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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Imperial BeachCandidate for City Council

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Ed Spriggs

Councilmember, City of Imperial Beach
3,009 votes (42.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Preserve IB’s environment and quality of life by continuing to fight on all fronts to end cross border pollution and to provide funding for excellent public safety services, well paved streets and alleys and improved lighting
  • Pursue smart growth while avoiding overdevelopment by continuing my successful effort to close zoning loopholes that add too much density, opposing vacation rentals in residential areas, and ensuring a well planned balanced budget
  • Plan and implement improved educational and recreational opportunities for both seniors and young people by enhancing collaboration with our schools, renovating our Senior Center and Skate Park and truly activating our Parks & Rec Committee



Profession:City Councilmember
Councilmember, City Council, City of Imperial Beach — Elected position (2010–current)
Chairperson, Housing, Community and Economic Development Policy Committee, League of California Cities — Appointed position (2017–current)
Chairperson, Coastal Cities Group, League of California Cities — Appointed position (2017–current)
Commissioner, Metropolitan Wastewater Commission; Metro Wastewater JPA — Appointed position (2012–current)
Associate Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego (2001–2014)
Chairperson, Imperial Beach Tidelands Advisory Committee (2008-10); Member of Committee (2006-08) — Appointed position (2006–2010)
Regional Director, Southern Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (1998–2001)
USAID Director, Namibia, U.S. Agency for International Development (1994–1998)
Assistant General Counsel, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) (1988–1994)
Regional Legal Advisor, East Africa (1979-82), Southern Africa (1986-88), U.S. Agency for International Development (1979–1988)


New York University School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), internation law; international economic development (1975)
U.C. San Diego Bachelor of Arts, Economics, the economics of cities (1970)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • County Supervisor Greg Cox
  • CA Senate Leader Toni Atkins

Organizations (3)

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • Planned Parenthood Association
  • Sierra Club

Elected Officials (1)

  • Congressman Juan Vargas

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