The following list of endorsements are made from my observations, discussions within the community and how the local candidates responded to the Sentinel questionnaire that was published in the October 23rd edition. Since none of the candidates contacted me to provide further information, my knowledge base is somewhat limited, so I suggest everyone do their own homework and come to your own conclusions.
President of the United States:
No opinion, it’s a choice of the lesser of two evils that you will need to decide upon.
52nd District, House of Representatives:
Duncan D. Hunter. Duncan Hunter was very supportive of Ramona. His son will carry on.
77th District, State Assembly:
Joel Anderson. State government needs to be reduced and we don’t need any new taxes.
Ramona Unified School District:
Dan Lopez and Dawn Perfect. The School Board needs to be balanced to achieve both academic and fiscal responsibility.
Ramona Community Planning Group:
Luana Stines, Paul Stykel, Bob Hailey, Eb Hogervorst, Chris Anderson, Torry Brean, Richard Tomlison & Andrew Simmons. The Planning Group needs to move forward more aggressively in charting Ramona’s future through consistent growth and development.
Ramona Municipal Water District Board:
District 1: Kit Kesinger
District 3: Robert Krysak
District 5: Everett Hager
Lessons learned from the past should provide the motivation to complete plans for a strategic plan to fulfill Ramona’s water needs for the future. If not, they all need to be blown out next election.
County of San Diego-Proposition A:
A big NO vote. We don’t need to be taxed to set up another agency with most of our dollars going to the cities instead of the rural areas where the wild fires start.
As far as the State Propositions-I would vote NO on all of them. Some have good ideas but have too much baggage attached, the others are just bad ideas.
That’s my take on the elections. Whether you agree or disagree - GET OUT & VOTE!