City of Chula Vista
In December of 2014, Alberto Velasquez became the Senior Policy Advisor for Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, the first Latina elected Mayor in the history of San Diego County. In that capacity he is the Mayor’s primary advisor on SANDAG, MTS, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Transportation, Sustainablility and Binational Affairs. He is also the primary contact in regards to these issues for the Mayor’s office. A near life-long resident of the South Bay of San Diego, Albert has been active in his neighborhood as chair of the Otay Mesa/Nestor Planning Group and as the District Eight representative for the Qualcomm Stadium Advisory Board. He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Political Theory and was named the most outstanding student of political theory of his graduating class. Prior to joining the Mayor’s staff, Albert was a District Field Representative for Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher serving the communities of San Diego, Chula Vista and National City. He was the lead policy person in the district on matters of Health Care, Education, the State Budget, Transportation, the Environment and Border Issues.