SAN DIEGO - Local Rep. Scott Peters has endorsed former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher for San Diego mayor.
The announcement was made Saturday morning during an open house at Fletcher's election headquarters.
The two met when they were both considering a run for mayor back when Fletcher was a Republican.
"It's very rare that we have someone come along who wants to run for mayor who’s got the experience and the ability to actually bring people together and that's Nathan Fletcher," said Peters.
Also showing support was Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, and every big-name backer counts. Fletcher and the other Democrats are fighting for political power within their own party. On Thursday, former Councilwoman Donna Frye, who spearheaded the push to oust Bob Filner, announced her support for Councilman David Alvarez.
Councilman Kevin Faulconer already has the weight of the Republican Party behind him.
10News wanted to know why Fletcher did not make his voice heard at the first mayoral debate hosted by the Asian Business Association of San Diego.
"We had a pre-existing commitment," said Fletcher. "When I give someone my word I'll be there, then I will."
He added, "We've committed to a huge number of debates and look forward to going out and talking about our ideas citywide."
Afterward, Fletcher's supporters went out to campaign for him, going door-to-door in various neighborhoods.