Mandy Havlik is a community volunteer running to represent District 2 in the San Diego City Council.
Mandy believes we need to reinvest in the relationship between city hall and the people it serves. This is why she has built her campaign around open and honest communication, the establishment of relationships, and a passion for connecting to the community itself.
Mandy considers transparent and sustainable development, environmental policies, and investment in our infrastructure to be three of her top concerns this election.
Mandy comes from a unique background that may differ from the traditional candidate. Her diversity is one of her most vital assets - giving her a unique lens through which to view the opportunities that city hall offers and the problems San Diego faces.
Originally from Mesa, Arizona, Mandy moved to San Diego in 2009 with her husband Cameron, a senior navy officer and their two children, Camryn Elizabeth and Chris. In 2018, Cameron suffered medical malpractice while undergoing a typically non-threatening procedure, resulting in Cameron becoming a fully disabled veteran and a civilian employee.
Mandy is also also a survivor of an arranged child marriage. That traumatic experience has shown her the value of community. It drives her desire to show up and advocate for those around her. Despite the obstacles that Mandy has faced, she has persevered. She continues to move towards her goals with the support of her husband, family, friends, and countless community members who have inspired and encouraged her to run for the city council.
Mandy serves today as a community organizer– she is an elected member of the Peninsula Community Planning Board, serving as chair or co-chair of the Park, Transportation, and Environmental Committees.