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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City CouncilCity of San MarcosNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of San MarcosCity Council

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Commercial Finance Businessman
7,148 votes (15.74%)
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  • Manage Growth - Helping manage present and future projects to ensure we are providing our residents with a "healthy growth" city but limiting adding more traffic and congestion.
  • Safe Communities and Fiscal Responsibility - Ensure our Police and Fire Department have all the necessary tools and finances to protect our great city. Work with our leaders to ensure we have a profitable and balanced budget.
  • Public Service and Transparency - Lead our community through serving them. Have a transparency in government and open communication with our residents to lead our city.
Profession:USMC Veteran - Commercial Finance Businessman
Senior Account Executive, US Business Funding Group (2014current)
  • Republican Party of San Diego County
1.
Plan of Action

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of San Marcos, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?

Answer from Matt Stack:

I believe the most significant challenge facing our city is the management of growth and development over the next few years.  While safety is always the #1 concern of any city, I believe that the challenge of providing an adequate amount of schools, housing and businesses while at the same time not creating overcrowding and too much traffic in our city is the number one concern of our residents.  The way to achieve this is firstly letting the community know that I have the same vision they do.  The second thing is to give rise to their voices within our government and work with outer-lying cities (and espectially within the Unified School District) to ensure our city is growing at a healthy rate and achieving what the people want.

Council Member/Businesswoman
17,148 votes (37.76%)Winning
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  • Fiscally Responsibility and Business Friendly- Balanced budget and long term financial stability are critical. Committed to streamlining processes and efficiency for better customer experience and helping new businesses locate in San Marcos.
  • Public Safety, the Top Priority- Was recently honored at the County Red Ribbon Luncheon for my Drug Prevention Advocacy. Advocate for providing our firefighters with needed training and equipment needed for daily 911 calls and large scale disasters.
  • Working hard to enhance our Quality of Life- An enduring advocate for open, honest and respectful government, easily accessible and my door is always open. We've added seven new parks and miles of trails since my joining the council.
Profession:Councilmember/Businesswoman
Councilmember, City of San Marcos — Elected position (2008current)
Vice Mayor, City of San Marcos — Appointed position (2012current)
First Impressions Leader and Preschool Teacher, The Fathers House (2004current)
  • Mayor Jim Desmond, City of San Marcos
  • Councilmember Kristal Jabara, City of San Marcos
  • Councilmember Sharon Jenkins, City of San Marcos
  • The Lincoln Club
  • San Marcos Professional Firefighters Association
  • San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • The Republican Party of San Diego
  • BIA of San Diego
  • The Paper
  • North County Board of Realtors
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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

CITY OF SAN MARCOS
Member of the City Council

REBECCA JONES
Council Member/Businesswoman

First Priority Public Safety: As our current Councilmember, Rebecca has served as chair of North County Fire Dispatch and on the SANDAG Public Safety Committee. She lobbied for and helped pass an ordinance prohibiting sale or possession of dangerous synthetic drugs and a tobacco license ordinance that will help keep smoking/vaping materials out of the possession of our children.

Improving our Quality of Life: Advocate for more parks. Rebecca serves on the SANDAG Transportation Committee and is Vice Chair of North County Transit District. She believes that good planning, completing circulation plans and alternative traffic solutions will improve traffic flow. She feels strongly that building infrastructure must be completed prior to development completion.

Continued Transparency and Inclusiveness: Rebecca believes city government should be open, honest, inclusive and respectful. She believes her role as public servant means serving the community with integrity.

Fiscally Responsible: Rebecca believes that taxpayer oversight and a balanced budget are critical. Rebecca supported planning for the future by dedicating general fund dollars to future and current infrastructure needs and protecting the general fund by policy.

Rebecca and her husband Paul, of 22 years, are raising their 2 children in San Marcos.

Contact Rebecca at 760-519-2847 or rebeccajones2016@cox.net

Council Member/Businesswoman
14,349 votes (31.6%)Winning
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  • Ensure fiscal responsibility - balanced budgets, strong reserves, transparency, proactive approach to infrastructure and deferred maintenance needs
  • Protect our quality of Life - support public safety needs, build new parks and trails, improve recreational opportunities, support local business and bring new jobs to the community
  • Continue the San Marcos entrepreneurial approach to government
Profession:Council Member, Businesswoman
Realtor, North County Associated Brokers (2005current)
Council Member, City of San Marcos — Elected position (2012current)
Governing Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District — Elected position (19982012)
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper, Self (19922005)
Account Coordinator, IBM (19841992)
Office support/Bookkeeper, SKS Inc. (19741984)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Science , Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting (1984)
Palomar College Associates Degree, General Education (1978)
Founding Board Member, The San Marcos Promise (2014current)
Board Member, Connected Through Kids (2010current)
Founding Board Member, Valley of Discovery Education Foundation (20042014)
Co-Chair/Endorsements, Prop K School Bond for San Marcos Unified School District (20102009)
Leader + Co-leader, Girls Scouts (19902004)

Sharon has served as a San Marcos Council Member for the past four years. She is the city representative on the North County Fire Dispatch Joint Powers Authority and currently serves as Vice-Chair. Prior to 2012 Sharon served on the San Marcos Unified School District Governing Board for 14 years.  She believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered in the community for over 24 years. Sharon has lived in San Marcos since 1971.

  • San Marcos Firefighters Association
  • Deputy Sheriff Association of San Diego County
  • Jim Desmond - San Marcos Mayor
  • Rebecca Jones - San Marcos Vice-Mayor
  • Chris Orlando - Council Member
  • Kristal Jabara - Council Member
  • Pam Lindamood - SMUSD Governing Board Member
  • Randy Walton - SMUSD Governing Board Member
  • North San Diego County Association of Realtors
  • The Paper
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Plan of Action

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of San Marcos, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?

Answer from Sharon Jenkins:

Moving from at-large elections to district elections - overall residents think San Marcos is an amazing community to live in.  But, residents tell me they're not happy with our need to move to district elections.  They want to be able to vote for five council positions (Mayor and four council members) and not just two positions (Mayor and their own district).  They'e concerned future candidates/Councilmembers wil only focus on what's best for their district and not what's best for the City overall.  My role as a continuing Councilmember will be to encourage new Councilmembers to do what's best for the entire City and not focus on only their district.

Sharon's philosophy is simple - be an independent thinker, do your homework on a topic and always do the right thing for the San Marcos community.

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CITY OF SAN MARCOS
Member of the City Council

SHARON JENKINS
AGE: 59
Council Member/Businesswoman

San Marcos is thriving, and Sharon Jenkins has contributed significantly to its vitality and success.

Since her election to City Council in 2012 San Marcos has maintained a balanced budget with a current reserve of 40%. Sharon spearheaded creation of a new evaluation procedure for the City Manager and City Attorney, pushed for transparency by adding a Council public review of the city’s annual financial audit and quarterly budget report, and encouraged a change in auditors. During Sharon's tenure the Council has developed a new infrastructure and deferred maintenance policy, created a new economic development plan supporting business, opened two new parks, and achieved many other accomplishments.

Sharon represents San Marcos as Vice-Chair of North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority, which oversees fire dispatch for multiple cities and agencies throughout the county.

Prior to 2012, Sharon served 14 years as an elected Trustee of the highly successful San Marcos Unified School District. A founding Board Member of The San Marcos Promise, she also supports foster children as a Board Member for Connected Through Kids. Sharon has volunteered with the San Marcos Community Foundation, Girl Scouts, education foundations, and parent/booster groups.

Sharon’s steady leadership and guidance have helped San Marcos become “the” place in North County to live, obtain a great education, work, and play.

www.sharonjenkinsforcouncil2016.com

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RJ Hernandez

Small Business Owner
6,770 votes (14.91%)
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News

Candidates for city offices — October 23, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Challenger drops out of San Marcos council race — October 13, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
San Marcos carves itself into council districts — September 27, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Four vying for two San Marcos seats — August 17, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
New names emerge in local council races — August 11, 2016 The Coast News Group

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