VISTA, Calif. – Vista’s youngest-ever city council member was sworn into office Tuesday night during a special meeting in the City Council Chambers.
Cody Campbell, 26, is confident he has the knowledge and passion for the job.
Campbell took the oath of office along with Amanda Young Rigby. The two new council members replaced Steve Gronke and Frank Lopez. Gronke and Lopez received a standing ovation during the meeting.
Though Campbell is only in his 20s, he already has years of political experience.
“I was a student trustee on the Vista Unified School Board for two years,” said Campbell. “I became more involved in the community locally with the school district and city politics and policies. I served a year on the planning commission as well.”
Campbell has also worked on several campaigns.
“Became involved in politics throughout the state working with the former State Treasurers campaign, Phil Angelides, when he was running for governor,” said Campbell. “Congressman Bob Filner when he was running for re-election.”
Campbell believes his platform speaks for itself.
“Creating a business friendly climate in the city,” said Campbell. “Also making sure the businesses we attract provide quality jobs for everyone in Vista. That we maintain quality of life in Vista and move Vista forward.”
Campbell’s parents were among those attending Tuesday’s ceremony. His mother said he’s always been destined for politics.
“He’s been loving politics since he was just a small child,” said Sonya Campbell. “I’m really proud of him.”