Friday, June 22, 2007

imo, we've got a good Dem candidate in CA-78

Marty Block is a Democrat that is running for State Assembly in the 78th Assembly District and since the fundraising deadline for this quarter is coming up next week on June 30, he's in the last minute push for donations.

The current assembly member is Republican Shirley Horton. Horton is kind of low profile, but her votes are mostly along party lines. Weak on women's health issues, but strong ratings from anti-tax groups.

She voted against AB 583, the California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act of 2007, and that alone raises my hackles.

So I'd like to see someone like Marty Block in that seat. He's got many years of experience in public education in San Diego from elementary through the public university system, including 26 years at San Diego State University, and 7 years as President of the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees. He knows and loves public education, and that is something we need these days.

Block's fund raising appeal states,
As you well know, campaigns may be won or lost in the first days depending on the early support shown. Those in Sacramento who are willing to support me are waiting to judge the strength of my candidacy on one simple date: JUNE 30. That is the one and only time this year that candidates will report on their campaign's financial success.

I think it's a good time for a Democrat in the 78th, and now's the time to throw down a few bucks to help that happen.

Personally, I dislike the dialing for dollars part of campaigning (which is one reason I dig Clean Money), but at the moment it is what it is, so let's work it, kids!

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Blogger nunya said...

general fund depleted = clean money kaput?

help, reading
CA legislation is a snoozefest

6/23/2007 06:51:00 PM  

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