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Business group endorses Fletcher for mayor

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SAN DIEGO -- The California Small Business Association Tuesday endorsed Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, in his race for mayor.

The organization, which represents about 200,000 small businesses, cited Fletcher's commitment to creating jobs and track record of fostering a competitive business climate.

"Nathan Fletcher has a proven history of fighting to help small business owners, and has worked hard to create a more competitive environment for job creators,'' said Betty Jo Toccoli, president of the CSBA. "The association admires his ability to lead, put the needs of his constituents first and follow through on their behalf.''

Fletcher said 95 percent of the 100,000 registered firms in San Diego are small businesses, with 12 or fewer employees.

"San Diego has long been the home of small business owners, entrepreneurs and risk-takers -- but we must work to ensure that we maintain the kind of competitive environment small businesses depend on,'' Fletcher said.

Fletcher, who sits on the Assembly Select Committee on Job Creation for the New Economy, has been endorsed by numerous business leaders around San Diego County.

He will face Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego -- among others -- in the June 5 primary.

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