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City of San MarcosCandidate for City Council

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Sharon Jenkins

Council Member/Businesswoman
14,349 votes (31.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure fiscal responsibility - balanced budgets, strong reserves, transparency, proactive approach to infrastructure and deferred maintenance needs
  • Protect our quality of Life - support public safety needs, build new parks and trails, improve recreational opportunities, support local business and bring new jobs to the community
  • Continue the San Marcos entrepreneurial approach to government



Profession:Council Member, Businesswoman
Realtor, North County Associated Brokers (2005–current)
Council Member, City of San Marcos — Elected position (2012–current)
Governing Board Member, San Marcos Unified School District — Elected position (1998–2012)
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper, Self (1992–2005)
Account Coordinator, IBM (1984–1992)
Office support/Bookkeeper, SKS Inc. (1974–1984)


San Diego State University Bachelor of Science , Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting (1984)
Palomar College Associates Degree, General Education (1978)

Community Activities

Founding Board Member, The San Marcos Promise (2014–current)
Board Member, Connected Through Kids (2010–current)
Founding Board Member, Valley of Discovery Education Foundation (2004–2014)
Co-Chair/Endorsements, Prop K School Bond for San Marcos Unified School District (2010–2009)
Leader + Co-leader, Girls Scouts (1990–2004)


Sharon has served as a San Marcos Council Member for the past four years. She is the city representative on the North County Fire Dispatch Joint Powers Authority and currently serves as Vice-Chair. Prior to 2012 Sharon served on the San Marcos Unified School District Governing Board for 14 years.  She believes in giving back to the community and has volunteered in the community for over 24 years. Sharon has lived in San Marcos since 1971.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Marcos Firefighters Association
  • Deputy Sheriff Association of San Diego County
  • Jim Desmond - San Marcos Mayor

Organizations (2)

  • North San Diego County Association of Realtors
  • The Paper

Elected Officials (5)

  • Rebecca Jones - San Marcos Vice-Mayor
  • Chris Orlando - Council Member
  • Kristal Jabara - Council Member
  • Pam Lindamood - SMUSD Governing Board Member
  • Randy Walton - SMUSD Governing Board Member

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (1)

What is the most significant challenge facing the City of San Marcos, and if you are elected, what steps will you take to address it?
Answer from Sharon Jenkins:

Moving from at-large elections to district elections - overall residents think San Marcos is an amazing community to live in.  But, residents tell me they're not happy with our need to move to district elections.  They want to be able to vote for five council positions (Mayor and four council members) and not just two positions (Mayor and their own district).  They'e concerned future candidates/Councilmembers wil only focus on what's best for their district and not what's best for the City overall.  My role as a continuing Councilmember will be to encourage new Councilmembers to do what's best for the entire City and not focus on only their district.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Sharon's philosophy is simple - be an independent thinker, do your homework on a topic and always do the right thing for the San Marcos community.

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