Lincoln Club of San Diego County

Labor unions feel pain of pension reform votes in San Diego

By: Gayle Falkenthal
Published: June 7, 2012


Hear those alarm clocks ringing from the West Coast? It’s a big wake-up call for America’s public labor unions, and they better not hit the snooze button.


While the nation focused on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s victory, the passage of two pension reform measures in the cities of San Jose and San Diego is likely to embolden other fiscal conservatives and taxpayer advocates across the country, triggering a revolution of reform.

Fact Sheet: Lincoln Club of San Diego County

Contact: Tony Manolatos, 619.549.0137

 

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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.

 

Videos: Click here to view the Club’s promotional video, and here to see its “Member of the Week” series.

 

You can follow the Club on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

The Club’s June 2012 Endorsements:


Federal

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

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