San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar on her District 3 re-election campaign

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The makeup of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors could look entirely different at this time next year if Kristin Gaspar isn’t successful in her re-election campaign.

Two seats are being vacated by County Supervisors who will be termed out, and Supervisor Gaspar is up for re-election.

Gaspar’s seat is highly contested because if one of the Democrat candidates beats her, they will have the majority. Labor unions have already pumped 6-figures into the race in support of Gaspar’s Democrat opponents.

During her appearance on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego, Gaspar made it clear that the influence of labor unions in our local elections is something people aren’t willing to talk about in this day and age.

Gaspar said, “Unions as you know were formed to benefit employees, and this is something that is incredibly important to me. For decades, my husband and I have operated a business in San Diego County. We’re pro employee. But our local labor union, SEIU 221 specifically speaking, is all about politics and power. They are using union dues to launch massive political campaigns. And I think dues paying members would prefer to see those membership fees going back to benefit them, but instead it’s going back to play in dirty campaign politics.”

Kristin Gaspar joined us in studio on Good Morning San Diego to tell us how her re-election campaign is going and why the unions are after her seat.

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