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Hotly-Contested District 4 Election Less Than A Week Away

Evening Edition

Aired 5/15/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Myrtle Cole, Senior Care Advocate


There's a runoff election coming up in the 4th San Diego City Council District next week.

Democrats Myrtle Cole and Dwayne Crenshaw remain from what was a crowded field vying for the seat vacated by former Councilman Tony Young.

Cole, a coordinator for United Domestic Workers and a former police officer, vows to improve safety, infrastructure and bring in more well-paid jobs to the district.

Crenshaw, who most recently headed San Diego Pride, says his priorities are jobs, education and safety.

Crenshaw canceled his appearance on KPBS today.

The campaign has gotten nasty at times. There are accusations that Cole moved into the district just under the wire to qualify as a candidate and just this week there's been controversy over a campaign mailer.

District 4 covers eastern and southeastern San Diego, including the neighborhoods of Emerald Hills, Encanto, Bay Terraces, Oak Park, Lincoln Park, Skyline, Paradise Hills and Valencia Park.

This is one of two races on Tuesday's ballot. Two Democrats are also vying to fill San Diego County's 80th Assembly District.

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TomBrown | May 16, 2013 at 1:16 p.m. ― 3 years, 9 months ago

She said she supports Target but not Walmart in District 4. Studies show Walmart actually pays more on average. On top of it, both Target and Walmart are anti-union. I asked her to clarify on her facebook page and my question was immediately deleted and now I've been blocked from asking more questions. Thanks Myrtle! Way to take questions like a rock star politician!

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