San Diego City Councilman and former Chief of Staff to State Senator Marty Block. Chairs the San Diego City Council’s economic development committee, which voted 4-0 in September to ask City Attorney Mara Elliott to draft a cannabis equity policy in November 2019. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2019-11-17/battle-heating-up-over-san-diegos-proposed-cannabis-equity-program
Candidate in race for State Assembly District 78
Chris Ward is a parent of two young children who motivate him every day to make the world a better place for our kids to grow up. His first-place campaign received 56% of the vote in the March 2020 primary, far ahead of opponents in the multi-candidate field.
Chris was elected to the San Diego City Council in 2016, and has focused on housing, homelessness, economic development, public safety and other critical local goals. He is the author of San Diego’s landmark Equal Pay Ordinance, and wrote a law to make San Diego the largest city in California to ban Styrofoam. He has served as Chair of the San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless, transforming our outdated programs and services to align with national best practices and meaningfully address and respond to homelessness. On the City Council, he serves as Chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee, and past chair of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, focusing on support for local business and help create good paying jobs.
He previously served as the Chief of Staff to State Senator Marty Block, representing most of the 78th Assembly District. Chris was committed to constituent services, facilitating public participation in policymaking, and organizing state and local resources to make our schools, universities, and neighborhoods a better place. Prior to that, Chris was an environmental planner at the firm EDAW, working with local government to update land use policies and law, and conduct CEQA environmental reviews. https://voteforward.com/about-chris
1050 University Avenue #E107-28
San Diego, CA 92103