by Photo courtesy of Marco Contreras

Marco Contreras is running to represent District 1 on Chula Vista City Council during the Nov. 8 General Election.

Contreras, a local business owner, and a local pastor, is running against Carolina Chavez to represent District 1. He did not respond to requests for an interview. 

According to his website, Contreras was born in San Diego but grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. He attended Marian Catholic High School, which is now known as Mater Dei, to fulfill his dream of playing football in the United States. 

He attended the University of San Diego and earned a degree in Economics, and holds a background in International Trade and Supply Chain Management.
Contreras launched Rancho Customs Brokers in 2013. 

His priorities include supporting law enforcement, supporting small businesses, and preserving the beauty of East Chula Vista. 

“I am running for Chula Vista City Council because I have seen that the community my family and I call home needs a new and effective approach to leadership. It is time for a voice in our city council that works to provide safety in our city, financially sound leadership, and preservation for the district's prosperity. I believe there is individual greatness inside of each human being, and it is the job of every elected official to vote for policies that will help each person achieve their American dream,” Contreras wrote on his website. 

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