GOP endorses Jacob, Jones and Hunter
SAN DIEGO – While three veteran East County politicians up for re-election this year may not need to be formally endorsed by the Republican Party of San Diego County, as the old saying goes, it can’t hurt.
In preparation for the June 2012 Election, San Diego Republicans recently added to their slate of endorsed candidates to benefit from the Party’s upcoming, aggressive “Victory Campaign,” led by chairman Tony Krvaric.
“The Republican Party of San Diego County is committed to electing and re-electing Republicans to every office up for election in 2012 throughout our county, and we unanimously endorsed the following candidates for re-election,” Krvaric said in a press released statement.
Local politicians who benefitted from this announcementincluded Congressman Duncan Hunter, Jr. (52, Alpine), Assemblyman Brian Jones (77, Santee) and San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob.
“I appreciate the party’s endorsement,” said Jones, a former Santee City Councilman who was elected to the assembly in 2008.
“I look forward to this upcoming election cycle, and I expect voters throughout San Diego and the state will increase the number of Republican officeholders.”
For her part, Jacob, running for her sixth term as supervisor, was equally pleased with the announcement.
“I’m honored by the endorsement,” she said. “I stand for personal responsibility, fiscal discipline and an efficient government
that answers to taxpayers. I’ve consistently fought for a back-to-basics approach to governing.
“Whether it’s bringing reforms to the county’s pension system by reigning in unsustainable benefits, or making sure public safety remains our top
budget priority, I insist that county government meets its core obligations to the people.”
Jacob was first elected in 1992, replacing supervisor George Bailey.
“While Democrats continue to put up candidates who defend the status quo and place the interests of special interests and government labor unions first, our Republican candidates are committed to always placing the interests of taxpayers first,” Krvaric said.
Hunter, who was elected to the seat his father held for over two decades, was unavailable for comment at press time.