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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City Council, District 1City of San DiegoNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of San DiegoCity Council, District 1

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Members of the city council draft and vote on city laws and appoint certain municipal officers and employees.
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High-Tech Entrepreneur
38,470 votes (65.45%)Winning
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  • Promote our high-tech innovation economy that creates good jobs and a healthy tax base.
  • Preserve and enhance our environment and secure an affordable, long-term water supply.
  • Recruit and retain quality public safety officers and support Neighborhood Watch programs.
Profession:High-tech Entrepreneur
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 ProFlowers.com, 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.

  • San Diego City Fire Fighters
  • San Diego Police Officers Association
  • Union-Tribune Editorial Board
  • San Diego City Fire Fighters
  • San Diego Police Officers Association
  • San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board
  • Save San Diego Neighborhoods
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
  • Sierra Club
  • San Diego Lifeguards Association
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

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.

All policy papers are available at: http://www.barbarabry.com/issues

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To learn more about Barbara's policies, visit: http://www.barbarabry.com/issues

To learn more about Barbara's policies, visit: http://www.barbarabry.com/issues

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

CITY OF SAN DIEGO
City Council – District No. 1

BARBARA BRY
High-tech entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial problem-solver, not a career politician.

First-place finisher in June Primary Election

As your council representative, I will –

  • Repair streets and sidewalks; reduce congestion through traffic light synchronization and increased public transportation options.
  • Promote high-tech economy, creating good jobs and City revenue; connect students to internships; support small business growth.
  • Preserve and enhance beaches, lagoons, canyons, and open spaces; protect neighborhoods from overdevelopment; secure a long-term, affordable water supply. Endorsed by the Sierra Club.
  • Recruit and retain quality public safety personnel; restore community policing, fix 9-1-1 response delays, get serious about controlling gun violence. Endorsed by San Diego City Fire Fighters, Police Officers Association, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
  • Maintain City’s fiscal health by opposing tax dollars for a football stadium, upholding pension reform and protecting taxpayers.

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I earned an MBA from Harvard, taught entrepreneurship at UCSD, served on the founding management team at ProFlowers.com that created hundreds of local jobs, and was President of The Children’s Museum Board.

I’ve lived in San Diego for 35 years and raised two daughters. My husband and I are proud grandparents who live in La Jolla.

I respectfully ask for your vote.

www.barbarabry.com

Community Volunteer
20,305 votes (34.55%)
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  • Roads and infrastructure
  • Protecting our environment
  • Creating a locally controlled, drought-tolerant and affordable water supply
Profession:Community Volunteer and Small Business Owner
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CITY OF SAN DIEGO
City Council – District No. 1

RAY ELLIS
Community Volunteer

I’m running for City Council so I can help improve our communities and the lives of all San Diegans. Working together, we can protect the quality of life we cherish. My priorities are:

  • Fix deteriorating roads and infrastructure
  • Make sure public safety is fully staffed and trained
  • Create a sustainable water supply
  • Improve neighborhood services, beaches, and parks
  • Grow our economy to create good-paying jobs

I’m a community volunteer:

  • Worked as volunteer chairman of a non-profit environmental organization to improve water, air quality and recycling.
  • Worked as a volunteer to improve the lives of abused children and the homeless.
  • Implemented pension reform as volunteer president of San Diego’s pension board.
  • A volunteer member of the Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board.
  • Awarded Life Dedicated to Community Service from San Diego Social Venture Partners.

In 1987, I started my business in San Diego out of my garage and grew it into a national company. I have three childrenmy wife Gina and I are busy raising our youngest.

An independent problem-solver, I am endorsed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and former City Council President Tony Young.

I want to continue my community service as your City Councilmember.

News

Candidates for city offices — October 23, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
An interview with Barbara Bry, City Council candidate for District 1 — October 4, 2016 The Triton (student newspaper of the University of California at San Diego)
Ellis concedes council race to Bry — August 12, 2016 San Diego Union Tribune
Interview with City Council candidate Barbara Bry — May 13, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Interview with City Council candidate Ray Ellis — May 13, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune

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Ray Ellis

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