Aaron Brennan
Aaron Brennan. Campaign photo

The San Diego Police Officers Association on Wednesday joined city firefighters in endorsing Aaron Brennan for the District 1 seat on the City Council.

“Aaron Brennan is a true public servant who as a firefighter, town council trustee and Navy reservist has dedicated his life to serving our community and country,” said Jack Schaeffer, president of the union representing 1,800 sworn police officers, sergeants, detectives and lieutenants in the San Diego Police Department.

Schaeffer praised Brennan for “unmatched experience keeping San Diegans safe” and knowing “what needs to be done to improve neighborhood safety for all of San Diego.”

“I’m humbled to be the choice of the 1,800 brave men and women of the San Diego Police Officers Association who put themselves in danger to ensure San Diego’s safety,” said Brennan, who was endorsed by the firefighters union in June.

“I know firsthand where city hall is falling short and, as a councilmember, I’ll put my experience as a firefighter to work improving 911 response times so all communities are served equally, implementing innovative healthcare programs like community paramedicine, and advancing real solutions to the homeless crisis,” he said.

District 1, which is currently represented by mayoral candidate Barbara Bry, includes La Jolla, University City, Carmel Valley and adjacent areas. Other candidates for the seat in the March primary include La Jolla community volunteer Joe LaCava, attorney Will Moore and architect Louis Rodolico.

The position is nonpartisan, but Brennan is a Democrat. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and lives in La Jolla with his wife, physician Kim Goodwin, and their two children

Chris Jennewein

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