Gretchen Newsom Withdraws from San Diego Mayor Race

by on December 12, 2015 · 3 comments

in Election, Life Events, Ocean Beach, Politics, San Diego

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Gretchen Newsom issued the following statement on her blog yesterday on her decision to withdraw from the mayor’s race, December 11th:

“I have decided that I will not run for Mayor. My husband and I have recently decided to divorce on an amicable basis and, therefore, I need to focus on our son. I appreciate everyone’s respect of our privacy.”

“I want to thank my friends, neighbors, and community for the outpouring of support I have received.  I am honored by and grateful for your enthusiasm to stand with me. Our fight for meaningful investments in working families and our communities must continue. I encourage everyone to support raising the minimum wage and other ballot measures and candidates that lift up working families.”

Editor: See our interview of Gretchen in 2013.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Debbie December 12, 2015 at 10:46 am

Best wishes Gretchen!

Thank you for all your hard work on the OBTC, parade, auction etc…… no doubt you would have a made a great mayor. Family comes first.


Doug Blackwood December 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Greetings Gretchen,
On the occasions I attended the OBTC meetings I thought you did a good job of keeping things moving & was interested in your candidacy for Mayor.
Sorry you are going through divorce, one of the toughest things to endure!
Just keep on, keeping on, & nurture yourself.
I wish all the best for all of you going forward.

Doug B Surf


Debra December 14, 2015 at 8:48 am

She has her priorities in order. There’s always next time.


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