ONE STOP SHOP FOR EL CAJON VOTERS: FULL COVERAGE OF COUNCIL CANDIDATES

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October 10, 2012 (El Cajon)--Eight candidates are vying for three seats on the El Cajon City Council in a hotly contested race: incumbents Tony Ambrose, Bob McClellan and Bill Wells and challengers Ben Kalasho, Lily Schworm, Kathy Spacone, Chris Shamoon and Duane Swainston.

ECM invited all candidates to be interviewed; six responded.  Below are our in-depth interviews with candidates, listed in alphabetical order. In addition, here are links to coverage of a candidate forum, as well as candidates’ websites and Smart Voter pages from the League of Women Voters, prior stories on candidates who ran before, and additional news stories.

 

Candidate interviews with ECM, websites and Smart Voter links

Tony Ambrose

AMBROSE AIMS TO APPLY PLANNING EXPERTISE ON EL CAJON COUNCIL

Candidate's Website

Candidate's Smart Voter page

Ben Kalasho

BEN KALASHO SEEKS TO BRING VOICE OF DIVERSITY, BUSINESS SAVVY TO EL CAJON COUNCIL

Candidate's Website

Candidate's Smart Voter page

Bob McClellan

CONDO CONVERSIONS, PENSION LIABILITIES ARE PRIORITIES FOR EL CAJON COUNCILMAN MCCLELLAN

Website: (None)

Smart Voter: (None)

Lily Schworm

LILY SCHWORM RUNS TO LEGALIZE CHICKENS, CUT SOCIAL SERVICES IN EL CAJON

Website: (None)

Smart Voter: (None)

Chris Shamoon

EL CAJON COUNCIL CANDIDATE CHRIS SHAMOON WANTS TO MAKE JOBS, EDUCATION AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES HIS PRIORITIES

Candidate's Website

Candidate's Smart Voter page

Kathy Spacone

Kathy Spacone - ECM requested an interview, but the candidate declined.

Candidate's Website

Candidate's Smart Voter Page

Duane Swainston

DUANE SWAINSTON SEEKS TO BRING “NEW IDEAS, A NEW FOCUS AND NEW ENERGY” TO EL CAJON CITY COUNCIL

Candidate's Website

Candidate's Smart Voter page

Bill Wells

COUNCILMAN WELLS MAKES HIS CASE FOR RE-ELECTION

Candidate's Website

Candidate's Smart Voter page

 

2012 Campaign in the News

Racism and Dirty Politics in El Cajon Council Race (10-04-2012)

10News - Battle over campaign sign removal in El Cajon continues (Wells, Kalasho, 10-2012)

El Cajon Forum Dominated by Business Climate Discussion (10-04-2012)

Candidates make their pitches in El Cajon | UTSanDiego.com (10-04-2012)

 

Ambrose appointment to Council:

El Cajon Council fills vacancy (Ambrose, Kalasho, Swainston, 03-27-2012)

 

Past campaigns:

Legislative candidates offer diverse goals & views at Chamber of Commerce Forum (Wells, 10-11-2010)

Spotlight EL Cajon: Duane Swainston wants to "add value to the box" (10-06-2010) 

8 Compete to win 3 seats on Santee Council (Kalasho, 09-23-2010)

El Cajon Councilman Bill Wells seeks Assembly seat (04-15-2010)

Smart Voter 2010: Ben Kalasho

Smart Voter 2010: Duane Swainston

11 Candidates vie for 3 seats on El Cajon Council (McClellan, Wells, 11-2008)

El Cajon Councilman Bill Wells seeks Assembly seat (04-15-2010)