Election 2010 Voters Guide for East County

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As nonpartisan media, ECM does not endorse candidates.  Instead we provide info from a broad variety of sources--so you can make an informed decision.

November 1, 2010 - Before you head to the polls, East County Magazine has compiled a handy list of links to our major stories on East County races as well as statewide races and ballot propositions.  We also have "one stop shop" voter info for voters in El Cajon, La Mesa, Lakeside, and Santee; each "one stop" link contains links to races on local council races, mayor (in cities where the seat is open), and other local races.  

 

Scroll down for links to stories and debate videos on statewide candidates such as Governor, as well as Congressional and Senate candidates, state Assembly and state Senate, ballot propositions, and questions frequently asked by voters. 

 


QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED BY VOTERS: 

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ONE-STOP SHOP INFO FOR VOTERS
El Cajon: http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/4613 (includes interviews with all 3 council candidates 4 of 5 mayoral candidates, and other local races)
La Mesa: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4425 (includesi nterviews with all 5 council candidates, both mayoral candidates, and other races)
Lakeside: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4642 (includes info on fire, water and planning board candidates and other races)
Santee: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4614 (includes info on all council candidates and other races)

OTHER CITY RACES
Spotlight Lemon Grove: 5 candidates vie in fruitful pursuit of seats on Lemon Grove Council

STATEWIDE RACES

GOVERNOR
Brown-Whitman debate #1 (Video and analysis): http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4366
Brown-Whitman debate #2 (Analysis): http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4408 (note: We could not find the complete video posted online for debate #2)
Brown-Whitman debate #3 (Video and analysis): http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4512
New evidence bolsters claim Whitman knowingly employed illegal alien as maid: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4372
Jerry Brown reaches out to hundreds at SDSU about importance of public education: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4565
Ex E-Bay CEO Meg Whitman lays out priorities in visit to Cuyamaca College: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/1730
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Lt. Governor candidates trade jabs on education, economy, and immigration issues: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4452
Lt. Governor Maldonado blamed for worker deaths, dozens of safety violations at his farm: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4537
SECRETARY OF STATE
Secretary of State candidates vie for votes: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4592
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Attorney general candidate Kamala Harris, in San Diego, pledges to fix “broken” criminal justice system: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4505
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Insurance Commissioner race heats up amid allegations of insurance industry influence: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4433
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION
State Superintendent of Education race is a learning experience for voters : http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4638
U.S. SENATOR
Boxer-Fiorina debate: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4130
Fiorina San Diego visit: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/2741
Boxer visit in San Diego: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3735
Boxer calls Fiorina out on facts: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3717
CONGRESS – 52ND DISTRICT
Hunter defends record against attack on two fronts in debate at Cuyamaca College: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4538
Hunter-Lutz-Benoit debate: Fact check on candidates’ statements: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4530
Video of Hunter-Lutz-Benoit debate: http://www.copswiki.org/Common/M1071
CONGRESS – 50th DISTRICT
Hostile crowd dominates Busby-Bilbray debate: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4551
CONGRESS – 49th DISTRICT
Issa refuses to debate opponent Howard Katz: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4301
Businessman runs for Congress to bring jobs to our region: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3835 (Note: Issa did not respond to a request for an interview.

ASSEMBLY 77th DISTRICT

Assembly candidate Mark Hanson reveals commitments to bring 32 green manufacturing companies and create 2,200 jobs: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4120
Santee Vice Mayor Brian Jones is running for Assembly: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3135
ASSEMBLY 78th DISTRICT
2 Republicans square off in Republican primary race; winner to face Marty Block. Education is key issue: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3420
Block’s bill restoring special education funding signed into law: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3420
Big win for Block and students; battle to win SDSU admission for local students succeeds: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4339
STATE SENATE 36th DISTRICT
Ethics, economy and education among top issues in 36th state senate race: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3358

 

PROPOSITIONS
Prop 19: High Stakes initiative: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4633
Prop 23: 5 local mayors join growing statewide opposition to Prop 23: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4156
Sempra and La Mesa Council endorse “no on dirty energy” effort to defeat Prop 23: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4240
Other statewide ballot propositions: See Smart Voter (nonpartisan site by League of Women Voters with info on both sides of each proposition: http://lwvc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=easyvoter_guide_proposit...


OTHER RACES

JUDICIAL
20th DISTRICT SUPERIOR COURT
Bench seats: Judicial candidates Miller and Monroy field questions: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4546

FIRE BOARDS
SAN MIGUEL FIRE DISTRICT
Sparks fly in San Miguel Fire Board race: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4556
LAKESIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Heated race for Lakeside Fire Protection District Board: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4508

WATER BOARDS
HELIX WATER DISTRICT
Helix Water District race stirs little interest: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4622
PADRE DAM MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT
Rate hikes, water supply and Santee Lakes’ future at issues in Padre Dam Municipal Water Board races:

http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4588

 

EAST COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDS
GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Grossmont-Cuyamaca College District race pits teachers against conservative challengers: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4609
GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Preachers, teachers, coaches and parents among those in running for Grossmont Union High School District board: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4635
LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
4 Challengers compete for 3 seats on LMSV board—and chance to alleviate budget crisis: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4490
ALPINE SCHOOL BOARD
Links to several stories on Alpine School Board provided by Alpine Community Network: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4643
10 SCHOOL BOARDS:
East County School Board races: learn about your candidates: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4493 (link to Union-Trib candidate interviews in 10 East County school board races)
PLANNING GROUPS:
Campo candidates address rural community issues: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4644
Challengers vie for seasts on Lakeside Planning Group http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/4644
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
Note: Both candidates in District 2 were invited to be interviewed. Supervisor Ron Roberts did not respond. Challenger Stephen Whitburn did, during a primary race that he won: Stephen Whitburn, “Making government work for the people” : http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/3129