VICE-CHAIRWOMAN DIANNE JACOB
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
Contact: Steve Schmidt, 619-206-9108, email@example.com
SUPERVISOR JACOB BEGINS RECORD-SETTING 7TH TERM,
ANNOUNCES DATE FOR STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS
Supervisor Dianne Jacob was sworn in today for a historic seventh term, breaking the record for longevity in county office.
The District 2 representative has now held elective office longer than any person in San Diego County government history.
“I am deeply grateful for the trust that East County voters have placed in me over the years,” said Jacob, who was first elected supervisor in 1992. “I will continue to do all I can to live up to that trust.”
Jacob, who is poised to serve as this year’s chair of the board, announced she will deliver the 2017 State of the County speech on Feb. 1 at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa.
She plans to offer proposals to address several major challenges facing the county. The theme of the speech: “Seven in ’17: Seven ways to better serve the public and prepare for the future.”
The former public school teacher and Jamul-Dulzura Union School District board member was re-elected supervisor in June, drawing 73 percent of the vote.
Jacob, at her request, was sworn in today by Sheriff Bill Gore. She surpassed the years-in-office record held by David Bird, who served as supervisor from the 1940s to 1960s.
Also sworn in were Supervisor Greg Cox and first-term Supervisor Kristin Gaspar.
District 2 spans 2,000 square miles and includes El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee and Lemon Grove, along with the communities of Campo, Lakeside, Alpine, Jamul and others.