Kristin Gaspar: Republican for Congress
Kristin Gaspar is Chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. A small business owner, community leader, and mother, she knows first-hand the challenges facing our small businesses and the families who depend on them.
In 2002, Kristin and her husband grew a family healthcare practice, Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy, from a 700-square foot space to seven locations throughout North County San Diego. As CFO, Kristin helped build the business to more than 140 employees treating nearly 7,000 patients.
As Kristin’s business grew, so did her family, and she felt it was time to play a more active role in her community. She decided to run for the city council on a platform of fiscal responsibility and a return to basics. She came in first place ahead of two Democratic incumbents and after two terms on the Council, became the first elected Mayor of Encinitas. As mayor of a coastal Democratic city, she demonstrated how to listen, lead, and succeed with conservative principles.
In 2016, Kristin defeated incumbent Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts in a seat Hillary Clinton carried by 20 percentage points. The youngest woman ever elected to the Board, her victory marked the first defeat of an incumbent in 32 years.
As Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors, Kristin has been a leader in addressing mental health, addiction, and homelessness issues, as well as investing in programs designed to help veterans and their families navigate the transition to civilian life. She’s also been a local leader in the fight for a cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Kristin and Paul have three children; Carson, Payton, and Addie; and one dog, Frank. In her free-time Kristin coaches and is active in community organizations. A native of San Diego, she graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.