October 4, 2022

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San Diego Republican Party Endorses Marco Contreras in 79th Assembly District

Marco Contreras. Campaign photo

The San Diego Republican Party made an early endorsement Tuesday for the June 8 special election in the 79th Assembly District, putting its weight behind Marco Contreras.

The seat was vacated by Shirley Weber last month when she became California’s Secretary of State. Weber was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to fill the vacancy caused by his appointment of Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Vice President Kamala Harris.

The 79th District primary will be April 6. Weber’s daughter, La Mesa City Council Vice Mayor Akilah Weber, is hoping to succeed her mother in representing the district that encompasses southeastern San Diego and parts of Chula Vista, Bonita, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and National City.

Until Contreras threw his hat into the ring, no Republican candidates had officially declared a run for the seat.

San Diego Republican Party Chairwoman Paula Whitsell released a statement endorsing Contreras.