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Three Leading Mayoral Candidates To Face Off In Luncheon Debate

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Three of the leading mayoral candidates will debate issues facing the city and its neighborhoods Sept. 27 during the Family Health Centers of San Diego's "Spirit of the Barrio'' luncheon.

The debate, set for 11:45 a.m. at Logan Heights Family Health Center, is the second of the campaign for Councilmen Kevin Faulconer and David Alvarez.

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It will be the first for former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who did not participate in a debate last week that was part of the 2013 California Asian Business Summit, although he spoke to the conference attendees separately.

Alvarez, Fletcher and Faulconer are among the 11 candidates in the Nov.

19 special election to finish out the term of former Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned in August.

The list also includes former City Attorney Mike Aguirre; Bruce Coons, executive director of the preservationist group Save Our Heritage Organisation; lawyer Hud Collins; business administrator and Realtor Harry Dirks; and San Diego State University senior Michael Kemmer.

Tobiah Pettus, the only lesser-known candidate to make last year's primary ballot; Businessman Sina "Simon'' Moghadam; and gun and personal rights advocate Lincoln Pickard are also in the running.

If no candidate garners more than 50 percent of the votes in the November election, a runoff between the top two vote-getters would be held early next year.

KPBS will host its own mayoral debate Oct. 14 with the four leading candidates. What questions would you like to ask?

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