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District 3 City Council candidate Steven Whitburn today announced the endorsements of former challengers Paul Broadway and John Hartley, as well as the Mexican American Political Association.

Earlier this month, Whiburn finished second in the primary with 28.6 percent of the vote. He will face Todd Gloria, who netted 40.7 percent, in the November runoff.

Hartley got 17.6 percent of the vote, while Broadway snagged 6.3 percent.

Here’s what the former challengers had to say about Whitburn in a press release:

Paul Broadway, a longtime community leader in Golden Hill, said, “During the campaign, I’ve gotten to know my fellow District Three candidates quite well. I’m supporting Stephen because I think he’s a man of integrity. Stephen Whitburn will help restore City government by asking the tough questions, advocating open and honest government, and implementing neighborhood-focused policies for communities like Golden Hill and South Park.”

“Stephen Whitburn is the neighborhood choice for District Three,” said Hartley, a former councilmember and decades-long neighborhood activist. “I know Stephen will stand up to the developers who have too much clout at City Hall. Stephen Whitburn will work to make sure neighborhoods have a greater say in city government.”

MAPA cited Whitburn’s “solid support” of working class and Latino communities, according to the press release.

ANDREW DONOHUE

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