Noli Zosa and Bill Gore
Noli Zosa (left) and Sheriff Bill Gore. Courtesy of the Zosa campaign

Sheriff Bill Gore announced Monday his endorsement of small business owner Noli Zosa for District 7 on the San Diego City Council.

“Noli Zosa is committed to public safety and protecting neighborhoods,” said Gore. “In order to keep San Diego as one of the safest urban counties in America, we need more leaders like Noli in office. He has my full endorsement and support.”

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.

“I’m proud to have the endorsement of Sheriff Gore,” stated Zosa. “He and his team have been instrumental in keeping San Diego safe, and the voters of San Diego County agreed when they re-elected him with overwhelming support in the last election.”

“I look forward to working side by side with our local law enforcement community in the future so we can keep public safety as a top priority,” he added.

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

Among the other candidates in the March 2020 primary are Wendy Wheatcroft, founder of San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention; small business owner David Greco; Deputy City Attorney Raul Campillo; and Tom Keliinoi, a former Qualcomm executive who is now an educator and business owner.

Chris Jennewein

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