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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California

Condado de San DiegoCandidato para Supervisor, Distrito 5

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Jim Desmond

Mayor of San Marcos
112,267 votos (45.4%)Winning
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Public Safety, ensuring fire and law enforcement have the resources they need to keep us safe.
  • Fiscal Responsibility, balanced budgets and strong reserves.
  • Sound infrastructure and reduced traffic congestion.



Profesión:San Marcos Mayor, Airline Captain, Veteran, BSEE
Mayor, City of San Marcos (2006–current)
Captain, Delta Air Lines (1986–current)
Captain, Delta Air Lines (1986–current)
Mayor, San Marcos, City of San Marcos — Cargo elegido (2006–current)
City Council Member, City of San Marcos (2004–2006)
Owner, Technical Standard, Inc (1994–2000)


San Diego State University BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Design (1984)


Mayor of San Marcos for 12 years. Pilot/Captain for Delta Air Lines for 32 years. US Navy Veteran, Electrical engineering degree from SDSU and former tech-business owner.  Currently serve on the SANDAG Board of Directors, the San Diego Airport Board of Directors, the San Diego County Economic Development Board of Directors and the San Diego and Imperial County Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors.

Married to Kerri for 34 years with two adult children.  North county resident for 26 years.






¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Featured Endorsements

  • The San Diego County Republican Party
  • Sheriff Bill Gore and the Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • The Mexican American Business Professionals Association

Funcionarios electos (2)

  • Supervisor Greg Cox
  • San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de KPBS and the League of Women Voters (San Diego and North County San Diego chapters) (6)

Should the county spend more of its budget reserves on increasing social services? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Jim Desmond:

No.  The reserves are right where they should be.

The County's annual budget is $5billion a year, or $13million per day.  The County has approximately $700million in unencumbered (rainy day) reserves which will fund 53 days of normal operations at $13millon/day.  If there is a major fire or earthquake requiring extra services and overtime that leaves a little over a month of normal operations dollars. 


Should the county invest more of its budget reserves in its affordable housing trust fund? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Jim Desmond:

No. See previous answer.  

One third of the $5billion annual budget is already spent on Health and Human Services.  I think those monies should be prioritized eah year to deal with current Health and Human Services issues.

Do you support measures to stop the criminalization of homelessness? The basic human behaviors of many homeless people (like sitting, sleeping and bathing in public) are against the law. Please provide specific examples of measures you would support.
Respuesta de Jim Desmond:

I will support programs that help people willing to get back on their feet and functioning in society.

Do you support increasing housing density in unincorporated San Diego County? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Jim Desmond:

Depends on the project.

I support projects that fit with the character of the community, mitigates impacts and provides the necessary infrastructure.  For increased densities the project must also provide added benefits to the existing community such as; schools, fire houses, parks, enhanced emergency egress and infrastructure.

Do you support permitting, regulating and taxing marijuana in unincorporated San Diego County? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Jim Desmond:

I am ok with medical marijuana if it was dispensed was a pharmacy and perscribed by real doctors. I am against the retail sales (dispensaries) of recreational marijuana.

Do you support the county’s Climate Action Plan? Why or why not?                                          
Respuesta de Jim Desmond:

I would support an approved County Climate Action Plan.

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Fiscal Conservative 

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