Media government Margarita Wilkinson on Thursday introduced her candidacy for the forty ninth Congressional District, aiming to exchange Democratic Rep. Mike Levin in 2024.
Wilkinson, a Republican who lives in Del Mar, is the senior vp and normal supervisor of Entravision Communications, which owns and operates Univision San Diego and broadcast associates in Tijuana.
“For the final 13 years, I’ve served because the eyes and ears of my group working in media and with native nonprofits that raise folks up,” she stated. “Californians are struggling to make ends meet and lots of really feel unvoiced in Washington.”
Wilkinson serves on the boards of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Previous Globe Theater and Lincoln Membership of San Diego, and has beforehand served on the boards of Huge Brothers Huge Sisters, Pink Cross, San Diego Symphony and ONE San Diego.
Wilkinson, in her marketing campaign announcement, cited numerous metrics from the final 5 years – an inflation enhance of 44%, gasoline costs up 85%, a 38% enhance within the mortgage rate of interest, a 39% enhance in housing prices, a 21% rise in homelessness and immigration enforcement actions which have jumped 404%.
“In each measurable method, issues are getting worse, and I’m operating for Congress to place my concentrate on the true points impacting the lives of the individuals who stay and work within the forty ninth District,” she stated.
She has been endorsed by fellow Republicans – San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, former San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and former San Diego council members Chris Cate and Scott Sherman.
Wilkinson was born in Mexico Metropolis, earlier than transferring to El Paso, Texas to attend American public colleges. She turned fluent in English and was accepted to the College of Texas, El Paso, graduating with a level in particular schooling.
She and her husband, Philip and have 4 kids.
California’s forty ninth Congressional District covers the northern coastal areas of San Diego County and a portion of southern Orange County. The district was represented by Rep. Darrell Issa, a Republican, from 2003-2019 and by Levin, a Democrat, from 2019 to current. It was redistricted in 2013.
Levin beat out Republican Brian Maryott within the 2022 election. Based on the Prepare dinner Partisan Voting Index, the district leans Democrat by simply three factors, making it a uncommon battleground in Southern California.
– Metropolis Information Service