A Native Californian, Bob moved to Lake Elsinore in 1986 after graduating from San Diego State University. While raising his son Richard, Bob worked in both the public and private sectors in the areas of Land Development, Mining, Resource Recycling and Legislative Affairs. In 2003 Bob ran a successful campaign for City Council and has been re-elected twice.
During his tenure on the Council – and 5 terms as Mayor -- Bob has made Public Safety his number one priority doubling the Police Force and building additional Fire Stations. Response times for both organizations are now lower than at any point in the City’s history.
Transportation and Recreation have also been staples of Bob’s public service platform. As a member and past Chairman of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, Bob has brought Millions of dollars’ worth of improvements to the valley. And as the current Chairman of the Lake Elsinore San Jacinto Watershed Authority he has been instrumental in keeping our lake full and healthy. The City’s park and recreation inventory continues to grow boasting more than 120 acres with 18 parks throughout the 40 square miles of the City. In 2015, after years of planning, the new Serenity skate park opened and the rehabilitation of Summer Lake, Machado, McVicker and Yarborough parks were all completed. Bob was also the deciding vote that forced a Developer to build the Summerly Golf Course before any homes could be sold, returning golf to our valley after an 85 year hiatus.
An avid Off-Road Enthusiast, Bob is also widely credited with the preservation of the Lake Elsinore Grand Prix motorcycle race, made famous by the movie “On Any Sunday.” He has also advanced the City’s restocking program for our fishery and championed the first of three dog parks with a fourth now on the drawing board.
The Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bob’s efforts, naming him as their Citizen of the Year in 2005 and presenting him with the John Packman Award for Community Service in 2013. In 2010 the Boy Scouts of America named Bob as their Distinguished Citizen of the Year.
Bob’s wife Gina having recently completed more than a decade of full-time service with Trauma Intervention Programs of Southwest Riverside County as a Volunteer, Dispatcher and ultimately the Executive Director of the organization, now serves as an Officer on their Board of Directors. She is also an appointee to the Riverside County Commission for Women.
Bob’s son Richard graduated from Elsinore High and completed two combat tours of duty
in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Army. He has recently returned to
civilian life and is attending College in Oregon.
Bob is currently the District Director for County Supervisor Kevin Jeffries and in his spare
time he enjoys off-roading, fishing and hanging with his dogs.
Robert E. "Bob" Magee