SAN DIEGO CITY EMPLOYEES’ UNION BACKS TODD GLORIA FOR MAYOR
Todd Gloria Endorsed by Municipal Employees Association, Gloria Further Solidified as the Mayoral Candidate for Working People
SAN DIEGO, CA – In one of the most significant endorsements to date and further solidifying his status as the Mayoral candidate for working people, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a Democratic candidate for San Diego Mayor, announced today the endorsement of the San Diego Municipal Employees Association (MEA).
“On behalf of the more than 5,000 members of the Municipal Employees Association, we are excited to endorse Todd Gloria to be our next Mayor,” said Michael Zucchet, general manager of MEA. “Todd has been a consistent champion for city workers and their families. He has never wavered in standing with us and standing up for our values. Todd understands the challenges we face and has the right vision for the future of our city.”
MEA is the largest union of city employees at San Diego City Hall. Since 1926, MEA has represented city employees in the workplace and the political arena – most notably, in 2012 when MEA led the charge against Carl DeMaio’s flawed pension reform measure, Proposition B, that ripped pensions away from city employees and cost the city millions of dollars. Assemblymember Gloria also opposed Proposition B.
“The City of San Diego has some of the most talented and dedicated city workers. It means the world to me to have their backing in my race to be their next Mayor,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “Nothing we want to accomplish is possible without city workers. Working with MEA and others, I intend to make the City a competitive employer and ensure we are delivering results and improving service levels in all corners of our city.”
MEA’s endorsement of Todd Gloria for Mayor adds to a growing coalition of organizations representing working people in the San Diego region including: Laborers International Union of North America Local 89, American Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931, San Diego City Firefighters, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12, and AFSCME Local 3299.
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.