ASSEMBLY SPEAKER ANTHONY RENDON ENDORSES TODD GLORIA FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR
Speaker Rendon: “The Assembly’s Loss Will Be San Diego’s Gain. I Wholeheartedly Support Todd Gloria for Mayor.”
SAN DIEGO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the endorsement of California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount). With Speaker Rendon’s endorsement, both leaders of the State’s legislative branch have now thrown their support behind Assemblymember Gloria to serve as the Mayor of San Diego.
“In his relatively short time in the Assembly, Todd Gloria has proven himself to be an extraordinary leader and fierce advocate for San Diego,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. “He has been instrumental in the Assembly as we’ve tackled the state’s major problems. From fighting climate change, increasing housing affordability, tackling our homelessness crisis, and resisting the Trump administration, Todd Gloria has been right in the thick of it all. The Assembly’s loss will be San Diego’s gain. I wholeheartedly support Todd Gloria for Mayor.”
Speaker Rendon represents the 63rd Assembly District of California. He is a nationally recognized progressive figure for his successful advancement of legislation combating climate change, protecting workers’ rights, and standing up for immigrants.
“It is a tremendous honor to have the support of my Speaker, Anthony Rendon,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “It is a privilege to serve alongside the Speaker and be part of his leadership team that has accomplished so much for California. I look forward to continuing to partner with Speaker Rendon as San Diego’s Mayor to ensure that our city is shaping statewide policy to benefit and protect our region’s world-class quality of life.”
Speaker Rendon marks the third statewide endorsement secured by Assemblymember Gloria in his race for Mayor. Speaker Rendon joins Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath, former State Senator Christine Kehoe, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas, Carlsbad City Councilmember Cori Schumacher, and Equality California in supporting Todd Gloria for San Diego Mayor.
The primary election will be held on March 3, 2020.
If elected, Assemblymember Gloria would be the City of San Diego’s first LGBT and the first person of color elected Mayor.