Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements

Candidate Statements

The nomination period for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election is now closed. All Candidate Statements are provided by District, as they will appear in the Voters Pamphlet.

District 1 - Seat Filled on August 24, 2022

On August 24, 2022, the Murrieta City Council appointed Jon Levell to serve as the City of Murrieta City Council District 1 representative for a full term of four years. The decision comes after receiving only one qualified nomination for District 1 during the nomination period, which was open from July 18 to August 12. A total of three individuals formally inquired about the nomination process, but at the close of the period, only Mr. Levell filed and qualified. By appointing the District 1 seat, the City has canceled its City Council election for District 1, saving Murrieta approximately $44,000. Mr. Levell will be sworn into his City Council position in December along with the seating of the other City Council Members based on the November election. The election for City Council Districts 2 and 5 will continue as scheduled on November 8, 2022.

District 2 - Vote for One

Holliday, Ron - preferred

Ron Holliday, Investment Executive/Businessman

I am uniquely QUALIFIED to serve you on Murrieta’s city council.

As a VETERAN I have learned to both rely on myself and work with others to accomplish any worthwhile goal.

With over 25 years of FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE as a successful investment advisor and business owner, I have a vast understanding of budgets and accounting that gives me the ability to “follow the money” so Murrieta gets the most out of your tax dollars.

As a LONGTIME RESIDENT living in this area since 1964, I have institutional knowledge of how Murrieta became a city and how it has grown over the years.

Through my DECADES OF VOLUNTEERING for the city and local organizations I have shown my dedication to making Murrieta an outstanding city.

TOP PRIORITIES for me are public safety, both police and fire/EMTs, financial transparency and accountability, and maintaining and improving the quality of life we all enjoy in Murrieta.

Honored to be ENDORSED BY:

Kelly Seyarto, State Assembly Member
Mike Hestrin, Riverside County District Attorney
Jonathan Ingram, Mayor, City of Murrieta
Dr. Lisa Deforest, Mayor Pro Tem, City Of Murrieta
Cindy Warren, Council Member, City of Murrieta
Jeff Stone, State Senator (RET)
Alan Long, former, Mayor/Council Member, City of Murrieta
Randon Lane, former, Mayor/Council Member, City of Murrieta
Doug McAllister, former, Mayor/Council Member, City of Murrieta
Joan Sparkman, former, Mt. San Jacinto College Trustee

 I humbly ask for your vote on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

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District 2 - Vote for One

White, Christi - Preferred

Christi White, Incumbent

As your City Council member, I’ll continue to advocate to IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE. As I listen to feedback, there is a consistent message about what the CITY OF MURRIETA CITIZENS want and deserve. This feedback shapes my goals and commitments to you, including:

A safe City with excellent response times from Police and Fire
High quality water and wastewater services for all residents
Improved Code Enforcement processes to keep our City looking beautiful
Improved flow of local traffic to reduce choke points
A dynamic economic development plan that brings new jobs
Workforce development as a key factor in sustainable local jobs
A focus on challenging the status quo and reducing bureaucratic waste
Strong transparency and accountability from elected officials

EXPERIENCE COUNTS! With my degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands, plus 25+ years of corporate/nonprofit business and 7 direct years of hands-on City experience, you benefit as I bring a much-needed seniority and continuity to the Murrieta City Council. With pride, I volunteered for 3 years as a City Commissioner and served as the Chairperson for our Community Services Department. With over 150 City Council meetings under my belt, it is clear that I know how to effectively problem solve, think outside the box, and collaborate for the City’s benefit.

You may be confident that I have what it takes to represent our district with professionalism, common sense, and integrity.  Each day I work to make Murrieta a better place to call home, because I love our great City.

HOMELESSNESS & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: Compassion is key in dealing with these pressing issues. I support regional collaborations that champion solutions and accountability from our regional, state, and federal governments.

During the last four-years, I helped steer the City of Murrieta through the pandemic, while ensuring that our local businesses received every possible form of assistance. I supported our BALANCED BUDGET with reserves set aside for a rainy day, so that we never need to cut the City services you receive and enjoy.

Join me in working towards building a bright future and ensuring our that our solid foundation thrives.

Today’s political climate is not for the faint of heart. You deserve a Council Member who is not afraid to face challenges and create solutions. I AM YOUR ADVOCATE.

I would be honored to earn your vote and humbly ask for your support.

District 5 - Vote for One

Warren, Cindy - preferred

Cindy Warren, Appointed Incumbent

As your District 5 Councilwoman, I am, and always will be, accessible and responsive to both residents and businesses alike. 

I am dedicated to keeping our public safety my top priority by supporting training programs, procuring needed equipment, and ensuring that we have enough public safety personnel so Murrieta remains one of the safest cities in the nation. 

 My husband John served our country in Vietnam as a River Boat Commander. He was exposed to Agent Orange during this time, and ultimately lost his life because of his service. I am committed to continuing the involvement John and I had with programs and nonprofit organizations that support our active military and veterans. 

 As a successful small business owner for over 41 years, I know how to successfully maneuver through economic peaks and valleys. My goal is to be a part of the vision, success, and growth of this thriving community by pursuing quality development, maintaining fiscal sustainability with full transparency, and providing programs to repair and improve our infrastructure, while developing a realistic long-term plan to address our traffic issues, both locally and at the regional level. 

 I am proud to be endorsed by State Senator Melissa Melendez, Assembly Member Kelly Seyarto, Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin, Murrieta Mayor Jonathan Ingram, and Murrieta Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Lisa DeForest, to name a few. 

 It has been my greatest honor to serve as your Murrieta City Councilwoman for the past year, and I humbly ask for your vote on November 8, 2022. 

-Cindy Warren, Murrieta Councilwoman 

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District 5 - Vote for One

Jackson, Jimmie - Preferred Option

Jimmie Jackson, Retired

I am honored to announce my candidacy for the City of Murrieta District 5 City Council. I have resided in Murrieta for over eighteen years. I am a champion for integrity, accountability, innovation and unity. I proudly served my country for six years in the U.S. Navy. I am a decorated Vietnam Era veteran. I also earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Degree with emphasis in Telecommunications Management,  and a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree with emphasis in Management Information Systems.

 Today, I am a retired business professional, civil servant, entrepreneur, and active community member with a distinguished career in business administration,   information technology,   telecommunications,  and leadership. I am currently serving my community as a member of the Riverside County Civil Grand Jury. I am excited about the opportunity to serve as a City Councilman for Murrieta District 5. 

Being the father of two adult children has reinforced many of the virtues I learned while in service to my country and in my civilian career. Fatherhood has taught me patience and how to solve complex challenges using creativity and situational awareness while remaining conscientious of maintaining goodwill within  the community. 

As a candidate, I also intend to build upon the following goals:

  1. I will work to support the citizens of Murrieta’s District 5 with improved housing, employment and local access to healthcare services.
  2. I will work with city planners to improve the flow of local traffic and reduce traffic “choke points” through technological advancements, strategic road design, city mapping, code enforcements, and increased freeway entrance and exit ramps.
  3. Plus I will work to increase the availability and affordability of single family housing in Murrieta District 5.

These are just some of the issues that need to be addressed and the list will evolve as time progresses.

I have dedicated my life to providing quality   service to all and  today I am eager to take the next step. Your votes and support are needed and greatly appreciated. I look forward to increasing the reciprocity of my  relationship with my home, neighbors, and community.

“Elect JIMMIE JACKSON, for Murrieta District 5 City Council” on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

 29307 Gandolf Court 
 Murrieta,  CA 92563-5888

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