Voter Guide

Gun Violence Prevention Champions and Candidates

Primary Election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The SD4GVP Gun Violence Prevention Candidate distinction is intended to identify candidates who will lead with gun safety in mind. A few select candidates will also receive our Gun Violence Prevention Champion designation; the candidates who receive this level of distinction are named for exceptionally proactive, consistent, and relentless public work to prevent gun violence. Multiple candidates in a race can receive a distinction, which are non-partisan, as is legislation to stop gun violence.

Wendy Wheatcroft
San Diego City Council, District 7

“I will stay in close communication with the Police Chief and our Mayor regarding gun violence prevention to make sure that we are all on the same page and utilizing best practices, which includes community policing and bridge building in communities of color between police and citizens.”

– Wendy Wheatcroft for San Diego City Council District 7. 

SD4GVP is proud to have announced our founding member Wendy Wheatcroft as our first Gun Violence Prevention Candidate.  In addition, for exceptional proactive, consistent, and relentless public work to prevent violence, Ms. Wheatcroft is named a “2020 Champion.”  We are deeply grateful to Wendy, as she has been instrumental in the group’s work.

To find out more about Ms. Wheatcroft and her campaign, visit wendy4sd.com

Mara Elliot
San Diego City Attorney

“I launched San Diego’s pioneering Gun Violence Restraining Order program to stop senseless violence by keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. We’ve removed over 400 firearms, many of them assault weapons, from people who pose a threat to themselves or others, including violent ex-boyfriends, stalkers, veterans with PTSD, road-rage drivers, domestic abusers, feuding neighbors, disgruntled employees, and individuals who’ve vowed to shoot up a workplace, a hospital, or a school… Our program hasn’t just made San Diego safer – it’s become a statewide and national model.” 

– City Attorney Mara Elliott.

SD4GVP is proud to name City Attorney Mara Elliott as a Gun Violence Prevention Candidate. In addition, for exceptional proactive, consistent, and relentless public work to prevent gun violence, Ms. Elliott is named a 2020 Champion.

To find out more about Ms. Elliott and her campaign, visit maraelliot.com

Todd Gloria
Mayor of San Diego

“Gun violence is a national emergency and San Diego is not immune. As Mayor, I intend to engage on this issue in a meaningful way to keep our communities safe,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria, a candidate for San Diego Mayor. “This year, I was proud to support legislation to extend gun violence restraining orders from one year to five and to expand the types of individuals who can request a GVRO. As Mayor, I will look for ways to strengthen and improve the use of GVROs and as well as join advocacy groups like ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ – a group of big city Mayors focused on advocating for gun safety legislation and action at all levels of government.”

SD4GVP is proud to name Assemblymember Todd Gloria as a Gun Violence Prevention Candidate running for San Diego Mayor. In addition, for exceptional proactive, consistent, and relentless public work to prevent gun violence, Mr. Gloria is named a 2020 Champion.

To find out more about Mr. Gloria and his campaign, visit toddgloria.com 

Barbary Bry
Mayor of San Diego

I supported San Diego’s Safe Storage of Firearms Ordinance and will continue to support efforts to reduce gun violence in our city.”

– San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry.

SD4GVP is proud to name Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry as a Gun Violence Prevention Candidate running for San Diego Mayor.

To find out more about Ms. Bry and her campaign, visit barbarabry.com

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