Mayor Dave Druker has lived with his wife Kristen, a retired history teacher from The Bishop’s School, in Del Mar for 30 years. He believes that Del Mar’s unique community of technology and biotech professionals can spearhead programs to make the city safer, greener, healthier, technologically sophisticated, and energy efficient.
On the professional front, Dave is an Executive Vice President with DataSkill, a software engineering firm that specializes in IBM Watson software. Data Skill is building artificial intelligence products under its Acumi brand in the healthcare, financial, and customer care areas.
Councilmember Druker isn’t new to public office. From 1996 – 2008, he served on the Del Mar City Council, three of those years having served as the City’s Mayor. Some of his most notable achievements during his prior service include opening a new library and the Powerhouse Community Center, developing the Camino Del Mar streetscape design as a blueprint for enhancing the central commercial district, installing safer pedestrian crossings and sidewalks from 4th to 10th streets along the west side of Camino Del Mar, securing funds for the Torrey Pines Bridge retrofit, ensuring that the regional transportation plans include the removal of the train tracks from the bluff, and purchasing the Shores property for open space and recreational uses.
During those previous years of service on the City Council, you could find Dave sitting at the Del Mar Farmer’s Market on monthly basis talking with residents, listening to their ideas and concerns, and taking action when needed.
Over his next term in office, Dave plans to be a strong advocate for protecting the Del Mar Community Plan, believing that residents should have direct impact on property development throughout the city. Dave also supports a vibrant business community. As he has done in the past, Dave will again represent the City on the North County Transit District (NCTD) Board and will work hard to address the issue of beach and bluff access, and will continue to ensure that regional transportation plans include the removal of the train tracks from the bluff.