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Rotto has been a fixture in San Diego politics since the 1980s. He has served as a political consultant and policy analyst at the federal, state and local levels of government.  His career highlights include serving as a Special Assistant to Governor Gray Davis, coordinating the Democratic Victory office in 1992 and work in New Mexico for the Kerry for President campaign.  He continues to consult for Democratic Voters Choice, a slate mail company based in Glendale. 

Gary's political career have been punctuated by stints in the Jewish Community, serving as the executivedDirector of the American Jewish Committee in San Diego and working for both the Long Beach and Los Angeles Jewish Federations. 





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2009-12-22—Climate Change Summit long on rhetoric, short on action
2009-12-22—This Jewish single dad wonders what to do on Christmas Eve
2009-10-13—Generosity, not superiority, key to world peace—Lerner .. Read more
2009-10-11—Democrats' mistaken drive for Afghanistan withdrawal ...Read more
2009-10-08-Kolender, Smith retirements mark end of an era Read more
2009-06-28—Anti-Israel boycott of Trader Joe's fizzled in San Diego READ MORE
2009-06-21—U.S. should seek to lower its profile in Iran READ MORE
2009-06-19—Stand With Us urges 'buy Israel' campaign to counter Palestinian boycott of Trader Joe's, Whole Foods READ MORE
2009-06-11—Democratic institutions, not just elections, required for Mideast democracy to survive in religious environments
2009-06-10—Denouncing the racists in our own Jewish community
2009-06-03—San Diego Jewish Academy completes Legacy Sefer Torah
2009-04-03—Bill Kolender, S.D.'s Jewish sheriff, announces retirement
2009-03-02—Conditioning program key to SDJA sports successes
2009-01-26—Jewish Family Service offering more programming during economic hard times
2009-01-21—Jewish status in the Obama administration
Congressman, a former Freedom Rider, reflects on Barack Obama's Inauguration.
2009-01-19—My two friends divide on Gaza issue

2008-11-27It was an exciting SDJA girls' volleyball season, but like all good things..
—SDJA women volleyballers seek title
—Multicultural candidate Todd Gloria found his mentors in the S.D. Jewish community
—Yes, McCain is pro-Israel, but...
2008-10-23—Obama has a Yiddishe neshuma
Vice presidential candidates compared
Grandfolks hep to the 'Great Schlep'
2008-09-12Jewish access to Palin in government
Choose your student's backpack carefully
Reflections on the JCC Maccabi Game
Howard Wayne eyes 2012 State Senate race
2008-08-07—Basketball, 'Jewish geography' and socializing all part of Maccabi games
Where do you take JCC Maccabi athletes in San Diego County on 'host family night?'
2008-08-04—Photos of 2008 JCC Maccabi ceremonies
JCC Maccabi Games: Co-ed flag footballers are "two-a-dayers"
Backroom hums as Maccabi Games near
2008-07-31—How kosher was the U-T's meat coverage?
San Diego teen athletes ready to host and to compete in JCC Maccabi games next week
2008-07-04—What does the state budget proposal say about California's moral compass?
2008-06-27—Father and daughter both made some new friends on Single Parent Family Weekend
Block's win and long-range Nunez plans
2008-05-12—Here's how consumers can help eliminate Americans' dependence on foreign oil
2008-05-04—After several toe-dips, Block takes the dive
2008-04-01My, how San Diego AIPAC has grown
2008-03-28—Puzzling through the divestiture debate
— Obama's 'race' speech showed leadership
2008-03-04—Surrogates for Clinton and Obama debate for the affection of Ohio Jewish voters
2008-02-29—Big business, baseball don't faze Doshay—but accepting praise is another matter
2008-02-24Free at last, free at last ... to write a column

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