ENCINITAS — It was announced Tuesday that Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks will chair Steve Danon’s campaign efforts in the election for the District 3 seat of the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors.
“I’m extremely pleased to have Jerome Stocks as the chair of my campaign,” Danon said. “The fact that he is the mayor of the largest coastal city in the third supervisory district and as…chairman of the San Diego Association of Governments…Jerome has been working tirelessly to move our region forward.”
Stocks said in a statement that it is crucial to the health of our region that the next Third District Supervisor be a true partner with the cities in the district and to ensure that the needs of its residents are met.
“I am one of many elected officials and community leaders who have gotten behind Steve knowing that he will be that kind of partner,” Stocks said.
“I’ve had a strong working relationship with Jerome for many years, it was, in fact, he who recruited me to run for supervisor against a 20-year incumbent,” Danon said. “Jerome and I have had a very strong, positive working relationship that not only will serve us well on the campaign, but if things work out, we’ll be very strong working on the county board of supervisors.”
Stocks added that he was looking forward to assisting Danon’s campaign and believes Danon will be ready to champion pro-business regulatory reforms, sponsor measures that implement accountability in County government, advocate for our schools, and make sure our law enforcement officials have the resources necessary to keep our streets and neighborhoods safe.
The District 3 seat oversees much of the North County coastal communities, including Encinitas, Leucadia, Del Mar and Solana Beach.
Danon sees the election affecting Encinitas tremendously, he said, especially when it comes to beach testing, which the county is responsible for.
He also said that the economy would be one of his main priorities. “It shouldn’t take five to seven years for a business to get a permit,” he added.
Pam Slater-Price, who’s held the seat for 20 years, is not seeking re-election.
In January, Solana Beach City Councilman Dave Roberts officially entered the race.