San Bernardino

    I was lamenting that I had not received any campaign material to republish or link, and lo and behold, I received a color door hanger from Mayoral Candidate Carey Davis.

    This site is neutral, there will be no endorsements. As I’ve stated in the past, I’ll post almost anything that I receive, as shown by this Gil Navarro postcard (front and back) published in 2011. The one exception is that this site is non-commercial and non-partisan, which means if I get inundated with day job work, or there is a ton of material coming near election day, I cannot always post everything I receive.  This is not a commentary on the information received.  If you are a candidate, feel free to send me information that you want me to post, if you think it would be helpful.  I am especially interested in information from the 7th and 3rd Ward Recalls (as I do not receive those in the mail), the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Ward Common Council races, which I also don’t receive in the mail.

    Sometimes I will add value to the campaign literature, sometimes I do not. Also, I find campaign email worthy of posting.

    Technically this is not a door hanger. However, it was found near a door, and presumably, the candidate or his cohorts, companions, minions, volunteers, family and/or friends were walking the neighborhood when it was left on September 20, 2013.

    The door hanger says on Side One:

    FOR MAYOR
    CAREY DAVIS
    2013

    Let’s

    Rescue

    San Bernardino!
    Carey Davis
    is
    Qualified, Dedicated,
    and has the
    Vision!

    On Side Two:

    Who Is Carey Davis?
    • Trusted and experienced leader with integrity; committed
    to return San Bernardino to financial health.
    • 35 years successful accounting and financial management
    experience.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
    • Master’s Business Administration, Cal State San
    Bernardino (CSUSB).
    • Born and raised in San Bernardino; Pacific High School
    class of ’70.
    • Married 40 years, Carey and Johnetta raised their four
    children to serve their families and communities.
    • Local church leader.
    What Is Carey’s Vision?
    • Fix the city’s budget and finances.
    • Work together with public and private resources to develop
    a community-wide plan to revive and upgrade city services
    to keep our community safe, clean and responsive to daily
    and emergency needs.
    • Build a politically stable unified city council focused and
    committed to motivate our community to continually work
    together to successfully implement the city’s plan.
    • Keep citizens informed and involved in building our
    city’s future.
    • Collaborate with our city’s education and business leaders
    to formulate a plan to educate and train a skilled
    workforce.
    • Rebuild our city into a prosperous and industrious
    community
    FOR MAYOR /
    CAREY DAVIS
    2013
    P.O. Box 23060
    San Bernardino, CA 92406
    FOLLOW CAREY ON

    (Symbols for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Blogger, and what looks like Twitter again)
    www.careydavisformayor.com
    Paid for by CAREY DAVIS FOR MAYOR 2013 Committee • FPPC #1357926

     

    The second page has a QR code that points to www.careydavis.us

     

    Last night I was interviewed on Australian radio (ABC) regarding the Detroit bankruptcy.  Here is a link directly to the podcast of  the program, which aired last night California time, but Friday afternoon Australia on RN Drive.  I was interviewed by host Julian Morrow.

    I was interviewed by RAI-TV in Italy regarding the causes of San Bernardino’s bankruptcy, but I never received a link to that broadcast, if it was indeed broadcast.

    “ATTENTION SAN BERNARDINO RESIDENTS IMPORTANT CITY BANKRUPTCY INFORMATION” reads the first page of a mailer from the San Bernardino Police Officers Association and the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters.

    Read  more here.

     

    What a night.  First, congratulations to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters, who did a much better job than in past elections.

    Congratulations to the winners, they did something, or a variety of things, right.  We’ll examine the lessons of this election later as the final votes are counted.  Right now, the numbers will change, but the winners will not.  These are the semi-official results, with provisional ballots and ballots requiring review (such as write-ins or over-votes).

    Winners are in bold:

    San Bernardino Council Third Ward

    The surprise is not the result, but the margin:

    Member, City Council SAN BERNARDINO Ward 3
    24/24 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    TOBIN BRINKER 340 30.33%
    JOHN VALDIVIA 781 69.67%
    Total 1,121 100.00%

    Then there are the no-surprises:

    Member, City Council SAN BERNARDINO Ward 6
    14/14 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    RIKKE VAN JOHNSON 984 100.00%
    Total 984 100.00%
    City Treasurer SAN BERNARDINO
    148/148 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    DAVID C. KENNEDY 9,704 100.00%
    Total 9,704 100.00%

    Using the total ballots cast (so far) for the City Attorney race, that shows 2,103 voters who voted for City Attorney but did not vote for David Kennedy.  I do not think that include ballots with write-ins, though it might.  We will see in the final results.

    Next we have the races where the result was not a surprise, but without third-party polling, probably impossible to tell the margin ahead of time:

    City Attorney SAN BERNARDINO
    148/148 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    DAVID L. MCKENNA 5,677 48.08%
    JAMES F. ”JIM” PENMAN 6,130 51.92%
    Total 11,807 100.00%

    A 453 vote lead for City Attorney James F. Penman.

    Member, City Council SAN BERNARDINO Ward 5
    18/18 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    CHAS A. KELLEY 1,602 65.17%
    LARRY A. LEE 856 34.83%
    Total 2,458 100.00%

    Council member Chas Kelley crushed Pastor Larry A. Lee, showing Council member Kelley’s popularity in the 5th Ward.

    Member, City Council SAN BERNARDINO Ward 7
    20/20 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    WENDY J. MCCAMMACK 1,305 57.41%
    JIM MULVIHILL 968 42.59%
    Total 2,273 100.00%

    They say that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  No different results in this rematch.

    Finally, there is some unfinished business.  In the City Clerk election, there will be, as presumed, a run-off between the two top vote getters.

    City Clerk SAN BERNARDINO
    148/148 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    PEGGI HAZLETT 2,325 20.16%
    GEORGEANN ”GIGI” HANNA 2,813 24.39%
    AMELIA SANCHEZ-LOPEZ 3,294 28.56%
    WILLIAM A. VALLE 1,031 8.94%
    ESTHER JIMENEZ 2,071 17.96%
    Total 11,534 100.00%

    Political newcomer Gigi Hanna did admirably, making the run-off.  Amelia Sanchez Lopez (which despite the name on the ballot seems to now be the preferred spelling) rocketed to the top, leading Gigi Hanna by 481 votes.  Conventional wisdom says that the Latino vote was split; however as I have said before, I don’t know if there is actual evidence of that.  First, there will be turn-out issues, and more focus on the race.  I think Amelia Sanchez Lopez has an advantage going into the run-off because of the support that she has received from other elected officials.  Gigi Hanna has to focus on her message of being independent and the importance of being independent from the warring sides. I think Amelia Sanchez Lopez has learned tremendously about this process, and will be in good shape in the run-off.

    On to the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board Election

    San Bernardino City Unif School Dist Gov Brd Mbr
    200/200 100.00%
    Vote Count Percent
    ANNA M. COX 1,741 4.03%
    WILLARD A. HUGHES 508 1.17%
    MARGARET B. HILL 6,383 14.76%
    MIKE GALLO 4,459 10.31%
    LYNDA K. SAVAGE 5,316 12.29%
    DAMON L. ALEXANDER 3,121 7.22%
    ELSA VALDEZ 2,929 6.77%
    JUAN M. LOPEZ 3,398 7.86%
    HENRY WILLIAM NICKEL 1,531 3.54%
    GIL NAVARRO 2,267 5.24%
    DAN DEANE 2,972 6.87%
    TERESA PARRA 4,032 9.32%
    SHARON ”BOBBIE” PERONG 4,597 10.63%
    Total 43,254 100.00%

    I’ll be talking about this race some more later, but two incumbents were dumped, with one retained, and three newcomers: former administrator Margaret Hill, executive Mike Gallo, incumbent Lynda Savage, and former teacher Sharon “Bobbie” Perong winning.  Incumbent Teresa Parra Craig came in fifth, just out of the money.

     

     

     

    Today, November 8, 2011, voters will be going to the polls or turning in (hopefully not mailing) their vote-by-mail ballots.  And today, we will start to see the shape of City of San Bernardino politics for the next two years until the next Mayoral/Council election in 2013.  Additionally, a majority of the San Bernardino City Unified School District will be elected today.