By Ken Stone
Krvaric, 47, apparently faced token opposition in a meeting at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in Mission Valley.
A member of the party’s Central Committee told Times of San Diego that Krvaric’s election was “only slightly contested” by Lincoln Pickard, a two-time candidate in the 80th Assembly District — a seat held by Lorena Gonzalez. The member didn’t want to be identified.
“He just wanted to say his piece,” the member said. “No other challengers.”[contextly_sidebar id=”VweJzdn3d2NCD4fBIfiTQ0VzVywWTnkd”]The vote “wasn’t even close. Like 4-to-1,” said the member.
It wasn’t immediately known whether Krvaric would be paid in his new two-year term. The post has been a volunteer, unpaid position.
On Saturday, Voice of San Diego said it confirmed that the party’s executive committee discussed a new “compensation package” worth $15,000 a month in election years and $10,000 per month in off years.
“The committee didn’t make that deal official,” wrote Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts of Voice. “It’s just a range and an idea right now. But it seems to have legs.”
But Monday night, Voice editor in chief Lewis tweeted that “potential salary discussion [was] punted to New Year.” (The committee member said: “It wasn’t planned for tonight.”)
— Scott Lewis (@vosdscott) December 11, 2018
Krvaric’s popularity among conservatives isn’t unanimous, however.
On Sunday, San Diegans For Secure Borders, a Facebook group, labeled Krvaric and his “rotten, corrupt San Diego GOP” as “part mafia, part cult.”
The unnamed commenter added: “Krvaric has been saying for almost a year that he was retiring as Chairman this year after serving for 12 failed years. Now he suddenly says he’s running for re-election and he schedules a rush election for tomorrow night.”
The comment alleged that no one had a chance to challenge him. And it quoted the Voice of San Diego speculation of Krvaric seeking an annual salary of $120,000 to $180,000.
“Scam artist,” the comment ended. “No wonder the Republican Party is dying in San Diego. Death by suicide and corruption.”
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