Castaneda Well Positioned
for Special Election
Poll Shows Steve Castaneda with a Lead in 80th Assembly District
A new poll of the 80th Assembly District race highlights that the race to fill the potentially vacant seat of Assemblymember Ben Hueso is highly competitive.
The telephone poll conducted by Competitive Edge Research & Communication, Inc. on February 11-12 shows former Chula Vista City Councilmember Steve Castaneda with a 5% lead over Lorena Gonzalez.
Castaneda leads in a head-to-head matchup, receiving 29% of the initial vote, while Gonzalez received 24%. With a proven track record as a local civic leader and with more than 50% of the vote coming from Castaneda’s hometown of Chula Vista, Castaneda is well positioned for the upcoming special election.
“As a small business owner, a 22-year resident and former Councilmember in this district, I’m proud of my accomplishments for the people of this community. I look forward to a spirited campaign focused on our records, commitment to our neighborhoods and the issues that matter most to the district’s working families.”
“It’s no secret that the middle class is hurting right now. As your State Assemblymember, I will use my experience and vision to get California back on the right track so that we can boost our economy and create new jobs locally.”
A Message From Steve Castaneda
Thank you for visiting my page. I am running for State Assembly because the business as usual politics of Sacramento is failing us.
I plan to bring the same perspective and political courage to the Capitol that enabled Chula Vista to solve its financial woes while restoring critical services to the public.
I consider myself blessed to be a citizen of California. Yet our state is deeply troubled. Taxes are too high, businesses and jobs are leaving and many of our schools aren’t providing our children with the best education possible. Even more troubling is the shocking state of public safety in our most vulnerable neighborhoods.
As a former Police Officer and Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board Chairman, as a two term City Councilman and past Planning Commissioner in Chula Vista, as a small business owner and as a former San Diego City Transportation and Land Use Committee staff member, I have served the neighborhoods of San Diego and the South Bay for more than 20 years.
With my broad base of experience, I firmly believe that I can help solve the state’s problems. We can fix our schools, right our financial ship, and rebuild our economy to create the kinds of jobs that we need. Please join me in bringing a needed perspective to Sacramento. I truly appreciate your support.