Georgette Gomez in City Council chambers
Georgette Gomez in the City Council chambers. Courtesy of her office

San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez confirmed on Thursday that she is running for Congress in the 53rd District now represented by retiring Rep. Susan Davis.

“I’m in! I’m running for Congress to deliver bold, progressive change for our community,” said Gomez in an email to supporters.

The Democrat plans a Saturday morning campaign kickoff at 9:30 a.m. at the United Domestic Workers Union offices in the College area.

Gomez, who is serving her first term on the City Council, also faces Democrats Sara Jacobs, who announced her candidacy last week, Jose Caballero and Joaquín Vázquez. One Republican, Famela Ramos, is also in the race.

The 53rd district encompasses many of San Diego’s older central neighborhoods, including Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park, Talmadge and San Carlos, and stretches east to La Mesa, Lemon Grove and El Cajon. and south to Chula Vista and Otay Mesa.

The primary is scheduled for March 3 next year.

Chris Jennewein

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