Why I’m Running
A San Diego native and civil engineer by trade, Joe LaCava has lived in the Bird Rock neighborhood of La Jolla since 1985 with his wife Lorene, a kindergarten teacher. It’s where they raised their two smart and independent daughters. Joe’s family values are rooted in his upbringing by working class Italian immigrant parents. His father was a blue-collar factory worker and his mother a seamstress.
Joe graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in engineering and has worked as a civil engineer on projects ranging from infrastructure to housing. More recently, Joe guides local organizations on public policy and was a leading voice in opposition to the failed SoccerCity land-grab initiative.
He has been a dedicated community advocate over the past 15 years, sitting on more than 20 civic boards, planning groups and commissions. His multi-faceted career and outstanding public service to the neighborhoods of District 1 makes him the best-qualified choice as our next City Councilmember.