Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tom Fudge: The race for San Diego mayor has its leading candidates and its long-shots. It's not outrageous to call Eric Bidwell a member of the latter group. Eric is one of five candidates running this year. He's never held elected office. He's 25 years old, and he has a certain look and approach to his candidacy that makes him definitely out of the mainstream. He wears his hair in long dreadlocks and his website is revolutionarymayor.com. In fact, he wanted the city clerk to describe him on the ballot as a "full-time revolutionary," but he settled for calling himself an entrepreneur.
Election Day is June 3 and City of San Diego residents will have the opportunity to vote for Mayor. To help you decide, we're bringing you a Mayoral Debate on Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. You can watch it on KPBS channel 11 or HD, or listen right here on KPBS 89.5 FM. And, be sure to check out our election coverage online at kpbs.org/election. We'll have an interactive feature profiling the mayoral candidates.
- Eric Bidwell , candidate for Mayor of San Diego.