GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM: TODD GLORIA FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR
Gloria Gains Blockbuster Endorsement from California’s Governor, Newsom Says Gloria is “Right Leader at Right Time” for San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA – In what is considered a game changer and a clear sign of the surging momentum behind his campaign to be San Diego’s next Mayor, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) announced today the powerful endorsement of California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“As a former Mayor, I know our Mayors are on the frontlines of the fight to make California’s communities stronger, safer, healthier, and more liveable. Todd Gloria is the right leader at the right time to be the next Mayor of the great city of San Diego,” said Governor Gavin Newsom. “From housing and healthcare to climate change and civil rights, Todd is an energetic thinker and a compassionate consensus-builder who has tackled California’s big challenges while always putting San Diego first. I know he’ll be a Mayor for all San Diegans and I’m proud to support him.”
Governor Newsom leads a broad coalition of statewide and local elected officials as well as organizations representing working people in supporting Todd Gloria’s candidacy for San Diego Mayor. These include former California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Laborers Local 89, San Diego City Firefighters Local 145, the San Diego Municipal Employees Association, and Equality California (to name a few). A full list is available at www.toddgloria.com.
“Governor Newsom represents the best of who we are as Californians. I am truly honored to have his endorsement in this race,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “Having Governor Newsom’s support as we seek to build a new San Diego that works for all of us signifies the change our city needs. As Mayor, I am prepared to work with the Governor and our state leaders to make sure San Diego is a real city of opportunity in which every San Diegan can live and have a future in this town.”
Assemblymember Gloria announced his campaign for Mayor in January. The primary election will be held on March 3, 2020 and the general election will be held on November 3, 2020. If elected, Assemblymember Gloria would be the City of San Diego’s first LGBT person and the first person of color elected Mayor.