San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar Announces Campaign for Congress
(San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar has announced her campaign for Congress. Supervisor Gaspar has been endorsed by Orange County Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, the top Republican big city mayor in the country; and San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman, a successful businessman and government reformer.
“It’s time for a new generation of fresh faces in Congress who will set aside the bickering and focus on getting things done,” said Gaspar. “I’ve demonstrated my ability to govern effectively as the Republican mayor of a coastal Democratic city, and I’ve shown my ability to attract crossover votes by winning a seat Hillary Clinton carried by 20 percentage points.”
“Kristin Gaspar is exactly the kind of candidate Republicans should be putting forward to change Washington,” said Chairman Royce. “Kristin has real-world business experience as CFO of her family's healthcare practice, service in local government as mayor of a coastal city and chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, and deeply involved in her community as a mother and mentor. Supervisor Gaspar is an outstanding candidate for Congress and has my full endorsement.”
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer echoed Chairman Royce’s comments, “Kristin Gaspar is part of the new generation of Republican leadership that has helped make San Diego Republicans so successful: a commitment to strong fiscal management, protection of taxpayer dollars, and a willingness to bring people together to get things done. We need her results-based approach in Washington.”
“Kristin is a no-nonsense straight shooter,” said Councilman Sherman. “She doesn’t play the political game and has the kind of business experience we need in Washington. She’s actually signed both sides of a paycheck and understands the impact taxes and regulations have on small businesses.”
Supervisor Gaspar was elected to the Board of Supervisors by defeating an incumbent Democrat in 2016 in a district that Hillary Clinton won by 20 percentage points. It was the first time an incumbent was defeated in 32 years. San Diego County comprises 75% of the general election vote, and 68% of the Republican primary vote.