Name: Ms. Kristine Christensen Alessio
Place of residence: La Mesa, CA
Attended college: Yes
College: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO (UCSD)
Degree: BA PHILOSOPHY
Year of graduation: 1991
University: CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
Area of research: JURIS DOCTOR (LAWYER)
Job titles held: N/A
Party affiliation: Republican
Running for a: office
Running for position: CITY OF LA MESA CITY COUNCIL
Chamber/district: LA MESA
Previous elective offices : ALPINE COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUP
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : NONE
Party HQ Address P.O. BOX 501278
Name: John Wainio
Title: The San Diego Group
My philosophy is that elected officials are there to serve the people who elected them, not any vocal minority or special interest. As a Planning Commissioner that is what I have done the past 9 years, served the interests of the citizens of the City as a whole.
This sometimes entails making decisions that are not popular with a given opponent on a certain issue, but those are the decisions that have to be made. My "to do" list includes being absolutely accessible to every citizen of La Mesa, to strengthen programs devoted to seniors and kids, to continue to look for methods of affordable housing for La Mesans, and look for and encourage sensible economic development.
I believe La Mesa is a very well run City and do not believe that we need to make issues out of non-issues or waste resources chasing windmills. I am a native San Diegan, born in La Mesa, a resident of San Diego County my entire life, and La Mesa resident for the past 19 years. Seeing how La Mesa has grown and changed in the past 40 years through my own experience of the same gives me insight as to planning for how it could change in the future.
As a parent of a child in our school district, I also have the unique insight to the issues that matter most to La Mesa families. As a member of the La Mesa Pet Therapy program for several years, I am familiar with the needs and challenges facing seniors. I have been on the Planning Commission for nine years and am the former Chairperson of the same and I understand the City's land use issues past, present and future.
I am an attorney and as such also can wade through the "legalese" that often is a part of various decisions that a Council member makes. I have been a member of the Board of the East County YMCA, the Board of the East County Boys and Girls Club, the past President of the Grossmont-Mt. Helix Improvement Association and all of these positions give me background on the issues which are important to people living in La Mesa, as well as neighboring communities which the City often works with.
Experience, integrity and commitment to ALL of the citizens of La Mesa are the things that I stand for and why I deserve your vote!