Lesa Sobek Works Hard for Menifee Residents and Businesses

Lesa has worked tirelessly to maintain the quality of life for Menifee residents. Her continued work demonstrates leadership and the trust of the people.

  • Improved CALFIRE response times and critical fire services, adding the much-needed 4th firefighter to each truck, and a paramedic patrol to station 7.
  • Formed our own city Municipal Community Police Department.
  • Improved safe routes to schools, added traffic signals, sidewalks, and provided much needed road improvements.
  • Implemented the first Inclusive playground to one of our city parks and added more sports fields.

About Lesa

Lesa Sobek, her husband Jim, and their three children have lived in Menifee for over 30 years. Lesa’s ties to the community run deep, including working in the Menifee School District as their Health Technician, Office Clerk, and Library Technician.

In August of 1997, Lesa was hired by MUSD to research and develop a literacy program known as GREAT (Grandparents, Reading, Enriching, and Tutoring). Under Lesa’s leadership, the GREAT Program was recognized by the California School Boards Association, receiving “The Golden Bell Award”.

In 2005, Lesa’s oldest son joined the US Army. “Being a parent of our Nation’s Finest gave me a much greater appreciation for the young men and women and their families who selflessly sacrificed and served our country in the military.”

Lesa met with City officials and the City Veteran’s Committee to establish the “Menifee Military Banner Program”, which honors our community’s veterans from past to present.

Lesa has been a champion for youth and youth programs in Menifee. Lesa has supported families and seniors by holding food drives to support the local community cupboard, and for starting the “Menifee Better Together Program”, a community day of cleanup that has helped hundreds of senior citizens as well as addressing domestic violence.

In the 30-plus years Lesa has lived in Menifee, she has volunteered at her local church in many leadership positions, such as the lady’s society, youth and children’s organization president, and for the past 18 years as public affairs director.

Lesa served our City as a planning commissioner before being elected to the Menifee City Council in a special election in 2015. Lesa is a proven leader, with strong family values, strong work ethic, who has integrity and loves serving the businesses and residents of Menifee.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Lesa’s Report Card to Menifee

  • Responsible for enhancing medical and fire response times, and creating a Fire Medic Patrol to quickly assist residents and businesses with life threatening emergencies.
  • Implemented the Scott Rd Interchange, and it is fully funded and was completed ahead of schedule.
  • Advocated for streamlined business and development processing, by creating a Zero Stop Shop in City Hall; which has lead to over 100 new businesses in Menifee and over 150 active projects in the City to improve the quality of life for our residents.
  • Founded the Military Banner Program.
  • Championed Homeless Taskforce, and developed the first Homeless Strategic Plan.
  • Supported City’s first Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy to grow revenue and increase job creation locally.
  • Responsible for city’s first Community Development Guidelines and Development Code that will shape our city’s look, feel and future job industry.
  • Enhanced community programming, events, activities for our residents.
  • Founded Menifee Better Together, with over 600 volunteers annually.
  • Champion for victims of Domestic Violence and key supporter for the DV Shelter.

I love being part of the process that embraces core values and quality of life decisions for our residents. I hope my report card gives you a glimpse about my strong leadership values! I humbly ask for your support on November 3rd, 2020.

Lesa Sobek

Endorsements

”Lesa is a proven leader with strong family values. Her honesty, integrity and character are what Menifee needs to keep moving in the right direction.”

State Senator Melissa Melendez (former Assemblywoman, 67th District)

Partial List of Endorsements

Melissa Melendez, Senator, 28th State Senate

Mike Morrell, Senator, 23rd State Senate

Jeff Stone, Senator (Ret.), 28th Senate District

Marion Ashley, RET County Supervisor & Menifee Resident

Bill Zimmerman, Mayor, City of Menifee

Matt Liesemeyer, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Menifee

Greg August, Councilman, City of Menifee

Dean Deines, Councilman, City of Menifee

Jaci Johansen, President, MUSD Governing Board

Rick Croy, Parks and Trails Commissioner, City of Menifee

Natasha Johnson, Councilwoman, City of Lake Elsinore

Jonathan Ingram, Councilman, City of Murrieta

Chris Thomas, Planning Commissioner, City of Menifee

CALFIRE Local 2881

Michael Cano, Business Owner & Measure DD Committee Member

Nadine Matthew, President, Palmilla HOA President & Menifee Resident

Justin Luyben, Managing Partner, Evans Brown Mortuary

Vicki Carpenter, Realtor and Community Leader

”Lesa Sobek is an exceptionally good Councilmember who has worked to make Menifee the most vibrant City in the County.”

Marion Ashley, Riverside County Supervisor (fmr)

”Lesa Sobek and I shared a mutual goal of creating a safer Menifee in the startup of the NEW Menifee Police Department. Her ongoing commitment to the safety of our Menifee families makes me proud to endorse her for re-election to the Menifee City Council. I know that Lesa will continue to serve this City with the honor and dignity that the people of the City demand.”

Menifee Mayor Pro Tem Matt Liesemeyer

”Council member Sobek has been a consistent advocate for retaining our family-oriented lifestyle as the city continues to grow.”

Menifee Mayor Bill Zimmerman

”A DEEPLY committed… and… DEVOTED advocate for the City of Menifee. Higher ‘quality of life’ for all residents has ALWAYS been her ‘number one’ passion. Proven, trustworthy, hardworking define a character that Menifee can count on, and be proud of. VOTE FOR LESA.”

Menifee Councilmember Greg August

”It is with Great Confidence I Endorse Lesa Sobek For Menifee City Council Dist. #3 for 2020. Lesa is exceptionally well qualified to serve the Great City of Menifee. I have had the opportunity to work with Lesa over the years in her capacity as a member of the Menifee City Council and County boards we serve on together, she is a leader. Furthermore, I have always found Lesa to be of the highest character and integrity. Lesa is exceptionally knowledgeable and professional in all her undertakings. As a member of the City Council, Lesa is willing to ask the tough questions. Under her leadership, I believe that the City of Menifee with continue to grow in a manner that Menifee residents can be proud to live.”

Jonathan Ingram, Murrieta City Council

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