SAN DIEGO (SDJW)–Howard Wayne, the former Democratic state assemblyman running in the 6th City Council District, has been rolling up the endorsements. In his bid to succeed Council member Donna Frye, he has received the blessings of the San Diego Democratic County Central Committee, the San Diego Labor Council, the San Diego Democratic Club, and the Chicano Democratic Association as well as those of a host of current and former elected officials.
Wayne, a member of the Jewish community who has been active in the Latino-Jewish Coalition, also has received endorsements from these Jewish officeholders: State Senate President pro tempore Darrell Steinberg, Assemblyman Marty Block and San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald.
On the Republican side of the ledger, San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who also is Jewish, has joined a group of San Diegans endorsing Meg Whitman for govewrnor. She is listed as an honorary chair for a fundraising gathering for Whitman on December 2 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Joel and Ann Reed. The special guest at that shindig will be former Massachusetts governor and unsucessful Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
Preceding compiled by San Diego Jewish World staff