Faulconer, Alvarez announce more endorsements in race for mayor - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com

Faulconer, Alvarez announce more endorsements in race for mayor

Posted: Updated:
  • RelatedMore>>

  • San Diego Special Election

    San Diego Special Election

    A special election for the city of San Diego will take place on February 11, 2014. Check out related stories, videos and links on CBS 8's resource page. 
    A special election for the city of San Diego will take place on February 11, 2014. Check out related stories, videos and links on CBS 8's resource page. 

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.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Crews working to repair broken water main

    Crews working to repair broken water main

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:03:31 GMT
    City public utilities crews were working Thursday to restore running water to some North Park homes and businesses after a 16-inch diameter water main broke, authorities said. 
    City public utilities crews were working Thursday to restore running water to some North Park homes and businesses after a 16-inch diameter water main broke, authorities said. 
  • Driver pulled from wreckage, airlifted to hospital

    Driver pulled from wreckage, airlifted to hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:18:22 GMT
    A vehicle crashed into a palm tree in Chula Vista Thursday, leaving the driver severely injured and prompting authorities to close an about mile and a half stretch of eastbound Olympic Parkway, police said. 
    A vehicle crashed into a palm tree in Chula Vista Thursday, leaving the driver severely injured and prompting authorities to close an about mile and a half stretch of eastbound Olympic Parkway, police said. 
  • Police update neighbors about North Park attacks

    Police update neighbors about North Park attacks

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:03:34 GMT
    San Diego police assure North Park residents their community is a safe place to live and they are doing everything they can to catch the predators attacking women 
    San Diego police assure North Park residents their community is a safe place to live and they are doing everything they can to catch the predators attacking women 
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.