Rafael Castellanos. File photo

The San Diego Deputy Sheriffs’ Association has endorsed attorney and Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos in the race for County Supervisor in the South Bay.

“We trust Rafael Castellanos as public safety’s choice for Supervisor because he has the proven record, fresh approach and bold vision to make San Diego stronger and safer for everyone,” said David Leonhardi, president of the union that represents over 2,500 sworn deputies of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Castellanos has also been endorsed by the San Diego Harbor Police Officers Association.

“I am deeply honored to be public safety’s choice for supervisor and humbled that San Diego’s Deputy Sheriffs have placed their trust in me,” he said. “As County Supervisor, I’ll work to bring communities and police together so we can build safer, stronger neighborhoods for everyone.”

Castellanos faces State Sen. Ben Hueso, Southwestern Community College Trustee Nora Vargas and healthcare advocate Sophia Rodriguez in the March 2020 primary for the District 1 seat.

The district has been represented since 1995 by Greg Cox, who is now termed out. It stretches south from downtown San Diego and Pt. Loma to the Mexican border, and east to San Miguel Mountain and the Otay reservoirs

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Chris Jennewein

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