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Henry Abarbanel
Crest Road
former Mayor and Councilmember

Penny & Buck Abell
Serpentine Dr.

Brad Allison
10th St

Michael Baker
Torrey Point Road

Gale Bakker
La Amatista Road

Ted Bakker
La Amatista Road
Chair, Planning Commission

Jeff Barnouw
Amphitheatre Dr

Bruce Bekkar
Spinnaker Ct
former ex officio member, Sustainability Advisory Board

Adam Birnbaum
former Planning Manager, City of Del Mar

Catherine and Phil Blair
15th St.

Pat and Bob Bone
Culebra St.
member, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee (Pat)

Ellen Breen
Ocean Ave.
Chair, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee

Patty & Marc Brutten
Avenida Primavera
Del Mar Plaza owners

Drew Cady
Stratford Court

Linda & Frank Chisari
Crest Road

Gordon Clanton
Del Mar Times columnist

Diane Coombs
original Executive Director, San Dieguito River Park JPA (retired)

Don Coordt
Luzon Ave

Don Countryman
Crest Road
member, Planning Commission

Crystal Crawford
former Mayor and Councilmember

Csilla Crouch
25th St.

Gale Darling
24th St

Steve Denyes
19th St.

Liz Dernetz
9th St

Wayne Dernetz
9th St
former Del Mar City Manager

Nancy & David Doyle
26th St.
member, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee (Nancy)

Suren Dutia
11th St.

Anne Marie Ebeling
Klish Way

Helen Eckmann
Ocean View Ave.
former member, Sustainability Advisory Board

Jim Eckmann
Ocean View Ave.
former chair, City of Del Mar Finance Committee

Joy Ehrenfeld
10th St.

Rick Ehrenfeld
10th St.
former member, Design Review Board

Bud Emerson
Klish Way
member, Finance Committee
and Del Mar Housing Corporation

Mary Ann Emerson
Klish Way

Lars Fahlberg
Bellaire St.

Anne Farrell
Via Alta
member,Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee; former member, Design Review Board

Dr. John Farrell
Via Alta

Harold Feder
Crest Road
Chair, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee

Ann Feeney
Rimini Rd
Chair, Sustainability Advisory Board

Mary & Jeff Friestedt
Bellaire St

Frances & Nicholas Frost
Crest Road

Melissa Gans
Hoska Dr.

Ivan Gayler
15thSt.
Co-developer, Del Mar Plaza

Lynn & Charlie Gaylord
Ocean Front

Pat and John Giebink
Stratford Court

John Gillies
San Dieguito Dr.
former Mayor and Councilmember

Marc and Mai-Lon Gittelsohn
11th St

John Goodkind
Forest Way
member, Design Review Board and Sustainability Advisory Board

Gale & John Graybill
15th St
Member, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee (John)

Jas Grewal
11th St.
Member, City of Del Mar Finance Committee

Zach Groban
owner, Rusty's
chair, Business Support Advisory Committee

Susan & Judd Halenza
15th St.
member, Shores Advisory Committee (Judd)

Ellie Haviland
Rimini Rd
City Councilmember

Tim Haviland
Rimini Rd
Chair, Design Review Board

Lee Haydu
former Mayor & Councilmember

Barbara & John Healy
Serpentine Dr

Jerry and Linda Hirschberg
Umatilla Rd

Chris Hogan
13th St

Nicole Holliday
Crest Road
former President, Del Mar Farmer's Market

Will Holliday
Crest Road
former member, City of Del Mar Finance Committee

Rosanne & Joel Holliday
Crest Road

Maryka & George Hoover
Pine Needles Dr

Tom Humphries
Seaview Ave

Pat JaCoby
Ocean View
former Chair, Parks & Recreation Committee

Dolores Davies Jamison
Crest Road
former member, Sustainability Advisory Board

Richard Jamison
Crest Rd
Vice-Chair, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee

Barbara Johansen
23rd St

Linda and Mel Katz
8th St
Del Mar's representative to County Water Authority (Mel)

Louise Keeling
Cuchara Dr.
member of the Village Character Committee, Citizen Task Force for the creation of the Del Mar Community Plan
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Carol Kerridge
El Amigo
Member, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee and Sustainability Advisory Board

Shirley King
Avenida Primavera

Terry Kopanski
Zapo St.
Member, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee

Nitza Leichtling
Stratford Court
Member, Sustainability Advisory Board

Beth Levine
Crest Rd
member, Design Review Board

Felise Levine
Forest Way

Arlene Lighthall
Luzon Ave.

Scott MacDonald
Luzon Ave.
member, City of Del Mar Finance Committee; former member, Design Review Board

Mayela Manasjan
Vice Chair, City of Del Mar Sustainability Advisory Board

Carol Mason
Serpentine Dr

Julie Maxey-Allison
10th St
member, Arts Advisory Committee

Claire McGreal
Stratford Court
member, Parks and Recreation Committee

Tom McGreal
Stratford Court
Chair, City of Del Mar Finance Committee

Jan & Robert McMillan
12th St.
former Mayor and Councilmember (Jan)

Rita Meier
Treasurer, Del Mar Farmers Market

Sally &Ted Middleton
Stratford Court

Phyllis & Ed Mirsky
Hoska Dr.

Don Mosier
Rimini Rd
former Mayor & Councilmember

Art Olson
Avenida Primavera
Member, Shores Advisory Committee; Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee

Linda and Wayne Otchis
Luneta Drive

Arline & David Paa
8th St

Carol Padden
Seaview Ave

Sherryl Parks
Councilmember; former Mayor

Camilla Rang
10th St

Freda M.H. Reid
Cuchara Dr

Suzi Reznik
Crest Road

Meredith Rose
11th St

Gloria Sandvik
Crest Road

Judy and Marc Schuckit
Kalamath Dr.

Bob Scott
Del Mar Small Business Owner
Member, Business Support Advisory Committee (BSAC); Design Chair, Del Mar Village Association (DMVA)

Harvey Shapiro
former Mayor & Councilmember

Rose Ann Sharp
Crest Road
leader, NeverAgainCA


Ira Sharp
Crest Road
former Chair, Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee (Ira)

Sheila and Michael Sharpe
15th St

Donna Shaw
Seaview Ave

Ann Silber
Avenida Primavera

Katherine Sohn
26th St

Tom Sohn
26th St
member, Shores Advisory Committee
Former Chair, Design Review Board

Carol Steblay
Zapo St.

Barbara Stegman
Oribia Rd.

June and Lee Stein
Camino del Mar

Joe Sullivan
Ocean Front

Gene Swiech
Del Mar Heights Rd; CERT member

Steve Tarkington
Al Tarkington
11th St.
Former Mayor and Councilmember (Al)

Susan and Palmer Taylor
Via Alta

Wade Walker
Oribia Rd.

Glenn Warren
27th St
member, Design Review Board

Randee Warren
27th St
Vice Chair, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee

John Weare
Ocean View Ave.
former Mayor & Councilmember

Nancy Weare
Ocean View Ave.
first President, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

Betty Wheeler
Seaview Ave

David Winkler
Del Mar Plaza co-developer; Del Mar business property owner

Jacqueline Winterer
Ocean View Ave.
former Mayor and Councilmember

Ed Yuskiewicz
Coast Blvd
member, Design Review Board; Traffic & Parking Advisory Committee

Group
Endorsements

Take Action Group Indivisible
Del Mar

Sierra Club
Sierra Club endorsed

League of Conservation Voters
San Diego

League of Conservation Voters


Planned Parenthood Action Fund
of the Pacific Southwest

Planned Parenthood Action Fund


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A broad range of citizens have endorsed Dwight.
What they're saying:

“Most well-qualified councilmember in Del Mar's history — fair, thoughtful, and transparent.”
Don Mosier
former Mayor and Councilmember


“In his first term as a Council Member, and Mayor, Dwight has brought his decades of experience, tremendous work ethic, and leadership skills to bear on finding practical solutions to difficult and complex issues facing our community.  These issues are controversial and involve divergent viewpoints on the best solution.  No one is better qualified than Dwight to work with his colleagues to analyze, work through and resolve these issues.  He listens and respects all points of view, but is guided by a commitment to the principles of Community Plan and protecting the residential nature of the City in which we have chosen to live.  Del Mar will benefit from Dwight’s leadership on the Council for four more years.”
—Rosanne & Joel Holliday
Crest Road

“I endorse Dwight Worden for city council.  I have been very impressed with Dwight's stewardship and passion for the city of Del Mar. He has taken a proactive approach to the revitalization of downtown, the improvement of our streetscape and the betterment of the business community. Dwight has been incredibly helpful in guiding us positively towards the rehabilitation of the Del Mar Plaza as well.  I believe that Dwight strikes a good balance between commercial interests and the sanctity of our great community.” 
—Marc Brutten
Owner, Del Mar Plaza; Chairman and Founder, Westcore Properties

 

“Dwight is by far and wide the most qualified candidate and we are so eternally grateful that he is willing to put himself out there again!” 
Lynn and Charlie Gaylord
Ocean Front

“Dwight has the right vision for Del Mar and the proven skills to get things done.  Our City and our region have benefited greatly from his thoughtful leadership. Dwight has my full support.” 
Ellie Haviland
Councilmember


“I appreciate that Dwight Worden has consistently fought for Del Mar -- not just the loudest voices on any given issue but for the good of our entire City.” 
Steve Denyes
19th St.


“Dwight Worden is one of the most intelligent, sincere and honest individuals I know. He balances environmental ideals with pragmatic business solutions. Dwight strives for reasonable compromises, especially when circumstances are difficult.”
David Winkler
Del Mar Plaza co-developer and Del Mar business property owner


“Dwight is an articulate defender for what's right for Del Mar.”
Louise Keeling
Cuchara Dr.
member of the Village Character Committee, Citizen Task Force for the creation of the Del Mar Community Plan


"Dwight Worden is good for Del Mar. Dwight is a natural leader who understands the issues, does his homework, is deliberate in his approach, and is someone who approaches each situation with thoughtful civility. In recent years I have become involved with DMVA and the Business Support Advisory Committee (BSAC), with a special interest in realizing a revitalized downtown Del Mar. I have witnessed Dwight spearhead an approved Camino del Mar Streetscape Plan and offer positive guidance to local businesses so that they may thrive for the benefit of the whole community. Among his many exemplary traits, what impresses me about Dwight is that, while he is focused on today's issues he still keeps his watchful eye toward a sustainable Del Mar in the future."
Bob Scott
Land Use Planner / Del Mar Small Business Owner Member, Business Support Advisory Committee (BSAC) Design Chair, Del Mar Village Association (DMVA)

“Dwight’s willingness to do a deep dive into important City issues includes his approach to City financial matters. His inquiries into the details of the budget, the reserves and financial metrics are evidence of his understanding of the importance of the City’s financial condition and reflect his own prudent fiscal judgement and instincts.”
Tom McGreal
Stratford Court
Chair, City of Del Mar Finance Committee


“While NeverAgainCA cannot endorse candidates, I want everyone in Del Mar to know that it was Dwight’s call to me and his promise to help that got us to form NeverAgainCA and work so intensely on the effort to end gun shows.  It was Dwight’s leadership that helped pass the FIRST resolution to end gun shows at the Fairgrounds that encouraged Solana Beach and Encinitas to follow. No one can underestimate the value and importance of those resolutions representing 76.000+ voters compared to the paltry 30 individual statements that the NRA solicited from elected officials.  The Fair Board heard our mayor and they acted.  Dwight personifies leadership and I commend him for taking on the tough issues.”
 Rose Ann Sharp
Crest Road

“Dwight brings a depth of experience to solve the problems and take advantage of the opportunities that face Del Mar.”
Joe Sullivan
Ocean Front


“I fully support Dwight Worden for City Council.  Dwight is very knowledgeable and follows through on issues in a very fair and thoughtful way.  He has a real appreciation of the beauty and need to protect the beach and lagoon areas in and around Del Mar.”
Ellen Breen
Ocean Ave.
Chair, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee


“I strongly endorse Dwight as he listens, tirelessly seeks out facts, and then, and only then, makes judgments and decisions. Our town needs this type of leadership.” y when circumstances are difficult.”
Harold Feder
Crest Road

Chair, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee

“I enthusiastically endorse Dwight Worden for re-election to Del Mar’s City Council.  I have had the pleasure of working with Dwight for these past three years and want you to realize his value he brings to residents, council and staff.  Dwight’s legal education as well as his experience in municipal government enriches every closed session as well as our council meeting.  He prepares for meetings with a thoroughness that no other council member has demonstrated to me.  Particularly in land use issues Dwight offers creative solutions to the myriad complex situations we find ourselves in protecting us from developers, state mandates as well as the demands of the Coastal Commission. Best of all  Dwight understands the needs of the community, always thinking of the future with the multiple threats  surrounding our very small village.  He brings a compassionate view and openness to the community that is admirable. 
Sherryl Parks
Councilmember & former Mayor


“All candidates say they listen. Dwight has a clear, proven record of listening to all, then thinking through constructive, effective actions that benefit the residents of Del Mar.  Thanks, Dwight.”
Henry Abarbanel
Crest Road
Former Mayor and Councilmember


“Dwight Worden possesses the unique combination of a tireless work ethic, vast legal and environmental experience, an enduring commitment to Del Mar values, and superior mediation skills needed to solve complex problems. We enthusiastically support his re-election.”  when circumstances are difficult.”
Take Action Group Indivisible Del Mar

“Dwight is smart, sensitive, and cares deeply about Del Mar and the local community. He has proven himself to be a very hardworking, open-minded Councilmember who listens to all perspectives. Dwight's continued leadership on the Council would be a major benefit to Del Mar and its residents.”
Dolores Davies Jamison
Crest Road
former member, Sustainability Advisory Board


“Dwight has achieved so much for our town in only one term. He has honored the true spirit of the Community Plan in his decisions. We genuinely respect the way he handles the various factions during the political process. Del Mar is fortunate Dwight is willing to serve on City Council for another term.
John & Gale Graybill
15th St.
Member, Ad Hoc Development Review Process Citizens Advisory Committee (John)


“Dwight is a hardworking and very responsive representative with lots of experience in local government law. We could not have a better qualified Councilmember!”
Wayne Dernetz
9th St.
former Del Mar City Manager


“We respect and trust Dwight, and very much appreciate his leadership and many contributions to Del Mar.”
Jas Grewal and Suren Dutia
11th St.

“We endorse Dwight to protect our residential way of life.”
Barbara and John Healy
Serpentine Dr.

“Dwight's gifts of intelligence, hard work, fair play, and extensive knowledge of our Del Mar and its surrounding areas offer great benefit to the City. Del Mar will be fortunate to have him as a returning council person.”
Harvey Shapiro
former Mayor and Councilmember


“We need Dwight and his proven capacity to hear and respond to all of the diverse opinions of residents who present before him.  His ability to communicate his deeply reasoned problem-solving in such clear language makes him a distinctively effective public official.  It is our great fortune to have Dwight represent us.”
Shirley King
Avenida Primavera


“Dwight is professional, diligent, knowledgeable, fair-minded and passionate about our City; it’s an honor to support his campaign for re-election.”
Bruce Bekkar
Spinnaker Ct

“As liaison to the Sustainability Advisory Board, and as Mayor and Councilmember, Dwight Worden has always been a strong supporter of our Climate Action Plan, and many other environmental issues.  I enthusiastically endorse Dwight for re-election.”
Ann Feeney
Rimini Rd
Chair, Sustainability Advisory Board


“The City and community of Del Mar already owe Dwight so much, it would be a shame not to double down on our debt. He has been contributing in an impactful way to the welfare of our little world through his insightful legal knowledge, his commitment to community, the social was well as natural environment, his consideration and patience, for longer than anyone I'm aware of. I place him alongside Dave Keeling in what he has accomplished for Del Mar. I was thankful when he agreed to run again for the City Council. We could not find a better civil servant. And leader. I hope we have the good sense to make him serve and lead for another term.”
Jeff Barnouw
Amphitheatre Dr


“Dwight is a decent honest person who shows respect to all Del Mar residents.”
Randee Warren
27th St
Vice Chair, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee


“Dwight's background, experience and creative problem-solving skills make him uniquely qualified to serve on the Council. A strong champion of local control, he is an astute thinker and a very good listener, and weighs all facts and points of view before making decisions.”
Claire McGreal
Stratford Court
member, Parks and Recreation Committee


“Dwight has proven himself as a member of the city council to be an expert on land use and a man of vision on local government. He well deserves re-election to the city council.”
Marc and Mai-Lon Gittelsohn

11th St

“Dwight works tirelessly to keep the fate of Del Mar in the hands of Del Mar residents.”
Tim Haviland
RiminiRd
Chair, Design Review Board


“I wholeheartedly recommend Dwight Worden for City Council. I have worked directly with Dwight and he is a thoughtful, considerate person and a careful data driven decision maker. He is tireless in his efforts of the betterment of the City of Del Mar and surrounding environs. Dwight is collaborative and intelligent. I simply recommend to everyone that they vote Dwight back into office. He is a jewel!”
Helen Eckman
Ocean View Ave.
former member, Sustainability Advisory Board



“I've known Dwight for at least 28 years and in all that time, he has always been thoughtful, responsive, and has has great insight into local issues. He makes me proud to be a Del Marian!”
Liz Dernetz
9th St

“Nobody knows Del Mar better than Dwight Worden, and I trust that he will do what is best for the city and its residents.”
Art Olson

Avenida Primavera
Member, Shores Advisory Committee


“Dwight's distinct history of local and regional environmental protection and his carefully investigated insights into all sides of an issue, combined with his stellar mediation skills, make him a choice candidate for our Del Mar City Council.”
Carol Kerridge
El Amigo
Member, San Dieguito Lagoon Committee and Sustainability Advisory Board


“I worked for decades with a number of cities around the state. In that time I never encountered any local government official with more knowledge and skill than Dwight. Del Mar is extremely fortunate that Dwight is willing to lead and represent us as we make our way through the labyrinth of state, federal and municipal pathways. Deeply grounded in the values of our Community Plan, Dwight is articulate and persuasive, and to top it off, he treats everyone with dignity and respect. ”
Bud Emerson
Klish Way
member, Finance Committee and Del Mar Housing Corporation


“I know first hand from working with Dwight since 1985 that the City is in extremely capable hands with him on the Council. I am so pleased that he is willing to continue his service.”
Crystal Crawford
former Mayor and Councilmember

“Dwight listens and responds to citizen concerns, and we are fortunate that he has decided to run again for this demanding job.”  
Barbara Stegman
Oribia Rd.


“We wholeheartedly support Dwight for a second term on the Del Mar City Council. Rarely does a person of so many and varied talents volunteer to take on the challenges facing our town, one of the most coveted places to live on the west coast. Dwight is positive, energetic, and generous with his time, a problem-solver who listens to and treats with courtesy people of widely differing opinions. Dwight holds himself as well as the public to high standards during public debate. He has a deep love for the natural environment and fights to protect it. We doubt that the San Dieguito River Valley would be anything but roads and buildings without Dwight's support in the massive effort to restore it as a natural river corridor. Dwight is right for our City Council. Please join us in voting for him in November.”
Jan and Robert McMillan
12th St.
former Mayor and Councilmember (Jan)

“Dwight is reliable, a man of integrity, a keen listener and a skillful negotiator. He has my complete confidence.”
Nitza Leichtling
Stratford Court
Member, Sustainability Advisory Board


“Dwight listens and is thoughtful, fair-minded and civil. He shares the values of many of us who are long-time residents of Del Mar, especially the principles of Del Mar’s Community Plan. Despite having many demands on his time, Dwight is always ready to hear what we are concerned about and is willing to step in with well-thought out, articulate responses.
Linda and Frank Chisari
Crest Road 

“Del Mar has truly benefited from Dwight's intelligence, his focus, his energy and his civility. We need him on our City Council.”
Judy and Marc Schuckit
Kalamath Dr.

“No one has given more to Del Mar than Dwight Worden. We have all benefited from his deep understanding of the community's needs and his devotion to solving problems with intelligence, integrity, and transparency. We want the gift of his leadership to continue.” 
Sheila and Michael Sharpe
15th St.


“I strongly endorse Mayor Dwight Worden for re-election to the Del Mar City Council. I have known Dwight for more than 30 years. He is devoted to Del Mar. He is smart, pragmatic, and collaborative – a natural leader. And I have absolute faith in his integrity.”
Gordon Clanton
Del Mar Times columnist

 

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Worden for Council 2018
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