Former City Attorney to run for mayor
[trib_ndn vid=25121957]SAN DIEGO – Former City Attorney Michael Aguirre confirmed his plans to run for San Diego mayor Sunday evening, replacing Bob Filner, who recently resigned.
Aguirre served as city attorney from 2004 to 2008 and lost a re-election bid in 2008 to current City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. He will join a long list of candidates for mayor in a Nov. 19 special election. Aguirre has yet to file with the City Clerk’s office.
If no one wins more than 50 percent in the special election to find Filner’s replacement, a runoff vote will be held. City Clerk Elizabeth Maland said the cost for the initial election is estimated to be around $6 million.
One of the candidates, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, corralled endorsements Thursday from the unions that represent the city’s white collar workers and firefighters. The Qualcomm executive finished third in the June 2012 mayoral primary vote.
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