Jeff Epp, candidate for Escondido City Council District 2
Jeff was raised in the small town of Dubois, Wyoming. Although his family of six had horses and milk cows and his dad worked in a sawmill and carpentry, Jeff went a different direction with an early interest in current events, law, and government. This led Jeff to the University of Wyoming where he earned both a degree in political science and later a law degree.
As Jeff finished law school and passed the Wyoming bar exam, he also served as a prosecutor for the City of Rawlins, Wyoming and Cheyenne, Wyoming. In 1985, at the age of 25, Jeff was drawn to the Escondido area and was hired by the Escondido City Attorney as a deputy in 1985, and passed the California bar exam in 1986.
In 1996, Jeff was chosen to become Escondido’s City Attorney by a unanimous vote of the City Council.
During Jeff’s years with the City Attorney’s office, Jeff was fortunate to work on many projects including the construction of the California Center for the Arts-Escondido, as well as the purchase and creation of Daley Ranch, the first major renovation of the Westfield Mall and Target store, the Palomar Energy Project and the City’s recycled water system.
In 2017, Jeff was asked by all five members of the City Council to serve as City Manager on an interim basis, following the present manager’s retirement. After a short while, he was asked to extend his stay in that position and did so until retiring in June 2021.
During the years Jeff served as the City Manager, his mission statement for the entire City workforce was simple: provide for a City that is safe, clean, and efficiently run. Indeed, one of Jeff’s greatest compliments came from the Mayor when he said
“Jeff actively promotes the concept of a “clean, safe and efficient” city as a reminder of the need to create a sustainable way of keeping our parks and facilities clean, our neighborhoods safe, and developing new ways to run a full service city with less employees and resources than comparable cities. He has admirably done all of those things.”
Shortly after Jeff retired as the City’s chief executive, Council Member Tina Inscoe, after serving many years of community service in many ways, enthusiastically handed the baton to Jeff to seek election as the Council Member representing District 2
Jeff’s service to Escondido has also involved other organizations. Jeff has been a member of and a past president of the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club. Jeff has been involved with Big Brothers of San Diego County, and served as the congregational president of Grace Lutheran Church and School, now known as Grace Christian School.
On a personal note, Jeff has three grown children, all of whom attended Escondido Heritage Charter school. Jeff’s daughter teaches school with her husband in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jeff’s oldest son lives in Scottsdale and works for USAA insurance. Jeff youngest son continues to live with Jeff and works for our City’s Public Works Department.
Learn more at: epp4escondido.com
Corey Gustafson – Candidate for the 50th Congressional District
Why I’m Running
I’m a lifelong resident of San Diego County who remembers when families could afford to live here, when we could count on our schools to provide quality education to our children, and when we could trust our local leaders to put the residents of San Diego County first. Unfortunately, our representatives in Congress have stood with special interests and radicals who are out-of-step with the residents of San Diego County.
I’m running for Congress because, like you, I believe we need change.
I’ve never run for office before. Instead of pursuing a career in politics, I cofounded a small business that provides good jobs for dozens of local workers. I have the kind of real-world experience we need in Congress. I’m also a university lecturer, teaching students the truth of the American dream and the importance of American civics and history.
My beliefs are grounded in individual liberty, opportunity, limited government and American Exceptionalism.
I will oppose tax increases, strengthen the economy, stop inflation, and lower crime.
If you want to see change, I ask for your support. San Diego deserves better and America deserves better. For more information, please check out my website:coreyforsandiego.com.