By Miriam Raftery
March 8, 2018 (San Diego) – Andrew Zelt, a sergeant at the Sheriff’s Department, has withdrawn from the 50th Congressional District race and endorsed El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells. On his Facebook page yesterday, Zelt posted this announcement:
It is with a sad heart but with great hope for the future that I announce my withdrawal from the 50th District’s Congressional race AND I announce my full support of Mayor Bill Wells for the 50th District.
Bill Wells is a good man that will provide quality leadership and restore integrity to the 50th District. I believe he will make a great Representative and he deserves our full support in our efforts to ensure the 50th remains red.
Thank you to all those that have offered me your support, help, time and donations. I can never thank you all enough. I wish everyone the best for the future. It truly is bright.
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter is under federal investigation and a grand jury has been convened in the criminal probe into campaign funds allegedly used for personal expenditures.
In addition to Hunter, Wells will face off against former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, who this week pulled papers to run, and businessman Shamus Sayed, a moderate.
On the Democratic side of the aisle, former Labor Department official Ammar Campa-Najjar and ex-Navy Seal Josh Butner, also a Jauml-Dulzura school board member, are the frontrunners.
The top two candidates in the June primary will square off in November’s election.