Congressman Scott Peters will be the guest speaker at the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club Annual Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23, at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA, 92075.
Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District, which includes the cities of Coronado, Poway and most of northern San Diego.
“First elected in 2012, Peters currently serves on the House Committees on Armed Services & on Science, Space, & Technology Committee.
“After a 15-year career as an environmental lawyer, Peters was elected to the San Diego City Council where he later became the City’s first City Council President (2006-2008). On the Council, Peters helped lead the $2 billion redevelopment of downtown San Diego, the cleanup of the city’s beaches and bays, and the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects. He pursued greater accountability and efficiency in government through the creation of a new Council/Mayor form of government with an independent budget review function. In 2001, the governor appointed Peters to the Commission on Tax Policy in the New Economy. In 2002, the Speaker of the Assembly appointed Peters to the California Coastal Commission.
“Peters also served as chairman of the San Diego Unified Port District – a major economic engine that supports over 40,000 high-skill, high-wage jobs for San Diegans, with $3.3 billion in direct regional economic impact.
“Peters earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and worked as an economist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency before attending New York University School of Law. He and his wife of 27 years reside in La Jolla, where they raised their son and daughter.”
Please RSVP at www.rsfdem.org. Members: $15. Non-members: $25. Annual Dues: $50. Credit cards accepted with RSVP online. At door: Checks only. Payable to NC Unity. Questions: 858-759-2620.