Thursday, February 21, 2013

Democrats Endorse Myrtle Cole for City Council

Fourth District Candidate Lauded for Her Longtime Commitment to Community

The San Diego County Democratic Party has endorsed Myrtle Cole in the special election for San Diego Council, distinguishing her among a crowded field of candidates to replace Tony Young in the Fourth District seat.
A former police officer and City Council aide who currently works on behalf of low-income seniors and children at the United Domestic Workers, Cole also has the endorsements of Senators Christine Kehoe (ret.) and Marty Block, Assemblymembers Toni Atkins and Ben Hueso, City Councilmember David Alvarez, and many other local leaders.

“There are several good Democrats running, but with her 20 years of experience serving the community, Myrtle Cole is the right candidate for this job,” said Francine Busby, Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party.

“From day one she will be ready to protect public safety, fight for infrastructure, and work with both business and labor to bring jobs to the Fourth District. We are proud to support her.”

Nine candidates qualified for the March 26 election, in which early voting will begin next Monday, February 25. The district is the most heavily Democratic in San Diego, with nearly 53% of voters registered as Democrats, 24% as independents, and just 19% as Republicans. 

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