TODD GLORIA EARNS EARLY SUPPORT FROM SAN DIEGO WORKERS IN RACE FOR MAYOR
LiUNA! Laborers Local 89 Backs Todd Gloria for Mayor
SAN DIEGO, CA – After weeks of momentum from local, statewide, and federal elected officials, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a Democratic candidate for Mayor of the City of San Diego in 2020, has now begun receiving support from local organized labor. Today, Assemblymember Gloria announced the endorsement of LiUNA! Laborers Local 89.
“Todd Gloria has consistently been there for San Diego’s workers and working families. He has fought for us, stood with us, and is the clear choice to be the next Mayor of San Diego,” said Val Macedo, business manager of the Laborers International Union of North America Local 89. “We know Todd understands the issues working people are facing and we know we can count on him to be a champion for working families as Mayor. The Laborers’ sea of orange is behind Todd Gloria for the next Mayor of San Diego 100 percent.”
The support from Laborers Local 89 marks the first labor union endorsement of the San Diego Mayor’s race.
“As the son of a maid and a gardener and someone who knows firsthand how hard it is to make ends meet in this city, I’m proud to have the support of Laborers Local 89,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “My campaign for Mayor is about fighting for working people. Working and middle-class San Diegans should be able to afford to live and have a future in this city. I look forward to serving as the working people’s Mayor.”
Laborers International Union of North America Local 89 joins a growing and widespread of endorsers of 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.