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Kelly Batten


My background stems from public policy and government affairs. I have worked closely with executives from the San Diego Padres as well as the Anaheim Ducks (also San Diego Gulls) to help them navigate local government. I work closely with San Diego State University Athletics team in my work role and as a member of the SDSU Alumni Board.


Policy and Government Affairs Director

Jul 2019 - Present
Analyze and research legislation and how it relates to the common taxpayer. One big issue recently analyzed was the benefits of increasing the height limit so a new Sports Arena could be built. Currently the arena hosts the San Diego Gulls hockey team and the San Diego Seals Lacrosse club.

Chief of Staff

Nov 2008 - Dec 2018
Served as Chief of Staff to City Councilmember in the eight largest city in the United States. Handled media, policy and managed a staff of ten. Worked with local universities, sports teams to help them navigate the bureaucracy.


Political Science - Bachelors
Aug 1993 - May 1998

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