Today is Election Day in San Diego.
Since Bob Filner was removed from office for sexual harassment San Diego has had interim mayor Todd Gloria at the helm. If no single candidate wins 51 percent of the vote there will be a runoff election in the spring. Most likely that is what will happen.
The top candidates are
First: Councilman David Alvarez. He is a Democrat and has the official party endorsement
Second: Councilman Kevin Faulconer. Faulconer is the official Republican Party enforced candidate.
Third: Nathan Fletcher. Nathan has the Police Officer’s Association and Firefighter Union endorsement.
Forth: Mike Aguirre. Mike is the former City Attorney
In the last poll Faulconer was leading with Fletcher and Alvarez both more or less tied for second.
Polls open at 7:00 AM and first numbers will come from the Registrar of Voters at 8:00 PM when the polls close. According to the Registrar 37% of eligible voters have already voted.
I sat down with each of the top three candidates for about an hour. If you want to learn more about where they are coming from, gain some insight into who they are, what they want to do with the city, and why they want to be mayor check out the Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast. Go to BowlersDesk.com and click on the Political Podcast tab.
There are a few other things of note going on today.
San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners is meeting this afternoon at 1:00 about the Living Coast Discovery Center’s long term plan and possibly raising the rates for parking meters along the coast.
And finally tonight at 5:00 what to do with a 22 million dollar state grant is on the agenda for the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education
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