Mark Kersey Endorses Joe Leventhal in the Race for His Council Seat

Term-limited Mark Kersey today announced his endorsement of Joe Leventhal in the race to succeed him on the San Diego City Council.

(San Diego, CA) – Mark Kersey, term-limited District 5 City Councilman, today announced his endorsement of Joe Leventhal in the race for his council seat.

“Joe Leventhal is the kind of bold leader that San Diego needs to bring real solutions to the table,” said Councilman Kersey. “I trust that Joe will serve the people of District 5 with integrity, and I look forward to seeing him build on our substantial progress on critical issues like homelessness, road repair, and fiscal reform as a member of the City Council.”

Mark Kersey was elected to the San Diego City Council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. He served as the council president pro tem from 2016 to 2017. Mark has championed an agenda of government accountability and infrastructure reform during his tenure on the council.

“I am proud to have not only the endorsement of Councilman Mark Kersey, but also his guidance on how I can best serve District 5 and the people of San Diego once I get to City Hall,” said Joe Leventhal.

Joe has already been endorsed by retired San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, homeless advocate Father Joe Carroll, San Diego County Board of Education Vice President Mark Powell, San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, the San Diego Asian Americans for Equality, and the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, among others.

Once elected to the San Diego City Council, Joe will prioritize solutions to reduce homelessness, enhance public safety, and expand road repairs. Joe believes that bold, collaborative leadership, as he’s demonstrated throughout his life, is the best way to approach San Diego’s persistent challenges.

The 5th District includes the communities of Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Miramar Ranch North, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Encantada, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual, Scripps Miramar Ranch and Torrey Highlands. The District’s registration is nearly evenly split between Republicans, Independents, and Democrats.

To learn more about Joe and his campaign for City Council, District 5, visit