Rob McNelis for Santee Mayor 2016

About Rob McNelis

"Rob is always someone I can rely on to roll up his sleaves and lend a helping hand. His enthusiasm and dedication to making Santee the very best it can be is unmatched."

​Maria Lenhoff

"Rob McNelis has a passion for getting things done in Santee. He has a proven track record of tackling major issues relative to Santee and keeps true to his word."

Rocky Qualin


"Rob McNelis genuinely cares about the families in Santee and is working hard to foster a more positive working relationship between the city and the school district."

Elana Levens-Craig, Santee School Board Member

Rob who was originally from the LA area, moved to Santee in 1994 with his high school sweetheart who is now his wife Dawn. Rob and Dawn have two beautiful children Hailey 16, and Tyler 14. Rob has owned and managed businesses in Santee since 1997 and currently is building a new branch office in Santee for Movement Mortgage. Even prior to being elected to the Santee City Council in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, Rob has been the recipient of many awards and accolades such as: The 2004 Realtor of the Year, the 2007 Santee Citizen of the Year, the 2007 Small Business of the Year for the 77th State Assembly District, and the 2010 “5 Star Mortgage Professional” award by San Diego Magazine. Rob has also served his industry and community on many levels. He was the President of the San Diego Assoc. of Mortgage Brokers, the President of the East San Diego County Assoc. of Realtors, sat as a member of the Prop “R” Bond oversight committee, as well as the Board of Directors for the East County Boys and Girls Clubs. Rob has also been involved with helping to ensure the city of Santee continued on its course to greatness by being a part of the “Santee Charter City Advisory Committee, and Santee’s COMPOC Committee. Rob was very pleased to follow in the footsteps of some great Santee leaders by also having served as the 2009 President of the Santee Chamber of Commerce. It is his undying dedication to the great city of Santee that caused an article in the Union Tribune to call Rob “Mr. Santee” (a title that he wears very proudly).   

  • Quality of Life for Santee Citizens
  • Fiscal Consevation
  • Local Economy and Jobs
  • Senior Services
  • Business Friendly Environment
  • Public Safety