Faulconer joins race for mayor

Faulconer joins race for mayor


SAN DIEGO — City Councilman Kevin Faulconer announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate in the November special election for mayor of San Diego, a day after three major potential rivals said they would remain on the sidelines.

Faulconer was widely expected to enter the race to finish the term of Bob Filner, who resigned in disgrace after nine months as the city’s chief executive. He is expected to gain the backing of the county Republican Party.

Faulconer, the senior member of the City Council in length of service, is to be termed-out next year. The representative of the city’s beach areas and Point Loma is a vocal proponent of a competitive bidding program called “managed competition” to create a leaner city government and was a leading critic of the state abolishing redevelopment agencies.

“I stand with my fellow San Diegans, and I’m ready to do my part to…

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