It’s beginning to look a lot like… election season
Yes, the June primary election is less than six months away, but based on the number of press releases already being generated, prepare for an early and sustained barrage of advertising and blustering by candidates vying for local, state and national offices.
In non-partisan races, such as the San Diego mayoral contest (which doesn’t really effect Ramona), the two top vote getters in each race will advance to November general election runoffs. However, in partisan races, there is no longer a rule saying the top candidate from each party will advance. For example, if there are two Republicans and one Democrat running for a partisan seat, and the two Republicans receive more votes than the Democrat, the November election will have the two Republicans facing each other. Unlikely, yes, but it could prove to be very interesting.
As the result of the 2010 census, new district lines have been drawn for Congress and the state Senate and Assembly.
The redistricting will put Ramona in the 50th Congressional District with Duncan D. Hunter, the incumbent, running for re-election against (as of now), Connie Frankowiak from Julian.
Ramona remains in Senate District 36, which due to redistricting loses a portion that is in Riverside County. Joel Anderson represents us and is not up for re-election.
Ramona will be in California Assembly District 71 after the redistricting (we are now in District 77), represented by Brian Jones, who is seeking re-election.
Dianne Jacob is seeking re-election as our representative on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Ramona is in District 2.
Water district, school district and planning group elections will be held in November.
We will have more to say about each race as we go further down the campaign road (filing date for taking out papers is in February), which unfortunately seems to lengthen with each election cycle.
- Few file as candidates in November election
- Election as Education: Middle school students stage mock election
- County offers voters online tool before Nov. 4 election
- May 9 deadline nears to submit county redistricting plans
- Registration deadline for special election is May 4
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