Voters to elect next mayor following Filner scandal

Voters to elect next mayor following Filner scandal

SAN DIEGO — Voters will decide Tuesday whether Councilman David Alvarez or Councilman Kevin Faulconer will replace former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in disgrace Aug. 30, nearly three years before the end of his term.

Both candidates finished in the top two of nearly a dozen candidates to replace Filner in a Nov. 19 special election, but neither man garnered more than 50 percent of the vote, resulting into Tuesday’s runoff.

Faulconer Alvarez Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez

Should Alvarez win, he would be the California border city’s first Latino mayor and his victory would spell a second-straight mayoral win for the Democrats in the traditionally conservative town. Democrats currently hold a 5- 4 majority on the technically nonpartisan City Council and the party is fielding two potentially strong candidates in GOP-held districts in elections later this year.

If Faulconer wins Tuesday, he would regain control of the…

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