Here are my endorsements for the Republican Party of San Diego County Central Committee, for the June 2016 ballot. This is a four-year term and the members make up the governing body of the local party organization. My criteria for endorsement are pretty simple:
1- I eliminate anyone with a potential conflict of interest in the endorsements process.
2- I favor incumbents who have a good voting record.
3- I endorse a few "first timers" who are established GOP volunteers and use good judgement.
My first 'condition" has caused me to eliminate some really good people from the process, a few of which are close friends. It's not personal. I think those elected officials are already serving the Republican effort in San Diego well. I seek to expand the effort by bringing more volunteers into the governing process. Note that I did NOT file for election. I intend to remain active as a fundraiser for the local effort and don't want that bias on the Committee. In short, I am practicing what I preach. I'll have plenty of influence with the Committee but my vote would be biased.
71st Assembly District (East County):
All three are incumbents, each a volunteer, and I don't know enough about the rest of the field to offer an endorsement.
75th Assembly District (Northeast County)
Delores Chavez Harmes
Lee DeMeo is a movement conservative but he serves on two regional boards, one of which presents a conflict with the RPSDC meetings. Debbie Lenson is a new member to the Committee and is a hard working conservative. Regina Roberts is a dedicated activist for the Second Amendment and important leader in the Republican Party.
76th Assembly District
All good choices.
77th Assembly District
Krvaric is a superb chairman and, while he may not run for re-election for Chairman, he needs to be on the Committee. Foulkrod is the current Secretary and a long-time volunteer. Williams is one of the most dedicated volunteers we have. Schroeder and Rider are first-time candidates but were heavily involved in the Republican Liberty Caucus. Richard Rider is a warrior for Liberty. Carl DeMaio is a great choice. If he ever runs for office, he should resign his Central Committee position; I have no doubt that he would do that
78th Assembly District
I served on and chaired this District for two years. Incumbents Fay, DeGuzman, and Holstein are independent thinkers with years of experience; they should be re-elected. Whelan was the County Chair of the Republican Women's Federated and Taylor Bloom is a rising and important voice in the County. Jean Roesch is a long time committee member but missed a lot of meetings; she would be a good sixth vote
79th Assembly District-- I can only endorse Martha Doiron; I don't know nor recommend the other candidates.