Councilmember Mark Kersey
City of San Diego - District 5
Councilmember Mark Kersey represents the City of San Diego's Fifth District. He was elected on a platform of rebuilding San Diego's infrastructure, modernizing government and keeping San Diego's economy competitive. Mark believes maintaining and improving the City's roads, sidewalks, parks and fire stations is the most pressing issue facing San Diego. As Chair of the Council's Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he is helping reform how the city evaluates, prioritizes, and invests in infrastructure. He is also the author of the Rebuild San Diego initiative, which was approved by voters in June 2016. Rebuild San Diego will provide up to $4 billion in dedicated funding for neighborhood improvements. With his high-tech background, Mark is focused on utilizing technology to empower residents and streamline government. He introduced and passed the City's first Open Data Initiative. He also led a 3-1-1 effort to use technology to provide better customer service to residents. The Get It Done mobile app gives San Diegans a single service point to report potholes, streetlight outages, graffiti and more. Mark sits on the boards of San Diego Regional Airport Authority and San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. An alumnus of Northwestern University and the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Mark is the founder and owner of Kersey Strategies, a technology research firm specializing in the telecommunications and high-tech industries.