July 18, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Roberto C. Torres

Sarah Saez Endorses Georgette Gomez for City Council

Former Primary Opponent, Progressive Leader Endorses Gomez

CITY HEIGHTS – Sarah Saez, former candidate for City Council and among San Diego’s top progressive leaders, announced her endorsement of Georgette Gomez for City Council in District 9 today.

Sarah Saez said: “Georgette Gomez is the clear choice to bring progressive change to City Hall. As a champion for justice for working people and immigrants, I am proud to stand with Georgette Gomez and know she will bring a fresh perspective to City Hall to put working people and our neighborhoods first. I urge all those who voted for me to vote for Georgette in November.”

Sarah Saez ran a strong campaign for City Council earning over 5,000 votes as well as endorsements from the San Diego Labor Council and Union-Tribune. She is a former Executive Director of the United Taxi Workers of San Diego, led the successful effort to raise standards for taxi drivers in San Diego and was one of the most outspoken advocates for raising the minimum wage.”

Georgette Gomez said: “I am honored to have Sarah Saez’s support and am excited that San Diego’s progressive leaders continue to unite behind my campaign. Together we will shake up City Hall to end the inside deals for downtown special interests and put our neighborhoods first. It’s time for real change at City Hall and we can’t expect a downtown City Hall insider to deliver the results our communities need.”

Saez’s endorsement comes on the heels of growing progressive support for Gomez’s campaign. Last week, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez endorsed Georgette Gomez for City Council. Gomez is also endorsed by Sierra Club, Councilman Todd Gloria and David Alvarez, San Diego’s Hotel Workers Union and former Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.

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Georgette Gómez has served District 9 communities as a Nonprofit Executive, Environmental Advocate and as an elected member of her Neighborhood Planning Group. A native San Diegan, Georgette attended local public schools and graduated from SDSU. Georgette earned the 2013 Voice of the Year Award from the Voice of San Diego and the 2013 Sierra Club FEAT Award for her work advocating for working families and underserved communities. A native San Diegan, and the daughter of immigrants, she has fought to ensure that all working families have the opportunity to thrive. She and her partner, Xochitl live in the City Heights community of Azalea Park.