About John

John Franklin
Councilman 2014 – 2022
Vista Deputy Mayor 2017, 2019

John Franklin is a Vista resident, homeowner, business-owner and employer. Public service is his passion.

First publicly elected in 2012 to serve on the Vista Irrigation District Board of Directors, Franklin was elected to the Vista City Council in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.

Twice elected to the position of Deputy Mayor by a majority of the City Council, Franklin has also served in a variety of past and present public leadership capacities including:

  • Elected Chairman of the North County Emergency
    Dispatch JPA Board of Directors, Current Member
  • First Alternate Member, San Diego Association of
    Governments (SANDAG)
  • North County Transit District Board of Directors
  • Encina Wastewater Authority Board of Directors