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Alvarez Announces Endorsements from Key State, Local Leaders

SAN DIEGO, January 6, 2014 – Today, Councilmember and Mayoral Candidate David Alvarez announced endorsements from key state and local leaders supporting his campaign.

Alvarez said these endorsements are a testament to his ability to develop relationships and connections across California that will help San Diego step into a leadership role in the state, as well as bring more attention to the city when competing for funding neighborhood investments and other important programs.

“I’m extremely proud to have the support of local and state leaders from the U.S.-Mexico Border to northern California,” said Alvarez. “These individuals share my vision for a San Diego for all of us and understand that leadership not only has to reach across the city, it has to reach up and down the state to create jobs, restore confidence in government and improve our neighborhoods.”

The list of endorsements include the following:
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California State Assembly Speaker John Pérez California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg California State Senator Marty Block California State Senator Ellen Corbett California State Senator Mark Leno California State Senator Ted Lieu California State Senator Alex Padilla California State Senator, Chair, California Legislative Caucus, Ricardo Lara California State Senator Leland Yee California Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins California Assemblymember Richard Bloom California Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

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California Assemblymember Rob Bonta California Assemblymember Nora Campos California Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez California Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer California Assemblymember Jose Medina California Assemblymember Richard Pan California Assemblymember Henry Perea California Assemblymember Anthony Rendon California Assemblymember Phil Ting California Assemblymember Shirley Weber

Alvarez finalized by saying he expects additional leaders, community members and organizations to get behind him in the coming weeks ahead of the February 11 election.

Alvarez’s campaign has been out in full force knocking on doors, making phone calls and running television advertising. The campaign also launched a redesigned website at


David Alvarez, Councilmember for San Diego’s Eighth Council District is running for Mayor of San Diego. More information can be found at