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CWSL Alumna Monica Montgomery Steppe Becomes San Diego District Supervisor

Dec 13 2023
Monica Montgomery Steppe '08
Monica Montgomery Steppe '08

Monica Montgomery Steppe ’08 was sworn in last week to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, becoming the county’s first Black woman to serve on the Board. Her election also makes the Board majority-women for the first time in its history. 

Monica was elected to fill the vacant Board seat during the Nov. 7 special election. She will represent the Fourth Supervisorial District for the remainder of the current term, which ends in January 2027. 

Monica previously served on the San Diego City Council, representing over 160,000 San Diegans and was chair of the Budget & Government Efficiency Committee. She is also on the San Diego City-County Reinvestment Task Force, the board of MTS, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and the San Diego Housing Authority. 

Before entering elected office, Monica worked in public service law. She served as a Criminal Justice Advocate at the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and as a Senior Policy Advisor at the City of San Diego, advising on criminal justice reform and public safety, neighborhood revitalization, workforce development, small business development, equal opportunity contracting, and youth services.

At her swearing-in ceremony, Monica remarked, “There's a long road ahead of us in challenging the status quo. Together, we will write a new chapter that celebrates inclusivity and embraces diversity, a chapter for improving the services and quality of life for the millions of people who live in our county."