January 24, 2019
Escondido, CA – Today CAL FIRE Local 2881 released its endorsement of Olga Diaz for San Diego County Supervisor, District 3. CAL FIRE is the latest public safety organization to back Olga, joining the Escondido Firefighters Union, the San Diego Deputy District Attorneys’ Association, and the San Diego County Probation Officers Association.
Tim Edwards, President of CAL FIRE Local 2881, released the following statement announcing the endorsement:
“As a City Councilmember and community leader, Olga Diaz has a track record of supporting public safety and she is committed to keeping San Diego County neighborhoods safe. Our firefighters face more dangerous and more frequent wildfires every year—we need partners like Olga who understand the challenges our firefighters face. Olga Diaz is the right choice for San Diego County Supervisor, and our members are proud to stand with her.”
About CAL FIRE Local 2881
CAL FIRE Local 2881 is an affiliate of The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), CAL FIRE Local 2881 represents employees of The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). CAL FIRE represent over 6,000 current and retired Firefighters, Fire Apparatus Engineers, Fire Captains, Battalion Chiefs, Foresters, Pilots, Supervisors, Forestry Logistics Officers, Fire Prevention Specialists and other classifications.
About Olga Diaz
Over the course of three terms on the Escondido City Council, Olga Diaz has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for open space, parks, trails, libraries, arts, and core services that make Escondido a city with soul where families thrive and businesses grow. Her long record of community involvement also includes having served on the CSU San Marcos President’s Advisory Committee, the San Diego Union-Tribune Latino Advisory Board, the Voice of San Diego’s Board of Directors, and San Diego Gas & Electric’s Community Advisory Council. Olga also serves on the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority, and she previously served as an alternate on the California Coastal Commission.
The daughter of immigrants, Diaz was raised in a home that required every member of the family to roll up their sleeves and contribute. She believes her experience growing up in a bi-cultural and bi-lingual family taught her the importance of hard work and perseverance.
Professionally, Diaz has worked in the fields of public accounting, data analysis, and research. She owned a local small business for ten years, and she currently works as the Interim Dean of Counseling at Palomar Community College. Diaz received a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and a Master’s of Public Administration degree from San Diego State University. She and her husband, a retired Escondido police Lieutenant and best-selling crime fiction author, live in Escondido.
San Diego’s 3rd Supervisorial District includes Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, Solana Beach, and numerous neighborhoods in the City of San Diego.