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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.

Kyla November 27, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I'd like to nominate the La Mesa Citizen's Oversight Group. I think it offers a much-needed perspective on issues in La Mesa by cutting through superfluous information and presenting the bare bones. That pared-down information is incredibly helpful when choosing a stance on the city's options.
Craig Maxwell November 27, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Thanks, Kyla.
SEG November 27, 2012 at 08:27 PM
The only person I know in La Mesa is my brother-in-law Bill Bodenstadt. They don't come any better. Billy you have my vote!!
Deena While November 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Things I Learned! He/She is destined to be the next Mayor of La Mesa!
Things I Learned November 27, 2012 at 10:31 PM
After the rematch with Dave Secor.
Scott H. Kidwell November 27, 2012 at 10:46 PM
The small business owner!
Batman November 27, 2012 at 11:08 PM
I nominate Art Madrid.
Deena While November 27, 2012 at 11:54 PM
eh...the lame duck lmtoday selected Art as their 'La Mesan of the Year' in 2010... as you can tell by their coverage of city hall news, Art is still their mvp....
Kevin George November 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Batman I sure hope that is along the lines of a Yassir Arafat and Ayatola Khomeini nomination.
Kevin George November 28, 2012 at 12:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s110o3XzYU
No Bad Government November 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Art for Person of the year? Wasn't Hitler, Osama Bin Laden and Khomeini also men of the year? Sounds right to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km0LqVrJX14&feature=related
No Bad Government November 28, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I nominate the Neanderthals and the White Club
Craig Maxwell November 28, 2012 at 01:41 AM
So true, Deena. When I challenged lamesatoday.com editor, Chris Lavin, about the threats and damage Art had done to local businesses, he waved a dismissive hand and said, "Hey, politicians do those things. So what?" Nice to have the fourth estate looking out for the people, eh?
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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