2018 Midterm Voter Guide

County of San Diego Supervisors - District 5

Republicans, according to the latest report from the Registrar of Voters have a near 20,000 person advantage in this far north county district. D5 overlaps with the 49th Congressional district, which has been targeted by Democrats (and Indivisible groups) for an intensive get out the vote effort. This could lead to an upset in the general election in what has been considered the safest seat for Republicans on the Board of Supervisors.

Incumbent Supervisor Bill Horn is termed out.  

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Includes: Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Vista, Bonsall, Fallbrook, DeLuz, Rainbow, Pala, Pauma Valley, Valley Center, Warner Springs, Ranchita, and Borrego Springs.


Michelle Gomez

Raised: $30,778 (09/22)

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Endorsements

San Diego County Democratic Party, Democratic Club of Carlsbad & Oceanside, Democratic Club of Vista, Democratic Woman’s Club of San Diego County, Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club, National Women’s Political Caucus – San Diego, Run Women Run, San Diego Democrats for Equality, San Diego Progressive Democratic Club, Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego County, Local 221, United Domestic Workers, Vista Fire Fighters Association Local 4107, Association of Cannabis Professionals, A Soothing Seed. …more

 

Summary

Democrat, long-time community activist making her first foray into electoral politics. Has been campaigning hard, as the impressive list of endorsements indicates.


Analysis

Her record as a legislative analyst, along with her record of volunteerism give proof to the substance she’d bring to the position. She’s making no bones about her desire to end the hoarding of county reserves, putting the excess to work building the local economy, strengthening fire protection, preserving open space, and increasing access to affordable housing.

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Jim Desmond

Raised: $219,522 (09/22)

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Endorsements

Associated General Contractors, Borrego Sun Newspaper, Californian Republican Assembly – East County, Oceanside Police Officers Association, San Diego County Apartment Association, San Diego County Medical Society, San Diego County Republican Party, San Diego Deputy District Attorney’s Association, San Diego Gun Owners Association, San Diego Lincoln Club, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Paper (North County newspaper), The San Diego Union-Trib…more

 

Summary

The Republican Mayor of San Marcos is right at home with the more conservative wing of his party and is endorsed by the outgoing--and very crusty--Supervisor Bill Horn..


Analysis

He makes no bones about the fact he’s running to preserve the status quo on the Board of Supervisors, a status quo that’s left millions in funding for the mentally ill unspent and where skepticism about the cause of climate change is the norm.

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