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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

City of Del MarCandidate for City Council

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Daniel J. Quirk

568 votes (20.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I helped to lead Measure Q, which will beautify the city and improve property values by burying all the powerlines, streetscaping downtown, and rebuilding Shores Park.
  • Technology, data analytics and electronic survey data can significantly improve the way we make decisions as a community, decreasing frustrations.
  • We should pursue efficient self-funding city-owned affordable housing because it has a dramatically smaller development impact compared to working through private developers such as Watermark or the resort hotel.



My wife, Brie, and I first moved to Del Mar in 2010 and bought our house on 23rd Street in 2013. We feel blessed to live in Del Mar and plan to stay here for the rest of our lives. This is home. Brie works as a nurse at Scripps Green, and I work for an institutional investment advisory firm called SageView Advisory Group. I first became involved in Del Mar civic life through working on the finance committee, and then through leading the successful 2016 campaign for Measure Q, which will generate approximately $2 million per year in revenue for the City to fund key infrastructure projects. I graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!), and love college football, pizza, craft beer, history, basketball, surfing, hiking, camping, and beach volleyball! I also volunteer at Father Joe's Villages in downtown San Diego and am working on a dorm-room inspired idea to end homelessness. My twin brother, Steve, and his wife, Selena, and son, Nolan, live right next door. Steve literally works out of his garage as a successful tech entrepreneur, Selena works as a nurse at Scripps Encinitas,  and Nolan attends Del Mar Heights and is becoming quite the martial arts expert! We split responsibilities for Lola, a lab/shepherd mix rescued from Mexico. Look for me walking Lola, on the volleyball courts at dog beach, surfing in the water, or biking around town!

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe in coming up with creative solutions to solve tough problems.

-Measure Q was a creative soluton that will bury all the powerlines in the city, fund downtown streetscaping, and rebuild Shores Park.

-There are creative solutions to address our affordable housing needs and minimize oversized development projects. Bulding city-owned affordable housing units has a much smaller impact than getting a few units through developers looking to build oversized development projects.

-The creative solution to revitalizing downtown is to understand how parking trends are changing with the ride of ride-share apps, which means parking requirement are not as high as they once were. With updated parking requirements, we can allow our downtown businesses to flurish.

-The creative solution to addressing residents who are frustrated and feel they aren't being heard is electronic surveys, such as survey monkey. 

There are many creative solutions out there, and I want to be part of the effort to find them and implement them for Del Mar.

I also believe in fiscal responsibility and appreciate solutions that are efficient and save taxpayer money.

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