By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Campaign supporters prepare for precinct walk with Ammar Campa-Najjjar, challenger to indicted Congressman Duncan D. Hunter
October 2, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Fall is in the air, ballots will soon be mailed and election day is fast approaching. Across our region, East County candidates are on the campaign trail, finding a variety of ways to get their message out. Here are a few shots of local candidates in action.
Photo right: State Senate candidate Jeff Griffith, a Cal Fire captain, stands curbside to urge voters to “Send a firefighter to Sacramento”
Photo, left: La Mesa City Councilman Guy McWhirter rides an electric scooter as an alternative to reach more voters than on foot, visiting voters door to door.
Photo, right: Dr. Akillah Weber, La Mesa City Council candidate, posted photo online with former Mayor Art Madrid, who has endorsed her candidacy.
Photo, left: Santee Councilman Ronn Hall with his wife, Virginia hold up campaign sign at Politics in Paradise event.
Photo, right: Lemon Grove Councilwoman Jennifer Mendoza speaks to voters at Politics in Paradise.
Photo, left: Assembly candidate James Elia and campaign workers refuel with a donut break at campaign headquarters.
Photo, right: El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells touts endorsement by the El Cajon Police Officers Association on his Facebook page.
Photo, left: Charda Fontenot and Jerry Lecko and Rebecca McRae posted a video on their social media announcing their run as a “dream team” slate to bring changes to the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board.
Photo, right: A billboard gets word out about San Miguel Fire Board incumbents Teresa McKenna, Jim Ek and Mike Vacio, who returned the district to local control.
Photo, left: Rep. Hunter walks past a campaign supporter of his opponent after Washington Post fact check finds his attack ad on Campa-Najjar had false claims