In a move that won’t really surprise many City Hall observers, the San Diego-Imperial Labor Council has just announced it’s endorsing Council President Scott Peters to be the next city attorney.

Peters has a strong history of support from local labor unions, but the endorsement is still a significant boon to his election campaign.

The labor council is a coalition of 119 local unions. According to a press release, the decision to endorse Peters was based on his commitment to public service, his commitment to San Diego and “his desire to bring civility back to city government.”

Here’s what the press release says:

“We represent thousands of firefighters, nurses, teachers, letter carriers, social workers, sanitation engineers and other public servants,” said Lorena Gonzalez, secretary-treasurer of the Labor Council. “We need elected representatives who understand and respect the value of these jobs, and don’t simply vilify people who work for a living.  Electing Council President Peters as City Attorney will help bring an end to divisive politics in our fine city.”

Peters has been a primary spokesman in opposition to City Attorney Mike Aguirre’s attempts to roll back the benefits of city workers.


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