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David Graham

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, David Graham oversees the administration of Councilman Kersey's district and staff and advises on issues related to labor, international trade, special projects, and sustainability. A veteran local government advisor, David has worked at the County of San Diego, City of San Diego and in private sector public affairs. Before joining the Councilman's Office, David served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Jerry Sanders and headed up the Mayor's Office of Economic Growth Services. With a focus on attracting jobs to San Diego and innovating for the green economy, David has served as the City's liaison to Smart City San Diego, CleanTECH San Diego, and many of the region's trade organizations. Over the years he has also advised elected officials on land use, transportation, water policy, redevelopment, infrastructure, special districts, and SANDAG.

David is a regular speaker on local government, economic development and trade organization issues, and has been featured at events such as Globe 12 and the Bloomberg Philanthropies City Innovators Summit.

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