Mayor Kevin Faulconer Endorses Bonnie Dumanis for Supervisor
(San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer endorses Judge Bonnie Dumanis for District 4 Supervisor.
“Having worked closely with Bonnie over more than a decade, and having represented portions of District 4, I know that Bonnie will be a great leader on the Board of Supervisors,” said Faulconer. “Her experience as a judge and DA, have given her a working insight into some of the most significant challenges facing San Diego, from homelessness, to mental health, and particularly public safety.”
Continued Faulconer, “Bonnie is known for getting things done and her non-partisanship leadership style. That’s the kind of approach that gets things done and I’m proud to support her.”
Judge Bonnie Dumanis grew up in a working class family in a tough town south of Boston. Her father was a truck driver for more than 25 years and a proud Teamster, while her mother ran the government’s WIC (Women Children and Infants) program, which provides support to low income families. Bonnie put herself through college and law school while working as a junior clerk typist. Facing institutionalized discrimination at a less tolerant time, she became a prosecutor, judge and was the first openly gay elected prosecutor in America. During her 15 years as District Attorney she helped make San Diego one of the safest big cities in America with crime at a 47-year low when she retired.