Julio DeGuzman of La Jolla cherishes his family, faith and community

Julio DeGuzman of La Jolla is a 25-year retired special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), where he conducted procurement fraud investigations on U.S. Navy contractors. For three years at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, he conducted counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. After a promotion, he became a senior special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, conducting investigations of fraud against the government, white-collar crimes, kickbacks, bribery and health-care fraud. DeGuzman now works at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.

Julio Guzman

For more than six years, he’s been president of the Pangasinan Association of San Diego County, and he serves on the boards of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce, the Filipino American Law Enforcement Association and is an elected member of the San Diego County Republican Central Committee.

He and his wife, Lisa, an ICU registered nurse, are the parents of three children — all graduates of All Hallows Academy. For five years, he chaired the school’s Dad’s Club and he serves on the parents committee of the Gathering Youth Ministry in La Jolla. DeGuzman was the assistant coach of the La Jolla Junior Wrestling Club for two years, and he coaches the San Diego Alpine Junior Ski Team, which participates in the Far West Racing Association program, hosting eight races a year, mostly at Mammoth Mountain.

What brought you to La Jolla?

In 1986, I was working for the federal government and was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. I received my next assignment to San Diego. I was happy because I grew up in San Diego. I heard about All Hallows Catholic Academy and thought it would be a good school for my daughter. Twenty-eight years later, I am still here and have no plans on moving.

What might you add, subtract or improve in the area?

I would like to bring back some of the businesses that left La Jolla or went out of business.

Who or what inspires you?

People who inspire me are people who engage in community work, volunteer work and help those in need.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

I would invite my wife, of course, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Sandy Koufax, Drew Brees, Mitt Romney, Bill O’Reilly and Paul Ryan.

What are your five favorite movies of all time?

I have one favorite movie, “Silence of the Lambs.”

What is it that you most dislike?

I dislike low-information voters who vote by listening to other low-information voters.

What is your most-prized possession?

My wife, children and my health mean the most
to me.

What do you do for fun?

Since my two sons race for a snow ski race team, we travel to Mammoth Mountain, California many times per year. I love to snow ski and used to snow
ski race. I also love gardening and love to grow palm trees. I have 42 palm trees in my yard and eight different species.

What is your philosophy of life?

Work hard and keep on working.

What would be your dream vacation?

My dream vacation is a stay-cation. I love San Diego so much I would rather stay, relax and spend my money here.

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