Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The San Diego Police Officers Association today endorsed the mayoral campaign of Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego.
"In our opinion, he is the only candidate who offers the leadership and commitment necessary to get our city back on track,'' said Brian Marvel, president of the SDPOA. "Nathan has the characteristics that San Diego needs in a mayor.''
Marvel, in a news conference in front of San Diego Police Department headquarters, said Fletcher has the willingness to take bold action to implement his vision.
Fletcher authored Chelsea's Law, which tightens scrutiny of paroled sexually violent predators, and ushered it through the Legislature last year.
The law was named for young murder victim Chelsea King, who was killed by a registered sex offender in Rancho Bernardo.
King's parents endorsed Fletcher last week.
He faces Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Rep. Bob Filner, D- San Diego -- among others -- in next June's primary.