July 21, 2016
Contact: Roberto C. Torres

Georgette Gomez Wins Endorsement of The San Diego County Democratic Party

Endorsement Gives Gómez Major Boost In Heavily Democratic District 9

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Democratic Party has thrown its full support behind Georgette Gómez’s campaign for City Council. Gómez overwhelmingly won the party’s endorsement, earning over 75% of the votes in an endorsement caucus held Tuesday night. The threshold for endorsement is 60%.

Georgette Gómez said: “I’m incredibly proud to be the Democratic choice for City Council. I’m running to shake up City Hall and make it work for the people again. We need real change at City Hall to end the inside deals and put the needs of working people and our neighborhoods first. We simply can’t expect a City Hall insider backed by the downtown special interests to fight on behalf of ordinary people.”

The Democratic Party’s endorsement caps off a string of announcements since the Primary that have added momentum to Gómez’s grassroots campaign for City Council. In recent days, Georgette was endorsed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and Sarah Saez, a well-known progressive leader in San Diego who was a candidate for City Council District 9 in the Primary.

Francine Busby, Chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party said: “The Democratic Party looked at both Democratic candidates for City Council and overwhelmingly endorsed Georgette Gómez. Georgette Gómez has been a tireless champion for more affordable housing, expanding public transit, and standing up for working people. This endorsement is a clear message to Democratic voters that Georgette Gómez is the best candidate to fight for Democratic values and our neighborhoods’ priorities at City Hall.

As the only endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party, Gómez now has a distinct advantages in a district where Democrats comprise well over 50% of the electorate. The Party endorsement strengthens Gómez’s ability to raise campaign funds and run a strong field effort in the district.

Georgette Gómez is a candidate for City Council District 9. She is endorsed by the Sierra Club, Councilmen Todd Gloria and David Alvarez, Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins, former Senator Christine Kehoe, and City Hall Watchdog Donna Frye.

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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.