From the bottom of my heart, thank you for putting your trust in me to serve as Mayor of Escondido.
I never expected to run for Mayor. When I was young, I suffered from my own poor decision making. I ended up in the foster care system and was even homeless for a period of time. I overcame those obstacles, started my own business, and have been able to create a good life for my family right here in Escondido.
As Mayor, my primary goal is to help more people like myself overcome their obstacles and embrace the opportunity of our community.
We face significant challenges, first and foremost, a homelessness crisis that has only worsened in recent years. Tackling this challenge is my number one priority and I look forward to engaging with you, my fellow community members, on crafting solutions that address this problem, help get people off the streets, and improve the quality of life of our residents.
As Mayor, I believe strongly in my obligation to listen to you and hear your concerns. If you would like to talk, please do not hesitate to reach out and email me at EscondidoMayor@gmail.com
P.S. Unseating an incumbent Mayor was the challenge of a lifetime...and it was also very expensive. We still have a bit of campaign debt left to retire, so if you are intereseted in making a contribution, please do so using this link. As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Dane White is a fifth generation Escondido resident. After attending Escondido High School and Escondido Charter, Dane decided to pursue a career in the trades rather than taking a typical college route. Dane began his career as a construction worker and eventually worked his way up to Project Manager. Dane later started his own small business, WhiteWerks Flooring LLC, providing hard surface flooring installations and refinishing throughout San Diego County.
In addition to his career in construction, Dane has worked as a Resident Manager, operating a residence for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues.
Dane was elected to the Escondido Union High School Board in 2016. Throughout his term, Dane has prioritized fiscal responsibility, vocational and trade education, and supporting at-risk youth. In 2020, Dane was reelected by a record setting margin.
In November 2022, Dane was elected Mayor of Escondido, after running a campaign based on addressing the homelessness crisis, improving public safety, supporting small businesses, and lowering the cost of living.
In his spare time, Dane is actively involved with his local church– helping run addiction recovery programs and assisting with youth activities.
Dane lives in central Escondido with his wife Kelsey, a special education teacher, and their two daughters SonnyJan and Hattie.