Former Mayor Jerry Sanders, Chamber of Commerce Endorse Kevin Faulconer for Mayor of San Diego
September 12, 2013
Sanders: ‘Kevin’s record on supporting jobs, business and economic growth is remarkable’
SAN DIEGO --- The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce endorsed Councilmember Kevin Faulconer for Mayor today. The announcement came from Chamber President and C.E.O., former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.
“From the Convention Center expansion, comprehensive pension reform, and streamlining regulations for small businesses, Kevin’s record on supporting jobs, business and economic growth is remarkable,” said Sanders. “Kevin also has institutional knowledge of City Hall that will enable him to hit the ground running and move this city forward.”
The Chamber is the largest nonprofit advocate for the San Diego regional business community. With nearly 3,000 members representing 400,000 employees, the Chamber is actively involved in local government and regional economic development.
"I'm honored to have the support of San Diego's small business leaders. They're the foundation of our economy, working men and women committed to the success of our region," Faulconer said. "When it comes to nurturing a healthy environment for the businesses and innovators that provide good-paying jobs for working families here in San Diego, I can't think of a better partner than the Chamber of Commerce.
“If San Diegans want to know what kind of mayor I will be, they can look at what I accomplished with our last great mayor, Jerry Sanders,” Faulconer said. "Together, we led our city through challenging times and ended a previous era of dysfunction at City Hall. With the support of Jerry Sanders, the Chamber of Commerce, and citizens from every community of this great city, I look forward to serving again as San Diego’s next mayor.”
Sanders and Faulconer were elected within months of each other following the last mayoral resignation in 2005. Together, they helped the City regain its credit rating by overhauling the City’s financial and operational structure, allowing the City to once again finance projects to repair roads and rebuild San Diego’s neighborhoods.
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