Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was elected to serve as mayor of the City of San Diego following a special election on February 11th, 2014 under the banner of unifying and creating "One San Diego." As the first sitting city councilmember elected as mayor in 50 years, Kevin is proudly committed to guarding San Diego's tax dollars, reinvesting in the city's infrastructure and roads, continuing the reforms voted on by San Diego residents, and returning trust and integrity to City Hall.
Prior to his election as mayor, Kevin served as the former city council president pro tem, where he chaired the Audit Committee, was vice chair of the Rules Committee, and served on the Economic Strategies & Development Committee and the Committee on Budget & Finance. As chair of the Audit Committee, he worked to restore the city's credit rating and repair its credibility with investors. Kevin became Councilmember for District 2 in San Diego in January 2006 after winning a special election. He was re-elected later that year by an overwhelming margin in the June primary election and again in 2010.
Kevin has a track record of success and delivering results for San Diego. In 2008, he took a lead role in drafting and supporting Proposition C, which passed with 67 percent of the vote. The measure ensures money generated in Mission Bay Park is invested there and at other city parks. He also campaigned in 2008 for alcohol-free beaches and bays, a measure voters supported. Alcohol is prohibited along the coast of most Southern California communities - and now San Diego's beaches are safer, cleaner and more family-friendly. In 2010, he and a handful of others led the campaign against Proposition D, which would have raised the sales tax in San Diego. Voters joined Kevin to overwhelmingly reject the increase.
Prior to being elected, Kevin worked in public affairs for more than a decade and was vice president of a leading firm where he managed complex projects within strict budget guidelines. Kevin graduated in 1990 from San Diego State University. He and his wife, Katherine, a small business owner, live in Point Loma with their children Jack and Lauren.