Republican-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher, whose failed mayoral bid was backed by billionaire Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs, has endorsed Justin DeCesare’s bid for the seventh district city-council seat held by GOP incumbent Scott Sherman. A former real estate man at Coldwell Banker, DeCesare has collected a total of $2375 from those associated with the firm, according to campaign reports.
Other cash included $550 from Bill Lerach, the La Jolla lawyer convicted on kickback-related charges by the George W. Bush administration’s justice department. The same came from Jeff Silberman, son of Richard Silberman, the ex–Jerry Brown aide and former husband of GOP mayor Susan Golding who went to prison after getting caught in an FBI drug-money sting. Lynn Gorguze and her husband, Democratic congressman Scott Peters, who like Fletcher is backed by Jacobs, each came up with $500.