Marco Verdugo

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Marco Verdugo holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from San Diego State University and earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law [1]. He served as a Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Coronado and Solana Beach [4]. He currently advises smaller cities within San Diego County as part of the law firm Burke, William, and Sorenson LLP [3, 4]. In the past, Verdugo has spent his time volunteering pro bono for families escaping violence in Mexico through Casa Cornelia, helping them gain asylum into the United States [1,3].

Key Issues

Gun Policy

Verdugo supports policies that address gun violence [1].


Verdugo prioritizes legislation that keeps housing affordable [1]. 



Verdugo wants to increase oversight on the city budget to decrease waste and mismanagement [1, 2].


San Diego County Democratic Party; Mara Elliot, San Diego City Attorney; Andrea Cardenas, Chula Vista City Councilmember; Carolina Chavez, Chula Vista City Councilmember; Alonso Gonzales, Chula Vista City Councilmember; Cesar Fernandez, Chula Vista School Board Trustee


1 Marco Verdugo
2 San Diego Tribune
3 The Star News
4 Burke, William, and Sorenson LLP
5 La Prensa
6 Ballotpedia
7 Chula Vista Today