Escondido, CA

New supervisors to be sworn in Jan. 4

Terra Lawson-Remer is the new member of the Board of Supervisors representing Escondido.

The new 3rd District Supervisor, Terra Lawson-Remer will be sworn in along with Supervisor-Elect Nora Vargas, District 1 and Supervisor-Elect Joel Anderson, District 2 on Monday, January 4, 2021. The virtual swearing-in will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Below is the schedule:

Supervisor-Elect Nora Vargas, District One, from 10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Supervisor-Elect Joel Anderson, District Two, from 10:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Supervisor-Elect Terra Lawson-Remer, District Three, from 10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Live video of the swearing-in can be viewed on the County’s website, Facebook or on CNC-TV: Cox Communications – south on Ch. 24, Cox Communications – north on Ch. 19, and Spectrum on Ch. 24 or Ch. 85.

For your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, in person attendance is not permitted.

The 3rd District includes Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Encinitas, Del Mar, University City, Scripps Ranch, Mira Mesa, Carmel Valley, San Pasqual Valley and Leucadia.

Lawson-Remer replaces incumbent Kristin Gaspar, whom she defeated in the November election.

When she was running for the Board of Supervisors, Lawson-Remer promised to make the following issues priorities: affordable housing, climate change, beaches and coastlines, traffic and congestion, ending sprawling development and homelessness.  In a recent letter she said she was recruiting a team: “Join us to advance a new agenda at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors that centers justice, opportunity, sustainability, and a moral economy.”

Filling out her team

The supervisor-elect is currently filling out her team.  According to an email from her, “staff search committee is working hard to hire an amazing team!”

Her email asks, “Do you want to help transform a $6.5b annual budget, impacting 3.3m people? Are you passionate about acting with urgency to tackle climate change, environmental justice, affordable housing, healthcare for all, criminal justice reform, food insecurity, public health, public transit, sprawl development, protecting our beaches and coastlines, solutions to homelessness and mental health services, childcare, and dignity for immigrant families?”

Lawson-Remer is “Seeking communications gurus, public policy directors and advisors, seasoned organizers and campaigners, attorneys and legislative analysts, political directors, digital strategists, executive assistants and operations managers, dogged researchers, and other entrepreneurial and strategic leaders to join the team bringing progressive change to the 8th largest metropolitan region in the United States.”

She is hiring for both senior and junior positions.  The email concludes by saying, “We are looking for experienced visionaries, creative and dogged problem-solvers, and great team players. Please email to receive the application.” 


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