Q&A with Cori Schumacher, candidate for Carlsbad mayor

Union-Tribune: We used to work with someone who was a Carlsbad official and knows Carlsbad’s politics very well and he predicted that Caruso would lose. To me, he said that the City Council is out of touch with the city in general. Has that gotten better in three years or do you think the City Council’s still out of touch? SCHUMACHER: It has not gotten better, which is largely to do with the reason that I’m running. The decisions that are being made are out of alignment and out of touch with the people of Carlsbad; who we’ve become and who we are becoming. Continue reading

Hall, Schumacher outline different visions for Carlsbad in first mayoral forum

One vision for Schumacher, which she discussed several times, was the inclusion of Community Choice Energy (CCE), energy storage and continuing the momentum of solar panel installations in the city. She said it will help speed up the cities requirement for clean energy goals by 2035 as mandated by the state, add good paying jobs and add a new tax base to the city. Perhaps more importantly, Schumacher said, is the savings for ratepayers using CCE, citing statistics from Northern California. She said ratepayers save 7 percent compared to Pacific Gas & Electric customers. Continue reading

Airport master plan moves in new direction for city

The council approved to include adding noise “monitors as necessary” as the county plans to replace at least one monitor. Councilwoman Cori Schumacher pushed for the council to include the monitoring, while Councilman Michael Schumacher (no relation) ask for the language to not be as finite as the airport may need more than one monitor. Continue reading

Female Candidates Outnumber Men Running for Office in Carlsbad

Carlsbad has had a female mayor at least once in the past. Mary Helen Casler was elected in 1982 Continue reading

Carlsbad’s record number of women running for office

Carlsbad City Councilwoman Cori Schumacher is one of 11 women running for elected office in Carlsbad for the 2018 elections. Councilwoman Cori Schumacher is running for mayor against incumbent Matt Hall. Continue reading

Special treatment proposed for peaceful protests

Councilwoman Cori Schumacher said the city needs to be cautious about the continuing erosion of civil rights. “In these divisive times we are looking for spaces to come together,” Schumacher said, and she urged residents to “advocate for a policy that comes from love and community.” Continue reading

Candidate field set for Carlsbad

However, the biggest race is for mayor, as incumbent Matt Hall takes on City Councilwoman Cori Schumacher (no relation to Michael Schumacher). The two were nearly identical in fundraising as Hall narrowly outraised Schumacher. Continue reading

Candidates announced for local races

CARLSBAD CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 1 (Incumbent Mark Packard will not run, extending deadline to Wednesday) Linda Breen, Tracy Carmichael, Barbara Hamilton, David McGee CITY COUNCIL, DISTRICT 3 (Incumbent Michael Schumacher will not run, extending the deadline to Wednesday) Priya Bhat-Patel, Corrine Busta MAYOR Matt Hall (incumbent), Cori Schumacher Continue reading

City officials challenge county's airport plan

In addition, some, such as Councilwoman Cori Schumacher, are hoping the city’s efforts will lead to more transparency in the document from San Diego County, which owns and operates the airport. Continue reading

Politics Report: Caruso Mall Haunts Carlsbad Mayoral Race

Here’s a twist: Schumacher is running with the backing of an unlikely ally: the Republican she beat in 2016. “Cori is an amazingly ethical person, so important for the position of mayor,” Lorraine Wood said in a campaign video. “Cori also operates at the ceiling of ethics, not in the basement.” Continue reading