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City of San DiegoCandidate for City Attorney

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Mara W. Elliott

San Diego City Attorney
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reducing Gun Violence: Pioneered Red Flag Laws in San Diego to prevent mass shootings and keep guns away from people who pose a threat. Authored the Safe Storage of Firearms Law to prevent child gun deaths.
  • Protecting Victims of Abuse: Added prosecutors to bring abusers to justice. Expanded safety services for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sex trafficking. Prosecuting perpetrators of elder abuse.
  • Safeguarding Taxpayer Dollars: Saved taxpayers millions beating back frivolous lawsuits. Reformed city contracting policies to stop fraud and abuse. Exposed waste and fraud at City Hall.

Experience

Experience

Profession:San Diego City Attorney
City Attorney, City of San Diego (2016–current)
City Attorney, City of San Diego — Elected position (2016–current)

Education

McGeorge School of Law J.D., Law (current)
UC Santa Barbara B.A., English and Philosophy (current)

Biography

The daughter of a longshoreman father and immigrant mother, Mara was the first in her family to graduate college, attending UC Santa Barbara and McGeorge School of Law.  Always dedicated to public service, Mara previously served as legal counsel to public schools, the transit district and the County of San Diego.

Mara and her husband Greg, a college professor, live in the community of Scripps Ranch with their two sons and rescue puppy, Lily Mae.

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