney, highlighted her educational and professional experience and describes herself as being outsider with the dealings at City Hall.

Gonzalez is a graduate of Stanford University, Georgetown University Masters’ Program and UCLA School of Law. She has served as the Lt. Governor’s Senior Policy Adivsor and serves on the California State Lands Commission. Gonzalez is also active locally as the Vice-President of the League of Conservation Voters and on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood. She can be reached at (858) 736-7025.

San Diego Planning Commissioner Carolyn Chase is throwing her hat into the ring to run for the City Council District 2 seat in the November 8, Special Election. Chase is scheduled to file nominating papers at 9:30 a.m., Friday, August 12, in the city clerk’s office, 202 C St., 2nd Floor, San Diego.

Chase is the founder of the Earth Day Network and San Diego Earth Works, which stages the annual Earth Fair, observance in Balboa Park. The Earth Day event is the largest of its type in the world. Chase’s past experience includes: Move San Diego and Rollable Communities founder, San Diego Sierra Club chair, San Diego Environmental Advisory Committee chair, San Diego Citizen’s Task Force on Recycling member, City Waste Management Advisory Board chair; City Waste Reduction and Recycling Task Force member. You can visit her website at: http://www.chaseforcouncil.com

District 8:

Candidates campaigning to represent District 8 include: Ben Hueso, Dan Coffe, Luis Acle, and Matthew J. Moncayo. Remigia Bermudez is a potential candidate who has been gathering momentum lately and she may throw her sombrero into the ring soon. And on the outside looking in include Christian Ramirez and Pilar Arballo still weighing the pros and cons. Richard Babcock announced on Thursday that he would not be running for the District 8 seat.

City of Chula Vista

City Council

Running for the seat presently held by Patty Davis, who will be termed out, so far the only one who has officially announced is Rudy Ramirez. It may be that since the election isn’t until June 2006 the other potential candidates are sitting tight until after the November elections. Sitting on the sidelines there is: Russ Hall, Jessie Navarro, Dan Hom, Scott Vinson, and rumored to be contemplating a run is Cherly Cox.

Political Action

North County Unity Collecting Signatures Urgin Rep. Cunningham’s Immediate resignation

At its monthly general meeting on Saturday (August 6), the local political action organization North County Unity began collecting signatures for a petition calling for Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham to resign immediately.

Petition forms are available via their website at: www.ncunity.org/action.php.

For more information on North County Unity’s political activities, contact Matt O’Connor, at 619/647-9306.

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