TEACHERS FOR TODD: LOCAL TEACHERS UNION CHOOSES TODD GLORIA FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR
Gloria Wins Second Labor Endorsement in Race for Mayor from American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
SAN DIEGO, CA – Representing another sign of his campaign’s strong momentum, 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 American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Guild Local 1931. This marks the second endorsement in two days from local labor organizations.
“The American Federation of Teachers Guild, Local 1931, is proud to endorse Todd Gloria to be the next Mayor of San Diego,” said Jim Mahler, president of the AFT Guild Local 1931. “Todd understands the challenges teachers and students face every day both in and out of the classroom. We know Todd will fight for us and make tangible progress to improve local schools and educational opportunities in San Diego.”
AFT Guild Local 1931 represents college and continuing education faculty and staff from the San Diego Community College District and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.
“I am thrilled to have the support of AFT Local 1931, representing San Diego’s teacher and education community,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “Teachers and educators are some of the hardest working and most dedicated members of our community. They deserve a Mayor who is going to fight for them and their future in this town. That’s the Mayor I intend to be.”
AFT Guild Local 1931 is the second labor endorsement secured by Assemblymember Gloria. Yesterday, Assemblymember Gloria announced the endorsement Laborers International Union of North America Local 89.
Both groups representing San Diego working families join local, state, and federal elected officials in backing Todd Gloria for Mayor, including: U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, California State Assemblymembers Dr. Shirley Weber and Tasha Boerner Horvath, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, and former State Senator Christine Kehoe (partial list).
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.