Jeff Simonides was born and raised in San Diego. He graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in 1976, and attended Miramar College, San Diego City College and National University studying fire science and criminal justice.
Simonides is a former fire chief and earned several life saving citations. He is the owner and operator of an electrical contracting business. Simonides has been a certified mediator and has served with the Restorative Justice Program and San Diego Legal Aid, where he also works on conflict resolution within the juvenile justice system, both criminal and civil.
Simonides is a certified firearms instructor, and coordinates a program that helps rehabilitate veterans in the Wounded Warriors program. He also volunteers with the following Organizations: USO, Warrior Foundation, Southern California Hunter Education Association, San Diego Legal Aid, Armed Services YMCA.
He has served on the board of the Fort Rosecrans Memorial Day Committee for more than twenty years, and has held the position of committee chairman for the past four years, and was just re-elected for three more years. He is committed to serving the military veterans in any way he can, and will continue to educate the youth throughout our community about our veterans1 in San Diego.