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City of CoronadoCandidate for City Council

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Marvin Heinze

Homeland Defense Advisor
3,078 votes (38.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improving Traffic
  • Modernizing Underground Infrastructure
  • Increasing Public Safety



Profession:Homeland Defense Advisor
Deputy Operations and Plans and Homeland Defense Advisor, Department of Defense (2015–current)
Commissioner, Coronado Planning Commission — Appointed position (2015–current)
Special Assistant for Homeland Defense, Department of Defense (2011–2015)
Member, Coronado Street Tree Committee — Appointed position (2009–2014)
Chief Defense Analyst, Cubic Applications Inc (2008–2011)
Captain, U. S. Navy, Depatment of the Navy (1979–2008)
Member, George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, City of Alexandria, VA — Elected position (2002–2004)
Commissioner, Historic Alexandria Resources Commission, Alexandria, VA — Appointed position (2000–2002)
Commissioner, Architectural and Historic Resources Commission, Benicia, CA — Elected position (1985–1986)


University of Virginia BS Arch, Architecture (current)
Naval Postgraduate School MS ME, Mechanixcal Engineering (current)
Syracuse University Certificate, National Security Studies (current)
Georgetown University Certificate, Legislative Studies (current)

Community Activities

Member, National Eagle Scout Association (1976–current)


   A lifetime of service, from young Eagle Scout to veteran Navy Captain of 28 years, has prepared Marvin to serve you as Councilman. This is proven character and expertise you can trust to make the most informed decisions for Coronado.


 Having served you as a volunteer in Coronado, I now ask for your vote for City Council. 

 I currently serve on the Coronado Planning Commission and a number of our community non-profit Boards.  My government experience includes our Coronado Street Tree Committee, the Coronado CERT Board, and the Board of Directors for the Coronado Cays HOA.

 I am dedicated to protecting our community and improving our quality of life.  My 28-year military career as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer, subsequent work in homeland defense and involvement with our city government afford me the skills and problem-solving abilities needed on the Coronado City Council.

 An experienced leader, I will focus on maintaining community safety and security (police, fire, and emergency planning).  My degrees in Architecture and Mechanical Engineering prepare me to effectively contribute to quality of life issues such as construction and zoning standards, traffic safety (pedestrian, bicyclists and motorists), and infrastructure revitalization. Raised by depression era parents, I have conservative financial attitudes and will protect our city resources. 

  Making my home in Coronado almost 30 years ago, I have the experience, education and enthusiasm needed to represent you on the City Council.  Thank you for your vote.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Richard Bailey, Mayor, City of Coronado
  • Phil Monroe, former Council member, City of Coronado

Elected Officials (2)

  • Mayor Richard Bailey
  • Former Councilman Phillip Monroe

Individuals (1)

  • VADM (ret) Brent Bennitt

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters San Diego (4)

Do you support increasing the housing density in the City? What other options might there be for improving the City's supply of affordable housing?
Answer from Marvin Heinze:

Housing Density should not be increasd in Coronado.  The community does not have appropriate places to add housing.

Do you approve of the City's current approach to addressing the problems of homelessness? What specific changes, if any, would you make? 
Answer from Marvin Heinze:

Homelessness is not a problem in Coronado

Do you support any specific projects to promote economic activity in the City? Why or why not?
Answer from Marvin Heinze:

Economic Activity is important within Coronado.  Keeping a vibrant downtown, year round, is part of keeping Coronado Special.

Do you believe that the Coronado Police Department needs an independent, civilian review board or commission (to investigate any allegations of officer misconduct)? Why or why not?
Answer from Marvin Heinze:

Council and staff supervision of the Police Department has proven to be satisfactory.  There has not been any need shown for an independent review board.

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— September 27, 2018

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