“Todd Gloria is an effective and pragmatic leader who consistently delivers results for San Diego and stands up for working families and our most vulnerable,” said Feinstein in a statement issued Friday.
“As a former mayor, I know the importance of having strong and experienced leaders at the helm and I believe there is no one better equipped to serve as San Diego’s next mayor,” she said.
Feinstein, who was mayor of San Francisco for a decade and has served in the Senate since 1992, joins Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Senate President Toni Atkins, Rep. Scott Peters and City Attorney Mara Elliott in endorsing Gloria.
“I am humbled to have earned the support of Sen. Feinstein,” said Gloria. “Sen. Feinstein has been a fierce advocate for Californians from all walks of life. She has a distinguished career working on critical issues such as gun violence, homelessness, and environmental protection. I look forward to working with Sen. Feinstein as San Diego’s mayor to make sure every San Diegan in every neighborhood can live and build a future here.”
Gloria faces City Councilmember Barbara Bry and social justice activist Tasha Williamson in the March 3 primary.
If elected, Gloria would be San Diego’s first LGBT person and the first person of color elected as mayor.
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