Election Day in SD-17 and SD-28

UPDATE: Well, it looks like we went 1 for 2.  Sharon Runner defeated Darren Parker, but Ted Lieu was also able to pull off the 50% threshold.  We should be seeing both Runner and Lieu in the Senate shortly.

If you happen to live in either SD-17 or SD-28 it’s an election day today!  In the 17th district, CDP African-American caucus chair faces off one-on-one with Sharon Runner.  The winner will receive more than 50%+1, so they will be ready to take their seat right after the election is certified.  

Darren is an extremely dedicated and hard working leader.  He helped out on the Kamala Harris campaign, and was an extremely passionate contributor.  He is a fantastic alternative to the Runner dynasty.

In the 28th, Ted Lieu is facing off with a slew of Republicans, a Democrat and a few others.  The big challenge in this race is for Lieu to get to that magical 50%+1 so that he can take the seat right away. If he does, he will be able to get to vote on Jerry Brown’s budget, which he supports.

Lieu has been a fighter, particularly on mortgage issues.  While I haven’t always agreed with him, particularly with his positions on prison reform, he would be an asset to the Senate.  He is a very sharp and intelligent legislator.

So, if you are in the districts…VOTE! You can get the results here when the polls close.

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  1. Yeah I have a Mortgage(for the moment), The problem I’m facing is that My Mortgage down payment assistance comes from the San Bernardino County MAP Program(they provide 47% down and I provide 3% of the houses cost, the mortgage company provides the rest)as I have very low income and the county requires a minimum 60 day escrow(Also the house has to be turn key or just needing some paint and vacant), One lender in a short sale who owned the note on a vacant house, Said 30 days and no more and I’d offered what they wanted and I made an offer on another house recently and this owner would do no more than 45 days, Currently I can only offer so much as I’m short of the 3% for beyond $55,000.00, The mortgage company approved Me to $62,000.00 maximum cause I only get $845.00 which Jerry would like to shrink to $830.00 of course. I also can’t buy a house in a non approved area, Just in the county areas or areas without their own down payment assistance programs, The Map program will pay for all of My closing costs, I just have to have the 3% for the down payment/good faith deposit. I don’t qualify for all programs as I don’t have a credit score or history as I’ve been disabled and getting SSI since 2003. For the moment, Means I was dropped by My mortgage broker as being too costly and My contact there is trying to get Me approved elsewhere w/another mortgage broker who is part of the Map program and there are 3 to 5 possible places that might pickup My mortgage paperwork I was told, It’s that or My rent will skyrocket from $215 a month to maybe $350 to $550 a month for more than just a month or two, $450 I can barely do and I’d have no extra money for the car anymore for any repairs or the CA DMV renewal and being I’m 50.5yrs old I don’t qualify for a Seniors(55+) apartment yet, Most places won’t allow Cats and I have one who is housebroken who used to be a stray who’d run away If I weren’t around, She loves Me that much, Not bad for a healthy cat from an Animal shelter in Apple Valley CA who before being a stray was someones kitten as She’d been fixed already I was told at the animal hospital, She loves Me cause I give Her all She needs and canned food too, She went from a medium sized young cat @ 9lbs(maybe 1 year old I was told) to a larger cat that now weighs about 14lbs 6.5 months later, Her feet are the width of 2 of My fingers, She jumps 4′ straight up in one jump, So She’s not fat at all. She’s a Black and White cat with a stripe on Her Chin and yep She knows how to take Her collar off too, I’ve got to get Her chipped asap, Can’t do that now as I still have to pay another $100 in property taxes on the home that I sold to raise the down payment money with and It’s only a $50 fee from a local vet in Barstow CA, But I’ll be able to solve that problem sometime soon at least.

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