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Special District

Valley Center Fire Protection DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Michael William O'Connor

Retired Firefighter
4,490 votes (40.49%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Assuring Our community maintains a strong trained Fire District
  • Put into place a plan to cover areas , that have greater than a 5 min response time
  • Assure that we maintain a balanced budget and research ways to better serve Our Community



I have always been a public servent ,,, served 4 years in the United States Navy ,, where my Fire service career started ,, worked as a Crash Crew Firefighter at Air Station in Sigonella Sicily for 18 months . In 1978 I was hired by the Escondido Fire Dept. ,, served the city of Escondido for 32 plus years .  

Political Beliefs

  I believe that you must serve you local community well before taking on larger tasks in Government. Every one has the right to speak their mind in a civil manner.  I want to listen and understand the residents I serve .  I believe some folks get in the  political arena to help better their communities and others have a agenda they want pushed ,,   I have a passion to do the right thing for my community and make it better for our young so they can re-enforce that valve to their children as well ,    If you vote for Michael O'Connor , I will serve my community and make sure our voices are hear at the county level. 

Official Statement

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

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Board of Directors

AGE: 61
Retired Firefighter

“Like most Valley Center residents, I value the professional life-saving and firefighting skills of the Valley Center Fire Protection District. In 2014, Valley Center took a huge step by establishing its own emergency services command staff of a chief and six full-time captains. As part of the Risk Committee that researched that decision, I am proud that Valley Center has moved forward. Last year, VCFPD launched a program of Advanced Life Support on all its engines augmenting the great service provided by Mercy ambulance service, all while not increasing costs to district taxpayers. I support the direction VCFPD is heading.

As our community grows, VCFPD must prepare to grow with it. There are many challenges ahead as the planned growth of Valley Center unfolds. With an extensive district like VCFPD, the future will likely require a redeployment of our emergency response assets. As a 30-year veteran firefighter, and a long-time resident of Valley Center, I want to help VCFPD stay on course to provide the high standard of emergency service that our community needs and deserves.

If elected, I will work to secure even more efficient and effective emergency response for our entire community. I respectfully ask for your vote.”

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