Dan Smith Diaz

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Dan Smith Diaz obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics from Arizona State University. He attended the California Western School of Law in San Diego in 1988, where he went on to win the American Jurisprudence Award [1, 2]. Diaz previously worked at Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc [1]. Diaz was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Gaslamp Quarter Association, where he worked with the Center City Development Corporation [1,3]. In 1995, Diaz founded the first pedicab business in San Diego. Currently, Diaz operates his law firm, San Diego Defenders, in Chula Vista [1, 3].

Key Issues


Diaz is against the construction of more houses in public areas like parks. He supports investigating the designation of surplus land being sold for housing, especially Chula Vista’s Harborside Park. He advocates for the preservation of parks and other public areas [1].


Diaz opposes proposed mileage taxes in Chula Vista [1].


Latino American Political Association of San Diego


1 Chula4Smith
2 The San Diego Union Tribune
3 The Star News
4 Ballotpedia