SAN DIEGO — The First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden landed in San Diego Saturday afternoon for a fundraiser event to support her husband’s reelection campaign.
Biden arrived at San Diego International Airport around 2:20 p.m. Saturday. She was welcomed by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria on the tarmac.
“San Diego always loves it when Doctor Biden or her husband are here in town,” Gloria said. They are frequent visitors of San Diego, I love that level of attention for the second-largest city in California, the eighth largest in America. I appreciate the time they spend here it helps us get our issues in front of the administration.”
Following her greeting, Biden headed to the private Rancho Santa Fe estate owned by Allan and Megan Camaisa, according to a report from the White House press pool. Allan is an entrepreneur in biotech and security software, while Megan is a producer in film and Christian media.
During the event, reports say she encouraged the American people to send her husband back to the White House for a second term to, “finish the job.”
“We know what’s in store if the extreme MAGA Republicans return to power,” the first lady added. “The choice in this election could not be more clear. Chaos, crisis and corruption or strong, steady leadership that actually gets things done.”
The event drew out a crowd of about 40 people, including high-profile donors like local billionaire Irwin Jacobs, the co-founder of mobile chipmaker Qualcolmm.
Prior to her San Diego stop, Dr. Biden also made trips to Seattle on Friday and Los Angeles Saturday morning. Her appearance in Los Angeles was also for a high-profile donor event at a Beverly Hills home.
Since her husband assumed office, the first lady has championed causes such as education, supporting military families, ending cancer and the opioid crisis.
Mayor Gloria said that he is looking forward to her continued support in addressing these issues alongside President Joe Biden.
“Opioid is certainly a concern, I think fentanyl and those kinds of drugs are helping supercharge, the homelessness crisis, federal leadership is helpful,” Gloria said.
“But I think Dr. Biden’s signature issues are on community colleges, as a woman who continues to hold down as a community college professor,” he continued. “We have an incredible community college system in San Diego, so I know she is very familiar with it, and I’m always hopeful that she sees what we do here in San Diego and tries to export elsewhere in the country.”
FOX 5’s Danielle Dawson and Amber Coakley contributed to this report.