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Faulconer, Alvarez announce more endorsements in race for mayor

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Councilman Kevin Faulconer announced Monday he has support of the Latino American Political Association of San Diego in his bid to be the city's next mayor, while campaign rival Councilmen David Alvarez said 23 Democratic legislative office-holders are endorsing him.

Alvarez supporters include Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. Also in the group backing Alvarez were San Diego-based legislators Marty Block, Toni Atkins, Lorena Gonzalez and Shirley Weber.

"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," Alvarez said.

The Latino American Political Association of San Diego -- which supports Faulconer -- is a group that primarily represents Hispanic business owners.

Association member Tony Rodriguez said at a news conference it was a night-and-day difference between Faulconer and Alvarez.

"Kevin Faulconer's message of economic opportunity, neighborhood improvement and experience is one that resonates with the Latino community," Rodriguez said. "I really like Kevin's plans for cutting red tape at City Hall so small businesses, especially those owned by Latinos, can succeed. He demonstrated a clear understanding of the problems at City Hall and has solutions."

Faulconer said the Latino community would always have a "seat at the table" in his administration if he wins the Feb. 11 runoff election.

The winner of the election will fill the final almost three years of the term of ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who stepped down Aug. 30.

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