Asian American Pacific Islander Leaders Endorse David Alvarez in Race for Mayor

David Alvarez 2Group adds to growing list of business, labor, community members backing Alvarez’s campaign

A diverse group of AAPI business, community, and labor organization leaders stood at Bay Terraces Community Park, more commonly known as Tooma Park, as they rolled out their endorsement in support of Councilmember David Alvarez’s candidacy for Mayor. The AAPI community is one of the fastest growing ethnic populations in San Diego and is increasingly becoming more active in public service.

Joe Quintanilla, the past President of South Bay Terrace Fil-Am Senior Association, explained how important the park was to create a sense of community in the absence of a Filipino community center.

 “This park has deep meaning to me and my family. We have been coming here for decades as a way to connect with family and friends,” said Quintanilla. “David understands the importance of community connections and shares our values. I urge my fellow kababayans to vote for David on Feb. 11.”

“I’m honored to be here today. Asian Pacific Islanders are everyday heroes. They are veterans, nurses, small business owners and caregivers,” stated Alvarez. “Together, we can build a San Diego that is representative of everyone and I will ensure that the Mayor’s office and appointees to our boards and commissions reflect the diverse perspectives of all people in our community.”

Johanna Hester, president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, stated, “David’s story is our story. He is the son of immigrants who came here to make a better life for their children. He is committed to growing San Diego’s middle class and this is what we all want for our families.”

Dr. Allen Chan, entrepreneur and business co-owner of Jasmine Seafood Restaurant, explained that David’s leadership on City Council is what business owners need.

“One of David’s top priorities is creating a culture of customer service in the City of San Diego when working with small business owners,” Chan said. “ And that matters to me.”

The diverse group of endorsers included leaders from the Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Korean, Japanese, Indian and other Asian and Pacific Islander communities within San Diego.

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