Ex–San Diego city councilman Tony Young, said to be interested in running for the county board of supervisors seat held by termed-out Ron Roberts, has been pulling in lots of cash as a city hall lobbyist. According to an August 8 filing, the Democrat’s Civic Link Strategies got $12,000 from Consortium Holdings during that firm’s successful battle to open a restaurant in Little Italy over the objections of the regional airport authority. Evangelist Morris Cerullo’s planned Legacy Center in Mission Valley came up with $15,000.
Democratic congressman Scott Peters, facing off against ex–Karl Rove aide Denise Gitsham in November, is staging a big-money August 19 fundraiser at the residence of physician Ashish Agrawal and lawyer Bryan Wildenthal. Guest of honor is Arizona House Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. “Congresswoman Sinema is the first openly bisexual member of Congress and co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus,” notes the invite.
Meanwhile, Peters wants to tweet his picks for the nation’s military academies. “Congressman Peters enjoys highlighting the accomplishments of Service Academy Candidates,” says a request for a privacy waiver on the application form he sends to would-be nominees.
“If nominated and selected for appointment by one of the Service Academies, our office would like to use the information provided on this application for social media and/or media releases. All parties will be notified prior to the release of any media. By signing this page, you are giving Congressman Peters and his staff permission to use your information. There is no penalty for not signing this page and your application will still be accepted.”