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District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis endorses Carl DeMaio for mayor


SAN DIEGO – One week before the election, former Mayoral candidate and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis today announced her endorsement of Carl DeMaio for Mayor. The endorsement from the top-ranking LGBT local elected official comes on the heels of the endorsement from Mayor Jerry Sanders – the most pro-LGBT mayor San Diego has ever had.

“I did not intend to endorse in this race, and have only made endorsements in extraordinary situations. However, Bob Filner’s troubling pattern of erratic behavior has convinced me he simply lacks the judgment and temperament to be our Mayor. Bob Filner is disruptive, disrespectful and demeaning, especially to women,” Dumanis explained.

This is a critical moment for San Diego and we cannot afford to see Bob Filner push our city backwards into the dysfunction and division of the past,” said Dumanis.

“In contrast, Carl DeMaio has demonstrated the leadership skills and positive vision to be our next mayor. Carl has shown great leadership on both fiscal reform and job creation initiatives. I’m excited he and I are also collaborating on ways to improve San Diego’s schools,” Dumanis added.

DeMaio welcomed the endorsement as another sign he is building a broad-based and diverse coalition to move San Diego forward. Both DeMaio and Dumanis made history as LGBT elected officials in their respective offices.

“I have always admired and respected our District Attorney and her tremendous contributions to our community. I am deeply honored to have her support. I look forward to collaborating with her in the coming years, especially on issues of public safety and education reform,” DeMaio said.

As a matter of full disclosure, SDGLN Publisher Johnathan Hale has a personal relationship with Carl DeMaio. Their relationship in no way impacts the editorial decisions made by Ken Williams, SDGLN Editor in Chief, and does not influence our political coverage. Williams can be reached at ken@sdgln.com, @KenSanDiego on Twitter or at (877) 727-5446, x713.