Supervisor Jim Desmond is the San Diego County Supervisor for District 5.

Jim previously served as mayor of San Marcos from 2006-2014. For two years prior to mayor, Desmond served as a San Marcos City Council member.

In addition to his Supervisor duties, Jim is the chair of the SANDAG Regional Transportation Committee.  Supervisor Desmond also serves as a Board Member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

Supervisor Desmond is a US Navy Veteran. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.  He completed the Leadership North County program at California State University San Marcos.  In the 1990s he founded, managed and sold Technical Standards, Inc. a technical writing and document company. Desmond also served as a San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Board Member.

A resident of San Marcos since 1992, Desmond was active in the community serving as the first parent teacher president of Twin Oaks Elementary School. Desmond remains involved and is a member of the San Marcos Kiwanis Club and serves as a board member of the San Diego and Imperial County Boy Scouts of America.

Supervisor Desmond and his wife Kerri of 32 years reside in North County.