Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Tom Fudge: San Diego voters will go to the polls to vote in the mayor's race on June 3. Although June 3 is the primary, it will decide the mayoral election if one candidate gets 50 percent of the vote plus one. The major candidates in this race are incumbent Jerry Sanders and Steve Francis, a former politician whose personal fortune has allowed him to buy a lot of campaign ads. But there are three other candidates. The one who joins me in studio today has also spent some time in the political game...right here in San Diego City Hall, in fact.
Floyd Morrow is a Democrat and a businessman who served on the San Diego City Council from 1965 to 1978. He dates from the time when council members were elected at large, so he can say he was elected in a city-wide vote. Morrow has run for mayor twice before in the 1980’s...both times unsuccessfully. Today, he is 75 years old. Morrow entered the race because he thought the field needed a Democrat.
Primary Election Day is June 3 and KPBS will bring you a mayoral debate Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. You can watch it on KPBS-TV channel 11, or listen on KPBS 89.5 FM, Friday, May 30 at 7p.m.
- Floyd Morrow , Democratic candidate for mayor of San Diego. Morrow previously served as a city councilman from 1965 to 1978.