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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of SeasideCandidate for City Council

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Jason Campbell

Incumbent
2,999 votes (25.01%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordable Housing for owners and renters
  • Protecting our natural environment promotes our residents' health, and provides economic vitality.
  • I understand both the needs of small businesses and workers, and seek to create balanced economy for both to thrive.

Experience

Biography

As I approach the end of my first term as a Seaside City Council Member I hope to have four more years to continue cultivating positive changes in the City and our region. My position on the council has transitioned (with the last election) from often being the sole dissenting vote on critical matters, to supporting split votes, which are more likely to result in actions by the Council which will bring results benefiting the residents first.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Jane Parker, 4th District Supervisor
  • Bill Monning, California State Senator
  • Democratic Women of Monterey County

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Since walking and knocking on doors to hear what's important to you, my belief that the residents know what's best has been strengthened. I will continue to represent residents first when I'm re-elected to the Council.

I’m a long time resident of Seaside, and have owned my own landscape contracting business for over 20 years. I understand both the needs of small business, and workers, and seek to create an equitable and balanced environment for both to thrive.
 

I’ve been a homeowner and a renter, and fully recognize the needs of those who want their property value maintained, and those who need an affordable place to rent.

The sustainable and environmental policies of our City are still in need of bolstering and I will be their strongest advocate, recognizing how much a healthy natural environment translates to a healthy community (in multiple ways).

The more complex issues of taxing and subsidies, which can come at the expense of social benefits, are issues I have worked hard to monitor and balance.  Many cities, including Seaside, are considering re-establishing forms of Redevelopment Agencies which intercept taxes for the promotion of developer benefitting infrastructure.  

On a regional level, I have paid close attention to the actions of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority and recognize the loss to the community and schools, by their tax increment interceptions. If I am re-elected to the Council I will urge preparation for an orderly "sunset" of FORA. 

During my first term I have initiated or promoted the demise of Monterey Downs, the defense of community parks, linked affordable housing to short term rentals, and supported sound development; all while improving the fiscal position of the City. 

With your vote we can continue these and many more socially beneficial projects. I hope I can count on your vote.

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