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David Alvarez
San Diego City Council, District 8
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSan Diego State University
ProfessionSocial services; education
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David Alvarez is a member of the San Diego City Council, representing District 8. He was first elected to the council in 2010.[1]

In 2014, Alvarez was a candidate for mayor of San Diego. He lost to Kevin Faulconer.[2]


Alvarez grew up in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego. He was the first in his family to graduate from both high school and college, earning a diploma from San Diego High School and a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University.[1] Prior to his entry into politics, Alvarez worked in social services.[3]



City council

See also: San Diego, California city council elections, 2014

The city of San Diego, California held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 6, 2014. Because one candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary election for District 2, its general election was called off. Incumbent David Alvarez defeated Lincoln Pickard.[4][5]

San Diego City Council District 8 Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alvarez Incumbent 76.4% 6,720
Lincoln Pickard 23.6% 2,072
Total Votes 8,792
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters - Official primary election results


See also: San Diego mayoral election, 2014

As the top two candidates, Alvarez and Faulconer advanced to the general election.[6] Alvarez was defeated by Kevin Faulconer in the runoff election on February 11, 2014.[2]

Although all municipal elections in San Diego are conducted on a nonpartisan basis, Alvarez was endorsed in his bid for mayor by the San Diego County Democratic Party.[7]

Mayor of San Diego, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Faulconer 52.9% 153,491
David Alvarez 47.1% 136,701
Total Votes 290,192
Source: San Diego County
Mayor of San Diego, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Faulconer 42.2% 101,953
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alvarez 27.2% 65,740
Nathan Fletcher 24.1% 58,355
Michael Aguirre 4.5% 10,783
Lincoln Pickard 0.5% 1,144
Bruce Coons 0.4% 1,012
Simon Moghadam 0.3% 748
Hud Collins 0.3% 647
Michael Kemmer 0.3% 612
Harry Dirks 0.2% 434
Tobiah Pettus 0.1% 344
Total Votes 241,772
Source: San Diego County


Runoff election

Alvarez and Felipe Hueso, being the top two candidates in the primary election, advanced to the runoff election scheduled for November 2, 2010.[8] Alvarez defeated Felipe Hueso in the November 2, 2010 runoff election to win his first term as San Diego District 8 Councilmember.[9]

District 8 Councilmember, San Diego City Council, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alvarez 57.7% 13,014
     Nonpartisan Felipe Hueso 42.3% 9,540
Total Votes 22,554
Source: City of San Diego
District 8 Councilmember, San Diego City Council Nonpartisan Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alvarez 25.3% 3,343
Green check mark transparent.pngFelipe Hueso 19.6% 2,581
B.D. Howard 17.3% 2,277
Nick Inzunza 16.9% 2,234
James Wright 11% 1,445
Adrian Vazquez 5.6% 735
Lincoln Pickard 4.4% 574
Total Votes 13,189

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Sacramento City Council, District 8
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