Newsletter: Judges, lawyers major donors to San Diego city attorney candidates
The entrance to the San Diego City Attorney's Civil Division is in the Civic Center Plaza in Downtown San Diego. March 30, 2016. Leo Castaneda, inewsource

Newsletter: Judges, lawyers major donors to San Diego city attorney candidates

by Joe Yerardi and Shine Cho | inewsource

Legal professionals have been a leading source of campaign cash for the candidates running to be San Diego’s next city attorney.

Individuals who listed attorney, lawyer, general counsel or some variation of those as their occupation contributed a combined $229,000 as of Dec. 31 — the closing deadline for the last campaign statement.

At least $15,000 of the sum raised for this year’s city attorney race has come from nearly three dozen lawyers working at firms that have sued the city in the past five years, and more than $1,500 has come from seven judges who might oversee cases involving the City Attorney’s Office.

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