Tetalman Opens Office, Plans 'Good Campaign' Against Issa [Video]

Candidate for the 49th Congressional District, Jerry Tetalman, has four months to campaign against incument Republican Darrell Issa.

Candidate for the 49th Congressional District, Jerry Tetalman opened his campaign office Friday at 390 Oak Avenue in his home city of Carlsbad.

The Democrat will be up against Republican imcumbent Darrell Issa of Vista. The newly-redrawn district includes Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad and Encinitas.

With four months left until the election, he hopes to energize independents and recruit volunteers.

“I expect to run a good campaign and do a good organization to getting the vote out and appealing to independents,” he said. “It’s going to be a lot of work.”

Tetalman has received criticism that he is too inexperienced, but he sees that as a strength.

“I think we need new ideas in Washington,” he said. “I think we’ve seen the experienced politicians in Washington get divided and not be able to get things done.”

The economy is the top issue, he told Patch. He said he plans to help grow the economy with sound fiscal policy and creating access to low interest loans for businesses.

He also feels his policies would be more environmentally sound than Issa’s.

“He basically has the ‘drill, baby drill’ attitude towards energy,” he said. “I really see myself as an environmentalist.”

Read more about his views on issues on his issues page.

If you have any questions for the candidate, leave them in the comments section and Patch will forward them to him. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story included cities that are not in the new district. Those have since been removed. 

Robert Paulson July 10, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Issa is a self aggrandizing, radical, right wing member of the Party of NO. He, along with his intransigent cohorts are responsible for our ongoing economic disaster now well into it's fifth year. The best way to deal with our debt is to improve the economy and get America moving forward again. The debt will take care of itself in the future. The scare tactics and fear mongering by the Republicans only serve themselves and prevent us from moving forward. We desperately need more new blood in Washington. The Republican party has been highjacked by the Conservatives who are now in control and along with the TEA Party, the majority of whom seem to be unaware that they are voting against their own best interests, get their marching orders from the hate mongers on Hate Radio who are in the pockets of the 1%. The 1% now own the Republican party and anyone stupid enough to think that the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Addelson, Mitt Rmoney or all of the other 1%'ers that are donating hundreds of millions of $$$ to defeat Obama, care about them, is a fool. Educate yourself, members of the 49th Congressional District DUMP ISSA! I'm voting for Tetalman.
SPB July 10, 2012 at 10:36 PM
and when they ask who was this man that challenged the 1% they can say... "his name was Robert Paulson."
Karen Stone July 14, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I am a definite supporter of Jerry Tetalman. He wants to make the world a better place starting from his community, his country and out to the rest of the world. He is for clean air, clean water, safe renewable energy, good relationships between people and countries and has fought for these things over many years. He's an author, has traveled widely and owned a business. He will work for you and your family to have a better life if elected. Please, VOTE for JERRY!
Trish Sorensen July 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM
I agree and am onboard. In effort to send another Democrat to Congress, Jerry has my support all the way. - Trish Sorensen
Nancy Nolan July 17, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Vote for Jerry!! Yes, I will. Issa sat on a panel with only men deciding what women should do with their bodies, can this be a man anyone in America could possibly trust? From that panel we saw the direct decline of Rush Limbaugh who refered to a woman who testified at the panel meeting with some very unflattering adjectives & who thankfully has not been heard of much since. Issa is very fond of nuke plants, even the one here, which is not working but has already been paid for by you & I. Although it sits on an active fault line & is rotting out from the insides, Issa stubbornly refuses to see this as a danger for the 8.5 million people living within the evacuation zone should it mistakenly come back on line. Tetalman knows nukes are dinosaurs & will work towards a safe, energy policy. Yes, I'm voting for Telalman who repects women & won't sell us out to big energy corporations!!!


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