As Supervisor, she will bring real-world small business experience, practical local government knowledge, and a determination to make government work for our families.
In 2002, Kristin and her husband, Paul, decided to partner and grow their small business. It certainly wasn’t easy, and they spent many nights going over the books to make sure they could keep the doors open, and eventually grow and create more jobs. In the years to come, their hard work and perseverance paid off – she rose to Chief Financial Officer of the six offices, and they now employ nearly 150 people and care for more than 6,500 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 to ensure that they inherited the same quality of life she benefitted from growing up in North County. As a young mother, she decided to run for the Encinitas City Council. She won, running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and stressing the need to get back to the basics of enhancing public safety, protecting our environment, improving streets and neighborhoods. In 2014 she ran to be the first elected Mayor of Encinitas, and won.
On the city council and as Mayor, Kristin delivered balanced budgets every year while maintaining the highest credit rating. She led the way in building a new 44-acre community park. She fought to make sure sand on the coastline was replenished. And, she helped block a sales tax increase that would have hurt small business owners.
Kristin and Paul have three children, Carson, Payton, and Addison, and one dog Frankie. In her free time she coaches the La Costa Canyon Pop Warner Cheerleading Squad and is a 3rd grade civics instructor at Mission Estancia Elementary School. She is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.