San Diego – The Mexican American Business and Professional Association (MABPA) has endorsed Scott Peters over Lori Saldaña and Brian Bilbray in the race for the new 52nd Congressional District. The members of MABPA add their names to the impressive list of Latino leaders who are backing Peters in his bid to unseat Bilbray.
“Scott has been a great advocate for Latinos, for small businesses, and for underserved communities. That’s why he’s earned endorsements from so many local and regional leaders who advocate on behalf of working families,” said MABPA President Josie Calderon.”
“I thank MABPA President Josie Calderon and all the members who voted to back me in this race,” said Peters. “I have spent my career in public service championing job creation, small business growth and have worked to make San Diego a great place to live and work. I’m honored to have earned the trust of these business leaders.”
The mission of the MABPA, founded in 1978, is to promote and advocate for the economic and social prosperity of underserved communities. With a membership of more than 300 members, its mission is to increase Latino participation in all sectors of the business community in order to actively address issues affecting our region’s Latino population as well as affirmatively voice our views.
Other Latino leaders backing Peters include: San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez; Larry Baza, Commission for Arts and Culture;* Chula Vista Councilmember Steve Castaneda; labor leader Lorena Gonzalez; Assemblyman Ben Hueso; former Assemblymember Mary Salas; and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (CA-39). The Chicano Democratic Association of San Diego has also voted to endorse Peters over Saldaña.