Kevin retains a strong work ethic that started as a young man in his high school days working in construction, including serving as Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter and as CDF seasonal firefighter – leading up to today as our First District Supervisor. Upon his marriage Kevin and his wife Chris used their wedding money to rent a small storefront business. Their hard work and long hours ultimately led the young couple to purchase a neighborhood commercial building and expand their business and number of employees. It was this purchase of their first commercial property that led Kevin to start up his family owned commercial and residential property businesses.
Kevin’s unwavering advocacy on behalf of small businesses, job creation and community involvement resulted in Kevin having served as a former Board member on his local Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of a local Economic Development Committee, past Riverside County Community Development Advisory member, former co-chairman of the Murrieta-Temecula Government Action Committee, past member of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, and as a former Director with several non-profit organizations
During his 29 years of service Kevin was promoted to the rank of Volunteer Fire Captain
In 1977 Kevin started his long and dedicated service to the citizens of Riverside County when he became a Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter. During his 29 years of service, Kevin responded to over 4000 emergency responses throughout Riverside County and was ultimately promoted to the rank of Volunteer Fire Captain, specializing in communications, and resource planning for large scale wildland fires and emergencies occurring in Riverside County. During his service Kevin received four Meritorious Service Awards, and in 1992 Kevin was recognized by Brigadier General James D. Delk for his service during the Los Angeles riots. In 2001 Kevin was hired by the Riverside County Fire Chief to help the department apply for and obtain numerous grants to purchase critically needed firefighting and rescue equipment to serve the citizens of Riverside County.
Kevin served for 29 years as a Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter
Kevin with (former) California State Assembly Speaker John Perez
In 1981 Kevin Jeffries was elected to the Lake Elsinore Parks & Recreation District Board of Directors where he served as an advocate for the creation of community parks and sports fields. In 1982 Kevin was appointed to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Parks Advisory Commission to help develop and review regional park and trail systems. After taking a 5-year hiatus from politics to start a family and work at his family-owned business, Kevin returned to elected public service in 1990 when he was elected to the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors. Kevin served 8 years on the EVMWD board, building a reputation as both an accessible and ethical representative who would not hesitate to question spending and oppose rate increases.
In 1998 Kevin was then elected to the larger regional water provider Western Municipal Water District based in the City of Riverside. During his tenure he was successful in eliminating an unfair “Water Standby” (property) tax, and he worked to hold the line on spending and rate increases. In 2002 Kevin was selected to serve as a commissioner (and Chairman) of the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission.
After nearly 8 years of service on the Western MWD Board of Directors, Kevin was elected in November 2006 to represent nearly 450,000 Riverside County residents in the California State Legislature. Kevin served as the Vice Chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, member of the Housing & Community Development Committee, member on the budget committee for Health & Human services, member of the Select Committee on Inland Empire Transportation, and as the Chairman of the Rural Fire Protection Working Group.
Kevin was recognized for his ability to work across partisan lines for the benefit of Riverside County families, students and small businesses. In November 2012 Kevin was elected to serve as our new First District County Supervisor. Kevin demonstrated early on that he was going to bring new ideas, dig-in to spending practices, question wasteful expenditures, fight for community services and improvements, and bring transparency to the process. In 2019, with only six years on the Board of Supervisors, Kevin became the senior Board member of a new diverse Board of Supervisors, and remains a vocal advocate for the residents and small businesses of the First District.
Kevin receives Urban League award
Kevin receives award from the Assoc. of Rural Counties
Kevin and his wife Chris
Kevin is a native Californian and has been a resident of Riverside County since 1971. He and Christina – his wife of 36 years reside in (unincorporated) Lake Elsinore valley. They have two adult children. Kevin graduated in 1978 from Elsinore Union High School. Kevin went on to pursue fire service, EMT and emergency management education and certifications at Mt. San Jacinto, Riverside and Crafton Hills community colleges. His wife Christina is a former 911 dispatcher, business manager and is a partner and manager of the businesses they own and operate today.
Kevin & Christina attend Cornerstone Community Church, enjoy local minor league baseball, attend hot rod car shows (Kevin’s late father Dean Jeffries was a famous car customizer), and they attend sprint car races at Perris Auto Speedway.