Kaila Weedman joined Golden State Consultants in the midst of the 2011-2012 elections. Starting as a project manager, Kaila worked to facilitate client and donor communication and relations, regularly assisting in developing campaign finance plans and organizing and staffing fundraising events. During the 2012 General election, she worked with Carl DeMaio’s mayoral campaign finance committee and was GSC’s point person on the Rocky Chavez for Assembly campaign.
During the 2013 special Mayoral election, Kaila took a key role in providing finance committee assistance to the Kevin Faulconer for Mayor Campaign, which set a new record for the most money raised in a City of San Diego race. She also assisted with special projects including the Mayor’s Inauguration Celebration. Additionally, Kaila helped to develop and implement strategic finance plans for the Lorie Zapf for City Council re-election campaign and the Chris Cate for City Council campaign, which also broke fundraising records. Following the 2014 cycle, she was promoted to Senior Director.
A fifth generation San Diego native, Kaila spent 13 years of her adolescence receiving a plaid-skirt-wearing, nun-fearing, Catholic education in San Diego. She then decided to attend the University of San Diego for 4 more years of parochial fun. From there she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in history and communication studies. While at USD she volunteered with the Center for Awareness, Service and Action and attended leadership conferences with Young America's Foundation. As a senior, she chaired the university's College Republican chapter, and directed the 2012 California College Republican's statewide convention. She also belongs to Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) and Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Association).
Kaila enjoys being involved with her hometown. She has been a “Big” for 5 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County and is a member of their Young Professionals Committee. Her pastimes include practicing yoga and Pilates, discovering new San Diego eateries, growing her personal library and shopping. She is proud to report that her wardrobe includes 67 pairs of shoes…and no plaid skirts.