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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of SanteeCandidate for Council Member, District 3

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Laura Koval

Santee Lakes Director
3,099 votes (52.7%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Rush hour traffic on SR52 is directly related to 145K Inland & East County commuters. Only 25K live in Santee. Development will continue in adjacent cities. That’s why I’m invested in the Highway 52 Coalition. I want a REAL fix to traffic congestion.
  • An immediate concern is the city’s looming $800,000 budget deficit next year. As a business professional with 30 years of experience, I have a proven track record of growing business in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.
  • I have spent a lot of time listening to our seniors about their concerns. I have experience running a community center, am a strong advocate for public safety and have experience creating and funding community resources.



Profession:Santee Lakes Director
Director of Park & Recreation, Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve (2014–current)
Customer Service Manager, Padre Dam MWD (2012–2014)
Director of Ticket Customer Services, San Diego Padres Baseball Club (1985–2011)
Director, Santee Branch, Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (1989–1993)


San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts; Minor, Sociology; History (current)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Santee Chamber of Commerce (2018–current)
Wellness Advisory Commitee, Santee School District (2016–current)


Sept. 28, 2018

Laura Koval awarded as Woman in Leadership by San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce

Notable women throughout the region were recognized at the event and the most outstanding nominees were selected as the 2018 WILL Awardees. Nominees are San Diego County residents who have demonstrated exemplary character, integrity and outstanding leadership, not only in their field, but in their community. Previous awardees include Gaslamp Quarter entrepreneur Ingrid Croce; District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis; prominent San Diego businesswoman, Patti Roscoe; CEO of Girl Scouts San Diego, Jo Dee Jacob; and San Diego’s former First Lady, Rana Sampson. It will be an event to remember, recognizing new awardees who have made a lasting impact in our community.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Santee Firefighters Association
  • Deputy Sheriffs Association

Organizations (1)

  • San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce

Elected Officials (2)

  • Assemblymember Randy Voepel
  • Mayor John Minto

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