SAN DIEGO CITY ATTORNEY: I’M ENDORSING TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR
City Attorney Mara Elliott, One of Two Citywide Elected Officials, Throws Support Behind Todd Gloria for Mayor
SAN DIEGO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a Democratic candidate for Mayor of the City of San Diego in 2020, announced today the endorsement of San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott. Other than the Mayor, City Attorney Elliott is the only other citywide elected official in the City of San Diego.
“Todd Gloria stands up for working families and gets things done. I’ve worked with Todd to strengthen San Diego’s living wage law and stamp out discrimination in city contracting. I know Todd has the unmatched experience and unwavering values San Diego needs in its next Mayor,” said San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott. “Todd will deliver on the priorities that matter to San Diego families, and that’s why I’m endorsing him for Mayor.”
City Attorney Elliott’s endorsement is the first public endorsement of current City elected officials for Todd Gloria’s Mayoral campaign.
“Mara Elliott has been a remarkable City Attorney for San Diego and I am greatly looking forward to working with her as the next Mayor,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “With Mara as City Attorney, I know we can move San Diego forward and build a new San Diego that works for all of us.”
The endorsement of City Attorney Mara Elliott comes on the heels of Assemblymember Gloria receiving the momentous support of all 60 of his Democratic colleagues in the California State Assembly – including San Diego area legislators Tasha Boerner Horvath, Brian Maienschien, Dr. Shirley Weber, and Lorena Gonzalez.
In addition, City Attorney Elliott joins U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, California State Insurance Commisioner Ricardo Lara, and Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas (partial list) in supporting Todd Gloria for 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 person and the first person of color elected Mayor.