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District 5 Candidate Jim Desmond Says County’s Reserves ‘Are Fine Where They Are’

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jim Desmond

Jim Desmond, 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 San Diego 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 Jim Desmond has been the mayor of San Marcos for the last 12 years. He’s also a member of the board of directors for San Diego Association of Governments and a board member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Desmond is a Republican. Supervisors positions are non-partisan, but currently, all five members of the board are Republicans.

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

Desmond's candidate interview airs on Thursday on Midday Edition.

District 5 Candidate Jim Desmond Says County's Reserves 'Are Fine Where They Are'


Jim Desmond, candidate, San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 5


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