Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos picked up an endorsement Tuesday from California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is also a leading candidate for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat in this year’s elections.
“I applaud Rafael’s commitment to his community and to making sure that all people have the opportunity to succeed and prosper,” said Harris in a statement. “He has the experience and legal expertise to be a great city attorney who will apply the law fairly to all. Rafael is someone I am proud to support.”
Castallanos said he was “honored and excited” to receive the endorsement from “California’s top cop.”
Five candidates are vying to succeed Jan Goldsmith, who cannot run for a third term as city attorney. Castellanos faces includes lawyer and Convention Center director Gil Cabrera, Deputy City Attorney Mara Elliott, Deputy District Attorney Robert Hickey and lawyer Bryan Pease.
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