Monica Montgomery Steppe Makes History by becoming San Diego County’s first Black woman supervisor

Monica Montgomery Steppe is the first Black woman to ever serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the first Black person elected to the board in over 40 years. 

Monica Montgomery Steppe Tuesday officially became a San Diego County supervisor for District 4, officially taking the seat left vacant since May after the departure of Nathan Fletcher, making her the first Black woman to serve on the Board of Supervisors. 

Born and raised in San Diego, Montgomery Steppe has represented the city’s District 4 since late 2018.

Having served as a council member for the City of San Diego prior, Montgomery-Steppe’s election to the board seat on November 7 was seen as a milestone toward more diverse and inclusive governance. 

“This moment also belongs to every person who dared to dream, who fought against adversity, and who believed in the possibility of a more inclusive and equitable future for our community,”

Montgomery Steppe told attendees, according to the ceremony coverage.

District 4 encompasses diverse neighborhoods from Alta Vista to Webster, each with each with its own unique challenges and aspirations, which she is now tasked with addressing.

Congratulations to Supervisor Montgomery Steppe!

Scroll to Top