February 22, 2018

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San Marcos Mayor & Councilmembers Endorse Kersey for State Senate

San Diego County – San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, Vice Mayor Rebecca Jones and Councilmember Kristal Jabara have all endorsed businessman and San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey for State Senate. Kersey is running for the 38th Senate district which includes San Marcos – the seat is being vacated by Sen. Joel Anderson due to term limits.

“Mark has been a leader on fiscal reform in San Diego,” said Mayor Desmond. “We need a representative who knows how to turn things around — that’s why I support Mark.”  Vice Mayor Rebecca Jones added, “Mark isn’t just an elected official, he’s built a successful small business too.  We need a Senator who understands the burdens that Sacramento puts on local governments and on our businesses that create jobs.”

Kersey is known as an elected official with a track record of moving the ball forward on important, pro-reform policies. Notably, he spearheaded the creation of a dedicated infrastructure fund in San Diego. 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. That is the type of track record that has gotten the attention of other elected officials, including the city leaders in San Marcos.

“Mark has a long track record of getting results.  We don’t need just another no vote in Sacramento, we need someone with principles who can actually make a difference,” noted Councilmember Kristal Jabara.

Last month, Kersey released a major statewide infrastructure plan, highlighting how California could invest billions annually into infrastructure — without raising taxes.  He also received the endorsement of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and announced an impressive end of year fundraising haul.  He raised $325,000 in just four months 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 initially won his seat in 2012 and was reelected in 2016 with 71% of the vote.

To learn more about Kersey and his campaign please visit