Georgette Gómez said that as a "queer brown woman" she reached out to Muslim members of her district when President Trump declared his travel ban.
Georgette Gómez. Photo by Chris Stone

City Council President Georgette Gómez‘s campaign for the 53rd Congressional District picked up the high-profile endorsement Tuesday of Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Warren is supporting Democrats in November who are championing progressive change and seeking to build on the grassroots movement that her presidential candidacy inspired.

“At a time when working families are being squeezed to their breaking points, we need leaders with courage and conviction in Congress. Georgette Gómez is committed to fighting for fundamental change that will touch the lives of people,” said Warren.

Gómez, who will face former Obama administration police advisor Sarah Jacobs, said she was “thrilled” to have Warren’s backing going into the runoff election.

“She is a fierce advocate for working people and no one is tougher when it comes to holding big banks and Wall Street accountable. With Sen. Warren’s support, we will win this campaign and start delivering the help America needs to protect public health and restore the economy,” said Gómez.

If elected, Gómez, the daughter of immigrants, would succeed retiring Rep. Susan Davis and become the first LGBTQ Latina in Congress.

The 53d District encompasses much of urban San Diego, parts of Chula Vista, and the cities of La Mesa and Lemon Grove.

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