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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Solana BeachCandidate for City Council

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Craig Nelson

Finance Executive
1,826 votes (25.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reinstate Community Crime Commission
  • Oppose gridlock on both East and West Lomas Santa Fe
  • Fiercely guard your tax dollars

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe diverse opinions and vigorous debate produce better results. That seems to be missing lately in Solana Beach,  so I decided to run for City Council.


Recent decisions like forming our own Solana Beach power company, choosing fewer voting districts, traffic jamming and roundabouts on Lomas Santa Fe seemed to be the opposite of how the citizens would vote if the issues were on a ballot instead of the City Council agenda.


At least one of those suspicions was correct when the citizens overwhelmingly rose up and got roundabouts and lane eliminations removed, at least temporarily, from the plan to redesign Lomas Santa Fe. It seems we could have put the first of two $600,000 SANDAG grants to better use if we had gotten that feedback first.


I am a 17 year resident of Solana Beach and have spent 25 years as a Finance Executive - primarily corporate but with a niche in Non-Profit. I served 2 terms as Chairman of the Budget & Finance Commission for The City of Solana Beach.


Solana Beach is blessed with a lot of visionary and creative people with  some great aspirations for the City - and I love that but I think we need at least one …… old curmudgeonly finance guy who can call BS on the consultants & vendors and keep special interests in check.

I’m the Candidate to protect our cities assets and make sure we don't get in too far over  our heads.


I’m here asking for your vote     ---- so I can do just that!


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