Activist lawyer Cory Briggs is dropping his bid to become Mayor of San Diego in 2020.
“Four months of campaigning reminds me how much better I am at practicing law than politics,” he said in statement shared with local media.
Briggs announced his candidacy in January, following Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s annual State of the City speech in which he called for a removal of development restrictions to boost construction of affordable housing.
“So in the mayor’s race, if nobody else is gonna fight to protect San Diego’s environment and our quality of life, count me in,” Briggs said in a tweet.
His Briggs Law Corp. has brought suits against the city, San Diego Gas & Electric, the San Diego Convention Center, Walmart and many other high-profile companies and institutions. He is currently defending Julian’s volunteer firefighters from a takeover by the county.
The primary is next March 3.
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