Joe LaCava. Campaign photo

La Jolla community volunteer and advocate Joe LaCava launched his 2020 campaign Monday for San Diego City Council District 1.

LaCava is running for the seat for a second time after dropping out of the 2016 race prior to the primary.

LaCava kicked off his campaign with an event in the Bird Rock neighborhood, featuring roughly 100 supporters. According to LaCava, he has already secured the endorsement of former San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, who served on the board from 1992 to 2012.

“I have been a devoted community member for decades and now I’m ready to get things done for my neighbors at City Hall,” LaCava said. “With the full support of my family behind me, I am ready to be the next Councilmember for District 1.”

Several candidates have already announced their intention to run for the District 1 seat, including firefighter Aaron Brennan and small business attorney Will Moore. The candidates are vying to replace City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who is running for mayor.

LaCava endorsed Bry in 2016 after bowing out of the race.

“All the support comes from my track record of getting things done,” LaCava said. “I am ready on day one to deliver top notch neighborhood services, improve public safety and protect the quality of life for all residents in America’s Finest City.”

LaCava said he plans to embark on a listening tour through the district to discuss which issues matter most to local residents. The district includes northern parts of the city: Del Mar Heights, Torrey Pines, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Valley, University City and La Jolla.

— City News Service