October 03, 2016
Contact: Roberto C. Torres

San Diego Labor Council Endorses Georgette Gómez For City Council

Pivotal Endorsement From Working Families Goes To Georgette 

CITY HEIGHTS — The Gómez for City Council Campaign announced a major endorsement today by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO. This endorsement comes as voting is set to begin in just 6 days. 

Mickey Kasparian, President of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council said, “Georgette is a community organizer, not a career politician.  She’s stood up to polluters to protect children from toxins and helped make over 500 affordable units available for working families and seniors.  Working families trust Georgette to take on the broken system at City Hall that benefits downtown special interests and fight to put the priorities of working people and our neighborhoods first. We stand behind Georgette because she has the values and principles that San Diegans need.” 

The Labor Council represents more than 250,000 local working families, and advocates for the fair treatment of workers and the middle class.  Labor's endorsement is among the most influential and impactful within Democratic politics in San Diego.  

Georgette Gómez responded, “I am honored to have the support of the hardworking men and women of San Diego. I’ve dedicated my life to fighting for working people and the underserved by advocating for victims of domestic violence, expanding affordable housing and working with the Port to implement clean energy technology to reduce pollution and create jobs.  At City Hall, I’ll take on the downtown special interests so we can get the focus back on serving our neighborhoods and standing up for working families." 

The Labor Council’s support is yet another key endorsement that further consolidates Georgette’s support from Democrats, progressives and trusted community leaders.  Georgette is the only candidate endorsed by the Democratic Party and also has the support of Councilmen Todd Gloria and David Alvarez, Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins, and the Sierra Club. 

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Georgette Gómez is a community organizer and Associate Director of the Toxic Free Neighborhoods Campaign.  A lifelong San Diegan and first generation Mexican-American, Georgette dedicated her career to fighting for underserved communities.  As a Nonprofit Executive with the Environmental Health Coalition, Georgette has successfully fought to expand affordable housing, worked with the Port of San Diego to implement new technologies to reduce pollution and create jobs, and advocated for stricter laws on lead paint that threatens our children.  A graduate of local public schools and San Diego State, Georgette lives in the City Heights community of Azalea Park.