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District 5 Candidate Michelle Gomez Wants To Use County Reserves For New Hires

Photo credit: Courtesy of Michelle Gomez

Michelle Gomez, a candidate to represent District 5 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, is pictured in this undated photo.

Most of the members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors have been in office for more than 20 years. That will change after this year’s election.

New supervisors will be elected in Districts 4 and 5 because of the addition of term limits for the board positions.

The county supervisors race for District 5 has four candidates — two Democrats and two Republicans. The winner will replace termed-out supervisor Bill Horn.

District 5 covers the entire width of North County — from Carlsbad and Oceanside on the coast, north to the Orange and Riverside county borders and through Valley Center and Borrego Springs to the Imperial Valley line.

Candidate Michelle Gomez is a governmental affairs legislative analyst in the private sector for a software company. She is a Democrat. Supervisors positions are non-partisan, but currently, all five members of the board are Republicans.

Gomez spoke with KPBS Midday Edition host Maureen Cavanaugh about her positions on some of the top issues in the race and why she is running for the seat.

Gomez's candidate interview airs on Wednesday on Midday Edition.

District 5 Candidate Michelle Gomez Wants To Use County Reserves For New Hires


Michelle Gomez, candidate, San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 5


Interviews with District 5 candidates will air this week on Midday Edition.

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