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September 19, 2022 – Supervisor Jim Desmond & Escondido Mayor Candidate Dane White

    Supervisor Jim Desmond

    Jim Desmond serves on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, representing North County.

    Supervisor District 5 encompasses the extraordinary beauty of California, stretching from the beaches of Oceanside, across North County’s vibrant inland suburbs of Vista, San Marcos and Escondido through the agricultural region of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Valley Center and across the mountains to the desert community of Borrego Springs.

    Supervisor Desmond is also proud to represent the Indian Reservations of La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma/Yuima, Rincon, Santa Ysabel and San Pasqual

    Jim served as Mayor of San Marcos from 2006 to 2018. Prior to that, he served two years as a member of the San Marcos City Council.

    A proud U.S. Navy Veteran, Jim attended San Diego State University, earning a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering.

    In his professional career, Jim was a pilot for Delta Airlines for over thirty years, retiring as a Captain in 2020. He has also been a successful entrepreneur, having founded, built and, then, sold a technical writing and document company.

    In addition to his Supervisor duties, Jim is a member of the San Diego Local Area Formation In addition to his Supervisor duties, Jim is the Chairman of the San Diego Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO), the agency responsible for overseeing the establishment and expansion of cities and special districts as well as their municipal service areas. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the North County Transit District.

    Supervisor Desmond and his wife, Kerri, are the parents of two adult children. …read more…

    Dane White

    Dane White is a fifth generation Escondido resident. After attending Escondido High School and Escondido Charter, Dane decided to pursue a career in the trades rather than taking a typical college route. Dane began his career as a construction worker and eventually worked his way up to Project Manager. Dane currently works as a small business owner. His company, WhiteWerks Flooring LLC, provides hard surface flooring installations and refinishing throughout San Diego County.

    In addition to his career in construction, Dane has worked as a Resident Manager, operating a residence for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues.

    Dane was elected to the Escondido Union High School Board in 2016. Throughout his term, Dane has prioritized fiscal responsibility, vocational and trade education, and supporting at-risk youth. In 2020, Dane was reelected by a record setting margin.

    While not spending time running his own business and supporting Escondido high school students, Dane is actively involved with his local church– helping run addiction recovery programs and assisting with youth activities.

    Dane lives in central Escondido with his wife Kelsey, a special education teacher, and their two daughters Sonny, Jan and Hattie. …read more…