Ammar Campa-Najjar

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Ammar Campa-Najjar received a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology with a minor in Political Science from San Diego State University (SDSU). He worked as a Deputy Regional Field Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign and later joined the Executive Office of the President doing correspondence work. He served as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a Public Affairs Officer for the US Department of Labor. He founded and currently runs ACN Strategies, LLC, a Strategic Communications & Media Consulting firm [2]. 

Najjar lives in Chula Vista. He is the son of Palestinian and Mexican immigrants [1].

Key Issues

Public Safety

Campa-Najjar hopes to hire 40 additional police officers, ensure equal pay for firefighters, and get drugs like fentanyl off of the streets [1].



Campa-Najjar supports the reopening of parks and recreational spaces, and promotes summer jobs programs and after-school activities for youth [1].


Campa-Najjar wants to promote diverse local businesses, open a new grocery store at the vacant Albertsons in San Miguel Ranch, and build a stadium next to the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center. He supports the Bayfront resort hotel and the shopping center on Broadway development projects [1]. Campa-Najjar wants to create a business development advisory board and a stream-lined digitized permit center [7].  



Campa-Najjar wants to open a new university in East Chula Vista’s innovation district [1].



Campa-Najjar wants to build more workforce housing for teachers, police, firefighters, and other public workers [1]. 



Campa-Najjar wants to invest in road development to reduce traffic and make HWY 125 free for Chula Vista residents [1]. 



Chula Vista Firefighters, IAFF Local; San Diego County Democratic Party;
Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS; Neighborhood Market Association; San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council; Communication Workers of America Local 9509; United Domestic Workers of America; AFSCME Local 393; United Association of Plumbers; Laborers International Union Local 89; Teamsters Joint Council 42; IBEW Local Union 569; San Diego County Young Democrats; Hon. Gavin Newsom: California Governor; Hon. Alex Padilla: U.S. Senator; Hon. Juan Vargas: U.S. Congressman (CA-51); Hon. Scott Peters: U.S. Congressman (CA-52); Hon. Mike Levin: U.S Congressman (CA-49); Hon. Todd Gloria: Mayor of San Diego; Hon. Nora Vargas: County Supervisor, 1st District; Hon. Ben Hueso: California State Senator, 40th District; Hon. Dr. Akilah Weber: California State Representative, 79th District; Hon. Chris Ward: California State Representative, 78th District; Hon. Jill Galvez: Councilmember, Chula Vista; Hon. Andrea Cardenas: Councilmember, Chula Vista; Hon. Colin Parent: Councilmember, La Mesa; Former Councilmember Rudy Ramirez; City of Chula Vista; Spencer Cash: Former Mayoral Candidate, City of Chula Vista


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7 ​​The San Diego Union Tribune