Endorsements

I'm delighted and honored to have received the endorsements of a number of political and civic leaders from across the San Diego region. Make sure you come back to this page to see who else has endorsed me to become Councilmember for District 7.

Congressman Scott Peters, U.S. House of Representatives, Calif. District 52

Scott Peters"I met Wendy at the first meeting she organized as the San Diego chapter leader of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America,” said Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52). “Wendy is a tireless advocate for all San Diegans; she is a leader who cares deeply for the safety, well being and quality of life for our neighborhoods. Having served two terms on the San Diego City Council, I know the skills needed to forge coalitions to make the biggest impact in residents’ lives, Wendy is the right person to represent District 7. I enthusiastically endorse her candidacy."


Congressman Eric Swalwell, U.S. House of Representatives, Calif. District 15

Eric Swalwell

"My presidential campaign was focused on ensuring that the critical issue of gun violence prevention in America was at the forefront of the next administration's agenda. As recent tragedies have shown, we need bold action now more than ever. But we need leaders taking action at every level of government, and Wendy Wheatcroft is running for San Diego City Council to do just that. I connected with Wendy through our common goal of ending gun violence in America. Her efforts to date as a leader and organizer have been incredible. But she knows cities can do even more to make homes safer for children, to protect women, and improve public safety. And that's why I'm proud to endorse her for San Diego City Council."


Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, California Assembly District 80

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher"I support Wendy because she has been a champion for children, families, and people of color through her work as a city, state, and national leader in gun violence prevention. I am confident Wendy will apply these same leadership skills as a council member to combat climate change, fight homelessness, and improve housing and transit options in San Diego. Wendy’s compassion and dedication make her the best fit for District 7!"


Councilmember Dr. Jen Campbell, San Diego District 2

Dr Jen Campbell"I am proud to endorse Wendy Wheatcroft as the Representative for San Diego City Council District 7. She understands the issues that affect our neighboring City Council Districts and brings a common sense approach to their resolution. I look forward to working with her on City Council when she is elected in 2020."

 


Mayor Catherine Blakespear, Encinitas

"We need women like Wendy Wheatcroft in elected office. She's bold, committed to a better future for San Diego and unapologetic about the problems we need to tackle. It's difficult to make change. Wendy has the smarts, clarity of thought and passion to make a real difference to improve residents' lives. I support Wendy for San Diego City Council District 7 and I hope you will too!" 


Priya Bhat-PatelMayor Pro Tem Priya Bhat-Patel, Carlsbad

"Wendy Wheatcroft and I have known each other for a few years now. During this time, I have had the privilege of witnessing how Wendy is a fierce advocate and ally for individuals from all walks of life, including but not limited to: women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people of color. What I appreciate about Wendy is that she is willing to listen and works through collaboration. Wendy comes prepared with a solution. Of all the people I have interacted with, Wendy is one that I know will be a representative of the people and will pour her heart and soul into doing what is best for her community. It is indicative through her campaign and will carry over once she is sworn in as your Councilwoman. I hope you will join me in supporting Wendy Wheatcroft for San Diego City Council District 7."


Councilmember Cori Schumacher, Carlsbad

Cori Schumacher"Wendy has a proven track record of standing up to powerful political forces, organizing communities, and fighting for our San Diego families. With her 15 years of experience as an educator, coupled with being a lifelong San Diegan, I know she will be an effective Councilmember on the San Diego City Council for District 7. I hope you will join me in supporting Wendy!"

 


Councilmember Mark West, Imperial Beach 

Mark West

"Wendy is the leader I trust to cut through the noise, support the community and to hit the ground running once elected as the Councilmember for San Diego District 7."

 

 


Councilmember Kelly Harless, Solana Beach

"I wholeheartedly support Wendy Wheatcroft for San Diego City Council District 7. Her authenticity and commitment to service, along with the strong leadership that she has demonstrated in her efforts to curb gun violence, are proof positive that she's not your typical politician - she's the real deal. Wendy is 100% invested in addressing the issues so important to District 7, and her refreshing, can-do approach is sure to effect positive change."


Judy Ki, Founder, AAPI Democratic Club, San Diego 

Judy Ki"As a retired teacher, the qualities that I look for in a candidate are diligence and passion. In the year I have known Wendy, I recognize a hardworking woman with a big heart, striving to make this world a safer place for all of us. I admire Wendy’s dedication and drive. I am delighted to endorse her for San Diego City Council. Please join me in supporting Wendy for District 7."

 


Casey Tanaka, Former Mayor, Coronado

Casey Tanaka"I have known Wendy since the 4th grade and she has always been someone who puts others first. She will do the same for the people of District 7, and she will be principled and fearless in her representation of you on the San Diego City Council."

 



Sunday Gover, Community Leader, Districts 5 and 7

Sunday Gover"From her many years as a teacher and community advocate, Wendy brings the right mix of hard work, determination and heart to everything she does. These qualities will serve her and our city well when she becomes our Councilwoman for District 7."

 


I'm also thrilled to have the support of a wide number of local and national political organizations:

SDSU College Dems
Run Women Run
SDSU College Democrats:
Endorsed
Run Women Run!:
Endorsed
National Women's Political Caucus
Moms in Office
National Women's Political Caucus:
Endorsed
Moms in Office:
Endorsed
U City Dems YIMBY Dems
U City Dems Club:
Rated - Acceptable
YIMBY Democrats San Diego:
Rated - Qualified
San Diego Veteran Democrats AAPI Democrats
Veterans Democratic Club of San Diego County:
Rated - Qualified
Asian-American Pacific Islander Demo Club:
Rated - Qualified
SD4GVP logo
 
San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention:
Rated - Gun Violence Prevention Candidate