Former Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman Endorses Noli Zosa


(San Diego, CA) – Retired San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman has endorsed Noli Zosa for City Council, District 7.

Chief Zimmerman, the first woman to serve as San Diego's Chief of Police, was confirmed by the City Council with a unanimous 8-0 vote in 2014. During her 35 year career, she received numerous awards including; the San Diego Press Club Headliner of the Year Award, the San Diego Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business - Exemplary Service Award, and the Women in Blue Award from the SDPD Foundation, amongst many others.

"Noli Zosa has been an engaged and active community member residing in D7 for almost 30 years," noted Zimmerman. "He is committed to helping keep San Diego one of the safest cities in our country."

Zosa has also been endorsed by current San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.

"Having the support of Chief Zimmerman is a true honor," said Zosa. "She is a proven leader and has been an integral part of why San Diego has become one of the safest big cities in the country. Public safety is one of my top priorities, and I intend to work closely with law enforcement to ensure they have the necessary resources to protect all our neighborhoods."

Noli, the son of immigrants, obtained both his undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of San Diego. After graduation, he joined his family's business where he managed a boutique bed and breakfast, wedding facility, and guava tree ranch. In 2008, he became a founding partner of the local restaurant chain Dirty Birds. Noli has helped expand his company to four locations with one additional planned expansion next year. Dirty Birds currently employs over 140 people.


Mike Foster