Kevin L. Faulconer
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Kevin L. Faulconer

Republican

politician

California
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Kevin L. Faulconer

politician
Summary
Experience
54
Years of Age
18
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Kevin Lee Faulconer (born January 24, 1967) is an American politician who served as the 36th Mayor of San Diego from 2014 to 2020. A member of the Republican Party, Faulconer previously served as the member of the San Diego City Council for the 2nd district between 2006 and 2014.Faulconer was born in San Jose, California and grew up in Oxnard. He entered politics in the 1990s to work on the campaigns for then-Governor Pete Wilson; he began to run in San Diego City Council elections to represent the 2nd district in the early 2000s. He was elected in a 2005 special election and was re-elected in landslides in 2006 and in 2010. In late 2013, he announced his candidacy for the mayorship of San Diego which he later won. He was sworn in on March 3, 2014. He was successfully re-elected in 2016, but he was not eligible to run in the 2020 election due to term limits. Faulconer is considered to be a moderate Republican, holding fiscally conservative and socially liberal views. He announced his candidacy for Governor of California on February 1, 2021 and was one of the main candidates in the 2021 gubernatorial recall election, placing third in a field of 46 replacement candidates.