By Miriam Raftery
August 29, 2013 (San Diego) – San Diego’s City Council has voted unanimously to set November 19 as the special election date for voters to choose a new Mayor. Councilmember Todd Gloria will serve as Acting Mayor after August 30, when Mayor Bob Filner’s resignation takes effect, until the election.
The special election is expected to cost taxpayers approximately $6 million—an amount that could increase sharply. If no candidates wins a majority of votes, a run-off election would be held. So far at least 13 candidates have filed papers with the Registrar of Voters indicating an intent to run. Only one, former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, is well known. Fletcher resigned from the Republican party to become an independent and more recently, a Democrat.
Who else may throw their hats in the ring?