Raul Armando Campillo was born in San Diego and raised in El Cajon, CA. After college, Raul worked as a fifth-grade public school teacher in one of the country’s poorest school districts in North Las Vegas, NV. After earning a Master’s Degree in Education, Raul left teaching to pursue a career in law. After several years practicing complex litigation and conducting white-collar criminal investigations, Raul returned to public service here at home with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. Raul principally prosecuted DUIs, helped find diversion programs and therapy for individuals suffering from drug addiction, and worked in the Gun Violence Response Unit, taking firearms out of the hands of people who pose a threat to themselves or their community. Raul was elected to a 4-year term on the San Diego City Council on November 3, 2020.
Bringing his legal experience and attention to detail to every decision, Raul is dedicated to ensuring the people in the Seventh Council District are well served at City Hall. Raul believes that the City must provide a strong economic environment for families to be able to afford living in San Diego, to provide their children with opportunities, and to build social cohesion across diverse communities. Because District 7 is centrally located with opportunities for commerce, housing, transit, and education, Raul sees great progress with proper planning for additional housing, investment in infrastructure and child care, and protecting our natural resources like the San Diego River and Mission Trails Regional Park. Raul also brings his expertise as a prosecutor to the task of implementing smart and effective changes to policing.