Lincoln Club Endorses a Democrat and a non-Partisan for Chula Vista City CouncilThu, 03/29/2012 - 15:04 — by T.J. Zane
Bensoussan and Meservy get the nod from Club, which also backs Maienschein and Plescia
March 29, 2012
Contact: Tony Manolatos, 619.549.0137
SAN DIEGO: The Lincoln Club of San Diego County today endorsed Pamela Bensoussan and London Meservy for Chula Vista City Council.
Bensoussan is a Democrat and the incumbent running against Bob Castaneda, Guillermo Briseno and Larry Breitfelder. Meservy is an independent running against Linda Wagner and Mary Salas.
“The Club endorses the best candidate for office, regardless of partisan affiliation” said T.J. Zane, President and CEO of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County. “We believe Pamela and London will best serve the taxpayers of Chula Vista. We’re impressed with both of them and look forward to working with them and Mayor Cheryl Cox, who has been a strong taxpayer advocate.”
The Club also endorsed Brian Maienschein over Dustin Steiner for the 77th District State Assembly seat, and it endorsed former Assemblyman George Plescia for the 39th State Senate seat.
The Club voted to oppose California Proposition 29 (the Tobacco Tax), in part, because of the limited control and oversight of how funds generated from the measure would be allocated, and because the tax is a regressive one, wherein the highest burden would be placed on those earning the least.
“We take our role in the political process seriously,” Zane said. “Voters throughout San Diego County look to the Lincoln Club to see who it endorsed before casting their votes, so it’s very important that the Club choses the best possible candidates and fiscally-responsible ballot measures.”
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County is a pro-prosperity PAC whose mission is to advance free market principles and ideas by recruiting, endorsing and financing pro-prosperity candidates and ballot measures that reflect the Club’s commitment to responsible public policy, the expansion of economic opportunity and an enhanced quality of life throughout San Diego County.