San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced Thursday his endorsement of Robert Hickey in the race for city attorney in 2016.
“Robert Hickey has made a career of looking out for everyday San Diegans and is committed to the reforms that are getting our city back on track,” said Faulconer. “Our next city attorney will play a central role in key legal issues like protecting pension reform, financing infrastructure improvements and managing city prosecutions. Robert has demonstrated that he’s ready for the job.”
Hickey, who was named San Diego County Prosecutor of the Year in 2011 for his handling of a notorious gang-related double-murder case, has served as assistant chief for the gang and major narcotics units in the District Attorney’s Office.
“I am proud to earn Mayor Faulconer’s support,” said Hickey. “His leadership has restored trust in our local government and I look forward to working with him to continue leading San Diego forward.”
Voters will also determine whether Faulconer continues as mayor, decide five City Council seats and weigh several ballot measures, including one on whether to raise the minimum wage above the state level.
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