Morongo Basin, Ca.,- Campaign signs and newspaper articles have appeared in our area for Candidates Karalee Hargrove and Chad Mayes running for the office of Assembly in our District #42. I have not heard anything about the third candidate running by the name of Gary Jeandron. According to the Secretary of State website, Jeandron has received $51,634.00 in contributions for the reporting period of 01/01/2014-03/17/2014, with an ending cash balance of $116,087.34.
Here is some background from Jeandron’s campaign website:
Retired Palm Springs Police Chief Gary Jeandron has a lifetime commitment to service. For more than three decades he served professionally with the Palm Springs Police Department. He started as a Records Clerk and became Chief of Police 29 years later in 2002. Chief Jeandron retired at the end of 2007.
As Chief of Police, Jeandron managed a Department with 94 sworn officers, 156 total employees, and an annual budget of $22.4 million. His management of the department led to the continued confidence of both the City Council and his rank and file officers.
Jeandron’s public safety decorations include Police Officer of the Year, Medal of Courage, Chairman of the Palm Springs Police Memorial Fund, 18 years as a SWAT team member, and Police Department Citizen Academy Instructor. Chief Jeandron is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.
In addition to serving as Police Chief, Jeandron was elected to serve on the Palm Springs Unified School Board of Directors. As a school board member Jeandron supervises a school district with 24,000 students serving the communities of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Cathedral City, and Rancho Mirage. Gary is a past president and has been a member of the Lions Club for more than 15 years. He is also involved in several non-profit boards dedicated to assisting at risk youth.
Jeandron earned an AA in psychology from College of the Desert, a BA in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino, and a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family Therapy from Chapman University. He is licensed by the State of California as a Marriage, Family Therapist. He currently is adjunct faculty with California State University, San Bernardino teaching in the Criminal Justice Program.
Gary is the proud father of two adult children. His son Michael lives in Orange County and is attending his final year of law school. His daughter Michelle lives in Bermuda Dunes and owns a small business with her husband, Jonathan. According to Gary, his daughter’s biggest accomplishment is providing him with three beautiful granddaughters; ages 6, 4 and 2. For more information visit Jeandron’s website>LINK
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