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Statement on Endorsement by San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council

“Early Strategic Endorsement” From Labor Council Highlights Growing Support For San Diego County Sheriff Candidate Dave Myers

San Diego, CA – On Friday, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council announced its support and endorsement of Dave Myers in his bid for San Diego County Sheriff. In making this early endorsement, the council identified the key importance of the race for Sheriff to its members and middle-class families throughout the county. The vote to endorse Myers was unanimous.

Candidate for Sheriff, Dave Myers, issued the following statement through his campaign:

It truly is an honor to receive the support of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council. The Labor Council is a strong voice for the middle class throughout the region.

I was born and raised in San Diego County. My brother, sister-in-law, and nephew are members of the plumbers and pipefitters union #230, just like my father was. My grandfather was a member of the carpenters union. This endorsement gives our campaign a huge boost, but it also means a lot to me on a personal level.

I look forward to working with each of the Labor Council partners, as well as the families and workers that make up their membership. These are hard-working people and I’m proud to have their support.

The Labor Council’s early endorsement of Myers and other challengers at the county and municipal levels reflects a growing wave of activity to organize around the interests of a shrinking middle class.

While local governments have largely been controlled by a select few officeholders in the past, term limits, shifting demographics, and numerous other factors have opened the door to the emergence of new leadership throughout the county.

Dave Myers currently serves as a Sheriff’s Commander and is the only challenger to sitting Sheriff Bill Gore in an election that will likely be decided in the June primary. Gore was last re-elected in 2014, when he ran unopposed for the position.