Monthly Archives: March 2013

    From the California Secretary of State, top two advance (Norma Torres, Paul Leon) to the May 14, 2013 General Election:

     

    Senate District 32 – Districtwide Results

    100.0% ( 448 of 448 ) precincts partially
    reporting as of March 12, 2013, 11:39 p.m. Help icon: See FAQs for additional information on how precincts reporting information is determined.

    Candidate Votes Percent
    Paul Vincent Avila
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    785
    2.6%
    Joanne T. Gilbert
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    2,134
    7.0%
    Norma J. Torres
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    13,295
    43.6%
    Larry Walker
    (Party Preference: DEM)
    4,232
    13.9%
    Kenny Coble
    (Party Preference: REP)
    1,989
    6.5%
    Paul S. Leon
    (Party Preference: REP)
     8,064 (26.4%)

    Feuer Mike 1973 Golden Vally Junior High

    Here are the election night returns from the Los Angeles City Attorney primary, taken from the City Clerk’s page today:

    CITY ATTORNEY                          Votes                        Percent
    CARMEN “NUCH”                           80,587                     30.17%
    TRUTANICH
    NOEL WEISS                                     23,045                     8.62%
    MIKE FEUER                                   116,883                    43.76%
    GREG SMITH                                     46,578                     17.43%
    Mike Feuer received the most votes, 116,883.  Mr. Feuer was born and raised in San Bernardino, and it is my understanding that his father was principal of Golden Valley Junior High School at some point (though the princpal when Mike Feuer attended was future San Bernardino City Council member Betty Anderson). The picture above is from 1973 when he attended the then-Golden Valley Junior High School.  According to his Wikipedia page, Mike Feuer was valedictorian of San Bernardino High School in 1976.  He went on to Harvard for both undergraduate and law school.  When I was growing up in San Bernardino, Harvard admitted someone from one of the San Bernardino high schools about once every two years, so that is an impressive feat.

    It is always good to see “local boy makes good” news from San Bernardino.

    From a press release from Assembly Member Brown’s office:

    The satellite office is located at Fontana City Hall, 8353 Sierra Avenue. The satellite office will be staffed Monday through Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the City Hall Conference Room.

    The district office is located at the Vanir Tower, 290 North D Street, Suite 903 in San Bernardino.

    I have not been in an a district office since the early 2000s, when their was a slew of them in the then-EDA owned building at 201 North E Street, which I assume was a way for state and federal office holders to spend state and federal funds in the district, and help support local municipalities, as well as to serve local constituents.   The ones in 201 North E Street that I can remember from my visits to the City of San Bernardino’s Code Enforcement Department (as it was named during my tenure with the City) were Senator Diane Feinstein’s Inland Empire office, Representative Joe Baca’s district office, and Assembly member John Longville’s district office.  When I was with the City of Redlands, I, as one of a number of staff, visited then-Representative Jerry Lewis’ district office on Brookside Avenue.  It was a meeting with Jerry Lewis, but I think that’s the only time I ever have seen an elected official in their district office.  However, it was also the only time I attended a meeting with an outside (non-City) elected official outside of a legislative body.