The Experience Needed to Solve Problems


Monty McIntyre is an attorney and mediator who helps people settle disputes. He wants to use that experience to make City government work better for the residents of District 7.

In 1969, Monty’s family moved to San Diego because his father, a Navy pilot, was transferred to take command of an E2 squadron based in Coronado. His parents were raised in Indiana and instilled in him the values of honesty, hard work and being a good neighbor.

Monty graduated from Coronado High, where he enjoyed the sciences, history and participated in the High School Band, which started his love of guitar. He continues to write songs and perform to this day. Monty worked his way through high school and UCSD, delivering newspapers, washing dishes, and giving guitar lessons. At University of San Diego School of Law, he worked as a law clerk at multiple firms and took out loans to help pay for his education. In 1980, Monty passed the California Bar and started practicing law in San Diego, where he fought hard for his clients and realized his talent for solving his clients’ disputes. In 1995, Monty was approved by his peers, on both sides of the courtroom, to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), because of his ethical and professional dealings with judges and opposing counsel in trial.

In 2001, Monty took his knack for solving problems and became a mediator to help people settle disputes without the stress and expense of litigation. He has served as a mediator in over 1,000 cases and gets tremendous satisfaction helping people reconcile their differences.

As a small business owner of several law firms in San Diego, Monty created jobs, made payroll and paid taxes. Monty plans to take his fiscal acumen to City Hall and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely on the services District 7 residents deserve.

Monty was elected to be the President of the 10,000-member San Diego County Bar Association, and later served as President of the San Diego Chapter of ABOTA. He was a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and currently serves on the National Board of Directors of ABOTA.

Locally, Monty is Treasurer of Resounding Joy, a San Diego non-profit that provides music therapy for veterans, children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, teenage parents and their young children, and seniors.

Monty has helped raise three incredible daughters and lives with his loving wife, Mary Beth, in Tierrasanta. Mary Beth survived a serious medical illness when she was 32 and still endures chronic ailments to this day. Despite her conditions, she consistently places the needs and comforts of others above her own. She is Monty’s rock and his inspiration to assist others in times of need.

At this point in his life, Monty wants to give back to San Diego for all it has done for him and his family. He firmly believes we must make San Diego City government work better for all of us. Our District and our City needs a proven leader who can help our City Council make the best decisions possible using his experience in consensus building, sound judgment, and hard work.

Vote for Monty to raise the bar at City Hall.