Kevin Melton is a native of the Los Angeles area and comes from a long line of leaders Including his grandfather, an influential member of the NAACP and responsible for obtaining the right to vote for African Americans in his county. Other leaders in the Melton family have held highly respectable positions in the community such as: Mayor, Chief of Police and Fire Chief. Kevin maintains the family legacy as a leader. After attending school in Los Angeles, he pursued a college education at San Diego State University and Cal State Dominguez Hills with a major in Public Administration.
Kevin started his professional career in sales at an information systems company where he was promoted to management. Kevin then transitioned into media. He gained a new appreciation for the importance of transmitting information through media to reach diverse populations. Kevin became a million dollar advertising broker servicing major corporations such as NBC and CocaCola. Kevin was the associate publisher for one of the country’s largest senior publications, Senior Life, for 13 years until 2006. The paper, now known as Life After 50, focuses on seniors’ interests, concerns, services, information and special programs available to the senior population. Due to Kevin’s great interest in the senior audience, he has participated in many fundraising events such as the annual Revlon Run/Walk, Alzheimer’s Walk, Senior Nutritional Awareness Program, and the Annual National Senior Convention. Kevin continually supports efforts to assist in improving the quality of life for all citizens.
Kevin started his political career in 2001. He ran for Los Angeles City Council in 2003 and again in 2007. Kevin moved back to San Diego in 2008 living in Pt. Loma and now currently downtown. He recently worked on the campaign finance committee to elect Kevin Faulconer as mayor. He also ran in the 2014 California State Assembly race for the 78th District. Kevin is involved in his 40+ year family real estate investment business in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. He works closely with various communities and looks forward to becoming the voice of the San Diego coast.
Kevin’s primary campaign focus is to promote new business through economic development incentives, heighten the efficiency of tax dollars spent on education, and provide support for senior community programs. The greatest progress is made by working together. Kevin is committed to working hand-in-hand with San Diego to preserve the safety and beauty of the community.