The June 3rd election upset was interesting. How is it that Democrats of the 24th district voted to nominate Marta Jorgensen?
Jorgensen withdrew from the race and then jumped back in 2 weeks before the election. She clearly has no money to run against an incumbent with a million dollar campaign fund, and hasn’t appeared to make an effort in gathering donations from the community. She has NO government experience, no committee experience, no community service to point to that is verifiable, nor policies that she has endorsed to speak of. She was a no show at any of the candidate forums, didn’t debate, and made no effort to display her views to the 24th district.
Either Gallegly participated in some very questionable practices to insure an easy re-election, OR voters chose simply based on “Educator” being listed on the voter ballot in absence of any information about what candidates stand for. As far as Jorgensen being an educator, one can easily input her name on the California Commission on Teacher Credentials, the agency that oversees all California teachers, to find that she is not a credentialed teacher. Every certified school teacher must hold to a certain standard and pass vigorous education benchmarks to hold a credential to teach. In checking the California Nurses Registry, Jorgensen is not listed as a nurse either.
How sad. This was certainly our year in the 24th district. It is a shame that voters don’t take the future of our children and district more seriously and educate themselves.
Jorgensen withdrew from the 24th district race previously because, as she stated in a Paul Berenson interview (May 3rd, top of the second hour), she ran out of money. Will she again withdraw once up against Elton Gallegly, because she is out of funds?
But then again, perhaps the Democratic and Republican candidates are appropriately matched.