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Who is La Mesa’s Person of the Year?

Why Let Time Have All the Fun? This poll is in two parts: Nominate your Person of the Year and we’ll have a runoff next month.

On Dec. 14, Time magazine will announce its Person of the Year—which isn’t guaranteed to be an actual man or woman. But in the run-up, the magazine has invited votes on 40 candidates, including Barack Obama, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options include The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle. But who cares about the same-old same-old? Who is La Mesa, Mount Helix or Spring Valley’s Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse”? We won’t preselect your picks. But the ones most often mentioned in the comments (and tell us why) will have a runoff in a month.

Janet Mercer-Grey December 07, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Ruth Sterling for La Mesa's Person of the Year! She has served the people of La Mesa honorably and faithfully for 20 years and has, once again, overcome attempts by the Mayor, backing three others, to get her voted off the City Council.
Kevin George December 07, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I'll second that! A great suggestion Janet.
Deena While December 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Yep Yep Yep Ruth Sterling for sure!
Cathy Stormy Froelicher December 11, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Dolores Bueller small bussiness owner . The bussiness Act ll .
karla strickland December 11, 2012 at 03:14 PM
I would like to nomimate Dave Saffer Owner operater of La Mesa Transfer and storage a company that has been in business here since the horse and buggy days. Dave is the most honest, person I know and has more integrity than anyone I have ever known besides my father Milton Stubblefield who resides in Crest.

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