Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chavez vacates Assembly seat; will Gaspar run?

U-T:
Assemblyman Rocky Chávez made it official on Thursday: He'll make the uphill run for U.S. Senate.

The Oceanside Republican said he will challenge Democratic frontrunner Attorney General Kamala Harris for the seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer. He is the first Republican to enter the 2016 race.
This opens up Chavez's Assembly seat, in a safe Republican district. Looking around the district from Encinitas to Camp Pendleton, there are a handful of candidates who have the name recognition and political network to mount a serious run. Might Kristin Gaspar give it a try?

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood would have a good chance of winning. He's nominally a Republican but liberal and well-funded by the labor unions. We know he's ambitious, as he ran for and almost won Bill Horn's Supervisor seat last year. Popular Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall would be another formidable candidate. He has a track record of accomplishing pension reform, and was recently re-elected unopposed after defeating labor candidate Keith Blackburn in 2010.

19 comments:

  1. Gaspar? You have got to be kidding.

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  2. Gaspar has Peter Principled out.

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  3. No more nose blowing and hair flipping at CC meetings, why? She does like to shake her mayoral seat though. Shake it don't break it KG.

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    1. Bees do the shakey dance to let the hive members know where the nectar is located. Gaspar does the same to let the developers know where the high density open space is.

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    2. I don't agree with all of Gaspar's positions, but why are people so personal in their attacks? I don't recall seeing her blowing her nose or hair flipping.

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    3. 8:44 You might want to watch more closely. Gaspar constantly flips her hair back (I'll have to start counting for each meeting), constantly wiping her nose, and moves that chair left to right and right to left. Must have itchy britches.

      I'm waiting for her to trip on those gawd awful heels she wears. Watch out city, there could be a lawsuit in the making.

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  4. Wow, making up the news, how fun. John Stewart is leaving the Daily Show, will Teresa Barth take his place?

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    1. Barth has no sense of irony.

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    2. 7:48 AM

      Nor do many of the commenters here. Besides, making stuff up is what they do. They have to sustain that outrage.

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  5. This may not be a safe Republican district for long. It's true there is an 8 point registration advantage. But....a lot of independents. I think it's good for California to have competitive districts.

    38.62% Republican
    30.72% Democratic
    25.23% No party preference

    Plus the the district is more than 40% non-white.

    57.89% White
    3.50% Black
    29.33% Latino
    6.75% Asian
    0.73% Native American
    0.86% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.28% other
    0.66% remainder of multiracial

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    1. There goes the neighborhood.

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  6. Lets not leave out Mr. 'as it relates to' Muir. Once one starts paying attention, you too, will find anything Mark says always includes several 'as it relates to' in every comment. Watch for it and you too can cringe along with the rest of us every time he chooses to speak. It has to be more than just a limited vocabulary going on there and once you all start noticing his repetitive usage of this phrase, it will drive you a little batty too. At least we haven't had to be subjected to 'bifurcate this' lately. Two more years and counting Muir. Sweep, sweep, sweep on outa here.

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    1. 4:13 I agree. I can not stand to listen to Muir. He is a repetitive puppet and looks and acts like he is on another planet. "As it relates to" is something the man is stuck on. Please someone duct tape his mouth.

      "Bifurcate" was used at the last council meeting by the Crown Princess (Gaspar). I wonder if she bifurcates when she keeps rocking her chair back and forth. Gotta wonder.

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    2. He called Kristin "Mo" at the last meeting. There is an astounding amount of NLP flying around the room at these meeting, esp. with Muir. It must left over from his years with the Fire Dept.

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    3. What is NLP? Do you mean Neuro-Linguistic Programming?

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  7. Why did Muir run - to cover for $tock$' impending loss? They guy has exposed his lack of situational awareness in any environment. And he was fire chief? One could pry the Kook off his pedestal and enshrine him as
    chief - he also fits the job description as demonstrated by Muir.

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    1. Why did Muir run? Because $tock$ told him that is what he should do.

      Puppet, pussy Muir. Now he follows GASbag.

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  8. I can't count the times I and others have sat in the audience and been subjected to our council beating a dead horse for a couple of hours over a specific issue and when the time comes for Mark to comment on what we have all been patiently listening to, he asks questions that were covered and answered clearly [ at least as clearly as we get these days].

    This is his MO and I don't mean his wife. Where was his mind while we were all painfully paying attention to the interminable proceedings if he consistently asks questions that were previously answered? If we can pay attention without pulling our hair out, the least he can do is demonstrate some semblance of absorbing even a small bit of the information that was being offered.

    That and his being able to get close enough to his microphone so his words can be heard at the same volume as the rest of the council. Some one here has proffered to get him a longer microphone, 'as it relates to' yada yada yada. If I never hear 'as it relates to' come out of his pie hole again, it won't be too soon.

    If we can sit for hours and try to learn something. he at least should demonstrate that he was paying attention. He gets paid to do just that while the rest of us are there to preserve this precious community from the ravages of demands for infill that we don't want and don't need.

    There are way too many urban designs being forced upon us that can be work in urban areas but are not appropriate for what we have. We are not downtown SD where some of these ideas can be a good thing.

    What will it take to save us from downtown SD style densities that couldn't be more inappropriate here in Encinitas? Reps that are wiling to fight for us and stand for the specialness that brought us all here in the first place?

    Catherine, you give us hope and come 2016 there will be others of like mind to help you you up there on the dais to preserve our specialness. If you can remain independently minded we can overcome the pressures of monied interests to infill no matter the costs to this community's character.

    Lisa says she won't be running. Thank you Lisa. that is the best gift you can give us.

    Mark, if you can exhibit the least bit of comprehension, you too will follow Lisa onto greener pastures.

    Tony, for some reason, I still hold hope that you can come around and be worth keeping but if the YMCA debacle comes to fruition, you will be history and sent packing. That and your refusal to allow the DAO for our own downtown bar scene does not bode well for any future aspirations you may be considering.

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