Assemblyman and former City Councilman Todd Gloria was endorsed for mayor Thursday by the union that represents most employees of the City of San Diego.
“On behalf of the more than 5,000 members of the Municipal Employees Association, we are excited to endorse Todd Gloria to be our next mayor,” said Michael Zucchet, general manager of the union. “Todd understands the challenges we face and has the right vision for the future of our city.”
The union has represented city employees in the workplace and the political arena since 1926. It notably opposed Proposition B, the ballot measure approved by voters in 2012 to end traditional pensions and offer city workers 401(k) plans instead.
“The City of San Diego has some of the most talented and dedicated city workers. It means the world to me to have their backing in my race to be their next mayor,” said Gloria. “Working with MEA and others, I intend to make the city a competitive employer and ensure we are delivering results and improving service levels in all corners of our city.”
Gloria, whose main opponent in the March primary is City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, has picked up a string of endorsements by public-sector unions.
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