Not taking re-election for granted, East County Supervisor Dianne Jacob is seeking support for a seventh term in 2016.
“It would be a tragedy if a politician, whose only interests are advancing a political career and delivering for special interest supporters, replaced a committed public servant like Dianne.”
Among the signers of the “Dear Neighbor” note are former San Diego Zoo spokeswoman Joan Embery of Alpine and former La Mesa Councilman Ernie Ewin.
The 260-word email urged recipients to go to diannejacobforsupervisor.com “and endorse Dianne’s re-election.”
In 2012, Jacob defeated 2003 Cedar Fire burn victim Rudy Reyes 77.6 percent to 22.1 percent to easily win a sixth term on the five-member county Board of Supervisors. She beat Reyes in 2008 by a similar margin. She was unopposed in 2004 and won a four-person race in 2000 with 61.5 percent of the vote.
The San Diego Reader last week reported that state Sen. Joel Anderson has “declared his intention to run in 2020 for the seat to be vacated by fellow Republican Jacob.”
Jacob represents the 2nd District — largest in the county by geography. It includes El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Poway and Santee and unincorporated areas, with 620,000 residents.
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