Scott Sherman (politician)

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Scott Sherman
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Member of the
San Diego City Council
for the Seventh District
Assumed office
December 2012
Mayor Bob Filner
Preceded by Marti Emerald
Personal details
Political party Republican
Alma mater Grossmont Community College
Profession Insurance
Website City Council District 7 website

Scott Sherman is a member of the San Diego City Council, representing District 7 in San Diego, California. He took office December 3, 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. He is a Republican, although city council positions are officially nonpartisan per state law.

District 7 includes the neighborhoods of Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Linda Vista, Mission Valley, San Carlos, Serra Mesa, Tierrasanta, and Lake Murray.[1]

Personal information

Sherman grew up in a military family. He has lived in San Diego since he was 5 months old. He attended Patrick Henry High School and Grossmont Community College. He is an insurance agent, with a focus on maritime insurance, and is an avid boater and fisherman.[2] He and his wife, the former Norma Mouett, live in the Allied Gardens neighborhood near where he grew up.[3]

San Diego City Council

Sherman ran for the District 7 council seat in the 2012 election after District 7 incumbent Marti Emerald decided to run in the newly created District 9 seat. Sherman was recruited to run by then-councilmember Carl DeMaio.[4] He had not previously been active in politics.[5]

In the June 2012 primary he earned 50.09% of the vote,[6] edging out three competitors to win the seat outright and avoid a November runoff.[7] He took office December 3, 2012.

Sherman was part of a coordinated three-person slate supported by the local Republican Party in an attempt to gain a Republican majority on the nine-member council.[8] Sherman and fellow Republican Mark Kersey won their seats, but the third candidate, Ray Ellis, lost to incumbent Sherri Lightner, so that the council retained a 5-4 Democratic majority.

Sherman was elected to a second term in June 2016.[9]

Committee Assignments

  • Audit Committee (Vice Chair)
  • Budget and Government Efficiency Committee (Vice Chair)
    • Budget Review Committee
  • Environment Committee
  • Smart Growth and Land Use Committee (Chair)

Source: Office of the City Clerk


  1. ^ "Communities - City of San Diego Official Website". 
  2. ^ "Scott Sherman". BD Outdoors. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "About Scott Sherman". Campaign website. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Carless, Will (April 17, 2012). "Not 'DeMaio's Guy': A Reader's Guide to Scott Sherman". Voice of San Diego. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Who is Scott Sherman? (Part I)". San Diego Politico. May 1, 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Presidential Primary Election, June 5, 2012" (PDF). Registrar of Voters. County of San Diego. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sherman Wins Outright In Council District 7". KPBS News. June 6, 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Gustafson, Craig (November 19, 2011). "Related: News» Republicans seek majority on San Diego council". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Handy, Shannon (December 12, 2016). "New and re-elected San Diego city leaders take office". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
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