Gregg Father-Son Duo Seeking Further Political Advancement In Hesperia

(October 16) HESPERIA — A father and son from Hesperia, who are already office holders in the High Desert city of 90,173, can’t seem to get enough of politics.
Kelly Gregg is a board member on the Hesperia Recreation and Park District. His son, Cody, is on the Hesperia Unified School District Board of Trustees. When the junior Gregg was elected to the school board in 2012, he was, at the age of 21, the youngest elected official in San Bernardino County.
Now, two years later, his father is vying to join him on the school board, running with Maria Gomez and Marcy Kittinger as one of three challengers who are competing against the three incumbents in the race, Eric Swanson, Hardy Black and Niccole Childs. At the same time, Kelly Gregg is running for reelection to the Recreation and Park District board.
Cody Gregg, who yet has two years remaining on his current term on the school board, is looking to step up to the Hesperia City Council. He has joined with Chris Elvert, Paul Russ Stirling Christiansen, Anthony Rhoades and James Roberts in running for three positions on the city council up for election this year. Incumbents Bill Holland and Russ Blewett are competing to stay in office. Thurston Smith decided not to run.
Neither father nor son appear to be concerned that the combination of their vaunting ambition or their familial association will put voters off. Rather, the continual repetition of the Gregg surname in so many political contexts might be creating a synergy in that it gives both greater name exposure, name recognition, and possibly positive name identification, three factors crucial to an effective campaign.

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