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Encinitas mayor selected to chair candidate’s campaign

ENCINITAS — It was announced Tuesday that Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks will chair Steve Danon’s campaign efforts in the election for the District 3 seat of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors.

“I’m extremely pleased to have Jerome Stocks as the chair of my campaign,” Danon said. “The fact that he is the mayor of the largest coastal city in the third supervisory district and as…chairman of the San Diego Association of Governments…Jerome has been working tirelessly to move our region forward.”

Steve Danon, left, candidate for the District Three seat on the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors selects Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks to chair his campaign. File photo

Stocks said in a statement that it is crucial to the health of our region that the next Third District Supervisor be a true partner with the cities in the district and to ensure that the needs of its residents are met.

“I am one of many elected officials and community leaders who have gotten behind Steve knowing that he will be that kind of partner,” Stocks said.

“I’ve had a strong working relationship with Jerome for many years, it was, in fact, he who recruited me to run for supervisor against a 20-year incumbent,” Danon said. “Jerome and I have had a very strong, positive working relationship that not only will serve us well on the campaign, but if things work out, we’ll be very strong working on the county board of supervisors.”

Stocks added that he was looking forward to assisting Danon’s campaign and believes Danon will be ready to champion pro-business regulatory reforms, sponsor measures that implement accountability in County government, advocate for our schools, and make sure our law enforcement officials have the resources necessary to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe.

The District 3 seat oversees much of the North County coastal communities, including Encinitas, Leucadia, Del Mar and Solana Beach.

Danon sees the election affecting Encinitas tremendously, he said, especially when it comes to beach testing, which the county is responsible for.

He also said that the economy would be one of his main priorities. “It shouldn’t take five to seven years for a business to get a permit,” he added.

Pam Slater-Price, who’s held the seat for 20 years, is not seeking re-election.

In January, Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Roberts officially entered the race.


Real Encinitas February 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

Dannon has also lost my vote due to this association with Stocks. Water seeks its own level!

Concerned Taxpayer February 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I won’t be voting for Danon based on his association with Stocks.

Voting voter January 22, 2012 at 3:06 am

Hey Voter, how can a guy who has remained an Encinitas elected for twelve years and not declared himself a candidate for any other office be called a “higher office seeker” ?

I like and appreciate Jerome Stocks for his ability to stay focused on Encinitas and not use his office for some other political agenda.

Shame on Andreen January 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

Rational Family People? Are they opening for Rage Against the Machine? Come on Mike Andreen, get on your game. Quit parroting the usual nonsense about business interests and painting one who opposes Stocks as a supposed “lefty”. If there’s one thing Jerome lacks, besides common sense, it’s integrity. Just check all the money he, James Bond, Muir and Gaspar have taken from interests outside the city over the years. You can try and rip Sheila, but she’d of had the park built. Stocks, still waiting.

Encinitas Voter January 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

Bad move Mr Danon! Aligning yourself with a divisive, arrogant, higher-office-seeker…Encinitas is finally waking up to his antics.
I can’t vote for you

Stocks and Danon January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Stocks and Danon have my vote! They’re both rational family people who work within the system to make positive change for the betterment of their respective communities, and who have private sector business experience.

There will always be people (as seen above)willing to criticize a decision maker, but both these gents have shown integrity and courage.
Despite the NIMBY ney-sayers Encinitas is a better place now than it was in 2000 before Jerome Stocks replaced Sheila Cameron, and Steve Danon will be a better County rep than our current “San Diego arts” and free european vacation lady.

Concerned Encinitan January 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

Stocks certainly has inflamed the voters of Encinitas with many questionable decisions and will be facing growing opposition as our election nears. He clearly appears to have money coming in from outside interests; does not seem to be representing the best interests of his constituency.
If nothing else, he has far too many issues on his plate to be running someone else’s campaign.
Danon surely lost my vote

kathleen2 January 19, 2012 at 9:14 am

Steve Dannon says that Jerome Stocks has worked tirelessly for Sandag -now we know why nothing gets done in Encinitas. Last night Jerome Stocks proudly said that after 10 years of working and planning, we are getting a passageway under the train tracks at a cost of a mere 5 million plus. But don’t worry folks, most of the money is coming from your federal and state taxes. The residents of the coast have wanted safe at grade crossings for years. At grade crossings cost a fraction of the price of one underground tunnel (Solana Beach got their part of the tracks undergrounded in less than 3 years). The city had state funds to build stairs as they did at Swami’s and Grandview. Under Stocks leadership nothing was done for over 7 years and the funds were lost for Beacons Beach. Under Stocks the Hall property has been sitting vacant for over 10 years – now Mayor Stocks is trying to get the county to lighten up on the toxic waste clean up that needs to be done. Under Stocks the city tried to avoid an EIR so that they would not have to do any toxic waste clean up. Under Stocks’ leadership the City of Encinitas has the barren dirt and sandbag policy for landscaping along the tracks while Solana Beach has a lovely walkway. I think that Jerome Stocks knows his time is up in Encinitas. Sooooooo why would Dannon want to align himself with Stocks. For many Encinitas residents Dannon’s association with Stocks will mean a no vote for him.

Shame on Shame on You January 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

Stocks has done well for Encinitas? Must be something in your Fruit Loops. Check the pension mess at City Hall and the giant dirt piles at the Hall Property to see Stocks in action.

BTW, you just posted with an anonymous login.

Bummer January 18, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Dannon lost my vote and motivated me to work against him. That is just the most obnoxious display of RINO:Republican In Name Only that Dannon could produce! Watch, everything he says will be countered by the substance and reality of his chairman’s actions.

Shame on you January 18, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Danon is a good man looking to do a good job for north county, unlike our current Supe who sends her discretionary dollars to the san diego opera, etc!
And Stocks has done well for Encinitas, and the region.

Anon nabobs of negative vomit comments are irritating. If this bird cage liner had any integrity it would require legit postings as the UT does!

Birdie January 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

@Shame on you: If it’s such a “bird cage liner” why do you read the Coast News? Lame…

RINO Detector January 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

If Dannon is a good man why would he tie up to Jerome who has a terrible and very shady record and who’s few “accomplishments” are are shallow under a critical review? Do you have any idea of the magnitude of the tax dollars that Jerome has given away?

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