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Lesbian DA to Run for San Diego Mayor

Lesbian DA to Run for San Diego Mayor


Bonnie Dumanis, the San Diego County district attorney, plans to run for mayor next year.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Dumanis, 59, made the announcement Thursday in an e-mail to friends. A Republican elected in 2002, she is the first openly gay district attorney in the United States and a former superior court judge.

"Dumanis promised to end the rancor that has gripped City Hall over pension issues, taxation and budget cutting," reported the Times.

If elected San Diego mayor, she would succeed Jerry Sanders, who announced his support for marriage equality because of his lesbian daughter in an emotional press conference in 2007.

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