I believe in our community and our Community Plan. My wife, Melissa, and I have lived here for 20 years, and we raised our two children, Seth and Leah, here. I want to preserve Del Mar’s unique gifts for their children and beyond. I am continually inspired by what Del Mar citizens have achieved over the last 60 years as strong stewards of our community and our environment, including our Lagoon, open spaces, beaches, and more. I will work to secure that legacy for generations to come.
As a 5-year member of the City’s Finance Committee, I understand the unprecedented economic challenges we are facing. Now is not the time for polarization or demonization of those with whom we disagree. We need Council members who are willing to build bridges and work together for the common good. It is this spirit of cooperation and mutual respect that I hope to bring to the Council.
For the past twenty years, I have tried to do just that, working for our community as a board member of several local non-profit community organizations, including as an officer of the Del Mar Foundation for the past eight years.
I will seek consensus whenever possible and promote understanding, not division. Working together, we can solve our most pressing issues and take creative advantage of our opportunities, including those at the Fairgrounds as it faces potentially dramatic changes, and managing our housing obligations well so that we maintain local control of our future. Together, we can build an even better Del Mar.
A graduate of Dartmouth College (1987) and New York University School of Law (1990), Bob’s professional experience as an attorney includes securities fraud, accountants’ liability, and corporate governance matters. He has proven his community leadership as President of the Del Mar Foundation, President of the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of the La Jolla Country Day School Board of Trustees, and Nation Leader in the Magdalena-Ecke Y-Guides and Y-Princesses Programs. Suzi Resnik, director of the Del Mar Voices oral history project, says: “Bob excels intellectually, professionally, and as a caring, dedicated leader – a perfect choice for City Council.”