Almost every conservative in town wants Bob Hickey to be San Diego’s next city attorney.
Almost. A notable exception is his boss, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.
Hickey has the support of Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Sherriff Bill Gore and every Republican on the City Council. Last week a horde of law enforcement officials added their names to his endorsement list. But the man’s boss since 2003 remains conspicuously absent.
In fact, she is actively opposing him behind the scenes.
Two sources familiar with the situation, who asked not to be named to avoid repercussions from the DA, told us Dumanis reprimanded a local Republican elected official who endorsed Hickey. She was upset the official even considered supporting her employee.
“Her feelings on this are not quiet,” one of the sources said. “It’s finally getting out there, but it isn’t new.”
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I support Bonnie's decision to not endorse this candidate for office. I think it's great that she's taking politics out of the DA's office.
I think the more important relationship is between the City Attorney and the Mayor. I don't think that necessarily means voting in the person the mayor endorses, but a really adversarial relationship between those isn't productive for the city. I think the DA's opinion is pretty irrelevant.
Dumanis is a vindictive, petty, small, revengeful leader who controls her office by terror and revenge. Its a shame we have her as DA. It is no wonder he wants out of the office. I'm surprise more Deputys haven't moved on.
It appears to me that Ms. Dumanis can do just about whatever she wishes and there are no repercussions.
@Chris Brewster --Teflon Bonnie strikes again.