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The 75th Assembly District is composed of a mix of suburban and rural residents (San Marcos, Escondido, Hidden Meadows, Valley Center, Fallbrook, Bonsall, Temecula, and eight tribal nations). Many of you know I recently ran for that office. The 75th AD total in registered voters is 259,472.
Here is the current voter registration breakdown:
San Diego County:
Democrats 55,831 or 28.8%
Republicans 70,200 or 36.2%
3rd Party 11,375 or 5.9%
NPP 56,515 or 29.1%
Riverside County (Temecula):
Democrats 16,956 or 25.9%
Republicans 26,301 or 40.1%
3rd Party 4,138 or 6.3%
NPP 18,156 or 27.7%
So, in San Diego County, the difference between Dems and Reps is 7.4%, quite an improvement registration of 2016. Ironically, the NPP plus 3rd Party registration is 35%, leaving Dem registration in 3rd place in the District. The southern suburbs of San Marcos (14,844, 14,591) and Escondido (21,670, 22,019) have near even split between Dem and Rep registration.
In Temecula, with the largest voter count in the District (65,551) the Rep/Dem difference is still a daunting 14%.
This analysis comports with my experience in the District. The key is for activists to remain determined and vigilant to keep registering new Dems and get the +7.4% Rep registration in San Diego County down to equal.
As I learned during my campaign (just check my repeated posts), the 75th Assembly District goes as Temecula goes. “All roads to Sacramento go through Temecula.” High turnout plus a super majority of NPP votes is now the only way.
Are you ready? Let’s get to work.
I attended the 5th Annual State of the City Address at CSUSM today. The event was well-attended with business honorees being recognized and the City of San Marcos City Council highlighting its priorities for this year. Students at Cal-State were vocally admonishing the group of business and government leaders with a protest for social justice chanting against racism and police misconduct. Ahhh a perfect exclamation point to the idea that life in San Marcos is without real problems. Thank you students for driving home that point.
70 California communities have spoken against the expansion of oil drilling or exploration off of California’s coastline. Most recently Escondido voted to pass a Resolution against off shore drilling in California.
Now the time came for the City of San Marcos to add its voice to this California harmony. Led by the newest elected Councilmembers, Randy Walton and Maria Nunez, the community spoke out that it wanted to be part of the chorus. The Mayor, Rebecca Jones, showed weak leadership by superseding Councilmember Walton’s Motion to adopt its own Resolution against the expansion of off shore drilling with her own “Motion to postpone a vote indefinitely.” Joined by Councilmember Jenkins and newly appointed Councilmember Petrek, the Mayor squashed the Resolution and the chorus ended with a screeching dissonant interval. 🎶
Thank you Councilmembers Randy Walton and Maria Nunez for your leadership on taking on important and audacious issues that affect all communities. Sadly, the Council failed an important first opportunity to deliver a harmonic consonant interval. 🎶