San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress last year, announced Friday she has decided to seek re-election to a second term on the county board.
“I’m very proud of the progress we’ve made in my first term. Using innovative approaches to government is important to me and serves as a catalyst for the private sector and non-profits to get more involved,” said Gaspar. “We are changing lives by engaging the community, investing in prevention and working together toward solutions.”
Gaspar, a former Encinitas mayor, is a fiscal conservative and a vocal critic of SANDAG’s efforts to divert money from highway projects to mass transit.
She has been a supporter of President Trump’s immigration policies, having appeared with him in Washington on two occasions, but has opposed his efforts to permit oil drilling off the California coast.
The third supervisor district that she represents stretches along the coast from University City to Encinitas and inland to Tierrasanta, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo and Escondido.
Democrats who are expected to challenge Gaspar in the March 2020 non-partisan primary include Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz, firefighter Jeff Griffith and university professor Terra Lawson-Remer,
Gaspar and her husband Paul own a physical therapy business in Enincintas. They have three children.
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