It is an honor to once again receive the endorsement of our San Diego County daily newspapers.
It reads in part as follows: “In the crowded and hotly contested race for three seats on the Encinitas City Council, we endorse incumbent Jerome Stocks, appointed incumbent Mark Muir and candidate Kevin Forrester.
“This trio represents the best possibility for the city to continue on its path of fiscal responsibility and economic development.
“The candidates most likely to be the top vote getters in this race can clearly be divided along ideological lines, with the above three pitted against Lisa Shaffer and Tony Kranz, who represent a more liberal point of view.
“A win for Shaffer and Kranz, along with the general disposition of Teresa Barth, would flip the majority of the council in a direction that would lead away from economic vibrancy.
“Stocks, a businessman who was first elected to the council in 2000, is the mayor and is arguably the leader of the current council majority. He is also chairman of the San Diego Association of Governments and board member at North County Transit District.”
Access the entire endorsement of Jerome Stocks, Mark Muir, and Kevin Forrester for Encinitas City Council here: