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A Conversation With San Diego Mayoral Candidate David Alvarez

Evening Edition

Aired 10/3/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.


David Alvarez, City Councilman, San Diego Mayoral Candidate

David Alvarez stands in the Latte Mi Corazon coffee shop in Sherman Heights.
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Above: David Alvarez stands in the Latte Mi Corazon coffee shop in Sherman Heights.

We begin a series of interviews with San Diego Mayoral candidates.

The special election on Nov. 19 is set to choose a successor to serve out the term of former Mayor Bob Filner.

There are 11 candidates who have qualified for the ballot. A recent 10News/Survey USA poll found the top four candidates to be, in alphabetical order, Mike Aguirre, David Alvarez, Kevin Faulconer and Nathan Fletcher.

We will be speaking with each of those four candidates starting today with San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez.

Alvarez has been representing District 8 on the City Council since 2010.

The candidacy of this first-term councilman has been endorsed by a number of notable organizations including the Democratic Party of San Diego County and the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council.

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DonWood | October 3, 2013 at 2:55 p.m. ― 3 years, 5 months ago

I hope you will be inviting mayoral candidate Bruce Coons onto the program. I and many of your other listeners need to hear his ideas and positions on the issues in this race.

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progressivebuthey | October 3, 2013 at 3:04 p.m. ― 3 years, 5 months ago

He's another Latino out to change America for the benefit of Latinos.

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dialyn | October 7, 2013 at 11:33 a.m. ― 3 years, 5 months ago

Unless the theory is that only Caucasians represent the benefit of Caucasians, I don't see any reason to believe Mr. Alvarez couldn't represent people from a variety of backgrounds. Mr. Coons has dropped out of the race and is now supporting Mr. Alvarez--still might be interesting to hear what he has to say. I personally am tired of having the old boy/girl downtown types representing our highly diverse city, but that's just me.

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