Politics

Escondido Police Officers’ Association Endorses County Supervisor Jim Desmond for Re-Election

August 15, 2022
The Escondido Police Officers’ Association has endorsed Jim Desmond for Re-election to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2022.
“The Escondido Police Officers’ Association (EPOA) strongly endorses Supervisor Jim Desmond for reelection,” said Pat Hall, President of the Escondido POA. “Public safety has always been the first priority for Jim Desmond. As Supervisor, he has opposed the destructive “defund the police” movement. He’s also been a forceful advocate educating parents about the dangers of fentanyl and he leads the effort to stop the placement of dangerous sexually violent predators in North County. Escondido police officers support Supervisor Desmond because we know he will be a trusted partner in protecting Escondido residents,” Hall concluded.
“The support of the Escondido Police Officers’ Association is important to me because of my belief that public safety must be the first priority of local government,” said Desmond.  “I know that the men and women who protect the neighborhoods of Escondido share that objective. I am proud to receive their endorsement and pledge to work closely with them to keep Escondido safe.”
The Escondido Police Officers’ Association is a non-profit organization that represents the 180 sworn men and women of the Escondido Police Department. The Association is dedicated to professionalism and service. Members provide highly personal, dedicated, and professional police services to the residents of Escondido. The Escondido Police Officers’ Association is governed by an eight-member board of directors under the current leadership of President Pat Hall.
Supervisor Jim Desmond was first elected in 2018 to represent North County on the Board of Supervisors. A Navy veteran, Supervisor Desmond was a career pilot for Delta Airlines. He was elected Mayor of San Marcos in 2006 and served in that position for twelve years. He attended San Diego State University, where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering.
Supervisor District 5 in North County includes the cities of Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista, and the inland North County communities of Bonsall, Borrego Springs, De Luz, Fallbrook, Lake San Marcos, Pala, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, Ranchita, Valley Center, Warner Springs and Camp Pendleton. Supervisor Desmond is also very proud to represent the Indian Reservations of La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma/Yuima, Rincon, Santa Ysabel and San Pasqual.
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Contact: John@DesmondForSupervisor.com