Who is Kevin Faulconer?
Kevin Faulconer (Kevin Lee Faulconer) is a popular American Republican politician who from 2014 to 2020 served as the 36th Mayor of San Diego. From 2006 to 2014, Faulconer served the second district as a member of the San Diego City Council. He joined politics in the 1990s serving Pete Wilson. In the early 2000s, Faulconer vied for a seat to represent the 2nd district in San Diego City Council elections.
He won elections in 2005 special elections and he was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Kevin announced his aspiration for San Diego Mayor in 2013 which he won and was sworn in on 3rd March 2014. Faulconer was re-elected in 2016 terminating his eligibility for re-election due to term limits. On 1st February 2021, Faulconer announced his aspiration for Governor of California. He finished third in a field of 46 aspirants in the 2021 gubernatorial recall election.
How Old is Kevin Faulconer?
Faulconer was born on 24th January 1967. He is 54 years of age as of 2021. Faulconer shares his birthday with celebrities like Johnny Orlando, Alvaro Romero, Frankie Grande, Jay Versace, Henry Ruggs III, Beth Hart, Carrie Coon, and Christina Moses, among others.
Kevin Faulconer Family
Who Are Kevin Faulconer’s Parents?
Faulconer was born to Jim and Kay Faulconer in San Jose, California. Her mother Kay is an instructor at Oxnard College and Ventura College and an assistant city manager of Oxnard.
Does Kevin Faulconer Have Siblings?
Faulconer’s secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding Faulconer’s siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Kevin Faulconer Education
Faulconer attended Oxnard High School and graduated in 1985. He later attended San Diego State University and graduated with a degree in Political science. During his tenure in the university, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and served as the student president in his fifth year.
Kevin Faulconer Wife
Faulconer married the love of his life, Katherine Stuart in 1999. The couple has been together ever since.
Does Kevin Faulconer Have Children?
Faulconer is a father of two children names are Jack and Lauren.
How Tall is Kevin Faulconer?
Faulconer is a tall man with a well-built body. However, we are yet to update you on his actual height.
Kevin Faulconer Career
Faulconer served Solem & Associates right after his graduation. He additionally served in the campaign of Republican Governor Pete Wilson.
In 2000, Faulconer aspired for the city council election for District 2 which he lost to Michael Zucchet. He participated in a special election in November 2005. After there was no winner in the primary election, there was held a run-off on 10th January 2006 and he won. In June 2006, he won the elections for a full term. He was re-elected in June 2010.
Faulconer changed his opinion on supporting the legalization of alcohol on public beaches in San Diego. He supported the Pacific Beach Bars on Price -fixing agreement. Faulconer ran for a special mayoral election in September 2013 after Bob Filner resigned. Jerry Sanders endorsed Faulconer and campaigned in English and Spanish. The election resulted in a run-off against David Alvarez on 11th February 2014 with Faulconer winning the election.
Faulconer won the 7th June 2016 primary election. In the 2016 presidential election primaries, Faulconer endorsed Marco Rubio. The Republicans urged Faulconer to run for governor in 2018. Polls were on his side showing him as the leading Republican candidate. Faulconer declined the urge and confirmed his decision in June 2017. Faulconer launched San Diego’s first Climate Action Plan in 2014.
He put forth a measure aimed to fund the expansion of the San Diego Convention Center by increasing the hotel tax. The city council declined his measure by failing to call for a special election. Additionally, Faulconer is a great opponent of the “Not In My Back Yard” (NIMBYism).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Faulconer served as the mayor of California. He closed all bars and nightclubs through an executive order allowing only takeaway food from restaurants on March 16. Faulconer closed all city-private beaches trails and parks on 23rd March. He announced the closing of some streets on 29th April 2020, to give space for cycling and walking while maintaining social distancing.
After Faulconer had left the mayor seat, he declared his support for the recall campaign that sought to impeach Governor Gavin Newsom from office through a referendum. Faulconer announced his aspiration for governor of California on 1st February 2021. In a race of 46 aspirants, he finished third being led by Larry Elder and Kevin Paffrath respectively.
Kevin Faulconer’s Net Worth
Faulconer has accrued an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars throughout his profession.