2018 Midterm Voter Guide

State Assembly - District 78

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Coastal San Diego:  Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Solana Beach, San Diego neighborhoods including Balboa Park, Downtown, Hillcrest, Kensington, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Mission Hills, North Park, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Torrey Pines, University City, University Heights



Todd Gloria

Raised: $349,035.76 (09/22)

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Endorsements

California Democratic Party, Association of California State Supervisors, California Association of Highway Patrolmen, California Association of Professional Scientists, California State Retirees, California Teachers Association, Chicano Democratic Association, Clairemont Democratic Club, San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, San Diego County Young Democrats, San Diego Municipal Employees Association, San Diego Progressive Democratic Club, Sierra Club California, United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930…more

 

Summary

The incumbent Democrat was City Councilman for District 3, President of the City Council, and interim mayor for 5 months after Bob Filner resigned in 2013. He reversed some of Filner’s more controversial actions, thus placating the business community, while simultaneously push a Climate Action Plan and a measure increasing the minimum wage in San Diego. In 2016 was elected to the CA State Assembly taking over the seat of termed out Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.



Analysis

The 78th is a deep blue district and Todd Gloria has kept a high profile since being elected to the Assembly. He will be re-elected by a wide margin.

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Maggie Campbell

Raised: $1,832.24 (09/22)

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Endorsements

California Republican Party, Republican Women’s Alliance, California Republican TaxPayers Association, Carl DeMaio & The DeMaio Report…more



 

Summary

The Clairemont Republican says she’s running for office because she’s not a politician. Her 30 years of experience in business, banking and evangelical ministry, she believes, will enable her to be a strong voice in the state capitol. Like other Republicans around the state, Campbell has built her campaign around opposing the “gas tax.”


Analysis

She has political experience volunteering in presidential campaigns as a poll worker, and ran for Los Angeles city council and California State Assembly in 2008 and 2010. Thus far her campaign hasn’t attracted the kind of attention it would need to drive voters to vote for her.

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