In August, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsements for the 2020 City of Oceanside elections. The Chamber Board of Directors voted to support Ryan Keim for District 3 and Peter Weiss for District 4. Both candidates won their respective district races within crowded candidate fields.
While the Chamber has been a very vocal business advocate on a variety of business-related issues over the years, this was the Chamber’s first time endorsing candidates in recent history. The endorsements by the Chamber Board followed several months of work by the Advance Oceanside Political Action Committee. Much of 2019 was spent developing policies and procedures and seeking Chamber member input on what issues were most important to our businesses. In addition to its endorsement, The Chamber's Advance Oceanside Political Action Committee raised nearly $12,000 to support our candidates this year.
“Both of these councilmembers have proven that they have the best interests of our business community in mind”, said Chamber CEO Scott Ashton. “While the State’s mandated closures have been destructive to our business community, City leaders have bent over backwards to try to help our businesses succeed in this environment. Both Ryan Keim and Peter Weiss have played instrumental roles in those efforts.”