Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, announced Monday that he received the support of a local laborers’ union in his bid for San Diego mayor.
According to Gloria, the endorsement of Laborers International Union of North America Local 89 is the first by an organized labor group in the 2020 mayoral race. Representatives of the union called Gloria “the clear choice” to be the city’s next leader.
“We know Todd understands the issues working people are facing and we know we can count on him to be a champion for working families as mayor,” said Val Macedo, the business manager of LiUNA! Laborers Local 89. “The laborers’ sea of orange is behind Todd Gloria for the next mayor of San Diego 100%.”
Gloria has also received the endorsement of Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego and Equality California, among others. Gloria would become the city’s first LGBT mayor and its first person of color to hold the office should he win. The primary is scheduled for March 3.
“As the son of a maid and a gardener and someone who knows firsthand how hard it is to make ends meet in this city, I’m proud to have the support of Laborers Local 89,” Gloria said. “My campaign for mayor is about fighting for working people.”
San Diego City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, attorney Cory Briggs and activist Tasha Williamson have also announced runs for mayor, with Gloria and Bry receiving the most high-profile endorsements. Rep. Mike Levin, D-Oceanside, is among Bry’s supporters.
— City News Service
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