About Jim Desmond

Jim Desmond serves on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, representing North County.

Supervisor District 5 encompasses the extraordinary beauty of California, stretching from the beaches of Carlsbad and Oceanside, across North County’s vibrant inland suburbs of Vista and San Marcos, through the agricultural region of Fallbrook, Bonsall, Valley Center and across the mountains to the desert community of Borrego Springs.

Jim served as Mayor of San Marcos from 2006 to 2018. Prior to that, he served two years as a member of the San Marcos City Council.

A proud U.S. Navy Veteran, Jim attended San Diego State University, earning a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering.

In his professional career, Jim is a pilot for Delta Airlines. Currently a Captain for Delta, him has been a pilot for over thirty years. He has also been a successful entrepreneur, having founded, built and, then, sold a technical writing and document company.

In addition to his Supervisor duties, Jim is a member of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and is the chair of the SANDAG Regional Transportation Committee.

A resident of San Marcos since 1992, Desmond has been very active in the community, serving as the first parent teacher president of Twin Oaks Elementary School. Desmond remains deeply involved in North County community activities and is a member of the San Marcos Kiwanis Club and a member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego and Imperial County Boy Scouts of America.

Supervisor Desmond and his wife, Kerri, are the parents of two adult children.