Endorsements

Carl DeMaio, Host on NewsRadio 600 KOGO - and Leader of Yes on Prop 6 - Gas Tax Repeal Initiative

DeMaio knows how to reform government - and he has built an entire business and a political career on speaking truth to power, holding government accountable, and offering creative solutions to public challenges. At the age of 23, Carl DeMaio started his first company — the Performance Institute — to provide training and consulting solutions to help financially-troubled government entities cut costs while improving performance. DeMaio turned his business success into a life-long crusade to improve the performance, transparency, efficiency and accountability of government at all levels. DeMaio won a seat on the San Diego City Council in 2008 — and helped turn that city around from the brink of bankruptcy through his Roadmap to Recovery reform agenda. DeMaio is now tackling state-wide fiscal reform policy in his new role as Chairman of Reform California - and as leader of the Yes on Prop 6 Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Campaign. DeMaio is also continuing to speak out on local issues, as co-host of his daily news and talk show in KOGO-AM 600. 

Mike Slater, Host on 760 KFMB in San Diego

Mike Slater is a 34-year-old graduate of Yale University where he majored in history. He is the host of “The Mike Slater Show” each weekday on KFMB in San Diego. Mike used to host a show on Sirius/XM PATRIOT and The Blaze Radio Network.
He currently hosts the podcasts “Christian Parenting” and “In Pursuit of Virtue”.

Bonnie Dumanis, former San Diego District Attorney / Board of Supervisor, District 4 Candidate

Dumanis was the District Attorney of San Diego County, California. She held the office 2003 to 2017. A "Victim’s DA," Bonnie’s office maintained a 94% conviction rate and was a state leader in the passage of "Jessica’s Law" and "Chelsea’s Law," which strengthens punishment for sex offenders. She also worked to implement innovative justice programs, such as prisoner reform, which provides non-violent offenders with job training, treatment, and wrap-around services to keep them from returning to a life of crime. 

Honorable Lorie Zapf, San Diego City Council, District 2 

Zapf is serving her second term, currently representing the Beach & Bay Communities of District 2. She serves as Chair of the City’s Audit Committee. She is currently a member of the City’s Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods, Smart Growth & Land Use and Infrastructure Committees, in addition to serving on the Boards of SANDAG and MTS. 

Honorable Kristen Gaspar, Board of Supervisors, Former Mayor of Encinitas

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar is Chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, representing the Third District. She is the youngest woman ever elected to the board. Prior to becoming a Supervisor, Kristin was an Encinitas City Council Member and went on to become the first elected Mayor in that city. She also served as President of the Encinitas Rotary Club.

Mitz Lee, former Trustee, SD Unified School Board / Co-Founder, Chair, Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)

APAC is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to cultivate civic engagement to forward the voices of the Asian Pacific American community which include, but not limited to Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans. APAC was prominently involved in the local redistricting process last year. After spending months attending redistricting meetings, hosting rallies and advocating for an APA-influenced Council seat in the City of San Diego, APAC is now focusing on membership drive, voter registration and voter education and leadership development.

Honorable Chris Cate, San Diego City Council, District 4

As a Councilmember, Chris has been lauded for his solution-oriented approach to public safety, small business, infrastructure, and the environment. Chris has championed legislation eliminating burdensome fees for small business owners, developed programs to reduce crime, and lead efforts to repave 75 miles of roads, fill 5,000 potholes, and repair 9,000 feet of sidewalks in District 6. Chris also successfully fought to keep Clairemont and Mira Mesa senior centers open, keeping his promise to protect San Diego’s most vulnerable. 

Honorable Senator Joel Anderson, California's 38th District

After four years of service in the State Assembly and four years of service in the State Senate, in 2014 Senator Anderson was re-elected to represent San Diego county for a second term in the Senate. While Senator Anderson’s accomplishments are many, the most important role in his life is that of being a husband to his wife Kate of 29 years, and a father to their three children.

Honorable Bill Wells, Mayor of the City of El Cajon 

Mayor Bill Wells was first elected to the El Cajon City Council in 2008 and then once again in 2012. He was selected by his fellow Councilmembers to serve as the Mayor Pro Tem during 2009 and 2013. In October of 2013, the Mayor of El Cajon resigned and Wells was appointed to serve out the rest of that term as Mayor. He was then elected as Mayor of El Cajon in November of 2014.
Prior to serving on the City Council, Mayor Wells served on the El Cajon Planning Commission from 2004 – 2008.

Honorable Victor Graham, Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District 

A successful product marketing manager with Hewlett-Packard in Rancho Bernardo and currently runs a consulting business in San Marcos. He has served on the San Marcos Budget Review Committee, in the San Marcos Economic Development Corporation and on the Palomar Health Independent Citizen Oversight Committee.

Frank Xu, San Diego Asian Americans for Equality

Board Member; VP, Legal Affairs. Frank Xu is a social activist and one of the co-founders of San Diego Asian Americans for Equality. He was a board member of the Educational Technology Advisory Committee and Budget Review Advisory Committee in Poway Unified School District. He also serves as a board member in La Jolla Presidents’ Lions Club and his own homeowner association.

Honorable Mark Powell, San Diego County Office of Education

Powell has 25 years of hands-on education experience as a classroom teacher, vice principal, and dean of students. Powell is a real estate broker and the owner of Discovery Property Group, Inc. Powell is also an adjunct university professor, teaching graduate-level courses in teacher education for National University and a former reserve police officer with the San Diego Police Department. 

Jason Paguio, Board Member Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)

APAC is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to cultivate civic engagement to forward the voices of the Asian Pacific American community which include, but not limited to Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans. APAC was prominently involved in the local redistricting process last year. After spending months attending redistricting meetings, hosting rallies and advocating for an APA-influenced Council seat in the City of San Diego, APAC is now focusing on membership drive, voter registration and voter education and leadership development. 

Rick Amato, National Television Talk Show Host, Radio Talk Show Host, Columnist and Political Commentator 

Amato's an advocate for capitalism, free markets, limited government and a strong America. He believes that the greatest political threat facing America today is from the disconnect, which exists between those who were elected to office and those they elected to represent.

Women's VIP (Volunteer in Politics), San Diego, CA 

Founded as a non-partisan organization to allow all people who are true conservatives to participate. The Mission of Women VIPs Is to Educate, Motivate and Activate Volunteers to Preserve our Judeo-Christian American Heritage. 

The San Diego County-East California Republican Assembly (CRA) 

As California’s oldest and most influential volunteer Republican organization, CRA’s endorsement is a coveted privilege for those candidates who meet our high standards — conservative, principled, electable and the overwhelming choice of our membership. President Ronald Reagan called the California Republican Assembly, "the conscience of the Republican Party."

Greater San Diego Association of Realtors

The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® is dedicated to the preservation of private property rights and to the promotion and protection of the business interests of our REALTOR® members. Our REALTORS® adhere to a code of ethics and professional standards above and beyond the norm. We help our members sell more homes. We help people realize the dream of homeownership.

San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO)

A political organization that focuses on expanding and restoring Second Amendment rights within San Diego County. SDCGO was formed due to an aggressive and successful legislation and regulatory effort to significantly limit or eliminate the firearms industry and the general ownership and use of firearms and the firearms industry in California at the municipal, county, and state level. SDCGO’s solution is a local, non-partisan, volunteer group with full-time staff. 

Latino American Political Association San Diego (LAPA)

A non-partisan political organization whose mission is to promote leadership and unity in the Latino community and promote and increase Latino participation in the political process and representation in government.

Republican Women Alliance 

Give women a stronger voice as political candidates and politicians in the Republican Party. To help preserve the conservative platform of the Republican Party. To provide campaign support to viable campaigns of conservative Republican women. To encourage more women to seek political office in the Republican Party. To educate and train newcomers.

Dr. Tom Goodman, former Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

Mike Snider, Community and Education Advocate