Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Statement on San Diego's Mayoral Primary Election
Hours after the polls closed in Tuesday's special mayoral election, San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Francine Busby issued the following statement:
"Ballots are still being counted, but the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for Mayor of San Diego, David Alvarez, appears to be headed into the runoff election.
"It’s clear why public support for the David surged in recent weeks as voters got to know him better. After a divisive and tumultuous year for the City, David has run a positive, progressive, well-organized campaign. He has reached out to communities that are too rarely represented in our politics. He has inspired hundreds of volunteers from every neighborhood and walk of life to join his team.
"Most importantly, David Alvarez has outlined a vision for the future that’s worthy of San Diego and its residents. We were proud to endorse him, and we are certainly proud of him tonight.
"The San Diego County Democratic Party supported David’s campaign with extensive communications with Democrats throughout the city – in the mail, on the phones, and door-to-door. Now we are committed to electing him in the runoff so he can deliver on his commitment to putting the people of this city first as Mayor."