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Other topics include new “top two” primary system and Twitter ID thefts by GOP leader


October 20, 2011 (La Mesa)--How will final redistricting boundaries affect races in East County?  What does the "top two" primary system really mean?


Find out from a Democratic perspective on Wednesday, November 2, when Jess Durfee, Chairman of the San Diego Democratic Party will be guest speaker at Foothills-La Mesa Democratic Club. The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa.


The topic will be “Assessing the New Voting Districts” and the lecture will consist of two parts. The first is a post-districting assessment of the new legislative and congressional districts, including voter registration and voting history. The second part will focus on the endorsement process of the local and state Democratic Party and look at the strategies being developed in response to the new "top-two primary system."


Following a 15-year career as a high school teacher and administrator, Jess Durfee has been active in Democratic politics since 1987. During his years as a teacher, he was a negotiator and president of his local union and served at the state and national levels as a political action leader. He is now serving an unprecedented fourth term as Chair of the San Diego Democratic Party. He is also the first local in recent history to be elected to the Democratic National Committee.


Recently in the news, he and four other prominent Democrats were the target of a "dirty trick" played by the San Diego County Republican Party Chair, who assumed Jess Durfee’s twitter handle and tweeted under his name.


The La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club, with more than 300 members, is the second largest club in San Diego County and has an active precinct walking “Go Team.” The Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Guests are welcome to hear speakers on issues important to the community and the country, as well as to meet and ask questions of local Democratic candidates. For more information call (619) 741-1994.

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