Karlee is Mayor of Hemet and City Council Member for District 1. She is a 5th generation valley resident that is devoted to standing with you to make Hemet a better place.
Hemet used to be the ideal place to live and getting it back on track will require initiative, fresh thinking and a willingness to be bold. As a resident over 40 years, Karlee will bring a unique perspective, bountiful energy and careful leadership to the Hemet City Council.
Karlee has been a citizen of Hemet since birth. She grew up in Hemet with her parents and sister. Karlee attended Baptist Christian School, played sports and participated in student government. After attending college in Pensacola, FL and San Diego, CA, she moved back to Hemet where she married her husband, Roger. Together they have four children, Grant, Gabby, Gavin and Garin.
"The sense of community that drew us to Hemet has faded. I will not sit and watch vagrancy and poor economy destroy the beautiful fabric that holds our community together. I will continue to STAND alongside of you and fight to see that fabric become vibrant again, despite the challenges that may come my way." -Karlee
Hemet is a city in the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California. It covers a total area of 27.847 square miles, about half of the valley, which it shares with the neighboring city of San Jacinto and unincorporated areas of Riverside County. The population was 78,710 at the 2010 census.
The founding of Hemet predates the formation of Riverside County. The formation of Lake Hemet helped the city to grow and stimulated agriculture in the area. The city is known for being the home of The Ramona Pageant, California's official outdoor play. Started in 1923, the play is one of the longest running outdoor plays in the United States.