Clairemont Democratic Club

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State ADEM Elections — Tomorrow!

If you’re a registered Democrat, you may participate in the 2015 Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) that are being held in many State Assembly Districts throughout California. These meetings are where you elect those delegates — 7 women, and 7 men — to represent us at the upcoming 2015 State Democratic Convention in Anaheim.

For more thorough information, please check out the video below from the California Democratic Party.

Since Clairemont is located in both the 77th and 78th Assembly Districts, both ADEM Elections are being held tomorrow (Saturday), January 10.

For those club members and fellow Democrats who live in the 78th State Assembly District (represented by our Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins), there are four (4) of our club members running and they would appreciate your vote! Club members include: Curtis and Martha Page, Susan Guinn, and Rhoda Quate.

Some candidates are running on slates, some are not. You do not have to vote for a slate. You can vote for whomever you wish, but we hope you will include these four club members if you vote in AD 78. For more AD 78 candidates and statements, please check out the CA Democratic Party’s website here.

Here is the meeting location and information for the 78th Assembly District elections:

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For those club members and fellow Democrats who live in the 77th State Assembly District, there is only one slate being put forward by a host of different Democratic clubs, and it has also been endorsed by club members Carol Kim and Ryan Trabuco. For more AD 77 candidates and statements, please check out the CA Democratic Party’s website here.

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As a reminder, you do not have to vote for a slate. You can vote for whomever you wish. Below is the meeting location and information for the 77th Assembly District elections:

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If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Jen Campbell at 858.455.0024. Now get out and vote, Democrats!


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.


December Club News & ADEM Elections

No meeting this month, but we wanted to wish you all a very, merry Holiday season with your friends and families!

Gil Cabrera, Attorney and San Diego Convention Center Board Member

Gil Cabrera, Attorney and San Diego Convention Center Board Member

Our first club meeting of 2015 will be Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00pm.

Club memberships are due! If you’d like to join as a member, club dues for 2015 are $20.

We will conduct club elections of officers, and review how Clairemont voted in the 2014 November elections.

Gil Cabrera, attorney and Democratic activist, will be our guest speaker that evening. Mr. Cabrera will speak on How Democrats Can Win in San Diego.

For food, drinks, and conversation please arrive early (6:00pm).

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

ADEM Elections will be taking place in January as well. Every registered Democratic voter is eligible to participate.

The California Democratic Party is convening ADEMs on January 10 and 11, 2015, where 14 people (7 men / 7 women) from each Assembly District will be elected to represent their district for both the 2015 and 2016 State Conventions.

Since Claremont and Bay Park are split between both the 77th and 78th Assembly Districts, we need to be aware of the dates and times for our respective ADEM Elections.

For AD77 elections information, click here.

For AD78 elections information, click here.

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


Clairemont Goes Blue!

Clairemont CA52 2014The latest precinct-by-precinct vote tally in the hard-fought 52nd Congressional District campaign between Congressman Scott Peters and Tea Party’s Carl DeMaio, shows that our Clairemont community overwhelmingly supported Scott Peters’s re-election.

DeMaio was held to no more than 52% of the vote in his best-performing precinct, only winning five — two of those five by a small plurality. Meanwhile, Scott Peters won four Clairemont precincts with over 60% of the vote, and won everything else!

Congratulations, Scott!

For a more detailed look at the updated results, please visit the inewsource website here.


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!


Upcoming Events: September 2014

San DIego City Council District 6 candidate, Carol Kim

San Diego City Council District 6 candidate, Carol Kim

Hey, Clairemont Democrats!

Wanted to keep you informed of these two upcoming events, hosted by Rhoda Quate:

First up, there’s a Clairemont fundraiser for Carol Kim on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30pm. Minimum contribution is $100. We’d love to have you there in support of Carol even if you’re able to contribute a smaller amount.

With the minimum wage issue front-and-center on the minds of San Diegans, this election for Carol Kim is important!

For more information about the fundraiser for Carol Kim, please check out this flyer: Carol Kim Fundraiser Flyer 9-16-2014

scott-peters-finalFinally, there will be a house party for Congressman Scott Peters on Saturday, September 20 at 1:30pm. This is a perfect opportunity to turnout, invite your neighbors, and meet our Congressman.

Polls show Carol and Scott in close, margin-of-error elections against their Tea Party opponents, and they can’t win without a strong show of support from Clairemont.

If you cannot attend one of the events, please plan on attending the other. These are must-win races for our community!

For more information about the house party with Scott Peters, please check out this flyer: Scott Peters Meet & Greet Sunday 9-20


Campaign SuperWalk: Sarah Boot (San Diego City Council, District 2)

sarah-bootThis Saturday, Sarah Boot needs us!

Our fellow club member, and our party’s endorsed candidate for San Diego City Council in District 2, is hosting a Team Boot SuperWalk.

Come, bring a friend, enjoy the beauty of Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park in Pacific Beach – and let’s help Sarah start her ground campaign with a bang!

Event Details
WHEN: Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30am
WHERE: Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park (5115 Soledad Road, San Diego, CA 92109)

Please RSVP to let the campaign know you’re coming by clicking here.

Also, if you haven’t connected with the Sarah Boot campaign on social media, please LIKE the Facebook Page, and follow on Twitter @SarahRBoot

Council District 2 covers the communities of Clairemont (West of Tecolote Canyon, including Bay Ho and Bay Park), Morena/Linda Vista, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Midway, and Point Loma. For a map of District 2, we’ve attached that below.

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Campaign Kickoff: Carol Kim (San Diego City Council, District 6)

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Hey, Clairemont Democrats… it’s campaign kickoff time!

Fellow club member, and our party’s endorsed candidate, Carol Kim, is kicking-off her campaign this Saturday for the open District 6 seat on the San Diego City Council.

Special guests include our State Senator Marty Block, City Councilmembers David Alvarez and Marti Emerald, and San Diego Unified School Boardmember Richard Barrera.

To view the campaign kick-off flyer, we’ve attached that here: Carol Kim Campaign Kickoff Flyer

Event Details
WHEN: Saturday, February 15th at 1:00pm
WHERE: North Clairemont Recreation Center (4221 Bannock Ave., San Diego, CA 92117)

Please RSVP to Kathy Stadler (e-mail: kathy.stadler.D6@gmail.com), or you can RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Also, if you haven’t connected with the Carol Kim campaign on social media, please LIKE the Facebook Page, and follow on Twitter @CarolKimD6

Council District 6 covers the communities of Clairemont (East of Tecolote Canyon), Kearny Mesa, MCAS Miramar, Mira Mesa, and Rancho Peñasquitos (Park Village neighborhood). For a map of District 6, we’ve attached that below.

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