San Diego County

Board of Supervisors, 2nd District

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson

Republican | Birthdate: Feb 11, 1960 (Age 64)

Supervisor, San Diego County

District Analysis
District map

San Diego County's Board of Supervisors District 2, encompassing a wide swath of the county, is characterized by its unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural communities. This district includes the entire cities of Poway, Santee, and El Cajon, along with portions of the City of San Diego.

The district stretches from the rural expanse of the Jamul area in the south to the border with Imperial County. It includes the community of Julian, known for its historic gold mining background and as a popular mountain getaway, illustrating the district's reach into diverse rural landscapes.

In the City of San Diego, District 2 encompasses communities such as Carmel Mountain Ranch, Miramar Ranch North, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Encantada, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual, Scripps Miramar Ranch, and Tierrasanta. These areas add a suburban element to the district, marked by family-friendly neighborhoods, business centers, and open spaces.

The district also includes Navajo, which encompasses neighborhoods like Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Grantville, and San Carlos. These areas contribute to the district's suburban character with their mix of residential areas and commercial developments.

The city of Poway, known as 'The City in the Country', offers a blend of rural and suburban lifestyles, adding to the district's diverse character. Santee, with its mix of residential, commercial, and recreational spaces, and El Cajon, with its vibrant urban center, further contribute to the district's multifaceted profile.

The district's eastern section, extending to the Imperial County border, highlights its rural and less densely populated areas, contrasting with the more urbanized western sections. This geographical diversity, from urban centers to rural expanses, makes District 2 a unique area within San Diego County, showcasing a wide range of environments, lifestyles, and communities.

Candidate Last Report Total Raised Total Spent Debt Cash-on-Hand Net COH
headshot Joel Anderson* (R)
Supervisor, San Diego County
01-20-24 $219,053.00 $62,255.57 $0.00 $166,158.67 $166,158.67
headshot Gina Jacobs (D)
Businesswoman/Community Partner
12-31-23 $10,008.00 $8,874.21 $756.20 $1,889.99 $1,133.79
* = Incumbent(s)
388,044 Registered Voters as of 01/02/24 R +2.50%
130,281 Voters
139,981 Voters
117,782 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 45.28% Dahle - 54.72% R +9.4%
2020 Presidential Biden - 49.0% Trump - 48.7% D +0.30%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 44.6% Cox - 55.4% R +10.80%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 43.9% Trump - 50.3% R +6.40%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
634,887 60.7% 18.8% 4.7% 13.4% 2.8% 0.9%

2020 General Election Results (November 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Joel Anderson (R) 145,103 50.05%
Steve Vaus (R) 144,821 49.95%
2020 Primary Election Results (March 3, 2020)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Joel Anderson (R) 59,803 35.46%
Steve Vaus (R) 52,357 31.04%
Kenya Taylor (D) 45,037 26.7%
Brian Sesko (AIP) 11,465 6.8%