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Kamaal Martin

Director, Southern California Local Advocacy

Joining the Advocacy (So Cal) team in 2018, his passions are equitable community development, education, finance, improving our local food system and raising the quality of life throughout the Greater Southeastern San Diego area. Kamaal brings skills and networks from prior experiences as Adjunct Faculty (Political Science) in the San Diego Community College District, Government Relations Specialist with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and years as a staffer in the California State Assembly, including roles as Field Director, Special Assistant to the Speaker and District Director. A graduate of the University of Oregon, with a B.A. in History and an M.A. in International Studies, he serves on the board of directors of Project New Village 501(c3), and is chair of the NAACP San Diego's Political Action Committee. He is currently a 2020 mayoral candidate in Lemon Grove, CA, where he lives with his partner and two teenage daughters.