February 23, 2024
Geneviéve Jones-Wright after submitting to run for Mayor this week. Picture from her Fb web page

Former progressive candidate for district legal professional Geneviéve Jones-Wright has entered the race for Mayor of San Diego, bringing to 6 the variety of challengers to incumbent Todd Gloria.

Jones-Wright, who served as a deputy public defender earlier than working for District Legal professional, misplaced to Summer season Stephan in 2018 regardless of monetary backing from philanthropist George Soros who helps progressive causes. She then based the nonprofit Group Advocates for Simply and Ethical Governance.

“I’m working to turn out to be San Diego’s subsequent mayor! As a local San Diegan, I perceive the challenges going through San Diegans and am dedicated to making a metropolis that everybody can afford and thrive in at each stage of life,” she stated in a Fb put up.

“It’s time for a mayor who will lead San Diego just like the world-class metropolis we’re and broaden alternatives for each San Diegan,” she stated.

Jones-Wright graduated from Patrick Henry Excessive Faculty, acquired a bachelor’s diploma from the College of San Francisco and her regulation diploma from Howard College Faculty of Regulation.

The opposite candidates who filed by the Thursday deadline are nursing scholar Athena Johnson, physics professor Thomas Nguyen, former Metropolis Council candidate Jane Glasson, actual property skilled Dan Smiechowski and San Diego Police officer Larry Turner.

They’ll face off within the statewide main election on March 5.