Scott Peters interviewed by a television reporter. Photo courtesy Peters’ office

The Scott Peters campaign said Tuesday the congressman has received endorsements from 11 former board chairs of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in the race to represent the 52nd District.

Last month Peters also earned the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which wrote, “We believe your re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will help produce sustained economic growth, help create jobs, and get our country back on track.”

The 11 board chairs supporting Peters are Mel Katz, Phil Blair, Ted Roth, Mike Niggli, Thomas Wornham, Ben Haddad, Nikki Clay, Doug Sawyer, Joseph Craver, Anne Evans and Stephen Cushman.

Katz and Blair called Peters “a dedicated, principled public servant” and “a moderate who understands all points of view.”

Peters, a Democrat, faces Republican Carl DeMaio in what political observers consider an extremely close race.

The 52nd District covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado and large portions of the City of San Diego.

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