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El Dorado CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 1

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Wayne Haug

Attorney at Law
1,452 votes (10.45%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • SOS EDH - Save Open Space in El Dorado Hills
  • Secure funding to fix our roads
  • State mandates need to be funded upfront so as not to adversely affect the county budget



My name is Wayne Haug. I am running for the District One Board of Supervisors (BOS) because the old El Dorado Hills Golf Course (EDHGC), which is currently zoned open space, will be lost forever if the BOS approves the Central El Dorado Hills Specific Plan (CEDHSP). The CEDHSP allows up to a 1,000 dwellings to be built and only provide around 15 acres for dedicated park use next to Highway 50. El Dorado Hills open space needs to be saved and the BOS should not approve this poorly conceived project. I believe the CEDHSP will degrade the quality of life we enjoy in El Dorado Hills by adversely impacting our roads, water and related infrastructure.


My wife, Diane, and I moved to El Dorado Hills from Sacramento in 1967. Here our two children were able to attend excellent public schools, enjoy the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (EDHCSD) superior recreation facilities, and learn to play golf on one of the finest executive golf courses in Northern California (EDHGC). We were all involved in PTA, 4-H, TAZ swim team, little league, soccer and scouts. 


In 1992 I took an early retirement from the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). While at DPR I worked in acquisition, planning and development which helped double the size of the state park system. Later on I worked in Grants Administration and Local Assistance which funded local government parks. EDHCSD’s facilities such as the community swimming pool were recipients of these funds. Also, I worked with the Legislature on bills that affected DPR and local government agencies. An example was allowing the EDHCSD the empowered service to provide power generation and distribution.


Presently I work full time at my law practice with emphasis on real estate, estate planning, and elder law. I am a California Licensed Land Surveyor (PLS 3432), Life Fellow member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, member of the Real Property Law Section and Trusts and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association (SBN 105140). I also belong to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. I let my California Real Estate Broker’s license expire in 2006 (License ID 00899905) to concentrate more on my legal practice.


I was fortunate to have served as a director and past president of the EDHCSD and serve as vice chair of the El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) until 1998. 


As a fiscal conservative my goal is to assure the county stays on budget and promote efficiency in delivering the services they are charged with. Also, I will oppose state mandates unless they are fully funded up-front so as not to adversely impact our county budget. I will also encourage the county to pursue other government and private resources such as grants for projects that benefit county residents without having to raise taxes. El Dorado County faces many critical issues from catastrophic fires, power outages, overcrowded deteriorating roads, housing for working people of middle and low income, unfunded state mandates - the list can go on and on - but the main issue of my candidacy is to save open space. Once it’s gone we won’t get it back.


If elected I promise to save open space from being rezoned and especially in El Dorado Hills.  I also promise to donate my BOS’s pay to the nonprofit EDH Promise Foundation (Foundation) for the preservation of open space in El Dorado Hills. I encourage those of you who want to save open space to do the same. Please go to and click on the “Donate Now” link. From the drop-down menu select this option: “Other - enter the donation intent to the right” then type in “Save Open Space in El Dorado Hills”. You may also send checks to: EDH Promise Foundation, Kevin A. Loewen, General Manager, EDHCSD,  1021 Harvard Way, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 since he is the Foundation’s Business Agent. My BOS campaign is self funded and I will not accept donations. And I will not litter the landscape with campaign signs during the election.


SOS EDH (Save Open Space in El Dorado Hills) - Vote for Wayne Haug for Supervisor.

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