Five Mayoral Candidates Pick Up Nominating Papers
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The primary election in the city of San Diego began taking shape today as two more mayoral candidates took out their nominating papers, bringing the size of the field to 13.
The newest names are Sharam Adhami, a 62-year-old auto dealer, and Sunny Enyoghwerho, who runs a credit business.
Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, took out their nomination papers on Wednesday, the first day of the process. Rep. Bob Filner, D-San Diego, has not done so, according to the city clerk's office.
Those who take out the papers need to return them by March 8 to be placed on the June 5 primary ballot. If no one wins a majority in the first vote, the top two vote-getters will face each other in the November general election.
Other mayoral candidates, so far, include realtor David Cardon, Hud Collins, Nicolas Espinal, Andrew Gade, Steven Greenwald, Robert Girly Girly Harter, Tobiah Pettus and Scott Wilson.
Collins frequently speaks before the City Council to tout his plan to solve municipal financial woes, Gade owns a pair of automobile accessory shops, Greenwald is a physician and occasional speaker at council meetings, Harter is a furniture dealer, and Wilson is running to oppose an alcohol ban on city beaches.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith was unopposed for re-election at the close of the second day of the nominating period.
In City Council races, nominating papers were taken out by incumbents Sherri Lightner, Todd Gloria and Marti Emerald, who will switch from her current District 7 to the newly created District 9.
Lightner is being challenged by businessman Ray Ellis and attorney Bryan Pease.
Dempsey McGibbony took out nomination papers to take on Gloria, who had been unopposed.
Emerald, who had also been unopposed, will instead be challenged by Mateo Camarillo.