April 29, 2010
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Democrat Tony Young Receives Lincoln Club Endorsement
Pro-business record and leadership cited as key factors
(San Diego) – San Diego City Councilmember Tony Young received the endorsement of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County for his candidacy in the race for the Fourth District City Council seat.
Tom Sudberry, chairman of the Lincoln Club Board of Directors, said Young’s proven record of supporting San Diego’s business community and his leadership qualify him as the best candidate for the job.
“Councilmember Young has consistently and steadfastly stood firm for economic development,” said Sudberry. “He understands that the health of the community is in large part dependent on job growth and encouraging employment, and support for businesses - large and small - from our elected officials is essential.”
T.J. Zane, President & CEO of the Lincoln Club, acknowledged the formal endorsement of a Democrat is unprecedented for the group, but well within its guiding principles. “Our club is a fiscally conservative organization and is dedicated to the goal of advancing free market principles and ideas by recruiting, endorsing, and financing business-friendly candidates, regardless of party affiliation,” said Zane. “We assess whether a candidate is committed to responsible public policy, the expansion of economic opportunity, and promoting an enhanced quality of life. The Club believes Councilman Young meets these criteria and we are proud to extend our endorsement to him.”
Young is running against one challenger in his contest to be re-elected for a second term to the Fourth District San Diego City Council seat. If he wins more than 50% of the vote on the June 2010 primary ballot, he will be re-elected outright.
About The Lincoln Club
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County is the only organized, business-oriented political action committee in the County that makes an impact in local elections by supporting pro-economic growth policies and candidates.
The Lincoln Club’s membership is comprised of politically like-minded and influential business and civic leaders from across the broad spectrum of the county’s diverse economy. As an influential and respected political organization, The Lincoln Club unites behind clear, focused messages that resonate within the business community; fills a void in public debate as a reasoned, pragmatic voice on business and economic issues; and avoids divisive social issues, uniting and building victories in a political marketplace overcrowded with more picket signs than actual accomplishments.
Visit www.sdlincolnclub.org to learn more.