Chris Ward (American politician)

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Chris Ward
Member of the
San Diego City Council
for the Third District
Assumed office
December 12, 2016
Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Preceded by Todd Gloria
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Residence San Diego, California
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University (BA)
Harvard University (MPP/MUP)[1]
Website City Council District 3 website

Christopher Ward is an American elected official in San Diego, California. He serves as a member of the San Diego City Council representing City Council District 3. He is a Democrat,[2] although city council positions are officially nonpartisan per California state law.

District 3 includes the neighborhoods of Balboa Park, Bankers Hill/Park West, Downtown San Diego, Golden Hill, Hillcrest, Little Italy, Mission Hills, Normal Heights, North Park, Old Town, and University Heights.[3]

San Diego City Council

Incumbent Todd Gloria was ineligible to run due to term limits. Chris Ward was elected in the June primary with a majority of the vote.[4]

San Diego City Council District 3 primary election, 2016[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Ward 24,512 59%
Democratic Anthony Bernal 11,492 27%
Nonpartisan Scott Sanborn 5,800 14%
Total votes 41,804 100%

Committee assignments

  • Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Chair)
  • Environment Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee
  • Rules Committee
  • Budget Review Committee
  • Select Committee on Homelessness (Chair)[5]

Source: Office of the City Clerk


  1. ^ Garrick, David (December 2, 2016). "Ward brings experience, expertise to council". Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Trageser, Claire. "Democrat Chris Ward Wins Race To Replace Councilman Todd Gloria". KPBS Public Media. 
  3. ^ "Communities - City of San Diego Official Website". 
  4. ^ a b "Election History - Council District 3" (PDF). City of San Diego. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Service, City News. "San Diego City Council Unanimously Votes To Form Homeless Committee". KPBS Public Media. 

External links

  • City of San Diego: Chris Ward website
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