SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A Bay Area mayor has made big political announcement in the 2020 campaign for president.
San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo announced Monday he is endorsing Mike Bloomberg and has agreed to serve as his California co-chair of the campaign.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Be Receiving A Plus-Up Payment?
Mayor Liccardo will advise Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, on strategy and policy. The former criminal prosecutor was twice elected to lead San Jose.
“Mayors don’t have the luxury of hyperpartisan tongue-wagging,” said Liccardo in a statement. “They have to solve problems and get things done. I’m supporting Mike Bloomberg because as mayor of the nation’s largest, most diverse, and most complex city, Mike solved problems — to reduce poverty, expand jobs, cut gun violence, improve public health, and build affordable housing.”READ MORE: Santa Clara County Increasing Number Of COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments
Liccardo has been credited with helping shepherd San Jose during the city’s greatest economic expansion ever and spearheading programs to increase opportunities for low-income youth and families.
“As President, Mike Bloomberg will bring his courageous, innovative, and pragmatic leadership to our nation’s great challenges, to do what’s right and make tough decisions regardless of what he might hear from the powerful, the pundits, or the polls,” said Liccardo.MORE NEWS: 'Death Followed Us To This Place'; Family Flees War-Torn Yemen To Fall Victim To Oakland Violence
Bloomberg will announce his picks for other California co-chairs in the coming weeks.