Sierra Club announces ballot endorsements for March 2002 primary

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he San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club has announced its endorsements for the March 5, 2002 primary ballot. The San Diego Earth Times supports and recommends these candidates.

San Diego City Council

  • District 2: Jim Bell (Open Seat)
  • District 4: Dwayne Crenshaw and Robert Tambuzi (Open Seat)
  • District 6: Donna Frye, (Incumbent)


  • Board of Supervisors District 5: Kevin Barnard (Incumbent Bill Horn)
  • District Attorney: Mike Aguirre, (Incumbent Paul Pfingst)


  • 78th Assembly District: Vince Hall (Open seat)
  • 76th Assembly District: Assembly member, Christine Kehoe, (Incumbent)


  • 51st Congressional District: Congressman Bob Filner, (Incumbent)

    Endorsements are deliberated and approved by the volunteers of a 13-member Political Committee Board of Directors and by a 9-member Executive Committee representing 17,000 Sierra Club members throughout San Diego County.

    “We are confident that our endorsed candidates will work to protect San Diego's unique environment, for our families and for our future,” stated Richard Miller, Chapter Political Chair.

    In making the announcement, Ellen Shively, Chair of the San Diego Chapter Sierra Club, stated “These candidates have demonstrated an excellent grasp of the issues and concerns related to the environment, growth and the quality of life challenges facing the voters and residents of San Diego County.”

    Political Committee member Carolyn Chase noted “These endorsements are made with great care with an eye toward not only voting correctly on environmental issues, but also who will stand up to special interests and help lead the fight to protect San Diego's environment, communities and quality of life.”

    The Sierra Club is a nonpartisan membership organization. It's mission is: “To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystem and resources. To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. To use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.”

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