Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thanks Bobby!

If you don't recognize the gentleman above let me introduce him to you. This is Bobby Glaser and he is owner and president of the La Jolla Group. The specialize in gathering signatures to place things on the ballot. Way back in the 1980's and early 1990's it was a political consulting firm but after a series of setbacks and embarrassments it kind of became a de-facto firm that specialized in local ballot initiatives.

Recently Mr. Glaser was in charge of the signature gathering for the San Diego for Great Schools Initiative an attempt to "reform" the school board and the Unified school system. However they failed to get enough signatures to make it on the ballot.

Also Mr. Glaser was in charge of gather signatures for Carl DeMaio's "Competition" initiative . Which DeMaio, with great flourish delivered to the city clerk last year. Yet less than a month later the clerk verified that Carl didn't have enough signatures and after threatening to pay for a recount quickly backed down.

I wonder if he's in charge of gathering signatures for the 401 k initiative?

1 comment:

Phat Jim said...

Having once worked for the guy, I can tell you that Bobby is an interesting guy. He is shrewd, but works to his disadvantage at times. For instance, his lawsuit against the City for the bathrooms at Qualcomm (women walked in on him while he was in the bathroom) was entirely political, but ultimately self-defeating. That said, there are few consultants who know the ground game better than Bobby.

So, its somewhat surprising that the La Jolla Group hasn't put these initiatives on the ballot. Then again, let's not look a gift horse in the mouth.