I've raised my family in San Diego and co-founded and helped build a number of
technology-focused businesses here, including a small engineering business
with my wife Sherri Lightner, the current San Diego City Councilmember for
District 1. For the past two decades I have served diligently behind the
scenes supporting the information technology needs of several local community
service organizations that Sherri led.
I share my wife Sherri's commitment to guarding the city's now restored
financial health and improved public service levels. Thanks to reforms
implemented by the City Council and Mayor, our city now maintains a balanced
budget and has curbed out of control pension costs.
I pledge to continue Sherri's work on San Diego's first-ever comprehensive
water policy, ensuring a reliable water supply for our children's future. As a
result of Sherri's perseverance, San Diego leads California in its innovative
water reuse and conservation strategies.
I also share Sherri's commitment to building a long-term strategy to create
quality jobs, implement regulatory reforms, cut red tape and improve our
economy. I have a strong commitment to continuing her efforts to close the
jobs/skills gap and cement San Diego's leadership in the high-tech, bio-tech,
blue-tech and cyber-tech sectors.
Sherri fought to maintain library and recreation center hours and programs,
improve public safety, and resurface miles of roads and fill thousands of
potholes in District One, while preventing overdevelopment and protecting our
Sherri has been an independent, effective voice for our communities, and you
can expect exactly the same commitment from me.
I hope you will support me so I can continue Sherri's efforts---working for
you to build a better San Diego.
Bruce D. Lightner