San Diego City Councilwoman Georgette Gomez received the endorsement Friday of fellow Councilwoman Monica Montgomery, adding to her cache of more than a dozen endorsements from local officials and labor unions in her campaign for the state’s 53rd Congressional District.
Montgomery, who represents areas of the city such as Encanto and Paradise Hills, said Gomez is a proven leader due to her work as City Council president and her experience as a community organizer prior to running for the dais in 2016. Montgomery was elected to the council last November.
“We need Georgette in Congress to act on the climate emergency, to demand criminal justice reform and to defend our country from Republicans who want to run roughshod over the Constitution,” Montgomery said.
The race also includes fellow Democrats U.S. Navy veteran Jose Caballero, community organizer Joaquin Vazquez, policy advisor Sara Jacobs, Marine Corps veteran Janessa Goldbeck, author Devorah Ann Fox and Republican nurse Famela Ramos.
Gomez filed to run last month after Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, made a surprise announcement that she wouldn’t mount another re-election run for the 53rd District seat, which represents La Mesa, Lemon Grove, parts of El Cajon and Chula Vista and central San Diego neighborhoods such as Hillcrest, Mission Hills, North Park and Grantville.
Since joining the race, Gomez has received endorsements of major Democrats like Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego; Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D- San Diego; and Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego.
— City News Service
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