By Miriam Raftery
July 29, 2017 (La Mesa) – Gloria Chadwick announced on her Facebook page that she is suspending her candidacy in the 50th Congressional district and will instead seek reelection to her current position on the Grossmont Healthcare District Years, where she has served for many years.
“I I intend to run for re-election for the Grossmont Healthcare District as the hospital and constituents will face serious challenges with the unhealthy legislation on the horizon,” she stated. View her bio: http://www.grossmonthealthcare.org/board-directors/meet-your-directors/
Her decision leaves five Democrats remaining in the race for the seat currently held by Republican Duncan Hunter. They are Pete Beauregard, a rancher and former Marine Corps medic, Josh Butner, former Navy Seal and current member of the Jamul-Dulzura School Board, Ammar Campa-Najjar, business owner and former Dept. of Labor communications director, Glenn Jensen, an information technology expert, and Patrick Malloy, a realtor who ran previously.
Hunter also faces a challenge from two Republican contenders, Andrew Zelt, a sergeant in the Sheriff’s Department, and Daniel Casara, a retired Army sergeant and motivational speaker.