“[T]here is no question that David is the right choice to be San Diego’s next mayor…”
By Brent E. Beltrán
In what may turn out to be the closest race in San Diego mayoral history David Alvarez on Saturday got a big bump by receiving the endorsement from none other than the President of the United States himself, Barrack Obama.
In a statement released by the Alvarez campaign President Obama said, “As a native San Diegan, David Alvarez has been a fierce advocate for his city, and on the Council, has led efforts to build a strong middle class, put neighborhoods first and expand opportunities for kids in and out of school. Today, with the city’s economy and neighborhoods poised to make progress there is no question that David is the right choice to be San Diego’s next mayor and I am excited to support him.”
Mr. Alvarez responded by saying, “It is truly an honor to receive President Obama’s endorsement. In my years of public service, I have championed many of the same priorities that the President addressed at the State of the Union. I look forward to working with him to achieve our shared agenda and priorities. Together, we can make San Diego a city that expands opportunity for all.”
The special election for the next San Diego mayor takes place this coming Tuesday. The race is statistically even with San Diego’s working class, progressives and communities of color mostly backing District 8 Councilman David Alvarez over The Lincoln Club and San Diego County Chamber of Commerce backed, big business friendly, District 2 Councilman Kevin Faulconer.