Jack Munns: ‘The solution starts with a robust public safety effort’

Jack Munns, Redding City Council candidate

Occupation: Retired Police Sergeant
Age: 64

Campaign statement

“The recent pandemic has taken us places we never thought were possible. The challenges Redding faces: Homelessness, crime, drug/alcohol addiction, lack of economic opportunity, have all been magnified by the effects of Covid.

I was born and raised in Redding. I moved to Reno in 1981, where I worked in the Casino Industry. In 1989, I began working for the Reno Police Department. While working as a police officer, I received my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and my Master’s degree in Social Work. I’m running for City Council to make a difference. It seems homelessness, crime and drug/alcohol abuse have increased, while our economy, affordable housing and jobs have been in decline.

Let’s not look back, but let’s look forward to the future and believe our best days are ahead. The solution starts with a robust public safety effort, a focused response to reduce homelessness, a responsible expansion of affordable housing, a healthy economic growth plan, and good financial planning.

I have vast experience in working with the homeless, in government and in the service industry. I look forward to serving you and being your voice on the city council. Go to JackMunns.com for further information.”

Videos, online promotions

Jack Munns for Redding City Council video
Sam Chimenti Know Your Candidate interview
League of Women Voter forum
Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce forum
Jack Munns for Redding City Council website
Jack Munns for Redding City Council Facebook page

Additional details
  • Two reasons he’s running for city council: homelessness and crime.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work.
  • Spent 21 years with the Reno, Nevada, Police Department until retiring in 2010 and returning to Redding.
  • Former member of the Redding Grand Jury
  • Against selling the Civic Auditorium/Redding Rodeo grounds: “My growing up here, I used to go with my mom every May and the Asphalt Cowboys would have a thing, and we could have sausage and pancakes and I have very fond memories of those weeks, the rodeos, and all that goes on there … Some traditions are worth keeping. … So I vote right now to keep it as is.”
  • Likes the concept of making Redding more bike-friendly, but didn’t like when Riverside Drive was closed to create a bike and pedestrian area that crosses Court Street and leads to the Sacramento River Trail.
  • Created award-winning, nationally recognized ‘Kids Korner Program’ while living in Reno. The program assisted homeless youth and their families. In its first three months, the KKP provided food, clothing, educational information and counseling to over 100 children and their families.
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