Noli Zosa. Campaign photo

Small business owner and community advocate Noli Zosa announced his candidacy for San Diego City Council in District 7 on Monday and picked up the early endorsement of Councilman Chris Cate.

Zosa, the son of immigrants, graduated from the University of San Diego and earned a law degree. After working three years as director of the USD Law School Legal Center, he joined his family’s bed-and-breakfast business, then became a founding partner of the successful Dirty Birds restaurant chain.

“Noli Zosa has a long track record of being committed to empowering his community,” said Cate. “He has deep roots in District 7 and has been a strong and effective voice for improving our quality of life in San Diego. As a successful small businessman, Noli knows what it takes to create jobs and grow our economy. His experience in both the public and private sector will be well served on our City Council. He has my full support.”

District 7, which stretches from Miramar to Mission Valley, is currently represented by Scott Sherman, who is termed out in 2020.

Wendy Wheatcroft, founder of San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention, has also announced her candidacy for the seat.

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Chris Jennewein

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