Number of mayoral candidates cut in half

Number of mayoral candidates cut in half

Nathan Fletcher, Kevin FaulconerSAN DIEGO — The field of candidates for the Nov. 19 special election for mayor of San Diego was cut in half Friday, with 19 meeting a deadline to return nomination papers with at least 200 valid signatures, according to the City Clerk’s Office.

The list of candidates includes the four expected big names — former City Attorney Mike Aguirre, Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer and ex- Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.

The signatures will now go to the county Registrar of Voters office for verification. Around 40 people had filed initial paperwork to enter the race to replace Bob Filner, who resigned in disgrace on Aug. 30.

The verification process is expected to be completed Wednesday, City Clerk Elizabeth Maland told City News Service. A drawing for posDavid-Alvarezitions on the ballot might also take place that day, she said.

One of those who turned in her papers was 19-year-old…

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