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City of San DiegoCandidate for City Council, District 1

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Barbara Bry

High-Tech Entrepreneur
18,559 votes (48.45%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Promote our high-tech innovation economy that creates good jobs and a healthy tax base.
  • Protect our neighborhoods from over-development and permanent short-term vacation rentals.
  • Recruit and retain quality public safety officers.



Harvard University Master's Degree, Business Administration (1976)


Barbara Bry is a high-tech entrepreneur and community leader who worked her way through college and grad school, earning a Master’s Degree in Business from Harvard. As a single working mom, Barbara was on the founding team of several local high-tech companies, including, which has created hundreds of local jobs.

A leader in the San Diego business community, Barbara taught entrepreneurship at UCSD and founded Athena San Diego, an organization that supports the advancement of women in the tech sector. As a business journalist, she has also spotlighted the vibrant small business community that supports our City’s economy and was honored as Small Business Journalist of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties by the Small Business Administration.

Barbara has deep roots in the community and has lived here for 35 years. She is married to Neil Senturia, raised her two daughters here, and is a proud grandmother. She served as President of the Board of the Children's Museum of San Diego and as Vice Chair of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation. She was also a two-time Bobby Sox team manager for her daughters.

Barbara has been endorsed by:
Sierra Club, San Diego City Firefighters, San Diego Lifeguards Association, League of Conservation Voters, Save San Diego Neighborhoods, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest, Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Dr. J. Craig Venter, and hundreds of community residents and local small businesses.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (5)

  • San Diego City Firefighters
  • San Diego Lifeguards Association
  • Sierra Club
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
  • Save San Diego Neighborhoods

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

As the first high-tech entrepreneur on the City Council, Barbara will bring her enterprising and relentless mindset to City Hall to keep San Diego safe, clean and prosperous. Barbara will work to create more good paying high-tech jobs and help small businesses grow, so that we can invest in maintaining San Diego’s quality of life by fixing our streets; protecting our beaches, bays, and parks; and conserving our water supply.

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