Bart Miesfeld

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election

Background

Bart Miesfeld earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from San Diego State University and his JD from Cal Western School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. He completed a postgraduate program at Harvard Law School with an emphasis in Civil Procedure and Tort Paradigms [1,4,5]. After working as an attorney with a private firm, Miesfeld joined the City Attorney’s office in 1998, where he was appointed as Assistant City Attorney and later Senior Assistant City Attorney before the City Council promoted him to City Attorney in 2008 [1, 2, 3, 5, 6]. From 1998-2007, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law [1,3,4]. Miesfeld has also held positions in several legal associations and organizations, such as Vice President of the San Diego & Imperial Counties City Attorney Organization, a Delegate of the California Bar Association, and the San Diego County Representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. He was also designated as a judicial arbitrator by the San Diego Superior Court [1]. 

Key Issues

Transparency

Miesfeld believes that the role of City Attorney, unlike the responsibility of city, state, or national officials, should not be a partisan one. He supports open government and transparency policies [2, 3].

Endorsements

La Prensa, Community Organization; Association of Chula Vista Employees, Community Organization; Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Community Organziation; San Diego Lincoln Club Business League, Community Organization, Community Organization; Building Industry Association of San Diego, Community Organization; Steve Padilla, Senator; Mary Salas, former Assemblymember; Cheryl Cox, former Mayor; Greg Cox, former Supervisor; Shirley Horton, former Assemblymember; John Moot, former Chula Vista City Councilmember; Patty Chavez, former Chula Vista City Councilmember; Jerry Rindone, former Chula Vista City Councilmember; Steve Miesen, former Chula Vista City Councilmember; Mitch Thompson, Director of Otay Water District; Mark Robak, Director of Otay Water District; Steve Castaneda, Director of South Bay Irrigation District; Gabe Gutierrez, former Chair of Chula Vista Planning Commission; Jan Buddingh, Vice Chair of Chula Vista Charter Review Committee; Lauren Weidner, former Chair of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation Commission; Jim Geering, retired Chula Vista Fire Chief; David Bejarano, retired Chula Vista Police Chief; Gary Wedge, retired Chula Vista Police Captain; Leonard Miranda, retired Chula Vista Police Captain; Vern Sallee, retired Chula Vista Police Captain; Ken Dyke, retired Chula Vista Police Captain; Donald Hunter, retired Chula Vista Police Captain; Don Redmond, retired Chula Vista Police Captain; Jim Sandoval, retired Chula Vista City Manager; Gary Halbert, retired Chula Vista City Manager; Dave Rowlands, retired Chula Vista City Manager; Scott Tulloch, retired Chula Vista Interim City Manager; John Kaheny, former retired Chula Vista City Attorney; Ann Moore, former Chula Vista City Attorney; Glen Googins, former Chula Vista City Attorney; Donna Norris, former Chula Vista City Clerk; Michael Meacham, retired Chula Vista Director of Economic Development; Ric Todd, retired Chula Vista Arts and Culture Coordinator; Luis Vargas, retired Judge; Steven Denton, retired Judge; Robert Brewer, retired United States Attorney.

Sources

1 Bart Miesfeld for Chula Vista
2 Ballotpedia
3 San Diego Union Tribune
4 Linkedin
5 The Star News
6 Fox 5 San Diego