About Darnisha


Darnisha Hunter is an experienced businesswoman, community volunteer and concerned grandmother running for Imperial Beach City Council to create good-paying jobs, build more homes for working families, keep our neighborhoods safe and leave a cleaner city for the next generation.

Hunter currently serves as the Senior Community Representative and Active Duty/Veteran Advocate for San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. In that role, she has spent the past four years working to find housing and job opportunities for military veterans, resolve quality-of-life issues for neighborhood residents and work collaboratively with a number of nonprofits, businesses and government officials at all levels.

Hunter has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications, information technology and construction industries – including becoming the first African-American woman to be appointed Regional Manager for The Eastridge Group employment agency’s T3 Staffing Division. She also owned and sold two successful storefront businesses and an independent loan officer for almost a decade.

She currently sits on the Imperial Beach Design and Review Board, serves as Vice President of the Imperial Beach Historical Society and is a member of the Imperial Beach Lions Club. She also serves as a:

  • Co-Chair for the San Diego “Hidden Heroes Cities” campaign for The Elizabeth Dole Foundation
  • Committee Member for the USO Galas 2017/2018
  • Planning Committee Member for the USS Raphael Peralta Ship Commissioning
  • Board Member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary
  • Committee Member for Open Doors Landlord Engagement, which helped homeless Veterans

In her spare time, Hunter volunteers with I Love a Clean San Diego, IB Beautiful, The Salvation Army, Stand Down and taking our youth on Deep Sea fishing trips at no cost to them. Her strong passion for church, family, community, and the U.S. military fuels her work daily.


Darnisha has a progressive approach to city management and unrivaled drive needed to make a difference in the future of our city. I cannot stress enough my confidence in Darnisha.
— Leonardo Gonzalez, Imperial Beach Local and Realtor