Born: January 22, 1967 in San Diego, CA.
2002-2006: Mayor, City of Chula Vista
2005-2007: Member, California Coastal Commission
2017-2022: Member, California Coastal Commission
2009-2011: Member, Unified Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners
2016-2022: Member, Chula Vista City Council
- OUCH: In March 2020, Padilla was the first elected official in California to test positive for COVID-19 and spent 3 weeks in UCSD Thornton Hospital’s ICU, including 11 days on ventilator.