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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

El Dorado CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 5

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Jeffrey Spencer

Planning Consultant
1,149 votes (16.74%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing and transportation. We are experiencing an affordable housing shortage that exacerbates the transportation congestion as people commute longer distances to find housing.
  • Economy. We need a diversified economy that gives people stable incomes. The seasonal nature of the tourism economy leaves folks struggling during the off-season.
  • Environment. We have a national treasure in Tahoe and preserving this treasure is important to future generations. I will work with people to build our economy while preserving our environment.



San Jose State University, Mineta Transportation Institute Master of Science, Transportation Management (2003)
University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Business Administration (1999)
Sacramento City College Associate of Science, Business and Real Estate (1989)


Mr. Spencer is an internationally recognized consultant in urban design and transportation planning. Most recently, he served as Executive Director at the Sacramento Transportation Authority, which provided local funding for transportation projects throughout Sacramento County. Prior to Sacramento, he was the national Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program Manager for the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, DC. In 2016, Mr. Spencer was awarded the prestigious Partnering for Excellence Team award by the Secretary of Transportation. While working for the State of California as a Research Project Manager, Mr. Spencer was recognized for his work managing a cutting-edge research project at Caltrans, where he earned the national research project of the year award.

Mr. Spencer held positions in urban planning as a Planning Commissioner for Yuba City, CA and was elected as the Chairman of the Planning Council for Antelope, CA. His environmental experience was recognized when he was appointed by the Sutter County, California Board of Supervisors, to sit on the Board of Directors for the Natomas Basin Conservancy. Before that, he held the position of President of the Dry Creek Conservancy in Placer County, CA which was awarded Watershed of the year under his leadership. In addition to receiving a Master’s Degree in Transportation Management, he served as Adjunct Faculty for California State University, San Jose. Mr. Spencer has also acquired two undergraduate business degrees and an Associate’s Degree in real estate. He also proudly served his country and is a US Army veteran.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My political philosophy has changed in recent years.  Too much time is spent discounting the other parties when it is people that matter.  We need to come together and learn to have dialogue and compromise to do the work for the people we represent.  Our founding fathers chose a representative form of government.  We seem to have departed that philosophy and have a ruling class that represents special interests.

It is time for us to get back to "We the people, by the people and for the people."

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