Originally published March 3, 2010 at 11:03 a.m., updated March 3, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.
San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye will not run for County Supervisor. The San Diego Democratic Party is looking for another candidate to challenge incumbent Ron Roberts for the seat.
Councilwoman Donna Frye says in a written statement that after many months of consideration she's decided to keep her full attention focused on the City of San Diego.
Frye says she has not made plans for what she'll do after her City Council term is up at the end of the year. However, she says she'll continue to work on the public's behalf.
Frye's decision not to run means there's no Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Ron Roberts.
Jess Durfee heads the San Diego Democratic Party. He says there are other potential Democratic candidates but he won't say who.
"There's certainly challenges to face and overcome. But I do think it is important that the voters have an alternative to the same old Board of Supervisors," says Durfee.
Roberts has held his seat on the all Republican Board of Supervisors for 16 years.
The candidate filing deadline is March 12, 2010.
Frye's released the following statement:
“After thoughtful consideration over many months, I have decided not to run for County Supervisor. The public deserves that my full attention be focused on the City of San Diego. I have not yet made plans for the future, however, be assured I will continue working on behalf of the public in whatever capacity that ultimately turns out to be. I am humbled and appreciative of all the support and am hopeful that those who have encouraged me to run will be equally understanding of my decision.”