About Me

I was born and raised in a small town in northern Nevada. I worked as a gold miner after high school and then went to college in Arizona and law school in Chicago. I've lived in the San Diego area for over a decade, currently in Otay Mesa in south San Diego. I'm a business and real estate attorney, chairman of the Port of San Diego, and a member of several community organizations. My passion is working on behalf of the people of the San Diego region to continue to make it a great place to live and work. 

I'm family and community first. That's why I work so hard to make sure that all our families can have a better life.

As chairman of the Port of San Diego, I'm incredibly optimistic about the potential of the ocean economy, known as the Blue Economy, to be our region's greatest source of opportunity.

I created this website for us to directly communicate. I will try my best to keep you informed on all the progress being made locally on your behalf. If you have any questions or comments, please send me an email at [email protected]

Sincerely, Rafa