Being an insurance broker is a full-time job, but in many ways it is similar to that of a politician. One needs to be accessible to clients and the community, and often needs a strong business sense.

Scott Sherman saw the connection. After a 20-plus year career as a broker, most recently as owner of 5th Avenue Insurance in San Diego, he ran for a seat on the City of San Diego City Council - winning outright in a four-way battle in first round balloting.

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