Mara Elliott. Campaign photo
Mara Elliott. Campaign photo

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the state’s top law enforcement officer, on Monday endorsed Mara Elliott for San Diego City Attorney.

Harris, a Democrat who is running for Senator to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, said Elliott has a proven record of cracking down on corporate polluters and rooting out waste and fraud in government.

“San Diego deserves a city attorney who is smart on crime,” Harris said. “I trust Mara Elliott to build on her strong record as a chief deputy city attorney to protect seniors and kids, hold polluters accountable and increase transparency and accountability in government.”

The San Diego City Attorney race is non-partisan, but Elliott, the chief deputy city attorney, is a Democrat. She faces Republican Robert Hickey, also a deputy city attorney and a former prosecutor of the year, in the Nov. 8 election.

“Kamala Harris is a fearless leader with a proven record fighting crime, protecting kids and holding white-collar criminals accountable,” Elliott said. “I look forward to working with her when she is a U. S. Senator to advance the interests of San Diego in Washington.”

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Chris Jennewein

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