Lake Elsinore Mayor Steve Manos announced his intention to enter the 2020 67th Assembly District race on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Rosetta Canyon Community Park in the City of Lake Elsinore in front of family and friends. Manos stated that the park and fire station were part of the legacy of success that he was proud to play a part in during his seven years on the Lake Elsinore City Council.
The 67th Assembly District seat is currently held by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, who recently announced her bid to run in the special election for the 28th Senate District seat that stretches from Lake Elsinore to Temecula all the way to Blythe. The special election for the Senate race was triggered by the resignation of Jeff Stone, who resigned to take a position with the Trump Administration.
Manos was first elected in 2012 and claims that he claims a strong record in fostering local business and job creation, strong public outreach, and moving Lake Elsinore in a positive direction. “We have a record of improving roads, building housing, attacking the homeless problems, and getting justice for victims of crimes through aggressive law and code enforcement,” Manos said. “These are all problems that Sacramento can’t seem to figure out.”
Manos is calling for improved mental health funding, easing regulations related to new construction, investment in the State’s water project, and rolling back criminal justice initiatives that he says have begun to devastate an entire generation of Californians. “It’s not enough to tell people with better ideas to move if they don’t like their State government. The pendulum has swung to far under single party rule. We have to rebuild the Republican Party as a common sense, big party, big ideas movement – that’s what I intend to do.”
Manos has lived in Lake Elsinore for over three decades. He studied business economics at the University of California Los Angeles. Manos is a commercial and residential real estate broker. He is 43 years old, married for 20 years and has 4 children. In addition to serving as Mayor and Councilman, Manos serves as a Regional Director for the Southern California Association of Governments, as Chair of the Riverside County Airport Land Use Committee, as Director of the League of California Cities statewide Board of Directors, and as a Director of the Riverside Transit Agency. He received Citizen of the Year from the Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce in 2016.
More information is available at his website: www.electstevemanos.com