Amy Reichert

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Amy Reichert received her BA in Political Science from San Diego State University in 1997 and her graduate degree from Rockbridge Seminary in 2011. Her first job was at a local investigator firm in Mt. Helix [1]. She also previously worked as a licensed private investigator, student worker at San Diego Juvenile Hall, and co-founder of ReOpen San Diego [2].

Key Issues

Economy

Reichert wants to focus the County budget on daily issues, reduce government spending, and does not support the newly proposed tax increase. She wants to reallocate the covid-19 relief funds from the federal government to small businesses [1].

Homelessness

Reichert wants San Diego to invest in community programs and incentivize and teach the homeless skills [1].

Criminal Justice

Reichert does not support early release for criminals [1].

Civil Rights

Reichert wants to eliminate discriminatory county mandates that violate the constitution [1].

Housing

Reichert wants to call for an audit and full investigation into the findings of a 2014 California Department of Housing and Community Development study finding that the government is using taxpayer bonds for affordable housing for money [4].

COVID-19

Reichert’s organization ReOpen San Diego has previously led protests against mask and vaccine mandates [5].

Mental Health

Reichert wants to make mental health a top priority in San Diego County [1].

Endorsements

San Miguel Firefighters Association Local #1434; Congressman Darrell Issa; Bill Wells, Mayor of El Cajon; Richard Bailey, Mayor of Coronado; Sarah Rhiley, La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board Member; Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent Cajon Valley Schools; Andee Aceves, 2008 California Teacher of the Year; Dr. Melanie Burkholder, Mental Health Expert; Kathleen Hedberg, Helix Water District Board President; Steve Baldwin, former Assemblyman 77th District; San Diego Teachers 4 Freedom; East County Mamas & Dads 4 Freedom; Fallbrook Freedom Fighters; Catholic Families For Freedom; Melissa Grace, San Diego Rise Up; Michael Giorgino, Retired Chief Deputy City Attorney at the City of San Diego; San Diego County Republican Party; Libertarian Party of San Diego County; California Republican Party; San Diego County Gun Owners

Sources

1 Amy Reichert for San Diego
2 Ballotpedia
3 San Diego Tribune
4 KUSI
5 San Diego Tribune