Council President Pro Tem
Monica Montgomery Steppe (District 4)
Max Ellorin is an immigrant of Philippines residing in and working for Southeastern San Diego. As a youth, he grew an affinity to Southeastern San Diego’s inherent diversity, but also noticed the vast socio-economic differences compared to other regions of San Diego. After graduating from SDSU, Max worked with non-profit organizations addressing the needs of youth in the urban setting and interned for Assemblymember Shirley Weber where he supported the constituents of the 79th state assembly district. With regards to his work with non-profit organizations, he served as an at-risk youth mentor for the Tariq Khamisa foundation, assisted youth emancipated from foster care at Just in Time for Foster Youth, and advocated for no-cost student transit passes at Mid-City CAN.
With a Bachelor Degree in Business and a Master Degree in Public Administration, both from San Diego State University, he plans on leveraging his education, work experience and dedication to social justice to implement policy that cultivates lasting positive change. As Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Monica Montgomery, Max truly believes the leadership of the Councilmember will not only bring the needed socio-economic change in a historically underserved community, but also change the narrative of accountability and engaged leadership in City Hall.