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Farrah Pirahanchi Qualifies As San Diego Mayor Write-In Candidate

Another candidate has her hat in the ring to be San Diego's next mayor, election officials announced Friday.

Farrah Pirahanchi, an electrical engineer, qualified as a write-in candidate for the Nov. 19 special election, according to the City Clerk's Office. Her work experience has given her an expertise in troubleshooting, which could help the city, she says on her campaign website.

In September, the native of Tehran was unable to qualify for the ballot.

The number of candidates in the field now is back to 11, following the exit of preservationist Bruce Coons last month.

City Councilman Kevin Faulconer sits first in the latest polls, with former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Councilman David Alvarez in a close race for the second spot for a likely runoff election early next year.

The winner will finish the term of Bob Filner, who resigned under fire Aug. 30.

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