Obama Endorses Alvarez for San Diego Mayor

Despite the fact that according to California law mayoral races are non-partisan, President Barack Obama has thrown his political weight behind Democratic candidate David Alvarez for mayor of San Diego.

If Alvarez wins he will be San Diego's first Hispanic mayor.
If Alvarez wins he will be San Diego’s first Hispanic mayor.

“Today, with the city’s economy and neighborhoods poised to make progress there is no question that David is the right choice to be San Diego’s next mayor,” Obama said in a statement released by the Alvarez campaign committee.

If Alvarez wins the race against the favored opponent, Republican Kevin Faulconer he will become the city’s first Hispanic mayor.

At 33 Alvarez is one of the youngest candidates to try for San Diego’s top position. He is also the son of immigrants from Mexico, plus his campaign has honed in on the issue of the day, income inequality. All these characteristics make Alvarez a candidate seemingly in tune with today’s issues. However, Faulconer, who is 47, is now serving his second term on the city council, is the solid favorite to win Tuesday’s election.

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