One candidate for a key Fresno City Council race has earned a big endorsement from local law enforcement. District 7 candidate Brian Whelan announced Thursday he has the support of the Fresno Police Officers Association. Damon Kurtz is president of the FPOA.
“We did an interview process, spoke to candidates, and Brian rose to the top,” said Kurtz. He described Whelan as, “overly qualified for the position.”
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer also added his endorsement to Whelan’s campaign.
“The very reason that I support Brian is because of his number one goal: Keeping our streets safe,” said Dyer.
The seat is currently held by Clint Olivier, who has endorsed Whelan’s campaign. Right now, the city council leans conservative, but this race could shift the balance. The other two candidates running in District 7 are Nelson Esparza and Veva Islas.