Mayor of Covina
Biography of Covina Council Member Kevin Stapleton
I am independent of Covina’s political factions, owe no favors, and will continue to do the right things in the right way for our community.
I live and work in Covina, with my wife Vikki. Our four children all attended Covina Public Schools. I was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, and put myself through school, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Law.
My history of service to Covina and our residents over the years includes, but is not limited to, being a long time (over 16 years) volunteer of elderlaw services for Covina’s Seniors at the Joslyn Center, an active volunteer in and on behalf of Covina’s residents and businesses, and an involved member of the Covina Chamber of Commerce.
I have been privileged to represent you as the Mayor of Covina, the Mayor Pro Tem, Covina City Council representative to our Library, the Cultural Arts Commission, Southern California Association of Governments, Council of Governments, League of California Cities, current President of the Independent Cities Association, California Contract Cities, Los Angeles County Sanitation District and am the current Chairman of the Board of L.A. Works (providing job training/employment opportunities for Covina residents).
As a member of the Covina City Council, I have brought common sense, broad experience and a conservative economic approach to City government. We balanced our budget, maintained services and brought back the Christmas Parade.
Because I have no axe to grind and am independent, I am fair and reasonable in working on your behalf on the City Council. I also live here and work here, so I am totally committed to the betterment of Covina. Being close at hand means I am available by phone or in person to discuss your concerns when it’s convenient for you, not just at Council meetings.
It’s time to restore experienced, dedicated and capable leadership to City Hall. It’s time to re-elect Kevin Stapleton to the Covina City Council.