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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of Twentynine PalmsCandidate for City Council

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Jim Krushat

Retired Federal Employee DoD/DIA
1,433 votes (22.43%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Continue development of the City's infrastructure. We need to build on the civic improvements that have already been completed by ensuring future projects provide the greatest benefit for the money spent.
  • Promote business investments that will provide for our community as a whole without detracting from the unique characteristics of Twentynine Palms.
  • Support and promote those activities that make Twentynine Palms a great place to visit and live. This includes supporting the artist community, education venues, and tourism to Joshua Tree National Park.




I am a third generation 29 Palms resident that has lived in the surrounding desert cities, on and off, since 1962.  My grandfather, Art Krushat, established a homestead in 1929 and my father, Les Krushat, was elected to the first 29 Palms City Council in 1987.


I recently retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency and relocated back to 29 Palms with my wife Beverly.  I am a 1981 graduate of West Point and received my MBA from the University of Redlands in 2004.  I am also a U.S. Army veteran having served seven years as an infantry officer in the United States and overseas.  Also, as a civilian intelligence officer, I completed several deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.  In addition to my military and government service, I worked for 16 years in the defense industry as an engineer and in senior management positions for several major contractors.


I have a deep historical and family connection with the City of 29 Palms.  I would like the opportunity to use my many years of leadership, management, and business experience to ensure positive growth in 29 Palms as a member of the City Council.


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