San Diego Business Journal

The San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, for the first time in its 83-year history, on Oct. 26 announced its endorsement of a political candidate Jerry Sanders, who is running for mayor in the Nov. 8 election.

"San Ysidro has been virtually neglected when it comes to funding, city services and overall attention," said Israel Adato, the president of the 250-member chamber. "The extraordinary community of San Ysidro cannot simply sit idly by while the rest of San Diego chooses our next political leader.

"As leaders of this community, the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce has done research, had discussions and held a debate to determine which candidate will, first, put the city of San Diego back on its feet; and, secondly, give appropriate attention to our community."

On Sept. 29, Sanders, who is running against San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye, also won the endorsement of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce a move so rare that no one can recall when it last happened.

Pat Broderick