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About Stef Holden

It seems my whole life I have been fascinated with history, politics and world events. I’ve held more than a few professions in my ever-evolving career. None of them define me as what can be given can easily be taken away.

In 1995 I left Dallas and joined the U.S. Navy.  I served on the USS Constellation (CV-64) as a Radioman from 1995 to 1999 and eventually settled in Escondido, CA. My time in the Navy afforded me the opportunity to see half the world.  Countries I visited included Australia (both coast), the UAE, Japan and Hong Kong. Upon exiting the Navy in 1999, I spent the next 9 years working as a defense contractor specializing in Communications Analysis and Network Engineering where I conducted business in various countries throughout the Far East.

In 2010 I received my M.B.A and worked as an Associate Dean of Coleman University in San Diego, CA During that time I taught Business Applications, Desktop Support as well as Security Policies and Procedures.

Today I manage an American Legion in my hometown of Escondido, CA and have been happily married to my wife Jennifer, a former Navy Nurse and the most amazing women I’ve ever met, for over two decades.

I, like my father, believe people should be involved in public service. In addition to managing the American Legion, I serve as the 2nd Vice Commander. I’m an Eagle Scout, an active member in E Clampus Vitus (ECV), and currently serve as President of Brothers of 6 Charities Inc, a north county historical preservation society and I’m currently President-elect of the Escondido Rotary Club. Additionally, I serve as Co-Chair of Escondido VetFest, the annual Escondido Veteran’s Day Parade, as well as sit on several planning and steering committees for the Escondido Grape Day Festival. Last, but certainly not least, I co-authored the yet to be published book entitled “The Unwanted Presidency”.