SAN DIEGO COUNTY VETERAN OF THE YEAR ENDORSES ROCKY
SAN DIEGO—San Diego County’s Veteran of the Year has signaled his support for Rocky Chavez, former Marine Colonel and former head of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Chavez is running to represent California Assembly District 76.
David Dickey, a former Marine Major and founder of marketing/consulting firm The Patriot Group, was selected as Veteran of the Year for his service with numerous veterans organizations and for his focus on veterans and employment. Dickey is also a combat veteran, having earned a Bronze Star for his actions during the Iraq War.
“Rocky got personally involved in serving veterans when he was Secretary of Veterans Affairs,” Dickey said. “From improving veterans courts and creating programs for veterans returning from overseas to advocating for homeless women veterans, Rocky stood up for America’s armed forces.”
Dickey serves on the board of directors for the California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Alliance and on the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advisory Council. He is also the chairman of the Veteran Retraining Initiative in San Diego.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized by a peer,” said Chavez. “David is a leader and we both understand it’s time to get to work helping veterans find jobs, education, healthcare and housing.”
Chavez is seeking to represent the 76th California Assembly District, which includes the cities of Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad and Encinitas. The Chavez campaign will focus on jobs and the economy, education, veterans, and government efficiency. Chavez served as a Marine for more than twenty-eight years, retiring as a Colonel. He then went on to serve nearly a decade on the Oceanside City Council before leading the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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