skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman will speak on KPBS Midday at noon about protests in San Diego. Listen via live stream.

Nathan Fletcher Wins BIOCOM Endorsement

The trade group for San Diego's life sciences industry endorsed the mayoral campaign of independent Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher today.

Fletcher, who made national headlines when he quit the Republican party and declared himself an independent, won the support of BIOCOM because of his work on tax and regulatory reform in Sacramento, said Joe Panetta, the organization's president and CEO. Many executives of BIOCOM companies had previously endorsed him individually.

"Nathan's well-established history of putting results and the needs of his constituents before party politics was a critical consideration in this endorsement decision,'' Panetta said.

The assemblyman said BIOCOM was an example of what was working well in San Diego.

"Innovative companies that are working each day to solve problems and create the jobs of tomorrow,'' Fletcher said. "When I am mayor, I pledge I will work to ensure job creators like the 500 companies they represent have what they need to expand.''

He faces Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, and website owner Tobiah Pettus in the June 5 primary election.

Polls leading up to his change of registration showed him lagging in a virtual third place tie with Dumanis, well behind DeMaio and Filner, in part because of low name recognition.

Unless someone tops 50 percent, the top two vote-getters will vie for the mayor's job in the November general election.

Please stay on topic and be as concise as possible. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Community Discussion Rules. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus