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16-for-16: In the 2010 election cycle, The Lincoln Club of San Diego County invested over $425,000 in local races and was successful in all (16) races in which it invested $1,000 or more.
1- Bill Gore - Sheriff, County of San Diego
2- Cheryl Cox - Mayor, City of Chula Vista
3- Glen Googins - City Attorney, City of Chula Vista
4- Ron Roberts - Supervisor, County of San Diego
5- Bill Horn - Supervisor, County of San Diego
6- Matt Hall - Mayor, City of Carlsbad
7- Farrah Douglas - Councilwoman, City of Carlsbad
8- Mark Packard - Councilman, City of Carlsbad
9- Jerome Kern - Councilman, City of Oceanside
10- Gary Felien - Councilman, City of Oceanside
11- Lorie Zapf - Councilwoman, City of San Diego
12- YES on Prop D - Strong Mayor Initiative (City of San Diego)
13- YES on Prop G - Fair and Open Competition (City of Chula Vista)
14- YES on Prop A - Fair and Open Competition (County of San Diego)
15- NO on Prop D - Sales Tax Increase (City of San Diego) *Led coalition/campaign
16- NO on Prop J - Parcel Tax Increase (San Diego Unified School District)
Members: The Club has approximately 350 members from throughout San Diego County. Our members represent a wide range of businesses, groups and industries.
Over 20 percent of the Club’s members are women, and nearly 30 percent are under age 50. (As of March 31, 2012.)
Brand: Organizing Business, Educating Voters
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County is the only countywide, organized business Political Action Committee (PAC) dedicated to raising and spending money in support of pro-prosperity ballot measures and candidates, regardless of partisan affiliation.
The Club’s 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.
The Club’s vision is one of a county wherein taxes are low, government is small and accountable, children receive a world-class education, regulations are reasonable and business is encouraged.
The Lincoln Club is NOT a social club. Networking and business development opportunities are among the benefits of membership, but the Club is a PAC first and foremost.
The Club was founded in 1983. Its scope and impact can be seen in cities across San Diego County. This year alone, the organization is involved in races in San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon and elsewhere.
Court Victory: The Club led a team of plaintiffs who successfully reformed the City of San Diego’s Election Campaign Control Ordinance in January 2012. The sweeping victory in U.S. District Court overturned unconstitutional campaign financing regulations and helped level the playing field with government labor unions in the City. Click here to read an op-ed on this victory, “Court ruling: Free speech and the mother’s milk of politics,” written by Club President and CEO T.J. Zane and published in the U-T San Diego.
The Club’s June 2012 Endorsements:
Elizabeth Emken, U.S. Senate
Darrell Issa, 49th Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives
Duncan Hunter, 50th Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives
Brian Bilbray, 52nd Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives
George Plescia, 39th District State Senate
Brian Jones, 71st District State Assembly
Diane Harkey, 73rd District State Assembly
Marie Waldron, 75th District State Assembly
Brian Maienschein, 77th District State Assembly
Mary England, 79th District State Assembly
Greg Cox, County Board of Supervisors, District 1
Steve Danon, County Board of Supervisors, District 3
City of Chula Vista
Pamela Bensoussan, Seat 3
London Meservy, Seat 4
City of San Diego
Jan Goldsmith, City Attorney
Ray Ellis, Council District 1
Mark Kersey, Council District 5
Scott Sherman, Council District 7
Superior Court Judge
David Berry, Office No. 24
Jim Miller, Office No. 25
Garland Peed, Office No. 34
County Board of Education
Jerry Rindone, District 2
San Diego Community College District
Scott Hasson, District B
California Proposition 28: California Change in Term Limits Initiative :: YES
California Proposition 29: Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act :: NO
Proposition A – City of San Diego Fair & Open Competition Ordinance :: YES
Proposition B –City of San Diego Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative :: YES *Leading coalition/campaign team
Proposition C –City of Chula Vista Charter Amendment:: NO
Proposition D –City of El Cajon Charter Adoption :: YES
Proposition E –City of Oceanside Charter Amendment :: YES
Proposition F –City of Oceanside Charter Amendment :: YES
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.