By Miriam Raftery
July 21, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Recently, Glenn Jensen joined us on the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ to talk about his candidacy against Rep. Duncan Hunter in the 50th Congressional District. A Democrat who calls himself a “recovering Republican”, he’s a lifelong resident of the district, a graduate of Helix High School who raised his family in East County, helped save homes in the Cedar Fire, and works in information technology sales. You can hear his full interview by clicking the audio link or scroll down for highlights.
Jensen says he’s running to “set this country back on track” with integrity and a progressive but fiscally responsible agenda. He’s also concerned about the criminal F.B.I. and Justice Department investigations against Hunter.
“It’s obvious to me he’s been enriching himself …but has not introduced any legislation to benefit his district,” says Jensen, who calls Hunter's lavish spending of campaign funds on personal uses "pretty damn close to embezzlement." Those expenses included a family vacations to Europe, jewelry, dental bills and airfare for the Hunter family's pet rabbit. (Hunter has denied wrongdoing, but did borrow money to repay $62,000 to his campaign. Hunter has since spent nearly all of his recent campaign contributions on his legal defense.)