San Diego's mayoral race is heating up as Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a former district attorney candidate, has thrown her hat into the ring. Jones-Wright, who took on an incumbent DA in 2018 and lost, is now setting sights on the city's top job. According to the Times of San Diego, she's one of six challengers against the current mayor, Todd Gloria. Despite the setback in the DA race, her political comeback is marked by the establishment of her nonprofit organization, Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance.
"I am running to become San Diego’s next mayor! As a native San Diegan, I understand the challenges facing San Diegans and am committed to creating a city that everyone can afford and thrive in at every stage of life," Jones-Wright said. With a robust background that spans public defense and nonprofit leadership, she pledges to elevate San Diego to its rightful status as a world-class city with expanded opportunities for its citizens. This sentiment echoes across social media, where she shared her campaign launch, citing "resounding support" from hundreds of San Diegans. She details her commitment by saying, "Each signature shows my campaign gives hope to San Diegans who desire better leadership at the helm of the city." This information is pulled from a Facebook announcement made by the candidate herself.
Jones-Wright's educational credentials include a diploma from Patrick Henry High School, a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Francisco, and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. These details, shared by the Times of San Diego, highlight her extensive local ties and legal background, which could prove advantageous in her campaign efforts.
With the primary election slated for March 5, Jones-Wright is up against a varied field of candidates, comprising a nursing student, a physics professor, a former City Council candidate, a real estate professional, and a San Diego Police officer. Her campaign is shaping up to be one of the more closely watched contests as San Diegans begin to weigh their choices for the city's future leadership.