El Cajon, CA
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Articles by BJ Coleman

Ask Dave Mathewson about his four-year-old El Cajon-based business, Mathewson Electric, and he describes a venture born of necessity but in truth sired by his father’s example of a solid work ethic. In 2008, Mathewson was employed in a union job as superintendent for a high-end remodeling company, also running the company electric shop. Then, in 2009, the economy tanked, the firm folded, and Mathewson was out of work.

Santee Post 364, newest of The American Legion posts in San Diego County’s District 22, lifted the district to an award of national recognition at this summer’s Department of California Convention in Palm Springs. The District Commanders’ New Post Achievement Award distinction, bestowed on 2012-2013 District Commander Rod Van Orden, is for establishing new posts within the region.