A Democrat and slow-growth advocate from San Diego County said Wednesday that he will oppose the popular Rep. Ron Packard (R-Carlsbad) in the heavily Republican 43rd Congressional District, which straddles Orange and San Diego counties.
Howard Greenebaum, 58, of Leucadia in San Diego County said he plans to attack Packard on the issue of growth management in the booming area he has represented for three terms. Packard has said he does not want to discuss growth control because it is a local rather than federal issue.
Greenebaum is chairman of the North County Slow Growth Alliance and said he supports the slow-growth initiative that has been qualified for the ballot by Orange County voters.
A resident of Maryland until two years ago, Greenebaum twice ran unsuccessfully for Congress there. He is retired from managing a jewelry business.