Supervisors Reappoint Pioneering S.D. Leader to Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board

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The County Board of Supervisors voted today to reappoint MaryAnne Pintar, a pioneering San Diego civic leader, to the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board. Her term will run from December 6, 2023 to June 30, 2025.

“The work of this board is more important than ever, and I’m pleased MaryAnne Pintar is my appointee and will continue in this role,” said Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “MaryAnne is a long-time, trusted leader in San Diego, and I’m confident she will keep bringing the passion and resolve that is necessary for this citizen oversight role.” 

Pintar has more than 20 years of experience in San Diego government and politics. She began her political career in San Diego as then-San Diego Mayor Susan Golding’s press secretary in the 1990s, eventually serving as her communications director and chief of staff – the first Latina to hold this position for a San Diego mayor. 

Pintar is currently chief of staff to Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego). In this role she runs the Congress member’s San Diego operations and outreach, as well as press, communications, and political strategy for both offices for his San Diego and Washington, D.C. offices. 

"I applied to serve on CLERB after reading about the deaths occurring in our County jails. Families are suffering, it's costing the County and it's hurting the Sheriff's department. I've spent many years in public service in San Diego and felt I had something to offer,” said Pintar. “My goal is to both support and improve public safety as well as promote the change needed to save lives and lead to better criminal justice outcomes. I thank Supervisor Lawson-Remer for her confidence in me." 

In 2018, San Diego Moxie Theater named her one of their Moxie Awards given to Women of San Diego with Grit and Determination, and in 2004 she was named one of San Diego Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 to watch. 

In the early 2000s, Pintar had her own public affairs and communications sole proprietorship and was frequently hired by organizations in need of her crisis communications skills. Prior to this, she worked at two of San Diego’s leading public affairs firms. 

She was previously Peters’ chief of staff when he was San Diego City Council President. She also acted as his deputy campaign manager for his 2012 congressional campaign and has overseen all his re-election campaigns. 

Pintar also serves on the board of directors for MANA de San Diego. She is a former City of San Diego library commissioner, former La Jolla YMCA Board of Directors member, and was Parent-Teacher President Group President at All Hallows Academy. 

She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from San Diego State University, and she and her husband have three children.