Oceanside CA— The Oceanside City Council voted unanimously on January 11, 2017, to appoint Dr. Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr. as City Treasurer to serve a term ending November 6, 2018.
Trickey holds a PhD in Institutional Leadership and Master’s Degrees in both International Finance & Banking and Policy, Planning & Administration. He is a 12-year resident of Oceanside and Principal at Greater Pacific Planning and Effectiveness Group.
Dr. Trickey Jr. is replacing Gary Ernst who passed away prior to the election but still won the office at the ballot box. According to State law, the City Council had two choices; set up a special election which would have cost the taxpayer more than half a million dollars, according to Oceanside City Clerk, Zack Beck, or begin the process of appointing a qualified candidate to the seat. In a 5-0 vote, the City Council chose to begin the appointment process which was completed with the appointment of Dr. Trickey, Jr.
Dr. Rafe Edward Trickey, Jr.’s appointment is for two years after which the City Treasurer seat will be on the November 2018 ballot.