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Monday is Labor Day, a federal vacation celebrating the achievements of the American labor motion. It’s seen as the tip of summer time, and in even-numbered years like this one, as the beginning of election season — when candidates get extra critical about messaging, and when voters pay extra consideration.
In California, voting is a month away, and it’ll final for a whole month main as much as Election Day on Nov. 8. Be warned: This poll is lengthy. However The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board guarantees to do our half to tell you the voter (otherwise you the potential voter, otherwise you the nonvoter) concerning the candidates vying to signify you, from the halls of Congress to the hallways of metropolis faculties.
We’re publishing emailed candidate Q&As and commentaries about poll measures — and provide endorsements — in 53 totally different campaigns. We’re additionally interviewing some candidates on Zoom and a few in individual, so save these dates for dwell, public boards:
- San Diego Metropolis Council District 2: Monday, Oct. 3
- San Diego Metropolis Council District 4: Thursday, Oct. 13
- San Diego Metropolis Council District 8: Monday, Oct. 17
- San Diego Metropolis Council District 6: Tuesday, Oct. 18
- Chula Vista mayor: Monday, Oct. 24
- San Diego County sheriff: Tuesday, Oct. 25
It’s our busiest time of the yr, and we view the work — conserving you knowledgeable — as a civic obligation.
In a single sense, we’re duplicating our efforts. We surveyed candidates in quite a few races earlier than the June 7 main election, and revealed these Q&As within the newspaper and on-line this spring. However after these races narrowed to 2 candidates, we started a brand new spherical of interviews this summer time. The world and San Diego are totally different than they have been a number of months in the past, and we needed voters to have essentially the most up-to-date data they’ll. You’ll be able to go to sandiegouniontribune.com/2022electionguide to see the Q&As and marketing campaign commentaries we have now revealed so far. All will likely be up by early October.
As a result of it’s an entire new election, we’re additionally restarting our endorsement course of. Which suggests we’re evaluating candidates anew. We’ll assess their accomplishments, background, character, demeanor, expertise and information of neighborhood service and examine their coverage stances towards their opponents. We’ll additionally consider the professionals and cons of a dozen state propositions and native poll measures.
We hope you’ll use our endorsements as you consider all sources of marketing campaign data. As with on a regular basis editorials and commentaries, they’re so that you can choose and a part of a broader dialog that may strengthen San Diego. Some will seem after voting begins. All will likely be out earlier than Election Day. In an ideal world, they might all be out earlier than voters obtain mail-in ballots in mid-October. However the interviews and debates are rather a lot to juggle, and we gained’t take into account, not to mention print, endorsements till we publish the pertinent candidate Q&As and marketing campaign commentaries, conduct our personal analysis and ask questions of the candidates and others.
Right here is when you can find our 53 endorsements.
Thursday, Sept. 15: Congressional Districts 48 and 49
Friday, Sept. 16: Congressional Districts 50 and 51
Saturday, Sept. 17: Congressional District 52 and U.S. Senate
Sunday, Sept. 18: Governor
Thursday, Sept. 22: Lieutenant governor and secretary of state
Friday, Sept. 23: State controller and state treasurer
Saturday, Sept. 24: Insurance coverage commissioner and superintendent of public instruction
Sunday, Sept. 25: Lawyer normal
Thursday, Sept. 29: Fourth District State Board of Equalization and county assessor/recorder/clerk
Friday, Sept. 30: San Diego County Superior Decide Workplace Nos. 35 and 36
Saturday, Oct. 1: San Diego County district legal professional and treasurer/tax collector
Sunday, Oct. 2: San Diego County Board of Supervisors Districts 4 and 5
Thursday, Oct. 6: Propositions 1 on abortion and 26 and 27 on gaming
Friday, Oct. 7: Propositions 28 on arts and music schooling and 29 on dialysis clinics
Saturday, Oct. 8: Propositions 30 on the millionaires’ tax and 31 on a flavored tobacco ban
Sunday, Oct. 9: San Diego Unified College District Sub-Districts B and C
Thursday, Oct. 13: State Meeting Districts 74 and 75
Friday, Oct. 14: State Meeting Districts 76 and 77
Saturday, Oct. 15: State Meeting Districts 78 and 79
Sunday, Oct. 16: San Diego County Measure A on a hashish enterprise tax and State Meeting District 80
Thursday, Oct. 20: San Diego Metropolis Council Districts 2 and 4
Friday, Oct. 21: San Diego Metropolis Council Districts 6 and eight
Saturday, Oct. 22: San Diego metropolis measures C on the Halfway District peak restrict and H on child-care amenities
Sunday, Oct. 23: San Diego metropolis measures B on trash pickup and D on undertaking labor agreements
Thursday, Oct. 27: Chula Vista mayor
Friday, Oct. 28: State Senate Districts 18 and 32
Saturday, Oct. 29: State Senate Districts 38 and 40
Sunday, Oct. 30: San Diego County sheriff
As we wrote three weeks ago, our purpose is to present you data and evaluation. We’re right here for you, not the campaigns, as a result of we wish to assist make this place we dwell in and love and may study from higher.
Please preserve on the lookout for our candidate Q&As, our commentaries explaining native poll measures, our candidate boards and our endorsements. What we wrote in Could stays true: We recognize the candidates placing themselves in a public highlight, and we hope they keep in mind that their final job is straightforward: to signify their constituents. These campaigns are job interviews, and voters do the hiring.