Kelly McDowell

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Hobart Kelliston McDowell III
Born 1953 (age 63–64) estimated
Residence El Segundo, California
Nationality United States
Alma mater
Occupation lawyer
Home town Vienna, Virginia
Title former Mayor
Children Kelliston
Parent(s) Martha Louise Shea McDowell
Hobart K. "Bart" McDowell, Jr.
Relatives Robert M. McDowell, brother

Hobart Kelliston McDowell III is an American business attorney, government affairs consultant and politician. He was mayor of El Segundo, California for six years (2004–2010), and served as a member of the city council for twelve years (1998–2010).[3]

McDowell opposed expansion of LAX, threatening to sue the Los Angeles City Council. He reached a deal with Los Angeles to develop an alternative to expansion in return for dropping the lawsuit.[4] He also threatened to sue over a plan by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to put a rail yard in El Segundo.[5][6]


Hobart Kelliston McDowell III is the son of the late Hobart K. McDowell, Jr., and the late Martha Louise Shea McDowell.[7][8][9] He has a sister, Tina S. McDowell, and two brothers, Joseph S. McDowell and Robert M. McDowell.[8] He has one son, Kelliston.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Mayor, Kelly McDowell, City of El Segundo". Urban Land Institute Los Angeles. 2009. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ Agostoni, Kristin S. (February 29, 2012). "Former El Segundo mayor is arrested in alleged DUI". Daily Breeze. Torrance, California. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  3. ^ Agostoni, Kristin S. (23 December 2009). "El Segundo Mayor McDowell will not run for re-election". InsideBayArea. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Oldham, Jennifer (2 December 2005). "LAX Neighbors Hail New Start for Expansion Project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Woodhouse, Andrea (14 November 2009). "El Segundo ready to fight proposed MTA rail yard". Daily Breeze News. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Smith, Dakota (December 1, 2009). "Tired of Being Dumped On, El Segundo Threatens to Sue". Curbed. curbed network. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  7. ^ "National Geographic writer Bart McDowell dies". Washington Times. January 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Obituary: Martha Louise Shea McDowell, Public Relations Executive". Washington Post. Washington, D.C. July 10, 2005. p. Page C10. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  9. ^ "Obituary : Martha Shea McDowell, 80, Journalist". McLean Connection. McLean, Virginia: Connection Newspapers. 2005-07-14. Retrieved 2008-01-16. [dead link]

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