The 36th mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer is running for governor to restore California’s promise of liberty, equality, and opportunity. He has earned a reputation for returning ethics and integrity to public service and putting people above politics by focusing on the issues that matter to Californians.
A proven leader with a record of winning in California, Kevin Faulconer has been elected twice in a city with just 24 percent Republican voter registration – a mirror of the state as a whole – by uniting people of all parties and backgrounds.
Kevin isn’t a Sacramento insider or wealthy multi-millionaire. He started off cleaning carpets while attending state college. And just like the rest of us, he and his family have felt the effects of Gavin Newsom’s chaotic pandemic response. His wife, Katherine, had her small business devastated by the pandemic. Their children both go to public schools and have seen their education upended by the lack of leadership from the Governor’s Office.
From bringing California’s second largest city back from the brink of bankruptcy to getting San Diego back on track after it was rocked by a corrupt mayor, Kevin Faulconer is tested and ready to keep leading. As America’s only big city Republican mayor, he’s shown he can turn government around and return its focus to what’s important: serving you. As Governor of California, Kevin Faulconer will work for us – and restore balance to our state.