San Diego City Council District 3 candidates Todd Gloria and Stephen Whitburn both announced fresh endorsements today.

Supporting Gloria is former California Senate President Pro Tempore Jim Mills, author of the Mills Act, which protects historic homes in California. Mills said Gloria has been a consistent advocate of historic preservation, according to a news release from the Gloria campaign.

“He is the right man for the job, and he understands what needs to be done both to preserve the history of District Three and to launch San Diego into a bold new future,” Mills said in the statement.

Whitburn received endorsements from Latina civil rights activists Dolores Huerta and Gracia Molina de Pick. Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, and now heads the Bakersfield-based Dolores Huerta Foundation which works on behalf of underrepresented communities.

De Pick has lived in San Diego for 50 years, and is a founder of the Comision Femenil Mexicana Nacional, the first national feminist Chicana association.

“I have known Stephen for years, and he is honest, smart, and will be a voice for the people,” said de Pick in a Whitburn campaign news release.


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