CIVICS SPOTLIGHT:
MARTI EMERALD

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BIOGRAPHY

Marti Emerald is a graduate of National University and lives in the College Area. She was married to attorney Michael Klarfeld until his death in 2011, and she has one daughter. She married Karl Bradley in November 2014.

Before entering politics Ms. Emerald was a television journalist for 30 years, including 22 years as the "Troubleshooter" (consumer advocate) at San Diego's ABC affiliate, KGTV. The program was popular, although she was sometimes accused of "ambush journalism".

Emerald was elected to represent Council District 7 in the 2008 election . In the June 2012 primary, she was elected to represent the newly created Council District 9, effective December 2012. District 9 is centered in City Heights and extends from Kensington and Talmadge to the north through City Heights down to Mountain View and Southcrest.

On the City Council, Marti chairs the Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee and also serves on the Natural Resources and Culture Committee and the Infrastructure Committee. Her top priorities are voter registration, public safety, and redevelopment.



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