Mara Elliott’s job is protecting San Diego – our families, neighborhoods and values.
As City Attorney, Mara launched the nationally-recognized Gun Violence Restraining Order program to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. She’s stepped up support for victims of domestic violence, prosecuted polluters to preserve our environment and safeguarded precious taxpayer dollars to meet our communities’ needs.
The daughter of a longshoreman father and immigrant mother, Mara was the first in her family to graduate college, attending UC Santa Barbara and McGeorge School of Law. Always dedicated to public service, Mara previously served as legal counsel to public schools, the transit district and the County of San Diego.
Mara and her husband Greg, a college professor, live in the community of Scripps Ranch with their two sons and rescue puppy, Lily Mae.