The latest to candidates to enter the race were Democrats David Alvarez, a member of the San Diego City Council and Lori Saldana,a former member of the state assembly. City Councilman Kevin Faulconer also announced that he was running for mayor in the special election to replace former mayor Bob Filner who resigned as part of a settlement with the city over allegations of sexual harassment of women.
CLICK HERE to listen to Faulconer discuss his candidacy on the Bob "Sully" Sullivan Show the day he announced.
Former City Councilman Carl DeMaio announced last wek that he will not run for mayor of San Diego and instead continue his previously announced candidacy for Congress in 2014. DeMaio lost to Bob Filner in November of 2012 in a close race. Also announcing that they had decided not to seek the mayor's job in the special election in November were city council president Todd Gloria and county supervisor Ron Roberts.
Former 2012 mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher formally announced what was expected, that he will run for mayor in the special election this November. Fletcher, who is a former state assemblyman, changed from a Republican to an independent last year and then became a Democrat.
Former city attorney Mike Aguirre also joined the race Tuesday, announcing on KOGO that he was going to run.
The special election to elect the new mayor is set for November 19th. If no candidate gets more than 50-percent of the votes, then a run-off election will be held between the top two vote-getters within 49 days after the special election.