La Jolla Riford Senior Center, 10 a.m.

Name: Liane Bruno

Age: 40

Occupation: Business Owner

Neighborhood: La Jolla

Bruno voted for Jerry Sanders for mayor: “I’m a Republican and a business owner. He was the obvious choice for me.”

Scott Peters for city attorney: “I know him personally and he’s been my city councilman for a long time. He’s done a lot for local people around here, especially business owners and I thought he’d make a good city attorney.”

And Marshall Merrifield for City Council: “I have two kids in public schools and I think he’s a great spokesman for public education, he’s against any more budget cuts.”

Name: John Rocket

Age: 57

Occupation: Plumbing Contractor

Neighborhood: La Jolla

Rocket voted for Steve Francis for mayor: “I voted for Donna Frye last time. I don’t think Francis has flip-flopped at all. I think he’s just doing things right now. He’s learned what the important issues are, he’s not flip-flopping. Sanders is stuck, he’s entrenched with the developers. Same with Scott Peters, they’re all the back room boys, Doug Manchester and that crowd, they just want to keep things going the way they’ve always been going and pave paradise.”

Mike Aguirre for city attorney: “He hasn’t turned me off at all. Maienschein and Peters, they were both involved in that whole pension debacle. They have now said they made a mistake, but now they want to be the city attorney? I don’t think so! That was a bad mistake … Aguirre’s the only one who’s stood up to the entrenched interests downtown.”

And Sherri Lightner for City Council “She’s a progressive, she lives here and she knows the community. She would be a great, great change.”

Name: Adrienne Berlin

Age: 55

Occupation: Healthcare Consultant

Neighborhood: La Jolla

Berlin voted for Francis for mayor: “I thought we needed a change. I don’t think Francis is very connected to the current system. We needed to not elect an incumbent.”

Brian Maienschein for city attorney: “Aguirre turned me off. Was it Maienschein who was involved in that whole pension thing? Wait a minute, I need to go in there and change my vote.”

And Lightner for City Council: “She’s an environmentalist, she’s a local lady.”


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