Why we support Barbara Bry for Mayor

“Barbara is the only Mayoral candidate that has the independence to conduct city business in an open and accountable way. She is beholden to no “special interest” and she has proven that during her time at the city council. She does what is best for the city, it’s that simple.“

Donna Frye

Former San Diego City Councilmember, Environmental Leader, and Open Government Advocate

“Two of the more important issues affecting San Diego are education and the environment, and Barbara is at the forefront of both of them. She was one of the very first proponents for the creation of the SDSU West campus. She’s an innovator, a big thinker and a job creator – exactly what San Diego needs.”

Peter Andersen

Local Environmental Advocate

“I’ve watched Barbara’s career take her into politics. She cares about doing what’s right for San Diego and doesn’t care about the status quo or the establishment. Politics as usual doesn’t work for her, and that’s why she’s the right choice for my hometown.”

Richard Ybarra

San Diego Latino Community Leader

I have known Barbara for over 30 years and am well acquainted with her impeccable judgment and independent mind. As an advocate myself for San Diego parks, I know that she has been a long-time advocate for many social causes and is an environmental champion who believes that a green San Diego must be paramount in the planning for our future. I look forward to her leadership in balancing the vision for our City on the support of neighborhoods and especially the parks which we need our families to enjoy.

Ann Dynes

Environmental Advocate

Barbara is and has been a champion for underserved groups in San Diego. She doesn't believe in soundbites but in action and has worked hard to find long term solutions that lift people up and change generational legacies for good.

Adria Fox

Communications Director, California National Organization for Women (NOW)

"Barbara Bry consistently prioritizes the people of San Diego ahead of political allegiances and is the strongest advocate for ensuring all San Diegans benefit equally from the resources and services provided by the City. Barbara wants San Diego to be a City of Opportunity and believes that a clean, safe and prosperous San Diego is within our reach. She is the only candidate for Mayor who can move us forward to make it a reality."

Sunday Gover

Mother, Gun Safety, Affordable Healthcare and Education Advocate

"Barbara is the only Mayoral candidate that understands what it means to build a business and have to make payroll. She knows what businesses require to thrive and grow and she has been a long-time champion of ensuring underserved communities have equal access to support, resources and most importantly, opportunity. As Mayor, she will fight to ensure that all San Diegans have the chance to succeed."

Abdur-Rahim Hameed

President & CEO at National Black Contractors Association

"Barbara is motivated by one thing and one thing only – what’s right for San Diego!”

Geneviéve Jones-Wright, Esq.

Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

Barbara Bry has a vision for Balboa Park shared by Kate Sessions, George Marston and all park-loving and using residents of San Diego-- A free and open Park Land accessible to the public without cost, unscarred by commercial development or activities, and properly maintained by a dedicated and protected revenue source fully adequate to the task. I am pleased to fully endorse Ms. Bry for Mayor of San Diego. She will be the best Mayor for our Park and for San Diego.

David Lundin

Balboa Park Advocate

“Barbara walks the talk and she does that by her actions and her integrity and by showing up each and every day for ALL of the people of San Diego. I’ve seen her up close and in action and that’s why I know she is the right person to be the next mayor of San Diego.”

Ellen Nash

Community Volunteer

"San Diego's next Mayor must be someone that is not just focused on politics as usual, but instead looks far into the future, even over the horizon. This will ensure that we have an innovative economic plan that assures progress and a higher quality of life for all San Diegans. Barbara Bry is that person and it is why I believe she will be an outstanding Mayor."

Robert Dynes

Former Chancellor of The University of California San Diego & Former President of the University of California system.

We are grateful for all the candidates who have the courage to stand up, run, and make a difference in our communities.

Run Women Run

Run Women Run inspires, recruits, trains, mentors and supports pro-choice women for elected and appointed office.

Barbara Bry understands the negative impact short-term rentals have on San Diego’s housing supply —driving up San Diego’s already astronomical housing costs. She understands that the conversion of residential dwellings to short-term rentals is a violation of law, and that Mayor Faulconer’s refusal to enforce the law is both a failure of governance and a fundamental breach of the public trust.

Save San Diego Neighborhoods

A grassroots nonprofit corporation

I have known Barbara Bry for 40 years. I know she has the integrity, grit and leadership skills that are required of San Diegan's next Mayor. Her unwavering commitment to doing what's right and not what is politically expedient will serve the entire San Diego community today and far into our future.

Lynn Schenk

Former Congresswoman & Co-Founder of the Lawyers Club

“Nothing says Barbara like creator, she did that with Athena and Run Women Run and today those are the top women empowerment groups in San Diego. If we want businesses to come to San Diego and prosper and create new job growth, we need a proven job creator and that’s Barbara Bry”

Holly Smithson

San Diego Technology Leader

"Not all San Diegans have the same struggles, but all deserve the same resources, support, and access to opportunity – that is why I am supporting Barbara Bry for Mayor. She is a longtime advocate for ensuring that the underserved communities get what they need and deserve! Electing Bry to the office means having a Mayor for all of San Diego. Plus I know of no bigger lover of the arts community. She knows that San Diego must be a city that values recreation, art, and culture in order to thrive and grow."

Peter Cooper

Arts patron and LGBT Activist

“San Diego needs a mayor who has the experience to run a major city and the courage to do the right thing. I know from personal experience that Barbara Bry will stand up and fight for what’s right, not the most politically expedient.”

Mike Levin


Barbara Bry belongs in the Hall of Fame for contributing to the success of San Diego’s startup community. Her work at UCSD Connect brought this personal touch to so many. Unscripted and able to speak off-the-cuff, Barbara continually demonstrates her smarts, intellectual capacity, and total grasp of issues. I have benefited first-hand from her efforts in both private matters and at public events. Barbara is exactly what San Diego needs in these times of tumultuous change.

Rita Lim-Wilby

Community Business Owner and Social Advocate

"Barbara Bry has been a longtime advocate of ensuring that underserved and underrepresented communities receive access to opportunities, especially in the area of STEAM education and workforce development. Electing a leader to City Hall that not only recognizes but acts upon the belief and understanding that the future success of San Diego is guaranteed only when all of its residents have equitable and fair access to all advancement and opportunity pathways. Barbara Bry is that leader!"

Gentry Patrick, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology and Creator and Faculty Director of the PATHS Scholar Program, UC San Diego

A long-term commitment to San Diego

I will bring leadership that puts solutions for San Diegans first, prioritizes fiscal discipline, stands up to the special interests, treats all residents and communities fairly, and creates comprehensive solutions to long-standing problems.

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