Supervisor Dave Roberts brings vast experience from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to his position as District 3 Supervisor for the County of San Diego.
Dave completed two terms on the Solana Beach City Council and served as the city’s Mayor and Deputy Mayor. During his tenure, Dave represented Solana Beach on numerous regional boards. He began his public service as a volunteer for the Solana Beach Budget and Finance Committee and for the Friends of the Solana Beach Library.
Dave is a former corporate officer for SAIC, a Fortune 500 company. He also owns and operates his own real estate management company.
Upon his election to the Board of Supervisors, Dave resigned from his position as a senior manager for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, an international nonprofit organization. In that role, Dave drew upon his background as an appointed health policy advisor to President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush. Dave earned national recognition for reducing costs and improving the delivery of Medicare, Medicaid and children’s health insurance coverage. Dave also worked for the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon and in Europe. He played a key role in developing Tricare, the military's health insurance system.
Dave is an active member of the Del Sol Lions Club, Escondido Creek Watershed Authority, Foundation for Change, League of Women Voters, Lions Club International Foundation, National Eagle Scout Association, North County Adoptive Parents Association, San Diego County Consolidated Transportation Services Agency, San Diego North Chamber of Commerce, San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth, Sierra Club and Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce.
As a supervisor, Dave represents the county on various boards, including SANDAG's Regional Housing Task Force, Regional Planning and Shoreline Preservation committees; the San Diego County Mental Health Board, the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority and the county’s Multiple Species Conservation Program review panel.
Dave lives in Solana Beach with his family and has five adopted children, ages 4 through 17.