Joshua Stewart

Writer

Joshua Stewart reports on politics. Over his career has covered agriculture in rural Pennsylvania, government in Maryland, and the military in Washington D.C. and the West Coast. He joined the Union-Tribune after writing about politics and government in Orange County and Long Beach. He spent most of his childhood moving around the country, but spent a stints in Bonita and Naval Air Station North Island.

Recent Articles

  • San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar to run for Issa's seat in Congress

    San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar to run for Issa's seat in Congress

    After a trip to Washington D.C last week, San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar has formed a committee to run for Congress. Federal Election Commission records show Gaspar formed a committee to run for a seat held by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista. Issa announced earlier this month that he will...

  • Darrell Issa won't seek re-election to Congress

    Darrell Issa won't seek re-election to Congress

    After nearly two decades in office — and facing what was shaping up as the toughest re-election campaign of his career — longtime Rep. Darrell Issa announced Jan. 10 that he will retire from the House of Representatives at the end of this term. The announcement signals the end of a chapter that...

  • Supervisors, without debate, give initial approval to increasing their pay

    Supervisors, without debate, give initial approval to increasing their pay

    Without discussion or explanation, San Diego supervisors on Dec. 13 took the first step to approve a $19,000 increase in their salaries, which also would raise their pensions. As a part of their consent calendar — where a variety of items on the meeting’s agenda are considered simultaneously with...

  • Gaspar prepares for role as newest county supervisor

    Gaspar prepares for role as newest county supervisor

    It took 20 days for Kristin Gaspar to learn how she’ll spend the next four years. On Nov. 28, after thousands of late mail-in and provisional ballots were counted, Gaspar had a solid lead in her race for San Diego County supervisor, and incumbent Dave Roberts called to concede the election. “It...

  • Kristin Gaspar elected County Supervisor as Roberts concedes

    Kristin Gaspar elected County Supervisor as Roberts concedes

    Supervisor Dave Roberts conceded to Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar Monday, ending his effort for a second term and bringing a new face to county board of supervisors for just the second time in two decades. Gaspar’s victory, coming nearly three weeks after Election Day, will remove the lone Democrat...

  • Gaspar now has lead on Roberts

    Gaspar now has lead on Roberts

    Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar has a 659-vote lead over County Supervisor Dave Roberts as election officials continue to count ballots. As of Nov. 23, Gaspar leads with 50.15 percent of the votes to Roberts’ 49.85 percent. It is the closest race in San Diego County by percentage points. Gaspar,...

  • Roberts, Gaspar try to differentiate themselves from each other

    Roberts, Gaspar try to differentiate themselves from each other

    In the last stretch running up to Election Day, county Supervisor Dave Roberts and Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar are making greater efforts to distinguish themselves from each other as early voting has commenced. Roberts, a former Solana Beach mayor and councilman, is portraying himself a polymath...

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