Clairemont Democratic Club

America's Finest Democrats. In the Heart of San Diego!


Petition: Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Should Fire Staffer

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is under fire for racially-charged comments made by her staffer, Shirley Owen.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf is under fire for racially-charged comments made by her staffer, Shirley Owen.

The Holidays are almost over, but our friends at Point Loma Democratic Club have highlighted an online petition asking District 2 Councilwoman Lorie Zapf to fire her staffer, Shirley Owen, for racially-charged comments made earlier this month at our city’s inauguration ceremony for newly elected and re-elected members of the San Diego City Council.

From the petition: “On December 10, 2014, a group of protesters, including children, held a silent demonstration at the San Diego City Council Inauguration. The protest was against police brutality and to declare that black lives matter. The protest did not cause any disruption to the ceremony because it was held silently.  After the ceremony was complete 4 of 9 City Councils member commended the group of protestors on how respectful they were of the inauguration ceremony.”

As reported in a KPBS article, Zapf’s community staff member for Clairemont and Bay Park was quoted in reference to the protestors as saying, “f—— idiots with their hands up” and “I wanted to shoot them.”

If you’d like to join in signing, please check out the petition at Change.org.


Clairemont Democratic Voter Guide

slider2Ballots are out. Early voting has already started. Voters are casting their ballots now!

If you would like to vote early, and are not already a permanent absentee/vote-by-mail voter, you can take a short trip to the Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa and cast your ballot! The Registrar’s office is located at 5600 Overland Ave., San Diego, CA 92123. They are open Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

The two most important elections that are happening in our Clairemont community are for our 52nd Congressional District, and our 6th City Council District.

For Congress, 52nd District: Scott Peters

For City Council, District 6: Carol Kim

What about those other endorsements? We’ve got you covered!

From the San Diego County Democratic Party’s Endorsements page, please refer to the list below:
(* = incumbent)

Governor: Jerry Brown*
Lt. Governor: Gavin Newsom*
Attorney General: Kamala D. Harris*
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: John Chiang
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones*
Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson*
Board of Equalization, 4th District: Nader Shahatit
San Diego County Superior Court, Seat 25: DO NOT VOTE for Ken Gosselin
U.S. Representative, 52 District: District 52: Scott Peters*

San Diego Community College Board
District A: Maria Nieto Senour*
District E: Peter Zschiesche*

San Diego Unified School Board
District B: Kevin Beiser*
District C: Michael McQuary

San Diego
City Council 6: Carol Kim 

Proposition 1: YES
Proposition 2: YES
Proposition 45: YES
Proposition 47: YES
Proposition 48: YES


Clairemont Democratic Club Members Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Town Council

IMG_0012At this month’s Clairemont Town Council meeting, their Board members celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Town Council’s founding.

Several of our Clairemont Democratic Club members are also members of the Town Council, and attend their monthly meetings regularly to keep updated on issues in our community. Three of our club members also serve on the Town Council Board of Directors.

Our Democratic Congressman Scott Peters and our endorsed candidate for San Diego City Council (and club member) Carol Kim joined board members in the photo.

Congrats to the Clairemont Town Council for 60 years of community service! Here’s to another 60!


Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 14

bradweinrebportrait-240x300Announcing our next meeting for Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00pm.

Our guest speaker this evening will be Brad Weinreb, candidate for San Diego County Superior Court Judge — the only judicial race on our ballots this year!

Mr. Weinreb has been endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans, including the San Diego Lawyer’s Club, founded by our member Sarah Boot.

Meeting Location
Boomerangs Gourmet Burgers
4577 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

For food, drinks, and conversation please arrive early (6:00pm). If you’d like to join as a member, club dues for 2014 are $20. Come out and join us!

Also, connect with us on social media! Please LIKE our club’s Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @ClairemontDems


Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 9

AWPCAnnouncing our next meeting for Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00pm.

Our guest speaker this evening will be San Diego Planning Commissioner Anthony Wagner.

Meeting Location
Boomerangs Gourmet Burgers
4577 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

For food, drinks, and conversation please arrive early (6:00pm). If you’d like to join as a member, club dues for 2014 are $20. Come out and join us!

Also, connect with us on social media! Please LIKE our club’s Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @ClairemontDems


Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 12

 

spfcAnnouncing our next meeting for Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00pm.

Our guest speaker this evening will be Congressman Scott Peters.

Meeting Location
Boomerangs Gourmet Burgers
4577 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117

For food, drinks, and conversation please arrive early (6:00pm). If you’d like to join as a member, club dues for 2014 are $20. Come out and join us!

Also, connect with us on social media! Please LIKE our club’s Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @ClairemontDems