Justin DeCesare, president of the Tierrasanta Community Council and candidate for City Council in 2016.

Justin DeCesare, a candidate for San Diego City Council in 2016, announced Tuesday an endorsement by Rep. Scott Peters.

“From his service as president of his local community council, to his understanding of business issues facing our region and his past service to our country as a naval veteran, Justin is the kind of leader we need on our city council,” said Peters.

DeCesare, 32, is facing incumbent Scott Sherman, who was first elected to the council in 2012 to represent the district that includes neighborhoods north of Interstate 8 and east of State Route 163 and Interstate 15.

The race is non-partisan, but Peters and DeCesare are both Democrats and Sherman is a Republican.

“This is a big step forward for our campaign,” said DeCesare. “Congressman Scott Peters is one of the most well-known and respected leaders in our region….I’m proud and appreciative to have his support.”

A Navy veteran and real estate broker, DeCesare became CEO of a successful independent real estate firm, Middleton & Associates Real Estate, which was recently acquired by a large corporate brokerage.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.