January 17, 2018

CONTACT: Stephen Puetz


Mayor Faulconer Endorses Mark Kersey for State Senate

San Diego – Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced he is endorsing businessman and Councilman Mark Kersey for State Senate. Kersey is running for the 38th Senate district being vacated by Sen. Joel Anderson due to term limits.

“Mark is a proven reformer who has worked closely with me to turn our city around. He’s led on fiscal reforms and as chairman of the Infrastructure Committee he’s helped San Diego achieve historic levels of street paving,” said Mayor Faulconer. “Mark’s record of results is exactly what we need in Sacramento.”

Kersey is known for creatively spearheading the creation of a dedicated infrastructure fund. In authoring the voter approved Rebuild San Diego measure, San Diego neighborhoods will receive up to $4 billion in dedicated infrastructure improvements – without raising taxes a single penny.

The Faulconer endorsement comes on the heels of Kersey releasing the details of his impressive end of year fundraising haul.  He raised $325,000 in just four minths and had over $300,000 cash-on-hand to start the new year.

Councilman Mark Kersey is the founder and owner of Kersey Strategies, a tech research firm based in San Diego that is focused on advanced video technology. As a small business owner who also serves as a San Diego City Councilman, representing the northeastern part of the City, he has a unique understanding of the intersection of government and business. He has chaired the Council’s Infrastructure Committee since he advocated for its creation in 2012, and authored the successful Rebuild San Diego ballot measure in 2016. Kersey ran unopposed in 2012 — the first open seat Council candidate to clear the field in San Diego since World War II–and was reelected in 2016 with 71% of the vote.

To learn more about Kersey and his campaign please visit