Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on the 
San Diego Special Election Results

Over the past several months, Democrats in San Diego and throughout California have been working day and night to elect a Democratic mayor of San Diego. Last night, Democrats’ efforts fell short but it was not for lack of effort or for lack of commitment on our coalition’s part.

David Alvarez ran a campaign all Democrats can be proud of and the vision he outlined for his city will serve as a progressive marker for candidates and officials who continue to work toward a better, more inclusive San Diego.

Throughout the campaign, our activists alone, led by the CDP’ Chicano-Latino Caucus, made more than 25,000 calls using our online phone bank. Democrats everywhere pitched in where they could and it was impressive to see San Diego Democrats, County Committees, Caucuses and Clubs from across the state working together in a great, unified effort to elect the first Latino mayor of San Diego since 1849.

I have no doubt that David Alvarez and the coalition that supported his campaign will remain a viable force not only in San Diego, but in California Democratic politics for some time to come.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Vote Alvarez for Mayor

This is it.

The special election for San Diego Mayor is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11.

The campaign mail, phone calls, and television ads are coming to an end. Now all that matters is you.

Democrats need your help to elect DAVID ALVAREZ as Mayor of San Diego.

David is endorsed by President Obama and Governor Jerry Brown. He has a climate action plan, a cross-border economic plan to create middle-class jobs along with a commitment to protect the interests of neighborhoods over special interests.

He'll be there for us – and now we have to be there for him.

On Tuesday, February 11, please make sure your voice is heard. Vote for DAVID ALVAREZ for Mayor.

You can find your polling place at

If you have a vote-by-mail ballot, please drop it off at any polling place in the city on Election Day.

For assistance in voting, call (858) 277-3367.

Remember, vote DAVID ALVAREZ for Mayor.

Peace and friendship,

John Burton
California Democratic Party