What Is 99 N’ Counting?
Earlier this month, Washington Wizards Point Guard John Wall sat down with former Washington Wizards Forward Caron Butler to discuss a myriad of topics including politics. During their conversation, Wall expounded upon his thoughts about the importance of local elections.
“Our voice turns into votes, and our vote should go to a candidate that stands and fights for the issues that affects our communities and our culture. People don’t understand it’s not just our Presidential elections…it doesn’t start there, it all starts in your city, your state, where you’re at,” he said.
Often times, entertainment media personalities and outlets will echo Wall’s sentiments. However, our industry often does a poor job of covering those local elections and informing readers about the ins and outs of said elections. In an effort to not only educate others, but also ourselves we have launched the “99 And Counting” series. The goal of this series is not to sway voters in one direction or another, but rather inform readers about who’s running for resources and help them find resources they can use to learn more. Each day, we’ll take a look at a local election in the 100 days leading up to November 3, 2020. Today, we start with the congress race in New York’s 19th Congressional District.
What is San Diego?
San Diego is well known as one of the most beautiful cities in the country. With shoreline and warm weather, the city offers the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Lego Land. Nick Cannon, Adam Lambert and many others have come from the California city.
How Can I Register To Vote?
In order to vote in the state of California, visit California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s site.
When Is Election Day?
This year, election day is November 3, 2020.
What Are Candidates Running For?
The mayor of a major city is often responsible for overseeing the fire, police, education, housing and transportation departments.
Bio: “Barbara Bry is President Pro Tem of the San Diego City Council representing the 1st District. She serves as Chair of the Budget and Government Efficiency Committee and as Vice Chair of the Rules Committee and the Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods. Prior to serving in office, Barbara was a high-tech entrepreneur and community leader. She worked her way through college and grad school, earning a Master’s Degree in Business from Harvard. While a single working mom, Barbara was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies which have created hundreds of local jobs,” Bry’s campaign writes.
Bio: “In 2016, Todd was elected to the California State Assembly to represent the 78th Assembly District. He was re-elected for another two-year term in 2018. Todd immediately rose to a leadership position in the Assembly, serving as Assistant Majority Whip and now Majority Whip. During his time in the Assembly, Todd has passed legislation on many of the major issues San Diego is working to address, including building more affordable housing, fighting gun violence, combatting climate change, and providing resources for the homeless,” Gloria’s campaign writes.