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Special Father’s Day Edition of The Edgy Interview: Steven Moore and George Gorton

Steven Moore and new bride Katherine Howie
Mustachioed George Gorton
We've had more than a few colorful interviews in this series, and this special Father's Day double interview throws in some contrast, too. Both men are extraordinarily well-traveled and studied in the world around them. One charges forward into the world with puckish brio, while the other ponders artificial intelligence and the future of mankind. And yet, as with so many father-son relationships, even the starkest contrasts end up highlighting deep currents of similarity...
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Election News: CERC Thanks Our Clients

CERC congratulates…
San Marcos Mayor and future San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond
Future San Jose City Councilwoman Pam Foley
Former San Diego County District Attorney and future San Diego County Supervisor Bonnie Dumanis
San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan
San Diego County Sherriff Bill Gore
…on their electoral success in the June Primary.
It has also been our pleasure to work with…
San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar
Andy Waters for Ventura County Supervisor
California Assemblyman Mark Steinorth
San Jacinto Mayor Andrew Kotyuk
…we wish you all great success in the future.

John Nienstedt Op-Ed in the SD Union Tribune: Californians Short-Changed by Top-Two Primary

California’s nonpartisan blanket primary system mandates that all voters get the same ballot regardless of their party registration, and the top two vote-getters — even if one received less than 50 percent of the vote and also regardless of party — move on to the November runoff. Click below to read CERC President John Nienstedt's thoughts on this system and what it means for California.
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Some Thoughts on Turnout and Other Thoughts on the Governor’s Race

CERC President John Nienstedt shares his thoughts about voter turnout for California's primary election, as well as the results of two pre-primary polls CERC conducted leading up to the vote.
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Staff News from El Paso: Stepping Up to the Honor Roll

Aurora, daughter of CERC Administrative Assistant Gwen Ramsey, was recently recognized as an outstanding student, receiving the “A” Honor Roll award at Western Hills Elementary for the school year. CERC celebrates this wonderful achievement and wishes Aurora all the best as she continues her studies!
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San Diego Business Outlook Solidly Positive for Fifth Consecutive Month

The San Diego Business Forecast
May's Business Forecast sponsored by CalPrivate Bank showed clear skies ahead for San Diego’s business climate. The business community’s outlook remained steadily optimistic with a Business Outlook Index score of 21.9, unchanged from April’s 22.5. All four components of the index – expectations about hiring, revenue, hours offered to workers, and business conditions – held strong.

See the full May report at the: The San Diego Business Forecast

Nienstedt Still Throwing Heat: Selected for the All Star Team

John Nienstedt, CERC President and wanna-be big leaguer, was named to the San Diego Adult Baseball League All-Star team this past week. It was his second consecutive selection to the team. Nienstedt says, “I stunk so bad in my early-50s that I never thought back then I’d be an All-Star in my mid-50s. It’s such an honor to be selected by my teammates and much of the credit goes to my son/coach Johnny who hits me grounders.”

The All-Star game was held under the lights at La Mesa's Helix Charter High on Tuesday, June 12th. John's team scored a 14-10 victory over a team that included former California State Legislator Steve Peace (although Steve did not play). The win was secured with the tying run at the plate in the bottom of ninth. 

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