2020 ELECTION Congratulations to the SLTDC-Endorsed Candidates who won in November 2020:
John Friedrich and Cristi Creegan, SLT CITY COUNCIL Bonnie Turnbull, Lake Tahoe Unified School District Ronald Sitton, Lake Valley Fire Protection District
Supported Candidates: David Peterson, STPUD
ARCHIVE of 2018-2020 ENDORSEMENTS:
Democratic Candidate for Congressional District 4 2020
Democratic Candidate for California State Senate, District 1, 2020
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CITY COUNCIL
Cristi Creegan 2020
Thoughtful Leadership for a Sustainable Future in South Lake Tahoe My goal is to strike a balance that uses all of the incredible assets that make South Lake Tahoe so special. What program and policies will balance the needs of those of us who live here, the increasing number of new residents and our visitors? What management tools can ensure that our community remains livable and economically viable into the future? How can the City Council collaborate effectively to progress toward our regional goals? How do we balance protecting our environment with the needs of our locals? Answers to these questions must be thoughtful, strategic and creative. I am prepared to lead us there.
SLT CITY COUNCIL
John Friedrich 2020
A Shared Vision for South Lake Tahoe My vision for the future of the South Lake Tahoe area is to become a truly sustainable community that models solutions to climate change, and in so doing provides widespread job and economic benefits to Tahoe community residents and businesses. I envision town hubs thriving with locally-owned businesses, connected by an electric transit system, with far less traffic on our roads. I envision visitors being inspired by what they learn at Tahoe, which they take back home to help improve their own communities. As your city council member, you have my promise that I will listen to the community, remain open-minded to different points of view, and make thoughtful decisions. It’s about we, not me.
STPUD DIRECTOR -1 year term
Jennifer Peterson 2020
With nearly twenty years of experience as an attorney, I am well-versed in reading and understanding complex laws and regulations, assessing and managing risk, identifying objectives and creating strategic plans to obtain the best results. I believe I would bring a valuable and unique perspective to the South Tahoe Public Utility District’s Board of Directors. I recognize the challenges that the District is facing including fire suppression system expansion and the need to upgrade aging infrastructure before there is a catastrophic failure of equipment. I also understand that many individuals and businesses in our community are concerned about rate increases. If elected as a STPUD Director, I will work to formulate and implement long-term planning goals in a fiscally responsible, equitable and sustainable manner. As a Director, I will always be guided by what is in the best interest of our community as a whole, taking into account a diverse range of perspectives, financial considerations and the need to plan for the future. I firmly believe that elected officials must have transparency, accountability and operate at the highest ethical standards in representing the communities and districts that they serve.
LAKE VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT DIRECTOR Ronald Sitton 2020
LAKE TAHOE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE AREA 3
Bonnie Turnbull 2020
Tutoring students in a small, rural school, I discovered my passion--education. In the following years, I yearned to give my students more educational opportunities like my immigrant grandparents gave my parents, and my parents gave me.
After earning my Master’s degree in Teaching, I led classrooms in extraordinary schools—one a national award winner, and the other, an Expeditionary Learning school. At both, teachers were encouraged to think creatively about ways to serve our diverse student body, to listen intently to our parent community, and to respond to cultural change.
After 12 years of teaching and many subsequent years substitute teaching, tutoring, coaching, and volunteering in classrooms, I felt that I needed to run for the school board. You elected me in 2016.
During my first term, we hired new leadership, developed plans for improved environmental sustainability and student wellness, opened new elementary science labs, and a renewed our focus on higher achievement for all our students.Despite significant challenges, we made measurable progress in many areas.
As fortune would have it, I am running unopposed in the 2020 election. Be assured that I will continue to honor my values of fiscal prudence, creative innovation, data-driven decision making and dedication to fostering the fullest potential of all our children during the next four years, too.
STPUD DIRECTOR - Full Term
David Peterson: Supported 2020
Why I am running: I grew up in SLT in the 1960s and 70s. My father started up Alpine Animal Hospital, and I very much enjoyed my youth here. Tahoe created my love for water, skiing, and the great outdoors. I became a civil engineer specializing in water resources in 1983, and worked in private firms my entire career. For the last 15 years, I’ve been running my own engineering firm in Folsom. For 11 years, I was also an elected board member for the San Juan Water District near Folsom. I retired in April of this year to our house in Tahoe Keys, so I now have the time to devote to public service, and I feel my background would be useful to the ratepayers of STPUD. My top 3 priorities are:
Make sure STPUD is sustainable from both an infrastructure standpoint, and a resource management standpoint. This means tackling replacements and upgrades in a proactive manner to minimize emergencies and service outages, make sure long term water supplies are secure, and make sure wastewater does not degrade our environment, and is in fact being recycled in a sustainable and useful fashion.
Make sure rates and fees are fair and reasonable, and planned over many years to avoid rate spikes that are hard for ratepayers to handle.
Hire and retain good people that work hard and care about this vital service they are providing. A good corporate culture is vital for organizational effectiveness.
Jessica Morse for Congress in 2018
The El Dorado County Democratic Central Committee and the South Lake Tahoe Democratic Club support the endorsement of Jessica Morse, a fifth-generation Northern Californian, as the Democratic candidate for Congressional District 4. Vote for Jessica Morse to represent California District 4 in the U.S. House of Representatives in November!
ENDORSED BY THE EL DORADO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY and THE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE DEMOCRATIC CLUB Silke Pflueger, Democratic Candidate for CA Senate District 1! - Vote on March 26, 2019 -
Proud Californian, Businesswoman, and Safety Advocate
Laser Engineer and Non-profit Board Member
Immigrant who is deeply committed to getting her adoptive country back on track
Indivisible Organizer and Activist for Progressive Values: Accountability, Transparency, Empathy, Truth, Inclusion and Justice
LOCAL ENDORSEMENTS for November 2018 Election
The South Lake Tahoe Democratic Club endorses the following candidates: City Council:
Democratic Voter Guide for 2018 Mid-terms
Vote on Tuesday, November 6 Democratic Candidates In the South Lake Tahoe Area
Candidates marked "CDP" are endorsed by the CA Democratic Party
U. S. Senator Kevin de Leon CDP U. S. Senator Dianne Feinstein U. S. House CD 4 Jessica Morse CDP CA Governor Gavin Newsom CDP CA Lt. Governor Ed Hernandez CA Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis CA Sec of State Alex Padilla CDP CA State Controller Betty T. Yee CDP CA State Treasurer Fiona Ma CDP CA Atty General Xavier Becerra CDP CA Insurance Com. Ricardo Lara CDP CA Sup. Public Instr. Tony K Thurmond CDP CA State Assembly AD5 Carla Jean Neal CDP
Ballot proposition vote suggested byCA Dem party:
1 Vets and Affordable Housing YES 2 Millionaire tax - Homeless Prevention YES 3 Bonds - Water and Wildlife NEUTRAL 4 Bonds - Children hospitals YES 5 Defer Previous home values NO6 Repeal road repair funding NO 7 Permanent daylight savings time YES 8 State regulation of dialysis YES 9 (Removed from ballot) N/A 10 Rent control for local govt YES 11 Ambulance workers paid break NO 12 Ban sales of some meat/eggs YES