Hear our interview on KNSJ on these hot topics and more by clicking the audio link: Protecting residents from wildfires and frequent power outages, setting state standards to shorten ambulance response times and beef up fire protection, make healthcare more accessible, create opportunities for middle class jobs, and stop special interest influences.
By Miriam Raftery
April 15, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – “I’ve bene fighting to save lives and protect people my entire adult life,” says Cal Fire Captain/paramedic Jeff Griffith, who is also an elected member of the Palomar Health District board. Now he’s running for the 38th State Senate district seat being vacated by Joel Anderson due to term limits, which includes most of East County’s urban, rural and mountain areas.
He’s running against Brian Jones, former Assemblyman and current Santee Councilman—and taking Jones to task for a legislative record that he says favored special interests over public health and safety.
Captain Griffith wants to solve concerns raised recently by residents in San Diego’s inland region, such as protecting residents not only from wildfires, but also from dangers posed by frequent intentional power outages. He would support legislation to improve ambulance response times, as a paramedic who has seen what happens when patients don’t get to an ER in time. He also wants legislative to put fire protection as a guarantee in our county's charter and pledges to fight for better access and affordability to healthcare, as well as opportunities for middle class jobs.