Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox Endorses Lorena Gonzalez 

Cox Endorsement is 'A Vote for Honest Compromise' and the Latest South Bay Mayor to Support Pro-Jobs Democrat Gonzalez

CHULA VISTA – (Wednesday, April 17, 2013) – Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox has endorsed pro-jobs Democrat Lorena Gonzalez in the May 21 special election for the 80th Assembly District.
Cox, a Republican, is in her second term as mayor of the second largest city in San Diego County. Lorena and Mayor Cox worked for several years to bring business, unions, government and the community together to approve the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan, which is slated to break ground next year and create 2,200 permanent jobs and 7,000 construction jobs.

"Mayor Cox's endorsement is another vote of confidence for honest compromise," Lorena said. "After working with different stakeholders in the Chula Vista Bayfront, we were able to come together to create new opportunities for the South Bay. I am very honored that she respects the hard work that had to be done in that process by endorsing my campaign."

Cheryl Cox is the most recent South Bay mayor -- past and present -- to endorse Lorena: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner; National City Mayor Ron Morrison; former Chula Vista Mayors Greg Cox, Stephen Padilla and Tim Nader; and Former National City Mayor Nick Inzunza have all endorsed Lorena as well.

She has also been endorsed by Congressman Juan Vargas, State Senator Ben Hueso and several other Democrats, Independents and Republicans. A full endorsement list can be found at

Gonzalez is a candidate to replace State Senator Ben Hueso in the 80th Assembly District, which includes Chula Vista, National City and the City of San Diego neighborhoods of San Ysidro, City Heights, Barrio Logan, Sherman Heights, Otay Mesa, Paradise Hills and Golden Hill. The special election for the 80th Assembly District is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21.
Learn more about Lorena’s campaign at  or by e-mail

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