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Jeff Morris, an Encinitas mayoral candidate and outspoken political adversary of Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, is facing widespread criticism after a leaked email he sent to Blakespear.

Morris has been a harsh critic of Blakespear, who is running for the 38th State Senate seat, since before his campaign began. But in a March 10 email obtained and authenticated by The Coast News, Morris indicated his support for Blakespear.

“We have far more commonalities than you know, and I am not against most of your decisions,” Morris wrote. “Maybe we can work something out where you get elected to senate and be on good terms with Encinitas residents.”

The longtime Encinitas resident has publicly blamed Blakespear and other council members for homelessness, rising crime rates and more, now his supporters are questioning his intentions.

Tigist Layne is Voice of San Diego's north county reporter. Contact her directly at or (619) 800-8453. Follow her...

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  1. Jeff Morris is an unhinged Trumper that came unglued on or around July 13 2018 after a mutual friend posted a meme of a countdown clock for Trump’s term in office. I had replied jokingly to Morris’s belligerent comment to my friend and afterwards he sent me DM’s telling me I will never get another wave at Swami’s and then followed up with photos of my 20 something daughter which he had made screenshots of off of her Facebook account accompanied by inappropriate comments regarding her.

  2. True story from Scott Blank. Jeff is a big time tRump lover and now claims to be a Dem. Beware of Mr. Morris & his MAGA(mega) lies !!!!

  3. Ive not seen any evidence that Mr.Morris is supporting any current or ex president.
    He’s registered as independent ,is he not. Waiting for proof either way.

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