State Assembly - District 79

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Central County: Bonita, Chula Vista, Lemon Grove, parts of La Mesa, and National City, along with San Diego communities including College Area, Encanto, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, and Paradise Hills)



Shirley Weber

Raised: $243,726.00 (09/22)

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Endorsements

California Nurses Association, California Professional Firefighters, Equality California, National Union of Healthcare Workers, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Professional Engineers in California Government, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, United Domestic Workers of America, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, AFL-CIO…more

 

Summary

Democrat Shirley Weber is hugely popular in her district, even as she’s proved irksome to traditional party allies, like parts of organized labor as she’s advocated for school reforms she believes would help minority students. She’s also been on the forefront of efforts to reform the criminal justice system.



Analysis

Her district is deep blue. She’s revered as a social justice warrior, an academic, and a force within the Black community. The GOP candidate is little more than a placeholder, with a website resembling a 1990’s conspiracy locale.

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John Moore

Raised: (no reports filed)

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Endorsements

California Republican Assembly, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, US Gun Club, East County Tea Part…more

 

Summary

Retired Republican businessman John Moore’s biggest accomplishment thus far in this campaign has been snagging Carl Demaio’s endorsement.  He is against every bill Shirley Weber ever voted for in the state assembly, he wants lower taxes and less regulation for businesses. It’s telling that the County GOP refused to endorse him.


Analysis

This won’t be much of a contest.