The San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced its endorsed candidates who are vying for seats in North County coastal-are city and school board election races in November.
SDCGO is endorsing the following: Keith Blackburn, reelection to Carlsbad City Council; Melanie Burkholder, Carlsbad City Council; Jack Feller, reelection to Oceanside City Council; Dr. Linda Gonzales, Oceanside City Council.
“It is crucial that voters elect candidates who will defend the rights of law-abiding citizens, stand strong in support of the Second Amendment and oppose senseless gun control laws,” said Santee resident Michael Schwartz, executive director, SDCGO. “We take seriously these recommended endorsements. We are proud to support local candidates who will uphold the Second Amendment and the rights of gun owners, oppose all attempts to infringe on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms and advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime.”
Schwartz said each candidate was interviewed in person and research was completed on their voting record, as well as their public comments and character.
“By educating voters on which local candidates value rights, we are giving San Diegans the opportunity to help get the right people elected,” Schwartz said. “We are creating positive change.”
A list of SDCGO’s endorsed candidates in San Diego County can be found at its website,
Founded in 2015, the San Diego County Gun Owners is a registered political action committee (FPPC ID #1379388) and advocacy organization focused on organizing the gun industry and community and protecting the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms.