San Diego Special Election Mayoral Candidates
Councilmember David Alvarez is a former social services worker and after-school teacher. He was elected to the San Diego City Council in 2010.
Party Affiliation: Democrat
San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, Bruce Coons, Donna Frye, Lori Saldana, City Councilmember Myrtle Cole, City Councilmember Marti Emerald, Former Democratic party heads, Maureen Steiner, Bob Jellison, Keenan Kaeder, Environmental Health, and Justice Campaign — non profit environmental group, San Diego County Democrats, Progressive San Diego, Bruce Coons, Assemblymember Shirley Weber, Historic Barrios Community Leaders, SDSU, Sierra Club
Looking beyond the personal, what are the political issues defining the race between David Alvarez and his opponent, Republican Kevin Faulconer?
As the Nov. 19th election approaches, KPBS explores the motivations and history of San Diego's native son, David Alvarez.
First-term Councilman David Alvarez is said by some to be the progressive voice in this Mayoral special election. We'll find out where he stands on policy and politics.
Councilmember Kevin Faulconer was elected to the Second District in January 2006 after winning a special election. He is serving his second and final 4-year term.
Party Affiliation: Republican
Faulconer is backed by the Republican Party but is distancing himself from the GOP
Kevin Faulconer has the Republican Party firmly on his side in his race for San Diego mayor. But Faulconer’s campaign is working to distance him from the GOP.
Our series of San Diego mayoral candidate interviews continues with San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer.