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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

City of San DiegoCandidate for City Council, District 1

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Bruce D. Lightner

Engineer/Inventor/Business Owner
3,711 votes (9.69%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public safety, especially improving police staffing/retention/coverage and fire/paramedic coverage
  • Infrastructure, tackle deferred maintenance, including streets and sidewalks plus water, sewer and storm drain systems
  • Ensuring a sustainable and affordable water supply



Profession:Engineer, inventor and business owner
Owner/operator, Lightner Engineering, La Jolla, CA (2003–current)
Founder and Director of Engineering, Networkcar (now Verizon Networkfleet), La Jolla, CA (1999–2003)
Founder and Vice President, Metaflow Technologies, La Jolla, CA (1990–1999)


University of California at San Diego (Revelle College) B.A. Chemistry with Economics Minor, Chemistry/economics undergraduate studies plus 3 years graduate studies in geo/cosmochemistry, computers and electronics (1976)


Bruce Lightner is an experienced business owner and community activist who fights for the neighborhoods of Council District 1.  His wife, Council President Sherri Lightner, and he are both UCSD graduates who own a successful engineering business.  Bruce has founded several high-technology startup companies that have created hundreds of great local jobs.  Bruce is an irrepressible entrepreneur and inventor with his name on over 30 granted U.S. Patents in the fields of computer architecture, electronics and software algorithm design. Just as his wife Sherri did, Bruce will bring a much needed "engineering-based" point of view to the San Diego City Council, mixed with good business sense and the wisdom from nurturing and growing quality businesses here in America's Finest City.


Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (1)

  • Sherri Lightner, San Diego City Council President

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