joel anderson

Follow the money: Joel Anderson edition

Oh, what a long, strange trip it’s been for State Sen. Joel Anderson who like Old Man River, keeps occupying political office while playing fast and loose with campaign finance laws, along. Anderson has represented California’s 38th State Senate District since 2014 and is term-limited out of office next year. The district runs through nearly one-third of San Diego County and includes El Cajon, Escondido, parts of…


When ALEC’s Joel Anderson says drain the swamp, he forgets he is the swamp

(Editor’s Note: In a RARE public opportunity, state Sen. Joel Anderson said this week he would hold an “Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting” hosted by Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Escondido Councilman Ed Gallo, both Republicans like Anderson, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at VFW Post 1513, 230 E. Park Ave. Escondido 92025. RSVP was specified at 619-596-3136, although an…


Abed raising, not spending, supe race funds

San Diego County Supervisors (left to right) Ron Roberts, Dave Roberts and Bill Horn at 2014 State of the County Address. (Photo: Milan Kovacevic.) The latest campaign finance disclosures from candidates running for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors suggest an increasingly competitive race for Dave Roberts as he seeks re-election in District 3. Roberts, who was dogged last year by allegations he misused his…


Outside groups seen as crucial for Joel Anderson in San Diego supervisor race

Republican State Senator Joel Anderson’s campaign to dislodge fellow GOPer Dianne Jacob from her seat on the county Board of Supervisors in next June’s election has struggled to attract significant local funds, according to an inewsourceanalysis of campaign finance data covering the first six months of the year. State senator Joel Anderson is challenging fellow Republican Dianne Jacob, who has represented East County on the county…


State Sen. Joel Anderson (R-38th District) comes home to ALEC

Earlier this year, following his sub rosa Washington D.C. meetings with the chief Geico lobbyist, we asked the question: Where in the world is state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-38th District? He’s your state senator in case  you didn’t know, and he was about as far from Sacramento as possible. Answering that question is easy this week. Anderson is at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San…