At a Glance
- Raised in Lake Elsinore
- Studied Business Economics at UCLA
- Started first business at age 19
- Small business owner
- Married for 20 years
- Four children
- Elected to City Council in Dec 2012
- Charitable contributor
- Regional appointee
- Decorated elected official
- Experience fighting Sacramento
- Lowered taxes
- Paved roads
- Never voted for a tax increase
March 21, 2019 – Emergency Press Conference
Steve has demonstrated a great mind for economic development, job creation, and planning. As a local elected leader he has actively recruited new businesses to the area – hundreds of new businesses have opened in Lake Elsinore since 2012 bringing over nine thousand new jobs, according to outside, independent analysis. Unemployment dropped from 12.9% in 2012 to 3.0% in 2020. He has been a relentless, unapologetic ambassador for the city.
Prior to taking elected office Steve took pleasure in being a devoted volunteer and charitable contributor having served at the local school district, his church, and community. He was a founding member of Lake Elsinore’s major disaster Citizen Emergency Response Team.
Raised in Lake Elsinore since 1987, Steve has been a Southwest Riverside County resident for over three decades. He has been happily and continuously married to his wife, Veronica since 1999. Veronica is a cancer survivor. They are raising four wonderful children who are following in their footsteps.