Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

Meet the Taxpayer Advocate

Steven Ly
Special Assistant - Taxpayer Advocate
County of San Diego 

Steven Ly currently serves in the ARCC office, supporting external affairs, community engagement, and business and organization outreach. Prior to joining the ARCC team, he started his career as the Public Policy Director for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. From there, he became the Government Affairs Director of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and eventually its Executive Director. He has also worked for a private public affairs and grant writing firm, specializing in affordable housing and open space issues. In addition to his professional experience, Steven also serves as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army Reserve with a current rank of Captain. He recently completed his first deployment, where he commanded a Route Clearance unit in the Middle East. 

Steven holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also holds certification as a Master Fitness Trainer and an Environmental Officer for the U.S. Army. Currently, he is working on his Cyber Security Certification.

In his life outside the office, Steven enjoys studying history, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his friends and family.